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    Apr 6, 2017, 10:26 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #676

    Mr Mold Maker said: View Post

    A few good screen caps. Canister did an awesome job modeling with the little reference he had. It looks like the holes need to be drilled a little bigger, and the back piece needs to protrude a little more but those are pretty easy fixes I think! In the last picture.. you can see a few spots where a little paint has chipped off.. I've circled the main one, and you can see the base color. Is it blue or is it green? Is the dress white or gold??

    I'll let you guys figure it out...
    Good eye. Looks blue to me. I've also been told there were cast in light grey (poly plastiflex).
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    Apr 6, 2017, 11:03 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #677

    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
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    Apr 6, 2017, 11:03 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #678

    Mr Mold Maker said: View Post
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    I've circled the main one, and you can see the base color. Is it blue or is it green? Is the dress white or gold?? ...

    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.
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    Apr 6, 2017, 11:22 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #679

    LDR said: View Post
    Good eye. Looks blue to me. I've also been told there were cast in light grey (poly plastiflex).
    I was told blue, and rubber.. but I can understand how someone holding it could confuse a soft resin for a rubber. I actually switched to 65D when I picked up on the flex the helmets had.


    Mara Jade's Father said: View Post
    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.
    That is just the area that sticks out the most. If you looks at the bottom edge, by the left (our view) side of the top hole, and a few scattered areas.. you can see that same blue tone. That circled area is just the most prominent to me. I am still almost certain they were basecoated in blue. It's just now I have a better idea of what blue..

    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.
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    Apr 6, 2017, 5:40 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #680

    Moreorless37 said: View Post
    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
    Thank you for posting this! I've been looking all over for a Vietnam-era pot with liner at this price and hadn't found anything!
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    Apr 6, 2017, 7:33 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #681

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    If you disagree.. well, make your helmet how you like it. Then we are all happy.
    It really doesn't matter to me, just trying to keep open to possibilities. I don't replicate props based on the way they are built. I'm more of an idealized builder.

    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:

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    It mounts to a piece of metal that for now is just wrapped and suspended using black duct tape:
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    The result is this:
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    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:
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    Also, a little bit of the wife's clear nail polish really helps sell the glass lens look:
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    Apr 6, 2017, 9:19 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #682

    Boom the nail polish is a great extra.
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    Apr 7, 2017, 8:56 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #683

    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.
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    Apr 7, 2017, 2:04 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #684

    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.
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    Apr 20, 2017, 9:04 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #685

    Nice work. Do you hace a sewing pattern for the fabric cover?
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    Apr 21, 2017, 8:07 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #686

    you can find the run for the fabric cover here
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    Nice work. Do you hace a sewing pattern for the fabric cover?
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    May 1, 2017, 11:08 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #687

    I've started mine at last! Trimmed and sanded it.

    So how have people attached the shield to the helmet itself? Mines quite loose. If you turn the helmet upside down it will fall off.

    Any suggestions?

    My shield is also a little wide at the sides, can you heat this stuff up and re-shape?
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    May 1, 2017, 7:24 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #688

    LDR said: View Post
    I've started mine at last! Trimmed and sanded it.

    So how have people attached the shield to the helmet itself? Mines quite loose. If you turn the helmet upside down it will fall off.

    Any suggestions?

    My shield is also a little wide at the sides, can you heat this stuff up and re-shape?
    Once I have everything done to the helmet, I plant to take a patch of velcro and attach it on the back of the helmet and maybe a smaller patch at the front for stability. I also have some old bike helmet fitting foam that I can add if I need to.

    If you have gaps on the side like me, I opted to leave them. I noticed when I played around with trying to reshape it to fit the sides, the gaps transfer to the front/back which looks worse.
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    May 1, 2017, 11:44 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #689

    LDR said: View Post
    I've started mine at last! Trimmed and sanded it.

    So how have people attached the shield to the helmet itself? Mines quite loose. If you turn the helmet upside down it will fall off.

    Any suggestions?

    My shield is also a little wide at the sides, can you heat this stuff up and re-shape?
    I ended up attaching two snaps to each side of the blast shield. I put the snap through a piece of plastic and then glued that to the shield. The other side of the snap is attached to the fabric cover. I marked where the snaps went by first gluing them on the shield and then putting a dab of paint on them, fitting it how I liked on the helmet and then the paint transferred to the fabric. That was my mark for the other half of the snap. Works pretty slick and holds nice and tight.

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    May 2, 2017, 12:25 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #690

    I know it's a little late in the game at this point, but whatever. I just saw something very, VERY similar to this band. Unfortunately, the one I saw was too small for this application, but it looks like a rubber seal or gasket. The one I saw was for a 1940's Mercedes headlamp. Like I said, it was too small to fit around an M1, but there might be a larger one somewhere that fits the bill. The trouble would be finding it.

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    Alex, I can't say I believe it's ANY kind of automotive belt. I've grown up around race cars my whole life, been in and out of the mechanics trade and I've never seen a belt close to that. Here is another pic stolen from Star Wars.com

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0bfd07c48e.jpg


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    May 2, 2017, 1:50 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #691

    Nice work great plan.

    Psicorp7 said: View Post
    I ended up attaching two snaps to each side of the blast shield. I put the snap through a piece of plastic and then glued that to the shield. The other side of the snap is attached to the fabric cover. I marked where the snaps went by first gluing them on the shield and then putting a dab of paint on them, fitting it how I liked on the helmet and then the paint transferred to the fabric. That was my mark for the other half of the snap. Works pretty slick and holds nice and tight.

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    May 2, 2017, 2:35 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #692

    thanks for the replies guys, this is a great help!

    Sorry if i've PM'ed people i didnt get an email to say these posts had been made...so sorry for the nagging!
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    May 2, 2017, 3:10 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #693

    All good mate, Just replied to your pm. great solution to the torch MJF.
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    May 4, 2017, 6:07 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #694

    Well I got a band today (in the UK). Looks and fits nicely. Not perfect as its got a texture, and is stuck together at one point.
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    Noticed the screen used one has a profile (unlike the poster version).
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    May 7, 2017, 3:04 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #695

    Looking aweosme!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jun 2, 2017, 4:25 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #696

    Got my blast shield today and started to paint it. But I am not sure with the color and the gloss rate. Shall it stay that matt finished? After adding a metallic layer I added the space tone and a very thin and sloppy looking black layer to make it a little bit darker. Didn't do any weathering so far. The one you see was made by accident and I considered to keep it. Any recommendations are very much appreciated.

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    2 Weeks Ago  Jun 3, 2017, 12:11 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #697

    The rubber helmet band may be a drive belt for something like a vacuum cleaner? Also in Vietnam some guys would make a helmet band out of a bicycle inner tube.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jun 5, 2017, 8:20 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #698

    Cheap source for rubber helmet bands-

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/helmet-...nd/p/X1-36384/
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jun 6, 2017, 7:19 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #699

    TheMechanic said: View Post
    Cheap source for rubber helmet bands-

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/helmet-...nd/p/X1-36384/
    I'm have no luck with that link


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    2 Weeks Ago  Jun 6, 2017, 3:24 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #700

    Weird, link won't work. Just go to doversaddlery.com and look for rubber helmet bands.

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