Duel Visor on the cheap

iwantaxbox360

New Member
I would like you guys opinions on this method i came up with ( apologies if someone has already posted this idea)

I Just couldn't pony up another $36 buck for a duel visor and also confidential cut into it, although the result seen using 2 visors are amazing, I just didn't think i would be able to do it.

So this is what i used.

Hobby lobby bought a large piece of gold mirror card. it was about $5

Used the diagram i found on the forum ( sorry i cant remember the poster name, PM me and i will amend this post) for the duel visor 'bit'

put double sided tape across a larger section then i was cutting. Marked out the duel section, and used an exacto knife to cut thru the card and the double sided tape.

If i end up doing this i will take A LOT MORE care in cutting and will also run a black sharpie on the edges of the gold mirror card so it doesn't look to much like card.

So what do you think? - i couldn't seem to upload images here, so i have had to hosted them on the url's below..sorry

Note I still have the flim wrap on the visor so , again quaulity isn't there

Card and template - http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7544/pa190005qs9.jpg

Gold template - http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/571/pa190006wm8.jpg

Visor Pic 1 http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3107/pa190010ua3.jpg

Visor Pic 2 http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/803/pa190007ip9.jpg

Visor Pic 3 http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3411/pa190011wz2.jpg

Yes I would dearly love to do the twin visor for real.....


Steve
 

attackinglife

Jr Member
That looks pretty good. Although, don't you miss your peripheral vision? Anyway, I like the idea. I might try it myself just to save a little bit of money.
 

iwantaxbox360

New Member
attackinglife said:
That looks pretty good. Although, don't you miss your peripheral vision? Anyway, I like the idea. I might try it myself just to save a little bit of money.
Yes very true. This is especially true with the size helmet my son's is, his vision will be pretty much thru the straight ahead section.

This will ultimately be my sons choice, he can have it plain with just the visor or have this template on.

I guess just don't have the nerve to cut thru a second visor.
 
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attackinglife

Jr Member
Although it wont be the same, you could try a technique I saw posted earlier, where you use car striping tape (i think) or other similar thin tape to draw out the shape of the inner section. I believe this would turn out similar to the look of the Nightmare Armor Studios visor.
 
Very cool cheaper version. I think I may use this for my CQB, as the raised portion is very small and it would be pointless use another entire visor.
 

AoBfrost

Well-Known Member
Steve said:
I would like you guys opinions on this method i came up with ( apologies if someone has already posted this idea)

I Just couldn't pony up another $36 buck for a duel visor and also confidential cut into it, although the result seen using 2 visors are amazing, I just didn't think i would be able to do it.

So this is what i used.

Hobby lobby bought a large piece of gold mirror card. it was about $5

Used the diagram i found on the forum ( sorry i cant remember the poster name, PM me and i will amend this post) for the duel visor 'bit'

put double sided tape across a larger section then i was cutting. Marked out the duel section, and used an exacto knife to cut thru the card and the double sided tape.

If i end up doing this i will take A LOT MORE care in cutting and will also run a black sharpie on the edges of the gold mirror card so it doesn't look to much like card.

So what do you think? - i couldn't seem to upload images here, so i have had to hosted them on the url's below..sorry

Note I still have the flim wrap on the visor so , again quaulity isn't there

Card and template - http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7544/pa190005qs9.jpg

Gold template - http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/571/pa190006wm8.jpg

Visor Pic 1 http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3107/pa190010ua3.jpg

Visor Pic 2 http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/803/pa190007ip9.jpg

Visor Pic 3 http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3411/pa190011wz2.jpg

Yes I would dearly love to do the twin visor for real.....
Steve
....

I so gotta do this now.
 
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dwoo

Jr Member
How about this (to maintain transparency): Instead of the gold mirror card from Hob Lob, get a sheet of clear plastic on the stained glass aisle and a gold paint pen. Cut the clear plastic just as you did the gold card but dress the cut edges with the gold paint pen (might be nice to clean up the cut plastic edge with some sandpaper first). Adhere the plastic sheet flushly to the visor such that any glue will not show through.

The effect is to have the color of the visor show through. The only thing that should spoil that effect is the cut edge of the plastic sheet, hence the gold paint edge dressing.

disclaimer: I have not tried this myself but if someone else has one visor maybe try this to save on the cost of a second visor and still maintain their peripheral vision.

-dwoo
 

iwantaxbox360

New Member
So i finally finished the fiber-glassing and sanding down today, and was able to cut the support visor out of the helmet.

The temptation set it, and i had to put my Gold visor with my still draft version of the second visor.
What do you guys think?
 
that looks great, just made me realise what I am going to do for my helm, though you should sand that thing down and finish it up, but so far it looks great, and with the whole thing the visor actually does look like chiefs
 

AoBfrost

Well-Known Member
<3 Want

Steve that looks awsome, whenever i go shopping I'll go to my nearest hobby lobby and look for this gold sheet, I wish it matched up better, but from your pictures with the helmet and all, you cant tell from the distance.

btw it looks slightly to the right , bu tthen again you may be holdiboth with 1 hand, so...good job with the duel visor on the cheap mod, now think up of a molded armor on the cheap :p
 

iwantaxbox360

New Member
I think the pics angle plays with the view of the helmet. Everything is straight. Before i resined it, i used some tape to make all the adjustments i needed to do.

Please bear in mind that template is a VERY rough draft...on Wednesday i will put up the final pics...all being well

The helmet still need a little filler for some small holes after sanding and a final fine grade sand, then primers and a few coats. I am doing this with all the other pieces of the armor at the same time, all painting should be complete be Tuesday night, which leaves me Wednesday to fit the visor/electronics and fans to helmet.

Maybe then I can go back to earning some money!
 
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