Bobo\'s DP \'95 Conversion TUSCAN DONE

Bobo

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Bobo's DP '95 Conversion TUSCAN DONE

Well, I've gathered materials, cut the visor, opened the RF, and found almost all paints!! Here are the pics ;)

Here is the bucket with the sliced out visor:


As you can notice here, I chipped some pieces of the right earpiece while taking the RF off, but some super glue and bondo (not bondo'ed yet) helped out:


Inside of the cut out. Should I cut that inside trim out? (the trim that's there from the front mounted DP visor) since I'll be rear mounting:


RF will have a window with some LED's inside:


The glorious chemicals:


Panzer Olive Grun!!! Go ESB!! :D


Floquil Tuscan for the Mandibles, used by Mr. Webchief and looks damned good! ;):


And now, for something completely different! Bobo... ;)


That's it for now! I'll keep this post updated with my progress ;)
Comments?

Bobo
 

Bobo

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I just cut out the keyholes with a utility knife:
 
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Jaster Mereel

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Have to agree with MMM, you seem to know what your doin! :D But excellent job, keep posting pics -
 
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Jedi Bob

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Hey Bobo!

Great work. I have a 95 with a white interior. I plan on doing the same thing to mine. Your pics are such a great help. I am doing ROTJ though.

Good luck and more pics!!! lol!!!
 
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TK Fett

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Great job man. How did you cut out the mandibles that cleanly? Also I know the 95's are better than my 97 but you may want to get that visor in fast as the helmet will warp with out the support there.
 
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webchief

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Ah me boyo... doing great! :lol:

A Fett after my own heart. :lol: Just call me MR. WebChief. :lol:
 
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micke

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Looks like you're ready to go:)
Good luck!

-Mikael
 
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Bobo

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Thanks for all the pleasant replies! :D
Jedi-Bob, I just used a utility knife, and carved...and carved and carved! A little exacto knife helped for the little parts.

I find that if I used a dremel for this, I might have screwed it up. So the exacto knives kept it clean, and here's a pic of how nicely the carving of the excess trim came out:

BEFORE:


AFTER:



So I guess my pics are helping some people out? :)
If yes, then I'll be posting more and more as I go along if you guys want! I'm keeping the pics to 320x480 resolution for the slowpokes out there :D.

I'm about to prime this baby, so more pics coming soon! :)

Oh yeah, and here are the "carving tools" i used:


Ciao!
Bobo
 
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jeezycreezy

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Looks like you're going to have one helluva bucket! :)

Are you using flat black spray paint for the whatchamallit cheek sections under the red?

Cheers!
TJ
 
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Bobo

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Yeah I think I'm sticking to flat black. I like flat black, and it seems to be close enough to the actual one! My Master (Webchief) has proven to me that flat black looks sexy ;)

Bobo
 
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Jedi Bob

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Webchief, could you post a pic of your outfit? If I remember correctly, you did one helluva a job!!!

Thanks!
 
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Bobo

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I'm pretty sure Webchief wouldn't mind me doing this since he's not around to do it himself! :D So here is his beauty!

Mandibles: Floquil Tuscan
Dome/Lower Cheeks: Panzer Olive Grun 1943
Lower Back: Japanese Navy Green
Upper Cheeks: Flat Black
Right Ear: Gold & Buff





Cheers,
Bobo
 
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coolv1rus

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keep us updated!! ure gonna have a great bucket!!

damn i wished i had a 95 instead of a 97....
 
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Bobo

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Primed!




And here's my set of tiny mercury switches for the RF LED circuit:


Bobo
 
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webchief

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Thanks for posting those pics Bobo...

Here's a couple more:





 
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