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    Sep 13, 2007, 12:52 PM - BatNinja's Helmet Progress #1

    Early last week, I decided to revive my helmet project by painting the dome and lower cheeks. I also painted the base color (concrete) on the back quarter, as I intend to do a layering style on that section.

    DarthMiller, evan4217, BobaFit and I spent Sunday afternoon in Spidey-Fett's garage. We were able to paint a few more pieces. Many thanks to Spidey-Fett for the help with his weathering techniques!

    I also worked on the range finder by tapping screw holes into the top of the stalk and securing the pieces with size 3 metric screws. I have one of TDH member Bobo's LED kits which fits entirely in the RF topper (no need for wiring down to the helmet), which I'll install later.



    A few more pics of the progress...









    The flash really does change the look of the colors, doesn't it?

    I hope to paint the armor, left ear and upper cheeks in the next week or so, so I can start weathering.
    Last edited by batninja; Sep 13, 2007 at 1:04 PM.
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    Sep 13, 2007, 12:59 PM - Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress #2

    Looking good. I wondered what had happened to your Sgt. Fang bucket after your clean-up tutorial. Nice work.
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    Sep 13, 2007, 1:19 PM - Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress #3

    Sweet! An update!

    Looking good!
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    Sep 13, 2007, 4:52 PM - Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress #4

    sweet.. love the l.e.d. set up too
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    Sep 13, 2007, 7:32 PM - Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress #5

    Great progress so far, BN. Do the LEDs come on by themselves (via a Mercury tilt sensor) or do you have to manually activate them?
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    Sep 13, 2007, 7:36 PM - Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress #6

    The LEDs are indeed activated by a Mercury switch. I'll try to take better pictures, but you can see the tube off to the right of the circuit board in the top pic. There's also an extra blue LED that points back toward the viewing lens which throws a blue glow on the helmet in the down position.
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    Sep 13, 2007, 8:24 PM - Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress #7

    Great work on your helmet. I'm a new guy here in Dallas, I'd love to hook up with you guys sometime. Again very nice!
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    Sep 13, 2007, 8:44 PM - Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress #8

    nice bucket!!

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