received a Don Post Helmet

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    received a Don Post Helmet

    Has anyone tried modifying it to receive a full tinted lens ? Any advice on cutting this DP Helmet would be appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Robert

    http://home.comcast.net/~lotek65/DP_Boba_Fett.jpg

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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    =O A DP with an entire RF stalk! Now THAT is rare.




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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    I think just about everyone here has installed a tvisor on one of those at one time or another. You'll need a dremel, exactonive witha sharp blade and a file with some form of corners. to get in the edges of the visor area

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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    The Don Post requires a fair amount of work to get it looking right but it can be done, it's a great first lid if you do the modifications but I'd recommend saving up and getting a screen accurate fiberglass lid if you can.

    I have a white inner Don Post '95 that's been reworked very well and looks pretty good but I upgraded as soon as I could.

    This was my suit a while ago with the Don Post helmet:



    And this is my heavily upgraded suit now with my Bobamaker helmet (bad pic, sorry):


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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    nice suit, and nice helmet. BM pwns.

    the gauntlets look a bit bright in color though, you may wanna get a darker red for those.

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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    Thanks; yeah, the gauntlets are getting a repaint.

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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    When it comes to putting in your visor I'd do it this way http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showp...9&postcount=27

    Where vinyl is hard to glue to it's a good alternative and you also don't have to worry about getting glue on the visor and ruining it.
    Last edited by GrottyFurball; Jul 1, 2007 at 2:04 PM.

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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    Ah yes and whatever you do don't use Superglue (Cyanoacrylate) as it'll leave a white mist all over your T-Visor!

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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    Darasuum_Verd said: View Post
    =O A DP with an entire RF stalk! Now THAT is rare.



    What do you mean? I've trooped with a DP helmet for the last 8 years and never had the original rangefinder break on it.

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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    Smells like a spammer...


    -x

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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    eighteendelta said: View Post
    Smells like a spammer...


    -x
    He's only made 5 posts.

    But yeah, with a bit of work and some paint, your helmet will be looking alot better in no time.

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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    jodo,

    The spammer comment was for Beauty123. I reported the post and Mirax deleted it and banned that account. My comment wasn't directed at LoTek. I commented on the spammer then remembered the report feature otherwise wouldn't have even posted.

    -x

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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    Using a dremmel tool to cut put the extra plastic works very well. Using TK409's tutorial worked well for my DP95.

    http://www.tk409.com/fett.html

    Look under the "Visor" heading.



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    Re: received a Don Post Helmet

    Thank you all for your feedback and info. Being new is the reason I have only a handful of posts. You all started as new members at one time so take it easy and don't get all clique-y towards noobs.

    Thanks,

    Robert

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