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  1. Jun 16, 2009, 3:43 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #26

    Oh, the skirt is in fact part of the dome. Sorry, I didn't interpret your initial question properly. Doh!
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    Jun 16, 2009, 3:44 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #27

    Cool! Thanks for trying to help me out mate! :
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    Jun 16, 2009, 4:48 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #28

    Theres more great pics coming...
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    Jun 16, 2009, 4:52 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #29

    Hey! That's what I was going to say! LOL! They'll come in the morning, I'm just finishing the other side.
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    Jun 16, 2009, 4:54 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #30

    *sorry*
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    Jun 16, 2009, 4:58 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #31

    No need bro.
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    Jun 16, 2009, 5:01 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #32

    couldn't resist from what I saw..
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    Jun 16, 2009, 5:07 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #33

    Thanks mate, I'm looking forward to the next round of primer. Especially with those aerators! I'll make that fix for the skirt tomorrow too.
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    Jun 17, 2009, 1:20 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #34

    Lastnight I added a trim that goes around the cheeks and visor. it's quite subtle in some of the screen grabs but defenitely there. It's in need if a little filling and sanding now but it adds a nice bit of depth to the faceplate.




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    Jun 17, 2009, 2:16 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #35

    flare - check
    trim - check (I didnt even see that one! yeesh)

    good progress skip. thats it isnt it?
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    Jun 17, 2009, 2:20 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #36

    Mostly.

    Gav pointed out a small problem with the flare that I'll do today and Brian/StormtrooperGuy pointed out an error with the three strips on the mouth. Again I'll do that today.

    Then some small detail parts and I. Think that's it!!
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    Jun 17, 2009, 5:59 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #37

    I think this is turning out awesome so far. I just have one thing to point out and i hope you dont mind. I like getting other peoples thoughts on my builds just because sometimes as a builder, i look at a prop that im working on for hours on end and i tend to overlook certain things.

    Anyways, i noticed that the T visor on the helmet has a certain curve, as well as the outer helmet along the brow line. I thought for a bit that it was an illusion because of the angle of the shot but after looking at a few pics, im not so sure that it is.

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    Jun 17, 2009, 11:55 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #38

    I'm afraid it's the angle buddy. I have a few screen grabs here that show them as straight. Particularly the brow line on the dome.
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    Jun 18, 2009, 7:34 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #39

    If that was the case, then the same would apply to a standard CW clone helmet, right? I'll let the pics do that talking........





    If it was a visual illusion, then the same would apply to your helmet and as you can see in this picture, it does not.



    You know, im only trying to help. Giving out the same help i ask for when im doing a helmet build.

    BTW, you can call me EVO or Andy (Buddy?)
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    Jun 18, 2009, 7:46 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #40

    Skupilkinson like what your doing great job.
    i'd have to agree with Evo on the curve, based on the pic's.

    Jason
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    Jun 18, 2009, 7:59 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #41

    The illusion DOES apply to mine. If you look at this face plate at different angles it changes the whole look! Trust me, I modelled this thing in 3D before starting a build.

    Because the face is curved AND slopes outward the angles change a whole lot just by altering your viewing angle slightly.

    Look at these earlier pics of mine all taken from different angles. Please not, my visor and the cheek lines have not been altered at all during the build so what you see in this compliation is how the visor cutout still looks today.



    I've highlighted how the lines can appear curved in one pic yet curved in another.

    Look at the 3D wireframe pic. Straight lines from the front view, yet curved from the side.



    Viewing angle and perspective distortion play a big part in how this faceplate looks. They are straight lines but wrapped around a curved object.

    I apprecite the help and I'm not offended by you asking or sharing your thoughts. It's just that since starting the build and 3D model I've come to understand the Snow Clone lid quite well.
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    Jun 18, 2009, 7:42 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #42

    Way cool man!
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    Jun 18, 2009, 9:43 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #43

    I still have to say its a curved visor, especially after seeing the last few pics that you posted.

    It doesnt change the fact that you are very talented. That DC17 that you built in another thread is a work of art. Pep files are great for sizing helmets and using them as a base but sometimes i think that the files dont show all the right angles. When it comes to building something that has a lot of geometry i think it works great but when curves are thrown into the mix it gets more complicated.

    I guess what im trying to say is, dont rely entirely on your pep files; use the force!
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    Jun 18, 2009, 11:48 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #44

    Morning Andy,

    You're absolutely right about relying entirely on the Pep base. That's something I avoid(and something I always tell people not to do) and actually, the original visor from the pep base was filled in so I could redo it. It was close but not quite right.

    I've been looking through my WIP pics here and even took a rubbing of the visor and cheeks and you ARE right. There are slight curves in the "T" on the visor. Gently sloping down towards the center. I even felt a little silly after the realisation because I was trying to prove the lines were straight but I just proved myself wrong. LOL!

    Hey, thanks very much for the compliment on my DC-17! I appreciate it.
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    Jun 19, 2009, 12:02 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #45

    the sharing of honest, constructive criticism will only make all of us better. heck, i'm re-making my rex helmet AGAIN based on a suggestion from marcello about using black resin for the last couple of layers!
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    Jun 19, 2009, 12:04 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #46

    True.

    Today I'm gonna be sorting thise three strips out on the mouth. Thanks for that Brian.
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    Jun 19, 2009, 2:36 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #47

    Just a little update guys. More tidying up after adding that trim. Fixed the three strips on the mouth too, they look much better now. Tomorrow I'm going to hopefully finish off the faceplate and try experimenting with the cowl!




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    Jun 19, 2009, 11:41 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #48

    Excellent build, keep the pics coming.
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    Jun 19, 2009, 11:46 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #49

    Thanks very much.
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    Jun 22, 2009, 6:02 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #50

    nice what are you using for the dome ? and what is everything made of? Give us a little insight into the madness/genius

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