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    Jan 25, 2013, 10:48 AM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #26

    Posted to the TDH Facebook page for encouragement. Looks great!
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    Jan 25, 2013, 3:27 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #27

    Thanks for the very kind words. Stormtrooperguy, you pretty much made my day! Currently, I'm feverishly working to get the greeblies molded. Someone sent me a pm and told me about the TDH fb page feature. That was really awesome to see! Thanks so much for the consideration Tuskantrooper!

    Gracias por tus palabras complementarias ABE!!

    Oh and here's some update pics of the paint job (to use a term lightly) on the maiden cast. Painter, I am not.. apparently, i need to stick with building helmets and leave the painting to someone else. HAHA!!




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    Jan 25, 2013, 3:58 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #28

    WOW, just WOW great weathering there. Im not a huge animated to real life fan...unless its realistic but you did a great job with this. Keep up the good work...cheers
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    Jan 26, 2013, 11:50 AM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #29

    That is a thing of beauty! Great job.
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    Jan 26, 2013, 3:03 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #30

    Many thanks for the very kind words. It's been loads of fun learning the process.

    Oh, here's the RF block mold completed.


    First cast came out perfect. Just need to finish stalk and earcap now..
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    Jan 27, 2013, 2:09 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #31

    Great work on the molds for the helmet and RF.
    Its an art on it self.
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    Jan 27, 2013, 2:09 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #32

    Very nice work!
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    Jan 27, 2013, 2:15 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #33

    Awesome stuff!
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    Jan 27, 2013, 8:31 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #34

    i can't wait for this run
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    Jan 29, 2013, 12:59 AM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #35

    Very nice indeed
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    Jan 29, 2013, 6:44 AM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #36

    I'm just re watching this episode right now and you have nailed it so well.
    Great build mate
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    Jan 29, 2013, 2:45 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #37

    At CVI this year Dave Filoni came and spoke at our dinner (Mandalorian Mercs). One of the things he said was (paraphrasing here) part of the kick he got out of making the Clone Wars was knowing that we (costuming community) would be turning their art into real life. He was clearly refering to you! Awesome work on this.
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    Jan 29, 2013, 7:18 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #38

    Wow, I'm just getting caught up on the comments here and *wow*! Thanks for all the input and very kind words. It's great to hear feedback - good as well as bad. Love the comment about Dave F., Vultana. I would love to have been a fly on the wall for that event. Maybe one day.. Adam, thanks very much for the feedback; especially relating it to accuracy to the recent episodes. I watched the last one about three times so far. The last time was with my daughter and I wore the helmet the whole time.. yeah I know, I'm a dork.

    When I see compliments from some of you master craftsmen that just put out some simply incredible stuff (you know who you are!!), it's very humbling. Thank you!
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    Jan 31, 2013, 8:13 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #39

    I might just have to quit my gym membership. This slushcasting business is quite the shoulder workout! First run is almost done. Here's a shot of the girls all in a row.

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    Jan 31, 2013, 11:59 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #40

    So nice!!!! Awesome
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    Feb 1, 2013, 3:22 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #41

    Wow this looks fantastic!
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    Feb 1, 2013, 3:28 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #42

    Thanks guys! Just a quick update:

    After reading a couple comments about long-term strength of RF stalks I decided to research adding a solid insert into my stalks. From what I've seen, the stalks tend to droop or bend over time so I wanted to ensure that I didn't have any problems with mine.

    Here is what I came up with:


    ...and here it is with the weld ground down to retain a lower profile inside the stalk:


    These are a little wonky since I was just playing around with materials and shapes but the next few are straight and much cleaner. After casting a couple into a shore D, 65 resin, I did some strength tests. The results were quite amazing. I'm pretty sure a 20lb dumbbell could be stuck on the end of this will no problems. Very strong and not much weight added at all. And since my RF ends are only about 32grams, I'm thinking there won't be any drooping problems for the long haul.

    Cheers!
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    Mar 31, 2014, 11:58 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #43

    The cardstock template of the face of the bucket have you posted it anywhere? I am building the bucket for my wife and I would love to have that template.
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    May 2, 2015, 11:13 AM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #44

    Hi everyone. Just wanted to post up a quick note to apologize for my lack of responses to any and all that have contacted me through TDH pm's, email of FB looking for a helmet. Also wanted to mention that I retired the Night Owl mold to work on a v2 mainly bc I've been a little unhappy with some minor aspects of it. That being said, I did roll one recently for a friend using the v1 mold and he used that to mod into a Sabine for Celebration.

    I have been considering reworking a cast of the v1 into a Sabine instead of a v2 Night Owl to do a run of them. Is anyone making a Sabine? Is there interest in Sabine buckets or has someone covered that. I have no shortage of projects so it's not like I'm bored and I can't really say I ever "made" money off making the Night Owls but I love helping folks out so I was just wondering what level of need is currently out there.

    Thanks!
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    May 21, 2015, 3:10 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #45

    I sent a PM
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    Dec 21, 2015, 12:08 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #46

    2233332-jpg
    Everything is very cool. But why did you remove the threshold on Its forehead?
    It was correct.
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    Dec 23, 2015, 11:13 AM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #47

    Quote Uhbif said: View Post
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    Everything is very cool. But why did you remove the threshold on Its forehead?
    It was correct.
    That ridge isn't accurate. Paint gives the look of a ridge there, but there isn't a hard break there. There is a "crease" line all the way around. Look closer at the LFL files and you'll see it.

    Here's mine with screen-accurate weathering:

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    Dec 24, 2015, 12:06 AM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #48

    Initially, this line should be.

    Then the animators just began to simplify the detail.
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    Dec 28, 2015, 2:42 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #49

    Quote Uhbif said: View Post
    Initially, this line should be.

    Then the animators just began to simplify the detail.

    I'm not sure I'm tracking you, but what we think *should* be there is irrelevant. It isn't there on-screen, and therefore would be inaccurate to the build.

    You could certainly do an "idealized" version, but it wouldn't be eligible for 501st approval or MM canon approval
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    Dec 28, 2015, 2:55 PM - Re: Bo Katan Helmet Build #50

    Why a helmet with a "crease" line cannot be approval in 501 and MM? In the CRL 501, I dont see this moment.


    bokatan1_1024-jpg

    I see on picture the "crease" line.
    Has pictures without this line.
    What is an accepted Canon?

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