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Offline VF/501

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Question and offer for Glassman on the Scout Helmet
« on: May 15, 2006, 04:08 AM »
Hi everyone,  just got a couple VTSC Scouts and I decided to make a custom outta one.

Still no camera so no pics yet, I am saving up slowly so just be paitient. ;D

Anyways, I cut the ball joint off of the Scout (SACRILIGE!!!) and trimmed the neck post from an extra Saga Veers to fit it.  Then I glued it on.

For the head any BBI figure should do, but the Elite Force Grenadier looks the best. I dremeled out the head to fit on the ball.  So far it looks cool.  The hardest part was dremeling the head though.

For the helmet I plan to hollow it out enough so it fits.  Then I will make cuts along the seams of the helmet where the face plate flips up.  I might only do the goggle area and leave the bottom untouched so the helmet can stay on better. I plan to do it very slowly.  So I cut out the front. and make a hinge at the top and a locking mechanism for the bottom.

Now this is where I am stuck.  I need some suggestions on how to make the hinge and a tiny but strong snap lock at the bottom.

I am open to any suggestions for this project, so LMK what you think.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2006, 07:41 AM by VF/501 »
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This sounds very cool, I'm looking forward to it!  On the hinge... I'm kind of stumped on what you should do...

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I encourage you to try, but the VTSC scout head is quite underscaled already, and this is going to be quite the delicate task.  Looking at the neck opening on my scouts, I'm not sure this is able to be done without cutting the helmet in half and expanding it first, then putting it back together.   Like Glassman did with the Jango helmet.
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I look forward to seeing these. It sounds like an excellent concept.

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For the hinge, try something like hasbro does with the Visor/binocular pice on the clone commander. Two small pegs on each side of the helmet and holes on the face place that fint onto the pegs.

ConceptUK/Ricky UK did a vintage version of this, you should check his website.


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Thanks everyone for the support and again sorry for the lack of pics,  nearly there though, for the money I need to get a camera.

Thanks for the tips Glassman and Dressel rebel, BTW what is the web address for RickyUK?
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Thanks Glassman.  ;D
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Why don't you use a 1983 Gijoe  Rock n roll head. Than at least you can say it is rebel in biker scout disguise.
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My reasons for not using the GI Joe head.

1. I want to make a unique and rarely done helmet.
2. Don't have any GI Joes at all.

Also, fogot to ask this

How did Glassman expand the helmet?
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I split it and then sculpted to fill in.
Check out my thread its explained there, with pics.

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where does he get that 'Hasbro Grade' modeling wax from anyways?  He's got some cool wax designs on his site!
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Re:
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2006, 07:40 AM »
Yo Glassman, looked at your thread and I will go that route.  If I sculpt it would you cast it for me and send me the cast?  You can keep the original to cast for everyone else.

If yes give me some time to make it and I'll PM you when its ready to be sent.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2006, 07:42 AM by VF/501 »
Palpatine:Lord Vader
Vader:Master, my suit chafes
Palps:Do you use Darkside
Vader:Yes master
Palps:In time you will learn the true power of the darkside
Vader:Which is
To stop chafing in clothes