Clone Wars Microseries Fordo Phase 2 helmet build

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  1. jimmiroquai

    jimmiroquai Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi again! I've documented the build process of my Fordo Phase 2 helmet and wanted to share. :)
    Here's Arc-Cpt. Fordo in his bad@$$ Phase 2 Armor:
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    I took a mixed media approach (which will probably bite back at me during the finishing stages). I started with pepakura, pepping a portion of Space Cowboy's ANH bucket then making my own face:
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    Once resin and fiberglass was applied, I cut out the aerator bulbs then used spray foam to fill out the visor, cheeks, and chin. Sculpted some details with epoxy clay
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    Styrene and epoxy clay and XPS styro and bondo:
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  2. Blaxmyth

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    Nice work indeed. I'm impressed by the mixed media approach and like the little details such as the raising of the top of the dome. Looking forward to seeing more progress shots. :thumbsup
     
  3. jimmiroquai

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    Thanks! Fixing the symmetry during my first sculpt (from scratch using xps foam) was very difficult. By using this mixed media approach, i was hoping to at least get a more or less symmetric base.
     
  4. Inquisitor Peregrinus

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    I'm largely impressed because I've never seen anyone tackle the animated-style BARC helmet before, in any medium. Are you doing the rest of the armor like the microseries, too?

    --Jonah
     
  5. jimmiroquai

    jimmiroquai Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes! Though the armor for the more recent Clone Wars series is based largely on that of the Microseries armor while allowing for more practical movement. So i'll be using the ACW Phase 1 armor for this.

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    Added some wood and loooots of bondo to the mix
     
  6. jimmiroquai

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    Locking in some details: Styrene brow and water bottle earcaps
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    Looks mean, nice job!
     
  8. jimmiroquai

    jimmiroquai Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks!

    Doing the finishing touches:
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    Nice! Loving your work!
     
  10. jimmiroquai

    jimmiroquai Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks! Ready for casting!
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  11. jimmiroquai

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    Here's the first casting!
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    Here it is next to EVO3's amazing Cody bucket for size comparison:
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  12. jimmiroquai

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    Paint mock up!
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  13. jimmiroquai

    jimmiroquai Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here it is complete!
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    Now to work on the armor!
     
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