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    3 Weeks Ago - Jun 9, 2015, 10:14 PM - Another scratch build... cardboard/ bondo #1

    I know you guys have seen hundreds of these builds, here is my attempt. Thanks rafalfett for the templates.
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    3 Weeks Ago - Jun 10, 2015, 12:48 AM - Re: Another scratch build... cardboard/ bondo #2

    So far your build looks great. Don't forget to remove this piece, and if you have it on the other side, remove that too:

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    I personally would finished the build (by inserting the rear keyhole and cutting out the dent hole and adding the dent) before adding the fiberglass, but that's your choice. Keep up the awesome work!

    And thanks for the kind words!
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    3 Weeks Ago - Jun 10, 2015, 9:57 PM - Re: Another scratch build... cardboard/ bondo #3

    Nice catch on the extra piece I forgot to remove Rafal, I'm happy you responded quickly so I didn't get too far along before finding that out. I figured I might have an easier time smoothing out the dome if I waited on
    cutting in the dent. I still need to fabricate the rear keyhole and ear pieces, I'm thinking of trying another material to build these pieces using your dimensions.
    I started the first coat of bondo and sanded until I found the high points on the cardboard template, time for 3-4 more coats on top to smooth it out...

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    3 Weeks Ago - Jun 11, 2015, 12:35 AM - Re: Another scratch build... cardboard/ bondo #4

    Really like the dome form, it is so smooth. But don't forget to send more from the base line to achieve that step between the dome and the red rim:

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    3 Weeks Ago - Jun 11, 2015, 10:42 AM - Re: Another scratch build... cardboard/ bondo #5

    This is looking really nice! You've got a good foundation here. Thinking I need to start a rafalfett build soon.
  7. 3 Weeks Ago - Jun 12, 2015, 2:27 AM - Re: Another scratch build... cardboard/ bondo #6

    Gotta start me one or two of these.... you can never have too many helmets
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    2 Days Ago - Jul 3, 2015, 10:43 PM - Re: Another scratch build... cardboard/ bondo #7

    Not much of an update, more of a bump to keep the thread alive. Been busy at work but had some time to add more Bondo. Sorry for the poor photo quality.
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