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PostSubject: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2011 1:21 pm

Well guys, as promised here are better pics. While not the best lid ever out there, it's pretty neat, and it's kinda cool to have a lid in the right material (even with the colour not matching the real lids).

One thing that bothers me is how much was trimmed off the cap'n'back on the forehead, but I really can't do much about it I guess. Apart from that it'll be fun painting and weathering that baby I'm sure, I'll keep you guys updated Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2011 1:28 pm

Here it is sitting among his mates (for comparison)
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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2011 1:30 pm

looks like my webserver is acting up again, if you don't see the pics, try again later... sorry Sad
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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2011 2:19 pm

Is that the CFO Helmet top right?

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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 28, 2011 2:21 pm

yep.

From left to right, top to bottom:
TM Hero, CAP High Gloss signature lid, CFO ROTJ,
Vaj SFS prototype, DA, TE HDPE, TM Stunt, CAP-W
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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 30, 2011 7:48 pm

Nice collection Dan- it is amazing to see all of those together and pick out the subtle differences.
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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 30, 2011 10:19 pm

The Vaj and the TM are so close mate. Very nice collection and well presented .really nice to see some of if not all the top makers together and very well made.

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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 01, 2011 6:51 pm

two more pics:

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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 01, 2011 10:01 pm

All the hdpe kits I've seen from this run all seem to be over trimmed on the forehead of the back and cap. It does limit the overall look of the finished kit but iirc the maker was trying to make them all look like the move along trooper.

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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 02, 2011 3:08 pm

While I'll have to wait for some tube stripe stencils to arrive before I can finish the outside and start weathering this bucket, I'm pretty happy with how the inside looks already:

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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 02, 2011 3:46 pm

And just for the heck of it, another pic of the lid with the middle teeth cutouts toned down a bit
(I wasn't too happy with the overtrimming I did to get a long middle tooth... it didn't work and it made the helmet look soft there, so I added back some of the return edge I cut off and touched it up with the same white paint used for the rest of the lid)

It is minor, but makes it look much better IMO

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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 02, 2011 4:23 pm

It was definitely great to see the natural chipping occur up close.

Share the "professional" paintjob technique with the community, bro! :D Wink

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yep, I "professionally" hosed that bad mother with an entire can of white paint with no waiting time between coats, then moved the lid around to shift all the paint runs the way I wanted them, more or less... worked out pretty well in the end! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 02, 2011 6:08 pm

R2Dan wrote:
While I'll have to wait for some tube stripe stencils to arrive before I can finish the outside and start weathering this bucket, I'm pretty happy with how the inside looks already:

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I love what you have done with the inside here Dan - sweet Smile

Are you going to add a chin strap?

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PostSubject: Re: My HDPE lid pulled by some guy   My HDPE lid pulled by some guy I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 02, 2011 6:09 pm

Yep, definitely - I was going to add the one you sent me with the strapping kit, but it seems my kit is short of a helmet strap actually Wink

I'll just have to come up with one myself... hehe
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Sorry Dan I can send you the bits you need if you like..

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nah it's cool - I should still have some elastic and it won't hurt to have a few snaps lying around
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Awesome refurb Dan. The inside is indistinguishable from an original. My HDPE lid pulled by some guy 559234
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looks like I'll be able to finish this lid off tomorrow, and then it's going to have to look for a new home... I need space and funds for another project, so my girlfriend won't kill me... pale
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finished the lid off today and it's up for sale... it's not a bad lid, but it has tough competition in my collection, and something's gotta go.
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Can never have too many Lids Dan... lol
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