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  1. HeadlessHunter's Avatar
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    Jan 24, 2009, 6:55 AM - My ESB Helmet **UPDATE** #1

    This is where the fun begins.......again

    Ok after a short break and a period of swearing blind I would never do another ESB helmet I am having another go and this one will be (hopefully) better than the last, This is following on from my paint up of my old FPH #16! which is now in the posession of our very own Bobby Fett Uk, at the time I was backed into a financial corner so I had to let go of my FPH, not an easy thing to do trust me! But now thanks to a good friend I have got ahold of this helmet casting which I intend to paint up to form the crown of my 12.53% complete ESB suit, here is a pic, the only one I have so far to show where I am, basic trimming done, lots of dust down the back of my shirt etc etc, stay tuned for this as I will be again following the advice of Lee Rogue Studios as far as colours go, with a few little twists here and there, thanks guys and girls
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    Jan 24, 2009, 7:10 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #2

    Nice start Joe... look forward to the updates!

    That my clone....
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    Jan 24, 2009, 7:12 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #3

    Ha no my friend that is the OSCS helmet I told you about, yours is covered in filler at the moment!
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    Jan 24, 2009, 7:16 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #4

    no they are all mine!!! MINE i tells yer?!?! MIINNNEEEEEE

    *curls up in a slobbery mess*

    lookin fwd to this mate

    Nate
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    Jan 24, 2009, 7:35 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #5

    Quote HeadlessHunter said: View Post
    Ha no my friend that is the OSCS helmet I told you about, yours is covered in filler at the moment!
    I know... was only jesting ya!
    go get sanding...
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    Jan 24, 2009, 8:02 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #6

    Are you sure that it is FPH #15? If it is, the helmets have learned to spawn themselves...or maybe a little mitosis for all you biology nerds. Thing is, I have a FPH #15 in my possesion at this very moment. Could it be from a different run?? Weird...
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    Jan 24, 2009, 8:47 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #7

    As soon as I saw #15 I was like huh?

    Quote ShocKNurse said: View Post
    Are you sure that it is FPH #15? If it is, the helmets have learned to spawn themselves...or maybe a little mitosis for all you biology nerds. Thing is, I have a FPH #15 in my possesion at this very moment. Could it be from a different run?? Weird...
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    Jan 24, 2009, 8:48 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #8

    Ha ha oh dear my mistake it was #16!!! apologies!

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    Jan 24, 2009, 8:52 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #9

    Better than the last

    that will be a tall order indeed and yes it is 16.............just here.............................................. .......................... I
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    Jan 24, 2009, 8:54 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #10

    Thanks Rob, oh and thanks for the number confirmation! Getting sloppy in my old age...
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    Jan 24, 2009, 10:13 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #11

    Whew!!! Too bad though, I thought maybe we had a Nobel Prize in order or something...
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    Jan 26, 2009, 6:48 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #12

    More trimming and primer coat #1, going back for a second all over sanding with some finer grit wet and dry to get any imperfections dealt with
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    Jan 26, 2009, 9:34 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #13

    This should be good... can't wait to see your work on this one Joe.
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    Jan 26, 2009, 7:37 PM - Re: My ESB Helmet #14

    Thanks Alex, I'm excited to be painting another bucket, on the road to improvement hopefully
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    Jan 26, 2009, 8:55 PM - Re: My ESB Helmet #15

    I'm looking forward to seeing this progress.
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    Jan 31, 2009, 12:29 PM - Re: My ESB Helmet #16

    Oh My Lord!! What have I done? All becomes clear, drilled out the cast Borden to fit the real one
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    Jan 31, 2009, 3:00 PM - Re: My ESB Helmet #17

    Quote HeadlessHunter said: View Post
    Oh My Lord!! What have I done? All becomes clear, drilled out the cast Borden to fit the real one

    What have you done!?!!?!?!? It should be glued on!!!!




    Nah, I'm kidding, nice work!
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    Jan 31, 2009, 3:12 PM - Re: My ESB Helmet #18

    Ha ha nice try
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    Jan 31, 2009, 4:13 PM - Re: My ESB Helmet #19

    Where'd you get the purdy MR casting !!! I want one

    I'm sure you're going to do her up dandy brother Can't wait to see the progress on this !

    FP
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    Jan 31, 2009, 5:08 PM - Re: My ESB Helmet #20

    Chris you got a PM I was hoping to get a little paint down on this helmet over the weekend but another project took all my primer, cheers Gav So I have spent my time going over details like the keyslots again, just to make sure its all ship shape, as well working out a nice method to secure my Borden, I managed to make it removable for painting - method to follow
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    Jan 31, 2009, 7:19 PM - Re: My ESB Helmet #21

    Quote HeadlessHunter said: View Post
    but another project took all my primer, cheers Gav
    Me? nice work buddy...
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    Feb 1, 2009, 8:35 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #22

    Ok my step by step guide to fitting my Borden Connector, firstly you need to grind away the old cast borden so I whipped out my 'trusty' dremmel and fitted the smallest sanding drum, I then ground away about 75% of it leaving the last25% to be done by hand, I didnt want to risk sanding into the main part of the cheek after its all sanded smooth I took a 7mm drill bit and drilled through, but before you go drilling through your helmet its important to make a 'spot' to guide your drill through, otherwise your drill may slip and either hurt you, or hurt your helmet, what I suggest is getting your drill bit and holding it over the center of the area you wish to go through, then apply some pressure and give it a few light twists, this should creat a small spot face where you can later position your drill, you will also find you are less likely to shatter your helmet unlike if you just drive a drill through with a lot of force Lesson over Anyway the diameter of the real borden is 9.5 mm so I file out the remainder of the hole by hand, I am not making it a size hole as I just want the borden to sit in the hole, not go all the way through, from what I can tell there is about 2.5mm of borden sticking out on the original helmet, the rest is glued through the helmet. Next step I got some 5 minute epoxy and fixed my borden to an M5 bolt, I held it in place with a small g-clamp until the epoxy had cured (see picture) Next up I reprimed my helmet where I had removed the cast borden and made my hole (see picture) The borden, now attached to the bolt now simply drops into the hole and sits in the slight recess, I then used 2 washers and a nut to secure it from the otherside (see picture) the helmet is now ready for paint and I can remove the borden at anytime during the painting process, hope this is of some benefit to you guys

    Big thanks to Gav MojoFett for the real Borden
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    Feb 1, 2009, 8:54 AM - Re: My ESB Helmet #23

    Great tutorial and great helmet, this is going to turn out really nice. Nice clone lid in the background too
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    Feb 1, 2009, 12:39 PM - Re: My ESB Helmet #24

    Nice... and a great tutorial bruv!
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    Feb 1, 2009, 1:39 PM - Re: My ESB Helmet #25

    Well done!

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