Hi all, been lurking here awhile and thought I should put up a WIP thread. I'm making a Mando helm for my 4 year old son, who loves Fett. I'm on attempt 4 now, have tried a few different methods that I'll describe later. Pics of V1 through 3 will follow as well. If you see your idea copied here, it probably is - I'm super glad to learn from all the solid work others have shared here!
Here's the dome, done in cardstock and scotch taped together before slush casting rondo.
Then I made a negative of the dome form WOF templates to hold the curing dome.
Then I started slush casting/brushing in rondo, 2 oz resin and a golf ball size amount of filler, with both the liquid and cream hardeners mixed in. Pot life was around 5 minutes, cured to tacky in about 15 and ready for the next coat.
After the third coat, I got impatient and added a layer of fiberglass mat - 4th coat looked like this
I did one last slush coat to smooth it over
The result is strong and the shape looks looks pretty good
I used a scraper to take off the scotch tape and knock down the high points. I also etched in the reference points - the bottom edge cutoff line and front and back center marks with a drywall knife
Kept knocking down the high points with a rasp
Dear lord it's late! Time flies when you're having fun! More to come
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