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Limited Run Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet (First Finished Helmet P9!)

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by thorssoli, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've finally got the 3D model for this piece to the point where I'm happy with it.
    20741685818_8762ee0b0f_c.jpg

    It is scaled to match the Anovs trooper helmets and my Flametrooper helmets, so unless you've got some sort of gargantuan, melon-sized head, this thing should fit you just fine.

    The mold is finished and the first cast was successful:
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    Here's a closer shot:
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    The kits will include formed, tinted lenses for the eyes (not pictured).

    Price for the raw-cast helmet with formed tinted lenses will be $225 plus shipping.

    If you want me to finish it for you, the price for a completely finished helmet will be $495 plus shipping. Here's a finished helmet:
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    The finish is a dark chrome that's weathered to match the look of the on-screen suit:
    23058653326_c5f962f028_c.jpg

    EDIT: A recent buyer posted a video review of one of my finished buckets:


    Post here if you'd like to get in on the run.
     

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  2. Bogleo

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    Have you seen these pics? I can't tell if your model has the brim or not, they might help.

    [​IMG]

    http://imgur.com/a/SdOv0
     
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  3. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    It's all there. The whole series of pics from D23 were what finally made me decide I had enough references to finally get this helmet right. There's been a few others made based on the one or two images that had been released previously, but none of them have the lip inside the bottom of the helmet or the correct curve to the chin.

    Let me know if you'd like to get in on the run.
     
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  4. warrenhouck

    warrenhouck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    Do you have a price in mind for fully chromed helmets?
     
  5. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    It'll depend on the final process that I end up deciding to use, but the additional cost will be less than $200.
     
  6. warrenhouck

    warrenhouck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    Ok put me down as interested. This helmet chromed will be a thing of beauty
     
  7. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    I think so. Here's an example of another helmet I chromed a few years back:
    Chrome Fett 1.jpg Chrome Fett 2.jpg

    I've gotten a lot better at it since then.
     
  8. warrenhouck

    warrenhouck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    Gorgeous! And I'm sold
     
  9. Mr.Spider

    Mr.Spider Well-Known Member

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    I'm in for a raw cast
     
  10. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    That's two. Four more and this run is a go.

    Please post here if you'd like a raw cast or a fully finished chrome helmet.
     
  11. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    To sweeten the deal, I'll also offer a helmet stand to the first six pre-order folks.

    You can see an unpainted version of it in my flametrooper thread:
    [​IMG]

    Post here if you'd like one.
     
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  12. Ponte

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    Count me 100% interested. For real...
     
  13. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I will 100% add you to the list. For real. :)

    Carving for the main body will begin in a couple of hours. Photo updates are about to start happening.

    Post here if you'd like to be added to the list. If I get 3 more people I'll start collecting deposits and order some more molding and casting stuff.
     
  14. BOLISARIO

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    So we're looking at around $400 for a finished helmet? Not bad.
     
  15. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    Not bad at all. Shall I add you to the list?

    UPDATE: I now have both of my carving machines working on this project.
    [​IMG]

    The longer of the two carving jobs is supposed to be twelve hours, so things should start to come together pretty quickly.

    Post here if you'd like to be added to the list.
     
  16. cbrant

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    Okay I am interested. Deposit amount?
     
  17. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    once I start collecting deposits, I'll need $95 to get you on the list. The balance plus shipping will be due when your helmet is ready to ship.
     
  18. cbrant

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    Alright, better put me on the list.
     
  19. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    You got it.

    Anybody else?
     
  20. bobafettroxx

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    what is the total chromed out for one? Can you alter the size or no?? total needed for deposit?
     
  21. Sentry02

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    I'm likely interested in one of these chromed up. Please advise on when you have a total for that. Thanks!
     
  22. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    I haven't figured out how much it'll cost to get these finished, but it will be no more than $200 in addition to the cost of the raw cast.

    When I start collecting deposits, it'll be $95 to put you on the list. When the helmet is ready to ship, I'll send you an invoice for the remaining cost plus shipping.

    I will only be offering these in one size, scaled to match the other helmets that I've got going.

    Shall I add you to the list?

    The exact cost will depend on how many people are in on the run. The more folks I get signed up, the less it will cost. In any case, it'll be less than $200 in addition to the cost of the raw kit.

    You're on the list.
     
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  23. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    Progress:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Next I'll be filling in the seams where the carved parts fit together and get the whole thing polished up and ready to mold.

    Note: the 3d-printed teardrop details aren't showing in either of these pics, but they are sitting on the bench.

    This thing is going to be awesome.

    Post here if you'd like one.
     
  24. CoachA

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    Add me to the list
     
  25. v7sg

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    Hi, I would be interested in a helmet, but before I decide could you post a pic with the Anovos one side by side, I got burned with another seller (Not on the RPF) making "Phasma" helmets and really don't want it to happen again
     
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  26. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    I don't own an Anovos helmet. A friend visited from out of town a while back and brought his and I took some key measurements off of it. It was almost exactly 11" wide.

    Unless someone wants to give me their helmet, the best I can do for you is showing these 3 digital models side by side:

    [​IMG]

    In the image above, the standard trooper is 11" wide. Phasma is a bit wider. The flametrooper is 11" wide as well. When I move the models so that they overlap, the dome on top is almost exactly the same size. the bulk of the differences in dimensions are in the skirt and the chin area. As it should be.

    Hopefully this will make you feel better about the scale factor. It's sized similar to my eFx stormtrooper helmet.

    Anybody else interested? It looks like we've got the six people we need in order to go ahead with this run.

    Post here if you'd like a kit.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2015
  27. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've got the 6 people I need to go ahead with the run, but there's still room for more.

    Post here if you'd like to get one.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2015
  28. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Star Wars Ep VII Force Awakens Captain Phasma helmet from digital model

    Today I made quite a bit of progress smoothing out the prototype. Right now it looks about like so:
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    The teardrop details and grill aren't fixed in place yet. I'll be doing that after I'm done with all of the really rough filling and sanding is done.

    Here's another shot in profile:
    [​IMG]

    Finally, here it is next to my Master Replicas stormtrooper bucket for scale:
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    [​IMG]

    Looks about right to me.

    If you'd like to get your hands on one of these helmets, post here and I'll add you to the list.
     
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  29. pnag

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    Really, really interested!

    Forgive my ignorance (and a 5 month old keeping me awake at night, teething!) but will there be a chromed, unfinished kit?

    [EDIT] And a ballpark cost of options :) Definitely want one, but just have to check my budget!
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2015
  30. j97e

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    Can u expand the stand list to say...8? :)))
     
  31. disposablepal

    disposablepal Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Count me interested for a chrome finished bucket
     
  32. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You're on the list. PM Sent.

    Sure can. PM Sent.

    You're on the list. PM Sent.

    In fact, at this point I've sent PMs to everyone who has expressed interest. This run is definitely a go and I'm now collecting deposits. Once you've sent your deposit, please post here so we can keep everything transparent.

    If you want a helmet, please post here.
     
  33. j97e

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    Deposit sent. I'm in for the FINISHED helmet :)

    Thanks Shawn!
     
  34. warrenhouck

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    Deposit sent, also interested in fully chromed helmet
     
  35. WINGNIT

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    Put me down for an unfinished...is it ok if I opt for finished a week from now?
     
  36. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Deposits received.

    PM sent. It'll still be a bit before I start doing finish work on the castings. So there's plenty of time for you to make up your mind.
     
  37. DriftwoodStudio

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    I would like to buy on of the captain Phasma raw casts! They look amazing!!!!
     
  38. Mr.Spider

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    Deposit sent !
     
  39. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    PM sent.

    Deposit received. Thank you.

    I neglected to post an update pic last night when I got home. Here's how the prototype looks right now:
    [​IMG]

    I still need to adjust the groove along the bottom edge of the helmet, but it's looking pretty good. Note that the teardrop details and the grill mesh are not attached in the above pic. I'm keeping them separate so I don't end up fuzzing any of the detail while I'm still in the sanding and filling stage for the helmet.

    If you want one, post here and I'll PM you with payment info.
     
  40. Ponte

    Ponte Active Member

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    Deposit sent yesterday. Looking stellar.
     
  41. 1stage

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    These are spectacular, Thorssoli! I look forward to watching this progress.
     
  42. tfett40

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    Interested as well. PM sent.
     
  43. WINGNIT

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    Deposit sent.
     
  44. pnag

    pnag Well-Known Member

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    Deposit sent! That's me down for a flametrooper and now Phasma! My wife is going to kill me :)
     
  45. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Got it.

    She'll love it. Make sure you tell her the Phasma is for her...

    UPDATE: Did a bit more smoothing yesterday and repositioned the groove along the bottom edge of the helmet:
    [​IMG]

    I'm increasingly happy with it.

    I should also point out that the helmets I'm selling will include the formed, tinted, bubble lenses for the eye holes.

    Post here if you'd like a kit. Or a fully-finished helmet.
     
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  46. CoachA

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    Deposit sent.. I am in for a finished bucket
     
  47. j97e

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    We are too, increasingly happy with it :) :) :)
     
  48. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    First gloss coat is done:
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    Today I'll be filling in a couple of tiny imperfections that weren't quite visible before the gloss. Then I'll be grooving out the seam lines again before applying another gloss coat.

    With any luck, I should be starting the mold this weekend. Remember, once I get the first cast out of the mold, I will no longer be offering the pre-order deal.

    If you'd like to get in on this run, post here and I'll PM you with payment info.
     
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  49. Bogleo

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    Awesome, and check your PMs.
     
  50. Jowe52

    Jowe52 New Member

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    I'm interested in a fully finished phasma helmet. Can you send me the deposit info. Thanks in advance.
     

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