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    3 Weeks Ago  Jan 23, 2018, 4:17 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #26

    Here's where I'm at , I've started blocking out the shapes in 12 mm mdf and filler ( bondo) a way off yet , but it's a start .


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    3 Weeks Ago  Jan 23, 2018, 4:20 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #27

    dang! that looks great!
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    3 Weeks Ago  Jan 23, 2018, 5:40 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #28



    It needs a little re shaping around the sides.... my kingdom for more photos of it !!!!


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    3 Weeks Ago  Jan 23, 2018, 6:12 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #29

    CatfoodRob said: View Post
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...435fcfa378.jpg

    It needs a little re shaping around the sides.... my kingdom for more photos of it !!!!


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    It looks really good so far.

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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 30, 2018, 10:35 AM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #30

    I have an Obi Wan figure with the helmet, I'll post pic if I find it.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 31, 2018, 6:08 AM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #31

    Hope this link works @CatfoodRob
    https://starwarsscreencaps.com/star-...-hope-1977/39/
    Pics start on this page as its hanging behind Ben

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    Yep it worked, fill your boots
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 31, 2018, 11:01 AM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #32

    Looks great cant wait to see it finished, Have you decided on how to do the finishes
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 31, 2018, 4:32 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #33

    but with the blast shield down, how is he going to see?

    here is mine with my remote, I used velcro to attach it to the inside of the helmet. how do you think you'll attach yours?




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    1 Week Ago  Feb 7, 2018, 11:54 AM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #34

    spacebob said: View Post
    Hope this link works @CatfoodRob
    https://starwarsscreencaps.com/star-...-hope-1977/39/
    Pics start on this page as its hanging behind Ben

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    Yep it worked, fill your boots
    Many many thanks..the hi res photos show so much more than I'd ever been able to identify previously . Many thanks.


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    1 Week Ago  Feb 7, 2018, 11:55 AM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #35

    theyrenotdolls said: View Post
    but with the blast shield down, how is he going to see?

    here is mine with my remote, I used velcro to attach it to the inside of the helmet. how do you think you'll attach yours?




    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...1b44af131c.jpg
    Once I finalise my visor design , I'm guessing Velcro is the way to go , although I'm not intending to ever swop for goggles, mine will always be a blast shield display helmet .


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    1 Week Ago  Feb 7, 2018, 12:01 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #36

    I used filler to shape my mdf mould after realising the outer edges were straight

    Then on a visit to my friendly local vac former , I pulled a cast . Once offered up to the helmet I soon realised my dimensions were off a tad . The upper edges didn't fill the helmet opening enough, and the fold lines down the front weren't sharp enough . So I retired to my garage and attacked it with more filler .
    A second visit allowed a young apprentice to pull a cast for me .

    This final,cast looked ok , but I'm still not convinced I've got the shapes correct . The thing is. Tiny bit too wide , and I may re profile the centre section before pull number three .


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    1 Week Ago  Feb 7, 2018, 12:09 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #37

    mencodave said: View Post
    Looks great cant wait to see it finished, Have you decided on how to do the finishes
    I'm confident I can paint the patterns , but the weathering I'm not sure about . Any advice welcomed .
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 8, 2018, 2:25 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #38



    A few modifications to my mould pencilled in , now I'm off back out to the garage for more filler and sanding dust .
    This time I'm really hoping it will look perfect to the available screen shots .


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    6 Days Ago  Feb 11, 2018, 1:48 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #39

    Version four of the blast shield mould is now in existence , a pull in pvc produced a nice shield

    The very top edge inside the helmet needs adjustment yet , I've trimmed it off in the above pull .
    Even though I need to modify the mould and produce a slightly different shield, I couldn't resist attempting some streaky black weathering as seen on the original .



    I've also been hand painting the side markings .... hopefully the eventual weathering of the helmet will hide my shaky brushwork

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    5 Days Ago  Feb 11, 2018, 5:23 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #40

    Very nicely done.

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    4 Days Ago  Feb 12, 2018, 5:22 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #41

    Beautiful.
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    3 Days Ago  Feb 14, 2018, 6:58 AM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #42

    Well, I'm finally happy with my right hand comet graphic , but as there are no good screengrabs of the other side ( from new hope) I'm just going to have to guesstimate the left one .

    I still feel my face shield needs to be further out at the very top edge, the more you compare to screengrabs, the harder it gets !!!!


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    3 Days Ago  Feb 14, 2018, 9:03 AM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #43

    Damn this is great!!!


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    1 Day Ago  Feb 15, 2018, 5:00 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #44

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    1 Day Ago  Feb 16, 2018, 5:32 AM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #45

    Your truly nailing it.
    I like how your taking your time to perfect it to your own standards.
    Your dedication to this piece really shows.
    Robert
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    22 Hours Ago  Feb 16, 2018, 4:19 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #46

    looks great. I love the velcro attachment on the side. great idea.

    are you lining the helmet at all?
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    21 Hours Ago  Feb 16, 2018, 5:29 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #47

    At the moment it's got a stormtrooper style cloverleaf foam inside it , but I'll probably make something more "solid" as a lining , it needs to fit like in the movie...place on head , stay located ... all I need is Alec Guinness to place it there ...
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    20 Hours Ago  Feb 16, 2018, 5:36 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #48

    Inquisitor Peregrinus said: View Post
    It almost looks like the left side was done by a different artist ... thanks for the hi res pics , I'll try my best to duplicate it , including the different position on the crescent .
    At the moment I'm trying to work out the exact size of the black knobs, I tried 12 mm diameter and they look too small , so,I've ordered some 18 mm rod to try that .
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    20 Hours Ago  Feb 16, 2018, 5:38 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #49


    These are 12mm greeblies, obviously too narrow compared to screenshots.


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