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    Aug 5, 2017, 2:38 PM - Making of Darth Vader - Pepakrua #1

    Hi everyone.


    First of all: Thank you for all the information, help, etc. in this forum. It helped me out a lot!


    Since I have been leaching this forum for a while, I figured it might be nice to finally give something back. Therefor I decided to post my "making of"s of the 5 helmets I've created so far.


    This one is about my Darth Vader helmet

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    This helmet was some pain in the a** since it consists of two pieces. Also it was very instable.
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    Since it was so instable, I had to use tap in order to hold its shape somehow.
    It was also the first time I figure it's wise to use braces (more stabl than those provided in the template)
    Resin was also very very very annoying, since I was clever enough to do it outsite... but... it was winter. Well, the first time that I learned how important ambient temperature is. That stuff didn't want to dry at all. It was sticky for DAYS. After this helmet I started apreciating my wife's old hairdryer
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    I never put as much effort into sanding and grinding into any helmet as I had into this one. I used wet sand paper for the first time. Still I get those annyoing "pin holes"...
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    Finally a few layers of black and then glossy spray paint.
    Also using a brush to paint the vents and the nose piece.
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    Aug 6, 2017, 3:25 PM - Re: Making of Darth Vader - Pepakrua #2

    Hard to believe that started out as paper ! Looks great.
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    Aug 7, 2017, 12:29 AM - Re: Making of Darth Vader - Pepakrua #3

    Indeed ... well done ... and welcome aboard

    Cha´m

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