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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2017, 10:26 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #676

    Mr Mold Maker said: View Post

    A few good screen caps. Canister did an awesome job modeling with the little reference he had. It looks like the holes need to be drilled a little bigger, and the back piece needs to protrude a little more but those are pretty easy fixes I think! In the last picture.. you can see a few spots where a little paint has chipped off.. I've circled the main one, and you can see the base color. Is it blue or is it green? Is the dress white or gold??

    I'll let you guys figure it out...
    Good eye. Looks blue to me. I've also been told there were cast in light grey (poly plastiflex).
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2017, 11:03 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #677

    for anybody still looking for a base helmet, I found a source that seems to carry the correct helmet for a decent price (And it comes with a liner!) http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/m1-style-steel-helmet.aspx
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2017, 11:03 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #678

    Mr Mold Maker said: View Post
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    I've circled the main one, and you can see the base color. Is it blue or is it green? Is the dress white or gold?? ...

    To me, that blue looks like it rubbed off from something else. It's hard to determine for sure. If we saw it more throughout the helmet or showing up on other helmets, then I think it is a safer speculation to save it was base blue.

    I would also be willing to bet that the helmet in the photo had bands on it. See the wear? I encountered that sort of issue as I moved my bands from one position to the other.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2017, 11:22 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #679

    LDR said: View Post
    Good eye. Looks blue to me. I've also been told there were cast in light grey (poly plastiflex).
    I was told blue, and rubber.. but I can understand how someone holding it could confuse a soft resin for a rubber. I actually switched to 65D when I picked up on the flex the helmets had.


    Mara Jade's Father said: View Post
    To me, that blue looks like it rubbed off from something else. It's hard to determine for sure. If we saw it more throughout the helmet or showing up on other helmets, then I think it is a safer speculation to save it was base blue.

    I would also be willing to bet that the helmet in the photo had bands on it. See the wear? I encountered that sort of issue as I moved my bands from one position to the other.
    That is just the area that sticks out the most. If you looks at the bottom edge, by the left (our view) side of the top hole, and a few scattered areas.. you can see that same blue tone. That circled area is just the most prominent to me. I am still almost certain they were basecoated in blue. It's just now I have a better idea of what blue..

    If you disagree.. well, make your helmet how you like it. Then we are all happy.
    Hell, there are still people painting them army green.. if they like it, more power to 'em.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2017, 5:40 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #680

    Moreorless37 said: View Post
    for anybody still looking for a base helmet, I found a source that seems to carry the correct helmet for a decent price (And it comes with a liner!) http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/m1-style-steel-helmet.aspx
    Thank you for posting this! I've been looking all over for a Vietnam-era pot with liner at this price and hadn't found anything!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2017, 7:33 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #681

    Mr Mold Maker said: View Post
    If you disagree.. well, make your helmet how you like it. Then we are all happy.
    It really doesn't matter to me, just trying to keep open to possibilities. I don't replicate props based on the way they are built. I'm more of an idealized builder.

    Here is what I have decided to do for the lamp mounting system.

    Using a magnetic badge holder, some self sticking craft foam, and some two sided tape, I made this part:

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    It mounts to a piece of metal that for now is just wrapped and suspended using black duct tape:
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    The result is this:
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    I have not finished the lamp as I have not finalized the decision for the light source:
    I am still waiting on a mini light. I have a bore lamp which I can easily clip inside the helmet but the neck is easily seen. Although it's not awful:
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    Also, a little bit of the wife's clear nail polish really helps sell the glass lens look:
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 6, 2017, 9:19 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #682

    Boom the nail polish is a great extra.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 7, 2017, 8:56 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #683

    I've been looking at the extra picture of the Rogue helmets on set, and noticed a couple of things.

    The torch has slipped so is inline with the bottom edge of the helmet. Marked with an arrow below.
    The torch appears to be held in place with just a bent piece of wire. This wire sits behind the blast shield. Because its slipped down in this photo, its visible.

    The cable/wire around the helmet strap appears to be some sort of headphone wire cut off. Number 1 shows where the wire is cut off. Number 2 shows the 'hexagon' shaped body.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Apr 7, 2017, 2:04 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #684

    I noticed the bent wire lamp support when that image was first posted. For a long time, it was going to be my personal method for mounting the lamp. However I started to get concerned with a few things such as the best way to secure the wire frame in the helmet. Would it move around a lot? Also I have some ideas about replacing the lamp with a 3D print or even a metal lathed body. So I was concerned about drilling into future lamps and also if the internals would be damaged with drilling holed into the side. Like I said, I am more an idealized prop replica builder so I wanted to go with simple and functional especially since the mount is not a very visible detail.
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    6 Days Ago  Apr 20, 2017, 9:04 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #685

    Nice work. Do you hace a sewing pattern for the fabric cover?
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 21, 2017, 8:07 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #686

    you can find the run for the fabric cover here
    Chris23 said: View Post
    Nice work. Do you hace a sewing pattern for the fabric cover?

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