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EP3 Clone pilot helmet project (Update: Completed 9/6)

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Thanks again, guys. Its slowly coming along. I just finished the mold to make multiple copies of the visor buck, and hopefully, i will be pulling the amber visors on Tuesday if all goes well. I'll show pics.

    stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    is that plastipaste for the mother mold? how do you like it? i've always used fiberglass, but i've been tempted to go for something that smells better
    It is Plastipaste. Its actually their new formula. It mixes at 1 part A to 2 parts B so its a bit easier to mix. It also has no smell, but i would still wear a respirator when using it.

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Wau man!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are a genius, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Well, i went ahead and made the multiple bucks to pull the lens in 1/8 inch amber plexiglass. In a nut shell.... EPIC FAIL!! Not even an industrial size vac machine could pull the plastic deep enough into the bucks. It was quite obvious that i had to go to a thinner plastic. 1/16 inch to be exact. The only problem is, no one makes 1/16 clear amber plastic. So, a good friend told me that he used to dye lexan with RIT dye. Long story short; I got the lenses pulled in lexan and dyed them orange and it worked! Its more work than i had planed but if a movie accurate helmet comes out of all this, it is worth it.







    NERD SHOT!!!



    These lenses are test pulls and are not perfect so the fit in the helmet is not that great yet. Next ones will be better.

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    that is awesome ,evo, your work continues to amaze me.

    keep it up.

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Looks pretty nice with the visor

  6. #31

    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    EVO, super work!
    Not been on here in a while and remember when you started this project.
    Can't wait to see it all painted up

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Awesome work!

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Nice, very Nice

  9. #34
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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Love the ingenuity with regard to the lens, excellant!

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    WOW! I'm loving this helmet!!!

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    That is some awesome work bruv...

  12. #37

    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    fantastic job!
    Any way i might be able to get one?

  13. #38

    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    That looks so cool! Great job with the molding and painting!

  14. #39

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    You have the patience of a saint and the skills of a Master.....I loved seeing how it initially came together.....very clever.

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Hey! Got more stuff done in the last few days. to be specific, the interior detail. The radio and cheek padding. I needed to build up the interior walls to mount the stuff onto. Here are pics of that..........





    Here are pics of the radio. Sorry for the out of focus pics.







    Here are the pics of the resin cast radio and greeblies that go with it. The cheek padding is on the left side of the pic.



    Got the white base coat down on the helmet today too.



    Now i just need to start masking and shooting all the other colors. Fun, fun!

  16. #41

    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Absolutely excellent stuff! Im really looking forward to the final piece.
    One thing Ive always wondered about though ... how do you do the battle damage on your buckets?

  17. #42

    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Those details inside look great! Keep it up!

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Kandosi, ner vod! You are truely a master.

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    WOW! This has been very interesting to look at! You have a lot of skill in making this helmet! Superb work!!

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Looking very awesome Andy,

    Any chance of making a clone firefighter helmet in the future?

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Wow, looking killer!

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    You going to be making a run of these?

  23. #48
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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Well the day has finally come! Its finished and painted. Most of the padding is done inside as well. I'll try and take pics of me wearing it later today so ya'll can get an idea on the size. took a buncha pics.......



















    Now for the cool part....................











    I's gots lights!!!



    Now to start on the chest armor..................

  24. #49
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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project

    Coool Andy!

    Way to go!

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    Re: EP3 Clone pilot helmet project (Update: Completed 9/6)

    amazing work Andy!!

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