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  1. Drewski's Avatar
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    Dec 24, 2013, 12:59 AM - Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #1

    I have 3 helmets to display on wall above my TV but no shelf or stands. The cost of good stands and a shelf big enough is a pain. So I made these simple brackets that are very affordable. Metal piece from Home Depot $3.50 and wooden plaque to cover top of bracket $2.00 at Hobby Lobby. This first one was made big enough to accommodate the large Vader dome but looks good with other size lids. The wood plaque will be black with a red empire logo decal.

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    Dec 24, 2013, 10:36 AM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #2

    Pretty cool idea. I just use paper towel holders that I bought from bed bath & beyond for $18.
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    Dec 24, 2013, 2:09 PM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #3

    Is the metal piece already bent that way from Home Depot? Any pics on how you have everything together? I've been wanting to do something like this for my helmets & Batman cowls. Thanks for posting
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    Dec 25, 2013, 9:35 PM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #4

    Fantastic! I've been trying to figure out a way to get this done. You solved the issue for me. Thanks for sharing!
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    Dec 25, 2013, 10:29 PM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #5

    Great idea love the look of it . Post up a finished pic when you get a chance. Nice little room ya got going there!
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    Dec 28, 2013, 5:18 AM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #6

    Details as requested...The metal used was not pre-bent, it was a straight piece 3/4 in. wide, 1/8 in. thick and 36 in. long zinc plated. I started with the simple 90 degree bend 2 in. section that attaches to a 4 in. wooden circle cut from a piece of scrap i had. Thats the pad the helmet sits on. I needed about a 6 inch radius bend...for that i used the base of a coffee can. The metal was clamped to my workbench and a 1x2 cleat was placed at the point i wanted the bend to start, this kept the can from moving. The metal is lightweight enough to bend easily around the base of the can. I used all 36 inches of the piece, 2 at the pad, 8 to the start of the bend, 10 inches around the bend, that left 16 inches against wall. The wooden plaque is 7 inches in diameter and just hangs over mounting screws on its own hanger.

    Hoping thats enough details, thanks for looking. Ive also decided to stain the plaque red and use a silver/metallic vinyl decal.

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    Feb 9, 2014, 6:40 PM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #7

    Pics of complete hanger

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    Feb 10, 2014, 11:16 PM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #8

    I've been looking for a way to get my TK bucket out of its storage bag..
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    Feb 10, 2014, 11:44 PM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #9

    very cool .. thank you for posting this .... the cog really sets it off ...i bet a fett chest logo would look really cool on one of those
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    Apr 8, 2014, 11:19 PM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #10

    This is too cool! I've been trying to find a cheap and easy way to display mine, but still make it look awesome. Great idea!
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    Apr 9, 2014, 6:58 PM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #11

    My god is great idea!!! congratulations is very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    May 17, 2014, 7:01 PM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #12

    I gotta get off my arse and build some of these...
  14. May 23, 2014, 2:33 PM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #13

    Not a bad idea.

    looks simple to make too

    Genius.

    like the look of your room
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    Jun 15, 2014, 3:20 PM - Re: Custom wall mount helmet display fixtures #14

    For the past 2 months I've been doing my first scratch build....a Fett helmet. This has given me absolute inspiration..... I'm going to mount it like yours in my little lad's bedroom!

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