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  1. CatfoodRob's Avatar
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    Feb 26, 2018, 1:28 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #51



    Finished the painting of the second comet . Still looking for the courage to start weathering !!!
    The blast shield has been slightly re designed, but I haven't got one from the vac formers yet .
    More plastic is ordered for the side knobs , hope I've got the right size this time .
    Thanks for all the encouraging comments guys.


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    Feb 26, 2018, 2:41 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #52

    Very jealous, this has been on my prop bucket list for a long time. I've always thought this helmet was more iconic than even the Rebel Pilot's helmets.

    Watching with interest. I've gotta find me a rebel helmet kit so I can have a go.
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    Mar 18, 2018, 6:40 AM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #53

    For now, I'm calling this finished .
    I'm moderately happy with my paint job , I tried to copy the comets on the forehead from the screen caps, not overly accurate but a definite nod in the right direction . Good enough not to re paint , but if I were doing it again I'd try harder !
    The original had weathering by airbrush , but I don't have one so had to resort to sponge and watered down acrylics.

    I tried to copy the screen caps for weathering , the dark line up the left cheek and the black smear on the left top Mohawk , but generally just stippled it on and and wiped it off .

    As to the blast shield, I'm definitely going to modify my mould for that , it's about ten mm too long and not wide enough at the bottom ...but that will have to wait a few weeks .











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    Mar 18, 2018, 6:43 AM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #54

    CatfoodRob said: View Post
    For now, I'm calling this finished .
    I'm moderately happy with my paint job , I tried to copy the comets on the forehead from the screen caps, not overly accurate but a definite nod in the right direction . Good enough not to re paint , but if I were doing it again I'd try harder !
    The original had weathering by airbrush , but I don't have one so had to resort to sponge and watered down acrylics. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...5948fb6afc.jpg

    I tried to copy the screen caps for weathering , the dark line up the left cheek and the black smear on the left top Mohawk , but generally just stippled it on and and wiped it off .

    As to the blast shield, I'm definitely going to modify my mould for that , it's about ten mm too long and not wide enough at the bottom ...but that will have to wait a few weeks .

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...322623db7f.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...52c61d4e8f.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...b8d7011544.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f0c8a7cc2b.jpg



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    A few thanks....
    Thanks to Rob and Simon from RS Propmasters for the screen accurate helmet casts , thanks to Colin at Ninemeister for using his lathe to cut down my plastic greeblies , and thanks to Sue my wife for putting up with yet another Star Wars project in the house !!


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    Mar 18, 2018, 10:21 AM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #55

    This came out phenomenal! Great work!
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    Mar 18, 2018, 11:04 AM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #56

    It looks fantastic! You pretty much have to make a training remote now.

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    Mar 18, 2018, 1:08 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #57

    BipeFlyer said: View Post
    It looks fantastic! You pretty much have to make a training remote now.

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    Yep...training remote is in the wish list . I may buy two e.m.a. Hemis and try to 3d print the greeblies. I remember someone on here doing the 3d files ...I'll have to search around .
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    Mar 18, 2018, 2:27 PM - Re: A New Hope blast shield helmet . #58

    I finally dug up the pictures I have of the prototype X-wing helmet. I still can't help but wonder if this visor and the blast shield were done at the same time, or maybe even the latter a modification of the mold for the former...

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    Thanks to Jez for the ones I got off his page. The others I can't remember where I scrounged them up. It was years ago...

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