WIP Commander Cody helmet conversion (Completed Pics on p. 5)

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EVO3

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After completing my EPIII Clone pilot helmet i still had an itch to build another helmet. After reading a CTN members comment about how Codys base helmet looked different than all other standard phase 2 helmets, i decided to jump on that. The base helmet is Shorter from top to bottom and longer from front to back so i decided to take an EPIII helmet i had lying around an butcher it up. Once the base helmet was done, i would jump onto the helmet accessories. Its a project that i was documenting on CTN but now that its done, i though id post the whole procces here. well, here they are..........

This pic shows where the visor and frown were narrowed to get the right look.



Here is a side profile of the helmet showing the cuts that were made in order to shorten the bottom to top height and lengthen the front to back profile.



And here are the progress pics that bring it to where it is now.















 
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EVO3

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This is when SGB said that in order for it to be canon, i had to make the ears oval. So i did.......... :icon_chainsaw: :lol











 

EVO3

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Ear radio thingy was next.........









After a while of cutting and test fitting, i came up with these templates for my styrene.





And here is the styrene already cut out and glued. This is the platform on which all the bondo and detail will be added.



 
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EVO3

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This is the main frame of the visor with styrene strip individually glued in order to conform with the shape of the helmet.



Visor removed and ready for adding epoxy putty and bondo for shaping.



What i did to help get the contour of the visor was to use epoxy putty to get it somewhat close and then once that hardened, i added the bondo over the top of that. This is the result.



A few coats of primer and sanding got me this.........



Now the mounted pics............





 

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EVO3

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Here are pics of the antenna. I still have to make the mounting bracket. As a matter of fact, i'll be going out to the shop to finish it tonight.





And the completed helmet........











 

EVO3

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Here is the helmet stripped down.









This was a fun project while it lasted. Now ive got to move on to molding the helmet accessories. Fun!
 
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JBReplicas

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This...see this is the reason why I love this place, what an amazing build up!! You got some seriously mad skills there my friend, I loved your clone pilot but this takes the cake!! May I be so bold as to ask will you be making any copies of this helmet? Thanks for sharing your progress! :thumbsup
 

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edgejedi

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Those are great pics taken through the whole process. Ive not seen this build before so it was interesting to see how you approached it. Absolutely rock solid brilliant! I'll keep watching for the paint!
 

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clayslinger

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Brilliant work!!
Really remarkable.

Thanks for sharing the photos.

Chuck...
 

TK1536

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Outstanding work. Just outstanding.
I had an Episode III helmet I was saving to do exactly this, but I kept holding off because of the neck ring logistics (the removable face with that visor is tricky), and as you pointed out - Cody's helmet does have a much more squat shape than all the others. I tried to make the visor and just gave up and sold it all. Then again, I don't work with Bondo that often to be that comfortable.

Once again, incredible job. I can't wait to see it painted.
 

EVO3

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Thanks guys. I'll try not to disappoint with the molding and paint work. Im hoping to have this done before the end of February so that i can complete my EPIII pilot helmet in time for SWW. Fingers are crossed!
 

Master Boda

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Damn f'n sweet man thank's for the WIP you make it look easy,wish I had half of your talent.Cant wait to see it painted.
 

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