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I was lucky enough that jim did this for me,but when I've worked styrine use a pencil follow the out line.get a pair of really good scissers,or snippets.like the ones they use in metal fabrication.I've cut out my c-3po shoes,my shorts and my cylon sword using this method
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My head is 22" inches around my forhead,yes it is a styrene head as thats what the thread title stated.
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Stukatrooper I thought it was fiberglass because I haven't seen a primered styrene helmet. What type of primer did you use - standard or one that is meant for plastic? Does this need to be done before vac plating? Also where did you get the eyes from? Sorry for all the questions!

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I use the automotive primmer from Home depot called Rustolium Ultimate automotive finnish. the plastic needs a light sand with 600 grit. Spray it on in light coats .It has a flex agent in the primmer . after 24 hours then a light sand of 800 grit. then top coat of color. \Or you can light sand it and shoot krylon fusshion color on it and be done. but you cant paint over it without sanding and primming first. Also if you wait too long between coats it wont bond. never had a paint job crack using first method.If useing for costume head I would bulk up the head inside with styrine strips around the chin , neck and front shell halo to lessin the flex .
All the 6 heads I have done have been painted .
I dont know anything about the chroming prosses.
this person has a machine to cold chrome.
http://goldenarmor.com/chrome-plating-services/

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from what I've used and been told to use on my styrine head is plastic primer only like the person said before follow that process butif you have any lumps deep scrathes use a filler when rubbing down I used wet/dry sandpaper on my fiberglass parts and stryine parts
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I used Plastic primer from a branded auto store (Halfords) they are a big chain in the UK.It was used like Matt said to get a perfect finish on the plastic ready for the metalizing.The plastic heads are light bigger inside ,ok yes a little detail is lost in the vac-forming but whats the point of having a nice sharp looking fibreglass head if you can't get it on yours?

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You are so right about the fiberglass head did you buy one.the styrine head have you re-enforced certain areas.also how have you keep the front on.I've got brass bolts for the that go on the sideto hold them in,also I've out a l shaped bracket on the top of the head which bolts on to the antenni for extra support this way if the side bolts don't hold them this wil.I'm hoping I'm explaning ok.how have you done your shorts it driving me up the fragging wall.I've put a strip this makes a gap about 1 and half gap but this is now effecting the legs it won't fit in.don' really won't to expand the legs.I've been told to cut a line down the back if legs then or heat oven and this expand them.just what you've done.sorry one more thing the lip on the top of shorts have you cut them back a bit.
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Ok guys i will put a little picture story of my 3po build up.I must say i have been lazy on this score ,i am normally good but this place is so laid back i forgot lol
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Ok guys i will put a little picture story of my 3po build up.I must say i have been lazy on this score ,i am normally good but this place is so laid back i forgot lol



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To Stuka you listen, wise he is emoticon
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