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    Jun 30, 2007, 9:44 PM - Rubies Helmet #1

    I have that one, but what I want to know is there a better one out there not that pricey??? With a visor that stretches through the entire "T". And the black lines on forehead...


    Evan
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    Jun 30, 2007, 10:56 PM - Re: Rubies Helmet #2

    You can cut the visor with a demel and put some smoke plastic behind it. Go to an automotive supply store like pepboys or Kragen and get some 1/8 inch black pinstriping tape. My 1st Jango was a modified DP Boba helmet.
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    Jul 1, 2007, 7:45 PM - Re: Rubies Helmet #3

    how would I bend it to helmet shape???
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    Jul 1, 2007, 8:13 PM - Re: Rubies Helmet #4

    The visor? Heat it up. Use hot water, hair dryer, or a heat gun. Heat slowly or it will start warping all over the place.
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    Jul 1, 2007, 8:31 PM - Re: Rubies Helmet #5

    Really? Ive never used heat to do things like that before, Im more of an aluminum kinda guy. So how hot? Over a stove? And any paticular brands or plastic?


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    Jul 1, 2007, 9:36 PM - Re: Rubies Helmet #6

    I used 1/8" acrylic I got at a plastic shop. Cut it to shape, I'd use a heat gun if you have it. Spread the heat around a little where it needs to bend. Don't try to bend it before it's ready, I snapped my first attempt. Or check ebay, there used to be pre-made visors sold there.
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    Jul 1, 2007, 9:38 PM - Re: Rubies Helmet #7

    Mando_Kyram said: View Post
    Really? Ive never used heat to do things like that before, Im more of an aluminum kinda guy. So how hot? Over a stove? And any paticular brands or plastic?


    Evan
    Well for the visor, assuming you get an acrylic one, you can either use a blow dryer or dip it in boiling water. I tried the boiling water, and it took forever. I started with the blowdryer, I rested the visor in place, and just went over it with the dryer. Granted, it took along time, but was easier to shape because it was already on there while heated, instead of dipping it and laying it down, dipping, etc.

    Just when your using a dryer, wear some thick gloves, it will be very hot.
    Also, the plastic that the helmet is made of will become very flexible. If you want to get the "flare" that it lacks, some people use a sturdy metal half-loop in the inner bottom of the back of the helmet to make it rounder, instead of the natural oval shape its made like.

    For a good visor, the one I have and alot of members here use, get it from BobaMaker.co.uk

    -tubachris
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    Jul 1, 2007, 9:39 PM - Re: Rubies Helmet #8

    I used 1/8" acrylic I got at a plastic shop. Cut it to shape, I'd use a heat gun if you have it. Spread the heat around a little where it needs to bend. Don't try to bend it before it's ready, I snapped my first attempt. Or check ebay, there used to be pre-made visors sold there.

    Do you have a link to anything store wise? I looked ebay and googled and came up blank...
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    Jul 1, 2007, 9:42 PM - Re: Rubies Helmet #9

    tubachris85x said: View Post
    Well for the visor, assuming you get an acrylic one, you can either use a blow dryer or dip it in boiling water. I tried the boiling water, and it took forever. I started with the blowdryer, I rested the visor in place, and just went over it with the dryer. Granted, it took along time, but was easier to shape because it was already on there while heated, instead of dipping it and laying it down, dipping, etc.

    Just when your using a dryer, wear some thick gloves, it will be very hot.
    Also, the plastic that the helmet is made of will become very flexible. If you want to get the "flare" that it lacks, some people use a sturdy metal half-loop in the inner bottom of the back of the helmet to make it rounder, instead of the natural oval shape its made like.

    For a good visor, the one I have and alot of members here use, get it from BobaMaker.co.uk

    -tubachris
    Hey thanks for the link, would you know if that visor can fit in my bucket?


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    Jul 1, 2007, 10:24 PM - Re: Rubies Helmet #10

    Lemme check, Im pretty sure it does...
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    Jul 1, 2007, 10:35 PM - Re: Rubies Helmet #11

    Well It appears it can. It may be a bit large, but it should cover it. You can also cut it down if you have to. You would just need to do a little bit of modifying to get to fit smooth.

    The other option is using a dark green welders mask. With that, you can cut it exactly to the shape you need it. If you arent looking for great quality for a visor, go that route, but the BM visor is top notch and well worth the price for it. Darker than dark, cannot see into it unless theres light behind it. If not, no one will ever see your face with it on. Best part is camera flashes make it darker!

    -tubachris
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    Jul 2, 2007, 10:29 AM - Re: Rubies Helmet #12

    Thank you, I appreciate the help.
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    Jul 3, 2007, 2:53 PM - Re: Rubies Helmet #13

    My first attempt was with a Rubies Jango helmet. I cut out the visor completely, re-painted it, cut out the slots in the back, added a servo and flashing lights in the rangefinder and reshaped the helmet and re-enforced it with a craft ring. All pretty good work for my first ever prop. Many thinks to TDH, TK409, Mobius, Mirax and Seeker.

    Best best is to find a T-Visor on ebay. They pop up from time to time for about $5 or so. They fit nicely with just a little trimming to get in the Rubies and you don't have to worry about heating them up since they come pre curved.

    Don't waste your time with a hair dryer. It won't work. Broiling hot water=maybe, Over=good but timing is critical, heat gun=good but again timing and not heating one area more than another is hard.

    I now have retired that old Rubies and have a MH2 as my Jango and I love it. Good luck in your venture . . .

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