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How To Make A Really Cool Delta Force Helmet For Less. (56k Beware)


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#1 noga

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  • Location:Florida, Palm Beach
  • Interests:Airsoft, computers, Basketball

Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:44 PM

Turn this plane Helmet

Into THIS! a-cheesy.gif

FOR LESS! a-grin.gif

Instead of getting one of these for 140usd, and its not painted.
http://airsoftatlant..._helmet_jpg.jpg

Things you need for this project.
$ = $40

Safety FIRST!
You may need a respirator or a air tight eyemaks for spray painting. Paint can coat lungs and get you sick. Sensitive eyes may need air tight goggles for safty

- Helmet of any kind that you want, I recommend finding a used one for price.
- Pray paint colors of choice
- Lint free cloths
- 600 grit sand paper
- monitor cleaner
- baby oil (non cream type)
- Painters tape
__- Fat roll of tape
__- Very skinny roll of tape
- Knife


First
Take all stickers off Helmet with a small Knife. You may have some scratches but don't worry, you'll sand then paint over those.


Seconde
Use monitor crleanor (Windex will work fine but the amonia in it may mess up plastic) with lint free cloth to take off all stickiness from skickers.


Third
Then use 600 grit sandpaper WITH monitor cleaner to sand out nicks and bumps in helmet, also gets out unprofessional plastic lines.



Forth
Use a lint free cloth with cleaner to take off the dust from sanding. Then use a little bit of the baby oil on the lint free cloth and rub it on the helmet. This will get off ALL dust and bad paint from before.



Should look like this after oil.
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Then get ALL baby oil off be for going to painting stage.

continues on post 3

Edited by noga, 26 May 2006 - 07:50 PM.

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#2 Guest_Leon Kennedy_*

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:48 PM

Nice write up.

#3 noga

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  • Location:Florida, Palm Beach
  • Interests:Airsoft, computers, Basketball

Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:59 PM

Fith: Painting
First things first SAFETY! Use respirator and goggles.


IMPORTANT: Put the cans in warm water for 10 mins before using. This helps the spray come out more evenly and not make dots. THey will float so place a heavy object on them so they sit about 2/3 of the way in.

THen get your paints ready.


Then get a piece or cardboard and spray it white. Then spray it with your colors from lightest to darkest.



Then test different color combos and how they look on it


Then use one color as your base


Then use different colors to make it how YOU WANT! (keep spray 1 foot away from helmet to keep from over coating it)


Also use cardboard with a hole to make circles and not getting it every where.


P.S. You can us tape to make it a hard line helmet like this one.

http://www.amazing3d...e/modkvlrhm.jpg

QUOTE (Leon Kennedy @ May 26 2006, 08:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice write up.


Thanks, it was fun doing this to, it looks a lot better in person, ill se if I can get a bette pic

Edited by noga, 26 May 2006 - 08:55 PM.

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#4 noga

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  • Interests:Airsoft, computers, Basketball

Posted 26 May 2006 - 08:09 PM

Heres 2 new pics, when I took them the helmet looks a little high on my hed, but it rests lower.



The colors are more visible in person
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#5 synchronicity1

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 08:21 PM

Looks good. Nice instructions too. I was just thinking of buying one of those $100.00 ones, now I don't have too!

#6 noga

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 08:27 PM

QUOTE (synchronicity1 @ May 26 2006, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks good. Nice instructions too. I was just thinking of buying one of those $100.00 ones, now I don't have too!


lol ya, pluse you can do it with what ever kind you want.

Almost forgot, put the cans in warn water for 10 mins before using. This helps the spray come out more evenly and not make dots.
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#7 noga

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  • Location:Florida, Palm Beach
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Posted 26 May 2006 - 09:34 PM

They should make this a sticky here, theres like none, another couldn't hurt.
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#8 btking

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 10:55 PM

Hate to sound mean, but it looks like crap. Sure it was doing great before you started painting, but once you started it went downhill.

1. Use non-reflective paint. Anything that shines will make you stand out in the feild.

2. Don't mae such harsh shapes in the painting. Making those white circles with cardboard was NOT a good idea.

3. Look at where the helmet will be used. You only need 3 colors maximum. If you are going to be in woodland why would you need tan and white mixed in with the green and black?

If you do another one, try brown, green, and black. Use non-reflective paint, and do it in random shapes that somewhat resemble stripes. Continue one mark, don't have a bunch of splotchy different colored spots.

#9 noga

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 11:40 PM

QUOTE (btking @ May 26 2006, 11:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hate to sound mean, but it looks like crap. Sure it was doing great before you started painting, but once you started it went downhill.

1. Use non-reflective paint. Anything that shines will make you stand out in the feild.

2. Don't mae such harsh shapes in the painting. Making those white circles with cardboard was NOT a good idea.

3. Look at where the helmet will be used. You only need 3 colors maximum. If you are going to be in woodland why would you need tan and white mixed in with the green and black?

If you do another one, try brown, green, and black. Use non-reflective paint, and do it in random shapes that somewhat resemble stripes. Continue one mark, don't have a bunch of splotchy different colored spots.


LOL, its not reflective, the flasjh just makes it look like it is and its was stuill wet, the second pic shows how its not. Also, the place I play at has light tan tree bark and the leave that fall off it are brownish tan, then theres the mud and plants that have green.

Its really quiet good in person, its more like what you said, theres not "bloches" or spots, there more like randome goops. Pluse its a powder coat, not usual military print.\

Edit: WHat white spots?

Edited by noga, 26 May 2006 - 11:51 PM.

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