Thomas Bangalter Helmet ( DAFT PUNK )

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  1. ArtFunk

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    and finally I started working on the helmet Thomas, I am at the beginning, but should proceed rapidly.

    Phase one, MDF structure
     
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  2. ArtFunk

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    Then ... I covered the structure with the foam
     
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    begins the phase of roughing
     
  4. ArtFunk

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    still a little bit of smoothing, and then a layer of resin over the surface to compact.
     
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    Meanwhile the putty dried, I devoted myself to experiment on the lathe, which I used for the first time and after 2-3 tests on small pieces of MDF, I decided to try to create the first ear.
    I would say that the result is good.
     
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    Satisfied with the lathe, I dedicated myself to sanding
     
  7. trooper1m

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    Nice start man, will be looking forward to seeing how this progresses
     
  8. PetiteAltesse

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    Ooo! Can't wait to see more on this! Love Daft Punk. C:
     
  9. cama900

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    Looking good :) cant wait to watch it progress!
     
  10. Crank729

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    Hey, you made it to the rpf too! ( you're stalking me, right? )

    Love seeing another thomas build out there, especially following the volpin technique. Looking fantastic so far.
     
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    Haha totally stalking ;) I actually have no clue how I ended up here, I think it was foam Iron Man suits...

    I have a can of expanding foam laying around somewhere, I may have to try this sometime...
     
  12. falconNL

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    You know i love your work! Cant wait to see this happening!
     
  13. ArtFunk

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    New upgrade
     
  14. trooper1m

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    Shaping up nicely man, looking good
     
  15. cama900

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    Its looking fantastic!
     
  16. ArtFunk

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    takes the form
     
  17. ArtFunk

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    upgrade
     
  18. Crank729

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    Looking good!!!
     
  19. ArtFunk

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    I made ​​some changes to the cheeks, as seen from the picture comparison, then I added the chin and the frame.
     
  20. ArtFunk

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    Made the mold of the ear
     
  21. ArtFunk

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    made hole in the mouth, it lacks some finishing general, the central cut in the upper part, and the holes below the visor, then the mold.
     
  22. cama900

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    Awesome! Keep it up!
     
  23. Crank729

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    Looks really well done! Congratulations!
     
  24. trooper1m

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    This is coming along great, nice work Artfunk
     
  25. ArtFunk

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    The thing that worried me was the line that goes over the helmet, from one ear to another.
    Instead it was easier than expected, the result seems good.
     
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  26. nick daring

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    What did you use to carve the groove? Looks clean!

    Nick
     
  27. ArtFunk

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    I did it by hand, using a small punch
     
  28. ArtFunk

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    Master complete, now start the mold.
     
  29. ArtFunk

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    It's silicone time!
     
  30. ArtFunk

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    I will spare you the pictures of the mold and de-molding, the procedure so you know, just to show the final result.
     
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    First visro test.
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    a test
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    Ready for chroming
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  34. ArtFunk

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    Pending the return of chrome, some evidence led on the ears
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  35. ArtFunk

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    and finally arrived[​IMG]
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  36. bamboodia

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    I've only just seen this thread for some reason. The helmet looks awesome with the chrome. Great work man. I know it's not right for the version you've done but will you be putting in an LED matrix?
     
  37. ArtFunk

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    It will mount LED Matrix, I am recovering all the material and then part.
    will be more or less the same design used by Volpin.
    will be tough
     
  38. bamboodia

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    Nice. I can't wait to see it all lit up. After I've finished my IM build I will attempt a Guy-Man and a Thomas helmet too so will be following this thread closely. Best of luck.
     
  39. ArtFunk

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    Thanks ;)
     
  40. trapdoors

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    sweeet baby jesus, that is sexy! very cool!
     

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