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  1. Oct 22, 2006, 2:11 PM - I need advice on building a boba fett helmet #1

    Soon I'm gonna buy a batting helmet from somewere and get sintra from US plastics. I have a styrene sign out in my garage I'm going to use. Here are some questions I have, but any advice is appreciated.
    1. How thick should the sintra be?

    2.Any Recommended templates?

    3. What kind of adhesive should I use?
  2. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2006, 3:24 PM - Re: I need advice on building a boba fett helmet #2

    Howdy dude and welcome to TDH!

    In regards to your questions, I'd suggest ya do a search for "batting helmet." There have been quite a few fellers on here who have used this method and written progress threads on their work. I'd suggest you check 'em out ... you'll probably find all the info ya need!
  3. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Oct 22, 2006, 3:36 PM - Re: I need advice on building a boba fett helmet #3

    Templates from the helmet on hier

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=10497

    Regards
  4. Oct 23, 2006, 9:36 AM - Re: I need advice on building a boba fett helmet #4

    Thanks guys, but for some reason that template won't work on my computer.
  5. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Oct 23, 2006, 12:11 PM - Re: I need advice on building a boba fett helmet #5

    You have the acrobat reader? Download it from hier:

    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

    Regards and Good Luck
  6. Oct 29, 2006, 9:30 PM - Re: I need advice on building a boba fett helmet #6

    Ha Ha! got it to download!

    Anyway, another question: What should I make the T-Visor out of, that would be easy to cut and install?
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    Oct 29, 2006, 11:40 PM - Re: I need advice on building a boba fett helmet #7

    A lot of folks use welding visors for their T-visor. Not 100% sure, but I think the #5 shade green is closest.
    Check a welding supply company?
  8. Nov 1, 2006, 9:44 PM - Re: I need advice on building a boba fett helmet #8

    If I can't find a batting helmet, I'm going to try to get one of those crappy helmets like they sell at comicscloset and cut the dome off, if I can get one cheap.
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    Nov 2, 2006, 12:49 PM - Re: I need advice on building a boba fett helmet #9

    Quote MandalorianJedi said: View Post
    If I can't find a batting helmet, I'm going to try to get one of those crappy helmets like they sell at comicscloset and cut the dome off, if I can get one cheap.
    Check the type of plastic it is... if it's polyprop or polyethylene you'll need special glue (I learned this the hard way twice). Here is a guide to identifying plastic based on the recycling symbol (if it has one):

    http://www.americanplasticscouncil.o...ID=313&DID=931

    I have yet to find a good glue guide for varying plastics, but here is an excellent study on adhesives and Sintra:

    http://www.solarbotics.net/starting/...tra_adhes.html
  10. Nov 7, 2006, 5:15 PM - Re: I need advice on building a boba fett helmet #10

    Just got a batting helmet, unfortunately there's no recycling symbol on it, and I wanted to know what I should cut it with.
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    Nov 7, 2006, 5:48 PM - Re: I need advice on building a boba fett helmet #11

    You should be able to cut with anything from a dremel to a hacksaw... it's the gluing that's may present a problem.

    If it's a "real" batting helmet (i.e. meant for safety) it's probably ABS, which I'm told glues okay.

    If it's a "souvenir" helmet, it's going to be a **** shoot and I suggest trying out different glues on the inside of the helmet first.
  12. Nov 11, 2006, 9:52 PM - Re: I need advice on building a boba fett helmet #12

    I bought it a sporting goods store, and on the side it says "Meets NOCSAE standards" so I guess I'm okay there. Now I need to find some cardboard, hopefully I have some boxes lying around...

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