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  1. the DOCTOR's Avatar
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    Jul 29, 2012, 3:39 PM - Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #1

    Well, it was a surprise to me!

    About a fortnight ago I was in Tesco (a large hypermarket type of place) where I saw a BMX helmet, from the side, that immediately reminded me of a Brian Bolland style Judge Dredd helmet:



    So, I wondered how troublesome it would be to convert it...

    Down my workshop, I wrapped a piece of clear butyrate sheet around the helmet, clamped it in place, and buttered in a layer or two of car body filler/resin mix, which I backed up with fibreglass tissue and polyester resin, and quickly had this:



    (Trying it on and using my phone as a 'mirror'!) A few more wraps with the butyrate and more filler/resin/tissue, I was here:





    Within a few evenings and a Saturday, it was looking like this:





    The badge mount and top is almost all filler, making it a little heavy, but bearable.

    Aafter a lot of spot filling and rubbing down I was able to top coat it on the Sunday:



    Knocked up a badge, here just in Alclad chrome (which didn't go on properly and needs to be redone before a yellow/gold tint clearcoat):



    Just need to add a tinted inner visor, waiting on a motorbike helmet insert, and to get the badge right!

    Not bad for just about twenty hours in the workshop!

    (While I'm here, here's a picture of my 'new' Dredd head with one I made for a fancy dress contest at college nearly twenty years ago:

    )

    Fun project, makes a change from the ones that seem to drag on for months!

  2. Key Master RPF Premium Member Nexus6's Avatar
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    Jul 29, 2012, 4:37 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #2

    I LOVE it! It's crazy how good that turned out.
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    Jul 29, 2012, 4:52 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #3

    Looks amazing great work
  4. morcon1223's Avatar
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    Jul 29, 2012, 9:38 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #4

    amazing work on the helmet.
  5. Keepin' it real since '00 RPF Premium Member Funky's Avatar
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    Jul 29, 2012, 9:45 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #5

    Nexus6 said: View Post
    I LOVE it! It's crazy how good that turned out.
    ...AND the short amount of time it took!
  6. Beard's Avatar
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    Jul 29, 2012, 10:51 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #6

    Looks awesome dude!
  7. Nopal's Avatar
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    Jul 30, 2012, 12:01 AM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #7

    Wow. As a newbie to prop replicas, it looks so deceivingly simple, but I KNOW it takes so much skill and patience! Well done!
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    Jul 30, 2012, 1:27 AM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #8

    Looks great man! How did you work in the visor? Looks like a perfect profile to the bucket!

    Great paintjob too. What's your secret?

    Makes me want to put in OT to finish my bucket!
  9. Nobby's Avatar
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    Jul 30, 2012, 3:21 AM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #9

    dude, that is brilliant!
    great work
  10. JMANTAM's Avatar
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    Jul 30, 2012, 3:28 AM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #10

    Wow I couldn't have done it better, good job!
  11. Member Since
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    Jul 30, 2012, 5:19 AM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #11

    That is awesome. Love it, if only I had the skill I'd get one myself.
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    Jul 30, 2012, 7:35 AM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #12

    sheer genius
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    Jul 30, 2012, 2:14 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #13

    Fantastic work! you taking commissions?
  14. RPF Premium Member G17RDY's Avatar
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    Jul 30, 2012, 3:36 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #14

    Bloody fantastic!!

    Great vision from spotting a BMX helmet in Tesco, and actually seeing a Dread helmet in there, superb!!
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    Jul 31, 2012, 3:48 AM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #15

    wildething said: View Post
    Fantastic work! you taking commissions?
    I second this question.
  16. pRoJectEarth7's Avatar
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    Jul 31, 2012, 6:02 AM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #16

    AMAZING!!!... You made it look so easy... what an artist!
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    Jul 31, 2012, 9:05 AM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #17

    Unbelievable skills. Fantastic build!
  18. Superglued fingers RPF Premium Member Knightjar's Avatar
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    Jul 31, 2012, 9:09 AM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #18

    Excellent job! Funny how a spur-of-the-moment idea turns into 20 hours of work!
  19. strengthof10men's Avatar
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    Jul 31, 2012, 9:35 AM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #19

    thats superb. i wish that i could pull something like this off. it takes me weeks of mistakes before i get close to finnishing. and its never as clean as this.
  20. christrom's Avatar
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    Sep 20, 2012, 1:22 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #20

    Could you post a pic of you wearing it? I better get to Tescos! - How much was the helmet?
  21. christrom's Avatar
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    Sep 20, 2012, 1:24 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #21

    EDIT found it, only a tenner
  22. Mollins's Avatar
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    Sep 20, 2012, 3:03 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #22

    This is beautiful, I think I may have to uh "borrow" your idea here, and get a Judge Helmet made myself off of the BMX helmet base!
  23. Spaceace's Avatar
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    Sep 20, 2012, 5:00 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #23

    That looks amazing...great paint job too.
  24. Too Much Garlic's Avatar
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    Sep 20, 2012, 5:05 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #24

    That is looking so bad-ass. Really got a mean look to it. The end result is so flawless and well done that it boggles the mind that this started out as a BMX helmet.
  25. martcpl705's Avatar
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    Sep 25, 2012, 5:54 PM - Re: Surprise project: Judge Dredd Helmet #25

    That's an awesome build

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