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    Mar 12, 2013, 12:32 PM - Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion - Paint complete #1

    So inspired by a thrift store find, and this thread I've started to convert over a toy clone helmet. The tab's weren't holding together so the kids weren't playing with it anymore. I thought it would give me a chance to learn some new skills or at least buy some new tools, one of which is a mouse sander.

    I started by tearing apart the helmet, I cut out the interior frame so I could install the lens with the helmet assembled. i tried to keep as much as possible for structure.



    Using a for sell sign left over from my Gaffi build and the template found in the mentioned thread I rebuilt the eyes.



    Next I tore out the ear disk's and found a washer to rebuild with.



    Then I reassembled the helmet with glue and a old bits of plastic and bondo to fill in the gaps. Then on to bondo, sand and repeat. I need to get more sandpaper to continue on. Some more progress shots.

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    Mar 12, 2013, 1:24 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #2

    Woah! Night and day! Great job!
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    Mar 12, 2013, 1:41 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #3

    Nice!

    I tried that years ago, but the bondo did'nt stick to the plastic.

    What did you do?
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    Mar 12, 2013, 1:48 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #4

    NICE!

    Now the kids want it right?

    Mike
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    Mar 12, 2013, 1:53 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #5

    Thanks guys, I sanded the plastic before applying the bondo.

    Sonnenschein said: View Post
    Nice!

    I tried that years ago, but the bondo did'nt stick to the plastic.

    What did you do?
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    Mar 12, 2013, 1:55 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #6

    That's looking real nice for a toy conversion, look forward to seeing progress with this!
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    Mar 12, 2013, 3:45 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #7

    Great looking helmet. It's coming along really well. I've got two just waiting for the time when I can get to them. I can't wait to see it when it's done.
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    Mar 20, 2013, 9:40 AM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #8

    So after a couple of layers of bondo and a coat of primer things are starting to look good. I'm still favoring the red striped helmet and I'll probably add some battle damage weathering. I should try and find some reflective tint to add to the visor.
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    Mar 20, 2013, 12:12 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #9

    Very impressive
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    Mar 20, 2013, 2:15 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #10

    Inspires me to convert my Hasbro from e*ay for 15$ too.


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    Mar 20, 2013, 8:00 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #11

    This causes great inspiration to try a conversion. Amazing how drastically different it turns out to be with seemingly little added.
    I can't wait to see this fully finished.
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    Mar 29, 2013, 1:21 PM - Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #12

    Quick update final primer coat is on and I'm sanding this with 220. There's still some imperfections I will just have to live with. But so far it has been a good learning opportunity.Attachment 152510Attachment 152511
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    Apr 14, 2013, 1:05 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #13

    Here's a little progress shot for you.

    Attachment 155752
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    Apr 15, 2013, 9:55 AM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion WIP #14

    Well here's some photos not taken with an Ipotato. Painting complete, just need to weather it and run down to the tint shop and see if I can find some reflective tint.

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    Apr 15, 2013, 10:32 AM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion - Paint complete #15

    Wow, about how many hours do you have in something like this?
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    Apr 15, 2013, 4:37 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion - Paint complete #16

    Looks great!
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    Apr 15, 2013, 4:43 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion - Paint complete #17

    That is great! I want to strip my helmet now....
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    Apr 15, 2013, 7:26 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion - Paint complete #18

    Thanks, well I spent three weeks working on it every couple of evenings. Not sure of the total hours. But it was worth it
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    Apr 19, 2013, 9:17 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion - Paint complete #19

    Got a nice layer of weathering on any ideas for mirror tinting the visor? The tint shop said their tint wouldn't stick to the plastic.
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    Apr 23, 2013, 8:12 AM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion - Paint complete #20

    IS the helmet still wearable since you removed the insides?
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    Apr 23, 2013, 8:40 AM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion - Paint complete #21

    yup you can still wear it just need to add some padding. Here are the final weathered photos.
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    Apr 24, 2013, 3:15 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion - Paint complete #22

    WOW!! Thatīs a good improve of the helmet!! Love the work you have done!!

    ThumbsUp!!
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    May 14, 2013, 5:49 AM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion - Paint complete #23

    That's a great build. I love the colour. It beats having just a white helmet.
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    May 30, 2013, 8:33 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion - Paint complete #24

    Great work Idaho! You inspired me to do the same to my clone helmet!
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    May 30, 2013, 10:09 PM - Re: Hasbro Phase 1 Clone helmet conversion - Paint complete #25

    great job

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