Update: Vader 1/4 Scale Helmet

I finally got around to finishing (for the most part) the helmet. The mask could use a better paint job, but it’s ok for now.

I had to entirely re do the dome. Sanded it down back to plastic. Sanded down the original ridge and glue on some plastic. This looks much more defined than before. The grill mesh needs a little work but like the paint, its a place holder for now.

Now to get to work on the rest of the figure. Continue reading Update: Vader 1/4 Scale Helmet


Custom Darth Vader 1/4 Helmet – Part 2 – 3D Printing

After finalizing my 3D model in Blender, the next step was to export it as a printable file using Cura, a 3D slicing program (it converts the .obj or .stl file to GCode for the printer). It also tells you how long it will take to make the model. For the mask, it was about 6 and a half hours, and I think 7 or so for the dome. The hardest part was waiting for the print to finish.

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Final “Rogue One” Trailer Drops


So here it is. Probably the last bit of new Rogue One footage until the movie (unless they add some new stuff in 30 second TV spots, which is possible). What do I think? I think it looks awesome!

We get a little more fleshed out idea of what the plot is and stuff which is good. We also get a bunch of cool looking shots of different locations.

This is my favorite shot .

So cool looking!