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    Jul 16, 2008, 2:10 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #51

    Just to update, I started the work on the last pieces and RF. I painted the one piece ear, and the lower RF ear that wont need any modifications.

    I drilled the holes for the magnets, and attached the RF box to the stalk. I had also touched them up with some bondo, which is curing. I then made the holes for the LEDs that I will be adding.

    So Im on the home stretch with this one, and still waiting for the visor lol Should hopefully be done by next week, if not sooner

    -tubachris
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    Jul 16, 2008, 6:19 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #52

    Oh yea, I forgot to mention that I added the pinnstripping as well. Almost got into a car accident picking it up rofl

    Two of the ear pieces are finished drying and are ready to be Goop'ed on
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    Jul 16, 2008, 6:40 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #53

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    Jul 16, 2008, 6:47 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #54

    Quote REDBOY3384 said: View Post
    Patience young one, good things come in time

    The next pics will be of it finished
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    Jul 17, 2008, 9:29 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #55

    Alright, well I was just messing, I'll get recent pics tomorrow. I attached the (from the front) the right ear (solid one) and the lower rangfinder side ear. I have currently positioned two magnets one the outer ear cap (the two most distant to avoid magnet's pulling them closer. So those two are lined up to the inner ear magnet holes. Its crucial that I give the two part epoxy significant time to cure for this, cause Ive had magnets come off after. However, I have not heard of this happening with Darksword's BKBKT I worked with, so I think I got it down.

    The right side solid ear casting that came with it is slightly warped, like a very slight curve. Its most clearly visible on the ends, because it will not sit flush. Its not terrible, but Im going to have to really rely on the paint for the weathering to help hide this fault. Other then that, its getting there. I can have this ready to wear by next week, mid-week, but I still need that visor, hopefully tomorrow!
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    Jul 17, 2008, 9:42 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #56

    SWHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!
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    Jul 18, 2008, 9:00 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #57

    Alright, here are the pictures I promised. The magnets are all set in place and just need to let them all sit where they are and cure for a day or two before I attempt at putting them together. You can see that the helmet is pretty much done, with the exception of everything else.

    The only things left is to paint the magnetic ears, and attach them, size down the LEDs and epoxy them into the holes on the RF box and then paint that. Then I will get a resin filler that was recommended to me by BKBT himself to fill that minimal gap between the right side ear cap. After all thats done, I will weather it, add a mesh screen on the inside of the keyslots, and attach the visor once it's in. Not much left.





    -TC
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    Jul 18, 2008, 9:08 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #58

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    Jul 21, 2008, 5:02 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #59

    Just an update, I got the BM visor in today, and its actually almost the perfect curve, but still needs some forming though. I put it up inside, and gotta say, its going to look pretty good finished.

    I painted the magnetic ears and attached the helmet side one, as well as drilled the hole for the RF. So now its looking pretty much done. Just gotta finish the RF box and paint it. I had a bit of car trouble today, a handfull of slimy grease crud and $95 that-I-didnt- need-to-spend later, and now Im good to go :ugh:

    Will be finished soon, hoping my dremel blade will work for cutting down the LEDs..
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    Jul 21, 2008, 5:12 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #60

    WTG. Chris!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 5:28 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #61

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    WTG. Chris!


    Alright, just for you

    Visor taped on there for the pic



    I think this is the best job Ive done as far as the magnet mod is concerned



    -TC
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    Jul 22, 2008, 12:15 AM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #62

    Pretty good job on the helmet so far, but I would recommend using some extremely high grit (2000+) on the blue of the helmet. It will smooth it out.
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    Jul 22, 2008, 12:29 AM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #63

    Yup, take some really high grit sandpaper to that light blue and wetsand it.
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    Jul 22, 2008, 1:45 AM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #64

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    Yup, take some really high grit sandpaper to that light blue and wetsand it.
    Ive already clear coated it all, and I dont really want to have to risk repainting the blue again. The blue is actually really smooth, its just the appearence of the paint on it. The clear coat will give it that effect, the lighting amplifies it.
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    Jul 24, 2008, 3:27 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #65

    Just finished installing the visor and the LEDs are currently sitting in the RF with the epoxy curing. Will begin weathering soon
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    Jul 24, 2008, 4:23 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #66

    Quote tubachris85x said: View Post
    Just finished installing the visor and the LEDs are currently sitting in the RF with the epoxy curing. Will begin weathering soon


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    Jul 24, 2008, 4:38 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #67

    Quote REDBOY3384 said: View Post

    You might see it finished if your just a little patient

    Im almost done weathering the helmet right now, i hope i didnt over due it lol

    Just gotta paint the range finder and weather that. Still need to get the mesh screen though!
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    Jul 24, 2008, 7:02 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #68

    It's finished
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    Jul 24, 2008, 7:24 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #69

    Alright, well, REDBOY, your lucky, cause my camera batteries just died. However, when I get some new ones later, I'll get much better shots. The thing looks amazing in person (not trying to boast or anything, Im really surprised how it turned out rofl)

    Some things to note, the helmet is NOT perfect. Some things I strived for on this helmet, for example, is trying to make the visor as flush as possible. Where mine is not, I made sure it was here.

    Here they are!













    This is what I made sure was flush





    The only last thing I need to do is get some washers for the RF's chicago screw, cause it's loose right now.

    Will get much better, clearer shots later tonight

    -TC
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    Jul 24, 2008, 7:34 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #70

    WOWOWOWOWO Chris,

    It came out really freakin AWESOME!!! I will post pictures of my helmet when I'm done and only hope it will come as good as yours!
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    Jul 24, 2008, 7:36 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #71

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    WOWOWOWOWO Chris,

    It came out really freakin AWESOME!!! I will post pictures of my helmet when I'm done and only hope it will come as good as yours!

    LOL, RIIIIIIIght 8)
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    Jul 28, 2008, 2:30 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #72

    Alright, well, I decided to grab a few more shots before I sent it on it's way :wtc: They grow up so fast...



    The flash reallly brings out the weathering, but I dont really like to use it :ugh:









    Just one of myself as well lol


    Identification




    I have some others, but I dont know if he'd LOL at them or not rofl
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    Jul 28, 2008, 5:26 PM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #73

    Amazing job Chris, just amazing!!!!

    G-Fett
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    Jul 29, 2008, 4:20 AM - Re: Another BKBT Helmet! #74

    Awesome work Chris!
    I hope that the new owner of this gives credit where credits due...

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