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alexpainter05 Mar 2022 5:01 a.m. PST

Did someone know how scratchbuilding sci-fi 28mm helmets for Stargrave (enclosed, Mando/SW style), given I don't have any 3D printer?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2022 12:48 p.m. PST

Have you considered just buying them? Reliquary's "Django-Vett" looks pretty darn close, at about $2 USD a head and postage, but there are a ton of 28mm SF/fantasy heads or helmets out there, and your time is presumably worth something to you.

Zephyr105 Mar 2022 3:00 p.m. PST

You can press a helmet you want to copy into modeling clay, remove it, then 'paint' several layers of white glue into your mold (let dry between coats), then pop them out when thick enough, prime & paint etc. Won't work too well if you are trying to copy a solid object like a head, though. I've used this method to make breastplates & other armor for skeletons. YMMV… ;-)

Anton Ryzbak07 Mar 2022 1:24 p.m. PST

I have spare heads for a few sci-fi figure sets, leftovers from plastic kits, shoot me an email at daftrica 89 at yahoo. I will mail them to you for free.

alexpainter09 Mar 2022 5:30 a.m. PST

Thank you very much, don't worry I just resolved the problem, with plasticard and old heads found in an old box

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