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  1. Skupilkinson's Avatar
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    Jun 22, 2009, 11:56 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #51

    Thanks,

    It started out as a Pepakura model that I designed for the project. I modelled the faceplate and dome in 3D, then unfolded it using Pepakura.

    Though the card build wasn't bad, the lid has gone through many changes along the way to get it more accurate. Both the dome and faceplate have been modified along the way.




    The last few days have been spent getting a rough pattern for the cowl. I think I've nailed it but I need to make a few more mods to the faceplate before I know for sure.
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    Jun 23, 2009, 8:57 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #52

    looking good.
    maybe getting ahead of myself but,
    what material will you be using for the cowl.
    (some kind of vinyl or leatherette).

    Jason
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    Jun 23, 2009, 4:11 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #53

    I'll be using a vinyl material. Just after I finish this cowl prototype. It's looking good so far.
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    Jun 24, 2009, 11:24 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #54

    stop teasing, give us an update
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    Jun 24, 2009, 11:29 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #55

    I just read through the thread and I must say lots of progress. Looking great.
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    Jun 24, 2009, 11:30 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #56

    Quote aero said: View Post
    stop teasing, give us an update
    You won't be disapointed...
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    Jun 24, 2009, 11:33 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #57

    Who's doing the teasing?? LOL! I don't have any pics yet. The cowl was fitted but then I took it off again without taking proper pics. The ones I do have are a little rough and nothing I want to post.

    I've been busy making(hopefully) final mods to the faceplate and finishing the dome ready for final primer. Once it's all one colour again I'll take proper pics for you guys. I HOPE Mojo is right.
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    Jun 24, 2009, 11:43 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #58

    only joking, i like what i'm seeing anyway. Mojo i'll take your word for it.
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    Jun 24, 2009, 11:50 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #59

    It was aimed at Mojo! LOL!
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    Jun 25, 2009, 9:00 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #60

    This is awesome, well done, do you have plans to make the entire suit? or is the helmet where it ends ?!

    I guess you have enough time to finish it before any snow fall in wales, well you could troop up snowdon but its a heck of a walk for a photo
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    Jun 25, 2009, 10:48 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #61

    I'd like to do the whole costume but probably by sourcing out soft and hard parts from elsewhere rather than build my own armor for instance.

    LOL! Yeah, it's quite a distance from my house to the top os Snowdon!
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    Jun 25, 2009, 11:42 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #62

    wow...just wow
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    Jun 25, 2009, 11:45 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #63

    Thanks very much buddy. I'm hoping for new pics today.
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    Jun 26, 2009, 12:51 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #64

    You better the suspense is killin me...
    Last edited by Mojo-Fett; Jun 26, 2009 at 1:03 AM.
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    Jun 26, 2009, 4:30 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #65

    heh - been a while since I posted publically on this build skip - my bad; keep forgetting people cant hear the words in my head (WHY WHY WHY I TELL YOU..... hear me use my brain to speak darn it!!!)

    lookin very nice mate. Like the mods to the faceplate.

    cowl looks good too (oops was I not meant to say taht? ;P)
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    Jun 26, 2009, 4:58 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #66

    Oi!!! Pack it in you cheeky sausages!
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    Jun 26, 2009, 3:28 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #67

    Ok guys. As promised, here are the update pics of the Snow Clone!!!!!

    I've give the whole thing a coat of white primer this time to try and give a better idea of how it'll look when painted up. I also used two card discs to simulate the aerators until I get those back from my buddy who's going to turn them on a lathe for me. Also, the visor is black card for now, just for appearance' sake.

    Don't pay too much attanetion to the bottom of the cowl. That part of the design is yet to be finalised as I've mainly been focusing on the way it fits over the snout of the face plate. I think it's looking really good. The first attempt was Ok, but I think I've nailed it now. I'm only using a bed sheet(don't tell the wife! LOL!) so I can easily make alterations along the way without wasting vinyl.

    The dome and face plate are still two seperate parts, hence the masking tape holding them together for the pics. They'll also be cast this way too.

    I thought about just using this build as my costume lid for a while but due to the added weight from modding the dome it's rather heavy now. So, this will be going to Mojo-Fett, a buddy of mine who'll be moulding and casting it for me. We discussed gel coat followed by fibreglass. I'm really looking forward to that!!! Now, I've had a few replies and PM's asking if I'll be kitting this?? I said then that I'd like to but that I wasn't sure what would be happening but now I know it's going to be moulded and cast for my own costume, I can now say that if the interest is out there for one of these then I'll be happy to arrange extra lids to be cast. It's still early days for prices but as soon as I know I'll post either here or in a new seperate interest thread. I have a few ideas for a kit so it should be good.

    Well, I think that's about it?? Please feel free to offer any thoughts!

    The pics:









    There's a very short vid clip here too:


    Just meant to give an idea of size and movement really.

    Hope you like it guys!!!
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    Jun 28, 2009, 7:43 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #68

    That really came together nicely. great work!
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    Jun 28, 2009, 9:14 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #69

    Thanks very much bro!!!! I'm finally happy with it!
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    Jun 28, 2009, 10:52 AM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #70

    looks great.........
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    Jun 28, 2009, 12:09 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #71

    Wow, this has been a pretty fun thread to follow! The helmet looks great, my friend! Kudos!

    Kody
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    Jun 28, 2009, 12:19 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #72

    Thanks bro!! Though it's not finished yet. I have Mojo working on a lathe turned aerator to mould and cast, a final pattern for the cowl using Marine vinyl, a few minor bits to fix and then see what the interest is for an actual kit!

    See how it all goes.
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    Jun 28, 2009, 12:43 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #73

    Looks awesome. Bet you spent a TON of time on this.
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    Jun 28, 2009, 12:50 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #74

    Thanks!! I've been on this for about 3-4 weeks now? Though I've been fortunate to have had a lot of free time to be able to work on it.
  25. Jun 28, 2009, 1:16 PM - Re: My Snow Clone Scratchbuild! #75

    Looks cool! Good job!!

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