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  1. superjedi's Avatar
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    Mar 5, 2007, 8:54 PM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #26

    Hmm. . . in that last pic you posted I'm assuming there's supposed to be a helmet there somewhere.
    Must be some kind of optical illusion.
  2. Warlord's Avatar
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    Mar 6, 2007, 2:34 AM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #27

    Haha! Yes hidden in the above photo is my helmet undergoing smoothing. Here's a few updates of the smoothing progress for today. Just put a fresh coat of sandable primer on, waiting to dry. Try not to get distracted by my rotating desktop pics; the helmet really is in there:

    Last edited by Warlord; Mar 8, 2007 at 10:28 AM.
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    Mar 6, 2007, 5:30 AM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #28

    Well I see a nice smooth round thing but I think my eyes are playing tricks on me since I see two of them...
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    Mar 6, 2007, 7:50 AM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #29

    Not to be a wet blanket, because I love a good 'smooth dome' tutorial as much as the next guy, but those screensavers on your computer probably violate the boards 'Family Friendly' CoC, and may end up getting your helmet pics pulled.
    Last edited by AFettFullofDollars; Mar 6, 2007 at 4:37 PM.
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    Mar 6, 2007, 9:18 AM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #30

    Yes you should just send all future "dome" progress pics to my email address with a CC to the Sniffers email address This will help keep the site friendly
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    Mar 6, 2007, 10:07 AM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #31

    Heck, e-mail me the pix on your screen saver!
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    Mar 6, 2007, 11:04 AM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #32

    I'll turn off the monitor before I take pictures from now on, LOL. If you guys want a link to the wallpaper sites I used I can do that as well. I know how hard it can be to get a nice 1680x1050 wallpaper still.
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    Mar 6, 2007, 5:07 PM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #33

    Quote Warlord said: View Post
    I'll turn off the monitor before I take pictures from now on, LOL. If you guys want a link to the wallpaper sites I used I can do that as well. I know how hard it can be to get a nice 1680x1050 wallpaper still.
    yeah... i pretty much make all of my own desktop images just for that reason (20" imac). my screen is usually either something star wars or something naughty

    great looking helmet too!
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    Mar 6, 2007, 10:44 PM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #34

    Wheres the screen saver link?
  10. Warlord's Avatar
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    Mar 8, 2007, 12:58 AM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #35

    Ok, I decided to add about a 1/2" to the top of the helmet. I had originally removed it from the "flatpack dome" templates but my eyes line up too low in the visor opening even after grinding down the cardboard cross supports. Here's the work:

    Cut:

    Temporarily held in position:


    I've already attached it with fiberglass now I just have to Bondo and fill the gap. More pics soon.
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    Mar 8, 2007, 1:07 AM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #36

    That is unbelievably smooth for being done with cardboard.
  12. Warlord's Avatar
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    Mar 8, 2007, 7:08 PM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #37

    Ok, fiberglassed in placed and filled with Bondo.



    I've already ground down the bondo and am currently waiting for the putty to harden so I can finish smoothing the dome. Next are the ears.
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    Mar 15, 2007, 9:26 PM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #38

    I hope the cardboard doesn't make the helmet overly flammable Tidy work so far.
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    Mar 15, 2007, 11:00 PM - Re: Cardboard Fiberglass Composite #39

    Impressed, inspired and overall, nice nice, excellent work! :thumbup

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