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    well you guys know how to made a guy feel good about his purchases!
    thanks!


    let me put in for my refund thorugh paypal...

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    Didn't mean anything bud, but if you had searched his name through various threads on here then ya probably would have stayed away...?
    Just got your back is all!

  3. #78

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    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Didn't mean anything bud, but if you had searched his name through various threads on here then ya probably would have stayed away...?
    Just got your back is all!

    obviously its hard to tell that I was being sarcastic... I wasn't meaning to offend anyone who answered me...
    and truth be told... It never occured to me to check his references...
    guess that'll learn me

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    Re: My Ugly Duckling Recasted MH Progress thread

    Sorry for the lack of updates on this. Trying to keep up with more then one project at a time is not very good on top of basic required things I need to do in life.

    Honestly, Im still having trouble with parts aquisitions, and on top of that, Im tryin to stay focused on the darktrooper project. Im getting strapped for cash as well, so Im thinking about letting the helmet go, or trying to sell it. Im not sure yet. Its just this thing needs alot more work done before I can even consider getting it a paint job. So Im just not really sure if Im going to keep this up or not. Thanks

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    Project closed-For sale in cargo hold

  6. #81

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    I purchased the helmet from the cargo hold and will be continuing this thread as i finish restoring and painting the helmet.


    I began with fitting the dent.


    I added some bondo. this was my first time using it and i added a little too much hardener, thus the red color.

  7. #82

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    I sanded the dent and added some bondo to the brim of the visor and the left mandible. both of these parts needed to be leveled.



    Before pic

  8. #83

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    I cleaned up the right ear and fit the keys.



    Tonight i will be touching up the helmet with some epoxy and hopefully begin painting tomorrow or the next day. I have a green safty visor coming in the mail too.

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    Its nice to see that your working on this helmet...makes me wanna cry

    Good job so far, I hope it wasnt a total mess when I sent it!

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    tubachris85x said: View Post
    Its nice to see that your working on this helmet...makes me wanna cry

    Good job so far, I hope it wasnt a total mess when I sent it!
    Hello
    the helmet needed a little more work than i anticipated. but i am having a lot of fun working on it and learned how to use bondo, so it has been really rewarding so far. i am still touching up the details on it.

    The helmet is very thick and heavy. It has some good weight and feels very sturdy.

    Does anyone know what rangefinder works on the fettpride ears? I am thinking about ordering a boba maker range finder stem and advanced range finder kit and modding it to fit some LEDs.

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    Re: My Ugly Duckling Recasted MH Progress thread

    Nice work ILKBMXBKS! You're going really well with this helmet


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    ilikebmxbikes said: View Post
    Hello
    the helmet needed a little more work than i anticipated. but i am having a lot of fun working on it and learned how to use bondo, so it has been really rewarding so far. i am still touching up the details on it.

    The helmet is very thick and heavy. It has some good weight and feels very sturdy.

    Does anyone know what rangefinder works on the fettpride ears? I am thinking about ordering a boba maker range finder stem and advanced range finder kit and modding it to fit some LEDs.

    Glad to know your enjoying it. Well, lol, when I first got the thing, it weighed almost absolutly nothing...so I think adding the fiberglass really gave it a much more "solid" feel to it.

    Contact BKBT, he's still producing the RF stalks, and he makes them the right size for the helmet you have. I was going to scratch build an RF housing box just to put LEDs in before, but you can try see about possibly getting a hollow RF kit from Bobamaker

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    i touched up some of the bondo and smoothed it out a bit more.




    The WIP helmet with my first bucket. I painted the first one before i found this message board and really plan on putting some work in on the new one painting using both layering with masking glue and topical touching up.

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    Please a bit of primer would be great

    Nice work

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    Re: My Ugly Duckling Recasted MH Progress thread

    Its looking amazing bro, a much better job then I could have done! My only suggestion for adding one more touch up of bondo, would be the inner visor on the left mandible, it appears uneven, so I think adding some bondo there will really straighten it out.

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    some primer. i still need to do some touching up around the mandibles and need to smooth alittle more out on the helmet before i begin tor eally paint the thing. its getting there though.

    I tried to spray some bondo on the inside to smooth it out a bit. looks better but the inside is still a mess. i will either leave it a little rough looking or line the helmet with some material.


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    That has really blossomed into a pretty bucket, mate.

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    Re: My Ugly Duckling Recasted MH Progress thread

    Looking good now that it's all primed! I would shave down the bondo on the inside though. The thickness of helmet around the visor should be 1/8", yours seems to be about 1/4".

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    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Looking good now that it's all primed! I would shave down the bondo on the inside though. The thickness of helmet around the visor should be 1/8", yours seems to be about 1/4".
    yeah, i need to get a dremmel and shave the inside downforsure. it still needs work before i begin painting it.

  20. #95

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    I shaved down the inside of the helmet to fit the visor better and began to paint it a little.



  21. #96

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    the colors will be towned down with some ink washes and the helmet still needs a lot of smoothing out in areas.

    with my first bucket

    started the cheeks

  22. #97

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    a small update on painting.



  23. #98

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    another update with the visor in and a little more weathering.




    99cent taco belt with bat ninja pouches

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    That looks really nice!!! Great work!!!

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    Re: My Ugly Duckling Recasted MH Progress thread

    Looks pretty on the outside! Quite rough on the inside though. Any plan on fixing that?

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