Helmet project

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    Helmet project

    I'm starting with the ears and will then mold them and attach resin copies to a BKBT Jango helmet. Only thing I'm unsure of as of today is what the back keys look like. So if I can't find any reference, I'll keep them Jango style.

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    Re: Helmet project

    Done and ready to be molded

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    Re: Helmet project

    That's looking wicked m8

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    Thanks bro...it's all due to your inspiration!

    Filled the helmet with rigid foam and allowed it to cool overnight. Just finished cutting out the ears.

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    And a coat of rustoleum flat black to show me the blemishes. I'll let this dry over night and then spray it first thing tomorrow with some professional automotive polyester filling primer.

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    Final primer coat and still need to work on figuring out the best design for the rangefinder.

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    Looking awesome dude! Love the MDF work

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    Looks sharp!

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    That looking amazing m8 :-) your a very talented man ;-) and can't wait to see the finished version :-) (in my hands)

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    Helmet project

    Thanks guys!

    Ok, here's the final version before beginning the molding process. The rangefinder ear cap is temporarily attached and will be removed for molding separately. I also decided to keep the original Jango keys in order give the helmet some detailing in the back. Please excuse the exposed light areas on the edges as they are the unavoidable result of lightly scouring the helmet with steel wool to make the surface as smooth as possible for molding...

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    Just amazing bud :-) is all I can say

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    Re: Helmet project

    Top notch work, I love it.

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    Thanks guys.

    The design of the non-rangefinder ear has bugged me since the beginning of this build. I knew I had to confront the issue before molding or I'd regret it later. So today I added more detailing to it after studying the details and artist's shadowing in the main reference pic for that ear. Now I'm satisfied with beginning the molding process...

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    Re: Helmet project

    thumbs up.

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    Re: Helmet project

    First coat of silicone down...

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    mmmmmm......

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    One piece silicone sleeve complete...

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    Re: Helmet project

    Mold complete and will make the first pull tomorrow after the fiberglass jacket has had a chance to cure overnight...

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    pheeew... i really think of getting one to finish my Mereel project i started 2 years ago. O_O

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    Helmet project

    First cast in dark cc with a movable rangefinder at the owner's request. The rangefinder is a Jango version that was modified to resemble the comic style. Finally this project has come to a beautiful end ...


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    Re: Helmet project

    excellent work...




    as always

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    Sick....

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    Re: Helmet project

    Glad you guys approve, thanks. It was a fun project, but a lot of work for just one helmet. Guess that's what I get for agreeing to make attachable comic style ears, and not realizing my prop making OCD would kick in!! 😉

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