Vader in is cold, cold cast that is!

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    Vader in is cold, cold cast that is!

    About a month ago I bought a mold from DV that is a of a cleaned up DP Classic Action helmet. DV did not want to make helmets and I thought what the heck. Let's see what I can do with this. My first goal was to do on in all black. Well the jet black resin I was testing did not like to go like I wanted. No matter what I did to test is always bubbled! The helmet looked like it had been set on fire! That would have been great is that was the look I was going for.

    So, what was I to do? Why not cold cast it? I have that down. So, I have to show Vader in cold cast. I have had time to cast 1 helmet and that is about it. In reality, it like casting 2 helmets. The inside of the dome is cast in the black that I was hoping to do the main helmet in. This a work in progress as well. I was hoping to get a set of machine tusks but, 2 are $160. Or I can order 30 at $17 each! So, I will most likely get them from somebody else and not my local machine shop.

    So, here is what I have done so far. To get this far has only taken a month! That full time job just gets in the way of my hobbies! I am working on getting somebody who know's how to make this guy shine to see what it can really look like.

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    Just a little resin from another project.
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    So, what do you think? Other than I am just a little nuts.

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    Looks like you are going to take more of my money. I am afraid my wife is going to make me stay away from you.

    It is looking pretty cool.

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    Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is!

    Interesting... Are you going for this Vader? LOL


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    A little nuts is an understatement, I think. But that's a good thing, because this looks really good! Keep it up

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    Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is!

    Mullreel said: View Post
    Looks like you are going to take more of my money. I am afraid my wife is going to make me stay away from you.

    It is looking pretty cool.
    Been wanting to get a vader, just didnt have an excuse....but this is just rediculous

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    Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is!

    Sweet Asok. Nice job on the casting. Now I have to get a Vader helmet too.

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    Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is!

    Cool but go for black gel coat CC isnt really needed

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    Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is!

    he knows it's not needed, this is vanity vader.

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    Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is!

    BGHunter said: View Post
    Cool but go for black gel coat CC isnt really needed
    I would do black if I could get the black gel coat to work.

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    Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is!

    no ones giving u tips?

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    Thanks for the kinds words guys. I did a small test today and it came out okay. I tented the same resin I used for the cold cast and added black tint. It came out this sort of transparent black/red. Sort of cool, just not what I hoping for.

    I did cast a second helmet today. It is for sale at a discount until I figure out how I fully want to do the cold cast and just cast the helmet in general. If you would like to buy it there is a test. TEST?!?! Hope you studied! At least it is not a pop quiz. I hated those You need to email me. <--- test part. Please don't PM or post in this thread for that info. What I am looking for is somebody who has done one of my helmets before and understands how to get the cold cast to look nice.

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    saint_nasty said: View Post
    he knows it's not needed, this is vanity vader.
    Well off cause he does ,, I was being ironic

    How ever Ive just realised you are doing them in slush polly , so it makes more sense why you did it that way,,
    Just get some black pigment it will turn neutral, or white pollys black with only a few drips in the mix

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    I can pass this test.........but all of my helmet money is in minivan repairs right now.

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    Nice! i love it lol. Yea Vader is a pain in the butt! It IS like doing 2 helmets! I did them in Fiberglass, so you can imagine the time and work that took!... but i think if anyone can get this method working right,it would be you bro! I kept 1final fiberglass casting for myself...but I may just want a coldcast one heh.

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