Halo Reach CQB

electricknite

Member
I've been looking for an excuse to get into casting. I have plans to build all of Noble team and want to build and cast all of their helmets.. and guns and ammo... (also I'm in Calgary!)
 

RomanW

Member
Beauty! Well, if you want to practice, my offer still stands lol! I just have to finish it first...
 

RomanW

Member
Hey everyone, sorry it's been taking me so long to finish this helmet... I'm just wondering how many people have used the rondo method on the interior of their helmets before adding the padding, and electronics? I remember seeing Cerealkiller doing it on his stuff, but that was the only place.

I'm also half tempted to run my wiring for the LED's and then rondo overtop of them...

Would love to hear your thoughts!

- Roman
 

TurboCharizard

RMO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
I'm also half tempted to run my wiring for the LED's and then rondo overtop of them...
I'm in the camp of accessible wires for just in case issues and reworks. My usual method is using thin strips of craft foam superglued down as staples to route the wires and keep them in the right position. There's probably a better way but this works for me so far.
 

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
I've used Rondo in my helmet. It smooths out all the rough spots, covers up any imperfections, adds mores stability and rigidity to the over integrity of the helmet and yes......more weight. As far as Rondoing over your wiring.......I would advise against it. Remember, the Rondo produces heat....and the wires used are thin gauge as is the sheath......I don't know what the result would be. Also if you had to do some rewiring for whatever reason......it would be impossible.
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Sorry I missed your build. I'm tuned in now and it looks like I have some reading to do. :D

Rondo Tip: Rondo runs.. a lot. It is messy. Should be done after fiberglass and before bondo. Otherwise you will risk this stuff getting on your nice bondo'd surface and rondo is as tough as concrete. If you rondo now be very careful.
Maybe even mix a tiny amount and "pretend" to rondo the inside helmet by rondoing the inside of a cup with some holes poked in it.

Wiring Tip: I don't know how many times I've solder a circuit, installed it in my helmet only to find out that something went wrong (despite working perfectly before putting it in). So, I would not rondo over your wires. I use black ducktape over them for a strong hold and a stylish color.

Great work so far!!!
 
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RomanW

Member
Awesome, thanks for the feedback. Being a mechanic, I'm fairly experienced with wiring, but it still doesn't hurt to see what other people have experienced, experimented with!

What about 'brushing' the rondo on, instead of the usual 'swishing' I've seen?
 

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
It depends on the mix.....I follow PerniciousDuke's formula and it gets a nice consistency that will swish.....but even then if you need to.....yes you can brush it......just know that whatever you use.....will end up in the garbage.
 

PerniciousDuke

RXO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
What about 'brushing' the rondo on, instead of the usual 'swishing' I've seen?
I brush it on. I mix 50/50 unless I want it runnier or thicker. The problem is that even with plenty of both hardeners it still takes a while to set. In that time it will run. Even if you think it won't, which is why I recommended pretending to do something similar to a helmet shape first like a cup with holes in it.
 
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