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finished my helmet; at last!

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    finished my helmet; at last!

    Its done, just need to find a chin strap so my (large?) nose dosent touch the visor...
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    Beautiful bucket, Im jealous...

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    Insane attention to detail. I love the blast streaks coming from the dent, and the hundreds of surface scratches. Well done!

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    Gorgeous!! That's so pretty it makes me want to cry.


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    Beautiful. That one is actually a bit nicer than mine

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    very nice indeed

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    Mate this is an insane amount of detail... I'm happy to have seen pics on this... I can't wait for mine to arrive so I too can venture into the ESB look.
    And I could not think of a better way to spend my 400th Post!! :thumbup
    Awesome work G...

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    Thats a thing of beauty !! makes me want to restart mine

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    Wow! Insane paint job, man! & Awesome job on the interior!

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    Beautiful!! Pure Wickedness! Job well done, Fettler!!

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    That looks awesome! And I love that interior.

    Charlie

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    :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup AWESOME WORK! love it!!!!! great job...

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    fettler...i was wondering where you picked up those foam pieces for the liner...

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    oooohhhhh!!!!! Thats a dandy!!!!! Especially love the job you did on the back!!!! Post some more pics of that bad boy!!
    D

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    Melvin Fett said: View Post
    fettler...i was wondering where you picked up those foam pieces for the liner...
    The foam liner comes from packaging for sram xo shifters and derailleurs. Approx. 10mm thick, i laminated it with carpet tile adhesive spray to the right thickness, just added the extra squares for additional padding. The peices are then held into the helmet with self adhesive velcro strips.

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    Way to go TF. That is seriously one sweet bucket. The attention to detail from the foam to the wiring to the visor is first rate. Makes me want to get back on mine!

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    terminal fettler said: View Post
    The foam liner comes from packaging for sram xo shifters and derailleurs. Approx. 10mm thick, i laminated it with carpet tile adhesive spray to the right thickness, just added the extra squares for additional padding. The peices are then held into the helmet with self adhesive velcro strips.
    It seems like the only place to find foam pieces like that is in packaging for hardware...you can't really buy it separate.

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    Melvin Fett said: View Post
    It seems like the only place to find foam pieces like that is in packaging for hardware...you can't really buy it separate.
    One place i saw similar foam for sale was for underlay for Hornby model train tracks, just came in a roll, this could be laminated to the desired thickness...

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    Melvin Fett said: View Post
    It seems like the only place to find foam pieces like that is in packaging for hardware...you can't really buy it separate.
    Hey Chad,
    I got some similar foam for my gauntlets at Ace Hardware. It's weatherstripping foam. Like TF said, if you use some of the 3M spray adhesive, you can layer it or just lay strips next to each other till you get the shape or thickness you want.
    Worth taking a look.

    Another thing I did recently for an X-Wing pilot helmet was to buy a cheap batting helmet and cut the foam pads out. I used the same spray adhesive to put into my helmet.

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    Melvin Fett said: View Post
    It seems like the only place to find foam pieces like that is in packaging for hardware...you can't really buy it separate.
    Go to a bike shop and ask for some packaging for components, a good bike shop normally builds the bikes there so they should have plenty of boxes with the foam left over.

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Wow thanks for all the info guys.

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    O.O that is AWSOME!

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    TF,

    SWEET! :thumbup

    Love the work you did on it!

    Tim.

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Very nice job.

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