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SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

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    SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    Today I finished laying out, measuring and making a rough template of the inside of the FP, MR helmets.

    If you dont have a FP helmet, I highly recommend them. His worksmanship with the fiberglass is second to none. You wont get a sturdier, lighter, or cleaner helmet anywhere for the price.

    I will be using the premium kit. Though I feel the premium kit is overkill, because the budget kit is superb, either will work. If you want all those bling aluminum pieces, and the ability to paint it all seperate, then the premium kit is your huckleberry.

    This kit will be a full intrior. It will consiste of 4-5 skins, with padding inlays. I will over the next month, be laying out the internals.

    The sides and rear electronic prop pieces will be based on my V2 stormrider pieces. I will be re=-designing parts that I did not like on the first pass. Ill be adding a skin that goes under the pieces (The new version will have the old pieces attached so it will go in as one piece) that wraps from cheek to cheek. The cheek and mandible pieces will be covered, the forehead will have a wrap around, the T visor will have a gasket that goes all the way around it, and finally the dome will be made of pieces that fill most of the gaps.

    In the next days or so, I will show how I create the inner templates, and the layout/layup of the rear electronics.

    Thanks, really looking forward to doing this project. This will be my end all be all helmet for my white fett.

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    Glad to see this moving forward Mike. Really looking forward to it

    And thanks for doing this

    Chris

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    This should be good... pics pics pics..!!

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    Bring it ON!!! I love these! I need something like this for my Scout Trooper lid if you ever do "other" variants. Thanks for the work Mike!

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    I would do scout or stormtrooper versions if someone wants to loan me a scout helmet thats pretty common.

    I realize im better at these than I am making armour etc. Ill post pics of my method of getting the inner dimensions tonight. And a first look at the design/layout of the rear landscape.

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    Once the interior is painted and in the helmet would it still wearable for trooping ?
    I think this is a really cool idea to have an replicated interior rather than a blank interior for the helmet.

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    Yes, its soft foam/rubber like a nerf. There are other versions myself, and others have made. This particular version though, is going to fully engulf the inner of the helmet.

    Im currently slowly making patterns so that I can determine the fit, and the number of pieces needed. Most of it is simple, but where the dome curves, there has to be pieces that once shaped to the dome, come back fairly close together.

    I have what I think will be the rear electronics close. Im going to do some test fitting this week.

    If you search for stormrider V2 interior youll find many, many threads

    Thanks
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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    Thanks for that stormrider, I found the thread and saw the pictures it looks awsome do you have any of the original interior versions available for purchase painted finished and ready to place inside the fettpride helmet ?
    Last edited by Cinema Gary; Apr 15, 2010 at 12:58 PM.

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    I think I have a couple of sets laying around. Brown with the black weathered with silver wear.

    I had someone ask about a couple sets, but my mailbox was full and he never replied back.

    The new ones will fully engulf the innerds. The new ones use the old parts, and have many new parts to them.

    I should have some prelim pix as soon as my taxes are done

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    thanks for the reply, hope you get your taxes done.
    If you could let me know whne you get a moment, how much they will be including shipping to the UK,
    have great weekend

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    The old kits are 90 shipped to the uk, the new kits will be about double the amount of parts and will run under 150 shipped. I have to see how much tiem and rubber each takes first.

    This project isnt stalled, ive just run into some real world issues, and ive had to re-tile my kitchen and put new floors in, in order to sell my house. I had hoped to avoid having to sell it, but thats now the current course. Im almost done with the kitchen, once its done, I will lay out all the internal parts, clean them up, glue them down, and take a pic to show. I may work on that tonight after cutting some more of the tricky pieces of tile

    Im looking forward to it. On a side note, boomer sent me his biker scout helmet, and im also doing an interior for that. Should be really cool. Never worn one before, tried it on last night, and have all sorts of ideas!

    Thanks
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    Can't wait for the pics brother! We all know that life takes presidence over our hobie so just take care of business then let the cards fall where they may here man.

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    Better pic added below.
    Last edited by Stormrider; May 7, 2010 at 4:14 PM.

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    The center piece in this pic has been completed after the pic, built up, extended and detailed. The battery boxes are going to be optional, as some peoples nogins wont allow for those to be behind their head without making the helmet fit funny.

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    Wow Stormy, that seems to become an awesome addition to our FP Premium helmets ... I am very curious how this turns out! Keep us updated with pics bro.

    have to keep some money back for those!

    oh and almost forgot: **** good craftmanship bro!

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    Very nice!

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    super cool man love the little doodads and thingamajigs!

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    HOLY SCHNEIKYS!!!!

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    Awesomesauce; ever since I bought the mini Fett helmet that shows the inside detail I have wanted to for a bigger version helmet.

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    I am still drooling...
    Last edited by Boomer Fett; May 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM.

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    There will be movement tonight. Hope to finalize this piece, and paint it for molding. Ill pop a shot of how it will look before I drop it in silicone.

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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    Ok, so the rear is laid out the way I want it, and its got a nice coat of primer, getting rady for rubber.

    Ive had a few questiojns as to why I have changed some things.

    The main questions are 'Why did you remove your rear piece. The quick answer is, it needed to be a lot flatter in order to not cause problems with people with bigger noggins. The second reason is I felt the over detail, was more episode 123 than 4 5 6. Anotherwords. Too techy. I have revamped the sides to have less detail, and tried to give the whole rear piece a nice feel, that should match the rest of the helmet.

    The second question is, 'why arent there more pieces'. The simple answer is, you dont see it flat on, you see it from an angle, as noted in the pictures below. I wanted it to look techy, and full, but not overly so.

    Ill need to light sand some of the flat pieces and then spray one more time, and then it goes in rubber, should be able to put a rubber pull, in the helmet this weeknd for photos.



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    Re: SR V3 Helmet Interiors for FP and other MR based helmets. Progress

    Awesome! Count me in bro! I want one of those ...

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    Im thinking I want one but do I NEED one is the question...

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    [jedi mind trick on] you want to have it, you need it! [mind trick off]

    Seriously bro, I have the old ones and the helmet fits like a glove! There´s no better way for helmet padding.

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