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    PP1 EARS FOR THIRDETHREE

    AND Awaaay we go! Alright guys, here begins the "ears" version for ThirdEthree(who is doing stellar wk himself). Tonight I will have the visor mounted and begin the stensilling. Updates to come : )

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    Alright guys...I have tried my hand at a new style of visor mount. I have always attempted to get the exterior of these helmets as acurate as possible while at the same time trying to achieve an interior as modern and seamless as possible. I've had a decal designed which fits the perimeter of the T like a glove. This gives a smooth/ flush finish similar to the MR lids. I am also able to get these done in multiple colors depending on the particular helmet.

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    Interesting. So are you saying the whole T-visor is a vinyl decal? It's hard to get
    a read on exactly how it works from that picture. Maybe it's because it's white on white.

    Do you have any pics of it before it was placed into the helmet?

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    I can't wait for this!! The T visor concept is genius. A seal around the edge of the standard visor. Great innovation!!

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    superjedi said: View Post
    Interesting. So are you saying the whole T-visor is a vinyl decal? It's hard to get
    a read on exactly how it works from that picture. Maybe it's because it's white on white.

    Do you have any pics of it before it was placed into the helmet?

    Hey Superjedi- Yes, as ThirdEthree said its a decal I had designed that seams right around the visor and lid giving a seamless finish. In order to do this you need totrim the lense really nicely.. use just a few dabs of epoxy or hot glue so the visor sits flush, then lay the decal framing the lens.

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    Thats a really neat idea bud - The interiors I tend to go for are the screen accurate ones which to be honest, are a bit of a mess to look at - but if i were trooping and using these for costuming, i'd be hitting you up for some immediately, as they really provide some sharp and clean looking lines.. great idea, and awesome work my good man!

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    how are you going to maintain the shape of the helmet without the lens to help with the structure of the helmet.

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    Jayvee said: View Post
    Thats a really neat idea bud - The interiors I tend to go for are the screen accurate ones which to be honest, are a bit of a mess to look at - but if i were trooping and using these for costuming, i'd be hitting you up for some immediately, as they really provide some sharp and clean looking lines.. great idea, and awesome work my good man!

    Thanks Jayvee!

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    how are you going to maintain the shape of the helmet without the lens to help with the structure of the helmet.
    Hey Fett- Im not sure I understand your question as the visor is mounted in the helmet...the decal is just a frame which seams the edge of the visor and the helmet together as one smooth piece. Hope that makes it more clear.

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    I guess I dont understand what your doing here...is there a frame around the decal? is it actually a decal or just tint or something? Normally the lens acts to hold shape to the helmet, you know what i mean there...I guess im asking what is going to keep the visor from pinching.

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    I see now. It's not that the decal is being used to attach the visor, just to give a more
    smooth finished look for the interior. Very clever!

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    So the white is vinyl holding the visor in place, this makes more sense...

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    The impression I got, was that the visor is as nomal, and still may need some hot glue etc to keep it intact , but after the visor is fitted, this just surrounds it all, giving the border around the visor a nice neat and clean finish.. :-)

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    Yes....the visor is mounted in (as normal). After the visor is mounted in with any method you desire, the decal is carefully placed around the perimeter and as jayvee and superjedi have said..gives a clean smooth finish to the inside : ).

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    Hey all- I apologize for the slow past few days...Holiday and 4 year anniv set me back a tad : /....Just masked the gray on the mandibles and trim. Will be moving forward tomorrow. Pics to follow.

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    Alright guys- Sorry for the delay..just been super busy : ). Quick update, I was able to get the mandibles near completion. Layed the PRR and will stencil for the Caboose this evening.

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    Looks awesome! Saaaaaaay, what's that in the background......

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    Slacker!!!

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    Lmao!!!
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    ALright, here we are again...completed the mandibles, trim and upper cheeks. Should have the lowers done by wed followed by the dome. Thanks Eric for your patience man..I should have this thing done by the second or third week of Jan!

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    Re: PP1 EARS FOR THIRDETHREE

    It looks great, well detailed and clean! Keep up the great work!

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    RafalFett said: View Post
    It looks great, well detailed and clean! Keep up the great work!
    Thanks Raff!

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    Sweet, was wondering what happened to this one.

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    superjedi said: View Post
    Sweet, was wondering what happened to this one.


    LOL...Ya, thanks man!

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    Was able to lay the reefer down on the lower cheeks today...will mask that followed by hitting the Panzer...cheeks will be complete manana ; )

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    Lots done this evening guys! Was able to stencil and mask the ears as well as the kill stripes which I'll spray tomorrow. Ears and vent should be completed tomorrow followed by glamour shots ; ).

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    Ear placement was a bit of a challenge... but really happy w/ the outcome.

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