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    Sep 27, 2011, 12:39 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #26

    Rich,
    look at this link from here :http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f47/e...d-9-6-a-33293/
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    Sep 27, 2011, 1:55 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #27

    ...ahh there it is! That is an awesome helmet and a fantastic tutorial! Thanks for finding it and to Evo3 for kindly running through it step by step!

    Rich
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    Sep 27, 2011, 3:42 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #28

    Dex, that's a gorgeous helmet! I have one of the RA Y-Wing helmets, and it built up into a nice display piece.
    But yours looks much more accurate. If you consider doing a run sometime, I'd be interested.
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    Sep 28, 2011, 6:37 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #29

    Hi, thankyou! I've tried to get it as close as I possibly can with all the reference pictures I can find.
    If I do a small run, I'll let members on here know first. It was going to be just one or two for me, but I may do a few complete with goggles.

    Best Regards
    Rich
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    Sep 28, 2011, 9:45 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #30

    scan_pic0004-jpgThis waiting for a helmet
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    Sep 28, 2011, 9:50 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #31

    Upps...double post
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails scan_pic0004-jpg  
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    Sep 29, 2011, 3:48 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #32

    Whoa! Cool markings, Ywingfighter. Did you do the artwork yourself?
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    Sep 29, 2011, 6:33 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #33

    hey Ywingfighter - what ever happended to your vac formed molds mate?? Hope it got sorted

    Dex - soz I've been on hols mate, pm replied. EVO3 did a very nice step-by-step process of his molding on CT.net EVO3's Helmet Molding 101 - 501st CloneTroopers Detachment
    My version is a modified version of his with products and material available in the UK.

    from your pm - I take it you have already read this page I posted over on ARCA = Prop Making Materials
    the 2 companies I have used and recommended are on post #1 and #2 of the thread

    lmk if you need any more info mate ;p

    Nate
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    Sep 30, 2011, 6:43 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #34

    Superjedi: I use photographs of the original helmet markings...cut out the background and paint the markings over.Print them out on clear waterslide Decals.
    Nate:My helmet moulds are destroyed and I no longer work on the helmet.To many errors! Waiting for a better one.
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    Sep 30, 2011, 7:32 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #35

    Love this! Can't wait to see how it goes! Keep it up, it looks awesome.
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    Sep 30, 2011, 2:00 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #36

    ywingfighter said: View Post
    Superjedi: I use photographs of the original helmet markings...cut out the background and paint the markings over.Print them out on clear waterslide Decals.
    Nate:My helmet moulds are destroyed and I no longer work on the helmet.To many errors! Waiting for a better one.
    oh **** man - thought it was looking good mate
    Dex's is shaping up real fine!

    Nate
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    Sep 30, 2011, 2:13 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #37

    ywingfighter said: View Post
    Superjedi: I use photographs of the original helmet markings...cut out the background and paint the markings over.Print them out on clear waterslide Decals.
    Ah! Very nice.
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    Sep 30, 2011, 2:54 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #38

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    oh **** man - thought it was looking good mate
    Dex's is shaping up real fine!

    Nate
    Yeah..Dex's helmet looks perfect!
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    Oct 5, 2011, 9:56 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #39

    Very nice work. Looks like you captured all the details. Awesome job. Now get to work on all the other pilot helmets.
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    Oct 6, 2011, 3:36 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #40

    Hi, it takes me too long! I'm just doing this one and will start the moulding soon. Then it's on with my ASOK CC helmet and I still really want a GMH!!

    Thanks!
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    Oct 20, 2011, 12:31 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #41

    Hi, here's a quick update of the box and the cross section piece of wood just before I start with a 2 piece mould in Silicone...

    box-casting-5-jpg

    Just got to close the gaps and add the pieces to align the 2 halves. Anything else I need to do? (Nate, I'm looking your direction!)

    Rich
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    Oct 20, 2011, 3:42 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #42

    Looks very good Rich.Good luck with the moulding.
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    Oct 20, 2011, 7:02 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #43

    rofl - oops soz mate
    text me next time mate- school hols starting soon, will be spending time with kids rather than near a PC
    pm sent mate
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    Nov 6, 2011, 9:17 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #44

    Hi all,
    Here's another quick update of the process so far...

    2nd-pour-small-jpg

    grp-jacket-2-jpg

    Since these pics I've removed the wooden section and will be casting the 2nd side in RTV shortly.

    Rich
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    Nov 6, 2011, 9:34 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #45

    Man, I'd love one of these!
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    Nov 6, 2011, 9:36 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #46

    My only concern is is that MDF board you're using for your flange?
    Be extra careful it doesn't get wet and possibly warp, bro!
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    Nov 6, 2011, 10:01 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #47

    I've removed the board since these pics. It stayed nice and dry and flat.
    I'll upload some other other pics in the next day or two.

    Thanks!
    Rich
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    Nov 13, 2011, 5:36 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #48

    Here's another couple of pics of the progress.

    casting-2-jpg
    h2-jpg

    since this I've done more pours and it needs just 1 more later of RTV with thixo then I'll make the jacket in glass for this side.

    I will be removing the plug from the moulds this week!

    Rich
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    Nov 13, 2011, 3:46 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #49

    Very profesionell work ,Rich! Looking forward to you.
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    Nov 19, 2011, 11:04 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #50

    Hi all, at long last...(seemed like forever to me) I've got my moulds almost ready to go!

    moulds-1-jpg

    moulds-2-jpg

    I removed the fibreglass mother moulds OK and the plug came out fine.

    Big thanks to Nate (Heatshock) for giving me plenty of pointers as I went! Thanks dude!

    I plan to go the fibreglass route and see how I go for the 1st pulls.... stay tuned rebel pilots!

    Rich

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