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Bucket 98% complete!
« on: Nov 03, 2014, 11:26 PM »
I am flat broke, but I cannot make or mod a helm. I don't have the tools, time or workspace. Where can I buy a helm for $100 or less, shipped? Is anyone selling one? It can be a blank, I have no issue painting, but I need it to be certifiable. Thanks for the help, guys.

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Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #1 on: Nov 04, 2014, 07:09 AM »
My advice would be to chat to your local clan in WA...They might be able to point you somewhere or help you out.
Failing that keep an eye on the trading section as you'll be surprised what pops up.

Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #2 on: Nov 04, 2014, 01:04 PM »
I will do that. Thanks, mate.

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Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #3 on: Nov 20, 2014, 12:24 AM »
There was a guy making buckets for about $60 in the trading station blank rondo cast.

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« Reply #4 on: Nov 20, 2014, 01:23 PM »
Does anyone make some sort of voice projector? I imagine my voice would be mighty muffled.

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Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #5 on: Nov 20, 2014, 01:29 PM »
I've heard that Aker voice amps are the way to go.

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Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #6 on: Nov 20, 2014, 01:39 PM »
I was looking into it, but they are clunky and expensive. I might have to go that way, though.

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Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #7 on: Nov 20, 2014, 01:46 PM »
I got a couple small exciters from Parts Express for a few bucks and stuck them to the insides of the cheekplates. They become the "speaker" membranes. Then I gutted a $15 Radio Shack voice amp to keep just the circuit board, power switch/volume control, and mic jack. A soldering iron has a fairly short learning curve, if you're not adept already. Rewiring the power supply wires to go to a battery pack, the speaker wires to go to the exciters, and enclosing the parts being kept in some scrap plastic is fairly quick and easy. The trickiest part becomes finding a nice unidirectional, backshielded mic so you don't get feedback.

A less-engineered solution is to get said Radio Shack voice amp and a headset or throat mic, run the wire inside your flight suit, and mount the amp in a belt pouch.

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Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #8 on: Nov 20, 2014, 01:51 PM »
I would probably do the latter. Not much of an engineer over here. lol. Thanks for the advice, mate.

Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #9 on: Jan 17, 2015, 11:25 PM »
Bucket came today!!! I am so hyped! It needs to be trimmed and all that jazz, though. Any suggestions on trimming the vents, visor, and the fringy crap at the bottom of the helm? It is a new Commando by Head Shot Props.

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Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #10 on: Jan 17, 2015, 11:32 PM »
Dremel and then diamond files or sand paper for the finishing touches.

Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #11 on: Jan 17, 2015, 11:50 PM »
How would I go about using a Dremel? Like, what bit would I use?

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Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #12 on: Jan 18, 2015, 12:03 AM »
I used a cutting wheel for the visor area just to get the majority of it out, I then switched to a sanding or grinding wheel for the rest, finishing up with a diamond file for the tight spaces (mine is the NME Assassin), and sandpaper to end it off. For the keyslots on the back I used a drill bit and then diamond files.

Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #13 on: Jan 18, 2015, 12:07 AM »
Hmm. Would it be possible to do purely by X-acto knife?

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Re: I need a helm.
« Reply #14 on: Jan 18, 2015, 12:10 AM »
I'm not sure how thick his casts are, it may be difficult but if you do lots of passes with one it should work.

 


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