Another P1 Stunt Bio

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Darth Pinhead

Active Member
I am also the proud owner of one of the P1 Stunt Bios that George graciously casts. I have to say, since this is my first Bio project, I was quite intimidated to even touch the damn thing. I just sat and stared at it for a good week or so. At any rate, I've finally begun cleaning it up. My goal is not to necessarily get this guy smooth as glass. In fact, I plan on doing very little to the face of the Bio and intend upon keeping the major mold indentations. My major concern is cleaning up the edge of the bio and strengthening it with JB Weld Plastic Epoxy Putty. As I have read more than enough times, dropping these guys can lead to horrible results. Not that I intend upon dropping it (Who does?) but I do want to do my best to protect the edge from chipping. This is not to say the edge was not strong enough, just that I am super paranoid/anal and would rather error on the side of precaution. Applying the putty along the inside of the lip has also allowed me to build it up in places so that I can go back and sand it all down to a more consistant height all the way around the crown.

At any rate, I have spent four hours, over the course of three days, trimming the flashing, sanding anything major, and strengthing the edge of the bio with the putty. The putty I am using works GREAT. The JB Weld version (The Off-white) definitely does not stink as badly as the previous brand I used (Grey). I'm applying it by cutting off 1/4" slices from the stick, creating 1/4 ropes, and then smoothing it out with wet fingertips. Once I am content with the amount of putty that I have built up, I intend upon sanding down the outside edge, getting it as symmetrical as possible, and then will sand the inside down to eliminate some of the weight added by the putty. And yes, I realize I am spending WAY MORE TIME on the inside of the helmet than the outside (Probably more than most people spend on the outside, alone), :D

Laser Shroud & Air Tube References
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Putty & Sanding Supplies
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Masking, Primer, & PlasttiDip
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Bio Upon Arrival: 12.17.2010
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Post Initial Sanding & First Round of Putty: 12.27.2010 - 2 Hours
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Second Round of Putty: 12.29.2010 - 1 Hour
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Third Round of Putty: 12.29.2010 - 1 Hour
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Sanding of the Rim & Cutting Out Eyes: 12.31.2010 - 3 Hours
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Sanding of the Eyes & Detailing the Back Fin: 01.02.2011 - 4 Hours
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Sanding of the Shroud, Cutting hole in Bio for Laser access, Attaching of the Shroud: 01.04.2011 - 3 Hours
Casey (biohunter76) makes the kit with the shroud and hose connectors. He also sells the Pre-wired Tri Laser, however, I chose to use Jason's (PredatrHuntr) Super Bright Red LEDs.

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Applying First Round of Epoxy Putty to Shroud: 01.06.2011 - 0.5 Hours
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Sanding of the Shroud: 01.06.2011 - 4 Hours
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Not So Final Sanding of the Shroud: 01.11.2011 - 1 Hours
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Another Round of Putty To The Shroud & Eyes: 1.13.2010 - 3 Hour
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Yet More Sanding of the Shroud: 01.14.2011 - 4 Hours
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Reshaped the Shroud, Prepped for Hose Connector on Chin, Finished the eyes: 01.15.2011 - 8 Hours
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FINAL sanding of the Shroud, Casey's Kit affixed, Primer Coats Applied: 01.16.2011 - 5 Hours
I used Rust-oleum Auto Sandable Primer Spray
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Masking Off & Application of PlastiDip Spray-4 coats: 01.18.2011 - 3 Hours
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Peeling of PlastiShit, Etching of Shroud Line, and First Layer of Silver: 01.19.2011 - 2 Hours
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Rustification of the Bio with Acrylics: 01.19.2011 - 2 Hours
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Final Silver & Wet Sanding: 01.20.2011 - 1 Hour
I used a very fine thin sanding sponge to really knock down the metallic sheen and blend the silver in with the rust-job...
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Blast Marks: 01.22.2011 - 1 Hour
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Felting The Inside: 01.23.2011 - 3 Hours
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Cutting of the Lens & Repaint: 01.24.2011 - 1 Hour Lens, 2 Hours Repainting
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Lens Installation & Laser Plate Velcro: 01.26.2011 - 1 Hour Lens, 30 Minutes Laser Plate
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ptgreek

Active Member
Ha ..I just replied to your Facebook pics. I think the plumbers epoxy rim is a great idea ..in fact I have suggested it in the past. I used the stuff all over the battle torn bio ..in fact, because of its quick set up time, I even sculpt with it now and again ..many of the small peeled back shards on the aforementioned Bio were formed using this epoxy. Remember to use gloves when kneading this stuff together ..your hands end up a sticky mess if ya dont. Great stuff though ...hardens like steel.

Thanks for posting this Bro ..I love seeing the progress on these after they leave the shop
 

Darth Pinhead

Active Member
Glad you were the first to read this, George! Yeah, I'm a bit of a klutz from time to time and kept envisioning myself doing something stupid. I've even gone so far as considering epoxying carbon fiber into the inside (Not going to).

I rather enjoy using the JB Weld Plastic Putty versus the brand I used previously. Aside from the smell being much more tolerable, the previous brand stuck to my fingers, as you've stated, but this stuff comes right off. It also feels a tad softer and stays workable for 20-25 minutes, as opposed to three. The down side, of course, is that I go from a 1 hour cure to 3 hour cure. Ah, I guess we can't have it all, eh, lol. I'll be back on it in an hour with a third layer of putty and hope to be sanding tomorrow.

By the by, did you receive my PM on airbrushes?
 

ptgreek

Active Member
Glad you were the first to read this, George! Yeah, I'm a bit of a klutz from time to time and kept envisioning myself doing something stupid. I've even gone so far as considering epoxying carbon fiber into the inside (Not going to).

I rather enjoy using the JB Weld Plastic Putty versus the brand I used previously. Aside from the smell being much more tolerable, the previous brand stuck to my fingers, as you've stated, but this stuff comes right off. It also feels a tad softer and stays workable for 20-25 minutes, as opposed to three. The down side, of course, is that I go from a 1 hour cure to 3 hour cure. Ah, I guess we can't have it all, eh, lol. I'll be back on it in an hour with a third layer of putty and hope to be sanding tomorrow.

By the by, did you receive my PM on airbrushes?
Ha ..yes ..sorry for the delay ..PM returned
 

PredatrHuntr

Master Member
Nice work on the inside...mine is all sloppy but its only there to strengthen so looks don't matter. I know the obsession of cleaning up the inside and making it purty...I once covered the entire inside of a Celtic with felt. It was a bitch to do and I'd never do it again lol!

Looking forward to seeing you work on the shroud area :D
 

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Darth Pinhead

Active Member
Shroud has been ordered, so it will hopefully be here in a few days. Until then, I have plenty of sanding to consume my time and I'm still trying to hunt down a local lense material supplier. I'm thinking I'll head to the auto parts store and have a look around. Oh, and kid yourself not, J, I will make the inside look pretty, :D
 

ptgreek

Active Member
Whenever I'm gonna make it a wearable bio, I hit the underside with multiple coats of plasti-dip. Creates a great buffer on the latex mask. Do this before you paint the top side as to not ruin it with over spray.. I love plastidip.. But it's death in a can so wear a respirator and do it outside if you can
 

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Darth Pinhead

Active Member
Thanks, Lem. It's easy to find time to work on your bio when your only consultant contract has put you "on hold", lol...
 

TehEl1te

Member
Brad, this is coming along so nicely!!!!! :) I can't wait to see it finished up! I am so jealous still of your P1 haha
 

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celtpred

New Member
Looking good so far your putting alot of work into getting right and it will pay off for sure, now can't wait to see it painted up.
 

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