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  1. GundamZeppelin's Avatar
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    Jul 20, 2006, 3:31 PM - #1

    like the title says i dont know if i should try FX lenses or if there is somthing better out there let me know



    I know i know i didnt fix the bump in the left eye but i dont have a heat gun and i was also to lazy to sand it down and resculpt it. :P
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    Jul 21, 2006, 12:33 PM - #2

    Try Lenseman he's a member here, got mine from him and they were perfect
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    Jul 21, 2006, 1:28 PM - #3

    <div class='quotetop'>(trooper70 @ Jul 21 2006, 12:33 PM) [snapback]1285184[/snapback]</div>
    Try Lenseman he's a member here, got mine from him and they were perfect
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    I'll be damn i thought he only did vader lenses.
    Thanks Trooper70.
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    Jul 21, 2006, 2:50 PM - #4

    Hi GundamZeppelin,

    Nice helmet

    You might have problems with the ear cap screws as hero helmets only have 2 only stunts have 3 are you going to remove them and try to patch up the hole?

    Have you thought about getting accurate mic tips for it? Try Keith on this forum he could sort you out.

    Keep us up to date with your progress

    Cheers Chris.
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    Jul 21, 2006, 6:43 PM - #5

    On my ABS 80 ANH kit I took and used green welding face sheild material and carefully heated a section so that is like a wet soft noodle, cut just a little bit bigger then the eye hole, and pushed it through the eye hole to form a bubble lens.
    Worked like a charm.

    HTH,
    Lynn
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    Jul 22, 2006, 3:03 AM - #6

    <div class='quotetop'>(voice in the crowd @ Jul 21 2006, 02:50 PM) [snapback]1285273[/snapback]</div>
    Hi GundamZeppelin,

    Nice helmet

    You might have problems with the ear cap screws as hero helmets only have 2 only stunts have 3 are you going to remove them and try to patch up the hole?

    Have you thought about getting accurate mic tips for it? Try Keith on this forum he could sort you out.

    Keep us up to date with your progress

    Cheers Chris.
    [/b]
    I just sent keth a payment a few mintues ago I thought the ANH hero only had one visible screw?

    <div class='quotetop'>(Lynn TXP 0369 @ Jul 21 2006, 06:43 PM) [snapback]1285393[/snapback]</div>
    On my ABS 80 ANH kit I took and used green welding face sheild material and carefully heated a section so that is like a wet soft noodle, cut just a little bit bigger then the eye hole, and pushed it through the eye hole to form a bubble lens.
    Worked like a charm.

    HTH,
    Lynn
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    I dont know how i am going to work on the eye yet i might heat it up.. or migth just dremel it down and re sculpt it. But i dont want to mess it up I'm going to try and get some lenses frist then let that be the fire under my ass to work on the eye.
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    Jul 23, 2006, 12:25 AM - #7

    <div class='quotetop'>(GundamZeppelin @ Jul 22 2006, 08:03 AM) [snapback]1285582[/snapback]</div>
    <div class='quotetop'>(voice in the crowd @ Jul 21 2006, 02:50 PM) [snapback]1285273[/snapback]
    Hi GundamZeppelin,

    Nice helmet

    You might have problems with the ear cap screws as hero helmets only have 2 only stunts have 3 are you going to remove them and try to patch up the hole?

    Have you thought about getting accurate mic tips for it? Try Keith on this forum he could sort you out.

    Keep us up to date with your progress

    Cheers Chris.
    [/b]
    I just sent keth a payment a few mintues ago I thought the ANH hero only had one visible screw?

    [/b][/quote]


    Hi Gundam Zeppelin,

    The screws I am refering to are one at the top on the cap and the one right down the bottom near the neck trim. I have looked at a few hero helmets and they can both be seen. So if you are you going to remove the lower screw on the disc part how are you going to fill the hole?

    Good move on the mic tip front Keith's mic tips will make your helmet look excellent its amazing the little touches that make the big differences.

    Anyway good luck in the project and keep us up to date .

    Cheers Chris.
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    Jul 23, 2006, 7:42 AM - #8

    <div class='quotetop'>(voice in the crowd @ Jul 23 2006, 12:25 AM) [snapback]1285883[/snapback]</div>
    <div class='quotetop'>(GundamZeppelin @ Jul 22 2006, 08:03 AM) [snapback]1285582[/snapback]
    <div class='quotetop'>(voice in the crowd @ Jul 21 2006, 02:50 PM) [snapback]1285273[/snapback]
    Hi GundamZeppelin,

    Nice helmet

    You might have problems with the ear cap screws as hero helmets only have 2 only stunts have 3 are you going to remove them and try to patch up the hole?

    Have you thought about getting accurate mic tips for it? Try Keith on this forum he could sort you out.

    Keep us up to date with your progress

    Cheers Chris.
    [/b]
    I just sent keth a payment a few mintues ago I thought the ANH hero only had one visible screw?

    [/b][/quote]


    Hi Gundam Zeppelin,

    The screws I am refering to are one at the top on the cap and the one right down the bottom near the neck trim. I have looked at a few hero helmets and they can both be seen. So if you are you going to remove the lower screw on the disc part how are you going to fill the hole?

    Good move on the mic tip front Keith's mic tips will make your helmet look excellent its amazing the little touches that make the big differences.

    Anyway good luck in the project and keep us up to date .

    Cheers Chris.
    [/b][/quote]

    Thanks alot for the help i have an idea on what to do now I didnt see many screen caps of the Screen used helmet i was going by the SDS pictures of the hero helmet. The only thing i have done so far is clean up the paint job.
    I am also waiting for some test lenses from lens man to make sure they fit befor i buy.
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    Aug 10, 2006, 2:09 PM - #9

    A little update Got my mic tips from keth bust still waiting on lenses might have to make my own

    Here are some shot's i took with the new mic tips




    And today i deicided to work on the eye a bit to make it look a little more like a hero helmet.


    Oh yeah if your like me and dont have a heat gun a hair iron and a dermel are great replacements, sanding paper ruff and soft and some novus polish
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    Aug 17, 2006, 12:21 PM - #10

    Well I just got some lenses from a guy i found with a great deal of luck i'd say i'm now 98% done B) just needs a little more work needed


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    Aug 17, 2006, 11:06 PM - #11

    Nice job.
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    Sep 23, 2006, 6:16 AM - #12

    Had some time on my hands today so i gave the helmet a little going over





    Need to repaint the chin and i am still working on the frown accurate trooper trim is next.
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    Sep 23, 2006, 8:48 AM - #13

    Looking very nice.
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    Sep 23, 2006, 9:23 AM - #14

    It is looking very nice indeed
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    Sep 23, 2006, 10:01 AM - #15

    I'm in need of some extra/new pieces to my helmet as well. I know Keith does the mic-tips, but who does accurate brow trim? Just collating data for future purchases.

    Sorry for the high-jack.
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    Sep 23, 2006, 10:03 AM - #16

    thanks guys i just put in my order for accurate trim
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    Sep 29, 2006, 5:57 PM - #17

    Added some accurate trim
    All it needs is a new coat of paint







    Pictures taken in a better light after i moved the face plate a bit




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    Oct 5, 2006, 7:00 AM - #18

    Did some painting in my free time still need to paint in some of the delcals myself B)




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    Oct 18, 2006, 1:04 PM - #19

    Here are a few updated shots i painted in all the decals but the 2 spots over the brow trim.... I still have so far to go :|



    i know the paint isnt done drying :P






    I tryed my best to recreate the brush storks on the helmet as seen in the flim but I didnt do as well as i had hoped for but, I will be cleaning up my paint job as soon as the paint drys a touch up here and there
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    Oct 18, 2006, 7:28 PM - #20

    I think you're doing very well. Having seen a few close-up pictures of the paint-jobs on the screen used helmets I can tell you that that was some sloppy work... (of course, those were stunts, but still...) I would never try to emulate the look of the screen used props, as that is simply not my style... even though I'm very persistent of wanting to keep my stuff as close to the real thing as possible, I still prefer the screen look to the prop look, if that makes sense - so that basically means that I go for seen on screen idealism.
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    Oct 18, 2006, 8:15 PM - #21

    That helmet looks MEAN. I love it. That makes me want one.
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    Oct 19, 2006, 7:15 AM - #22

    Thanks guys i'm still hacking away at it still a WIP. And i think i know what you mean NHM
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    Oct 20, 2006, 7:52 AM - #23

    This will be my last update for a little while till i change the tube strips
    I have now hand painted everything all i really need to do is find the righht shade of white for the ear caps and a little more cleaning up of my paint job.
    But anyway heres what it looks like now











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    Nov 4, 2006, 3:32 PM - #24

    Looks super good bro,i like the lenses,very nice and the low brow.you have done a gret job on the paint work also,keep it up..
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    Nov 4, 2006, 5:30 PM - #25

    My kit came in last week. I still have to put the finishing touches on my Shadow Trooper before starting it, though.

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