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    1 Day Ago - Nov 27, 2014, 9:00 AM - New don post build #1

    so... Iv got so much from reading this forum, thought it's time for me to put back in, got my first fett lid today, don post 1997, going to do what I can to make it as good as I can, I have included the first lot of photos the before as it came and the second two are my efforts at trying to get it into a better shape, iv used a 1 inch aluminium strap, that you can get out of knee braces, bent it to shape and fit it in clamping as I go then using a large clamp backwards to spread it open at the base, I then used a hot air gun to slightly warm and soften the plastic to conform to the new shape I have given it, I'm going to leave it clamped over night and then use a resin to stick the brace into the helmet.
    i would very much appreciate pointers and opinions as this is my first build, I'll get some more photos up as I go.
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  2. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    1 Day Ago - Nov 27, 2014, 12:04 PM - Re: New don post build #2

    The shape looks better but maybe to wide now...
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    1 Day Ago - Nov 27, 2014, 3:35 PM - Re: New don post build #3

    Think that might be the aspect ratio on my phone making it look bigger, once the resin is dried and I can stand it up al take some more pictures and see what it looks like
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    1 Day Ago - Nov 27, 2014, 5:43 PM - Re: New don post build #4

    I would reccomend downloading rafalfetts helmet templates to see the correct shape I'll show you a picture
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    18 Hours Ago - Nov 28, 2014, 7:20 AM - Re: New don post build #5

    Day 2, damn it got up this morning found the lid on the floor, big split up the side, can you believe it, anyway could use a bit of advice, got the reinforcing/reshaping bar fibreglassed in, rough cut out the visor, filled the edge of the visor as to cut the whole bit out made it too wide so left 5mm each side which I think makes it look better, sealed fixed and filled the split, now when iv cut out the front for the visor it has misshapen again, any advice how to get it into a better shape ?
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    16 Hours Ago - Nov 28, 2014, 8:56 AM - Re: New don post build #6

    That sucks that it fell. What you did looks good so far. I'll be watching this post with great interest.
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    15 Hours Ago - Nov 28, 2014, 10:21 AM - Re: New don post build #7

    Install a visor
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    9 Hours Ago - Nov 28, 2014, 4:19 PM - Re: New don post build #8

    Once you get the shape you want add fiberglass on the inside
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    6 Hours Ago - Nov 28, 2014, 7:35 PM - Re: New don post build #9

    Speaking of visor, found this on eBay, do you think this is suitable ? Colour wise
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