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Making a movable/sliding X-Wing helmet visor?

 
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Wolfie (Crystal Bass)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Making a movable/sliding X-Wing helmet visor? Reply with quote

anyone have a good tutorial for scratch building this?

I upgraded my DI to a more accurately sized helmet but it would have a static visor with out some sort of ingenuity...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently bought a RA helmet, and notice that it uses a separate inner mechanism to accomplish this. There is a dome-shaped piece which is glued into the helmet at the top. Then there is a horizontal strip of plastic which acts as the housing for the visor. The top of the visor is riveted to this housing in 4 spots. The housing appears to be rivited to the dome on each end, which then act as pivot points. The visor can be slid up into the helmet a few inches. If you take a look at their kit, you can see what I mean.



Perhaps you can fashion something similar from a plastic bowl that is a similar curve to the inside of your helmet, and then add a strip of plastic as the housing.
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