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 Post subject: Chrome CFO ROTJ Trooper helmet
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Hi guys,

I thought you would like to see what I have been up to this week.

I have been making Indiana Jones Golden idols for here and a couple of other forums and whilst I was at the Vac Metalizing company that did the original Idols and C3P0 coincidentally I thought why not get a TK lid chromed!

Well it's not completely finished yet but you get the idea.... I haven't decided yet about decals.... What colour etc??? Or none at all??

What do you reckon?

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 Post subject: Re: Chrome CFO ROTJ Trooper helmet
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:10 am 
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Just fantastic! In my experience of putting vinyl on chromed plastics for signage/livery, when the weather heats up and the vinyl shrinks a little it will pull the chrome off. So I was thinking, to avoid actually sticking something on the surface, how about them magnets? It looks like there's not enough room to lay the decals down as normal - but what if you raised them several mm to sit almost flush and used felt covered magnets to secure them. Would avoid scratching that luscious shine too.

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Colour the raised edges black and that would reflect in the chrome to give the decal look. Maybe paint the decals a darker metal, so keeping a full metal feel to it?


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome CFO ROTJ Trooper helmet
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:16 am 
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Ha ha. nice idea but this is vac metalized ABS plastic. Magnets would not stick to it. This is the same process used for the Golden idols in iIndiana Jones etc......


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome CFO ROTJ Trooper helmet
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:19 am 
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Ah yea, you would have to stick a magnet on the inside, then you could take them off etc. Does look great as it is though!!


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome CFO ROTJ Trooper helmet
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:22 am 
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Awesome! :eek

How about brass colored decals?


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 Post subject: Re: Chrome CFO ROTJ Trooper helmet
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:34 am 
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I get ya.

Yeah, brass, gold or copper might look great.
I'll get down the art shop and have a play.


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