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    Sep 26, 2012, 8:29 AM - Rako Hardeen #1

    Been working on this costume for a while now....

    The helmet is done :

    I first used cardboard and tape to get the shape right :





    this took a while , endless reshaping , three times starting over , but in the end it kinda looked like it.

    next : I took it apart and transferred the cardboard to polystyrene.

    I bent the polystyrene using a paint stripper gun.




    after that I kept adding pieces of plastic and bondo





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    the hardest part was the bottom : the inward hollow structure.

    After a few tries and a lot of bondo this was the result :







    I also added the top detail.



    I made a mold , using EVO's instructions from the clone forum



    I then cast the helmet using Smoothcast 300 tinted grey.

    Unfortunaly the master didn't survive.....

    But....

    The Helmets came out pretty nice !







    Got the greeblies cast.

    Mock up of how it should look



    Then figuring out how to attach the RF.



    Now some primer , final sanding and then.......Paint !
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    Sep 26, 2012, 8:33 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #2

    First paint :









    And this is how it looks all painted up and weathered :
    (not happy with the green visor , will change that to black)









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    the vest is finished.....strange colour in the pics :
    this one shows the color better :

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    Sep 27, 2012, 1:01 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #3

    Very nice work on the helmet. Great paint work
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    Sep 27, 2012, 1:48 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #4

    Quote Fett Seven said: View Post
    Very nice work on the helmet. Great paint work
    Same here! Keep up the great work!
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    Nov 18, 2012, 7:50 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #5

    More progress :

    Shoulder Bells :



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    Nov 19, 2012, 6:43 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #6

    very nice scratch build! good to see the Dutch still produce great things.
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    Dec 23, 2012, 6:27 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #7

    I really like that imperial cog stand you have the helmet on, did you make that also?
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    Dec 23, 2012, 10:37 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #8

    Nice work, and by the way I want that phase two rex bucket. If it comes up for sale I want a shot at it.
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    Dec 26, 2012, 5:25 PM - Re: Rako Hardeen #9

    The cog stand was made by woodchuck , I think he also makes them as wall mounts.

    The rex is a WCA kit , but KW also makes them.
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    Dec 27, 2012, 6:57 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #10

    hey this looks GREAT!! I loved this episode of CW... reminded me so much of the movie Cube *shudder*
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    Dec 27, 2012, 9:16 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #11

    thanks
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    Dec 30, 2012, 1:19 PM - Re: Rako Hardeen #12

    leatherwork done :



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    Jan 19, 2013, 7:28 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #13

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    more done..
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    Jan 20, 2013, 3:54 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #14

    It's coming together well , great work
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    Jan 20, 2013, 12:55 PM - Re: Rako Hardeen #15

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    Jan 21, 2013, 2:04 PM - Re: Rako Hardeen #16

    nice work ,wish i could mold mine
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    Apr 3, 2013, 9:26 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #18

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    Finally done.

    thanks for all the support guys.
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    Apr 3, 2013, 2:05 PM - Re: Rako Hardeen #19

    Amazing job :thumbup:
    Best regards from Argentina...
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    Apr 7, 2013, 1:48 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #20

    REALLY nice job there matey! VERY impressed!
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    Apr 16, 2013, 10:13 PM - Re: Rako Hardeen #21

    very nicely done, anu chance of seeling one?
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    Aug 31, 2013, 8:05 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #22

    Could you commission this helmet for me or is there anywhere I can get one. I also want to to a rako hardeen cosplay
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    Sep 4, 2013, 12:16 AM - Re: Rako Hardeen #23

    Great build looks amazing Brother.

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