No problem vode.
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No problem vode.
Ok i am very excited! Ive started and the base for the helmet is pretty much done!
It feels so great to finally get started my first build
Pics will come later! Promise
Oh and just out of curiosity, what do you people think about my signature picture?
I was just something i spent 15 minutes on.
I was just wondering if i should keep it or get rid of it
Alright just thought i'd post the picture Kal did for me
p.s. ITS AMAZING!
sorry about it being so small, its the best i could do without taking another 15 minutes to edit it
Kal if you're reading this could you post the sketch on here please
on the sig; i like it! it has a nice ring and is pretty original. my vote goes to keep it
Sweet thanks man. Ya i was watching episode three yesterday night and just looking at all the clones and that popped into my head.
and like you said i thought it had a nice ring to it so i spent 15 minutes photoshoping this
i still think the 1/2 off thing is hilarious!
WE NEED PICS!!!!!!!
zzzzzznznnnnnnnhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! *laser whip*
Oh ya almost forgot!
Ill get those up right now
I took the first picture after i assembled the inner layer
I then cut out the outer pieces and taped them on. glue in some places.
oh and does anyone know if tape will mess it up when i apply bondo glass?
Not entirely, but it can get in the way when you want to sand it down.
Ok at this point i was getting so mad at my sizzors (however you spell it ) because the were so dull, and not just in conversation
Then i decided i would publicly humilitate them over the internet
What are you making it out of???
So far i have only done one cheek but heres the pictures
Last edited by Alpha-Ø2; 07-30-2009 at 01:48 PM.
sorry but thats all i have for now but stay tuned
Alright i dont have any pictures so you will have to go by my word but.. if finished the second cheek and trying to figure out what i am going to do for the dome.
I do have some snowboarding helmet but not sure if that would work
It might, compare it with the forms included in the wof templates.
I started my mandalorian story, heres the first bit (the begining is kinda boring so dont worry itll pick up )
Blistering heat filled the air, but yet we still worked. A normal day on Concord Dawn. I have always hated the heat, but if only I had known! The heat isn’t that bad compared to what laid in store for me. Who am I? I am Galak, Galak Vih’torr. Son of Criax and Aliura Vih’torr. We were a farming family, just like our close family friends, the Fetts.
Life was simple, me and Jango would work out in the fields everyday then come home to a great meal! Sometimes we would help each other, we would help each other on their job for half the day and the other half we would work on the other. Kept us from getting lonely I guess. We were great friends. Not a day would go by that we didn’t mess something up together. Ha ha good times, but it didn’t always stay that way.
Jango and I were working the field like usual when an old friend came running through. Jaster Mereel, exiled from Concord Dawn and an old friend of the family. He picked Jango up leaving me to get picked up by one of his many followers. We were being taken away from our home, lives, and our very way of living. We were being kidnapped.
Sounds great vode!!!
Thanks! its going to get interesting right away
Ok quick question. How visible is it while wearing the bucket?
O.K visibility, It's not the best, but not horrible.
ok just checking cause i dont really have the most visibility through mine
I have great visibility from my Ghost.
Could you post a pic of it so i could see
thanks i wanna compare it to mine
I dont have the visor in yet, since it's still a work in progress.
The second pic is an idea.
Thanks Ner Vod!
Looks amazing, is that the one you are going to have the helmet kama on?
I would make it like a double down arrow, like instead of 1 "frown" make 2 small "frowns".
Ok i am now one step closer
I have bought myself some bondo glass and now im just waiting for A'dens pictures
If you are reading this A'den, no rush take as much time as u need
I just felt like saying HIIIIIIIIII
And just to say Im going to be gone until about the 24th Ill be leaving tomorrow, and might be on after one week. Theres kinda a break before im gone for the next :S confusing huh
Anyway i just wanted to say bye to my second family (but not forever )
Have fun and stay safe vod.
What C720 said.
you guys are awesome
Gonna miss ya for two weeks
I have a question for you guys. Right now all i have is what is dispayed in the pictures below
What i need to know is, what should i do next. I think i know, the dome right? but how do i do that? hmmmmm
and then its bondo glass time which i have no idea how to use
Can you tell its my first time?
BUY A SKATEBOARD HELMET!!!!! lol j/k!!!
Good idea and take some cardboard and make the helmet. LOL!
After that, as a bonus, I super tape the top of the dome-where all the points meet-inside and out, as that area is weakest.
Then set your dome inside of the helmet, overlapping the cross-hatched lines into the helmet rim. Tape in securely, then bondglass the exterior.
Thanks a million Josh!
Welllll, im leaving tomorrow for another week
kinda a happy, sad moment. Gonna miss you guys but going to have a great time all at the same time
Nooooo!!!!! LoL, jk jk. Buy'ce is coming along there vod!
Looks great Alpha! Kandosii!
Adonian/A'den: How do you use the bondo glass? paint it, smear it? Hands, trowel?
Ya exactly what is was going to ask
btw thanks SaberMaker
Mask? Wear a mask? Good idea, that fiber glass would be killer on the lungs, ick.
I'll admit......... I dont ware one, and its really STUPID of me, I gotta go to the DEPOT and get one, I just pull my shirt over my nose and mouth, but it's not good enough.
As a life long construction worker I hear you there! The shirt method has saved my butt so many times in attics, crawlspaces, etc.
A'den: How much is "slightly?" a few seconds, or a few mins.
Hey Lev'ika, any progress?
blegh fiberglassed lungs hurt
Alright im back!
Last night i finally assembled the dome and today i attached it to my helmet :cheer
I whipped out the camera and got my little brother to assist me by posing with my bucket
I was hoping you guys could tell me if theres any mistakes or things i could change to make it better thanks
ok for some wierd reason its only letting me put on attachment on each post so i will have do it indivually
Looks good Lev'ika!!! A little trimming on the cheek and cheekbone parts, and VIOLA! ready to glass!!!
I was just thinking they look good from the side but not quite right from the front :s
Yeah, it looks really good!!! Just a bit of trimming to get it flush with the rest of the helmet...
Sweet! ok i will do that. How much do u think i should take off?
Just enough to get it even with the fangs and the earcaps...Take the front edge of the earcaps and trace a lind to the edge of the fang, and that is your cut line.
Btw, REALLY good looking dome!!! Great job on that!!!
Thanks man that dome only took me like half an hour so im suprised it turned out so well
Half an hour?!? wow...that part kills me...
So what's your plan of action now? bondoglass? fibreglass? I really cant wait to see this one finished! With such a good start it is gonna be great!!!
HAHA thanks man
I plan on bondo tomorrow (its gonna be later though cause school starts for me tomorrow ) and after that, well i really cant tell u cause im not quite sure yet lol
Are you just going to bondo the plain paper? or is it out of something different?
Its a thicker printer paper if thats what u mean
How old are you??? This is AWESOME!!!!! WAY better than my first attempt :P
Good good!!! as long as it's not normal paper, you should be fine!
Keep the updates coming!!!
Will do...give me a little time to get some pics and such...then I'll have a simple "how-to" for bondoing.
HEY THANKS A BILLION MAN! :thumbup :thumbup
Not to rush you at all but how long do you think it will take to get them up?
Thanks a billion again
HAHA MAN HUG!!!
hahaha!!! I'll have em up in just a few...I'll run out to the garage right now and get started...
Yeah, for 13 and 15 ya'll are well on the way to becoming amazing armourers! Way to start young and get a good start on it!
Update on my TOR thread...hope that helps some...if not, ask away and I will try and answer any question you have.
THANK YOU SO MUCH MAN
Just one, How much is the hardener?
a couple or three bucks...but you shoulda got some with the can of bondo...
np vod. let's see some pics once you get some bondo slapped on there.
Will do im about to go do it now
btw how long is the process?
The drying time or the entire helmet bondoing process?
Drying time: depends on the amount of hardener: I can get it to dry anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes
Whole process: I dont know...takes a while...but if you do nice, even coats now, while that may take longer than just globbing it on, it save far more time later when you have to sand.
Ok i just spent an hour applying it (its dark now and im not completely down so i will finish tomorrow )
Just a few things i would like to point out
one, its really hard to apply it because the paper is so bendy (duh!)
two, im almost out of the hardning paste so i dont know what to do there
and three, IT SMELLS TERRIBLE
just felt like saying those three things