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  1. Jango 425's Avatar
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    Nov 26, 2009, 10:53 AM - Scratch Build Helmet #1

    300th Post yay. Ok for my 300th I thought I'd go crazy and do a tutorial on a scratch build helmet. Since It's Thanksgiving I probably won't do anything but I thought I would let everyone know about this.
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    Jango 425
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    Nov 26, 2009, 7:25 PM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #2

    ok now that mom is pleased w/ my room I figured I'd start
    so got my work area

    and the stuff I need for assembly right now

    thats all just thought I'd let you know 'bout what u r going to need
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    Nov 26, 2009, 7:37 PM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #3

    lol I love how u have the forums pulled up on ur laptop there right next to your workbench! Is the boba bobblehead mandatory? lmao
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    Nov 26, 2009, 8:03 PM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #4

    yes it is jk jk
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    Nov 26, 2009, 8:13 PM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #5

    a lot tidier then my work area for sure.
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    Nov 26, 2009, 8:18 PM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #6

    well as I said I just cleaned up
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    Nov 27, 2009, 1:00 AM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #7

    I'm jealous of your workspace Jango! Nice and neat. Mines a mess...
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    Nov 27, 2009, 11:07 AM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #8

    I wish I had that much workspace...
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    Nov 27, 2009, 12:32 PM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #9

    ok this is where problems occur for me

    you can see where it stick out what do I do?
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    Nov 27, 2009, 1:22 PM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #10

    take the dome base and slide it into the top to were it rests on the ledge thats made by the inner surface and the outer surface. that will keep the shape nice vod.
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    Nov 27, 2009, 3:27 PM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #11

    Lucky I only have a 3 tiered workspace that is 1 foot by 1 foot per Tier
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    Nov 27, 2009, 4:47 PM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #12

    thanks jason
    ok me and mom just got back from the store and got some fiberglass resin and the resin cloth thats all for now
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    Nov 28, 2009, 10:13 PM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #13

    All right. Did you print out ALL the templates? They are all important. To solve your shape problem, make sure you have the helmet base sheet cut out. I cut that out, taped it to the bottom of my helmet and cut most of it out, leaving a rim around the edge. I've been taking it off as I'm applying bondo and fg but for initial shape the HELMET BASE is essential.

    See how there's a rim on the bucket?

    Hope that helps!
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    Nov 28, 2009, 10:31 PM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #14

    thats really good i'm going to do that one.
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    Dec 28, 2009, 11:08 AM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #15

    400 th post thanks guys sorry for the lack of prog. k for christmas i got some matboard and i'm going to use that for the helmet.
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    Jan 6, 2010, 11:58 AM - Re: Scratch Build Helmet #16

    if you plan on making more than 1 bucket, the helmet base can be made of something a little more premenant like a piece of fiberboard or something, then you can tape the bucket to it until you get the resin coat on, then pop it off and glass the interior. Kinda like a jig. I plan on making one when I get settled in at the parent's place.

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