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    Jun 19, 2008, 12:42 PM - Imperial Guard Helmet #1

    Hey guys,

    Been a while since I posted anything here. So I wanted to come back with something to show.

    I've been spending quite a bit of time over at the 405th and I've been surprised at how they are using papercraft software to create some really impressive Spartan armor. I designed a chest perm for them and then I modelled up some Fett gauntlets for a friend . This got me thinking Star Wars again and so I chose to try the Imperial Guard helmet.

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    Hopefully this will build into a decent likeness of it and using the 405th techniques, bondo will smooth it all out.

    I'm still unfolding the model into the 2D patterns so I have no idea yet how this will turn out but I'm postive.

    Hopefully, if it turns out well, I'll continue on to hopefully design armor based on Kir Kanos. See how this goes first.

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    I wondered if anyone here can help me with something though. Roughly, how tall is the Gauds helmet in 1:1?? I've never seen let alone owned one before so I have no idea. My guess is around 40-45cm?

    Any feedback or comments are welcome as always. Thanks
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    Jun 19, 2008, 2:04 PM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #2

    From my understanding there are a few different versions that differ greatly in size, one being almost bobble headish. I used to have a Don post and I thought it was around 44cm mainly because it swooped down over the torso adding height to the helmet.

    Maybe someone such as MLC could help as he makes these helmets.
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    Jun 19, 2008, 2:27 PM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #3

    from my understanding some of them are too small for most troopers. This looks like a long overdue project I will be keeping my eye on it. It would be awesome to have paper templates similar to WOF's For this project.
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    Jun 19, 2008, 5:11 PM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #4

    Thanks guys!

    The shape on this is pretty good I think. Though obviously I've not tested it yet. I have a big head though so if this fits me and looks good then it should be fine.

    I'll update tomorrow sometime, hopefully by then it'll be ready to testbuild.

    44cm? Glad I was in the rough ballpark then.
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    Jun 20, 2008, 5:02 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #5

    Unfolding all done. I hope to testbuild tonight, I just need some confirmation of the height of an actual bucket.

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    It'll take 23 pages of A4 to print then build.
  6. Jun 20, 2008, 8:22 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #6

    Wow, This looks like it'll be good! Can't wait to see more
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    Jun 23, 2008, 7:52 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #7

    I have all the measurements I need now. Plus I'm tweaking the model after some faults were pointed out to me. It didn't look close enough to the real thing. The face was quite a way off for a start. Also there is a ridge that runs from the front/chin area up and around the back of it. So I'm afraid there are no build pics yet, but I do have a screen grab of the improved back of it.

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    Hopefully I'll have it ready for a testbuild in a day or two.
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    Jun 23, 2008, 2:32 PM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #8

    Wow! Impressive. I've always wondered what the heck Pepakura...now I know.

    Can't wait to see how this turns out!

    David.
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    Jun 25, 2008, 9:33 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #9

    Quote Skupilkinson said: View Post
    Hey guys,

    I've been spending quite a bit of time over at the 405th and I've been surprised at how they are using papercraft software to create some really impressive Spartan armor. I designed a chest perm for them and then I modelled up some Fett gauntlets for a friend . This got me thinking Star Wars again and so I chose to try the Imperial Guard helmet.

    Those Fett gaunlets were made using Pepakura? Can you share them with us? They will be an alternative to the ones from WOF...wich are great!!
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    Jul 1, 2008, 11:14 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #10

    What Fett gauntlets? Have you seen them? I didn't even say which friend it was for.
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    Jul 1, 2008, 12:03 PM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #11

    Accept my apologies. I'm sorry for my request. I didn't know if those gaunlets were made using pepakura or not, or even that they were only for your friend. By the way, great work in the pepakura model for the Royal Guard helmet.
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    Jul 1, 2008, 8:42 PM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #12

    Awww! No Way! This is awesome! I've actually been looking for a pep model of this helmet for a couple of months now, I saw where people were doing Spartan helmets and armor like this and it got me thinking. Will it be possible to get copies of the pep file when you're finished? I've thought about trying to make one myself but the whole 3D imaging thing is a little beyond my capabilities with my dinosaur of a PC, and my lack of knowledge in dealing with that kind of stuff. I'm looking forward to see how this works out.

    Troy
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    Jul 2, 2008, 1:37 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #13

    Thanks guys, I was starting to think that Mandos didn't like the Empire enough to not post here. LOL!

    The build is finished now, it's not too bad as it goes. I'm really pleased with it. It get a little tricky in places, but taking your time will see you through.

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    I've fibreglassed around 65% of the inside now too, I'll go back later and finish it off to get it all solid and ready for smoothing out with bondo.

    I'll post pics of that too.

    @ Odran Kor, It's cool, no need to apologise. I just wasn't sure what set of Gauntlets you thought were made from pepakura.
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    Jul 2, 2008, 2:22 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #14

    Wow... nice work bruv!!
    As T_bone asked...'if' when finished could a guy get a copy of your templates? these are awesome? great work on the modelling and I look forward to this smoothed out with bondo.
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    Jul 2, 2008, 4:08 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #15

    Sure thing. You'll need a program called Pepakura Viewer to open this file though.

    Get it here: http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/

    And here's the file. Please don't share it with people, just link them to this thread or to the 4shared link. Also, the file is not for sale and should never be. I don't want to see this file on ebay or other file hosts. It's free for all and I'd like it to stay that way. I also wouldn't want to see it somewhere with someone else taking credit for it. If I find any of this happening then I'll remove my work from the net and keep future works for myself.

    Now that that's out of the way(sorry about that but it is necessary sometimes), I hope you enjoy the file and be sure to post pics!
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    Jul 2, 2008, 4:26 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #16

    Cheers bud, it looks awesome and thank you for sharing!
    I had the viewer already installed...
    I will not share this as I appreciate the work that went into it, but will show others your link for ref... I look forward to 'trying' to make this?

    As a fellow UK Fett, did you use standard A4 paper (fit to page) etc.. or did you use A3.
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    Jul 2, 2008, 6:16 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #17

    A4, but cardstock. Not paper. It'll be too flimsy and won't hold it's shape well. Anything around 120 weight upwards would be fine.

    YOU'RE WELCOME BUDDY!
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    Jul 2, 2008, 9:04 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #18

    Friggin sweet! I can hardly wait to get started. Thanks a lot for sharing.

    BTW... What kind of glue do you use? I've used a few different glues in the past but I found that testors model glue worked best with what I had around the house. Is there something better I should get?
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    Jul 2, 2008, 10:37 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #19

    Wow, that looks amazing! Can't wait to see how it looks all smoothed out and painted. Great work! Have you done any Spartan armor yet? It looks like you've got the paper folding down!
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    Jul 2, 2008, 11:32 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #20

    Well my main hobby is papermodelling and papermodel design. So I've been doing it for a while now. For Spartan armor, are you referring to Halo Spartans? I'm in the middle of an EOD helmet at the moment.

    If you click on the little link in my sig, I have a blog detailing the projects I'll be working on soon.

    @ t-bone, For glue, I always use PVA glue. I'm in the UK so I'm not sure if it has a different name over where you are? It's a general glue, used in schools for arts and craft, but is also called wood glue as it's used in woodwork too. It's white when wet, but dries clear.
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    Jul 2, 2008, 11:33 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #21

    Great work, the helmet looks brilliant!
    Thanks for posting the templates, I may well give it a try my self at some point.
    Any plans to do any other helmets?
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    Jul 2, 2008, 11:39 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #22

    Great Work with the Royal Guard Helmet. I allready have one and yours seems really good. I think I'm going to use your pepakura one to make a Shadow Royal Guard (the one from The Force Unleashed) when I finish my custom mando.
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    Jul 2, 2008, 5:05 PM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #23

    AWESOME Skupilkinson !!!!
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    Jul 2, 2008, 8:26 PM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #24

    Quote Skupilkinson said: View Post
    @ t-bone, For glue, I always use PVA glue. I'm in the UK so I'm not sure if it has a different name over where you are? It's a general glue, used in schools for arts and craft, but is also called wood glue as it's used in woodwork too. It's white when wet, but dries clear.
    Like Elmer's school glue then. I didn't even try that I didn't think it would hold up well. Thanks.

    Troy
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    Jul 3, 2008, 1:17 AM - Re: Imperial Guard Helmet #25

    The glue I use is good beause it gives you some time to position the glue tabs before setting. The hold is strong enough too.

    Thanks for the compliments guys, I appreciate it. As for ther helmets there are a few plans. I'll soon be starting a Leia Boushh helmet for a friend. I plan on trying to do the Anubis and Horus head armor from the Stargate movie, full Republic Commando armor and helmet. I have loads more ideas but only so much time so these will come slowly but I'll get there. There's also another Halo helmet I've aid I'd do for the 405th. That's the Hayabusa helmet.

    Thanks again.

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