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    guard helmet wip (Almost done! page 3)

    Hey there. I'm making the imperial guard helmet from starwars.
    I also regret starting this due to all the curves that needs to be smoothed out.
    Next time I might make a helmet with more edges.

    that aside, I first made the 3d model of the helmet myself.


    You can get it here: guard - Download - 4shared
    I didn't take pictures of it in pep stage. But you can still see some naked pep parts in my build.


    The right picture is the helmet half an hour later.

    Still got to fill lots of places, even them,...

    I can see now why this helmet isn't done so mutch. Progress goes very slow.
    Last edited by rundown; May 29, 2014 at 8:09 AM.

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    Hmm looks good man I'll just be your stalker now

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    I think that's the first Star Wars thing I have seen on these forums. Great job!

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    Your helmet Looks really awesome.
    Good Job

    and your work at the smoothening stage seems to be very exhausting ^^

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    very nice doing a great job smoothing it out

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    I'm probably the slowest prop maker there is. Still isn't finnished because of the winter. Now the sun is finally shining again I can continue working on my garden.

    I accidently broke the dome, it got shattered after I dropped the helmet. So i had to fix that. I think i've added like 5 more layers of polyester and it's becoming somewhat like the shape I want it to be. Still not there yet though.

    When i'm done making everything smooth I will ad the side neck lines wich are currently just flat.



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    I agree that the smoothing process can be difficult but it looks like you're making good progress. Your base model looks great...thank you for sharing it.

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    Thx guys!


    Anyway, back on track. I filed the eye slots and they are very smooth now! also had allot of grooves to fill.
    Sometimes you just can't putty a small bubble. So i bought some finnisher to fill them. Still need allot of sanding.
    Stupid thing is this takes ages to dry. So i'll be working on that this week.

    Last edited by rundown; Mar 29, 2014 at 12:18 PM.

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    You're experience shows. Much better start than I did. The guard helmet was my first time ever making anything.

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    So i'm using this wierd thick sticky finnisher for small airbubbles and dimps. Wich amazingly sands down very easily to a smooth surface.
    Don't like it though. But the end is nigh!!


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    First of all: Great job!!! Second: I love the way you describe things lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aramoorn View Post
    First of all: Great job!!! Second: I love the way you describe things lol
    thx

    My hope for not having to smooth things out have bin crushed. Ended up finding a few more air bubbles that needed to be filled.


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    looking good so far :-)

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    thx!

    Anyway, today I thought it was smooth enough to give it a coat of primer.

    I hated to see every pit I didn't see before. Now it looks like i've got a long way to go



    Already started fixing things


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    looking real good, although i liked the unintentional camoflage look

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    to be honest, I did like the look of it myself. Might eventually make a mold and make multiple versions. Camoflage will be definitely on the list!

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    This is looking great are you doing the normal red color or are you going to do something custom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomasp89 View Post
    This is looking great are you doing the normal red color or are you going to do something custom?
    I might do a shadowguard. It just looks very cool in black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rundown View Post
    I might do a shadowguard. It just looks very cool in black.
    Shadowguard would be sweet, especially if you'd also make a red visor with it looking forward to the result!

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    So yea, it's sunday and I thought I was going to finnish the helmet today...
    Untill i noticed i'm out of primer. Everything is closed today. fml!

    But when I wet the helmet i can slightly see the pits and uneven parts, takes longer but hey, gotta do what you gotta do!

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    It's getting there, first coat! Gonna buf it shiny then coat it again.

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    So yea, today was the last clearcoat layer I painted on it! Guess i'm done, all it needs is a visor.

    Here are some crappy cellphone pictures!

    Last edited by rundown; May 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM.

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    That looks really good rundown. It may have taken a while to do but the end result was well worth it.

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    that looks great!!

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