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  1. Kripps's Avatar
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    Dec 27, 2007, 7:14 PM - Latest build #1

    Return of the Batting Helmet.
    All these awesome recent scratch built helmets got me in the mood to give it a go one more time.
    This time I based WOF's templates exclusively around the measurements so graciously provided by TK-409 In an attempt to get this build as close to a mystery helmet's dimensions as I could. I also didn't go with the extreme flair I had with the last helmet. It's 1/8th of an inch larger at the bottom than at the brow line in comparison to the 3/4 inch difference last time.
    I used TK-7602's epoxy putty for the dent idea (genious).......I need to do a little more sculpting in it as it's a bit too small but It's an excellent base. I still have alot of tweaking to do here and there with thinning the front profile of the dome, arrows, and the mands are too thick. For it's first coat of primer, I was pleasantly suprised at the absence of pinholes etc. I'm going with SpideyFett's installation method for the visor and MQ-1....(whenever I get my hands on one). I'll be glassing the inside (It's real ugly in there) within the week and moving on to
    finishing the screwy right ear cap. I'll put pics up when I finish it off and roll on some paint.
    As always, if you see something I haven't listed for fixin'......please let me know.
    Thanks for looking.
    Josh



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    Dec 27, 2007, 8:31 PM - Re: Latest build #2

    Man, that looks sweet. Good job on it! Are you going for a boba helmet or a custom?
  3. I helped at SDCC '08 987654321a's Avatar
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    Dec 27, 2007, 9:09 PM - Re: Latest build #3

    Wow nice job man. Especially with a batting helmet. I love it how people spray primer on their work. It makes it look all proffesional.
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    Dec 28, 2007, 12:12 AM - Re: Latest build #4

    That's a great looking helmet! Good job! The only thing I would fix would be putting a little more detail into the dent. Just how long did it take to build the helmet?
  5. Dec 28, 2007, 3:32 AM - Re: Latest build #5

    dude that looks great. im probabably wrong , about the key holes , are they a bit small?
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    Dec 28, 2007, 4:45 PM - Re: Latest build #6

    Thanks guys...........Took about 3 weeks on and off total so far to build. I really wish I had more time!
    Yeah, I plan on doing more work on the dent and as far as the keyslot area goes, I think the fat dome makes that area look smaller than it is. That will hopefully be alleviated when I start slimming the dome down......we'll see. It's not finished by any stretch yet.
    Samlynn, I'm going ESB. Just couldn't have it any other way!
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    Dec 28, 2007, 5:13 PM - Re: Latest build #7

    That looks great! The scratch builds lateley have all been great! The only thing I see is that it could maybe use a bit more flair. Widen it out at the base and you'll be golden!
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    Dec 29, 2007, 12:27 PM - Re: Latest build #8

    Rather than build the flair into the helmet I purposely made the visor width a bit more narrow at the base so I could stretch it out when I put the visor in.......Think it'll work out nicely
    Josh

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