Material for Custom Clone Helmet?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by ihs, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. ihs

    ihs Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  2. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Are you refering to the face plate?
    I think most people use motor cycle helmet shields ot welder shields.


    D6
     
  3. ihs

    ihs Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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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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