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Helmet question
« on: May 23, 2023, 04:58 PM »
Hello, I was hoping to get confirmation that this helmet, called the "Barbarian" by Exiles Outpost is acceptable for post-imperial. I've also included the link to the etsy page for it.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1404379151/the-barbarian-3d-printable-helmet?click_key=76e9b3d1216efaacbf3c8c39658c7b3e06c16eb0%3A1404379151&click_sum=14149bb8&external_collection=



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Hodayc Goran


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Re: Helmet question
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2023, 06:44 PM »
From what I've seen of PI helmets, I think this would work for Post-Imp or Modern kits, so you should be good to go. The only part of the helmet that gives me some hesitation would be the "nose bridge". It should be fine, but it is a bit wider (covers more of the visor) than the nose bridges I've seen on other approved helmets. Of course, that's a pretty easy fix if you have the free Microsoft 3D Builder software downloaded on your laptop, and can use a shape to carve out a little bit more of the nose bridge on the file.

Another note of warning, this helmet looks to have significantly limited visibility, just so you are aware. I'm not sure of the exact dimensions, but Mando buckets aren't the easiest things to see out of anyways, and this one's horizontal "T" cross on the visor appears to be quite narrow.

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Re: Helmet question
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2023, 12:41 AM »
It looks a whole lot like Alter Ego's design The Rook, which is (as far as I know) approved for PI and Modern.
Check directly with your Ruus'alor and if they don't have a clear answer you can elevate it to a Q&A question.

Hodayc has a point about the narrow eye slit, and the vertical T being on the narrow side as well. If needed you can adjust the mesh digitally or cut it a bit bigger after printing. You're going to be doing a lot of finishing work anyway so cleaning up cut edges won't really be any extra work.

 

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Re: Helmet question
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2023, 03:40 PM »
Here's The Rook that Second Son mentioned:


The only issue with cutting an object after printing is that you have to be aware of the thickness of the walls, and whether or not you will punch through into the infill. Infill is a spongey-ish material, sort of like bone marrow, that fills up the inside of an object between the walls that you actually see.

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