Helmet Inside

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    Helmet Inside

    Having recently repainted my Rubies helmet I thought I'd give the inside the 'once over'. I gave it a new visor (the old one was REAL bad) as well.
    Here are some pics of what I did ... essentially I followed the layout of the Riddell helmet inside (no sense going with one of those fantastic Marrow Sun kits on a crappy Rubies!!). I started with foam from a local craft shop and cut the foam to the desired shapes (lots of cutting and trimming to get the right size and thicknesses) and spray painted them. Then I glued them into place inside the helmet.

    Rather than go with a hardhat liner I added more foam pieces until the helmet/foam fit comfy on my head. In the end it turned out okay !

    I had to work around my switches and fan which I had already glued in place, but that didn't end up being too big a problem.









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    Re: Helmet Inside

    That came out really well. Congrats on a job well done.

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    Is that like soft-squishy foam? Looks very well done for a rubies. Wondering, is the fan the only electronic device you have in there? I see some wires attached to small square pads on the cheek portion.

    -tubachris

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    Cool beans man!!!! Looks good need to do the inside of my helmet also.

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    Very nice job. Looks like that is a helmet that is comfortable to wear!

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    That looks really well good, great job my friend.

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    Nice. You did a sweet job on that

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    That is a great idea you get a cool looking helmet interior with the functionality of padding.

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    Re: Helmet Inside

    how did you mount the fans? i'm curious what you used for the spacer.

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    Re: Helmet Inside

    Thanks for the comments.

    As for the fans/wiring, there are two switches that drive the fan and the rangefinder lights off the 9v battery. The fan is at the curve of helmet and where the slot runs down the left side, so it pulls in air from outside and moves it around the inside quite nicely without any overheating issues. I can turn the fan and lights on independently 'cause up here in Nova Scotia you don't need the fan that much

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    With a Boba helmet, do you need a vent for the fan or is the fan in there enough to cool the helmet without fogging?

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    what did you use for the spacer to mount it on? so it can get a little air behind it.

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    It seems to pull enough air in thru the 'slot' on the side of the helmet to keep the air moving around good enough.

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    any chance you could post a close up pic of the fan? i'm still not quite "seeing" it in my head.

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    I couldn't fit my head in with all that stuff...heh heh

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    I couldn't fit my head in with all that stuff...heh heh
    that's why i had to sell my marrow sun interior kit. no room for my head anymore

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    is the marrow sun interior kit still avaliable?

    -Steve-

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    Re: Helmet Inside

    SMR2005PCwiz said: View Post
    is the marrow sun interior kit still avaliable?

    -Steve-
    Only limited editions. Contact MS by PM.



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    Re: Helmet Inside

    Very nice and very Star-Wars-esque.

    It wouldn't look out of place in the movies at all to see an interior like that.

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    Saint Nasty
    Here is a closeup of the fan area.


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    at first i thought this was the MS interior kit and once all the pictures loaded and i read your post i understood that you really made all of that

    it came out terrifically.

    I think it looks twice as good as it would have otherwise looked simply because i know it is handmade from found materials

    nice work

    -=QuinN!

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    how much did that all cost you material wise?

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    CombatBaby ... it was actually REAL cheap to do.

    Foam - $2.50
    Paint - $0 had some spray cans around (primer red, orange, aluminum, flat black)
    Computer chips - $0 I was throwing old 32Mb chips out
    Wire - $0.10 only a few inches of hookup wire I had around

    So .... < $5.00

    The fan and the battery, two toggle switches and rangefinder LEDs were already in place, but if you count them that's another ($10,$5,$2,$2,$3) or another $22. That puts the entire interior, fan and lights at $25-$30 (Canadian )

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    Really amazing work there! Now I have to go rip the interior out of mine and try it!

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