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 Post subject: Re: Why choose CFO ROTJ helmet?? EDIT: And now RSprop!!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:46 pm 
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You gotta hand it to the guy he can pt a lid together! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Why choose CFO ROTJ helmet?? EDIT: And now RSprop!!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:13 am 
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Many thanks guys!

The bow is already bumpy, but I altered) the paint by using a thinner, in order to give a bumpy and unperfect finish.

The decals are far to be perfect. Caleb made something way much better!!

Caleb silkscreened decals

I still have to add the foam star inside.

Some more pics in daylight (with close up and inside shot).

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 Post subject: Re: Why choose CFO ROTJ helmet?? EDIT: And now RSprop!!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:33 pm 
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I'm far away being an expert regarding Stormtrooper lids but man ...that helmet looks awesome. :drool Great work :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Why choose CFO ROTJ helmet?? EDIT: And now RSprop!!!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:39 am 
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Darth Niob wrote:
I'm far away being an expert regarding Stormtrooper lids but man ...that helmet looks awesome. :drool Great work :thumbsup


Thanks. And as you were able to see, I'm far being an expert regarding Darth Vader :pale


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 Post subject: Re: Why choose CFO ROTJ helmet?? EDIT: And now RSprop!!!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:33 pm 
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Wow, that has to be one of the best jobs I have ever seen. Amazing work :)


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 Post subject: Re: Why choose CFO ROTJ helmet?? EDIT: And now RSprop!!!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:25 am 
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Would you tell us something about those silkscreen stickers?
Did you use a template for to paint them? What kind of screen is it, is it self-adhesive?


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 Post subject: Re: Why choose CFO ROTJ helmet?? EDIT: And now RSprop!!!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:27 pm 
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I created the ESB design on photoshop (not a scan of any existing set of decals).

I printed it on adhesive paper. I removed the "painted areas" and I stuck these pattern on a sheet of black adhesive vynil.

Then I painted with humbrol paint and used a piece of fabric (old t shirt) to give the textured finish.


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 Post subject: Re: Why choose CFO ROTJ helmet?? EDIT: And now RSprop!!!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:03 pm 
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Very cool. I like the idea you had for the texture of the decals..... Innovative. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Why choose CFO ROTJ helmet?? EDIT: And now RSprop!!!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:10 pm 
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Thanks Mark.

I still have another CFO helmet to finish and hope that it will turns good too!

And I wait for new project from you ^^


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 Post subject: Re: Why choose CFO ROTJ helmet?? EDIT: And now RSprop!!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:03 pm 
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Why choose CFO ROTJ helmet?? EDIT: And now RSprop!!!...

.... cause RS props make realy nice helmet's :thumbsup

My new one.
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Should be arrive in the next few days :toothy

Made out of 1,5mm ABS.
Khaki base layer( with simulated red adhesive inside and outside) and chipped white paint finish.
Making off pics:

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 Post subject: Re: EDIT: Why choose CFO and RSprop helmet??! CFO strikes ba
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Teaser pics since it's not totally finished.

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This is the second style helmet offered by CFO. More pics to come (with a first style too!!!)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:28 pm 
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Wow! That looks great mate!

It's nice to see what others do with the kits I send out. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: EDIT: Why choose CFO and RSprop helmet??! CFO strikes ba
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:25 am 
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And here's both helmets:

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Sorry for the crap pics, I took them too fast!

Some details: Two helmet kits from CFO. One is the JoeR helmet (ROTJ v2) and the other one is the second style (ESB MKII/ ROTJ v1) actually offered by Mark "sskunky".


The ROTJ v2 is made out of gloss ABS. I massembled it in order to reproduce an Endor style helmet, thus with a huge weathering. I tried to be as accurate as possible, thus I used casted of original mic tips, green acrylic bubble lenses, U shaped brow trim, S shaped neck trim and textured decals made by hands (with my own pattern)

The singularity of this helmet is the right rear decals and the mic tips.

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Largely inspired by this one:

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For the second helmet (ROTJ v1), I used the few pics I had of John original helmet to help (but didn't tried to make an exact copy)

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Same treatment, ABS "pinseal" kit. ANH/ESB style ears from an RSprop helmet kit. Same thing for the mic tips, from CFO (those are excellent).
Lenses, rubber trim identical. Same process for the decals (I 'm not sure that the original were "silkscreened" due to the lack of HD close up pics, but I suppose the ILM crew made them the same way as the ESB and ROTJ V2 decals. The color and the shape are different.

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Thanks for watching.


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 Post subject: Re: EDIT: Why choose CFO and RSprop helmet??! CFO strikes ba
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:26 pm 
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! ! ! ! ! F A N T A S T I C ! ! ! ! !


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 Post subject: Re: EDIT: Why choose CFO and RSprop helmet??! CFO strikes ba
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Very nicely finished pieces. Good to see the two styles together. :cheers


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