BatNinja's Helmet Progress

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    BatNinja's Helmet Progress

    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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    I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
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    Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress

    Looking good. I wondered what had happened to your Sgt. Fang bucket after your clean-up tutorial. Nice work.

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    Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress

    Sweet! An update!

    Looking good!

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    Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress

    sweet.. love the l.e.d. set up too

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress

    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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    Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress

    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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    Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress

    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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    Re: BatNinja's Helmet Progress

    nice bucket!!

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