‘Ello folks! Today, you get to hear about half a helmet! Yay, right? No? Ok. Well, I was able to get a base for my helmet a couple of weeks ago! I was really concerned about what I’d use for the front, it’s really unique. Either pay in the upper $100’s for a pre-done helmet, or use a Night Owl template that would need so many modifications. . . Then, I found my solution for $3 bucks on clearance, the Sabine Wren Halloween mask! It’s pretty sturdy, but the rangefinder was far too short, and had a weird plastic piece between it and the helmet. So, back to the ol’ trusty kitchen knife! It took a bit, but I kept my fingers and got the pieces off successfully. After tracing the rangefinder onto a bit of Celtec, I used E-6000 to glue it on. A bit of sanding, a little Apoxie Sculpt to fill in holes, and I now have a spiffy little rangefinder, all ready for painting! As for the helmet, (boy did I get off track!) it had some little holes used to attach the elastic strap, (which I salvaged) so they were filled in with Apoxie Sculpt as well. Then I sanded off ALL the paint, down to the purple and gray plastic. I almost wanted to keep the existing paint scheme for later reference, but I didn’t want to leave it on so the paint could chip. Off it went, and the helmet (for the moment) is ready for the rest of it to be finished. Any ideas on a cheap dome I could use? (Below $7 is cheap. Not below $20.) Tomorrow: Sintra vs Celtec.