great progress so far, Ive noticed your bondo application is a tad rough though, a little trick I use is once you have it all on the area you're bogging, keep a glass of water beside you, when the bog is just starting to set up, dip your finger in the water and run it over the surface (wearing a vinyl/latex glove of course) you can smooth out a lot of the bog and save yourself a lot of sanding, when its applied a bit lumpy, you end up sanding so much more off which is a bit of a waste of product.
Yea, usually the pictures of finished products with bondo on them are smoothed out through sanding. If someone can make something amazingly smooth with bondo I will buy plane tickets and kiss him on the feet.
Well, I guess you'll be visiting New Zealand soon then this is a friends (and fellow op42 garrison trooper) project, smoothed with bondo and, imo one of the best examples of a pepakura based helmet Ive seen here. I can has recon?
New Update!!! 12-15-07
New update for tonight. Its kinda old now but I added some more bondo to some areas that were recessed that werent supposed to be. This is getting really satisfying. The right side of the helmet had recessed down a little bit and with some more bondo body filler, it will really come back into shape. Also up are pictures of my newly made boba fett helmet. It uses plans I found on TDH.
With the amount of work I have made for myself on my MC helmet I really have about 50% more to go. I have to detail with bondo most of the time, then SAND SAND SAND, Fill in any dents or imperfections, then Sand again, mold and paint. Trust me guys this will look good in the end. I know it looks horrible right now.
You can see that the back/ bottom part is a little bit deformed but with more bondo in that area it will look like nothing has happened to it.
Details to come tomorow after I come home from fishing.
Here is my mando helmet
ok i like the helmet and all but please tell me that visor is not really in the helmet? or was what you said about photoshop fun meaning that you added the visor by using photoshop hehe.
aside from that note! keep up the good work.
All my helmets still have alot more work to do. But im guessing they will be done by my birthday next month (Jan 5)
And some photoshop fun