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  1. mandalore697's Avatar
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    Jan 8, 2006, 5:59 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #26

    Quote Redgek said:
    Very nice! Can you recommend a source for the magnets?
    I can indeed...me!

    I have a load of these if you are interested, PM sent

    Dan
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    Jan 8, 2006, 6:50 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #27

    How did you fit the visor? Im trying Bobamakers method with my M_S helmet, fixing bolts inside the helmet and using a home made aluminum bracket to hold the visor in place, have you got any pics of the inside? Your painting skills speak for themself, this helmet is coming along very nicely
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    Jan 8, 2006, 2:08 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #28

    Quote HeadlessHunter said:
    How did you fit the visor? Im trying Bobamakers method with my M_S helmet, fixing bolts inside the helmet and using a home made aluminum bracket to hold the visor in place, have you got any pics of the inside? Your painting skills speak for themself, this helmet is coming along very nicely
    Thanks for the compliments!

    I heated the visor in the oven until it lost its rigidity and place it inside the helmet and held it in place until it cooled down and hardened, this eradicates the number of gaps between the visor and the helmet.

    I used some epoxy putty that comes in a tube and you have to knead until it is ready to be used. I then placed this at certain points around the visor to hold it in place. The stuff solidifies and is like metal and cn then be sanded drilled etc. This stuff is pretty strong and holds it in place just fine. It does mean the visor is permanently attached though.

    I will get some pics of the inside uploaded shortly.

    Cheers

    Dan
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    Jan 29, 2006, 12:20 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #29

    Once again it's been awhile since i last posted an update on the helmet, so here goes.....


    I've got a lot done recently and I'm pleased to say its almost finished.

    I have added the grey and purple scratches/blotches to the mandible using Citadel purple ink and codec grey.

    I have also painted the right ear, firstly with a base coat of tamiya flat earth mixed with j.a green, then topped with a light coat of tamiya gold leaf.

    I have also put the darker grey marks on the dome and cheeks using tamiya field blue and citadel codec grey.

    I have also painted the kill stripes using TK-409's template and a mix of tamiya flat yellow and orange, with an extra misting of orange afterwards.

    I have also added some scratches using a screwdriver and painted some small black marks randomly over the helmet.

    All I need to do now is mist the whole bucket, find some ear decals and apply a clear coat, then I can move on to the interior.

    I have decided to scratch build my own RF using Wizard of Light's template and my first attempt using card has turned out really well.

    If anyone is interested in a BM hollow RF let me know.

    On to the pics!...............
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    Jan 30, 2006, 11:29 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #30

    looking real good mate.

    one to be proud of. well done

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