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Re: C-3PO head rebuild


Your welcome brother,
If you want any other brass pieces I'm only a pm away.
Paul aka eco aka c3co
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Are you sure thats the VAC FORMED version .it looks very much like the resin head Jim offers. ?
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Yes Stuka lol, I know the difference between resin and styrene. I have worked with both, a lot.

This head has been changed quite a bit since I started working on it.The bottom of the chin has been deepened by 26mm approx, rear rounded , widened and deepened,the top of the rear head by 36mm approx,width and other dimensions are bigger.

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lol it was a genuine question, as you have made such a good job converting the soft lines of the vac formed head .I tip my hat to your work on this .
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Thanks, yes it feels like a resin head now lol. Some earlier pics of the head,

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The white parts are not actually the original plastic, it is primer and filler.

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I couldn't wait to see it gold lol

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The Disney/Star Wars cross over!
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I have given it a few more coats of undercoat and a bit more sharpening. Still the internal lip to add to the faceplate, fill the rear slots and give it a final coat of gloss black. Then I will really see just how bumpy and lumpy it is!

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Looking nice and sharp
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Thanks Matthew,

Ok I have been quite busy trying to get this ready for paint,
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I have been building up the back inner lip on the faceplate, I used various pieces of plastic strips and married up the backplate with the front,

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 I had to add a jointing piece to the threads of the neck bolts,

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 The eyes are almost ready for a brass spray job, they were made on the SLS machine in work, nylon, which is not the very best resolution machine,

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Hello what size you have to head C3PO I must order one has Jim I have a thin head and it will tell me how it goes and removed.


thank you Nicolas
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Hi Nicolas, If you have a thin head any of Jim's heads will fit you.
Apparently the vacformed version is a bit bigger.
I have made this helmet quite a bit bigger, higher and wider that the vacformed version it started out as.

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