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  1. sewbacca's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2007, 1:15 AM - Tie Helmet lens?? #1

    Rookie here:o

    Anyone here know where to get tinted lens for the Sgt.Fang Tie helmet? or a solution such as something from the hardware store? If it were something from the hardware store(tinted plastic), how would I make it fit to the curvature of the eye.
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    Jan 23, 2007, 2:45 AM - Re: Tie Helmet lens?? #2

    Dude,

    If you can get 3mm acrlyc sheet you just cut the 2 parts out to fit each.
    2mm is too thin, 4mm too thick

    Get several spoons from your kitchen and look for one that just about fits inside.

    Using tongs, hold the cut part (not too close or it'll burn), over a flame or heat it up somehow until it starts to warp under it's own weight.

    Then take this molten sheet and use the spoon to press the shape into the eye.
    Leave it cool and bingo! a lovely curved lense.

    There is a trick to gettign this spot on so you can see out of the part you look through but the rest is bubbled.
    I do have this as tutorial on the UK Garrison boards or you can mail me and I'll mail it over to you
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    Jan 23, 2007, 10:38 AM - Re: Tie Helmet lens?? #3

    I know that BM sells lenses for Stormtrooper helmets, I can't imagine they'd be very different from TIE Helmets.
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    Jan 23, 2007, 10:49 AM - Re: Tie Helmet lens?? #4

    Quote sl/tk8456 said: View Post
    Dude,

    If you can get 3mm acrlyc sheet you just cut the 2 parts out to fit each.
    2mm is too thin, 4mm too thick

    Get several spoons from your kitchen and look for one that just about fits inside.

    Using tongs, hold the cut part (not too close or it'll burn), over a flame or heat it up somehow until it starts to warp under it's own weight.

    Then take this molten sheet and use the spoon to press the shape into the eye.
    Leave it cool and bingo! a lovely curved lense.

    There is a trick to gettign this spot on so you can see out of the part you look through but the rest is bubbled.
    I do have this as tutorial on the UK Garrison boards or you can mail me and I'll mail it over to you

    Thanks for the tips sl/tk8456, PM'd you about the tutorial. And GCNgamer128 not sure who BM is. I'll take the info if I cant figure anything else out.
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    Jan 23, 2007, 2:18 PM - Re: Tie Helmet lens?? #5

    BM is BM, jah?
    Last edited by asok; Feb 24, 2007 at 3:33 PM. Reason: Removed Name
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    Jan 23, 2007, 2:20 PM - Re: Tie Helmet lens?? #6

    Quote slacker said: View Post
    BM is BM, jah?
    We don't like to use full names, just abbreviations.
    Last edited by asok; Feb 24, 2007 at 3:34 PM. Reason: Removed Name.
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    Jan 23, 2007, 2:26 PM - Re: Tie Helmet lens?? #7

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    We don't like to use full names, just abbreviations.
    I thought that was only with "real" names, Bobamaker is his nom de plume and his handle here. Plus, it's even in his website address.
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    Jan 23, 2007, 6:46 PM - Re: Tie Helmet lens?? #8

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    We don't like to use full names, just abbreviations.

    Heard that one here before
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    Feb 24, 2007, 9:45 AM - Re: Tie Helmet lens?? #9

    there's a guy on the rpf making them. I ordered 2 pairs, just waiting for them to get here.
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    Feb 24, 2007, 6:42 PM - Re: Tie Helmet lens?? #10

    Quote clutch said: View Post
    there's a guy on the rpf making them. I ordered 2 pairs, just waiting for them to get here.
    If it matters, I was the guy on the RPF making them. I'm mailing the last of them on Monday and I'll be overseas for a while so I'm not going to be able to take any more orders for a while. I should be back in business in August or thereabouts.
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    Feb 26, 2007, 5:42 PM - Re: Tie Helmet lens?? #11

    That's too bad, because they are nice! Thanks again.

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