STORMTROOPER HELMET VENTS

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by TK-2067, May 5, 2006.

  1. TK-2067

    TK-2067 Well-Known Member

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    i had a problem with my helmet , fogging up and really hot inside , so this is what i did to my helmet . i cut out the side peices and placed fans behind, on one side it draws air in , the other is an exaust fan. it worked..... any thoughts ? thanks rod
     
  2. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    My thought is... that's very smart..
     
  3. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Yes indeedy, very cool idea. I've seen people do it with the traps in back as well.
     
  4. GeneralMayhem

    GeneralMayhem Sr Member

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    Great idea, but is it OK by 501st standards?
     
  5. TK-2067

    TK-2067 Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(GeneralMayhem @ May 6 2006, 03:34 AM) [snapback]1239287[/snapback]</div>
    lol i really dont care if it is .. if they dont like i can always resign. lol
     
  6. SHalamar

    SHalamar Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(GeneralMayhem @ May 5 2006, 08:34 PM) [snapback]1239287[/snapback]</div>
    Why wouldn't it be? As long as it LOOKED right externally.
     
  7. Darthmagpie

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    I did the same thing, only i also put the screen behind it(can't tell if you did). Works great.

    501 Standards? Are they that strict?.
     
  8. TK-2067

    TK-2067 Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(SHalamar @ May 6 2006, 03:45 AM) [snapback]1239291[/snapback]</div>
    Why wouldn't it be? As long as it LOOKED right externally.
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    exactly my thoughts , it still has the same look , but got rid of the cheap looking stickers and cut and painted to look somewhat the same as before.
     
  9. GeneralMayhem

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(SHalamar @ May 5 2006, 11:45 PM) [snapback]1239291[/snapback]</div>
    Why wouldn't it be? As long as it LOOKED right externally.
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    Just not sure what the guidelines for "screen accurate" armor entail.
     
  10. TK-2067

    TK-2067 Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(GeneralMayhem @ May 6 2006, 03:49 AM) [snapback]1239296[/snapback]</div>
    Why wouldn't it be? As long as it LOOKED right externally.
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    Just not sure what the guidelines for "screen accurate" armor entail.
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    i doint think they are that sticky on that. but if they were , my comfort , while wearing this , is more important than guide lines. i appreciate your thoughts though, thanks rod
     
  11. exoray

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    Well the 501st has two classifications depending on the event, neither of the two is "screen accurate" to the extent that this forum holds... There is the official LFL events (Formal) suits they are required to be more accurate armor and include parts seen on screen, no flair... Then there is the every day events (Informal) these costumes can be much more creative and have the extras...

    The 501st stance is "modification of these costumes within the confines of decency" so I guessing that the cutting of vents wouldn't be deemed "indecent" :lol It's more of a keep it family orientated code...

    You can read the official wording here...

    http://www.501st.com/documents/501stcharter.htm#ArtVII
     
  12. GeneralMayhem

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(exoray @ May 6 2006, 12:04 AM) [snapback]1239304[/snapback]</div>

    Thanks for clearing that up. I wanted to be sure, since I keep getting more and more customers who are in the 501st, and I like to know what's allowed for them and what's not.
     
  13. Clutch

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    I would say if the bobblehead fx buckets are ok by the 501st, then some vents would be just fine. Hehe.
     
  14. stormtrooperguy

    stormtrooperguy Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    another ventilation thing is to drill 4 small holes under the eye, right above the teardrop.

    you can see them in these photos if you look at the full sized ones:

    http://tk7602.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=119&pos=56
    http://tk7602.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=119&pos=146

    i think this might be unique to the rotj suits... there was one at the LFL presidio office that had the holes, and one at the museum of science exhibit that also had them.

    the mos one might not be screen used, but the one at presidio probably was, just judging by the filthy, broken, yellowed condition it was in :)

    i've been thinking about doing that on mine to give me a bit more air.
     
  15. SethB6025

    SethB6025 Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty positive that the MOS suit is a set of the SE armor.
     
  16. Darth Kahnt

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    Myself and TK-427 did a couple of events yesterday and he said that the new vents made a HUGE difference.
     

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