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    Aug 19, 2011, 11:27 PM - Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #1

    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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    Aug 20, 2011, 12:29 AM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #2

    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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    Aug 20, 2011, 4:36 AM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #3

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

  4. Aug 20, 2011, 5:52 AM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #4

    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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    Aug 20, 2011, 9:37 AM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #5

    Quote 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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    Aug 20, 2011, 10:43 AM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #6

    Sweet Asok. Nice job on the casting. Now I have to get a Vader helmet too.
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    Aug 20, 2011, 11:18 PM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #7

    Cool but go for black gel coat CC isnt really needed
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    Aug 20, 2011, 11:24 PM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #8

    he knows it's not needed, this is vanity vader.
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    Aug 21, 2011, 10:17 AM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #9

    Quote 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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    Aug 21, 2011, 10:27 AM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #10

    no ones giving u tips?
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    Aug 21, 2011, 9:43 PM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #11

    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.
  12. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Aug 22, 2011, 4:17 AM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #12

    Quote 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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    Aug 22, 2011, 10:26 AM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #13

    I can pass this test.........but all of my helmet money is in minivan repairs right now.
  14. Aug 22, 2011, 6:58 PM - Re: Vader in is cold, cold cast that is! #14

    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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