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289th Airborne trooper *WIP*

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Re: 289th Airborne trooper *WIP*

Post by [Jay] on Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:05 am

Wow, its looking pretty good so far. But its gonna be quite hard to mould the mouthpiece.

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Re: 289th Airborne trooper *WIP*

Post by MikeZulu on Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:55 am

CT44 wrote:His mouthpiece is just decaled on. . .

It isn't decalled - I cut into the helmet with a carton cutter blade and painted the groove with black paint.
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Re: 289th Airborne trooper *WIP*

Post by CT44 on Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:39 pm

Wait, so it's not sticking out it's indented?
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Re: 289th Airborne trooper *WIP*

Post by MikeZulu on Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:53 pm

CT44 wrote:Wait, so it's not sticking out it's indented?

If you look closely at an Airborne Trooper's helmet:



It comes around smoothly, then 'indents' to make the mouthpiece. This is why I cut in, instead of adding.
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Re: 289th Airborne trooper *WIP*

Post by CT44 on Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:56 pm

Thank you. Would you happen to have a pic of when you are in the process of cutting it?
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Re: 289th Airborne trooper *WIP*

Post by MikeZulu on Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:07 pm

CT44 wrote:Thank you. Would you happen to have a pic of when you are in the process of cutting it?

Sorry, I don't take pics of myself making my creations, and it's very difficult for me to explain how I did it exactly. I actually went through 3 stormtrooper helmets and 1 clone wars helmet to get it the way I wanted.

To be honest, you should just use decals/paint - you'd get away with it. Unless you want me to try to explain it...
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Re: 289th Airborne trooper *WIP*

Post by CT44 on Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:09 pm

Well, could you try to explain it?(When you get a chance)
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Re: 289th Airborne trooper *WIP*

Post by [Jay] on Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:24 am

Hey CT44, how did you rub the mouth off?

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Re: 289th Airborne trooper *WIP*

Post by PhiMa on Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:35 am

Matchstick wrote:Hey CT44, how did you rub the mouth off?

I think, if you read the last two pages, he said he erased it with a pencil eraser.
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Re: 289th Airborne trooper *WIP*

Post by [Jay] on Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:36 am

Oh yeah...Do you think it would work for the clone gunner? Smile

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Re: 289th Airborne trooper *WIP*

Post by MikeZulu on Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:17 pm

CT44 wrote:Well, could you try to explain it?(When you get a chance)

Well... only do this if your willing to spare the helmet.

You start with positioning the blade for a vertical cut about 0.5mm from the centre of the helmet, starting from just underneath the visor down to the bottom, with the cutting blade slightly angled towards the centre.

Gently cut in and dig out a groove with the blade - don't cut too deep otherwise you cut right through the helmet.

When you do this, you'll notice that the bottom will be wider since it sticks out there and you need to cut out more - this is what you will want to happen.

Repeat this for the other side so that the groove is symmetrical. Then sand/file/brasso down the groove and paint.
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