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    Jul 13, 2011, 8:42 PM - Spartan Helmet: How can I make the hair on #1

    Hi guys...

    I want to build a Spartan Helmet, like this



    anyone knows how can I make the hair on helmet to get this way??


    sorry my poor english..


    thx..
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    Jul 13, 2011, 8:51 PM - Re: Spartan Helmet: How can I make the hair on #2

    broom brushes
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    Jul 14, 2011, 12:58 PM - Re: Spartan Helmet: How can I make the hair on #3

    From what I've seen of replica Greek & Roman crested helmets they pretty much universally use horse hair in the crests. As for how they make the crests themselves I really don't know but I think you could probably do the broom brush method and gather the horse hair into clumps that are secured at the bottom with wire, glue, or even those little corsage ampules; then you'd stick each of these little clumps close together into a base, of wood (this is the classical/traditional method) or to save weight you could use styrofoam or the green foam used for fake flower displays, with holes in them. Time consuming but probably pretty close to how they did back in the day, so to speak, and if the clumps are close enough it should look pretty good and you shouldn't be able to tell that they're just a bunch of little bundles stuck together.
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    Jul 20, 2011, 5:43 AM - Re: Spartan Helmet: How can I make the hair on #4

    They apparently used crow feathers among the hair to keep it upright in the movie.

    Check out this youtube video about 3 minutes in!

    ‪axxowii's Channel‬‏ - YouTube
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    Jul 20, 2011, 3:31 PM - Re: Spartan Helmet: How can I make the hair on #5

    wow!!!

    good idea Dougie Fett.

    I'll try do this.. mix some materials.

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