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Mandalorian Armor => Helmets => Topic started by: Cer'jo Aclos on Nov 08, 2007, 08:46 PM

Title: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Cer'jo Aclos on Nov 08, 2007, 08:46 PM
Just wondering what the inside of everyone's helmet looks like, here's mine:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v685/DSONE/Insidemybucket.jpg)
On the side and on the back are my 2 fans. One to blow cool air in, and one in the back to vent the hot air. In the front of my helmet I have the microphone for my voice amp. The helmet liner is from a hard hat. My head barely fits in there right now, ha ha  :D.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 08, 2007, 10:26 PM
(http://bigjononline.com/photo/albums/jon_mando/normal_DSC01751.JPG)

Two fans, one on each ear, craft ring installed around the back, and a switch for the fan.

So far I've determined that the fans don't do jack squat for me...and they're just too loud to hear.  My switch came unglued at Halloween this year...I'm contemplating just pulling the whole fan system out.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Apollo Falco on Nov 08, 2007, 11:04 PM
They probably don't do a whole lot where you have them positioned. Fans generally need a source of cool air to make any difference, so a better place to put them might be on your keyholes (they appear to be drilled out).
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Brisk Arper Vok'chi on Nov 09, 2007, 05:29 AM
i'll be wiring my fans up the same as your cerjo...it will vent out the warm air through the key hold and draw cool air in from the underneath!!! good job guys...my inside doesnt have any electric at the moment..i ripped the mp3 system out to use the comm links at CM12...i doubt i'll put it back in now...to much trouble!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 09, 2007, 08:25 AM
They probably don't do a whole lot where you have them positioned. Fans generally need a source of cool air to make any difference, so a better place to put them might be on your keyholes (they appear to be drilled out).
Problem is putting them there would EAT my hair.  I will tell you that the place they NEED to be is right on the top with a hole on the top of the helmet.  It's not really about the air coming in...but more or less evacuating the 100 degree air building up in the dome.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Nov 09, 2007, 09:23 AM
(http://mandalorianmercs.org/misc/helmet.jpg)

2 fans, voice amp, RF servo + RC controller board.  The Mand'alor helmet will probably have more in it.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Sarim Thiri on Nov 09, 2007, 09:44 AM
Woah Novall, yours looks high-tech  ;D
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Brisk Arper Vok'chi on Nov 09, 2007, 09:54 AM
yeah...our mand'alor's buy'ce acctually looks how i imagine the inside of a "real" bucket would look
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Nov 09, 2007, 10:07 AM
I likes the high tech thingies =D  It makes it feel more realistic...and makes everything easier to keep up.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Brisk Arper Vok'chi on Nov 09, 2007, 10:12 AM
yeah man...the high tech look rules...i cant wear my helemt any more without physically missing the comm link i was lending off the guys at CM12...i gotta do up my helmet or get another and tech it out!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Sarim Thiri on Nov 09, 2007, 12:51 PM
So do I, love when effort is made on things that no one will ever see. Also, if it's realistic to wear it'll without a doubt become easier to endure for a longer time than if it feels unreal to yourself.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Cer'jo Aclos on Nov 09, 2007, 02:03 PM
Problem is putting them there would EAT my hair.

That's why I started wearing a du-rag (durag?) underneath my helmet, I was thinking of wearing a balaclava but it seems like that would just make me even more hot.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jarad Lan on Nov 09, 2007, 02:20 PM
I'm bucketless............
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Firespray31 on Nov 09, 2007, 05:59 PM
ditto... :'(
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Biohazard on Nov 09, 2007, 08:03 PM
I've got a picture coming. Hold on. Might take an hour or so.  ;D
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Gabrin Kinoda on Nov 09, 2007, 10:56 PM
I have a big square of foam in the top of mine. That's it. Aren't you impressed??   ;D
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Ca'tra Talyc on Nov 09, 2007, 11:42 PM
The only thing inside mine is my head.

I'm working on getting some sort of padding in there.

In the bucket, not in my head.

This post courtesy of the makers of NyQuil.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Legion on Nov 09, 2007, 11:44 PM
Right now all I have in my helmet are a pair of fans. And a lot of padding. They fans've done well so far positioned as they are for circulation - also keep the visor from fogging up on account of the frivolous need to breathe. I'm'na see about adding a sound kit next paycycle. RF servo would be nice, maybe.

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Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Gotal'ur Chaab on Nov 10, 2007, 11:40 AM
Mine is empty at the moment 'cause I'm still painting it. But I will be adding padding (maybe a hard hat liner) and El Wire. Thinking of doing a voice changer/amp, but I'm not sure yet. I was originally planning on doing a servo for my RF, but I finally decided it was a little too expensive for me right now.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Ruusaar Cin on Nov 10, 2007, 11:57 AM
(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z137/Mando_Rus/DSC03422.jpg)
That is all there is to it right now, but there is plenty of room for electronics inside.
Planned upgrades include:
Radio
RF servo
Nightvision system (I already have a camera to mount in the RF, I just need a veiwing system.)
Neckseal with fans
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Biohazard on Nov 10, 2007, 12:00 PM
Oh, that sounds so awesome Ruusaar! Another toy I will have to buy when I finish my bucket.


 ;D



~Bio
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jacyn Snow on Dec 17, 2007, 05:24 PM
Right now all I have in my helmet are a pair of fans. And a lot of padding. They fans've done well so far positioned as they are for circulation - also keep the visor from fogging up on account of the frivolous need to breathe. I'm'na see about adding a sound kit next paycycle. RF servo would be nice, maybe.

hey can you show me exactly where you positioned those fans, cuz im thinkn about puttin som in mine but idk were to put em
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Legion on Dec 17, 2007, 05:39 PM
hey can you show me exactly where you positioned those fans, cuz im thinkn about puttin som in mine but idk were to put em

Just so you know, mine are placed where they are because they can't go anywhere else. It's be nice to have one at the back fo my helmet drawing fresh air in, but that would be a bad idea as the fan would try to eat my hair, get tangled, start a fire, and fry my brain more than it already is. I know a lot of people have one above the visor and one at the keyholes on the back.

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Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Tal Greyheed on Dec 20, 2007, 12:53 AM
it not much, but its something
the tubing is purely for appearances. I still need to make some "end caps" for it
(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l200/Shin-Azure/bucketinside.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: TheMandoMan on Dec 20, 2007, 03:16 AM
Nothing in mine but a little bit of padding.  But it's going to be retired anyways when I get my new helmet in the next month or so.  Not sure what I'll put in it, but there will be padding and fans for sure.  It seems the rest of the suit isn't that bad, but once the helmet goes on, I'm sweating buckets...my bucket.   :P
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jacyn Snow on Dec 21, 2007, 12:01 AM
o found this check it out   http://wholesalearmor.com/paddingkit3.html   looks pretty cool might order one ;D
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Dec 21, 2007, 02:51 PM
You can probably do the same thing with some foam and glue for cheaper.  Go check at a fabric/hobby store.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Apollo Falco on Dec 21, 2007, 10:46 PM
where do you get egg carton foam? I've looked at home depot but they say they don't carry it
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Biohazard on Dec 21, 2007, 11:15 PM
Haha. That is because Egg Carton Foam is usually used for beds and couches.

I would try WalMart, Costco, or .... Hmm a sofa shop? Any bedding store should carry them. Maybe "Bed Bath and Beyond?"



Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Tal Greyheed on Dec 21, 2007, 11:25 PM
my egg carton foam was the padding on the inside of the case to a cheap airsoft pistol i bought
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Apollo Falco on Dec 21, 2007, 11:30 PM
cool thanks. I was thinking it was used for insulation for some reason so that's why I went to Home Depot. Should have figured Wal Mart would have it, they've got everything at everyday low prices!!!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: K'raam Xrati on Dec 25, 2007, 09:57 AM
I used self adhesive foot arch pads that I had left over from my treatments from my foot doctor. They were unused.
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc164/redmando/Costume/cst1225004.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Zevlar Rayco on Dec 25, 2007, 01:20 PM
I just saw 5 rolls of blue egg carton foam at my local Hobby Lobby yesterday. Hobby Lobby Michaels & Hancock fabrics can be my best friends when it comes to armoring up
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Gotal'ur Chaab on Dec 25, 2007, 09:09 PM
That egg carton foam is pretty cool. I'm beginning to think I might do that instead of the hard hat liner.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Apollo Falco on Dec 25, 2007, 10:40 PM
just a blanket suggestion, don't get white foam. It turns yellow/tan/brown real fast and looks kind of disgusting
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jax Archillies on Dec 26, 2007, 02:39 PM
foam rubber is your friend.

hey, how the heck can you get your helmet to stay on your head with barely any padding K'Raam?
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: K'raam Xrati on Dec 26, 2007, 06:27 PM
hey, how the heck can you get your helmet to stay on your head with barely any padding K'raam?

The 2 pads at the cheekbone area hold the helmet right in place. I stuck them on and it was nearly perfect. The 2 in the back help some but the fronts do most of the work. I fits and holds just fine. I got lucky.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Biohazard on Jan 06, 2008, 12:46 AM
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/Biohazard388/Tutorial%20-%20Padding/IMG_1777.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jax Archillies on Jan 07, 2008, 03:23 PM
looks like crazy eyes!!!!

Hey Bio, coudl you design for my GF (SHADO) a mando style design for her shoulder bell.  wolf-type.  shell have s small wolf paw print on her healmet, but i like your feather thing...thoughts?  pm me
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Duin Kartar on Mar 03, 2008, 07:42 PM
Another good source of foam is an Army Surplus store. It's used for camp bedding. my local Army Surplus has pads of all different thicknesses and types. And its all OD green.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Biohazard on Mar 03, 2008, 08:47 PM
looks like crazy eyes!!!!

Hey Bio, coudl you design for my GF (SHADO) a mando style design for her shoulder bell.  wolf-type.  shell have s small wolf paw print on her healmet, but i like your feather thing...thoughts?  pm me

Dude! I never saw this. Sorry for the late delay.

PM Sent.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Riya Morut on Mar 03, 2009, 11:06 PM
Did y'all weld the switches/batteries/fans in place, or did you use something else?
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Slade Kel on Mar 04, 2009, 01:13 AM
Far as I know, pretty much everyone either taped, glued or velcro'd the little bits and pieces in. IMO (I have little humility, so no humble opinion :P) Hot glue or velcro are probably your best bet. Hot glue can be easily chipped away, yet holds thing securely, and with velcro, all you need to do is pull it off and affix opposite-side velcro to a new battery/switch/fan/etc. Keep in mind you're going to have to replace and upgrade little bits always, so don't use any fastener too strong unless it's on something that you can replace altogether.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Riya Morut on Mar 04, 2009, 02:41 AM
Hot glue will probably be my best bet.  It's cheap, and I already have some handy!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Mar 04, 2009, 07:52 AM
Hot glue circuits, velcro batteries.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jacyn Snow on Mar 04, 2009, 12:23 PM
anyone have a good pic of their fan inside their helmet?
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Slade Kel on Mar 04, 2009, 04:11 PM
Legion's bucket, on page 2 of this thread, has a somewhat decent shot of the fans, though as he notes, they're placed there more because they have to. The fan discussion's been had dozens of times, and I believe that the agreement is pretty much that the best placement would be one at the back of your neck pulling in fresh air, and one at the top of the dome pulling out hot air. Unfortunately, many people do not have the space at the back of their bucket, and many of those that do have hair that gets in the way and gets eaten by said fan.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jacyn Snow on Mar 05, 2009, 01:22 AM
the one at the top wouldnt work unless you have a hole of some kind, right, but where would you put the whole
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Slade Kel on Mar 05, 2009, 01:48 AM
Of course, you'd have to have a hole, but just cut a small one right at the peak of the dome, no larger than the opening of the fan. You can put either a little mesh screen, or even just drill several small holes, enough for the fan to push air through.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Axon Kor Verda on Mar 05, 2009, 07:49 AM
Holy Osik Slad'ika!! Your signature keeps getting larger...

 :o :o :o

Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Riv Serulius on Mar 05, 2009, 09:37 AM
Guess I haven't put mine in here yet.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a293/Tycho238/IMG_2230.jpg)

Voice amp w/battery in back, mic on faceplate, two speakers behind the insulation in the ear pieces.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jacyn Snow on Mar 05, 2009, 12:21 PM
very nice vode
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Kebii'tra Verda on Mar 05, 2009, 01:48 PM
Yes...that give me an idea... ;) It is nice, vod.

I recently ripped out the voice changer I had put into mine because a) I'm changing to new gauntlets and it wont connect to them anymore, and b) I'm looking for something that doesn't have the static behind it. So fore now, it's bare bones. :-[

David.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Burhik Tal'vheh on Mar 05, 2009, 01:53 PM
hey everyone. what is the best kind of amp to use in the helmet?
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Mar 05, 2009, 02:22 PM
There is actually a guy who sells some very affordable amps on ebay. I think there is a post from him in the trader forums...

I modified an old Radioshack voice amp and built my own powered boom mic to plug into it.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Slade Kel on Mar 05, 2009, 02:26 PM
Holy Osik Slad'ika!! Your signature keeps getting larger...

 :o :o :o
It's constantly changing :P. Some kind of photoshop mutant ;D.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Tyro Balac on Mar 05, 2009, 02:32 PM
This thread has given me so many ideas for my bucket.  Some of the stuff is incredible!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Hondo Karr on Mar 05, 2009, 03:15 PM
Well, no real electronics or fans or any of that good stuff inside mine. I do have four exterior rebreather/vents that allow some air exchange in the helmet. I have Stormrider's interior kit. I also added some absorbant foam more for sweat collection than to help keep it on and there's a "D" ring inside the helmet for hooking the helmet to my belt.

(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/PJR_76/Armor/0305091210.jpg)
(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/PJR_76/Armor/0305091209a.jpg)
(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/PJR_76/Armor/0305091209.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Elainya on Mar 06, 2009, 07:29 PM
Right now the bucket I'm working with has nothing in it.  I like your fan ideas a lot.  You think that if my hair's braided it wouldn't get tangled? 

What's really bothering me about the helmet is the smell inside. Is it just something that fades over time, or do you guys spray yours with air freshener? Because at this rate, I'll be sticking one of those car fresheners to the side of mine.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Hondo Karr on Mar 06, 2009, 08:11 PM
what does it smell like? lol... if you paint the interior, once the paint cures there shouldnt be a smell. the only buckets ive ever noticed any strange odors in are the fiberglassed type. they have that sickly sweet fiberglass smell.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Elainya on Mar 06, 2009, 08:16 PM
Yeah that's the one. Sticky-sweet fiberglass.  It's faded a little with time, but it's still pretty bad. 

As for the microphone, is it something that you speak directly into, or can you hook it up anywhere in the helmet and have it pick up your voice?
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Slade Kel on Mar 06, 2009, 08:36 PM
There are usually two methods of microphone: either a headset that you angle near your mouth, or one mounted on the front of the inside, more or less lined up with your cake-hole (I know, it's supposed to be pie-hole, but I like cake ;D)...it all depends on the sensitivity of the mic.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Hondo Karr on Mar 06, 2009, 08:37 PM
slade's got it. as for the smell, paint the interior and it should be fine.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Kael A'den on Mar 26, 2009, 08:13 PM
The inside of A'den's buy'ce almost looks as good as the outside.
If only you could make that stuff functional! Pretty sexy I must say. My helmet is currently covered in bondo and superglue, nothing but little bits of epoxy inside of it =P
Seeing this thread makes me understand the main differences between the quality of helmets - god the nice ones make some great stuff ^^

I'm working with a rubies jango 2 piece and having a hell of a time =P
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jonas Isdia Neravar on Apr 29, 2009, 03:22 PM
I have a bucket, but its fairly primitive.....and I would like to know how to build a fan to place inside of it
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Slade Kel on Apr 29, 2009, 07:04 PM
You don't really build a fan. As has been mentioned, hit your local electronics store and pick up one of the small computer fans, no more than an inch square. There are a couple of electronics tutorials floating around that explain how to wire one into a nine volt battery, or even to set up a series with a couple nine-volts.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jacyn Snow on Apr 30, 2009, 12:47 AM
lol well guess i should get rid of mine then cuz my fan is like an inch and a half lol huge anyway  but hopefully will surculate air great  ;D
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Ly'Caon Adenn on Apr 30, 2009, 03:11 AM
mine is simple, three skateboarder's helmet pads two for the crown, one on top. and duct tape holding it all in.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jonas Isdia Neravar on Aug 31, 2009, 10:07 PM
thanks falco, I'll post a pic once I get all my stuff inside my helmet.....corrected. I pulled a fan from an old laptop (its neat because it has a vent on it so it pushes the air up through the helmet), and I have a listening device but.....well...the mic fell off it, and I broke that one trying to sauder it back on...and the new mic isn't working with the wireing
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Asil Kor on Nov 12, 2009, 01:57 PM
On;y my head for inside my buy'ce.
 No 'tronics or padding.  It's the one peice rubies cuz' its the on;y one that'll fit my small head.:-/   Tiny person wee lil' head.  I'd like to place some 'tronics. Fans, mic, etc.  Maybe cut some extra vent holes so I don't die in there.:-)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Kebii'tra Verda on Nov 12, 2009, 02:41 PM
I would suggest cutting out the keyholes in the back as a start. It'll give you a little relief.

David.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: C1RCA on Nov 29, 2009, 03:02 AM
mine

(http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u210/xxcircaxx2008/Helmet/100_4056.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 29, 2009, 05:59 AM
Are those Stormrider interiors? I still can't decde what to do for my interiors.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Asil Kor on Nov 29, 2009, 11:56 AM
Jaiden,
I was going to slice the keyholes, then modify the checks and install screens like the gentleman who made the Kryt dragon buy'ce.
Circa,  nice inside.  How's the tempreture and air circulation?


Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Nov 29, 2009, 03:37 PM
Jaiden,
I was going to slice the keyholes, then modify the checks and install screens like the gentleman who made the Krayt dragon buy'ce.
That would be A'den Skirata.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Sylus seynar on Nov 29, 2009, 09:52 PM
my helmet will have a plectar labs voice core on the inside.

http://www.plecterlabs.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=137

only the best.

also i will have two small fans in the "1 in 1 out" configuration and Stormrider interiors for look now that i have seen them. i will also line the inside edges of my t visor with green LEDs to illuminate night vision. i will also have a green LED wired in the antenne thing. (im a newb i dont know what thats called) and i will wire two Seoul P4 whites on the cheeks of my buyce for head lamps. at 240 lumens a piece they are like friggin welding flares i am not kidding. one of them can light up my driveway. i would know i make lightsabers out of them.

so my helmit will be friggin packed. haha
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: C1RCA on Dec 01, 2009, 08:48 PM
Are those Stormrider interiors? I still can't decde what to do for my interiors.

indeed they are vod
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jacyn Snow on Dec 13, 2009, 02:47 PM
dude have i ever told you i hate you some times? (in the i want your stuff kinda way)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: ray'K on Dec 19, 2009, 12:35 AM
if you know anyone who works in an o.r. or in perfusion, ask them to see if they can get you that nice grey foam.  that's what they use to package the cell saver canisters in.  per box, you get 2 blocks (maybe 4x4x10 in) and a cross shaped piece of eggcrate!  i have a bunch of it from the hospital and some of my clan mates have used it.
for my interior of v.1, i covered the foam in heather-grey t-shirt fabric.  makes it look less "foam-y."
(pic as soon as i find my camera port)
btw....
where can i get some of that stormrider stuff?  i might want it for v.2.
(which is gonna have night vision!)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Hondo Karr on Dec 19, 2009, 02:50 AM
stormrider is currently on an indefinate hiatus. the fun of the hobby left and other priorties came into play. i dont know of anyone else doing anything similar.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Solus Kyr on Dec 19, 2009, 09:16 AM
(http://mandalorianmercs.org/misc/helmet.jpg)

2 fans, voice amp, RF servo + RC controller board.  The Mand'alor helmet will probably have more in it.


Is your voice amp speaker in your bucket? Do you get feed back?
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Cuyan Atinii on Dec 26, 2009, 10:59 AM
the antenne thing. (im a newb i dont know what thats called)
its a rangefinder, if im correct.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Kyr'am Jag on Jan 15, 2010, 11:54 PM
im in the process of getting buy'cuy and am planning to put some old mich pads inside it plus being in the south heat is a major concern so fans work only if the positioning is right then?
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Rhyen Skytracker on Jan 16, 2010, 12:41 AM
my helmet will have a plectar labs voice core on the inside.

http://www.plecterlabs.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=137

Sylus, you know those are as hard to get as the CF board.  The same with the blaster core.  Erv makes runs of those at the same time as the CF.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Shiv Thano on Jan 16, 2010, 01:05 AM
So I don't have a buy'ce yet, but i plan on a Jango 2 piece, mostly since i can work out the interior before forming the two pieces together (and my head isn't too big).  The idea is to have two fans, one to pull in cold air and another to expel hot air (building computers taught me that one the hard way), a built in mic + voice amp in front by my mouth (lower edge of the T will have a grill that will accommodate the speaker and mic), and two "listen up" modules for outside sound amplification with a mic at each side by the ears, hidden in the greeblies (two modules for the sake of  providing some audial depth perception). The whole rig should be able to run off of 2 to 3 9-volt batteries with the whole thing circuited to one on-off switch.

What would be fun would also make the mic for the outside voice amp be reroutable to a built in ham radio or cobra channel radio and have everyone on the same channel a an event.  That would feel a special kind of authentic, even if a lot of the physical parts have to be moved to the belt area.  Of course the real topper to that is if someone got ahold of those new flexible LCD 6 inch screens that just got developed and curved onto the inside of their bucket, routed to external minicams on their kit.  That would be a wonderful kind of obsessive that I would bow to.

Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Asil Kor on Jan 16, 2010, 11:34 AM
All of you have wicked nice goodies on your buy'ceim(pliral for multiple buy'ce??)   How do you vode getcher' heads in there without nicking a nose, ear on bits?

On average how much distance is there between the head and buy'ce sideswith installed modifications?

 I'd tried on a two-peicer but it looked massive on me.  I looked liked a bobbled head mando. <snerk>  So I'm using a single piece helment, with mods I've seen here.  Thanks guys for the tips and ideas.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 16, 2010, 06:47 PM
Most of the time there is extremely little clearance inside the helmet.

The plural form for buy'ce, is buy'cese. Send me a PM, I'll explain it a little further if you'd like.

So I don't have a buy'ce yet, but i plan on a Jango 2 piece, mostly since i can work out the interior before forming the two pieces together (and my head isn't too big).  The idea is to have two fans, one to pull in cold air and another to expel hot air (building computers taught me that one the hard way), a built in mic + voice amp in front by my mouth (lower edge of the T will have a grill that will accommodate the speaker and mic), and two "listen up" modules for outside sound amplification with a mic at each side by the ears, hidden in the greeblies (two modules for the sake of  providing some audial depth perception). The whole rig should be able to run off of 2 to 3 9-volt batteries with the whole thing circuited to one on-off switch.

What would be fun would also make the mic for the outside voice amp be reroutable to a built in ham radio or cobra channel radio and have everyone on the same channel a an event.  That would feel a special kind of authentic, even if a lot of the physical parts have to be moved to the belt area.  Of course the real topper to that is if someone got ahold of those new flexible LCD 6 inch screens that just got developed and curved onto the inside of their bucket, routed to external minicams on their kit.  That would be a wonderful kind of obsessive that I would bow to.
Shiv, in a vodla manner: I love you. LOL You totally just made me geek ut hardcore! External mics, flexible screens for a truly techie HUD... Yeeeeaaaaahhhh.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Asil Kor on Jan 17, 2010, 01:10 PM
Thanks Ram'ser.:-)

 
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 17, 2010, 05:59 PM
Welcome ner vod.

Hey Shiv, how long do you think that it'll be before those kinds of screens become commercially available?
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Hondo Karr on Jan 17, 2010, 06:01 PM
Alrighty all, let's try to keep the conversation about what my helmet is going to have in it and how did you do that to people's WIP threads please. This is suposed to primarly be a pix thread to sho off what people have done. Unlike most pix threads we allow commenting here but, try to keep it on track with commenting on what people have done not conversation about what will be done etc.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 17, 2010, 06:39 PM
Sorry, I got excited with the flexible screens... :rolleyes:

PMs folks...
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: whitecrow1 on Jan 17, 2010, 09:21 PM
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/017/4/b/WC1_Mercenary_complete_3_by_WhiteCrow1.jpg)

this is the cleanest inner bucket you will ever see haha
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: ray'K on Jan 18, 2010, 11:47 AM
there's no way that's real!
lol
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Hondo Karr on Jan 18, 2010, 11:48 AM
there's no way that's real!
lol

It is, he got a helmet liner kit and the neck seal that's being offered in the Trading Station. It's a very clean finished look.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: ray'K on Jan 18, 2010, 11:50 AM
pm me the link if you got it!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: whitecrow1 on Jan 18, 2010, 06:43 PM
you can get the bucket liner from THIS GUY (http://stores.ebay.com/Fenixprops)
and you can get the skirt from HERE (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=19474.0)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: ray'K on Jan 21, 2010, 10:52 AM
thanks.
i wonder if that boba will fit the new comando buckets?
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 21, 2010, 01:09 PM
The camera focus and angle makes that helmet look like a tiny toy. :D
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: ray'K on Jan 21, 2010, 01:17 PM
that's what i thought!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: whitecrow1 on Jan 21, 2010, 02:14 PM
lol yeah its my new lens.....aperture at f/1.8 makes the focus range quite tight lol
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Druan Krayt on Jan 27, 2010, 03:21 PM
i wana get a liner, how thick is it? and it should fit in my krayt as its a 1:1. you have a DSB right? which one?
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: whitecrow1 on Jan 27, 2010, 09:36 PM
it is made for 1:1 scale helmets. it should fit perfect in the M-DSB Mercenary V2...i have the V1 which is slightly shorter so i only had to hem up the sides about an inch.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Asil Kor on Jan 28, 2010, 02:34 PM
Does the skirt hamper airflow or cause excesive sweating of the neck?

Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: whitecrow1 on Jan 28, 2010, 07:15 PM
certainly does...i wore it for an hour the other day just to test out
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: ray'K on Jan 30, 2010, 01:37 PM
prolly want to install a fan and vents with the skirt, i bet.
hey, i just sent my night vision back to the company...should be getting the replacement soon.  that and ick'tan said he's shipping my commando here soon! 
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: whitecrow1 on Jan 30, 2010, 06:19 PM
fans are for wimps (shhhhhh novall isnt supposed to read that xDDDD) jk jk

but no if you have a fan in with the skirt you may want to put a couple small vent holes behind the fans. reason being is the fan will just be pushing a ton of hot air around with nowhere to go
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: ray'K on Jan 31, 2010, 07:36 AM
i think the commando bucket has side vents....so that should be good...we'll see!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Asil Kor on Jan 31, 2010, 05:26 PM
Thanks for the info. A lot to considering while building my buy'ce.

<off to take out frustrasions  by hammering the crap out of metel.>
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Lexi Daviin on Feb 05, 2010, 11:33 PM
i think its preettty good so far im still workin on mine lol just started lol
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Saz on Feb 14, 2010, 04:29 PM
Not the neatest of insides I admit.

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a77/ogotu/inside-2.jpg)

But it's snug and very cool in there
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dragon Sunkiller on Feb 14, 2010, 06:41 PM
After looking at the inside of that buy'ce, the song Blue by Eiffel 65 is now stuck in my head.  :P
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: manakari on Mar 16, 2010, 03:12 PM
I got my MDSB Assassin yesterday and after putting it on and looking at the inside of everyone who has posted I have one question. How did you fit all that in there and still have room to put your head?

Here is the inside of my buy'ce please tell me any suggestions.

(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i42/manakari/100_2956.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 16, 2010, 04:33 PM
As long as you don't use ginormous gadgets on the inside then you'll have plenty of head room. The foam padding that goes in there is supposed to be a little snug in order to hold your head still.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: K'ael , Orade on Mar 16, 2010, 08:07 PM
i thought the same thing when i had recieved my DSB bucket.after i finished mine and started with padding it i noticed there was enough room somehow.i just udes a few extra pads from ym ACH military kevlar helmet i had lying around.not sure if im going to be putting any fans in or not.

good luck and have fun building your bucket none the less.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Kebii'tra Verda on Mar 16, 2010, 08:19 PM
If you have the room, try to fit in some fans. I would go with at least one that would blow air across your visor to keep it from fogging up.

David.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: manakari on Mar 16, 2010, 10:30 PM
There was a mix up. I got someone elses bucket. So when I get mine I will edit my post. Thanks for the replies. Hats off to DSB !! Awesome helmet none the less :)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: whitecrow1 on Mar 17, 2010, 01:38 AM
you dont need fans to defog...just get some defogging gel for the inside of the visor and no problem
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: K'ael , Orade on Mar 17, 2010, 10:19 AM
i actually have some spray from the military for keeping goggles or lenses defogged someone gave me. ill try to find it aND POST IT ON HERE IN CASE ANYONE WANTS TO HUNT SOME DOWN. I Hvnt used it yet .never wore my goggles or have any perscription glasses. i believe the spray is for all lenses sunglasses goggles visors. ill post it if i can find it in my trunks. may have tossed it before redeploying back home.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Mar 17, 2010, 02:29 PM
http://www.uscav.com/Category.aspx?CatID=417&TabID=1

Couple of items down the list...

Now, I believe that this thread is for pics of finished helmet interiors... SHOW ME PICS!! I NEED IDEAS!! :D
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Ganymede Rethalie on Apr 07, 2010, 04:36 PM
I like these ideas, guys. Just a couple of questions. Where did you guys find the fans, especially you, Cer'jo? That and where did you guys get the amp that you're using? I have not found any fans, and need some pointers. Unfortunately, I don't have a helmet to show you guys.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: ray'K on Apr 10, 2010, 04:59 AM
btw, is there a fan tutorial anywhere?
my next bucket is raw and i want me's a fan!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Shan Kerryc on Apr 10, 2010, 12:05 PM
I can show you how I put a fan in my bucket at the armor party if you like :) Pretty simple really.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Cyrus Rang on Apr 10, 2010, 02:57 PM
Inside my M-DSB  ;D

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Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: whitecrow1 on Apr 10, 2010, 07:39 PM
haha nice...that makes 2 of us with that skirt
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: E'nam Atreuh on Apr 26, 2010, 01:05 PM
mine is just generic.. padding where i need it...
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74/drkjedilord/Mando%20build/P42303152.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Bri-Gon on May 27, 2010, 10:12 AM
Mine's pretty basic for right now. I left the chinstrap from the skateboard helmet in when I built it, and used strips of memory foam for my padding. So I just squish it down into the right position and secure it with the chinstrap. Also, the padding is attached with velcro incase I want to pull it out and wash it.

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4503/stuffq.jpg) (http://img179.imageshack.us/i/stuffq.jpg/)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: ray'K on May 27, 2010, 10:47 AM
bri.....that.....is.....GENIUS!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Jun 05, 2010, 02:57 PM
I have a big square of foam in the top of mine. That's it. Aren't you impressed??   ;D

Same here, Gabby...we Old-Schooler's like it simple, don't we?  ;)  :D
Rob
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Arrias Karynthar on Jun 16, 2010, 06:37 PM
Mine is simple.... ATV helmet inside and a detachable,  horribly rigged speaker in case I wanna listen to some tunes, but considering the size of the speaker it doesn't affect my helmet space at all :P. The cable tuns down my neck into a pouch on my belt where my Ipod is.

(http://i46.tinypic.com/1pbjsx.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Rhyen Skytracker on Jun 21, 2010, 03:32 PM
That gives me an idea.  I should put a small mp3 player inside my helmet and either have a switch to swap the line-in to my voice amp from the mp3 player to the mic or have a speaker inside my helmet going to the mp3 player and I can have some background music playing while I talk.  My helmet is pretty packed so far with the wireless head set transmitter, 2 cooling fans, a 2 AAA battery pack for LEDs and 4 AAA battery pack and inverter for EL wire.  I may remove the ELwire though.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jerek Darr on Jun 21, 2010, 03:35 PM
there is a thread here somewhere highlighting a new amp with mp3 input that you can play and talk at the same time
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=20789.0
mine is simple right now, I used the webbing from the shield i used for my t-visor, a small fan, and a simple neck seal made out of pipe insulation.(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/jefdmin1/PIC_0137.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Rhyen Skytracker on Jun 21, 2010, 03:42 PM
You should be able to just split the line-in to the voice amp.  Have a Y splice and one input will be the mp3 player, the other input will be the mic and the output will go to the line-in to the voice amp.  Should be pretty easy to do if I ever can find the time to do it.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Mirdala Runi on Jul 01, 2010, 05:04 PM
Inside my bucket, I have this nifty helmet liner. I guess its for comm helmets or something, but it fits in there perfect without any need to trim or adjust. I like it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Xaven/Ambers%20Junk/projects/inside.jpg)

More pictures of the liner:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Xaven/Ambers%20Junk/projects/commhelmet.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Xaven/Ambers%20Junk/projects/comhelmside.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v289/Xaven/Ambers%20Junk/projects/thatgirl.jpg
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jarus Cro on Jul 16, 2010, 02:42 PM
Hey Mirdala, I think what you have there is a Navy Cranial Liner, we use those in our cranials (navy buckets) when we are on the flight line on a base, or up on the flight deck of a carrier.  And yeah, it might look nice inside a mando buy'ce, but trust me when I say that it starts to feel like pure osik after you have to wear one for 15-16 hour shifts... in the middle of the pacific... during summer...on the equater...for 7 MONTHS!!!  Heheh, sorry... I tend to rant  :P
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Mirdala Runi on Jul 16, 2010, 02:45 PM
Hey Mirdala, I think what you have there is a Navy Cranial Liner, we use those in  for our cranials (navy buckets) when we are on the flight line on a base, or up on the flight deck of a carrier.  And yeah, it might look nice inside a mando buy'ce, but trust me when I say that it starts to feel like pure osik after you have to wear one for 15-16 hour shifts... in the middle of the pacific... during summer...on the equator...for 7 MONTHS!!!  Heheh, sorry... I tend to rant  :P
May well be, as my husband, a Marine, was the one who got it. He complained about it too, but it fits well enough.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Tahl Taab on Jul 22, 2010, 12:07 AM
actually that would be a CVC (combat Vehicle Crewman ) helmet liner, but I'd imagine that other branches would use it for other things too. they usually have a Bose head set inside them and a kevlar half dome for the protection. I still have one and love it.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Mirdala Runi on Jul 22, 2010, 11:41 AM
actually that would be a CVC (combat Vehicle Crewman ) helmet liner, but I'd imagine that other branches would use it for other things too. they usually have a Bose head set inside them and a kevlar half dome for the protection. I still have one and love it.
That's probably exactly what it is...
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Gaanla par Tal on Aug 30, 2010, 07:56 PM
Anyone have a picture of a fan(s) directing air across their Viser to deal with Heat fogging?

I see that someone has already posted a fan blowing out the side of their helmet or in for that matter. 
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=1844.msg303258#msg303258 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=1844.msg303258#msg303258)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Hondo Karr on Aug 30, 2010, 08:02 PM
Anyone have a picture of a fan(s) directing air across their Viser to deal with Heat fogging?

I see that someone has already posted a fan blowing out the side of their helmet or in for that matter. 
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=1844.msg303258#msg303258 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=1844.msg303258#msg303258)

If you look in the finished helmet gallery on  the first page I have a pic of the inside of mine. I have an MDSB Assasin and I have my fan set up over a vent on the face of the helmet. It draws air in and blows it across the visor. Ive used it klike that at 1 photoshoot and 1 event and it works well.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Saz on Aug 31, 2010, 10:50 AM
Anyone have a picture of a fan(s) directing air across their Viser to deal with Heat fogging?

I see that someone has already posted a fan blowing out the side of their helmet or in for that matter. 
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=1844.msg303258#msg303258 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=1844.msg303258#msg303258)

That would be my fiberglass colddcast Krayt you are talking about, yeah, I have quite a few fans in there and I have drilled holes just behind the visor so I get pretty good airflow now. The one at the rear blows out and the rest blow in to circulate the air around my head. The result being that (especially with the fiberglass) I can keep my helmet on almost all day in a hot arena.

The only thing I need to get now is a head band to stop the sweat on my brow going into my eyes.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Gaanla par Tal on Aug 31, 2010, 02:43 PM
The only thing I need to get now is a head band to stop the sweat on my brow going into my eyes.

that's the biggest problem with anyone who wears a helmet.  when I'm riding my bike, I too have that issue unless i have my Full Comp helmet on, which gives me the idea to have a brow pad for my helmet.

Sorry this is not a Buy'ce, still a helmet though.
(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3228/nicevilleandvalpariasor.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Aug 31, 2010, 02:53 PM
Saz, I picked up one of those "doo-rag" caps at a biker store to wear under my helmet.  And it matches my flight suit! :D

(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu175/taglar/doorag.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Mandalore the Uniter on Aug 31, 2010, 03:32 PM
Wow, that's an old pic Tag!  ;D
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Saz on Aug 31, 2010, 05:50 PM
Yeah but point made though, it would absorb the only thing that really makes the only thing that trooping with my fiberglass buy'ce uncomfortable for me. I do enjoy having it on all the time. That out the way and I would be 100% comfy to wear my bucket all the time.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Aug 31, 2010, 06:04 PM
I don't have a pic of the head thing itself, but it's got a band of terry cloth material along the inside that sits on your forehead to help absorb sweat. :D  I can tell you since I've worn it, I no longer get sweat in my eyes.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Cyrus Rang on Aug 31, 2010, 09:27 PM
(http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu175/taglar/doorag.jpg)

I smell a motivation poster!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Ohl'd Vart on Aug 31, 2010, 10:43 PM
I don't have a pic of the head thing itself, but it's got a band of terry cloth material along the inside that sits on your forehead to help absorb sweat. :D  I can tell you since I've worn it, I no longer get sweat in my eyes.

That's what I used at C5...I looked like an 80's exercise pansy guru or an old hippie, but it kept the sweat outta my eyes... ;D
Rob
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Aug 31, 2010, 11:06 PM
I have a keyhole vent fan, mouth fan that brok when an idiot picked up my helmat by the jaw with an iron fist and broke the 3 little struts that keep the fan in place in the square housing. Stupid Arutyce >:( A 12v volt red LED phased to slowly go out as the fan stops.I was going to put a laser diode and 30 watt industrial LED micro diode light. but it was too clunky. So I put it on the top half of my gauntlet. I have decide to go with the skull king gauntlet 4 piece instead clamshell gaunts.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Nico Fett on Sep 04, 2010, 07:59 PM
My bucket's inside, pre-visor installation.
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy118/Nico_Fett/DSCN0900.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Kebii'tra Verda on Sep 04, 2010, 08:58 PM
an old hippie

Was there any doubt? ;D ;D ;D Sorry, couldn't help myself. ;)

David.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Rune on Sep 04, 2010, 09:21 PM
My bucket's inside, pre-visor installation.
(http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy118/Nico_Fett/DSCN0900.jpg)

Is this a DSB Merc helmet?
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Nico Fett on Sep 04, 2010, 09:53 PM
Is this a DSB Merc helmet?
Actually it's a Don Post 95
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Zedrin Ho'dag on Sep 08, 2010, 09:45 AM
Some awesome buckets out there!! Mine and my ad'ika's are both in the bondo stage with bare insides.  They are both scratch built and I have two questions. 

1.  Without being an electronics handyman, how do you setup the fan / battery combo?
     a.  Is there a switch for the fan or just connecting it to the power is the on / off?

2.  Did you make the neck skirts or purchase them from somewhere?

Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Hondo Karr on Sep 08, 2010, 10:16 AM
Hello Narseryc,

Im no electrician either. If it's not preassembeld ready to roll, I have a hard time with it. There is a seller in the trading station that sell sthe fan kits for about 35.00 I think. Worth teh investment and yes, they do have a switch. As for the helmet skirts, also available in the Trading Station. I believe it's Chukothat sells them.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Afos Redemption on Sep 11, 2010, 05:01 PM
M-DSB XL Mercenary:
2 x 9v CPU fans
6 x green LED (3 per side powered by 2 x AA batts)
detachable ear cap with rare earth magnets
custom #3 safety visor

view bucket @ http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=25018.45
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Kelba Skirata on Sep 25, 2010, 01:50 PM
Some awesome buckets out there!! Mine and my ad'ika's are both in the bondo stage with bare insides.  They are both scratch built and I have two questions. 

1.  Without being an electronics handyman, how do you setup the fan / battery combo?
     a.  Is there a switch for the fan or just connecting it to the power is the on / off?

2.  Did you make the neck skirts or purchase them from somewhere?



I can say that radioshack is your friend for fans. I know a few guys from 501st that tell me to go there for them. As with fans, it's basic electronics all running off 9volt batteries and yes there are switches for them as well. You can either have like an on/off switch, dimmer switch to control fan speed, it's endless to what you can do with fans. What I plan on doing with mine is cutting out my keyholes after I get my paint done on mine, make a box for a fan (maybe 2) to sit on the back to push out hot air and try to figure out something to pull in cool air.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: punisher1999 on Nov 01, 2010, 06:38 PM
I can say that radioshack is your friend for fans. I know a few guys from 501st that tell me to go there for them. As with fans, it's basic electronics all running off 9volt batteries and yes there are switches for them as well. You can either have like an on/off switch, dimmer switch to control fan speed, it's endless to what you can do with fans. What I plan on doing with mine is cutting out my keyholes after I get my paint done on mine, make a box for a fan (maybe 2) to sit on the back to push out hot air and try to figure out something to pull in cool air.
Wouldn't that pull hair or if using a balaclava block the airflow?
I plan on integrating the fan into the front somehow with a grill if its approved..
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Kelba Skirata on Nov 02, 2010, 10:34 AM
Wouldn't that pull hair or if using a balaclava block the airflow?
I plan on integrating the fan into the front somehow with a grill if its approved..

Yeah the hair would be an issue if you had long hair. And I'm not sure about how a balaclava would work out to be honest. I think it would be much hotter having one on than just to combat hair control.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jerek Darr on Nov 02, 2010, 12:34 PM
Actually if you get the correct material, nylon or polyester, they will wick sweat away from your head allowing the fan to cool you more efficiently.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Dec 05, 2010, 12:25 AM
How bout my Boba bucket??  Still got a couple of things to put in it and to paint the interior....

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1238.snc4/157080_1480506853990_1273355509_31063774_1736348_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: TiMesh'la Akaan on Dec 22, 2010, 06:37 PM
here's mine, voice amp is installed directly into the helmet, output and all
(http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af89/TiMeshla/mando%20armor/IMG_0363.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Tiros Thanos on Jan 11, 2011, 02:14 AM
anyone seen those nvg that you can get for kids now? was thinkin that would be cool if it would fit inside the bucket.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Carudyc Virtus on Jan 16, 2011, 11:53 PM
still need some more padding on the inside and voice amp. but its comming along nicely

(http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t343/FRANKtheTANK_77/IMG_2324.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Jan 23, 2011, 11:21 PM
Some of the pics are of the outside, bu thats just to explain the helmat's functions

By the way, this is my 'shelf ' helmat, its sort of not healthy to wear becasue of it's. weight, scratch built bondo, stainless steel and part of a bike helmat. I also have it as sort of a back-up... But for now its my only buy'ce untill I have my mk. 3 one done, but it gets the job done...
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: TiMesh'la Akaan on Feb 12, 2011, 10:15 PM
Don't know if I"m allowed to post my bucket twice here, but I figured since I"ve upgraded... it's like a whole new helmet... so here it is: full Leather Interior Upgrade... smells great too!

(http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af89/TiMeshla/mando%20armor/IMG_4651.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Mafio on Feb 14, 2011, 02:54 PM
Leather ring, some strap, a Videocamera and a tactical Hearing-device

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4286/inside2x.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Cuyan Atinii on Feb 14, 2011, 06:42 PM
Leather ring, some strap, a Videocamera and a tactical Hearing-device

How does the video turn out? and, how in the way is the cam?
Because I want to do that now.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Mafio on Feb 14, 2011, 07:02 PM
http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/9650/caaaam.jpg  this way

the  vid quality depends on the cam.   its  640x480 DV in my case.   Audio is good  aslong as i dont say anything   cause this thing adjust picture and audio   automatically.   And  quick movements tend to smear  cause of the auto thing.    Thats the deal you have to make  when taking  a 30$ small Camcorder.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Galen Skirata on Feb 14, 2011, 10:11 PM
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz330/GalenMarith/IM002444.jpg)
mp3 to headphones for personal music a switch to make it a boombox from big speaker and a fan still workin on a voice amp
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Mar 02, 2011, 11:28 PM
If you really want to get fancy about teh camera thing, you could bolt on a 2" picatinny rail beside your rangefinder(or jsut on the side of teh helmat))if not on the helmat, you culd mayeb put it on the shoulder too)) and get a digital camera recorder I saw on Airsoft GI.
http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?products_id=7618         <camcorder thingy itself
http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?products_id=7619         <camera mount for picatiny rail. Im not sure they have any for weaver raisl though...
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Solus Kyr on Mar 02, 2011, 11:33 PM
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz330/GalenMarith/IM002444.jpg)
mp3 to headphones for personal music a switch to make it a boombox from big speaker and a fan still workin on a voice amp


What!? Its bad enough I have a Helmet on but I cant hear you due to the music! LOL!    ;D

Now what would be impressive would be a Mic so you can hear what people are saying to you. I want that on My bucket.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dha'ward Krayt on Mar 03, 2011, 01:39 AM
(http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz330/GalenMarith/IM002444.jpg)
mp3 to headphones for personal music a switch to make it a boombox from big speaker and a fan still workin on a voice amp
that cannot be comfortable to wear.....
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Cuyan Atinii on Mar 03, 2011, 12:10 PM
Now what would be impressive would be a Mic so you can hear what people are saying to you. I want that on My bucket.
(http://www.techtalkforfamilies.com/files/imagecache/Asset_Resize/Dale/MicroEarGear_Product_Hi.jpg)
The top one's the mic. The bottom one's a light
Got it for around $5. havent actually installed it (the mic, not the light :P), but have tested it with my helmet on, it works fine.
I wouldn't recommend it for use in loud areas, though...
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Solus Kyr on Mar 03, 2011, 01:50 PM
That is funny because I have that and have tried it out but the ear peice didnt work with Me & I just havent gone and re-wired it to an actual speaker... But yes we're on the same page with that one.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Galen Skirata on Mar 03, 2011, 04:35 PM
(http://www.techtalkforfamilies.com/files/imagecache/Asset_Resize/Dale/MicroEarGear_Product_Hi.jpg)
The top one's the mic. The bottom one's a light
Got it for around $5. havent actually installed it (the mic, not the light :P), but have tested it with my helmet on, it works fine.
I wouldn't recommend it for use in loud areas, though...
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i like this idea and actally my bucket is quite comfortable
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Juris Kavos on Jul 27, 2011, 12:10 AM
(http://mandalorianmercs.org/misc/helmet.jpg)

2 fans, voice amp, RF servo + RC controller board.  The Mand'alor helmet will probably have more in it.

Hey I think your pic link is expired.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Adenn on Jul 28, 2011, 07:35 PM
I figure this would be the thread to ask... since this is about the guts of buy'cese. For those of you who added cameras and such, I am in need of some help. I have acquired several different types of night vision devices, all "toys" but actual NVDs, and I am trying to incorporate them into my buy'ce. The NVDs I have are the Spy Net Night Vision Binoculars and the CoD:MW2 Prestige NVGs. The biggest issue is that the cameras are incorporated into circuit boards and the included displays are attached to a largish circuit board by shot ribbon cable. Would one of you electronics masters be able to offer some suggestions to someone who has minimal soldering skills? So far the buy'cese I have tried are modded HBFs, but I am working to acquire another RC helmet and mod that(make that heavily mod) into an approvable bucket. The main reason I would like to do this is so when I go sans-bucket the inside looks like it is something from the universe. Sue me, I like the techno-gadgets :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Jul 28, 2011, 08:28 PM
I personally have no idea WHY someone would want to put a set of "nods" in a bucket.  If you have ever worn a pair long term, like I have, you'll know what I'm saying.  Looking through the T visor is bad enough sometimes, nods would make it ten times worse.  On top of that, lots of hours and money just for something you can't use at an event or con.

I just don't get it.

If it's for bragging rights or a display bucket, that's a different story.  If that's the case, you ought to greeb it up and make it LOOK like it has those things in it.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Adenn on Jul 28, 2011, 09:14 PM
I personally have no idea WHY someone would want to put a set of "nods" in a bucket.  If you have ever worn a pair long term, like I have, you'll know what I'm saying.

I have worn NVDs for many hours at a time, mostly on convoys but there was the occasional night op. I originally got the NVDs to make some scopes but got a wild hair... happens from time to time... like switching branches and going into the Air Force... With as often as I would actually be wearing this buy'ce it might as well be a display piece. Just another of those gee wow things to have. 
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: ray'K on Jul 28, 2011, 11:17 PM
i have one o' dems.
but when i took it apart, it stopped working.  apparently, they do that (even out of the box).
(funny story real quick....after i broke it, i contacted customer service about what i did.  the guy in charge thought it was an awesome idea and sent me a new one to try again....i never did!)
if yer gonna try, you'll have to build up the top centre of the bucket to house the camera and ir.  then you'll need to build a housing for the extra ir on yer right earcap.
i don't know if the new design is any different, but i have the old version of that toy....so you'd have to put the tiny screen in the middle of yer visor.  it shouldn't take up much view-room.  plus, you'll need to store the battery pack somewhere.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Chro on Aug 08, 2011, 10:05 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/73h53xh4xxor/insidefinished.jpg)

My inner workings, fans, switches, microphone, batteries,...etc.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Kane Friax on Feb 04, 2012, 04:57 AM
I smell a motivation poster!

indeed you do.

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z455/mondoman1/7767943.jpg)

lol i cant find the demotivational topic, if anyone has a link...

-Kane
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: wthrgssr75 on Feb 20, 2012, 09:07 PM
Kinda looks like Trumps board room......."you're fired"
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on Feb 24, 2012, 02:41 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/311359_128548870587795_100002980494885_157202_1213706219_n.jpg)
Inside my Jodo bucket...

Kibiri's bucket is currently being rewired inside but will get pics soon.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jaro on Feb 28, 2012, 04:33 PM
indeed you do.

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z455/mondoman1/7767943.jpg)

lol i cant find the demotivational topic, if anyone has a link...

-Kane

Here ya go: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=7642.2895

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/311359_128548870587795_100002980494885_157202_1213706219_n.jpg)
Inside my Jodo bucket...

Kibiri's bucket is currently being rewired inside but will get pics soon.

Dude, you automatically win!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: K'raam Xrati on Mar 11, 2012, 10:14 PM
Inside my 1st HBF bucket.
(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc164/redmando/Tutorials/armor1010.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Vult Tavik on Mar 16, 2012, 03:12 PM
(http://mandalorianmercs.org/misc/helmet.jpg)

2 fans, voice amp, RF servo + RC controller board.  The Mand'alor helmet will probably have more in it.

This image link seems to be broken. Any chance you still have this around to repost?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Ko' Tetsu on Apr 19, 2012, 12:17 PM
This image link seems to be broken. Any chance you still have this around to repost?

Thanks!

I second this notion  ;D
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dar'manda on May 23, 2012, 04:17 PM
here you go
(http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff510/viciousvestments/IMG_20120518_143834.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Demar Falco on Jun 21, 2012, 08:20 PM
Mirrored visor. the box on the right is the electronics. the Velcro is for my camera i place behind my visor.

(http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq88/invictus2233/DSCF1044.jpg)

and here it is with the camera in it
(http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq88/invictus2233/DSCF1046.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jorg Mereel on Jul 14, 2012, 02:23 PM
Here's mine. Padding made from a roofer's kneepad and window insulation, plus chin strap:

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/318/p1040183.jpg)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dudesir on Jul 23, 2012, 08:46 PM
Here is a late addition to this thread.
 
(http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l484/dudesir/bucketinterior1.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Byloc Phosmont on Aug 01, 2012, 12:35 PM
Any of you folks know where I can find a voice amp installation wip or tutorial on the thread? It seems as though we don't have any official tutorials for it, but I'm sure someone has got to have made a detailed play by play when taking an amp apart and installing it in their bucket.
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Dresdon Acacin on Aug 03, 2012, 09:53 AM
I believe PointofOrigin did on his helmet WIP
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Racin Kyram on Sep 01, 2012, 03:17 AM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/261285_10150220096231735_4347565_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/378219_10150979228931735_452989263_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Jimmy BufFETT on Sep 09, 2012, 03:38 PM
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f300/HopkinsVader/Boba%20Progress/P8010003.jpg)

Two batteries for the two fans.

The other two batteries and the rest of that maze of wiring are for this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiCzqdxJbRQ
Title: Re: Inside your buy'ce
Post by: Cyre Katsew on Dec 01, 2012, 10:33 PM
Lined it with some burgundy velvet like cloth.
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/8801_117234855106568_1421081529_n.jpg)