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 PI Helmet - Vanguard

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PI Helmet - Vanguard
« on: Apr 14, 2021, 10:23 AM »
I finally pulled the trigger! Honestly, I expected the helmet to be the last armor piece I bought/created due to my indecision on designs and lack of knowledge in sizing a helmet. As fate would have it, it turned out to be the first. This is the Vanguard by Alter Ego Armory (printed by a 3rd party).

There are some minor printing issues that I was aware of when purchasing and will give me more practice with bondoing/sanding

But it fits perfectly! (with a small hand towel on my head)

As you can tell, I am in no way excited about this haha

« Last Edit: Apr 14, 2021, 10:27 AM by vershnekit » Logged

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Re: PI Helmet - Vanguard
« Reply #1 on: Apr 14, 2021, 11:54 AM »
Man...... Alter Ego makes/designs such excellent custom Mando bucket designs - the best I have seen by far.

Looking forward to seeing this come together.

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Re: PI Helmet - Vanguard
« Reply #2 on: Apr 14, 2021, 02:24 PM »
nice fit, looking forward to seeing it finished.

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Re: PI Helmet - Vanguard
« Reply #3 on: Apr 22, 2021, 09:02 PM »
First round of bondo and sanding complete. Those front vents were tricky.

I've already rebondo'ed the problem areas and will post a shot of the repaired misprinted area in the back once it is up to specification. I'm leaning toward spraying primer/filler once bondo'ing the back part is finished in order to get an idea of where else needs work.

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Re: PI Helmet - Vanguard
« Reply #4 on: Apr 25, 2021, 06:32 PM »
I've bondo'ed and sanded about 4 times and I wanting to give primer spray a try.

Here are over-under pictures of the printing error and the bondo repair.

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Re: PI Helmet - Vanguard
« Reply #5 on: Apr 26, 2021, 01:22 AM »
That's a really good repair job there. It must feel good to get that out of the way!

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Re: PI Helmet - Vanguard
« Reply #6 on: Apr 26, 2021, 03:07 PM »
Yeah hit it with a filler primer should help fill more small missed spots with the bondo as well

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Re: PI Helmet - Vanguard
« Reply #7 on: Apr 28, 2021, 07:14 PM »
Thank you all for the comments! Followed my heart and hit it with Primer spray. Definitely a lot of print lines to hit but also made me happy to see where I need to focus some attention.


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Re: PI Helmet - Vanguard
« Reply #8 on: Apr 29, 2021, 11:59 AM »
Looking good man!

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Re: PI Helmet - Vanguard
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2021, 05:35 PM »
What material did you go with?

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Re: PI Helmet - Vanguard
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2021, 10:07 PM »
What material did you go with?

The helmet was printed with PLA, touched up with bondo, and sprayed with Rustoleum filler/primer

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Re: PI Helmet - Vanguard
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2021, 09:48 PM »
I was sad to find out that my helmet wasn't up to code because of the missing keyslots. I had misinterpreted the CRLs, but as my favorite TV painter would say "We don't make mistakes, we just have happy accidents". I started making plans to create my own when a clanmate came through for me with a collaborated design then printed and shipped me these beauties within a week.

And here they are mounted. Forgive the rough appearance. They are only glued in at this point but the picture makes it look worse than it is.

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