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    Dex's Y-Wing Helmet building thread

    Hi all,
    I am the first one who received a very great Y-Wing Helmet from Dex.It looks perfect and I will build it in the next time.
    First here are pictures in compare with my EFX ESB Luke x-wing helmet. The Y-Wing Helmet had the correct scale and I had all other parts to complete it. Many many thanks to Rich for this cool helmet.
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    Re: Dex's Y-Wing Helmet building thread

    Cool! Glad it got there OK!
    Those will look great next to each other!
    Good luck with the build!


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    Awesome, can't wait to see the progress on this.

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    Re: Dex's Y-Wing Helmet building thread

    First update! Open all holes for the circurit board and connector block.Remove some of the plastic from the visor and made 2 L-profiles for it.This profiles will later glue on the
    visor.Next step are bondo and sand the helmet.

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    Re: Dex's Y-Wing Helmet building thread

    Looking good!
    I was going the similar route, to glue some aluminium strips to the visor and screw fix it on similar to the original.
    You've already overtaken me on mine!

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    Update! Prime the helmet and install all greeblies connector and Visor and they works great.I had problems with the military connector.All parts I ordered are had the look of the original but are differend in size.So I kitbashed it from exict parts.Helmet is ready for paint.
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    Re: Dex's Y-Wing Helmet building thread

    Those greeblies really help!
    Its looking good! Are you putting in the 4 rear buttons after paint or before?

    Keep up the good work!

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    Those greeblies really help!
    Its looking good! Are you putting in the 4 rear buttons after paint or before?

    Keep up the good work!
    Hi Rich,
    thank you.Will putting the rear buttons after painting!

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    Nice!

    Is it done yet?

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    Update! Helmet is fully painted and the decals transfert.Next step are paint some details and wheatering.
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    Wow! Good work, almost there now!
    That does look like a load of work! Soon be done!
    (You'll need a new project then!)

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    Awesome! Really nice work.

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    Re: Dex's Y-Wing Helmet building thread

    Thanks Guys! Next project....mmh,maybe an 1:1 Y-Wing Fighter!

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    Re: Dex's Y-Wing Helmet building thread

    You got yourself a nice little plaque and everything, I like it! Like the paint scheme as well.
    I can't seem to find the link, but I remember some guys actually started building a full size y-wing a few years back.

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    Thank you BactaWork.The plaque is custom made by Eric from Singarpur.He is a member on the RPF board.
    Are you the man who own a original B-Wing Helmet?
    Small update...Helmet is Wheatered.
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    I am very happy with it and hope there are will cooming a A- and B-Wing Helmet in future.

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    Nice! I like the weathering near the "missing" chin greeblie too!
    You should be pleased with it as it looks really good mate!

    I can still smell the plastic from todays run of vac-formed goggles!

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    ywingfighter said: View Post
    Thank you BactaWork.The plaque is custom made by Eric from Singarpur.He is a member on the RPF board.
    Are you the man who own a original B-Wing Helmet?
    Small update...Helmet is Wheatered.
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    I am very happy with it and hope there are will cooming a A- and B-Wing Helmet in future.
    Ah ok, I was actually thinking about having some plaques done by him for my B-wing project, so yes, I'm the same guy on the rpf with the production made B-wing helmet
    and chest box.

    Weathering looks great btw! Speaking of weathering, I have to ask, did you do any additional weathering to your X-wing helmet?

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    Re: Dex's Y-Wing Helmet building thread

    Weathering looks great btw! Speaking of weathering, I have to ask, did you do any additional weathering to your X-wing helmet?[/QUOTE]

    No, the wheatering on the X-Wing Helmet is original.Did you had any news about your B-Wing Helmet?

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    Wow, looks better and better!
    Are you planning to add the curved padding around the lower opening? On my Richie's Armor Y-Wing helmet
    that was molded in and I covered it with fake leather. It was hard to wrap it and make it look even.

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    Re: Dex's Y-Wing Helmet building thread

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    Wow, looks better and better!
    Are you planning to add the curved padding around the lower opening? On my Richie's Armor Y-Wing helmet
    that was molded in and I covered it with fake leather. It was hard to wrap it and make it look even.
    Yes,will do.Looking for foampadding and leather at the moment.

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    No, the wheatering on the X-Wing Helmet is original.Did you had any news about your B-Wing Helmet?
    You definitely lucked out with that X-wing helmet. Those paint jobs were all over the place. That's probably one of the best ones I've seen.
    My B-wing helmet is currently encased in rubber and half a shell of plasti-paste, so should'nt be much longer.

    I'd almost forgotten about the foam padding around the opening. I'm wondering if it might be worth sculpting that piece kinda like Richie's but with the purpose of making a mold and using foam latex or something. I wish I was better at identifying or even locating these obscure found parts.

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    Re: Dex's Y-Wing Helmet building thread

    Update! Painting is finished.Oh man I am very happy with this cool helmet.Rich,I love you,thousands thanks which you fulfilled to me this dream.
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    Had order foampadding and differend leather imitats yesterday and hope to can complete finish in the next 14 days or so.I had a innerhelmet (same than in the original stormtrooper and Boba Fett helmet)which was used for the original Y-Wing Helmet to but will made it like in style of a motorcycle helmet for more comfort.

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    Re: Dex's Y-Wing Helmet building thread

    Hi Frank!
    You're welcome!
    It's nice to see what they'll look like done, I hoped they would look pretty close to the original prop and yours does!

    It almost looks like an official licensed item!
    I'm just trying to source some leather at the moment and if I get some before you do, I'll mail you a strip.
    I'm glad you fulfilled your dream and am surprised more people haven't done a sculpt (just mine and the RA) I think...

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    Beautiful! Looks great with the X-Wing helmet, too.

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    I think the foam padding is a bit reminiscent of the donuts inside vintage aviator helmets.






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