The Circle is now complete...

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    The Circle is now complete...

    When I started on this forum I was but the learner, now I am the Master. Actually I have to acredit the look of this bucket to the infinite wisdom of the veteran board members. Many thanks to MS, AFFO$'s, Spidey Fett, and TK-7602.

    Here she is. My fiberglass recast that I bought on ebay. It just goes to show that just like the guys who have taken the rubies helmets that there is hope to turn something as undesireable as the dreaded amiadfilter helmet into something presentable It just takes a lot of patience. I have been working on this helmet every night since February, and now look. All that is left is putting on the rangefinder, visor and some foam inserts so it fits nice and snug.
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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    Verrrry nice job bro!

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    WOW!!...Great work Mr.Beagle!! Love the weathering...

    Love that BACK..!!
    Last edited by Spideyfett; Apr 23, 2006 at 7:28 PM.

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    Thanks guys. Oh and if anybody asks, I didn't even use decals for the earcaps. I hand painted those on too.

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    Very Nice.

    Well done.

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    Congratulations! Very nice job!

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    What is that word ''Fantastic''! You have done a great job on your helmet. I can't wait to show mine when it's finished.


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    Very easy to see all the time spent and the love put into it!

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    Looks great.Awesome job!!!!

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    very nice! it's great to see that even though that guy tries his best to screw people, good things can still come of it!

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    Now, do any beginners out there want me to paint their bucket?

    Just kidding. After this, I'm going on vacation..

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    Wow man, that is an awesome job. Makes me think I need to rework mine!

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    great job!!

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    Excellent detail and weathering!

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    Nice job bud

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    I totaly dig the back of that bucket man... nice blend of weathering all over. I tip my helmet to you bro!!!

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    I have now since added the resin rangefinder and stalk. Now I just need my stupid bondo mistake to dry. You live and you learn. I wonder, could I get some sort of gel coat or something to put over that, that would dry into a shell over the stupid squishy bondo or do I have to wait for it to dry?

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    If the bondo was mixed correctly it will dry in about 30 minutes

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    evan4218 said:
    If the bondo was mixed correctly it will dry in about 30 minutes
    or if you mix it like i usually do, it dries in 3 minutes :-/

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    Re: The Circle is now complete...

    I know I mixed it correctly, I just laid it on too thick. Where it is thin it is dry, hard, and smooth, but the thicker parts are what is taking so long. I just was so excited to being so close to done that I just slapped this crap in there without thinking.

    The thicker parts are getting harder though. I just checked this morning. One thing is for sure, this helmet will not break once that stuff dries completely. Before it was paper thin.

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