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  1. Chris23's Avatar
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    Aug 10, 2017, 12:27 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #826

    Well... that wasn't my latest quote about that rubber band. As you can see above, I got rubber bands (with the seam in the middle) made out of tubes. Anyway its not that easy to find the right tubes.

    To be honest, I think the first thing everyone does, is researching the original military use (especially when it comes to Starwars. Anyway. Thank you for this Pro- Advise.

    SSG114 said: View Post
    Given how long this thread has gone on I'm surprised no one seems to have figured this out. They got them from the same place Vietnam era soldiers got them. They're cut from tire inner tubes (bicycle inner tubes work just fine, though GI's used ones from truck tires). Also, it seems that most of the M1 type helmets showing up in screen caps are Austrian M72 patterns (based on the unique double hook pattern on the chin strap). But, since it's fantastically unlikely that EVERY. SINGLE. HELMET. used in the film was of that type, it shouldn't be an issue to use another variant. If your researching props or costumes made from real world military gear, I humbly suggest researching the original military use, rather that limiting your search to looking at film /episode related info. I've found it illuminating.
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    eng621 said: View Post
    That was one of the first thoughts. But when you look at the bands they are manufactured and not cut from a tube.
    I think they are cutted. If you stretch roughly cutted ones, the look like the ones in the movies.
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    Oct 1, 2017, 6:41 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #827

    Oh well... I still can't sop working on this helmet, hahaha. Now got a cover from Canny. Wanted to adapt it a bit and I also dyed it with RIT Tan Bronce. Very happy with it.

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    Oct 2, 2017, 1:58 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #828

    canister said: View Post
    I had a miss print but the sled with the AAA battery fits and the wire work, Im printing a new one now that will hopefully print out. being tall and thin its a little tricky.
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    Availability as soon as I have ensured its a good proof of concept. I will print in batches of 10 and include the torch too.
    Any progress on this?

    Will have some spare time in the near future and the R1 helmet is definately on my ToDo list
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    Oct 3, 2017, 4:53 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #829

    Servus. I prited Canny's "old" version. You can easly fit a mini maglite into it.

    OdiWan72 said: View Post
    Any progress on this?

    Will have some spare time in the near future and the R1 helmet is definately on my ToDo list
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    Oct 4, 2017, 2:41 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #830

    Thats looking great Chris23. its come up really well!
    Sorry for the delay onall things exciting, I had a bit of a health problem but getting better. After the 17 oct if all is well you should see me kicking around here a bit more.
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    Oct 4, 2017, 3:02 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #831

    canister said: View Post
    Thats looking great Chris23. its come up really well!
    Sorry for the delay onall things exciting, I had a bit of a health problem but getting better. After the 17 oct if all is well you should see me kicking around here a bit more.
    Welcome back Canny...wish you a speedy recovery!
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    Nov 1, 2017, 3:30 PM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #832

    Hi Everyone I made a soldier helmet armour for my M1 helmet I am in the UK I saw one for sale for $125 plus shipping to the UK that will end up being around Ģ200 no I don't think so , Anyway I made one from EVA Foam just by looking at pictures I managed it coated it with wood glue then primed and painted it I wor it to a comicon recently and loads of people asked me where I got it I will post some pictures tomorrow of it but I weathered it and I think it's ok
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    Nov 2, 2017, 4:10 AM - Re: Rogue One Rebel Soldier Helmet #833

    combatkev said: View Post
    Hi Everyone I made a soldier helmet armour for my M1 helmet I am in the UK I saw one for sale for $125 plus shipping to the UK that will end up being around Ģ200 no I don't think so , Anyway I made one from EVA Foam just by looking at pictures I managed it coated it with wood glue then primed and painted it I wor it to a comicon recently and loads of people asked me where I got it I will post some pictures tomorrow of it but I weathered it and I think it's ok
    TO each his own...$125 is a VERY good deal for a finished helmet, based on a real M1!!!...canīt blame the seller for s&h / import charges

    Interested to see your approach of the blast-shield

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    are you back, alive and kicking by now?
    Still in need of your updated/ upgraded lamp for my helmet

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