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    Jul 25, 2005, 9:18 AM - How to cut a Rubie´s Helmet? #1

    Hey, ive got a rubie´s helmet ( A Jango one in this case, but its like the same than a boba one) And i´m wondering how to cut the visor part to can atach a new t-visor.
    I think the helmet is too much srong as to be cutted with a simple scissors. Any solution?

    And later, once cutted, wouldnt the visor look too depth?

    Thanks for your answers!
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    Jul 25, 2005, 10:28 AM - Re: How to cut a Rubie´s Helmet? #2

    Hello.
    Not sure what others have used to cut out the visor area but i used an exacto hobby knife with a #11 blade to very slowly/carefuly cut mine out.

    Hope that helps.
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    Jul 25, 2005, 10:36 AM - Re: How to cut a Rubie´s Helmet? #3

    Dremel. Well, Dremel and a slow hand, lol. The visor is, imo, supposed to have a certain amount of depth. Let me rephrase that. I think it looks better if there is depth between the visot and the manibles. I dont like it if it's almost even.
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    Jul 25, 2005, 10:55 AM - Re: How to cut a Rubie´s Helmet? #4

    What´s a Dremel? I´m using a translator but doesnt appear the "Dremel" word ^^.

    Well... I´m wondering over where I should could. If the option A, or B:


    I´ve been analyizing this pic and it looks that there is no almost depth:
    http://www.starwars-union.de/erwuniv...jango_fett.jpg

    Thanks for your answer, guys!
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    Jul 25, 2005, 10:59 AM - Re: How to cut a Rubie´s Helmet? #5

    A Dremel is a small, powered cutting and sanding tool. Here's a link to their website:

    http://www.dremel.com/
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    Jul 25, 2005, 11:03 AM - Re: How to cut a Rubie´s Helmet? #6

    I did mine a bit different.



    A dremel is a hand held tool used for cutting, sanding, etc.

    http://www.dremel.com/HTML/home_fr.html

    The bit i used for mine (visor, keyslots on the back and the side earpiece) is this one:


    http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS...gjm.0&MID=9876

    and the finished look:



    the visor is not in place and snapped when i tried, giving the look of a POS visor installed. It is a POS visor, but not installed, lol.
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    Jul 25, 2005, 11:06 AM - Re: How to cut a Rubie´s Helmet? #7

    I see..... Thank you guys

    I guess this must take a loooooooot of time :-/



    Nice finished Helmet. Ill show mine in a while.
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    Jul 25, 2005, 11:08 AM - Re: How to cut a Rubie´s Helmet? #8

    Quote JangoUri said:
    I see..... Thank you guys

    I guess this must take a loooooooot of time :-/
    Well, given the fact that I seem to have learned by a lot of trial and error, this bucket took me a little over a year. That is because I went through a DP97 first, then, a DP 96. I had a LOT of practice on those two, before throwing them away, so when I got the DP 95, I had a moderate amount of skill and a plethora of knowledge (thanks TDH) and am happy with the final outcome. But it does take time to make it work and look good.

    Of course, I STILL need armor, a jet pack, boots, a decent jumpsuit, wookie scalps ... the list goes on and on, lol.
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    Jul 25, 2005, 11:09 AM - Re: How to cut a Rubie´s Helmet? #9

    i just used a box cutter...cut like butter.
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    Jul 25, 2005, 11:13 AM - Re: How to cut a Rubie´s Helmet? #10

    Quote thksdad said:
    i just used a box cutter...cut like butter.
    You know, I had thought about that, but given my mishaps with the 97 and 96, I was deathly afraid to do that to the 95, lol. Did you have to heat anything up first?
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    Jul 25, 2005, 11:18 AM - Re: How to cut a Rubie´s Helmet? #11

    My rubies bucket was very flexible when i cut out the visor and slots in the back. The exacto knife cut it very easily. Cut slowly/carefuly.

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    Jul 25, 2005, 1:29 PM - Re: How to cut a Rubie´s Helmet? #12

    hmm... I used a scizor actually...
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