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Scratchbuilt v 2.0

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    Scratchbuilt v 2.0...question for the masses

    Okay, these are the pics of the 85% complete Rawlings batting helmet mod.
    I still have to do the visor install and build the RF (I've built two of these already, and they were both horrible and smashed them for frustration relief). That one little piece has driven me to the point of insanity..........
    This bucket will have to do until I can afford a FG model because there is absolutely no way I will ever do this again...lol. I know some of the proportions are weird and the ears look a little off, (they are) but the over all appearance will do. The paints are all Rouge's colors and I think they look awesome....can't wait to paint a real helm!










    Last edited by Kripps; Mar 29, 2005 at 7:07 PM. Reason: update

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    i have to say wow!...making your own helmet is extremely hard,trust me i tried and still in the process of making one...nice paintjob tooo, truely amazing,wow i ju st can't say that enough...well i hope you finish the range finder..best of luck my friend...
    regards the-Dark-knight-

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    The paintjob looks superb! Making the bucket yourself just adds to its greatness

    Steve

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    Looks Great! Good job and don't smash this one!

    Rudy G.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    Glad to see you kept at it ... it looks fantastic !!

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    The T visor area looks a bit off...but dang...that really looks nice. You scratch built that sucker??? I gotta say its looking great. The paint job especiallly is really good!! Don't be so hard on yourself man
    Damian

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    i think it looks great!

    the t-visor is a little... out of proportion, if you can make it more even, you wouldnt really need to buy another helmet.... that paint job is great!!

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    Thanks guys...appreciate it!

    What part of the T-visor are we talking about? The mandibles are a little outa line right now until I put the visor in (the gap at the top in between the mands looks big...for the moment anyhow) Just wanna get it right ya know?

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    Your paint job is surpurb...I'd be proud to have you paint a bucket for me. Aside from the gap in the mandible area (which you should have little problem correcting) I think this is an awesome scratch built ESB . Keep up the good work and let us know how the final product looks.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    Just what did you use to make the helmet? I am looking to make my own from scratch. I have found a pic that shows a hard hat being cut but thats about all the info that I have found. I was hoping to go that route since I got a hard hat and I think that it would be cheaper that way than buying a helmet and just painting it. Any help would be great



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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    Loene said:
    Just what did you use to make the helmet? I am looking to make my own from scratch. I have found a pic that shows a hard hat being cut but thats about all the info that I have found. I was hoping to go that route since I got a hard hat and I think that it would be cheaper that way than buying a helmet and just painting it. Any help would be great


    Rawlings batting helmet............Styrene and some filler. Lots of sanding.










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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    Man, the more I see this helmet, the more impressed I get. You've GOT to take this helmet to the Episode III premiere in Danvers man... I HAVE to see this thing first hand!

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    Looks really awesome! You should be very proud of it! Having built one from scratch myself, I know it is a pain - but reward for all your time and hard work is a truly awesome looking bucket! Paint job is top-notch as well.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0 Question for the masses

    OK....I've "tacked" the visor in temporarily. There is 5mm difference between the width of the top of the visor and the bottom. 48 at the top and 43 at the bottom. My question is.......do you all think i should shave the insides of the mands at the bottom to even it out, or leave it be and move on to the RF.


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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    If your perfectly happy with the visor as is move on to the next bit but if you think you will always look at the visor and think ... I should have evened it out ...then probably best to even it out now.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    This paint job is exquisite! And scratchbuilt? Wow.
    Thanks for sharing the build-up photos.
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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0......RF size

    Been working diligently on RF #3. Haven't smashed it (yet). Dimensions are:
    72 mm long
    28mm height thick end
    10 mm height narrow end
    28 mm wide both narrow ends top view
    35mm wide widest point top view
    This is as close to correct as I can figure with scaling pics and such. Lemme know if I'm off........I was going to make it solid, but I was in Walmart (surprise)
    and I saw this neato cool Ever-ready flashlight with a blinking red LED (so you don't lose it at night lol). $3.99........I tore the board out of it and soldered another red LED and a green one for the viewpiece and voila! RF lights. Only thing is only one of the red one blinks....but for 5 bucks I guess I'll live with it.
    Here's the pics.



    Last edited by Kripps; Apr 5, 2005 at 10:15 AM. Reason: measurement error

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    wow dude, are you sure your not Joe Johnson?

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0......ALL DONE!!!

    K......all done. Installed the walmart flashlight rf board, and mercury switch. Works great. I love walmart man.
    Anyways, Last of the pics, and on to the armor forum!!




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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    Very Sweet, You should be very proud!!! 8)

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    I am speechless , you have truly demonstrated what this Forun is truly about, wich is talent. Making your own helmet is something I highly respect and admire.

    Great job

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    Very impressive!

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    Geeeeeeezzzzz! That is so amazing! I can't believe its scratchbuilt! Daaaaaammmmmn! (you get 2 clanks for that one)!

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    HOLY CRAP BATMAN! I just looked in on this thread to see how it was going, usually I am not all that impressed with scratchbuilt stuff (I am impressed with the work that goes into them but usually not the final product) But DAMN..your helmet looks fantastic. The paint job looks incredible. Had you not posted pics of it in progress I would have never beleived it was scratch built. Great job.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt v 2.0

    freakin' awesome!!! the ONLY thing i can see that needs adjustment is the dome - looks a bit too tall.
    That paint job is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OSK

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