for anybody still looking for a base helmet, I found a source that seems to carry the correct helmet for a decent price (And it comes with a liner!) http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/m1-style-steel-helmet.aspx
To me, that blue looks like it rubbed off from something else. It's hard to determine for sure. If we saw it more throughout the helmet or showing up on other helmets, then I think it is a safer speculation to save it was base blue.
I would also be willing to bet that the helmet in the photo had bands on it. See the wear? I encountered that sort of issue as I moved my bands from one position to the other.
If you disagree.. well, make your helmet how you like it. Then we are all happy.
Hell, there are still people painting them army green.. if they like it, more power to 'em.
Here is what I have decided to do for the lamp mounting system.
Using a magnetic badge holder, some self sticking craft foam, and some two sided tape, I made this part:
It mounts to a piece of metal that for now is just wrapped and suspended using black duct tape:
The result is this:
I have not finished the lamp as I have not finalized the decision for the light source:
I am still waiting on a mini light. I have a bore lamp which I can easily clip inside the helmet but the neck is easily seen. Although it's not awful:
Also, a little bit of the wife's clear nail polish really helps sell the glass lens look:
Last edited by Mara Jade's Father; 2 Weeks Ago at 4:30 AM.
Boom the nail polish is a great extra.
I've been looking at the extra picture of the Rogue helmets on set, and noticed a couple of things.
The torch has slipped so is inline with the bottom edge of the helmet. Marked with an arrow below.
The torch appears to be held in place with just a bent piece of wire. This wire sits behind the blast shield. Because its slipped down in this photo, its visible.
The cable/wire around the helmet strap appears to be some sort of headphone wire cut off. Number 1 shows where the wire is cut off. Number 2 shows the 'hexagon' shaped body.
I noticed the bent wire lamp support when that image was first posted. For a long time, it was going to be my personal method for mounting the lamp. However I started to get concerned with a few things such as the best way to secure the wire frame in the helmet. Would it move around a lot? Also I have some ideas about replacing the lamp with a 3D print or even a metal lathed body. So I was concerned about drilling into future lamps and also if the internals would be damaged with drilling holed into the side. Like I said, I am more an idealized prop replica builder so I wanted to go with simple and functional especially since the mount is not a very visible detail.
Nice work. Do you hace a sewing pattern for the fabric cover?