By Your Command...

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by BazookaJo, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Hi guys just a few teaser pics of my upcoming Mirror Card Cylon helmet as I take a little break from it :grin: .

    Need to do a few minor changes here and there but I think the concept's sound enough.

    Okay, so it's not up there real deal but it should do for a laugh come halloween PLUS
    a) it's considerably cheaper to make (about $5 in card)
    b) IT'S a damn site less painful to build than a garage kit (trust me on this)
    AND c) you can even scale it down for the kiddies :twisted:

    Prepare for the cylon invasion 8)



  2. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

    Its a beauty, where did you get that paper
  3. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    freakin awesome! :) looks like red river paper?
  4. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    cool thing is, Red River also has Gold metallic paper, make one for the Gold centurion

  5. plasticman

    plasticman Member

    Ha-ha, veeryy nice Sir, very nice!!
  6. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Way too cool! Is there a cyberman in the wings?
  7. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    CYBERMAN! lifelong dr who fan or just with the latest installments? :D
  8. zecks

    zecks Member

    this is actualy really awesome. i didnt realize they had shiny paper like that for printers. any one interested in designing suits of futureistic armor?
  9. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    That is just tooo cool! Are you going to release the templates? It is just awesome. Where is Red River? Could someone please post a link?
  10. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

    That is truly amazing!
  11. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    It's just basic mirror card - My smart idea was to print on the reverse:wink:

    I actually got mine off ebay it was quite expensive - about £5 for 20 sheets, but it's quite a heavy stock maybe 25gsm+

    I then found some at my local Boyes store (sells everything and a few crafts bits) - £1.50 for 8 sheets but it's a lighter gsm - may try this at some point (or let someone else).

    I will be publishing the parts, so to give any would be builders a heads-up, here are the materials you will need:

    7 sheets of Silver mirror card for the main helmet*
    1 sheet of Gun Metal mirror card for the mouth grill
    1 sheet of matt black card for the eye interior
    1 sheet of gloss black card for the side panels**

    *the higher the gsm the harder it is to build but the stiffer the finish - you decide.

    **The side panels should actually be a slightly flat black, but all the matt black card I've seen is too much like sugar card - okay for the eye interior, but it looks pretty naff on the sides.

    As for the Cyberman helmet - sorry guys I'm not realy a Dr Who fan, but I reckon the normal silver card (the kids stuff) would be a good match for that job if anyone wants to take up the mantle:roll:

    I will probably do a few more Cylon parts though if it proves popular - definately needs the neck brace for starters:twisted:

    And yes you can get Gold mirror card too if someone fancies taking control of the legion:-D

  12. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Pretty Cool!

    I want one!:grin:
  13. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Look deeply into my avatar's eyes-

    You WILL finish this model and release it... now~!


    GOTTA have this.
  14. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    oh hell no 8O!!!
  15. TheWebdude

    TheWebdude Just a Member


    As a teenager (yeah, that was a long time ago) a friend and myself constructed a cylon helmet with balsa frame and heat shrink mylar skin.

    This is so much nicer!

    Excellent work!
  16. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

  17. Bad_Scorpion

    Bad_Scorpion Member

    That's the paper I need for my laser printer for The terminator head I have that needs to be done. and the body when i get to it.
  18. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Cheers Webdude

    I've also been working on a garage kit version myself, but styrene is a real pain in the @ss - prime, wet sand, prime, wet sand etc. etc. etc.

    and when I've finally done that I've got to stump up for a half decent chroming effect (normal chrome paint is nothing of the sort) the cheapest of which is Alclad 2 paint but I'd need to get an airbrush and at least one can of propellant to apply it - all in all £40 quid's worth of stuff ($70) :cry:

    For a pro silverspray I'd have to dig deeper, and for proper chrome even deeper still.

    That got me thinking - there's got to be a better way :wink:


    P.S. if anyone knows of a reasonably priced SilverSpray/chroming service in the UK please let me know
  19. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    That sounds pretty cool - where did you get that kit, or is it your own design?
  20. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

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