Cylon helmet Ceta builders required...

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

  1. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    I think that wearing the helmet under studio direction and wearing 'for real' warrants slightly more visibility than the micro dots would allow :-D . You could always get the lens from one of those cheap wraparound sunglasses and glue that on the inside.

    As for the mouth grille - is it supposed to reach the bottom of the helmet? I Checked out WGFE and it looks like it stops short by about 1 band:

    As for the coloured filter I'm sure you can get coloured transparent paper from some craft shop or other but I like Red's transparency idea.

    I've also seen it done with some transparent tubing (imagine a clear rubber straw). Cut a slice along the back of the tube and curve over the LEDs - it looked pretty good if I recall.

    Anyway, the next picture we want to see is you wearing it Ekuth :grin:

    And I reckon the neck and shoulder peices should be a doddle after the helmet :razz: - I hope I can call on your assistance when I've got a Ceta to build.

    Best regards

  2. Red

    Red Member


    Well I have got a little more welding to do, and I still need to make the back of the helmet.8)
    I just made and tacked in the mouth pieces today.8)
    And I thought Id show how it looks so far.
  3. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    :shock: :yep: :yep:


    Now that's dedication. Can't wait to see it finished!~
  4. Red

    Red Member


    I’m not sure :? if I should make the back of the helmet with black window mesh or aluminum plate and then paint it.8) or make it so I can swap it out.
  5. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Here here! This looks like it is going to be something very special :)

    Just finishing off the kit myself. Just a minor mod to the face place to bring it a little straighter and more in line with Ekuth's awsome chaser. BTW Ekuth - do you still intend to do a tutorial for us electronics virgins? :roll:

    Keep up the great work.



    P.S. How did everyone get on with the eye socket?
  6. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    I do, but life hasn't allowed me much hobby time lately... I'll try to knock it together this weekend.

    Eye socket worked fine for me, but then I was doing heavy modification, so I'm probably not the best qualified for feedback... :oops:
  7. Red

    Red Member

    Well so far all I have shown is the front and side of the helmet so here is the back, bottom, side with a little sandingand the start of the back plates.
  8. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Coming together VERY nicely Red + I see you have the picture of the Bad Boy Concept Cylon on your workspace to give you extra inspiration :grin:


  9. 57townsman

    57townsman Member

    If you go with a plastic diffuser you could scuff it up lengthwise to diffuse the light and blend the individual LEDs together.

    Ekuth, can you reveal more details about your circuit? Will you be making it available? I built a variable speed 16 LED back and forth flasher about 20 years ago. I could modify that if need be.

    Thanks guys, Stupendous work!

  10. Red

    Red Member

    yes i would like to have a copy of your circuit diagram for when i complete the metal build.8)
    did you build this with transistor or solid state?
    Just a little more sanding to do.:twisted:
    This has turnd out to be more work then it sounds.:shock:
  11. 57townsman

    57townsman Member

  12. Red

    Red Member

    Ready to buff

    Well it looks like all the sanding is done and ready to polish.:-D
    There are a few spots that I couldn't get to so I will have to live with them.:(
    This will be my first time at polishing Aluminum so cross fingers and hope for the best.
    The next thing this build will need is a display stand.:twisted:
    And the Red Eye done with rectangle diodes like what was used in the TV episodes.
  13. Red

    Red Member


    Well it shows that I need to go back and do some additional sanding to get the finish that I want, but it will do for now.
  14. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Go for it Red! It's looking mighty fine ATM. Should be a very nice display peice when you're finished :)
  15. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Looks dang good.............. y'all remember the episode where the cylon was a quickdraw cowboy............. "red-eye" or something like that.

    I don't know why but that last picture of the helmet reminded me of that episode.

    Wierd........... I know.

  16. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Hi Ekuth :wave:

    Any chance the walkthrough could be ready for Halloween?

    Best regards

  17. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    I know, I'm tardy... and I haven't been around much lately.

    To be honest, I have been waiting for the dust from the forum move to settle and the speed issue with the site to be corrected.

    That, and I've been working some long hours and haven't had any time to devote to modelling. My poor Rodger Young is almost complete and staring forlornly at me from the top of my monitor...:cool:

    I'll try to find some time to put it together in the next week or so.
  18. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    No rush Ekuth :)

    Just wanted to you to know that there is an audience for it - it always helps me when I get a little 'jaded' with a project (heck, Marvin and the Cylon helmet would probably still not be finished if I hadn't told people about them).

    Also it would be cool link to have alongside the helmet plans :cool:

    Best regards

  19. theo

    theo Member

    Cool that TOS centurion, any chance that you do these guys wen you're done!
    What would happen if a 'Chrome Toaster' got tired
    of being treated like a second class Cylon?
    It's an uprising, Centurion-style.
    Go and have a look at the film!
    We Were Centurions
  20. DougMorency

    DougMorency New Member

    Could I get the pics of your Aluminum helmet, I would like to build the entire suit of armour out of Aliminum.

    Also has Paul created the neck brace yet? I have not found it on his site.

    Doug Morency

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