ALIEN HELMET 3D PRINTED

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Duncanator

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Awesome dude...yeah I assume there was a pipe looking thing that came thru, maybe to look like venting??

Can u take a pic of the back of the panels please...I'm trying to figure out the surface that fixes to the perspex dome and see if they are uniformly thin.

Is this what you meant by the back side? The lip around the little window is pretty uniform ( if I am understanding your question ).

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GEEK1138

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Thanks again dude...these have been causing me all sorts of problems and your pics have helped me decide how I want to build them. I don't think they are printable in this form factor so I have opted to print the inner panels and greeblies separately and laser cut the 'islands' that they sit on, so I can make adjustments for fitting They look like handmade items that were made to fit and that's how I'll do mine

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Here are the islands that will be cut to fit the curved panels
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This is the whole inside structure to be printed
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GEEK1138

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Ok, the digital side of the helmet is done, finally!

A few final tweaks...holes for cables and back lights and a channel for the breather tubes from the ribbed pipe. I'm thinking the 'fogger' for the breath venting will be mounted in the back pack, which I have yet to model

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I should have some actual printed parts to show, as soon as I figure out how best to slice it
 

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GEEK1138

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OK got most of it printed now. I'll try to do a step by step build so anyone who wants to make one can see how I did mine

I decided to split the helmet in 3...across the mid band and separate the back section
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bottom half needed a new spool...quite a large print
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and the back section
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I realised when dry fitting...it is NOT possible to fit the acrylic dome after joining the 2 halves together. so I will fit it when I have done some finishing but before the etchings and paint job.
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GEEK1138

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Thanks.
So I opted to make the inner panels by making a fibre glass copy of the inside of the helmet. First masking tape, then duct tape
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Then laying in the chop strand/polyester resin
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and ta-da...will cut it in two and finish/detail it
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Also got the front fascia panel printed...any info/pics of the mic tips/lights would be appreciated
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