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    Dec 29, 2012, 5:03 PM - 96 Don Post conversion #1

    Looking at Converting this broken 96 Don Post, when I got it it was craked in several places, it had a broken rage finder.

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    I started by cutting out the plastic in the visor area, glued the range finder, I also cut out the keyholes.

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    I also made the cover for the top of the rangefinder wich was missing.

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    Once I get it all sanded down completely I am going to put a metal band inside the helmet to give a better shape. maybe roto cast the inside
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    Dec 29, 2012, 8:00 PM - Re: 96 Don Post conversion #2

    May I suggest 1 layer of fiberglass... thats how i did mines.


    Quote Lando said: View Post
    Looking at Converting this broken 96 Don Post, when I got it it was craked in several places, it had a broken rage finder.

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    I started by cutting out the plastic in the visor area, glued the range finder, I also cut out the keyholes.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I also made the cover for the top of the rangefinder wich was missing.

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    Once I get it all sanded down completely I am going to put a metal band inside the helmet to give a better shape. maybe roto cast the inside
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    Dec 29, 2012, 9:16 PM - Re: 96 Don Post conversion #3

    Thanks I will follow that
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    Dec 29, 2012, 9:52 PM - Re: 96 Don Post conversion #4

    put some white primer on to see the imperfections, I need to do some more sanding before I put the chrome paint o.

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    Dec 31, 2012, 1:01 AM - Re: 96 Don Post conversion #5

    Did some more sanding today, ill be spraying the chrome tomorrow
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    Jan 26, 2013, 6:43 PM - Re: 96 Don Post conversion #6

    Can this helmet be converted to a Jango Fett?
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    Mar 18, 2013, 1:34 AM - Re: 96 Don Post conversion #7

    finall got back to building, did some more sanding and priming.

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    Mar 31, 2013, 3:52 PM - Re: 96 Don Post conversion #8

    Nice progress... What did you use to glue the cracked parts together?
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    Apr 16, 2013, 10:24 PM - Re: 96 Don Post conversion #9

    I used a locktite glue, then put some resin on the inside

    Here is a picture of it painted

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