Tie Pilot Evolutions WIP

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    Tie Pilot Evolutions WIP

    I was at Toys R US and saw an evoalution pack with Pilots from Star Wars history , The one worn by Biggs caught my attention so I decided to build one for myself.
    Starting with a Fiber backed resin Helmet and the cutting begins.





    I'll have to by the figure or the book this week to find more details on the helmet but I think it will be fun.
    Last edited by Jarvis; Sep 21, 2008 at 4:40 PM.

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    Wow! Its amazing what a little cutting and sanding will do. I'll be keeping my eyes on this project.

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    Man, I just saw the same toy over the weekend! That is looking GREAT!!! I'll be watching your project evolve as well!

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    I've always thought that would be cool to do! Can we see a pic of someone wearing it so we can see how it looks on a real person?

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    Re: Tie Pilot Evalutions WIP

    Just want to point this out:

    "In Star Wars Empire: Darklighter, Biggs is shown wearing TIE pilot gear with a feature the editors point out is not canon: a clear face plate sealing the helmet in addition to the black face plate. Because the black face plate seals off the helmet, an additional clear face plate does not serve any logical purpose for the Empire's pilots.
    This was added only so that the artist could identify the characters and allow them to express facial emotions. It is possible that the black face plate could flip up. However, this is unlikely due to the fact that flipping it up while in flight would prove fatal to the pilot."

    From Star Wars Wikipedia: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/TIE_pilot

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    Yeah, Flettch's quote is correct, it was just meant mainly to show which person was talking in the comic.

    But either way, I realy like the look of it, I had been wondering if anyone had done it like that with a full scale prop.

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    Tie Pilot Evolutions WIP

    I was at Toys R US and saw an evolution pack with Pilots from Star Wars history , The one worn by Biggs caught my attention so I decided to build one for myself.
    Starting with a Fiber backed resin Helmet and the cutting begins.





    I'll have to by the figure or the book this week to find more details on the helmet but I think it will be fun.

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    Re: Tie Pilot Evolutions WIP

    I some how deleated my original post on this WIP so I started it again and with an update of pics,
    Some one asked for a pic of a person wearing the helmet so I got a stand in to do the job .

    Mr. Mark Hamil




    The Helmet has been sanded filled and waiting for more sanding after the putty hardens , So off to the Hardwhare store to get some things.
    Check back later .

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    Re: Tie Pilot Evalutions WIP

    I have put your 2 threads together and in the new section.

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    Re: Tie Pilot Evalutions WIP

    you must be pretty strong to PUNCH the face out of a tie fighter pilot! haha

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    Found the thread

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    Re: Tie Pilot Evalutions WIP

    Got time to start the Helmet liner templates tonight along with the tube walls and front panel heres some pics.






    I'm going to go with a thicker softer black foam and run through my parts box to see if I can come up with something interesting for the front and side rails .

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    Looking good!

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    Re: Tie Pilot Evalutions WIP

    Falcon..........PAHHHUNCH!

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    Re: Tie Pilot Evalutions WIP

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Falcon..........PAHHHUNCH!
    ROFL, I got that reference

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    Jarvis I hate to crash your thread, but I'm in need of contacting you! I've sent you PMs here and on the AOT forum, if you could drop by the AOT forum or even email me at spartan6117@yahoo.com that'd be great. But great progress here.

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    this is perrty sweet!

    i cant wait to see how you paint it up

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    looks awesome man

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    Re: Tie Pilot Evolutions WIP UpDate

    A little more work got done on the interior this week ,

    I made a template for the jaw and cut it out of sintra then applied some heat to make the interior base, At the hardwhare store I found some small vents to add a little detail .
    It all fit togeather quite well and since these pics were taken the helmet has gotten a new foam headliner and the jaw has been covered for a more finished look.
    More pics to follow.






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    Where did you find those vent details??? They are exactly what I need for a detail on my DT jet pack.

    This is a very cool helmet too, and I love the work so far!

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    Hey Chris I found the vents at ACE Hardwhare in the air conditioning area

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    Re: Tie Pilot Evolutions WIP

    When I originally saw this picture on Wiki, I was excited to try to create one. It was a good two years ago. I went online and asked around and most people poo pooed the idea because it wasn't cannon. So, I lost hope...

    I am glad you were inspired by this and I wish you the best as it looks like you are doing a tremendous job.

    However, to add a little excitement, I read where it said "It is possible that the black face plate could flip up. However, this is unlikely due to the fact that flipping it up while in flight would prove fatal to the pilot."

    It wouldn't be fatal if there was the clear seal, but I digress.

    What I thought would be fun would to create it to where the face plate did flip up. Anyway....

    Good luck and great job!

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    Looking really intense Jarvis! all your stuff is amazing I really like your aot masks!

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