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Cylon Helmet Build in Leeds

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Cylon Helmet Build in Leeds

Post by Chance1234 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:59 am

Hi

First post. I am having a go at building an original Cylon helmet using the files from bazooka Jo. This is also the first time I have attempted a paper build. Here is what I have learnt so far.

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Cutting.

It took us about three hours to cut out all the card using a craft knife. I found it easier to go through all the pieces of card cutting in one direction, then revolving the cards and cutting again in one direction. Took a long time to see results but feel this was quicker than cutting out each piece in turn.

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Choice of Card.

I used 150 gram inkjet card from WH Smiths. Two problems I am finding with this card. It is too thin and also it is quite porous.

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Glue

I work as a Jeweller and one of the things I pride myself on is not having any glue in my workshop. Furiously digging around old boxes I managed to find some mod podge from years ago. I started with this and it was a nightmare as it just soaked into the card and made bit of a mess. I managed to get from near by some elmers glue which worked well, but have some problems now where some pieces done with the Mod Podge are coming undone



Electronics

I only had 8 LEDs to hand but have done a quick test with an arduino to think about doing the larson scanner. I have only just started playing with an arduino and I amazed with the thing. I am hoping to come up with something that can do the scanner, sound effects and add some choose able voice commands


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End of Build Part 1

Not as neat as I had hoped, But confident that as long as I have a good enough shape for when it comes to skimming it, I will be all right - its just going to mean more sanding - probably a lot!

It is also a tad too small, but I want to get end to end on the build first so I can understand all the issues I am going to face

Next Steps

Add Left Cheek piece
Add Visor
Add Grill
Seal Paper
Reinforce with masking tape
Seal Masking tape
Skin
File
Add resin
Fibre Glass
Chrome
Electronics

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Re: Cylon Helmet Build in Leeds

Post by Cylon-Knight » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:48 pm

Wow! Welcome and great start, Chance1234!
Looking forward to the next update.
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Re: Cylon Helmet Build in Leeds

Post by GoldCylon » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:36 am

That looks great. Great posting details also. Welcome on board.
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Re: Cylon Helmet Build in Leeds

Post by rustycylon » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:23 pm

neat project. :cylon:

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Re: Cylon Helmet Build in Leeds

Post by Jenne » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:56 am

Very nice :D good luck.
I'm curious about it.

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Re: Cylon Helmet Build in Leeds

Post by Red Eye » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:25 pm

Yeah, looks like a promising start to me.

Good luck with the rest and don't hesitate to ask any questions!
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Re: Cylon Helmet Build in Leeds

Post by Chance1234 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:07 am

Thanks for all the comments ,

I am currently working on the bottom visor piece and was wondering if anyone had any photos of the assembly there ?

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Re: Cylon Helmet Build in Leeds

Post by FLIGHTLDR SERPENTINE » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:08 pm

How'd it turn out?
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