X-Wing helmet project: complete!

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Bradleyfett, May 2, 2012.

  1. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Rebel Pilot Helmets (X-Wing style) of the OT:

    I need to do a little more weathering/scratching up, but I'm taking a breather for now!

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    M
     
  2. Mara Jade's Father

    Mara Jade's Father Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  3. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks- anyone want to build me a shelf unit for these??

    Mark
     
  4. Mara Jade's Father

    Mara Jade's Father Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'd do a section of grid wall with the hat rack fixtures and place them in a pattern of your choice.
     
  5. wannab

    wannab Sr Member

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    Man, that is a lot of work you pulled off there! Nice!

    Can you dish on how you finished the interiors?




    Doug
     
  6. Bandit-Jedi

    Bandit-Jedi Sr Member

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    Holy crap in a hat, that's exquisite!!

    Kudos on the completed set. Man, it just left me in awe.
     
  7. Fierfek

    Fierfek Sr Member

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    I wish I had that many helmets. Have you thought of any unique ideas for displaying them yet?
     
  8. streetjudge79

    streetjudge79 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    * that's a lot of helmets!
     
  9. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You got the whole squadron!!! :cry
     
  10. Cameron

    Cameron Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Helmet porn. Bow shake a bow bow. Awesome.
     
  11. v137a

    v137a Member

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    That's a spectacular amount of helmetry. Can't imagine how much time that took.
     
  12. zanderwitaz

    zanderwitaz Well-Known Member

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    oh my god. That is friggin epic. Mad props to you!
     
  13. zsherman

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    Holy Awesome-sauce, batman! Amazing work!
     
  14. wannab

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    Some on the surface, some on the tower -- of course! :lol

    Sorry, one too many vicodins tonight.






    Doug
     
  15. gizmo

    gizmo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You mad ba$&ard!!!
     
  16. gunnerk19

    gunnerk19 Master Member

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    Beautiful, approaching Bothanspy proportions!
     
  17. Megamicrofish

    Megamicrofish Sr Member

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    You only have 17 more than me!:angry
     
  18. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    awesome mate :) that's quite a sight!
     
  19. ywingfighter

    ywingfighter Well-Known Member

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    Wow...fantastic collection!:love
     
  20. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Been tossing around several ideas- I considered the same thing that Mara Jade's Father suggested early on; that would be my preference if this had a perminant home on a wall somewhere, but unfortunatley I don't have a space like that. Plus, this collection is meant to be displayed at conventions for the Rebel Legion costuming group; so it really needs to be dis-assembleable.

    I'm looking at either using pre-made plastic shelving units (that break down), or building something from 1/4" Sintra plastic that I can take apart.

    M
     
  21. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I used cheap ear protectors from Harbor Freight (ear cups cut off and glued inside):

    Industrial Ear Muffs

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    Then I used a piece of floor-mat from Northern Tool in the back. One mat yielded enough for all the helmets:

    Airug Anti Fatigue Floor Mat — 5ft. x 3ft. Dim. | Safety Mats | Northern Tool + Equipment

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    Then I painted everything else black.

    Since these are meant mostly for display, the goal was to put enough inside that they would look somewhat 'real'. If/when I wear any of these, I'll have to put some additional pieces of padding here and there.

    M
     
  22. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Can I use that?? :lol

    M
     
  23. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yea, I've been hearing those same lines in my head for weeks now...

    So its not just the vicodin.

    M
     
  24. DeLucks Designs

    DeLucks Designs Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    VERY impressive, and the you have set the bar
     
  25. Rikarus

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    wow! Nice work, would love to see a tutroial on how you paint and weather if you have one, getting ready to put together an X-wing pilot and build a helmet and any tips, pointer, new techiques would be most welcome!
     
  26. Mara Jade's Father

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    You can get feet for grid walls so that can stand up or even ones that are triangle shaped (3-sided) so that it does not take up a lot of space and you can display on all sides.

    You could even do your wall at home in a group of smaller grid sections and then when you need to take them on tour, you can easily pack up the smaller components, at the connnectors to holdthem together and add the feet. This way you can utilize the same display on tour and at your home.

    The other thing about the grid wall is there are other assessories like picture hooks (you can hange photo of each pilot next to the helmet, or shelves to display X-Wings or other prop/models.
     
  27. Asher40

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    These are great! Can you post some pics of the inside of a helmet?
     
  28. bothanspy

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    Bothanspy approved! (y)thumbsup(y)thumbsup
     
  29. Tom Sheldon

    Tom Sheldon Active Member

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    Great work!
    could you show more of the inside of your helmets please?
    Im building one as well and am still not sure how to do the inside.
    regards
    Tom
     
  30. mortifactor

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    I just saw this and it's awesome. How did you display them in the end? What kit was your base?

    On a related note, who makes the most accurate kit in this day and age? Been keen to do a grimey custom decaled helmet for a few years but have been put off thinking I'd have to mutilate a Vietnam era helmet for a hero. Didn't realise they were all completely vac formed anyway!
     
  31. Trooper_trent

    Trooper_trent Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Pretty sure those are Bradley's kits. :D
     
  32. Bradleyfett

    Bradleyfett Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've displayed them a few times at different events- I a bunch of 12x12x8 cardboard boxes to create two-tiered display on a table top (2 6-foot tables). I covered the boxes with some nice cloth tablecloths (orange of course!). Sometimes I put some small printed name plates in front of each one.

    Yes, these are my kits- if you are interested, PM me!

    Mark



     
  33. JediMist1138

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    I was wondering if you could give me some tips on painting X-Wing Pilot Helmets? That would be greatly appreciated.
     
  34. mortifactor

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    Does anybody know what size the helmet was in the film? I've heard the base helmet came in different sizes and assume some kit makers make theirs in bigger or smaller sizes for people to wear as a costume. Mine would just sit on display so I'm more concerned with accuracy to the film. Any ideas?
     
  35. azheat01

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    I did the same thing for mine for the ear pads, these look great!
     

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