RED PLANET helmet build w.i.p.

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  1. funboy1013xx

    funboy1013xx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    huge red planet fan and always liked there suits and helmets. 2015-02-07 22.21.25.jpg and here we go!! 2015-02-07 22.22.29.jpg 2015-02-07 22.21.37.jpg 2015-02-07 22.21.51.jpg 2015-02-08 22.18.51.jpg 2015-02-08 22.19.07.jpg 2015-02-08 22.19.32.jpg
     
  2. funboy1013xx

    funboy1013xx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    2015-02-13 17.52.45.jpg 2015-02-13 17.53.18.jpg 2015-02-13 17.53.04.jpg 2015-02-13 17.54.33.jpg 2015-02-13 17.54.16.jpg 2015-02-13 17.58.59.jpg special shout out to board member RAVEN again for tons of help!!! :cool
     
  3. kev1969

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    This looks great, youve made a massive step from the first lot of photos to where you are now! im going to have to watch this movie again, looking forward to seeing your progress :thumbsup subscribed.
     
  4. funboy1013xx

    funboy1013xx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks!! ive got so many different photo album files I have to go thru each one to find my progress shots. more photo's tonight.....;)
     
  5. kev1969

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    look forward to seeing them :thumbsup
     
  6. funboy1013xx

    funboy1013xx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    2015-02-22 23.59.57.jpg 2015-02-23 00.00.46.jpg 2015-02-23 00.00.23.jpg 2015-02-23 00.01.06.jpg 2015-02-23 00.04.24.jpg 2015-02-23 00.07.03.jpg and more to come in a little while.....still.....digging....ohh * there's my pen...:$
     
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  7. breakfstmachine

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    You are making the Red Planet suit fabricator's day/month/year/previous decade! This is really great work!
     
  8. geekswoodshop

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    Wow, this is super impressive! So you created a rough form, covered in in bondo and then lots of smoothing it down? It's looking fantastic!
     
  9. funboy1013xx

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    thanks guys. I used an old baseball helmet as the base. then made a very crude poster board mock up and covered it in 2' clear tape. then the bondo, after it cooled I was able to pull the board and b.b. helmet out. then a whole lotta dremel work. 2015-02-24 00.29.29.jpg 2015-02-24 00.30.29.jpg 2015-02-24 00.29.54.jpg 2015-02-24 00.31.22.jpg 2015-02-24 13.45.19.jpg 2015-02-24 13.45.40.jpg 2015-02-24 13.46.01.jpg 2015-02-25 15.38.37.jpg 2015-02-25 21.21.27.jpg 2015-02-25 21.22.16.jpg 2015-02-25 21.22.34.jpg
     
  10. Duncanator

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    Your sculpt looks great! Very impressive work.

    You said you removed the baseball helmet, so is the thing entirely made of Bondo then? If so, I am doubly impressed, but be careful with it. Bondo is not the strongest stuff. It'll shatter if it gets dropped. Are you planning on molding it? A fiberglass or urethane casting would be much more durable. I'd hate to see your nice work crumble from a simple mishap.
     
  11. funboy1013xx

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    thanks for the positive comments guys. yes it is completely sculpted from bondo! I absolutely love the stuff. the "greeblies" are cast resin, I waited till they set up enough to pull from the clay and gently layed them in position on the primered helmet to get a proper curve to the helmet.
     
  12. funboy1013xx

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    this is were its at now. ive got some magnet's for the neck ring and have a crude mockup for the amber face shield. just need to figure out were to get plastic, and the easiest way to make one. thanks again for your comments and for looking everyone!! 2015-02-26 17.58.24.jpg 2015-02-26 17.59.49.jpg 2015-02-26 18.00.55.jpg 2015-02-26 18.02.37.jpg 2015-02-26 18.03.46.jpg 2015-04-11 14.09.11.jpg 2015-04-11 14.09.33.jpg 2015-04-11 14.10.11.jpg 2015-04-11 14.10.34.jpg 2015-04-11 14.11.03.jpg 2015-04-11 14.08.45.jpg added plastic vented mesh to the rear, and black mesh to the front accent pieces.
     
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  13. Datagrammer

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    This certainly ranks as one of my favourite space helments
     
  14. Drack

    Drack Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap man this is awesome!!! So well made :)
     
  15. funboy1013xx

    funboy1013xx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks man! it was alotta fun. ive got magnets im gonna use to hold the neck ring pieces together and mount to the helmet. the hard part is gonna be making the colored visor...:facepalm
     
  16. GaryArm

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    Hi Funboy
    Your helmet look great, are you going to do the half helmet as well?
    Did you know one of the screen used helmets came up on Ebay last year. It had the back cut out so the camera could get in and give the point of view of someone inside the suit
    Did you also know that the space suit were custom made for each actor in the U.S. and then brought down here filming
    Gary
     
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  17. Sean

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    Holy cow funboy. I haven't peeked in on this lately. your doing an amazing job! WOW!:thumbsup
     
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  18. funboy1013xx

    funboy1013xx Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks guys, :$ GaryArm, ive gotta finish this one first, then I want to do the chest/back armour. I own "some" production suit parts. board member RAVEN has a full RED PLANET suit, he helped me a friggin TON with photo's and measurements. great guy and friend!! we also have been researching other R.P. tool's and trying to i.d. them. :p
     
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  19. Rodewaryer

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    I can see serious time spent on this one, and it shows in the quality. I'll be following this project, looking forward to further updates :)
     
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  20. funboy1013xx

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    thanks! its a total labor of love. as posted before I bounce around to different project's. im stuck on the helmet until I can figure a way to make the amber visor. I cant find any plastic close enough to invest in practicing. I might have to use clear plastic and then dye it. ive seen a couple people do visors here and they look really good.
     
  21. Sean

    Sean Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is from bondo right? this is just amazing the work that must have went into getting there..
     
  22. Rodewaryer

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    Your challenge is the same one I visualized, that visor is going to be a hurdle. Luck!
     
  23. GaryArm

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    Funboy
    I found that I had kept a copy of the Ebay ad for the RP helmet,
    I don't know if it is any help but you can add to your files
    !B47hCigCGk~$(KGrHqMOKkMEyN4dblroBMrp)qtsLg~~_12.jpg !B47gp6!CWk~$(KGrHqMOKkMEyN4dblroBMrpvYJDU!~~_12.jpg !B47hTk!!2k~$(KGrHqYOKkQEyONWqOCoBMrpy9U4ug~~_12.jpg
    Gary
     
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  24. funboy1013xx

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    nice!!! thanks!!
     

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