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TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet Kit

Re: TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet Kit

Postby Spack » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:39 am

Angelwing wrote:I think we need a pic of you wearing it now :D

Here's one, but without the final lenses in so you can just about see my eyes.

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Will post up another one when it's complete :)

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Re: TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet Kit

Postby Darklighter » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:31 pm

Angelwing wrote:I think we need a pic of you wearing it now :D


That would be awesome... I have to hide this thread for my little one as I'd never hear the end of it until I built him a helm.
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Re: TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet Kit

Postby Angelwing » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:54 pm

Huzzah!
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Re: TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet Kit

Postby Spack » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:45 pm

The bubble lenses arrived!

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Annoying ly I've got glue on them, and they need cleaning and polishing after getting them mounted, but now it looks more like a TIE helmet from the movies.

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Re: TIE Fighter Pilot Helmet Kit

Postby Spack » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:08 pm

One thing that bothered me about this helmet is the resin ear disks. This week I managed to get some aluminium disks (from The Aluminium Falcon) and have now replaced them.

First a close up of the existing resin disk that was held in place the machine screw that holds the ear on.

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The aluminium are the same size.

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I decided to mount these over the screws, so first drilled out the back enough for the screw head to fit into so that the disk would sit flush.

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The disks were then glued into place. I'm much happier with these, and now match how they looked in the movies.

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