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    Jan 20, 2010, 3:14 PM - Visor help #1

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ID:	40714Hey all the TDH'ers I'm currently constructing a Zero helmet from Code Geass. I need to know what to use for a visor as you can see it's a dome and well... i was thinking cutting up a plastic fish bowl but i have to make it so that "i can see them, but they cant see me." i think its called 2 way mirroring or something. Anyway to save you any more boredem of reading through this, help me dented helmeters your my only hope... seriously i need help with this

    .Jack
  2. Jan 21, 2010, 12:29 PM - Re: Visor help #2

    I don't really know much about this, but you could probably find a tinted plastic bowl or one that looks polarized and then use tin-snips to cut it out the way you want. Neat looking helmet, though.
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    Jan 21, 2010, 2:32 PM - Re: Visor help #3

    what you are wanting is the same thing that is used in car tinting, i dont know much about it, but it has to do with the amount of light outside vs. the light inside.
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    Jan 22, 2010, 12:02 PM - Re: Visor help #4

    if i use a fish bowl or something along those line mabey reshape it i've just got to find out how to tint it :/
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    Jan 22, 2010, 6:31 PM - Re: Visor help #5

    the 405th has a tut on painting a tinted visor. needs an airbrush though... I recommend a fish bowl or thermoform.
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    Jan 23, 2010, 12:47 AM - Re: Visor help #6

    Yup. You can also mirror tint the inside of the visor, and then color tint the outside. Makes for a colored mirror.
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    Jan 23, 2010, 5:15 PM - Re: Visor help #7

    Quote Tankboy said: View Post
    the 405th has a tut on painting a tinted visor. needs an airbrush though... I recommend a fish bowl or thermoform.
    ok thanks but whats thermoform??? and should i just search for painting visor on the 405th site?
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    Jan 24, 2010, 10:35 AM - Re: Visor help #8

    Go to this link... http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=18292 Thermorform is making a male mold, that won'd bond to your visor. It needs to be SLIGHTLY smaller than an original, to account for plastic thickness. Basically, you heat your plastic (only certain types work) and pull it over the maser. Google for more info. Vac-forming is the same, but it works better. Also costs more...
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    Jan 24, 2010, 10:42 AM - Re: Visor help #9

    Just sculpt a visor, get some Crystal Clear casting resin, add some pigment and cast it in a pressure pot... You'll be golden...
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    Jan 25, 2010, 3:42 PM - Re: Visor help #10

    Quote Tankboy said: View Post
    Go to this link... http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=18292 Thermorform is making a male mold, that won'd bond to your visor. It needs to be SLIGHTLY smaller than an original, to account for plastic thickness. Basically, you heat your plastic (only certain types work) and pull it over the maser. Google for more info. Vac-forming is the same, but it works better. Also costs more...
    that tut is so freakin helpful thank you so so so much, still researching that Thermorform thing seems a bit tricky but fingures crossed, im still open to any other suggestions
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    Jan 25, 2010, 7:52 PM - Re: Visor help #11

    If you want to shell out some cash, vac form will really help with getting it over the mold. There's a tut on youtube... forgot what it was... just look "how to vacuum form"
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    Jan 26, 2010, 5:11 PM - Re: Visor help #12

    Quote Tankboy said: View Post
    If you want to shell out some cash, vac form will really help with getting it over the mold. There's a tut on youtube... forgot what it was... just look "how to vacuum form"
    yeah i saw that tut i might have to go down that route if it comes to it :/

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