Got a good helmet BUT

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    Got a good helmet BUT

    I got a new helmet that is resin fiberglass, BUT I think it is too big for my little head. There seems to be a lot of room and very little of my neck shows. The base measures 9 and a quarter inches ear to ear. Anyone have any suggestions or do you think I could ask the seller for maybe a smaller size (which I did not think to ask).

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    Mullreel's Avatar
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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    Who is the maker?

    Also the helmet should look a bit big if you are not in armor. You will be adding some padding inside the bucket to fit it to your noggin.

    Do you have a pic?

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    By Fettpride

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    That looks proportional to me. You just need to add padding. If you go with a smaller helmet, you will look like a pinhead. The size looks a lot different when all the armor is on.

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    Looks good to me too and that is a mighty fine bucket you have. All said and done once you add some padding in there for your head that will raise the bucket up more than likely almost a half inch which should be fine.

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    Yeah, what everyone else said. If you want to see what it can look like, fold a hand towel or something and put it between the top of your head and the "ceiling" of the helmet, and shoot a picture! Looks great so far.

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    Looks proportional and a nice, clean casting, too!

    Thought I was the only wierdo that did the hand-towel trick.LOL!
    Get's funny looks from the other half when she walks by the bathroom and sees me in front of the mirror with one on my head.

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    Thank you all, and I will try the towel thing when the wife is not in the room. I will go ahead with paint and such. Thanks again all.

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    Helmet looks great. Where did you get it?

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    I say it looks right but you need to grow your neck out a little.

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    I usually use a 1" roll of masking tape as my test-padding. the circular opening in the roll helps keep it on my head

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    for my first troop i didn't have padding in my helmet yet so i had a hand towel up in my bucket too, lol! it's not great, but it get's the job done!

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    I usually use a 1" roll of masking tape as my test-padding. the circular opening in the roll helps keep it on my head
    GENIUS!!!

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    Cjack350 I got this helmet from member Fettpride at FPARMOR.Com

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    High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    foam for window air conditioners its black and looks ok in the helmet if anyone looks at it you can cut it down to make it thinner if its to thick

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    Re: Got a good helmet BUT

    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    foam for window air conditioners its black and looks ok in the helmet if anyone looks at it you can cut it down to make it thinner if its to thick
    Exactly what's inside my helmet!

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