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    Jun 18, 2014, 1:56 AM - Helmet project #1

    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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    Jun 18, 2014, 6:32 PM - Re: Helmet project #2

    Done and ready to be molded

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    Jun 19, 2014, 3:17 PM - Re: Helmet project #3

    That's looking wicked m8
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    Jun 20, 2014, 1:33 PM - Re: Helmet project #4

    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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    Jun 20, 2014, 10:04 PM - Re: Helmet project #5

    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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    Jun 23, 2014, 6:45 PM - Re: Helmet project #6

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

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    Jun 23, 2014, 8:18 PM - Re: Helmet project #7

    Looking awesome dude! Love the MDF work
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    Jun 24, 2014, 1:25 PM - Re: Helmet project #8

    Looks sharp!
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    Jun 25, 2014, 7:58 AM - Re: Helmet project #9

    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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    Jul 5, 2014, 10:17 AM - Helmet project #10

    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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    Jul 5, 2014, 1:51 PM - Re: Helmet project #11

    Just amazing bud :-) is all I can say
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    Jul 6, 2014, 6:43 PM - Re: Helmet project #12

    Top notch work, I love it.
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    Jul 6, 2014, 9:27 PM - Helmet project #13

    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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    Jul 6, 2014, 9:59 PM - Re: Helmet project #14

    thumbs up.
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    Jul 8, 2014, 11:33 AM - Re: Helmet project #15

    First coat of silicone down...

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    Jul 8, 2014, 10:42 PM - Re: Helmet project #16

    mmmmmm......
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    Jul 9, 2014, 8:00 PM - Re: Helmet project #17

    One piece silicone sleeve complete...

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    Jul 10, 2014, 10:53 PM - Re: Helmet project #18

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

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    Jul 11, 2014, 5:04 AM - Re: Helmet project #19

    pheeew... i really think of getting one to finish my Mereel project i started 2 years ago. O_O
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    Jul 12, 2014, 7:16 PM - Helmet project #20

    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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    Jul 12, 2014, 8:57 PM - Re: Helmet project #21

    excellent work...




    as always
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    Jul 14, 2014, 3:26 PM - Re: Helmet project #22

    Sick....
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    Jul 14, 2014, 11:17 PM - Re: Helmet project #23

    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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