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 Post subject: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:05 pm 
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So the Den keeps going a bit silent every now and again. Specially this section. So I thought I'd share this one with my Den friends. Now I know this particular casting has been a bit controversial and we all have our opinions about the casting and the owner of the original. I Dont really want to discuss anything that has to do with the individual or the distribution of the TD. My only intention is to share with you all what I had suspected since the first time I saw the casting and read all the threads ( top to bottom). The TD is meant to be an ESB.

The Dome is a TM dome that I reshaped a bit ( and that need a clean up from my dirty fingerprints all over it. Only noticed after the pictures were already taken).

Now never mind the mess around it and enjoy the images. :D

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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:09 pm 
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That's looking really great. What a nice looking helmet. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:51 am 
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Very cool helmet!


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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:28 pm 
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Those are some sexy lids in the back ground!

Nice collection and nice helmet.


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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:44 pm 
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Thanks guys! still a work in progress as I will be fine tuning a lot of little details here and there.

here is the helmet on the full display:

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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:28 am 
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Oooh, so nice. Top quality Vader you got there. :)


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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:58 am 
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That is a thing of beauty!! It's surprising how well it matches up the the "hero"helmet. :cool:


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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:40 am 
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Very nice set up.

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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:54 pm 
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Getting closer to the desired look I'm after with this helmet. Still working on making sure this dome retains the shape. If you look closely, you will notice some of the fiberglass I added to the inside of the dome to help it retain the shape. I still have to paint the interior of the dome to hide the color fiberglass and take care of a few little details. Either way here are some images under different lighting than the previous pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:50 am 
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Beautiful as usual :cool:


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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:07 pm 
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This is like one of the worst ESB Helmets I've ever seen. You shouldn't suffer with that thing in your collection - such an eye sore. And being the good friend that I am, I'll reluctantly relieve of you such ocular agony. Feel free to send it to me as soon as you get it packed up...

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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:40 pm 
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Looks stunning, Juan -- It's amazing how well it captures the look of the Hero helmet!

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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:50 pm 
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It does look fantastic.

Imo I think the skirt of the dome needs to flair out more by just a hair. Both sides look pushed in.


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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:49 pm 
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vader45 wrote:
It does look fantastic.

Imo I think the skirt of the dome needs to flair out more by just a hair. Both sides look pushed in.


Thanks! And yes it need just a hair more from when these pictures where taken about a month or so ago. The thing is I've done a ton of dome mods in fiberglas and from experience, they always tend to somewhat try to return to their original position ( never completely, but it tries to). So My strategy with this one was to over do it and let it naturally try to return over time and it would land on the desired shape. I'll post pitures tonight to show you how it has evolved over the past few weeks. It really is such a small amount, but when you look at these things for so long you notice every little change and they make a world of difference.


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 Post subject: Re: TD finished in ESB style
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:26 pm 
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Some new images that show the slight changes to the dome skirt. From slightly different angles, between 5' and 6' distance to the camera.

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