WoW, that's looking awesome. Such a cool idea!
WoW, that's looking awesome. Such a cool idea!
This is probably one of the coolest ideas for a helmet that I have ever seen! Can't wait to see it painted!
There are two slots left for TDH members, so if you want to reserve a helmet get in quick. Once I make em, they will never be made again.
Am I on the list??? If not add me as a tentative, maybe #10. :)
I have you in as lucky number seven FF :)
WOW just amazing!!!! can't wait to see what one of these will look all painted up.
Save me having to start up yet another thread...
Could some of you lovely ladies give me your head sizes please?
I am a planning/scheming
SAZ lemme know when your back from Holiday, and lemme know how much so I can send paypal, can I break the payment into 3 or 4 payments?
Wait, actually ladies? or those of us waiting on this helmet?
looks to me that SAZ has a plan on making a smaller more feminine (?SP) bucket.
I'm making a standard helmet for female sizes, the Krayt will still be full size, but you would not believe the amount of PMs I had asking if I made helmets for women's sizes.
Adonian mate, I won't ask for any money from you until the cast is completed and ready to ship, I've seen too many people take money, have something go wrong and then their rep goes to the toilet.
I'll make them to order and then contact them in the order they have been "reserved".
do women have smaller heads? Well most people have smaller heads than me and my huge mellon.
Cool, I will do my best to save the money.... Gotta have that bucket to add to my collection of SAZ's works. AKA "The Wall of SAZ" (when I get more from ya')
I'm back from holiday next friday, but have loads of work to catch up with when I get back, so I'll be up and running again probably about a week after that!
We can talk closer to the time if you are having troubles with the dosh mate.
Well I hope this goes well for you. It's good to see what work is putting into it all and what you are planing vod.
I gotta take up the slack for the wifey not payin her credit cards or the utility bills (I dont get her sometimes) I pay the mortgage, and my credit cards, she pays the utilities and her credit cards, I thought that was a fair deal, guess I was wrong :facepalm.
Anywho, yea pm me when you get back we'll work a way. :cheers 'Cause I gotta have my #1 bucket.
Are shoes accessories or utilities? Make sure that she understands which one is which mate :lol
hehehehehe!! You guys crack me up. :P :lol
Looks AWESOME, saz! Lovely work, really.
Adonian, yes, most women have smaller heads-- often noticeably. I have no idea how to size heads, though, so I can't help you, saz, with a general idea there.
Hey NB are shoes accessories or utilities? :lol JK
Seriously women have smaller heads? Wow my wifey must be deformed, her head is HUGE!! Oh wait a minute, thats just her having a "big head moment" ALL THE TIME :lol Dont tell her I said that she'll take away my TDH priveleges.
HA nah, she's put up with me for 14 years, I guess she actually likes me a little :p
First timer, umm LOVE ther Dragon! Is there still any spots on that list, I know that since I am new there is little chance of me getting one but still would love it.
2 left Tzench and it's only an interest thread, so you're welcome to put your interest in.
As for the women's bucket, I am going to buy a small cycle helmet and work from there, I suspect it will lose 1-2 inches from my original, which has been established at about 1:1 size.
Once again though, the Krayt dragon bucket will be 1:1 only, so may look a touch big on ladies.
Once I get the women's standard sorted I'll do some female exclusive buckets too.
It's fun this :D
The women only bucket should prove very interesting! Can't wait to see what you come up with.
I'll probably be more creative than I wish, because I design for what I would like to wear myself, and it'll be a bugger for it not to fit me :)
Very nicely done SAZ, very very nice.
Well, then, I officially put interest in. Thanks again for allowing it!
wow! that is absolutly amazing! you're amazing! it has a very giger like quality but still looks japanese and star wars! beautiful!
Thanks for your comments.
Only a few days till I'm home and, once I have all my normal work out the way, I can look at getting the silicone onto this badboy.
Ooh, ehm... meh... erm... Gahm..
I'm putting this down to sweating over my own armour but I missed this entirely. I trust I'm still on ze lizt? I hope so. Money is of course in short supply but if you got one left for me after the other, paying customers, receive theirs, keep it back for me whilst I er, save up (and stop buying chocolate...).
Right, sat down with the bucket and realised I have a bit more prep work to do with this before I slop the silicone over it, I still have to rub it down to get all those little imperfections from casting out.
Plus the back keyslot needs sorting as the resin and glass is a bit weak there and it needs reinforcing.
Shouldn't take me too long, but I'd rather get it right, you know me, perfectionist streak and all. :)
Hey Saz can you please put me on the list for one of these AMAZING buckets?
Ta TAAAAaaaa very much
On the list, the TDH list is now full.
There are some free slots left on the Mando Mercs forum if you want to be added to the list.
Nearly done with the rear imperfections, need to get more car body filler to finish off, will be considering the amount of silicone I will be needing. Need more thickening agent too!
getting excited! once you get start there are only 10 people ahead of me! lol
if i had realized the tdh list wasnt full, i woulda hopped over here and grabbed an earlier opening!
Nah, you kinda helped me out by sticking your seal of approval on it over there :)
Anyhoo, I've just wept at the bill for the silicone I have just purchased online. The first two helmets are going to help me pay off my debts at this rate :)
Seriously though, silicone is bought and only very fine correction work to be done, we're looking close to completion, so people will need to think about saving now, if they already haven't.
wow, I got $20 saved so far ;) gotts ta save more :lol
Hey SAZ please tell me I'm still on the list...pleaaassseeeeeeeeeee
Yes, you are still on the list.
As an update, a cursory spray of primer has revealed a few places where my fingers got sore and I didn't impress the scales as much as the rest, will have to go over them again.
Mold stuff is here and it's just waiting for me to finish that part, which should be in the next day or two, work schedule allowing.
I want to ask you guys a question, some holes have appeared in the dragon from etching out the scales, now, I'll show you a picture of them and see if you think I should attempt to fill them in or not, as helmets get battered, I was in two places as to whether most people would prefer the "damage" to be there, let me know.
And here's one of the helmet :)
Answered on Mercs.
I see nothing wrong vod, a minor blemish here or there is perfectly fine by me.
Well, as you can see, I've been deepening the scales with a needle, I just don't want people to be spending all that money and being disappointed with it is all.
Once I'm done with that I'll be sealing and starting.
Still looking excitedly forward to this!!! I don't mind the minor damage there. Unfortunately i'm having having minor second thoughts because I have no idea how i'm going to paint this -.- lol
Ink will look really cool between the scales :)
Ink? Like pen ink? How would I cover the scales or cover the dragon so I don't get paint on it... I'm not to good with masking fluid. lol
Yeah, you put it on with a brush then wipe off the ink from the top, the ink won't leave in the recesses.
I was thinking of GOLD leafing the dragon.
Finished etching the scales again, just got to smooth out a few dinks and I'm ready to mold.
Very nice lid you got there bro!!! It's ultra original!!
Looking forward to seeing how some of your other ideas pan out. ;)
Well, once I've sold enough of these helmets to afford my hidden volcano base, I'm going to buy me some pelicans and you'll all be sorry...
I'm busy this weekend, so I'm reckoning molding will start on Monday.
That looks amazing! Great progress, I can't wait to see it painted.
Pelicans?! Darn I invested in Sea Gulls :(
Right, the model is now done and I've created the tide line with molding clay, so I'm going to have lunch, go out and do some shopping and then put the first coat of silicone on.
Yup, the molding has officially started.
Hey Saz, sorry bud, but theres a chance Ill have to drop out. :( unless i can raise the funds in time, sorry bud. :'(
Two options, you can drop to the back of the list, as I have 18 to make, which will give you more time, or PM me and we'll see what we can do.
Back on course, thought this might whet your appetite.
oh its whet, its whet, more more... ;)
That didn't sound right did it?
LOL! Yeah, that could be taken a few different ways. :)
O.O WOW!!! that looks sooooooo good, Im trying frntically to raise funds, maybe just drop me to 18th ok?? :D
No probs, I'm sure I'll be sorting out some financial packages with people anyway, so if you are still struggling when I get round to casting your bucket, let me know and we can work something out.
My major concern is getting my work known out there in the public domain, as few people have seen what I like to think is top build quality for a very reasonable price.
Ok, I'll stop shilling now :)
I'm thinking Nomad and I might very well have to join Fractal back there at the end of the list, too, she's not been able to pick up as many hours as she would have liked so things have been tighter than expected, but I still really want one of those lids.
Let me sort the list out:
2. A'den Skirata
6. Gideon Kell
7. Brisk Arper Vok'chi
8. Rah'vin Null
11. Genet Kal
12. El Kabong29
13. Rolik Qu Tir
17. A'den Kyramud
Hope that's ok for everyone.
Good list, Looking forward to seeing the paint schemes people come up with on these awesome lids. ;)
Hello I saw this and even though I'm a newb I would like to try to get one of this buckets. I would love to have something with a dragon on it.
Ok, updated, one more place left.
Second coat of goops has also been applied
Uhh yea I think I need to be bumped down the list a bit too seeing as ur probably going to go very fast with this. I also may not be getting one because I have yet to discover a way to paint and not make it look like a 4-year-old found a paint brush and didnt know what to do with it..
Woot! Sorry Nevu... but that means I get to bump up a slot!
LOL! Ever the opportunist? :)
Nevermind, is to be expected :)
yeah Saz your work is TOP NOTCH! Some of the best stuff I've seen, wouldn't mind havin' one of those myself eventually... but right now I think I'll stick with my A'den special! lol I must say tho, I do love that Krayt bucket... it looks fantastic!
Celtic Style?!? I'm gonna have to get one of those...
BTW mate, I dont think I shall be able to come up with the funds for this anytime soon...so if you could, please remove me from the list. :cry:cry:cry
SAZ it's really great of you to be so understanding of people being slow to scrape money together. Thanks.
To be honest I kind of half expected it. Seriously though, if anyone is having troubles saving, PM me and we can come to a deal.
I'm more interested in getting my reputation up than making money right now!
LOL! What are you like?! ;)
Right! I've had a bit of a think and a chat with my mate after my gig tonight, what I am going to do is this:
1. As far as I am concerned, if you have put your name down on the list then you have reserved yourself a bucket.
2. I will make the bucket and will hold onto it for you until you are able to pay for it. I will take installment payments as long as my paypal fees are covered, which means more expensive in the long term, but you'll be able to get it once the monies are paid.
3. If I have not received any payment (be they full or installment) for the bucket by January then I will advise the reservee that I will be putting the bucket onto general sale, so they have one last chance to purchase it.
If you want to have a chat with me about payments then please PM me, I'll stick A'den near the back until he confirms he's certain he wants off the list.
Hope that's ok with everyone.
Good with me. :D
woot woot! sorry for everyone elses hardships and any this may be causing you saz but, i'm stoked! i've been dreaming of this bucket on my kit since i first saw your wip pix!
i think i have the money for you now... if i did my exchange rate right. that being the case and knowing you need a few days to finish the molds and get them cast, i can paypal you as early as tuesday the 13th. just pm me the grand total, i'll let paypal int do the conversions for me, and you paypal addy.
Won't be for a while mate, It will take me all week to get the mold finished, then I need to cast the bucket and ancillery items, fiberglass the inside, prep the bucket for holes and bubbles and finally prime the bad boy.
The good part is, with minimun prep, you should be able to start painting it within a couple of days.
You'll know I'll be ready to cast when I stick the conditions of sale up.
Music gig, I'm a professional musician/singer/songwriter and was asked to do a showcase this evening.
that is amazing! I play guitar myself but im not professional. You should post a link so we could hear some of this music :D
Sending pm in a mo.
I still get #1, you gotta # them and sign them on the inside vod.
I'll be etching my name in mando and the number in roman numerals on the ear piece that gets covered. It'll also get my logo on the inside and I'll write a quick note for you.
Cool! Pity I'm not into dragons so much, but I'll be watching for future lids from ya. ;)
Sweet. Sounds good Saz!
Right, I've just started on the thickened coats, so I'm about halfway through making the mold.
Good news! Yay!
Alrigth i've decided to not get this bucket. Sorry saz :( Though I will make it a certain effort to save up for the celtic helmet, sorry decided I could only get 1 and I like the celtic better.
2. A'den Skirata
6. Gideon Kell
7. Brisk Arper Vok'chi
8. Genet Kal
9. El Kabong29
11. Rolik Qu Tir
16. Bountys Hunted
17. Rah'vin Null
18. A'den Kyramud