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 Sep Ho'ban - Helmet WIP scatch build. --MK III Starts on Page 3

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**Update*** This is my WIP now

Hi everyone,

I just purchased this hardhat: http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Yellow-Non-Vented-Hard-Hat-with-Pinlock-Adjustment-CHH-P-Y12/202195393 at home depot.  My question is whether the central ridge has to be cut out, or whether I can leave it as detail and have it be approvable if I use it as the dome for a bucket from a bucket build.

Thanks in advance

Quingin

« Last Edit: Dec 12, 2017, 02:27 PM by Sep Ho'ban » Logged

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Re: Home Depot Hard Hat ridge approvable?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 16, 2017, 07:38 PM »
You can leave it. That's the same hard hat I and many others have used.

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Re: QuinGin - Helmet WIP - First bucket, and from a bucket.
« Reply #2 on: Mar 16, 2017, 09:23 PM »
Thanks! Decided to convert this into my WIP


First Progress pic!  How do I look so far?

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Re: QuinGin - Helmet WIP - First bucket, and from a bucket.
« Reply #3 on: Mar 16, 2017, 10:18 PM »
Might be a shade long. Try putting a light jacket on to get an idea of armor bulk. Might have some issues turning your head.

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Re: QuinGin - Helmet WIP - First bucket, and from a bucket.
« Reply #4 on: Mar 16, 2017, 10:19 PM »
That's good news actually! I was concerned it might be a shade short, and was thinking of setting the visor and cheeks down a little.  It'll move up a hair when I cover up the rivets inside, so should be perfect then.

Latest shot:

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Re: QuinGin - Helmet WIP - First bucket, and from a bucket.
« Reply #5 on: Mar 16, 2017, 11:51 PM »
**EDIT** -- Realized that in this pic, I do not have helmet tilted so that front is lower than back as it should be.  When I do that, the front is in contact with my nose and glasses.  I think I will need to find a new dome and start over with new buckets.  But at least I learned some things so far.

Planned Visor Cutout, also pic taken by someone else.  -- her sitting, me standing... now I am back to thinking it may be short though...

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Re: QuinGin - Helmet WIP - First bucket, and from a bucket.
« Reply #6 on: Mar 17, 2017, 06:24 AM »
do you have the hardhat crown installed? I kept it on mine and taped the templates on until I had the right size and coverage. maybe adding an narrow strip or two of the bucket material across the front of the helmet will give you the space you need for your glasses. Also before you drawn your visor in, put the helmet on and use a sharpie to draw where your sight-line is. Be sure to keep centering lines on the hardhat, it will make it easier when adding the bucket templates.
hope this helps.

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Re: QuinGin - Helmet WIP - First bucket, and from a bucket.
« Reply #7 on: Mar 17, 2017, 08:46 AM »
I already had the crown cut flush on the hardhat.  Thanks for the advice!  I have another newbie mando who I got into this with who may use what I have so far. Her cranium is not so difficult to contain.  Going scouting for domes today after I lift.  Will likely have some new progress pics later today.  Good advice on the center lines too!

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Re: QuinGin - Helmet WIP - First bucket, and from a bucket.
« Reply #8 on: Mar 17, 2017, 12:05 PM »
Alright, new domes, new buckets, 2 pics and a question
Per advice above, am leaving the flares on the hardhats this time.  Also interested in feedback about the length of the sides and front.  I think I am close.  I am about an inch longer than the standard WOF templates at present. Standard was too short above. 

My shoulders are 23 inches across, Dome 1 results in a bucket that is about 10 inches across at the base.

Dome 2 results in a bucket that is about 11 & 3/4 inches across at the base.


Please advise which dome I should use.  Thanks!

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Definately dome 1. Dome 2 reminds me of a bee-keeper.  :D

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Ok, thanks. I am leaving the flairs like you suggested.  When I am doing body work, do I need to bondo in a slope so that it slopes all the way to the edge, or can it be like a deeper brow ridge?


Base hotglued on to dome 1


How is the length looking?

Thanks!

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You keep changing the camera angles so it is difficult to know where the dome is sitting. Right now it looks like the dome it too high and the bucket needs to come up. I put the top of my bucket level with the crown flares to give it a deeper brow. Sorry if it seems like I am giving you mixed messages. If you move the bucket up then overall it seems a bit short, but when you put the second layer on there make that a bit longer. Make sure your glasses are not an issue before you get beyond this part of the process.

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The bucket right now is even with the edge of the hardhat.  I thought that part was good, so I ran a bead of e6000 on the inside a little while ago.  Right now, it fits well with my glasses. 

I need to cover up the bulges around the rim though, so I may end up making a ring of singtra that ends up squaring it all off even with the top of those, and a wedge to build up the front to be flush with that ring.  That would also mean less dome would be visible.  Does that sound good/make sense?

Like this:

 The part outlined in black would be filled in with sintra, and the top part of the line would be level and connect with the dome all the way around.

Or am I in  restart territory again?


Sorry about camera angles, taking pictures blind, and each one is the best of like 15 shots lol.

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Okay, so new progress pic with cheeks.  I know I need to trim at bottom and plan visor.
I am going to run epoxy on all the inner seams, and then peel/shave the hot glue that is currently holding things in place, then bondo




My current question is what to do about those bulges/how much dome is showing.  I pretty much need all the room that is currently in the helmet, so I can't actually move the bucket part up on the dome.  But I add a section of plastic that extends to the height of the bulges, and then a ring around the dome to level it off with that point. 

Or, would it be better to leave that much dome showing, but cut out the bulges flush, plastic on the inside, and bondo?


Thanks in advance!

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where is your sightline when you are wearing the helmet. Right now it appears to be sitting shallow, can you adjust the hard hat crown so that it fits further down on your head? here is a pic of the inside of my helmet, I dont wear glasses so I keep the crown intact. I dialed it down as far as I could.

my wife wears glasses so I removed the crown, but kept the straps. It also gives the dome a lower profile.

here is the inside of her helmet.

sorry to take so long to reply. I know you are excited to keep this project moving.
Are you also posting this on your clan forum? they will be able to help you as well. they might even have an armor party coming up.

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