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    Jul 4, 2015, 12:52 AM - Helmet Display Mount #1

    So I was really inspired by Jayvee use of a clock to make his display stand that I saw on this post:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/d...hlight=display

    I was going to give it a crack, but then I realized that I really did not any desk room in my office or mancave to display on a stand. So I was left with the only option of mounting my helmets on the wall.
    I really did not like the generic options you find online or in the store. But on a recent trip to Home Depot and walking down the plumbing isle, it hit me. Black steel piping, it looks industrial, dirty and perfect for Boba Fett.

    I bought all the piping pieces I needed for $12 from Home Depot




    In order to make the helmet sit steady, I took a visit to Hobby lobby to pick up some foam, .5 inch round wooden rod and wood circle board for the bargin price of $8.



    I simply used gorilla glue to add the foam and a screw to connect the rod and the circle board. I also used a bracket with duck tape. A bit of overkill, but I don't want this piece wobbling loose and hearing my helmet
    come crashing down in the middle of the night.





    When mounting the metal floor mount to the wall, remember to use a stud finder to hit the stud or use some quality self drilling dry wall anchors to make this mount solid.



    Boom! Easy Peasy and for about $20.
    I love the industrial look for this bad boy. I will add a second wall mount for my Stormtrooper Helmet.


    Last edited by TAguirre; Jul 4, 2015 at 1:02 AM.
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  3. Jul 4, 2015, 2:16 AM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #2

    Love it!!
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    Jul 4, 2015, 10:17 AM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #3

    Dude that rocks!
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    Jul 4, 2015, 5:13 PM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #4

    good cheap idea. I might have to copy that for my garage wall.
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    Jul 5, 2015, 12:08 AM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #5

    Quote fettfw3 said: View Post
    good cheap idea. I might have to copy that for my garage wall.
    By all means fettfw3 go for it, that is why I shared it. So many great ideas on this forum, which makes it great.

    You can also go with a 3/4 or 1inch for a thicker/bigger pipe look as well.

    Here is my finished mounting of both buckets:





    Last edited by TAguirre; Jul 5, 2015 at 9:56 AM.
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    Jul 5, 2015, 9:32 AM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #6

    Great idea, with a great looking set up.
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    Jul 7, 2015, 10:05 PM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #7

    What is your Lego Slave I propped up with?
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    Jul 7, 2015, 10:13 PM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #8

    Is a cheap idea. But it have a lot of style . I will do the same !!!!!!
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    Jul 7, 2015, 11:07 PM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #9

    Quote super3 said: View Post
    What is your Lego Slave I propped up with?
    Super3, it is a 2 inch metal L bracket that I had painted for another project and was an extra piece. You can find the bracket at Home Depot or Lowes for $3. I put a small piece of duck tape under Slave1 and near the bottom corner of the bracket to keep it from accidentally sliding. It has held up so far. I guess our next SoCal earthquake will put it to the test.
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    Aug 23, 2015, 7:51 PM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #10

    Wow looks great. I'm going to have to do this.
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    Aug 24, 2015, 10:57 AM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #11

    Yeah, this is what I've been looking for as well.
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    Aug 31, 2015, 2:31 PM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #12

    This is a great idea!

    I did the same thing but for the "vertical" piece of pipe I used an 8" section instead of 12". I just wanted to hide the pipe as much as possible.

    For the top of the mount (where the helmet rests) I just bought a pack of 2.5" felt pads with sticky backs. (Like you'd use under a table, chair or sofa if you have a wood floor and don't want to scratch it.)

    Now, because of this wall mount, I'm in the market for a new Fett helmet to put above the Stormy!

    thanks!!

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    Also used them for my LOTR helmets!
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    Aug 31, 2015, 7:02 PM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #13

    Man, you guys are so on another level than me with these displays lol


    Sent from a galaxy far far away
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    Aug 31, 2015, 9:41 PM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #14

    @darthwhitey Outstanding man!!!
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    Sep 2, 2015, 2:38 PM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #15

    Thanks TA...!!

    The great thing about this mount is that it can be fully adjustable to fit your size helmet. If you want (or need) the helmet to sit out further from the wall just buy a longer section of 1/2" pipe. If you want/need the helmet to stand up taller on the mount (with some exposed pipe like TAguirre did) just buy a longer vertical pipe.


    This pipe is really cheap and can be found everywhere. Remember that there are really two styes, the typical "galvanized" (silver color) pipe and the "black" pipe that is darker and works better (I think) for stuff like this. It comes in many widths, but the 1/2" size is more than enough to support any helmet and look great. For a thicker look, go with the 1" pipe...or bigger.


    I used this same pipe to make a eFX Captain America shield stand!
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    Oct 12, 2015, 10:10 AM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #16

    I have built a custom lego stand for my slave 1 I can post pics if you want.
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    Oct 12, 2015, 10:54 PM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #17

    Did this method myself. Perfect for my office. Thank you TAguirre for the tutorial!

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    Have a SGB RMV1 and V2 up there as well. Nice to look over at those throughout my workday.
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    Oct 13, 2015, 7:21 AM - Re: Helmet Display Mount #18

    Some great ideas in here

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