hehe no offense taken. I just figured I would clear some things up.
anyone know of a transparent blue or gold paint to use on a clear visor?
I wish... I'm trying to find a blue mirrored finish for mine.
Well I've got a few pictures of my work for general opinion. Its still in progress so tell me what you think.
looking good! Can't wait to see 'em finished!
I'm thinking of redoing the blue in flat blue instead of gloss. It is the navy and gloss makes sense, but flat just looks better in my opinion. I'll have to get some and do a test patch to see how it looks. Got a dremel set today and finally got the visors cut out. Next step is attaining the visors and I should be set!
Updated pic with visor cutout:
Last edited by SuperTrooper; Apr 8, 2010 at 11:48 PM.
You could add matt clear to the navy and see how it looks? I like were this is going though so far so good
Wow! Makes me wish I had a cool younger brother!
I might try and do a flat navy blue and then do a gloss clear coat over top of that. that way it goes down smooth and I can possibly do some neat effects by glossing some areas and not others....we'll see. ordering the navy digital fabric today online, picking up some epoxy to attach the awards and quals, and picking up some RnB either today or tomorrow for doing the stalks and possibly some other tidbits.
YOu are not going to like this but you have the ACU pattern camo the wrong orientation. You need to turn it 90 degrees.
Yeah I'm aware of the orientation issue. Unfortunately the only fabric sample I could get yeilded enough to cut them out in the arrangment they are in. Plus they are on with countertop adhesive so they definitely arn't going anywhere. It at least gets the whole design of it going, but I will be sure to arrange the Navy camo in the right way. Luckily I ordered a yard of the stuff.......maybe I'll see about getting a new ACU bandana so I can get it right. Kind of bugging me now that you mention it.
well both helmets are built and ready to attach visors and awards. ordering some custom colored visors about $30 a pop. here I was trying to be frugal. oh well. pics coming soon! I want to get the visors installed first.
just like I promised. No visors yet, but the RF tops are good to go
Pretty cool designs. Probably the first time I've ever liked digital camo on a Mando helmet. Then again, these are special themed helmets so it fits. Can't wait to see them complete.
I've got the visors incoming, and will be purchasing some mirrored gold and blue window tint to complete my concepts. I want to see how they look with just smoke first though so we'll see. camo is also a possible, and if I order it, it will be here sometime next week most likely. still need to attach the awards and qualifications. can't wait to make some more progress on these!
Well after taking a little longer than anticipated to complete, the first helmet is done and has been given to my brother Jason now that he is back home on RnR. Here are a few pictures of it. The other Navy helmet is taking a little bit longer as I want to incorporate more variations of blue into it if I can't find a solid supplier for the new Navy digital camo design.
Another thought I had is adding a kill stripe for every tour they complete. An idea but I'll see how they like the helmets first