Another MR helmet rebuild.....

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    Another MR helmet rebuild.....

    Hello all


    After reading w34payton post, i decided to modify my MR Boba helmet.

    Here are some pics....

    This is the helmet on the mannequin before any work.....




    Then, the first thing is to remove a little bit the padding... not much needed




    I did not use any tool, just my fingers....




    They did use many screws , of two different kinds... some black (a lot of them) smaller, and a few silver, wich are larger...



    The visor sticks a little bit, but pulling a little will be enough...



    I will use this visor as a template for the new visor... and the new one will be bigger and wider....






    I will post more pics tomorrow. I will cut and place the new visor....

    Good night all !!


    Alfredo



    lol

    I have just discovered that the original visor is not one, but two very thin ones !!!!







    Ok, the helmet is finished !!!!!


    It was way too easy !!!!

    The first thing that i did today, was to put the original visor on top of the new one (shield), and hold it with paintors tape.



    Then, with a pencil, i went arount the old visor, so i could follow the marks in order to cut it. But one thing that i did first, was to measure how wide the new visor had to be. I came ot that on the top part, it has to be 5 cm (the funny thing is tht that measurement is right !! MR did that part correct) while the lower has to be 5,4 cm wide. You have to add 0,5 cm to each side, and that will be the part holding the visor inside.






    I did use again the white tape to mark on the new visor the cut lines, so that way i could follow it with no problem....






    Once again, the tape is used to hold the inner padding, so it wonīt be on my way while inserting the new visor...




    Then just put it in the right place...... no glue needed, no sanding, no repainting, no nothing !!!!!




    And the good thing is that you can take it back to the original configuration very easy.....






    And Thatīs all folks !!!!!
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    Last edited by Madrid Boba; Oct 10, 2010 at 3:12 PM.

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    Re: Another MR helmet rebuild.....

    Cool work so far bruv... I still have mine unmodified! I just can't bring myself to do it! lol

    Oh... and some nice pics coming your way tomoro buddy...

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    Thanks !!!

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    I will try to do it in a way that if i want to take it back to the original shape, it could be done....
    Last edited by Madrid Boba; Oct 8, 2010 at 3:15 PM.

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    Impressive,very impressive!!!!

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    Wow! It takes guts to take the guts out of your MR. I've been planning to eventually do so with mine as well, but just can't summon the courage - I'll be watching this thread closely.

    Did you get the padding out in one piece or did it rip? Mine seems so strongly glued in that I can't imagine keeping it intact...

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    Re: Another MR helmet rebuild.....

    That is quite excellent. I'm surprised that someone didn't do it this way earlier. I'd be very nervous about taking a Dremel to the helmet, plus this way you get to keep the nice padding. Kudos!

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    You are very welcome!!!

    This way, if you keep the old visor and the screws, you can always take it back to itīs original configuration...


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    Re: Another MR helmet rebuild.....

    Nice work! Is the new visor secured with anything at all? Or does just the tension keep it in place?

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    Re: Another MR helmet rebuild.....

    Hello an thanks Superjedi!!! It has been a long time since we talked.... (remember the paints that you bought for me?)

    Nope... nothing holds it.

    Like you said the tension of the helmet, plus the padding and the place were the old visor was hold, will keep it in place. Because the helmet has been in the "Closed" position, if you look vey close you could see that the left cheek is a little bit open to the outside, but nothing that a normal person will see. And if you want to fix it, you can always fit a couple of small screws to hols id perfectly. I did not do it because the helmet will always be on the mannequin..... but if someone will use it for trooping, you could add a small drop of glue, or some tape, or a small screw on each side.

    You can even take it, hold it in your hands, wear it, and nothing will happen......




    Alfredo

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    Re: Another MR helmet rebuild.....

    Very cool. That simple modification makes that helmet look so much better.

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    Its looks like a difrent helmet in the comparison shots well worth fixing and you didnt need to cut it up.
    Nice job.

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    Thanks !!

    Total time in order to finish it should be around 30 minutes.....

    Amazing....

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    Re: Another MR helmet rebuild.....

    Looks so much better!

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