Rako Hardeen

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    Rako Hardeen

    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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    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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    Re: Rako Hardeen

    Very nice work on the helmet. Great paint work

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    Re: Rako Hardeen

    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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    Re: Rako Hardeen

    More progress :

    Shoulder Bells :




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    Re: Rako Hardeen

    very nice scratch build! good to see the Dutch still produce great things.

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    Re: Rako Hardeen

    I really like that imperial cog stand you have the helmet on, did you make that also?

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    Re: Rako Hardeen

    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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    Re: Rako Hardeen

    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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    hey this looks GREAT!! I loved this episode of CW... reminded me so much of the movie Cube *shudder*

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    Re: Rako Hardeen

    thanks

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    leatherwork done :




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    dscn0484-jpg

    more done..

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    Re: Rako Hardeen

    It's coming together well , great work

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    Re: Rako Hardeen

    dscn0488-jpg

    and more...

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    nice work ,wish i could mold mine

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    Re: Rako Hardeen

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    Finally done.

    thanks for all the support guys.

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    Amazing job :thumbup:
    Best regards from Argentina...

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    Re: Rako Hardeen

    REALLY nice job there matey! VERY impressed!

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    very nicely done, anu chance of seeling one?

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    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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    Re: Rako Hardeen

    Great build looks amazing Brother.

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