From EPIII to EPII: modifying a helmet!

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    From EPIII to EPII: modifying a helmet!

    Hello all clones,

    this post is to encourage you visiting my blog: you can see it the WIP of clone phase I helmet (or the destruction of a phase II... I'm not really sure :P)

    My post are translated so you can read them however the web buttons are in Spanish... but there is not much to do with them... "Leer más" means "Read more" and if you click there you will be able to read the complete post. "Añadir un comentario" means "Add a comment".

    I hope you like it.

    http://www.holored.com/blogs/ogait-nas

    You can ask any question here or leaving a comment in the blog. If you want to create an account and you are unable to do it due to language issues just contact me
    Last edited by Ogait-Nas; Nov 5, 2009 at 5:27 AM.

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: building a new helmet!

    good luck with your build!! keep us updated on your progress!!

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: building a new helmet!

    That is very impressive

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: building a new helmet!

    I saw the first page with the photos of the PII with the nose cut off. It also had side by side photos of the PI and PII. I recognize the PI.

    If you have both models in hand for reference, you must see that the PII is wider than the PI. That changes the look enough that I would like to recommend a scratch build to get the helmet you want.

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: building a new helmet!

    I get the side by side picture from google... unfortunately I don't have any PI clone helmet... that's why I'm building this one lol

    You say scratch build... but is not scratch building what I am doing? :S Could you specify a little more what you are recommending me?

    Thank you

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: building a new helmet!

    I saw from the blog (and the title of this thread) that you were modifying a PII helmet into a PI. Is that what the fist picture is, the one with the blinking lines of the PI? That is modifying, and starting on the "Half-way" point"

    My point is that is would be less work to start at square one with your own build, than start at the finish, go back 10 steps, and start building. There is a thread on "scratch building" somewhere in the Clone section.

    Last edited by clonesix; Aug 26, 2009 at 2:34 PM.

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: building a new helmet!

    Understood!

    I'm just a learner and you're the master so if you say so it will be true. However I believe I don't have the necessary skills to create a helmet from the begining... re-building may be slower but I think it's easier for me.

    But now I have started with it and I cannot undo what I have done... it's very possible I end up with a destroyed helmet...but the trial and error is other way of learning! lol

    Thank you for the image reference!

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: building a new helmet!

    I think that in the end you will be dissappointed, the geometry is so different between the respective Phases that it's too dramatic. But, I think you could ultimately end up with an interesting, custom hybrid helmet. You will also learn certain aspects of scratching building.

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: building a new helmet!

    Hey, nice way to convert a helmet!

    Just finish the helmet, the only tip I would like to give, keep it as much as symmetrical as possible, you might come up with the missing link between the episode 3 clone helmet and the stormtrooper helmet.

    Nice project, I'm very curious how it will turn up in the end!

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: building a new helmet!

    A little update ---> http://www.holored.com/drupal/blogs/...-fotos-del-wip

    Please, be honest
    Last edited by Ogait-Nas; Oct 15, 2009 at 10:11 AM.

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: building a new helmet!

    More updates:

    http://www.holored.com/drupal/blogs/...-fotos-del-wip

    and

    http://www.holored.com/drupal/blogs/...-fotos-del-wip


    By the way, what do you think of this? --> http://www.holored.com/drupal/blogs/...i-un-neyo-epii

    It could be freaking cool, don't you think?

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    I was reading this thread and thinking "oh no! That'll never work". However... I'm seriously impressed it's clearly taking shape and starting to look the part. Can I assume from the eye peice you have decided to make the Phase 1 Neyo helmet?
    I have to say I like it.

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: modifying a helmet!

    Yes, I have decided to make the Phase I Neyo

    Thank you for your comment!

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: modifying a helmet!

    Update:
    http://www.holored.com/drupal/blogs/...-fotos-del-wip

    Edit:
    To make it easier for you I'm copying my blog's message here.

    The crest isn’t glued, I have to settle it in its proper place. I just put it there to see how it looks. Besides the mohawk itself is not finished.
    I have made the visor setoff.
    I have made bigger cheek holes , they were too small before this update I think.
    Besides I’ve checked that all parts are symmetrical, before this update the helmet had a lot of asymmetrical areas.












    Last edited by Ogait-Nas; Nov 29, 2009 at 2:17 AM.

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: modifying a helmet!

    Update:




    More pics here.

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: modifying a helmet!

    The crest is ready. I have kept a gap at the end to ensure that all LEDs, wires and the red lens can be properly settled.



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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: building a new helmet!

    Hola amigo estoy en ARGENTINA me encanto tu trabajo del Helmet Clon me gustaria hacerme uno igual podrias pasarme algun plano de donde sacarlo.
    Termine el de Boba Fett tengo que subir fotos, esta hecho en carton pero quiero hacer otro y otro y otro ja ja ja bueno me despido soy nuevo aqui, como eres español y mi ingles es muy malo espero me disculpes si te molesto GRACIAS Juan Manuel desde argentina

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    Re: From EPIII to EPII: modifying a helmet!

    ¡Hola!

    me alegra que te guste... pero aún no está terminado Planos... realmente no tengo. He usado como referencia las imágenes que me ha dado CloneSix y el archivo .pdo (Pepakura) del casco soldado clon episodio II de Skip. La imagen de CloneSix la puedes ver unos cuantos mensajes más arriba y el archivo Pepakura se lo puedes pedir a Skip.

    Cuando lo acabe, que ya me queda poco, me gustaría sacar unas cuantas copias del casco. Si te interesa avísame y te apunto en la lista de interesados... seguramente te salga más barato que hacerte uno desde cero (sobre todo por el gran número de horas que vas a tener que invertir). En cualquier caso si quisieras hacerlo desde cero tendrás todo mi apoyo para ello y podrás preguntarme todo lo que quieras
    ¡No te olvides visitar y comentar www.holored.com y mi blog www.holored.com/blogs/ogait-nas (todo en español)!

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    Hi!

    I'm glad you like it... but it's not finished yet! Patterns... I'm afraid I don't have patterns. I have used an image that CloneSix gave me as reference and the EPII Clone Helmet Pepakura file from Skip. You can see the CloneSix's image in this thread and you can contact Skip to ask him for the .pdo file.

    I'm finishing the lid and when I do it I would like to recast it and make some copies. If you're interested on the helmet let me know it and I will sign your name on the 'interested list'... it will be cheaper for you than building one from scratch (mainly due to the large amount of hours you'll have to spend). Anyway if you want to make it like me you'll have my support and you'll be able to ask me at any time what you want
    Don't forget visiting and commenting on www.holored.com and www.holored.com/blogs/ogait-nas (all in Spanish)!

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