That there is a beautiful piece of equipment you got there! how heavy is it? Also what paint job are you going for? ?
I've gotta hand it to you - I wouldn't have the heart to paint that helmet.
I think it's awesome just the way it is.
NICE! I just remembered how much I want one.
Well, I ordered a T-visor- the extended should do the trick I hope. i'll let everyone know after christmas how it comes out. The helmet weighs in at nearly 2 lbs., 1.8 to be exact... I'll be doing a preproduction version 2 paint scheme on it, and while I do agree that its awesome looking now I think it'll be even nicer painted up. I have a DP '96 coming in the mail too that'll functino as my test helmet initially so I get get alittle experience painting and weathering a helmet.
Well, I got the t-visor in today and I sized it up- the curve is alittle too tight for the curve in the helmet and the asymmetry in the mandibles makes the bottom alittle off... But I can bend the visor to make it fit, and I might need to cut about a quarter inch off of the sides of the top of the "T" and if a manipulate the mandibles when I glue it on it shouldn't be much of a problem.
Also, when I attach the visor, should I go with Hot gluegun glue? I temporarily mounted it with hot glue and it was in there good and solid, but will it hold up in the long run? Any insights?
If it is going to be sitting on a shelf as a display, hot glue is fine...it's what I used on my DP95. If you are going to troop in it, especially outside on a hot day, guess what happens to the hot glue? Yep...a nasty melty mess. I've heard plumbers Goop recommended by several members of this board and other forums, and I recently tried it out modding my Scout bucket and I can vouch for it....strong stuff and won't melt when it gets hot. the only downside is it takes longer to set (24 hours recommended) whereas hot glue takes only as long as the glue needs to cool. So I think on my next Fett bucket I will tack the visor in place with hot glue (I use the high temp stuff btw) and use the Goop to actually secure it.
I'll bear that in mind TF, what did you secure your helmet with? I was thinking hot glue just in case something went wrong and I needed to replace the visor- but I guess once the helmet is done if anything where to scratch or damage the visor majorly it's also going to do that to the helmet.. =)
I hot glue gun in my visors, it means you can remove if required, i've never had one fall out due to excessive heat conditions, but then again i do live in the U.K.!
I'm in Philadelphia and while it does get awful hot in the summer, mabye I'll risk it and use hotglue and see how far it takes me.