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Interest Cobra Commander Retaliation helmet

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by BlackKaos, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have a lot of projects that I am working on and I'm very glad to say that I have been working on this since the movie first came out. I have been fooling with other projects but I think that it's time I complete this one. I know that there were some people interested in Mauflet's helmet a while back and he unfortunately didn't sell casts of his (which I probably would have bought) so I decided to 3D model my own. I'm currently in the printing stage now and would like to create a interest thread (seeing how my other INT threads aren't doing so hot lol :facepalm)

    I am looking for at least 10 people to get this going. If I don't get 10 people then I will just have the helmet for myself but I'm looking to extend this project to other people.

    The price as for all my raw cast helmets will be $250 plus shipping (price lowered from $275.00) . It will be a three part helmet comprised of the back/side pieces, face shield and jaw. Possible make the faceshield and jaw one piece not sure yet. The casts will be made out of urethane plastic.

    I will also be offering different options for this helmet including the following:

    Raw cast (RC) - $250.00
    Raw cast with clear PETG visor (RC w/ CV) - $300.00
    Raw cast with chrome tinted PETG visor (RC w/ TV) - $325.00

    No finished version will be offered at this time.

    I will be posting pics of the visor (clear and chrome tinted) along with pics of a finished helmet.

    Here is a raw cast pic which best shows the detail and the two part raw cast helmet pieces. I will be posting pics of the finished printed helmet.

    1. PanzerKraken (PM sent)
    2. staticweb23 (PM sent)
    3. SovereignOne - FH (shipped)
    4. techhnyne
    5. Lord Nikon
    6. Evan Currie
    7. Sceno - RC (Paid & Shipped)
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  2. PanzerKraken

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    I would be interested once seeing how this turned out. Was sad this was abandoned by so many and now UD Replicas cancelled the project and have lost the GI Joe license.
     
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  3. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm positive it will turn out nice and accurate. I'm in the printing process now. It should be printed withing a week or two and I will post updates.

    It is a shame that no one has picked up this project because it's an awesome design. It's been on my table for some time and I feel that it needs to be made so that's what I'm doing. I added you to the list.
     
  4. staticweb23

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    I'm interested in one.
     
  5. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ok, Staticweb23. You are added to the list.
     
  6. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    To hopefully spark some more interest. I am lowering the price of a raw cast to $250 plus shipping. That's as low as I can go for a helmet kit for now due to funds.
     
  7. sceno

    sceno Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would be interested once I see the the 3d print of it.
     
  8. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I will be able to post some progress of the print soon. I'm really pleased with it so far and I'm sure that others will be too.
     
  9. GIjoeFan197

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    Really glad your possibly going to be able to get this going for yourself, and others. I may regret not getting in on this, yet holding out hope for another talent to make a not printed, and finished kits.

    really gonna be great to see, and follow your progress.
     
  10. Gimpdiggity

    Gimpdiggity Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'd like to see how it looks.
     
  11. PanzerKraken

    PanzerKraken Jr Member

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    Can't wait to see some progress, I bought the really nice UD Replica coat for this costume and they dropped the ball on us :(
     
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  12. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am definitely going to be finishing this project. I have been working on it for a few hours and I'm almost done the helmet and sides. Waiting on the jaw piece from Shapeways due to the amount of detail. I will be starting the face shield next.


    I have had alot of people post comments and I greatly appreciate it! I just need to know who wants to be on the INT list so I can get a better idea if I'm going to mold this helmet.

    Sceno, GIjoeFan197, Gimpdiggity and Panzerkraken let me know if you want me to add you guys.
     
  13. BlackKaos

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    I added a printable head support model to my Shapeways store which can be purchased here for anyone who decides to buy my Cobra Commander helmet. I have done alot of work to it and I'm extremely happy with the progress. I'm just waiting on a few things to dry and I will be posting progress pics soon.


    Here's the link for the head support that goes under the cowl of the helmet like the movie helmet has:

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/G...ead-supp?key=08b81619bbb6744913bc703bbfc876e5

    This helmet was added with no additional cost to you. I will not make any money of the helmet support. Just what it would cost someone to print it directly from Shapeways. I figure that purchasing a cast of my Cobra Commander helmet was plenty good enough. Plus I want the members who purchase my helmet be able to wear the helmet and show it off. Plus I don't feel like molding and casting an under support helmet for the cowl so this is kinda a gift or offer to anyone who wants it.

    Thanks for viewing my page.
     
  14. BlackKaos

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    Here's an progress update on the Cobra Commander Retaliations helmet I modeled and printed. It needs some find detail work, smoothing, paint then a visor and it's done. Let me know what you think.
     

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  15. GIjoeFan197

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    Better than I could do, cause i can't do anything. Seems small or not as long of a visor or compact version? Yet again like i said I don't know, and like you said it needs some detail work. Hopefully others will let thier voices be heard.
     
  16. SovereignOne

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    I'd like to get in on this :) love that bucket
     
  17. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks SovereignOne. You have been added.

    GIjoeFan197 - I can see what you are talking about. I didn't notice that before. I am still making slight changes to the helmet to make it more accurate. I will be definitely making the jaw area a little longer. Thanks
     
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  18. Evan Currie

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    I'd be in for one, I have the UDR coat, may as well complete the outfit. :)

    What size will if fit? Would like it for show anyway, but one that fit would be good. :)
     
  19. techhnyne

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  20. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    technyne you have been added. I will email you if I can get enough people interested to do the run.
     
  21. GIjoeFan197

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    You bet thanks to you for kindnesses, and bear of luck to all!
     
  22. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It will fit up to a 24" head.
     
  23. Lord Nikon

    Lord Nikon Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am interested in this for sure
     
  24. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Lord Nikon you have been added.
     
  25. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Update: helmet done. Sanding and painting next week
     

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  26. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Evan Currie added to the list.
     
  27. SovereignOne

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    very excited about this build !!!! looking great
     
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  28. SovereignOne

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    I want that coat, but can't find it anywhere .. and the ones that have the UDR coat want an ungodly amount for it lol
     
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  29. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks SovereignOne!

    Yeah, Im looking for a decent replica of the coat also. The UDR coat is amazing but I can't afford that either. I'm waiting a few responses back from tailor companies and will let you know if I find one that is decently priced and is fairly accurate.
     
  30. SovereignOne

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    I've found some companies that sell "replicas" the only thing is that their "replicas" aren't near the production used jacket. Mostly the molded should and forearm guards are completely way off ... just can't justify spending $300-400 on not even a close one. The companies will not show their product either, only screen shots of the movie lol .. which I find annoying as a consumer, let me see your product if i'm going to buy it.
     
  31. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yes, that is EXACTLY what I have been dealing with and noticing. I sent a message to one company to send me pictures of their coat because they only have screen shots of the movie. Then others post the UDR coat with their logo across the picture.
     
  32. Evan Currie

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    Yeah, the UD coat is very nice but certainly pricey. I actually tried to get them to sell me another set of bracers for it so I could mod a tablet or cell phone into one of them just for fun, but they wouldn't. lol

    I was bummed that they didn't come out with the helmet they promised. I suppose sales weren't high on the coat maybe?
     
  33. PanzerKraken

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    Looking good. For the kits how will you handle the face shield?
     
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  34. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The kits will be the kits only with no face shield. I am working on a way to make the face shield and once I post pics of the process and what my solution to the face is then I will make that an added feature for an additional price.
     
  35. SovereignOne

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    i seriously can't wait to put this on my head .... lol .... i'm building an R2 at the moment and don't know which one i'm more excited about hahah

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    you ever sell that coat .. dibs !!!! muahahahaha
     
  36. BlackKaos

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    Sceno added to the list.
     
  37. SovereignOne

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    Hey hey .. if you can't get the 10 peeps are you going to scrap the run ?
     
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  38. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would have liked to get 10 but I think I will be good with the number I have now.
     
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  39. SovereignOne

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    sweeeeet !!!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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  40. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have ordered some PETG clear plastic. I'm going to try heat forming the shield then either spraying it with silver window spray paint (Krylon mirror-like paint) or lining the shield with silver window tint. I will post pics of which one I do or both.
     
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  41. SovereignOne

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    Hey Kaos! do you have any pics of the helmet sanded and worked on ?
     
  42. thorssoli

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    Watching with keen interest. Still hoping for more photos.
     
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  43. PanzerKraken

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    Most of the Cobra helmets with chromed masks I've seen from what I can tell use chrome window tinting for their visors. Not sure what visibility is with the spray on stuff
     
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  44. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here is the helmet with a paint job. No visor yet. Waiting on PETG material.
     

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  45. SovereignOne

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    ok, this is amazingly kick * !!!!!!
     
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  46. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks!
     
  47. eternalstudios

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    Hey dude I don't know if you are getting my messages, but I sent the money
     
  48. BlackKaos

    BlackKaos Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wrong thread. This was suppose to be posted in my pepakura junkyard thread. File has been sent. Please be patient I work a full time job with plenty of over time.
     
  49. PanzerKraken

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    Yea that looks great
     
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