BARC Helmet kit Progress

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Army Scout, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Army Scout

    Army Scout Well-Known Member

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    One of our talented member over on BSN (PGHFETT - Mike) made a BARC trooper helmet kit. This is a Fiberglass resin combo. Very sturdy and looks good out of the box.

    I finally got some time to start working on mit. I spent about 3 hours cutting sanding and bondin. Layed a few coats of paint and here is what she looks like now...

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    This kits has been a pleasure to work on. I am having a blast :) Forgot how much fun this is.

    Now the paint scheme. I know Mike is doing the tan base coat, but I dont think its that dark. So am applying the standard gloss white. Once this is set, I will go over it with a tan wash, then camo it up then weather it. I need to hit the art supply store for some paints. So I thin I can have her ready in a week or so.

    I'll keep everyone posted :)

    Army Scout
     
  2. deralis

    deralis Well-Known Member

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    Looking good... Cant wait to see the whole project when done
     
  3. yodasan

    yodasan Sr Member

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    Is it possible to buy one of these kits?
     
  4. steveo

    steveo Sr Member

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    That looks really good and very screen accurate. I think it's a great sculpt and you did an excellent job on it, so I hope no one takes offense - but I think (my opinion) that has to be the UGLIEST helmet design in the Star Wars universe. This one and the Beehive clone. What were they thinking?
     
  5. Army Scout

    Army Scout Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(yodasan @ Jun 27 2006, 10:20 AM) [snapback]1269308[/snapback]</div>
    Visit us over at Bikerscout.net

    Army Scout
     
  6. yodasan

    yodasan Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(steveo @ Jun 27 2006, 10:35 AM) [snapback]1269317[/snapback]</div>
    I can understand why you might feel this way - but I have to say that the Parjai "beehive" bucket looks
    great to me. Speaking of which if anyone knows of anybody who has made (or is making) a custom
    please let me know.
     
  7. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    The helmet is looking good so far.

    I have to agree that it is not the nicest looking SW helmet ever but there are worse (ie: Rebel Trooper Helmet IMO)
     
  8. madphisto

    madphisto New Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(yodasan @ Jun 27 2006, 07:57 PM) [snapback]1269333[/snapback]</div>
    You could look over at clonetroopers.net or maybe ask this guy http://www.shortimer52.com/BeehiveDomain.html as he has one.

    Also, I recently saw a beehive in ebay (just google it) but it didn't look too good.
     
  9. UKscout

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    chris,

    looking realy good and sharpe, but from the pics is the helmet got deep scrathes already done on the helmet?
     
  10. cayman shen

    cayman shen Master Member

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    Looks great. Is the eyepiece a little low, or is that just a trick of the angle? The eyepeice in the movie seems unnaturally high (for a human, anyway).
     
  11. Army Scout

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    <div class='quotetop'>(cayman shen @ Jun 28 2006, 05:28 PM) [snapback]1270342[/snapback]</div>
    Hehe, it has to be lower, otherwise we could not see out of it :)
     
  12. madphisto

    madphisto New Member

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    Hey army Scout I think you could double the depth of the slit.
    At least on screen it looks a bit bigger in depth.
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