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Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

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    Whoa! Cool markings, Ywingfighter. Did you do the artwork yourself?
    SuperJedi, those helmet decals are MY work, not ywingfighters, I made those decals in fireworks8 on my pc almost a year ago, hand cut them out of tamiya tape and airbrushed them onto my helmet...

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Hey lowbacca,
    the Artwork are my own work!!!! Not a copie of yours! I didn't see yours!
    lowbacca said: View Post
    SuperJedi, those helmet decals are MY work, not ywingfighters, I made those decals in fireworks8 on my pc almost a year ago, hand cut them out of tamiya tape and airbrushed them onto my helmet...

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Hi Lowbacca,
    Your stencils for the markings came out excellent!
    Back in post #34 Ywingfighter explained that he used photo reference of the screen used helmet to create waterslide decals of the markings.
    I can see several differences in the proportions and shapes of the markings to believe that is actually what he did.

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    superjedi said: View Post
    Hi Lowbacca,
    Your stencils for the markings came out excellent!
    Back in post #34 Ywingfighter explained that he used photo reference of the screen used helmet to create waterslide decals of the markings.
    I can see several differences in the proportions and shapes of the markings to believe that is actually what he did.
    I didn't use all the stencils on my helmet, I changed some of them to get the proportions right. sorry if I'm wrong guys but they look suspiciously like my originals, although set out differently. anyway, great work on the helmets. I wish this thread was active when I started mine.

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

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    Soon as I get some done (in both colours) I'll upload some more....
    I can't wait to see how these visors turn out. Having two color options is going to make it difficult to decide which version to do.

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    We'll know soon enough! I'm going to have a go tomorrow.....
    If I can't manage it (or get as good as I'll want) then I'll have to have a rethink.

    former-jpg web-jpg

    I think the former is OK though! I've just ordered some fuchsia dye so the first few are going to be the purple colour.

    Here's the first 3 helmets and I'm trial fitting the connector (greeblie) on the brow of the grey one....
    Lets see how we go!

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    I am in the process to made all resin parts for the helmet.Waiting for the military connector.Show pictures soon.

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Picture !100_0737-jpg

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Wow! Great work guys. Dex your sculpt is amazing. Ywingfighter those greeblies look great. Now I have to get one if you ever do a run.
    Last edited by FettFanatic; Jan 31, 2012 at 4:55 PM.

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Hi all,
    I've just done a small run of 5 test pulls with the University Vacuum former! Great bit of equipment!
    It was just going to be a test 1, but I though, mmm these look pretty good so I did 5!
    Here is a pic, which needs trimming down by the bridge of the nose area and colouring of course.

    2mm Acrylic which seems pretty tough actually. I may even be able to go 3mm which is definitely thicker than the one in Jedi.

    vacuum-f-jpg

    vacuum-f-1-jpg

    Frank(Y-wing fighter is having the 1st one and I bet he gets it built almost overnight!)

    compare-jpg

    Here's a quick comparison shot. The angles of the photos are slightly different and there are bound to be some slight differences,
    but I don't think its far off...
    Dex (Rich)
    Last edited by Dex; Jan 31, 2012 at 3:54 PM.

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Looking good!

    What's the lens made of ?

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Thanks!
    2mm Acrylic

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    Frank(Y-wing fighter is having the 1st one and I bet he gets it built almost overnight!)

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Visor came out looking really nice!

    Is that 50 pin connector plug socket thingy the same one used on the B-wing pilot's chest box?


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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    The black block near the top, above the hose? I don't know, maybe. It does look quite similar.

    Thanks! I'm pleased with the goggles too. Hopefully I'll get the 5 trimmed this weekend and might have a go at dyeing them.
    Got to make some minor tweaks to help me get the former out the arcylic for next run those will be 2mm Arcylic again, but I may try some 3mm.

    Dex

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Its the same connector!

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Hi,
    Here's todays progress with 5 of the goggles trimmed and dyed.

    dscf2371-sm-jpg dscf2368-sm-jpg dscf2363-sm-jpg

    Looking OK!

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    I beg to differ sir. It is looking just OK. It is looking great. I think you got the color of the visor perfect, and it looks great on your sculpt. Excellent work.

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Thankyou!
    I'm a little wiser for the next batch anyway! I'd have liked them a "little" darker, but I left a tester (scrap one) in the dye overnight....
    9 hours later, no change! I was surprised at that, I did read about adding Acetone? I did add a small amount, but may try a little more next time...
    They're even and all the same colour anyway, so that's good!

    It will be a few weeks (months) probably until I get chance to paint one up. The first one "should" be getting posted from here (UK) to Germany this week, so I look forward to seeing one built up and painted!

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Awesome work Dex... very clean lines!
    Have you considered making vac moulds from the 2 halves of the silicone?

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

    Hi, at the moment, just GRP and maybe a slush cast... I'd worry about wrecking the silicone!

    Thankyou! Rich (Dex)

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    Dex said: View Post
    I'd worry about wrecking the silicone!
    The silicone will be fine, you're only using the existing moulds to 'create' vac-formable bucks from... then you'd have both options? GRP and for the purists the vac formed.
    Gav

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    Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild

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    Hi,
    Here's todays progress with 5 of the goggles trimmed and dyed.

    dscf2371-sm-jpg dscf2368-sm-jpg dscf2363-sm-jpg

    Looking OK!
    Hard to tell with flash photography, but the tint looks good to me.

    @mojo
    I'm actually curious as to what you'd recommend making high temp resistant bucks out of. I thought I remembered seeing that smooth-on made something for thermo-forming but I always wondered what would work best.

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    BactaWork said: View Post
    what you'd recommend making high temp resistant bucks out of. I thought I remembered seeing that smooth-on made something for thermo-forming but I always wondered what would work best.
    I'm not too familiar with smooth-on products? but I use an aluminium enfused resin? purpose made for vac-forming. I used it to make some TK helmet bucks for another UK guy.

    Sorry to slightly de-rail Rich....
    Look forward to seeing more pisc!

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    Way impressive!

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