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    Mar 3, 2016, 3:43 PM - first time helmet build #1

    Ok guys, just printed off the templates for my first attempt at a mando helmet build, will post photos as I go along, really excited about it, not sure on colours etc but any advice on the build as I go along wil be gratefully received and appreciated!
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    Mar 3, 2016, 4:22 PM - Re: first time helmet build #2

    cool, can't wait to see your progress!
  4. Mar 3, 2016, 4:27 PM - Re: first time helmet build #3

    Awesome, looking forward to seeing it's progress


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    Mar 3, 2016, 4:44 PM - Re: first time helmet build #4

    wp_20160303_004-jpg trying templates on card to start with, see how this one turns out and may try something different, my son has persuaded me to make it for him after attending a local digicon in Doncaster,UK and seeing quite a few Star Wars cosplay

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    Thanks for the kind words guys, nervous about starting when you see the fantastic results from everyone else
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    Mar 5, 2016, 12:00 PM - Re: first time helmet build #5

    wp_20160305_002-jpgwp_20160305_002-jpgwp_20160305_001-jpg stage one
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    Mar 6, 2016, 12:46 PM - Re: first time helmet build #6

    wp_20160306_001-jpg visor cut out, ready for next stage
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    Mar 12, 2016, 3:23 AM - Re: first time helmet build #7

    wp_20160312_001-jpg not happy with the cheeks so have re done them, going to start pva coating inside and out later today to give me a base to start filling
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    Mar 14, 2016, 12:50 PM - Re: first time helmet build #8

    Your second set of cheeks look a lot better. Keep up the good work!
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    Mar 16, 2016, 12:39 PM - Re: first time helmet build #9

    Quote Drax said: View Post
    Your second set of cheeks look a lot better. Keep up the good work!
    Thanks Drax, I've lost a bit of definition after papering and glue but going to filler and sand this weekend so hoping to get some back, kept looking at the cheeks thinking they're not right, it was driving me crazy!!
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    Mar 16, 2016, 4:53 PM - Re: first time helmet build #10

    Quote bobawannabe said: View Post
    Thanks Drax, I've lost a bit of definition after papering and glue but going to filler and sand this weekend so hoping to get some back, kept looking at the cheeks thinking they're not right, it was driving me crazy!!
    Man I know exactly what you mean. Especially when you're working on something and it looks off but you just cant place why it is. That's one of the reasons I didn't want to attempt a scratch build. All the sanding and stuff that could go wrong would drive me insane.
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    Mar 17, 2016, 5:48 AM - Re: first time helmet build #11

    Quote Drax said: View Post
    Man I know exactly what you mean. Especially when you're working on something and it looks off but you just cant place why it is. That's one of the reasons I didn't want to attempt a scratch build. All the sanding and stuff that could go wrong would drive me insane.
    This one is for my son, I might go for a kit build but he wanted to do it more this way, still learnt quite a bit already and know where I've made mistakes. J suppose that's how we've all started out
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    Mar 21, 2016, 12:40 PM - Re: first time helmet build #12

    wp_20160321_001-jpg ready for filling and sanding
  14. 2 Weeks Ago - Apr 16, 2016, 3:10 AM - Re: first time helmet build #13

    Scratch builds just blow me away. If I had the time... Barely sneak in the hours to work on my bucket. Let alone a ground build.

    Although I am doing the rest of the build from raw material or stock base items.

    Look forward to following!


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    1 Week Ago - Apr 20, 2016, 2:01 PM - Re: first time helmet build #14

    wp_20160417_001-jpg starting sanding

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