Results 1 to 10 of 107
Thomas FIREWIRE Helmet11th May 2012, 15:26 #1
Been wanting to create a helmet for a long long time now, here is my FIREWIRE Thomas cast that came through this morning!
Needless to say I am beyond happy with it. Really couldn't recommend him highly enough, amazing and friendly guy. Plus, the cast is just perfect.
Anyway, I don't hang around. Within an hour of getting it I've already had it shipped to the chromers! It's being Vacuum Metalized here in the UK.
Of course I will update this as soon as it is done, I still need to heat bend and tint the visor.
Re: Thomas FIREWIRE Helmet11th May 2012, 16:07 #2
hey man, if thats a resin helmet then i'd put a stop on the vac metal process. Vac metalizing will try and pull any air bubbles out of the resin and could potentially warp your helmet. Volpin had this issue when he tried vac metalizing his Guy Man and i'd hate to see you ruin one of those beautiful Firewire lids...
Re: Thomas FIREWIRE Helmet11th May 2012, 16:21 #3
hey! thanks for the heads up, I remembered reading that a whole ago actually but forgot.
I've shot the place an email. Luckily I sent them the ear pieces un attached which they are aware of, so I've suggested they test one of them before doing the full helmet!
I will add though that their website states:
Fast turnaround is out speciality including a SAME DAY Service on some parts.
We offer services to the Rapid Prototyping and model making industries which include mirror finishes on to these materials and many others-
Resin Castings and Fibreglass
Plastics and Metals
as you can see that includes resin casts so I would have thought they have dealt with this kind of thing before.
I'll keep you posted.
EDIT: also to add, in my initial email I told them exactly what it is made of.
Re: Thomas FIREWIRE Helmet11th May 2012, 16:56 #4
Cool mate, thought it was worth mentioning cause it'd be a crying shame to ruin a firewire lid. It'll also be good to get the name of a decent chrome shop here in the uk. I'm looking to find a good one myself. Will keep and eye on the progress...
Re: Thomas FIREWIRE Helmet11th May 2012, 16:57 #5
really appreciate it dude, I would cry for a year straight if it got ruined. the company is very professional though so I trust them!
firewire also recommened I get them to test an earpiece too, will be worth it just incase!
Re: Thomas FIREWIRE Helmet11th May 2012, 22:57 #7
You had it shipped within an hour to the chromers????I've had a volpin cast for four months and I haven't done jack squat with it!
Anyway, really looking forward to the build. I think that I actually like Firewire's thomas The best out of any other maker.....something about it. And his pulls are super clean.
Maybe this summer I'll get one.
Re: Thomas FIREWIRE Helmet12th May 2012, 10:45 #9
Thanks guys, have to say. I was blown away when I opened it up.. I think Firewire really nailed the size and everything!
Will keep you all posted, should be with the Vacuum Metalizers monday and they said it'll take around 2 days.
Re: Thomas FIREWIRE Helmet12th May 2012, 13:34 #10
By Kubaki in forum Daft Punk Helmets - Tutorials, Tips and your HelmetsReplies: 8Last Post: 19th Aug 2012, 16:16
By process41only in forum Daft Punk Helmets - Tutorials, Tips and your HelmetsReplies: 10Last Post: 7th Feb 2012, 01:02
By Teese in forum Daft Punk Helmets - Tutorials, Tips and your HelmetsReplies: 5Last Post: 1st Nov 2011, 20:25
By steevoh in forum Daft Punk Helmets - Tutorials, Tips and your HelmetsReplies: 0Last Post: 8th Aug 2011, 16:38
By Crank729 in forum Fan-madeReplies: 9Last Post: 25th May 2011, 06:13