Something about a bucket of coffee? I dunno, I'm redefining tenuous puns.
Anyway this time I'm constructing the vent.
Originally Posted 04-Oct-2008
Tiny update, I still have none of the proper materials at my new house but decided I wanted to carry on anyway.
With no printer I had to construct the keyslot pieces using a pencil, ruler and set-square. It took forever.
After that It took me ages cutting out the delicate vent piece. Going over each line several times very gently.
Its worth doing this slowly to get those sharp, square edges.
These are all the pieces necessary, the frame has an extra bit of trim so it will attach to the rest of the helmet.
Unlike the rest of the build for this I had to use Uhu glue. It left the piece a bit scrappy, not generally how I like to do things. Hopefully with a bit more work I can tidy it up.
Note: remember when wetting and bending the vent, the good (best looking) side should be the inside curve.
That's all for now