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 Post subject: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 3:05 pm 
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This project started here, a few years ago: http://forum.bikerscout.net/index.php?s ... entry43205

Some weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me if, one day, I would be able to make an helmet for him.

He's not a hardcore collector of props or collectibles but enough fan of Star Wars to appreciate this kind of item!!

He's interested by a stormtrooper helmet, but his favorite character is the biker scout. First motivation.

Considering that his birthday is on May the 4th (it's not a joke) and that I don't have any idea of gift...I guess that an helmet could make a good present. Second motivation.

And cherry on the cake, EFX announced thanks to GINO that they will probably not release the biker scout helmet in vaccum formed plastic but more in fiberglass. Thus for hardcore collector like me, who wants the most accurate helmet...restart to 0. Third motivation (even if I don't pretend to make the most accurate biker scout helmet).

Thus I decided to took of my old molds from their boxes and started to rework them. Not only repair them, but make modification.

Here's a first test! The back and the visor are close to be the final design. The faceplate is the V1, modified with resin. I already started to rework the faceplate mold (reworked the snout area, the cheek, the lense opening, the length, etc...).
Not really happy with the decals which turned too much "blue" (damn inkjet printer!!)


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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 3:16 pm 
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Sweet battle worn helmet. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:10 pm 
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Helmet looks awesome!! I like the weathering!


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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Awesome Job Fabien. It is beautiful. Are you planing to have clones later on? Again very nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:47 am 
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Thanks guys.

I have to think about it. For sure, I'll make some extra helmets since friends asked for that. The next pulls will be made with modified molds (especially the faceplate). Thus I hope to make some helmets a little bit more accurate.

And if I'm happy, why not try the pinseal ABS (I already did it with ESB MK2 stormtroopers helmets).


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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:38 pm 
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That Scout looks awesome! Please count me in if you decide to make these available to the rest of us.......


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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:00 pm 
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I don't have the choice now...I have to finish them!!

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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:53 pm 
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I'd love to see one in the pinseal. The stuff I use is bang on !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:02 pm 
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sskunky wrote:
I'd love to see one in the pinseal. The stuff I use is bang on !!!


I remember trying pinseal ABS for a MK2 storm helmet:

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Not easy to form, especially due to the big size of the molds. Since the biker is "smaller" (the molds are way more small than a storm helmet), I guess that it would be easier to form.

My main problem is to find pinseal ABS. The sheets I used for the storm came from UK and was a little bit expensive :-s


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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 5:46 pm 
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I am loving it, more pics please. :thumbsup

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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:40 pm 
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Those 4 are looking great. They have the right look about them with the sun shield visor and lens trimming and everything. I'd love to own one of these, just as they are in that picture, as a sort of "construction" display piece.

Are they all taken?


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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 6:22 pm 
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Thanks guys.

Yes, all 4 already taken...but more to come.


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:33 pm 
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Would it be okay to get a quote on what you charge from one of these built up to that state seen in that 4-set picture?

Really looks awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Actually, I only plan to produce finished helmets. But I'll see if I have the time. I already have the plastic for some more helmets.


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 Post subject: Re: Biker Scout helmet....go back to an old project.
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 6:52 am 
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I would be interested in one as well, finished that is :)


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