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 Marimov helmet

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Re: Marimov helmet
« Reply #15 on: Sep 23, 2021, 10:52 AM »
Ok, thanks for that! I like to collect different methods and see what Iíll like best when the time comes.

Sorry to hijack your thread Marimov, I will keep following  your work here for sure.
No problem at all! I'm learning a ton from this as well. I didn't really know anything about paints, nor did I know what I didn't know, before I started doing this project. So all this info is really helpful to me.

Also, thank you all for the advice and comments. Right now, I'm just waiting on more primer to fix the helmet more and also planning how to do detail work and whether to use a brush with acrylic or spray paint (mainly how to do a 7th fleet emblem on the forehead, a chiss one on one of the rounded earcaps, and also what to do/where to paint the cheeks).

I'm also looking at different methods to make a mirrored tinted visor since, unfortunately, Kalevala's doesn't seem to be open at the moment. I think I'll probably buy a replacement welding visor and a role of window tint from amazon, but the role feels like overkill because I'll never use it all. I'm having trouble finding a purple mirrored tint anywhere though, so if anyone knows a place to get that, I'm all ears. Otherwise I'll just go with my original plan of red until I find a purple one.

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Re: Marimov helmet
« Reply #16 on: Sep 23, 2021, 12:43 PM »
You can get cellophane sheets off of Amazon for a decent price and use that roll of window tint to make your own colored visor.

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Re: Marimov helmet
« Reply #17 on: Oct 15, 2021, 01:42 PM »
Here is the latest update and where it will probably stay for a while (it's getting a bit cold to be able to properly paint where I live... not to mention the 100% humidity).





To-do list:
1. go back and repaint the lower cheeks where the tape was.
2. clean up and put another coat on the red stripes on the earcaps.
3. make new antennas.
4. add more of the window tint (after fixing the bubbles there right now) to completely obscure the inside of the helmet.
5. add 7th fleet sigil on forehead, possibly chiss symbol on earcap, and possibly a few other red or purple highlights around the helmet.
6. think of some greebles to put in the ugly empty space beneath the earcaps and behind the fins (I am aware there are still layer lines in that negative space, I didn't worry about it too much since I always planned on putting something there. Now I just need to figure out what).
7. put padding on the inside to keep it in place and prevent my nose from being pressed against the visor as seen in the last picture.
As always, any ideas, comments, or advise is appreciated!



You can get cellophane sheets off of Amazon for a decent price and use that roll of window tint to make your own colored visor.
Thanks a ton for the advice! I did wind up going with the welding visor for a few reasons. Mainly, it seamed sturdier than the cellophane (it's keeping itself in place with tension right now) and it also seemed like it would do better at preventing it from fogging up (I got one with anti fog coating on it). I might still go back and get some cellophane later on to add to the tint and experiment with the effects of different colors though (and also if the tint isn't quite blocking the inside of the helmet like it was supposed to).

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Re: Marimov helmet
« Reply #18 on: Oct 15, 2021, 05:21 PM »
The cellophane is added with tint to a visor. Itís too flimsy otherwise.

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Re: Marimov helmet
« Reply #19 on: Oct 15, 2021, 06:05 PM »
Ooohhh... sorry, I misunderstood earlier then. That makes more sense. I found purple window tint either way, so it works now, but I might go back later and get a lighter shade of purple or maybe red cellophane to play around with the color. On that note, there's no rule against having two different colors on the visor is there? I'm not sure how it'd look if you could or how practical the application would be, but now that I thought of it, I'm curious.

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Re: Marimov helmet
« Reply #20 on: Oct 16, 2021, 01:38 AM »
Ooohhh... sorry, I misunderstood earlier then. That makes more sense. I found purple window tint either way, so it works now, but I might go back later and get a lighter shade of purple or maybe red cellophane to play around with the color. On that note, there's no rule against having two different colors on the visor is there? I'm not sure how it'd look if you could or how practical the application would be, but now that I thought of it, I'm curious.
Iíve never seen it myself but I donít see anything against it in the crls as long as it is done in a quality manner.

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