Cylon helmet Ceta builders required...

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

  1. Red

    Red Member

    some Pics

    I thought this thred was ded
    I just used the patern that i got from bazookajo (paper model)
    with the eye piece I made for it
    Traced it on to the plate cut out hammerd and weld.

    I Like the "We were Centurions"
    how would you save a copy on your hard drive?

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  2. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Hi Red :wave:

    I never get tired of seeing that metal helmet :mrgreen:

    BTW - to save a picture of the web or forum simply right-click on the picture and select 'Save As'.

    Best regards


    P.S. did you get those neck parts okay Doug?
  3. DougMorency

    DougMorency New Member

    Neck Parts

    Hi Paul,

    yes I got the neck parts, and I will be printing out the template tomorrow.

    I have a access to plotters at work as well if you need any prints to larger diagrams that I can mail in a tube to you.

    I am thinking of making a small English Wheel to form the front domes of the helmet.

    I was also thinking I could use stainess steel and buff it out as well

    I will try both types of materials and see which one buffs out better to decide which to build the costume from.

    if you need any help with the rest please let me know.

    Thanks again
  4. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Hey Bazookajo...

    Could I be a Beta builder for the neck piece? Purrrrrrrrty please? :mrgreen:

    Sent you my email in a PM in case you don't have it still.
  5. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

    I'd like to lay one of these out in card stock and build it up in fiberglass. Any chance of getting a copy?

    BTW did anyone else see the "old school" Cylons in *Razor* last night? I laughed my butt off. I was like "Oh Yeah!"sign1
  6. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

    I guess not...Huh?
  7. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Crap! I forgot to watch it! wall1wall1wall1wall1
  8. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

    Got it on tape. :) Drop me a line and I'll send you a copy.:thumb:
  9. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Don't see why not - PM me and I'll send it over.

    As for Razor, have got to watch series 3 yet - bro's amost finished the DVD set and then it's all mine :twisted:
  10. Red

    Red Member

    My daughter came up with this page that you can watch the TV shows that you missed :cool:

    she said to click the a to z list and it is there.

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  11. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Awesome. Thank you and your daughter for the link. No commercials! WOOT! :mrgreen:
  12. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

    Thanks from me as well. BTW, very nice job on the Cylon Helmet.

  13. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Neck Piece Done!

    Hey Bazookajo....

    Neck piece is finished!

    NOW WHERE"S THE BACKPACK?????????????? :twisted:

    Seriously. Tell me you're developing it as we speak. No, tell me it's developed and I can start Beta building it. If not, I'll help! Are you using Meta/Pep to develop, or doing this by hand? With the references on we seriously need to finish this set.

    Can you tell I'm jazzed? :rolleyes:

    Okay, now for feedback.

    Well designed, as was the helmet. Was a little puzzled by lack of instructions, but figured it's Beta... but then found they really aren't necessary. Nice labeling of the parts. Was very easy to assemble. Knocked the whole thing together, from print to finish, in 2 1/2 hours.

    Only three issues I found.


    Joiner pieces R1 and L1. Maybe just me, but I couldn't make these fit no matter how I turned them. I ended up trimming off the top edge of each. No biggie, but you may wanna take a look at them.


    Former piece(s) M5/M6. Honestly not sure that this is needed, given the card holds the proper shape pretty well. Plus, when the backpack is attached (HINT< HINT) this may be redundant.


    Former piece M7/M8. I think the pointy ends of the "U" need to be slightly longer, as they were not long enough to close the entire length of M8's serrated edge where it joins with the tab for R10/L10. (Unless I somehow screwed the pooch on the joining, but I don't think so.) Easily cured by tracing a slightly larger part or trimming off the last two serration triangles.

    Other than that, the only other thing is that it now SCREAMS FOR THE BACKPACK!!!!

    Oh, did I say that already? :D

    Oh, and yes, I'm working on the tutorial to build the LED eyepiece.
  14. DougMorency

    DougMorency New Member

    I am building it as we speak, and I was wonder if you can take pics of your neck piece

    I am thinking of coating mine with resin inside and out when it it complete.

  15. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member


    Some quick pics, as requested:

    Bazookajo: If these don't inspire you to get crackin', nothing will! :thumb:

    Front Shot- Helmet and Neck piece. (Yes, that's me behind the mask...)


    Side Shot- Helmet and Neck piece.


    Top Down- Neck piece.


    Side View- Neck piece.


    Back View- Neck piece.


    Bottom View- Neck piece.


    Reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallly looking forward to attaching the backpack to the rear of this.
  16. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Another quick note/construction tip:

    The entire neck piece was assembled using hot glue. After working on the helmet, I abandoned the superglue (CA) approach and have switched entirely to using my hot glue gun for assembly. No dry time, won't run (if you're careful!), and any little dots or strings pull right off the mirror card.

    If you guys haven't tried it, I recommend giving it a shot. :thumb:
  17. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

    Mighty FINE!! Another great one. :)
  18. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    Nice one Ekuth sign1

    There's good news and bad news.

    The bad news is that I haven't even started the backpack :oops: the good news is I think I may start on it this coming week :mrgreen: .

    The whole thing has (and will be) eyeball engineered. The neck was trickier than I thought, as the reference material was not that great, and the shape was more complicated than I thought. Couple this with the fact that I had no actual measurements, and I spent quite a few nights hacking away at cardboard on the living room floor and posing in the mirror with the results :rolleyes:

    With that done however there should be less posing as the scale will now be dictated by the neckpeice :) - I can just scale up the back courtesy of wegottafindearth:

    Ekuth - Your help would def. be appreciated with the beta builds etc. plus I might run some ideas past yourself as to how I might do some of the finer details.

    As for the adjustments to the neck plans, could you just screenprint the offending pages, mark the required adjustment in photoshop and PM me with them?

    I think as far as the instructions go - all it needs is a front and rear technical drawing and that should do the trick I reckon (I'll sort this out when I get time).

    BTW if you or anyone has any decent photos of the 'proper' Cylon backpack (many of the pics are from 1 peice casts) please post them :)

    Anyway, I'm definatley inspired by your dedication Ekuth :mrgreen:, but if you have an 'other-half' I don't recommend sleeping in it, and if you insist on doing so, don't blame me :cool:

    I will be in touch :twisted:



  19. BazookaJo

    BazookaJo Member

    BTW Ekuth - on my current set of Cylon plans I fixed the issue with the top of the eyepeice i.e. the last silver peice above your custome eyepeice (A3).

    The new one should cover a little more of the black card above your LEDs.

    To fix mine, I just cut that single peice, removed some of the backing to reduce the gsm and stuck it over the top of the old peice.

    Again - thankyou for that fix :thumb:
  20. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Actually, my other half finds it kinda kinky... but that's another story. :rolleyes:

    I'd be glad to help. I'm flabberghasted that you've done all this with eyeball engineering and hand-crafting! YOU DA' MAN! Or Cylon, as the case may be.

    I'm pretty decent with Metasequoia, if you want I can start to work up some of the bits (like the backpack greebles) and then scale them up to fit with what you develop... let me know, please.

    Actually, I've started toying around with the... err... other side of the coin. I figure if we've gotta Cylon, we gotta have a... whups, almost let it slip. :twisted:

    So, with your permission, I'll happily help you develop the rest of the suit.

    I'll screenie the offending bits and PM the corrections to you soon.

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