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TFA X-Wing 'Pulling Pieces Together'. My WIP
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moving along...

OMG, I've spent so much time lately staring at pictures of screenshots I've taken from the Movie. Specifically, I'm looking at helmets. And the fine details and contours of those helmets.

The more I look at my helmet, the more I see it's got a lot of inconsistencies. The JawaChopShop helmet needs a lot of work. The materials are sturdy and top notch. The shape of it is where the problems are.





What Helmet kit is the best? (In your opinion).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I but a lot of work into updating my jawachopshop build. I like it but it has been a lot of work and unfortunately is on hold for a long time.

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=81813

I too am looking for that piece by the left eye. But I'm very interested in how you made the visor come down. I've built a darthhair helmet before. But your technique seems different.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those visor images are from Chris over at the Jawa chop shop. That's how he does the visor. He has been amazing in offering help with his kits.

I have seen no evidence that the visor should go up.

But all he did is cut a groove in the helmet before attaching the top shield. The with two Chicago screws through the lens and the groove there you go. It's smart.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chicago screws are genius. But it is definitely in the up position in that picture.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes in the picture... But is it in the films ever up? I think no.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeanTX wrote:
I but a lot of work into updating my jawachopshop build. I like it but it has been a lot of work and unfortunately is on hold for a long time.

http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=81813

I too am looking for that piece by the left eye. But I'm very interested in how you made the visor come down. I've built a darthhair helmet before. But your technique seems different.


Your thread was waaaaaay super helpful. I've already started to make some of the same changes you've made.



I need to wrap my head around that trick you did with the paint sticks for the visor.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was able to get some of the bondo scratch and dent filler and started pulling the helmet together. It's a lot of sand, apply bondo, let dry, look at pictures of the actual helmet, sand, apply bondo, let dry.. repeat.. but it's coming along.

I need a visor that'll fit the 14 inch arc of the front of the helmet. Anyone that can help. I'll happily pay for it. I put a piece of tape across the from pulled it off and measured it.







The edges were all sanded round on the back so I needed to sharpen it up a bit.





This is where the helmet shield bends the wrong direction it goes out, but should go in.



This is my padding for inside.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mrimagination wrote:
I could accept that. It very may go all the way through. there are a few points though in the video that made me think it didn't.

But it's definitely not sewn all the way around.



Indeed. They are NOT pleats, rather just the padded back panel (a separate square section with 10 long rectangular pads) stitched at the top and bottom only, centered just above where the 2" herringbone webbing is stitched to:



You can also see what's going on with Jess Pava's actual vest:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for taking the time to mention that in Philonius. Smile

I'm getting close to being at a point where the flight suit and Vest are all that's left.

Exciting times.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

REQUEST FOR PRODUCT

If anyone has a visor that is about 14" across. I want to buy one.

I took a piece of tape and pulled it across the front of the helmet where the visor would go. Then pulled it off and measured it and it was 14".

The visor should go from left to right.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I replied to you question in my thread. But since you have painted your visor it may not be worth it.

I've asked a few people if they are selling lenses and no positive responses. If you find one I want one too Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Seems there are some inaccuracies with the blast shield. I am thinking I may make one out of foam. I've been wanting to find a reason to craft with foam. There is also a really cool material called Worbla. It's a thermodynamic plastic. You heat it and shape it.

They also have transparent Worbla for visors. Which I could use to fix the small visor.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was also looking into how to attach the visor. Images from JawaPropShop show that he did it with Chicago screws.



I was wondering if magnets might work?





Does anyone have experience with these?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to convince AllenAmisCreations from Etsy to sell me just the greebles for the helmet that he sells. I feel these parts are well constructed. At least they look that way in the images. He offered a very reasonable price. I also got that one part I was missing in my set.







I look forward to getting these and seeing how they compare to the parts that I have. between them I'll use the best parts to finish off this bucket.

MAGNET UPDATE

The magnets for the visor are totally going to work! and by limiting the metal they can attach to I won't need the guides that I thought I'd have to use. Instead, I'll just provide a rail for them to slide along and the magnets will keep everything in place. Those little buggers are SO POWERFUL.

Side note: I looked up health issues as a result of powerful magnets near your head. Apparently... REALLY powerful magnets can actually affect or halt the flow of neurons in your brain. This makes for some party tricks. I had an hour to kill so I taped the two magnets to a band and wore it to simulate the use of these. And I didn't notice any issues. I could still speak and walk and all the other things I find necessary.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any resin parts you think you will use instead of the originals?
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