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 Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet

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Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« on: Nov 26, 2015, 04:49 PM »
So it begins.... I have an Assassin helmet on order from NME Props. ....10 weeks away. So I am going to build a bucket that is more like the Jango style. This is going to be a mostly an aluminum build as I have access to a lot of material. Might end up building a couple. See how the first one goes. Already got most of the parts together.

Still looking for the dome though, was hoping to find aluminum but might have to settle with ABS. Also considered a USGI one from the surplus store but didn't like the rust inside and how heavy it was. Got the clear visor but also sourced a pre-tinted one in smoke tint. Hopefully it is dark enough. Should see it in a day or so.

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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #1 on: Nov 27, 2015, 05:05 PM »
Got A dome today, will start cutting stuff apart and assembling bucket #1  ;D

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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #2 on: Nov 27, 2015, 07:22 PM »
Funtastic!

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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #3 on: Nov 27, 2015, 09:30 PM »
Hi there.

An Assassin you say? Two in the same town? lol
Mine took 4 months to ship and I only got it 3 weeks ago so it might take longer then you think. Quality is amazing though.

I don't have any tips on a scratch build but i'll keep tuned in. Good luck.

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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #4 on: Nov 27, 2015, 09:42 PM »
Hi there.

An Assassin you say? Two in the same town? lol
Mine took 4 months to ship and I only got it 3 weeks ago so it might take longer then you think. Quality is amazing though.

I don't have any tips on a scratch build but i'll keep tuned in. Good luck.

Thanks! Will have lots of tips after this weekend. Have two days to see what comes together. Dremil is going to get a work out.

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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #5 on: Nov 28, 2015, 10:34 AM »
Build day one.

Prepped and ready, set go!
Bucket top cut.
Aluminum visor ready for cutting.

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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #7 on: Nov 28, 2015, 12:29 PM »
Thanks! Here's couple photos of the progress. T-visor cut out. Bottom part left attached for alignment and strength until more of the visor is complete. Initial fitting helmet seems a little small for my big head but should be able to work the angles as i go.



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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #8 on: Nov 28, 2015, 12:49 PM »
Well guess Im heading to town seeking a bigger dome.  :o





At least I know what I need now. Only sacrificed one hardhat!

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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #9 on: Nov 28, 2015, 02:16 PM »
That is looking great, hopefully you can find a bigger dome soon...it is going to be very cool

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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #10 on: Nov 28, 2015, 02:45 PM »
Found one. Stainless steel at walmart. ......was a salad bowl but almost perfect shape and size.

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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #11 on: Nov 28, 2015, 04:38 PM »
And installed!



This is surprising light so far! Noe I can start working on the ear peices and back of helm.

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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #12 on: Nov 28, 2015, 05:20 PM »
im liking this technique and process. gives me ideas. i did have to giggle picturing you trying salad/mixing bowls on yer head at walmart...

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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #13 on: Nov 28, 2015, 05:31 PM »
im liking this technique and process. gives me ideas. i did have to giggle picturing you trying salad/mixing bowls on yer head at walmart...

Lmao! Not quite, just pulled out my leatherman to measure. I knew the approximate width i needed. Actually it worked better than I thought. At least I can now put it on my head and my nose doesn't poke out the front. Nice thing about aluminum is it can be formed pretty easy. Wont rivet it together until I get the rest of the parts cut.

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Re: Knight's Scratchbuilt Helmet
« Reply #14 on: Nov 29, 2015, 02:56 PM »
Today's progress.....

Almost kinda digging the sharp forward pointy things on bottom of helmet. won't really play well with cheek pieces though.


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