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Starting with the helmet...

Post by Jeffrey1773 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:28 pm

Everything is cut and now I'm ready for gluing.
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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by Red Eye » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:59 pm

Good luck!

Are you going to cast in in fiberglass when finishing the papercraft version?
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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by Jeffrey1773 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:26 am

Red Eye wrote:Good luck!

Are you going to cast in in fiberglass when finishing the papercraft version?
That is the plan as long as it looks good. I stared a Cyberman a while back and it didn't turn out so well and I had to scrap it.

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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by Red Eye » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:28 am

Sorry to hear that.
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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by Jeffrey1773 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:46 am

Red Eye wrote:Sorry to hear that.
Once I get a little more experience I'll go back to the Cyberman. I think it was a little too advance for my current skills.

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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by Red Eye » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:08 pm

I see.

Was it a classic or new Cyberman?
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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by Jeffrey1773 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:46 pm

Red Eye wrote:I see.

Was it a classic or new Cyberman?
It was a new Cyberman. I got screwed up somewhere with the helmet section...nothing seemed to lineup correctly. Later I found that I glued 2 sections together that fit perfectly, but there was another piece that was supposed to go in between.

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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by Jeffrey1773 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:45 am

Update...
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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by Red Eye » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:46 am

Nice update!
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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by Big Al » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:00 am

This is going to be a great thread!.......I will be watching Closely :cylon: :byyourcommand:
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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by Jeffrey1773 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:19 am

Thanks guys! I'm going to try and do some more work on it today.

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Post by GoldCylon » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:15 pm

Very cool. :cylongold:

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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by groupleaderzeta » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:13 pm

Looking great.

Thought I would post this, perhaps it will inspire others. :grin:
My advice is patience, don't try to glue too many parts at once. I found, glue 3-4 parts or tabs if it a complex curve. let stand for few minutes. Then do a few more tabs. I prefer to do like 10-12 parts, then let sit for a few hours. I takes time but the result is better, less sloppy.

In the first pic is a 3D render of the helm. The second pic is the first prototype construction. I am currently in construction of a second one, as I discovered several problem while building the first one. Any questions just ask.

Check out my thread here. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1502&start=15
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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by Jeffrey1773 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:56 pm

Very cool, groupleaderzeta! I've looked at your thread before and it looks great.

I've been taking it very slow and so far so good. I am very concerned with some of the larger curves...that seems were I have my biggest issues.
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Re: Starting with the helmet...

Post by groupleaderzeta » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:54 pm

Don't sweat, just go slow, maybe just do 2 tabs at a time. what glue are you using?
I use Elmer's school glue ( I have a 6yr old so I have lots) :blink:
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