Cylon helmet Ceta builders required...

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by BazookaJo, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Nice Job!!!

    Great work Red - you've done a great job on that build.

    That was the hardest bit btw.

    Have sent out plans and instructions to you beta guys for the mouth peice and some formers for the helmet (though yours ain't looking too shabby Red).

    Just the eye-peice to finish and we're in business. Still have a bit to do on this - changed the shape of the front of the helmet, so I had to start the whole eye-peice from scratch, eyeball engineering all the way :(

    But we will get there.

    Anyway, keep up the great work.

    Best regards

  2. Texman

    Texman Guest

    I go with you Rick, serious cool points on that!
  3. Red

    Red Member

    Aluminum Bild

    I Started this build about the time i started on the Card model
    but all the bends and cut i have to do by hand on my lunch brake at work so
    it is going to take a long time to complete this cylon helment.
  4. Texman

    Texman Guest

    OHHHH, Full Metal Helmet :^)
  5. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    :-o That's mightily impressive sir!

    Can't wait to see it finished.

    Congrats on another great job in progress.


  6. dragolad

    dragolad New Member

    I'll help just send me the link for the templates!
  7. Red

    Red Member

    space ship

    Does any one here know if there is a card model of the 1953 war of the worlds martian space ship I woul like to get this.
  8. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    No probs - PM me with yur email address.


  9. allhallowseve

    allhallowseve Member

    When do you plan on releaseing it ???? hopeful soon
  10. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Just waiting for the thumbs up from a few beta builders and I'll put it out there, but they haven't got the plans or instructions for the eye-socket
    yet (still working on the this ATM).

    Been slightly waylaid by other projects, but maybe in the next couple of weeks we'll be ready to go - You need to hassle those beta builders (then they need to hassle me :grin:).


  11. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Have you designed a paper model before?

    If it doesn't Red and you've not designed a paper model before you should definately have a go - it would be a great first model :twisted:
  12. Red

    Red Member

    no I have not ever designed any paper models ,but wouldnt mind doing that
    I dont have any designing softwere that would help me make this,
    and my budget wont alow the purchas of any software at this time.
  13. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    There's a couple of free 3D software programs out there (Metaseqioa or something I think one of them's called) - there's a few guys quite handy with it on this forum I believe so you should be able to get some help.

    So build the model in 3D. This may take a while if you've never done any 3D before, but it is rewarding. If you do it right it will just need pushing through Pepakura, and there's a few folks on here will be happy to help.

    Like I say - you can build it in 3D for free - worry about the rest later :wink:


  14. Red

    Red Member

    Aluminum Build

    Well I have not progressed too far, the eye piece is a tough piece to make
    but I think I am on the right track
    here is what I have so far out of 1/8" plat aluminum.
  15. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    The eye socket is indeed a tricky peice, but I'm getting there - might have mine done some time next week, so you should be able to finish the card version soon :-D

    Yours is looking pretty good though - I'm really interested to see how this aluminium version turns out. After all, there can't be many metal Cylon helmets out there :)


  16. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Getting ready to tear into my copy of the Beta build...

    I found some BEAUTIFUL gold mirror card at Michaels crafts (not sure if it's the same as one of the previous posters noted) for $4.75 a sheet. The sheets are large, 19.5 inches x 26 inches, so I was able to get four 8.5 x 11" sheets out of each one. Figure $1.25 (rounding up for tax) isnt too bad. Needed two sheets, so that's about $10.00 with the tax.

    I also found some 8.5 x 11 cardstock there that is actual metallic gunmetal for the grillwork. It took ink fine when set on best quality. .50 cents a sheet, so total cost thus far for the card is $10.50!

    Got it all printed out and ready to cut!

    I'll post pics as I go along. :-D
  17. Red

    Red Member

    Roger Young Beta Version

    I saw sume of the thread on the Roger young it looks good, wouldnt mind building that my self.
    Did you get a chance to finish the Large BSG that you worked on lighting up?
    would like to see sume more picturs of that to.
  18. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Nice one Ekuth - finally someone's got a good source for the card stateside. Gunmetal was tricky to find over here, so it's great you found some of that too.

    Look forward to seeing your pics as you progress - maybe we'll see a future avatar with you in the helmet :grin:

    Still working on the eye socket when I can be bothered (it's just sooo boring and there's so much other stuff I want to do :( ) Still, I force myself to do a little now and then, plus I've got a couple of days bank holiday, so who knows - this could be the week.


  19. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Start of the build...

    Finally got started cutting out and assembling... here are some pics of a few hours worth of work:

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    View attachment 11729

    I've been using CA (superglue) for the assembly process and it's working rather well. Have to be careful not to become part of the model though! :twisted:
  20. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Nice! So far so good :D

    Super glue - I like it!

    Wood glue was a REAL pain in the A, but it had 1 benefit for sloppy builders like me ... it could be wiped off the mirror surface with a wet cloth even after some hours drying.

    I reckon it's one or the other, as anything like UHU etc. is a complete non-starter with this model :-D

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