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 My first wip and first helmet

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My first wip and first helmet
« on: Mar 15, 2020, 06:46 PM »
Recently picked up a 3d printer for the same of  restarting my kit build that hit a rut 4 years agon.

Recently finished a print using an April Storm file she offers free on her profile...

I still have a lot of work ahead of me but i guess thats why they call it a wip









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Re: My first wip and first helmet
« Reply #1 on: Mar 26, 2020, 03:23 AM »
Got home a bit early from work last night and noticed a package from amazon had arrived.
It was the adhesive i was told would work well for building and 3d prints..

With that said i got a my helmet glued up and i am one step  closer in my build.

Still needs gaps filled.
Sanded.
Primed.
Sanded.
Painted.
Visor.

Still a slower process than I would like, but it will get there.

And then I can bring you  E.R  warm or I can bring you in cold.





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Re: My first wip and first helmet
« Reply #2 on: Mar 27, 2020, 03:59 AM »
Couldn't fall back to sleep due to anxiety ...so...i started doing some bondo.  Will need sanding obviously.. filled in areas with seems or obvious larger print lines due to curves (cheek areas ) will do more sometime today  if i can manage to fall back to sleep for a bit (who am i kidding..even if i dont fall asleep ill do more, id  keep going as it is but i dont want to screw up due to tiredness)



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Re: My first wip and first helmet
« Reply #3 on: Mar 27, 2020, 02:19 PM »
Looks like a pretty clean print, fairly thick too. Do you know if it's 100% infil? Should be quite sturdy if it is. Will serve you very well.

Also, looks like you're fairly into it already so probably a bad idea to change it up now, but if you have any trouble with that bondo a good product to try for 3d prints is Smooth-On's XTC-3D. Pretty much a self-leveling epoxy coating, gives great print line fill that only needs a fairly light sanding.

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Re: My first wip and first helmet
« Reply #4 on: Mar 27, 2020, 06:32 PM »
Honestly im not sure what the infil is...i think is around 60? Maybe...? But i know its not 100%...its fairly light yet a pretty solid print..

If and when i say if i mean when...i make another helmet i maybe try the stuff you mentioned instead of the bondo...bits not horrible but i like trying options to see what works best..

I sanded from last night ..added a little more..primered....added a little more..sanded and prime red a little again today. Will still need some work  with sanding as my bonehead picked up 1500 grit and didnt pay attention till after i was already using is..  DOH!


 


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Re: My first wip and first helmet
« Reply #5 on: Mar 27, 2020, 07:12 PM »
Ah sanding is the fun part.  I actually had to go back over my finish painted bucket and re sand areas I thought I did a good enough job on in the first place.  Mine is all 3D printed and plastic welded together.  Keep up the good work!

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