First helmet build

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    First helmet build

    New Pics of Painted helmet in post #5

    -Chris





    So didn't take many photos while it was in the building stages, but things are are still in need of a little work. But hey for a first helmet I'm happy.

    Hope you all enjoy the pics.

    -Chris





    Last edited by Light_Tech; Oct 28, 2007 at 1:45 PM.

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    Re: First helmet build

    That's a might fine job for a first attempt, just a little clean up and it's ready to paint.

    DAZ

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    Re: First helmet build

    Its looking pretty good for the first time!

    Just one little thing...I'm not sure what you are using for filler, but you may want to invest in some Bondo Spot & glazing putty. You can get it in a tube at Wal-Mart and auto stores for about 4 bucks and it goes on quick (no mixing) dries fast (15-25 minutes) and sands like a dream (no elbow grease required) You would be amazed how fast you can get smooth surfaces and make seams go away.

    Your shape on it is already GREAT!!! Surface just needs to be smoothed out a bit here and there.

    I really think if you got some (Bondo putty) and put just a little more work into your helmet you could make a good 1st bucket into an AWESOME 1st bucket!!

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    Re: First helmet build

    You've got a great looking bucket there. But now you've reached the long drawn out stage of fine tuning, which is where you'll transform a good looking bucket into a great looking bucket, just like Drokkul stated above.

    So keep at it, as it's the fine tuning of all the small details in the pre-paint prep, that'll make all the difference.

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    Re: First helmet build

    Well I'm really happy with the way things turned out. It took a while but I like it. Hope everyone here likes it as well. So on with the pics.







    Hope you enjoyed and happy building.

    -Chris

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    Re: First helmet build

    not bad for a scrathbuild Chris. do you plan to troop with it or did you just make it for fun? I would have sanded it a bit more to smooth it out like drokkul had mentioned but other than that, nice attempt dude.

    B1

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    Re: First helmet build

    I definitely want to troop in it and will for a while. I'm sure it's not 501 st. worthy, but I figured that building my first bucket would give me a better appreciation for the craft vs. just spending the money on one that is already finished and ready to go.

    -Chris

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