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Hasbro Black Series Poe Dameron helmet mod WIP
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:32 pm    Post subject: Hasbro Black Series Poe Dameron helmet mod WIP Reply with quote

I just picked up Hasbro Black Series Poe's helmet during the midnight release for Force Friday II and decided to disassemble to get some details more accurate and repaint into Jess Pava's helmet.

I really love the helmet so far especially the fact that it isn't too heavy. The overall looks are pretty accurate to the one in TLJ except some of the parts that were modified to be more suitable to be in a toy form.
I was happy to see that almost all of the parts could be disassembled without prying off. Only the few of the detail parts were glued on and most of them were screwed in so everything came apart without applying any force to it.

More pictures and progress coming soon...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant wait to see it. Finishing up my conversion tonight if all goes well.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Filled out the indent for removable ear and switch hole.



Removed the "buckle" and reattached it by chopping it up since it was attached too deep and hardly protruded. (Not yet painted in picture)


Primed and base color painted....


Here, you can see where I flunked so hard by using ACETONE to strip rained-on-paint on ABS. I stopped thinking when I saw ruined paint surface and melted plastic in the end. I had to wait till it dried and sanded to get the smooth surface back.




Basic colors are applied and major scratches were made. I realized that I got the gray wrong so I had to go over with some white wash.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice! Thanks for posting the disassembly pics! These will help as I get into mine.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TK1420 wrote:
nice! Thanks for posting the disassembly pics! These will help as I get into mine.


It's not pictured in the first post but the sides of the helmet also come apart with a bit of force applied to them. It is so much easier to have it separate when painting them.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great, thx for sharing the pics.

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Removed the "buckle" and reattached it by chopping it up since it was attached too deep and hardly protruded. (Not yet painted in picture)

So is there a filler piece behind it now to raise it up? If so what did you use?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is looking really good! I commend you on the work and I can't wait to see how it turns out.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Redwillow wrote:
Looking great, thx for sharing the pics.

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Removed the "buckle" and reattached it by chopping it up since it was attached too deep and hardly protruded. (Not yet painted in picture)

So is there a filler piece behind it now to raise it up? If so what did you use?


There is none but some CA glue. It had a 'base' that I had to remove and it had some good thickness so I applied good amount of glue on there and stuck them in. It is cut to be the exact size of the holes so it is quite secure without any room. I have put some extra glue on the back just to be more secure but I'm sure it should be enough to hold them in place.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Painted(not weathered) buckles are now attached to the helmet.




Made vector images of the symbols and Aurebesh letterings and laser printed(professional grade. It was expensive but worth it!) them out on the water slide decal paper. It worked really well.
It definitely seemed like they were using water slide decals for the prop helmets since the transparent backing(boundaries) of the decals and the sheen was visible in some photos.
The decal was surprisingly thin and sturdy which I didn't really expect from these cheap ones from Amazon.
I might make a small run of these decals with the leftover papers if I have some time to make vectors of other characters' markings. Or maybe take commissions for custom ones...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Covered the rubber lining thing with black cloth to give the TFA helmet look.

Polished the lense and reassembled almost everything and....






It's almost done! I need to rewire the back speaker since I accidentally tore it out but everything else are in place.


Even the switch got moved inside too!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FANTASTIC job! How did you get the right cheek greeblie out? It has defeated me so far!

I'd like to do what you did.

Ah, never mind.... fiugured it out. It looks more accurate now. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool design. I hope to do some fabrication after the holidays.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crema wrote:

Covered the rubber lining thing with black cloth to give the TFA helmet look.

Polished the lense and reassembled almost everything and....






It's almost done! I need to rewire the back speaker since I accidentally tore it out but everything else are in place.


Even the switch got moved inside too!


What black material did you use, and how did you attach it?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks so great! Good job on the repaint.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lense polish brand?
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