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  1. Member Since
    Sep 2012
    Sep 4, 2012, 10:46 AM - Visor material #1

    Hello guys, i am new to the forum and it already helped me alot. keep up the good work

    as for my question, i already searched the forums but didnt get a clear enough answer. i built myself a scout trooper helmet with paper and need a nice visor for it. as i can be sure that premanufacuted visors wont fit, i need an easy solution. i dont want to heat-form any hard material so i need some plasiccy stuff..

    any ideas?
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  3. NegativeEleven's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2010
    Sep 4, 2012, 6:23 PM - Re: Visor material #2

    You could just cut out part of a blister pack. When you buy a cable or something at best buy, the clear plastic case it comes in. I always save those things in a box for scraps to use when I'm building. That's the simplest, cheapest way to do it. Another way that might work for something small (prob too big on a Scout Trooper helmet), would be to just use window tint film by itself without removing the backing. I did that for a Snake Eyes visor, but that had just tiny slits, so there was a lot of material supporting the film. On something big, it'll wrinkle and move too much.

    I would recommend you get a sheet of acrylic plexiglass or lexan (much stronger) from Home Depot, borrow a heat gun to shape it, and then cut out your shapes with a dremel. It's tricky because too much heat will make it blurry, not enough will make you snap it in half. Also, the Dremel is gonna get hot and start melting instead of cutting. It takes some practice, but the results will be much better.
  4. superjedi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2003
    Sep 7, 2012, 7:20 PM - Re: Visor material #3

    You might try a lighting gel. Pretty thin stuff, and comes in a variety of colors.
    Should be easy enough to trim one down into a Scout Trooper visor.

    Here's one site to get you started on searching:

    Color Gel Sheets*-* Color Gels, Lenses & Gel Frames*-* Lighting Accessories*-* Accessories*-* *|*Rosco
  5. Member Since
    Sep 2012
    Sep 9, 2012, 9:55 AM - Re: Visor material #4

    For your visor, why don't you try some clear Plasticard. You can get it easy enough from model craft shops, and it comes in various thicknesses known as "thou" - meaning thousanths of an inch. It's not pricey either.
  6. Member Since
    Sep 2012
    Sep 9, 2012, 10:12 AM - Re: Visor material #5

    thank you for your kind answers, will give it a try soon

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