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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:06 am 
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Photodump incoming :D

A lot of progress completed on the helmet. Inside was coated with smooth cast 300 for added strength. I started using apoxie sculpt and bondo on the outside to start smoothing the helmet. Apoxie sculpt is being used in the higher stress areas like the face and shoulders while bondo is being used in the other areas as it is faster to apply and sand. I have started a thread over on the Sovereign Protectors and they have given the helmet the go ahead as far as its shape! Now continues the long process of smoothing out the helmet.
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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:31 am 
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lookin good!


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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:22 pm 
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Nice progress so far! Looking forward to seeing more as you.... move along.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:22 pm 
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That is very cool!


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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:19 am 
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Great build thread! We should have you consolidate this when you complete it and put it into a "tutorials" section. Looking forward to seeing more progress!


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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:49 am 
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emile1138 wrote:
Nice progress so far! Looking forward to seeing more as you.... move along.

I see what you did there :lol:
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Great build thread! We should have you consolidate this when you complete it and put it into a "tutorials" section. Looking forward to seeing more progress!

I could create a consolidated thread when I'm finished, and you don't have to wait long for the next update.

So yesterday I sanded the first layer of bondo on the back and added the second layer to fill low spots and the holes. I added apoxie sculpt to the "rim" of the helmet as that was one of the hardest areas pepakura wise so there were some areas that would have taken a lot more time to fill with bondo. I also needed to raise the rim slightly as it tapered to a point at the bottom which is much easier to do with the resin clay than bondo. Now it comes down to adding bondo to the dome, sanding, filling holes, sanding some more etc.
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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:17 am 
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You're gonna have a looooooot of sanding


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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:19 am 
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This project is the one that finally convinced me to buy a mouse sander, it goes oh so much faster! But even then it is going to take a while


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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:50 am 
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Not much to say other than the whole helmet has been sanded down. Now its back to adding bondo to fill the low areas and sand again. I also will finish adding bondo to the dome as it had been to cold to finish that.
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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:25 am 
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Looks good. Tina and I could use another TR to troop with!


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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:02 pm 
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You've got a labor of love going on there! By the time you are done, I'll have some body work on my car for you to do. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:53 pm 
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Wow man, that's going well. Lots of work. I'm curious how heavy it's getting. Keep up the great work.


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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:59 am 
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Thanks guys! It is getting some heft to it for sure. Luckily I finally got my hands on a don post so I will be able to switch between this and the lighter helmet. I fixed some warping on the don post and coated the inside with smoothcast 300 which makes a world of difference in the structural integrity of the helmet. I filled the lettering and will sand that smooth tonight. Once all of this snow and rain clears up I will start painting the helmet. After seeing the Rogue One trailer with the TR's at 1:18 this may switch from an ROTS to RO build as it looks like the two share the same style of robes.


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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:50 am 
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Awesome! Here's hoping I can coordinate another photo shoot soon...


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 Post subject: Re: ROTS Royal Guard
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:30 pm 
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The Don Post with primer after being sanded with 80, 180, and 320.
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I will wet sand the primer with 600 after it fully cures and then apply a gloss red paint. I know I am going with Krylon but I don't know which specific color red I will end up using yet.

The visor should arrive on Wednesday. I will be modifying a visor from T-Visor.com to fit this helmet. This is the same company that made the visor in my mando helmet and I have been extremely happy with it and they are dark enough that you can't see through from the outside even with a camera flash


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