My First Rocketeer Helmet!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by slimesquare, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. slimesquare

    slimesquare Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So this is my first attempt at a Rocketeer helmet. This helmet was picked up at the HMS prop sale, and it's a very quality cast done by HMS. It had very little clean up work that needed to be done after some solid areas were cleaned out.

    so heres the beginning
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    and heres after the first clean up
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    This was after I installed the head fin and primed the whole helmet
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    And finally after some rub n' buff and some debating if I did too much weathering
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    this is what I have so far....I've put in an order for the helmet liner and I'll have lenses made tomorrow so I can install them. I have more pictures from different angles that I will try and post later.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. GeordieIndy

    GeordieIndy Well-Known Member

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    Looks great!!

    I really need to do some research into the best helmets out there. I think in the future when I can get some money together I will purchase a Rocketeer helmet, they look very classy!!

    Cheers,

    Andy
     
  3. Strickler

    Strickler Well-Known Member

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    Though im no expert on little or too much weathering I think its look amazing.
     
  4. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is a very clean looking kit. These are fun helmets to work on.
     
  5. Filandrius

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    While the weathering looks a little bit much, it looks great. You did a bang-up job, that helmet is going to be a masterpiece. :)
     
  6. slimesquare

    slimesquare Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ok so day two consisted of making the lenses

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    I cut some lexan and heated it so it was soft so it would bend nicely and then they were installed

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    overall i'm very happy with what I have from start to finish. It has a great look to it and I can't wait to get the helmet liner to give it that little bit extra. I'd like the thank HMS for the awesomely clean casting, like I said very little clean up which made this helmet very easy to do

    theres are some extras I took

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    and of course being proud
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    thanks guys
     
  7. Filandrius

    Filandrius Well-Known Member

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    Okay you convinced me, I want one. ;)
     
  8. Jay1138

    Jay1138 Active Member

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    I think you did a great job slimesquare! Weathering is perfect where you got it -don't touch it.

    My Rocketeer helmet should be complete in a few months. I've very excited -you have a great helmet! Very classy.
     
  9. slimesquare

    slimesquare Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If you can the HMS helmet was fantastic to work with

    Thanks....the weathering actually came out better than I thought it was going to, though it maybe be a bit much I think it adds that little bit of extra character to it. When I look at vintage style items I perfer them to have some weathering to them. And i'm glad I convinced you that you needed one haha.
     
  10. Valor

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    Really, nice job. And for my money, there is no such thing as too much weathering on a Rocketeer helmet. The patina just adds layers of character.
     
  11. slimesquare

    slimesquare Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks Valor.....as I patiently await your helmet liner arrival
     
  12. vfxhamilton

    vfxhamilton New Member

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    Really nice helmet. I would love to make a Rocketeer short film. You have inspired me.
     

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