1. Sirene's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    May 17, 2013, 8:24 AM - Brim Issues #1

    Ok, so I have a rather old pull of a helmet that I'm going to use, but I'm having a heck of a hard time getting a pattern for the brim. I have the basic shape, but when I pull the cardboard pattern down over the helmet, it warps the brim and it just doesn't sit properly.

    I'm guessing that I will have to stretch the brim leather to get the right shape a bit? Does anyone have experience with this?
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  3. HuskerClone's Avatar
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    May 20, 2013, 11:13 PM - Re: Brim Issues #2

    I had to stretch it a bit. It does need to drop down on the back side significantly - its not like a straight hat brim.

    I made one that fit tight and used a thick layer of epoxy underneath to attach it. I did the front side so the angle was right, let it dry, adjusted the sides and did those, let it dry, and then did the back.
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    May 21, 2013, 1:04 PM - Re: Brim Issues #3

    Hm. I'll give that a go. My significant other finessed my brim pattern so it's sitting on the helmet a bit better. It's also made of fun foam - even though it's lighter than the leather I have, it's closer in behaviour than the card stock was. I think I may make the inner hole slightly smaller than the pattern but soak the leather so I can stretch it and form it.
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    May 26, 2013, 5:41 PM - Re: Brim Issues #4

    Ok,so I soaked the leather in lukewarm water and it seems to be sitting perfectly. Once I get the ears glued in and the helmet painted, I will affix the brim and weather it. So far I'm happy with how it looks.
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    Dec 27, 2013, 6:48 AM - Re: Brim Issues #5

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