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Rubies Supreme gets "Ugly Betty" makeover !
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Author:  No Humor Man [ Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:46 am ]
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I can't believe that's a Rubies Supreme... that's too cool! :cheers

Mind if I merge it with your WIP thread?

Author:  Darth Niob [ Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:02 pm ]
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Stunning :eek

Author:  No Humor Man [ Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:29 am ]
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illbethere1 wrote:
Hi NHM, sure you can merge it... It's only fitting. Also just wondering if you could add the last bottom frontal shot with the flash to the Vader list ..... Many thanx


Don't think we've added many reworks of helmets before... though we do have a few DP DLX copies on the list. Got a name for it, so people will know it's yours project when hearing the name?

Author:  chefhawk [ Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:08 am ]
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Im more than impressed, im bold over, but confused.
First of is the dome the original dome and also is it a fiberglass copy as the interior looks like fiberglass.?
How did you get the ridge to look as ggod as that?

Did you do your own paintwork and if you did, could you give some more info on that.


Author:  CSMacLaren [ Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:51 am ]
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I don't follow on the "stucco" (in quotes). Is it fiberglass lined in the interior or a house stucco thing? I was told that the heat from an FG application could potentially melt the Rubie's plastic.

Author:  CSMacLaren [ Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:06 pm ]
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I see. I had some of the same conclusions. So if I understood you correctly, you're saying you only modified the sides of the mid strip and flattened the surface instead of grinding the whole thing off and sculpting a new mid strip? My concerns was that I'd cut the helmet in two -- or make it dangerously thin. If the material underside failed to weld properly, the helmet could break in half if dropped or stressed.

Author:  CSMacLaren [ Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:36 am ]
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illbethere1 wrote:
Sorry for not clarifying it too well. I should of said leveling WITH FILLER on both sides of the stock strip from front to back feather-edging off the dome sides to blend in. I thought about reinforcing underneath and grinding on top too but messing with the structural aspect is just trouble and just way too much work. So basically the whole helmet was never cut into, its just one big sculpt. Now the mask is a whole diffrent story.....

Ohhhhhh. So you didn't actually remove any material from the mid strip.. you just accented its edges and kept it at its original width? I just re-examined the photos, and just noticed the photography angle played a part in making the strip look narrow.

Author:  chefhawk [ Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:52 am ]
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Amazing work on the dome,most impressive.
What type of paint and lacqure did you use?
was it from a can or was from a compressor and gun?

sorry for all the questions but its because im really impressed with the finish on this helmet.


Author:  CGClone [ Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:09 pm ]
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WOW! INcredible work! If I saw that without an explanation, I wouldnt be guessing it was a Rubies Supreme...holy cow!

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