Material for Custom Clone Helmet?

ihs

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Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of completing a fan-made Episode III helmet, and am down to the padding and the visor. I can handle the padding, but am at a loss as to what to use for the visor.

Can anyone give me some insight as to where to look for this? I can cut/bend it myself, so I don't necessarily need a finished, ready-to-install visor - just a sheet of the proper material would be fine.

Thanks for any help, and I'll be sure and post some pics when it's finished.
 

division 6

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Originally posted by ihs@Mar 9 2006, 06:35 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of completing a fan-made Episode III helmet, and am down to the padding and the visor.  I can handle the padding, but am at a loss as to what to use for the visor.

Can anyone give me some insight as to where to look for this?  I can cut/bend it myself, so I don't necessarily need a finished, ready-to-install visor - just a sheet of the proper material would be fine.

Thanks for any help, and I'll be sure and post some pics when it's finished.
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Are you refering to the face plate?
I think most people use motor cycle helmet shields ot welder shields.


D6
 

ihs

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Originally posted by division 6@Mar 10 2006, 01:00 PM
Are you refering to the face plate?
I think most people use motor cycle helmet shields ot welder shields.
Perhaps face plate is the proper term - it's the part you look through that's black and looks like the material used to make sunglasses. Sorry for the confusion regarding the wording of it.

Thanks for the heads-up on the helmet/welder shields - that gives me somewhere to start. :) I'm going to hit a few hardware stores this weekend, and see what else I can find as well.
 

division 6

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Welders shield are usually used for Fett helmets.
They can be found at welding supply shops and come in diffirent shades (darkness)
However they tend to come in green, so a motorcycle helmet face shield would probably be better since they come in a wide variety of colors.

If you can't find either on you can always get some clear plastic or clear face shield and use window tint on it.

D6
 
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