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