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First Order Tie Pilot Helmet

Postby Dietz » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:16 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm in the process of building a cosplay suit of a First Order Tie Fighter Pilot. I've recently printed off the sections to the helmet to start and have just finished cleaning it up and giving it a first coat of primer.

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Re: First Order Tie Pilot Helmet

Postby Jules » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:17 pm

Awesome! (Need to borrow that to hand out the Halloween treats this year!) :D
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Re: First Order Tie Pilot Helmet

Postby Dietz » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:32 pm

Thanks Jules :)
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Re: First Order Tie Pilot Helmet

Postby sthone » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:06 pm

Very Cool.... That must have took some time to print. I can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: First Order Tie Pilot Helmet

Postby jsc » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:26 pm

Primer hides a world of sins, and makes everything look great. And is that some sort of filler? Bondo?
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Re: First Order Tie Pilot Helmet

Postby atomholc » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:10 am

wow man! really nice!
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Re: First Order Tie Pilot Helmet

Postby Dietz » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:45 pm

I did use bondo and some glazing putty to smooth it out, however I now use xtc-3d for prints. Much easier to work with, sand and paint.

The two front sections took about 13 hours each to print due to all the support needed. On avg though about 8 hrs a piece after that.
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Re: First Order Tie Pilot Helmet

Postby jsc » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:26 pm

Since you're going to be glazing the whole thing, seams matter less, so you can slice up the model as much as you want to reduce support. Sometimes printing things upside down also help. Here's the cuts I ended up for on a remixed face mask: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:743050

Not that it's interesting to you, having finished your print and all. But maybe for the future.
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Re: First Order Tie Pilot Helmet

Postby Dietz » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:35 pm

You're absolutely right on that. This was my first print so it was of course a learning experience. Since then I have printed the shoulder armor and various other pieces. I did exactly what you have suggested to add a few extra splices and reduce the areas needing support. It works great! Thank you for your advice! :)

The helmet is painted and assembled now, I'm just working on finishing the air supply connections on the front. I'll have some pics of the finished helmet shortly.
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Re: First Order Tie Pilot Helmet

Postby willnewton » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:29 am

Are you the 3D printed props group on FB? Looks like a winner!
I'm finally back to where I started two days ago!

A thread with some stuff in it I update every once in a while. http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9
See some of my stuff http://www.thingiverse.com/willnewton/about
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