Feb 17, 2007, 8:48 AM - Re: Zam Helmet
Ok plz excuse my face and what im wearing! LOL
Feb 17, 2007, 9:04 AM - Re: Zam Helmet
Looks totally fine. It just hurts, I know. It looks big enough for you, you even have space next to your ear, so I wouldn't worry about moving the ears out. What hurts is the two pieces on the side that comes in, and that's something that you might not be able to help. Try a shoulder pad or something...Wow, you're lucky, you have tabs! All of mine fell off, they were fragile. He never gave me a hose either. Is your hose split down the center on the other side? I am wondering if it's just a tube to stick cable wires in.
Feb 17, 2007, 10:21 AM - Re: Zam Helmet
Looks fine to me too! Yeah...it just hurts. Try attaching some thin padding to the exact spots that hurt the most - it'll help! Noticed that the right ear piece sticks out - just like mine!
ZIA - the hose on my helmet is just 1/2 a hose, split along the middle with foam and two wires holding it in place. You could easily get some at Home Depot and stick on your helmet!
Feb 17, 2007, 11:03 AM - Re: Zam Helmet
MM - yeah, now that I think about it...I was hoping he would've pre-installed it into mine. I have some downstairs, and when we were in a mad rush for Dragon Con, he didn't have time to install it. I think I brought some to DCB when we went to visit him way back when and he said he already had some. The hose is from Home Depot or any other place like that but it's a plastic hose for hiding cableing. All the tabs broke off too. I had the first "test" helm.
Feb 17, 2007, 2:07 PM - Re: Zam Helmet
Yeah, it does look good to me too. You even kinda have the Leeanna Walsman look with the bucket on.
Feb 18, 2007, 11:28 AM - Re: Zam Helmet
ZIA ... couldn't you go the "cheap" route and just use some modeling clay to replace the tabs? At least until MonCal makes his helmet run?
Feb 18, 2007, 1:54 PM - Re: Zam Helmet
nope, modeling clay doesn't stay.
I have to think about more permanent solutions. I think I have to sculpt, mold, and cast a new set to stick on or sculpt out of something more durable and then e6000 them together or something stable.
Last edited by Zam I Am; Feb 18, 2007 at 2:21 PM.
Feb 19, 2007, 7:41 AM - Re: Zam Helmet
Thanx for the feedback guys and for the compliment Penny!!
I still thought it sat far too high tho because im a fussy annoying perfectionist LOL!!
Luckily John went at it with a dremmel and took a few of the tight spots out and now it sits so much better!!! Im really happy with it now! Its amazing how much even 1cm will make a total differance to how you see something on yourself.
We are just going to do a bit of work on the brim and it will be perfect!!! SoooooooOoooooo HAPPY!!! I was thinking it was gonna be slice and dice for it LOL!!
Feb 19, 2007, 10:54 AM - Re: Zam Helmet
Well, what I meant was make the tabs themselves out of the clay, baking them with the same type of metal fasteners as the original tabs, and then using the E6000 to stick them in place. Just avoiding having to make molds and casting stuff and all that....
Zam I Am said:
Langsuir666: Yeah, I ended up dampening the brim and re-molding it a bit too, to reshape it. Glad you got it the helmet to fit more comfortably though! Also be sure to check the screws and such on the binocs, mine tend to come loose quite easily!
Feb 19, 2007, 11:33 AM - Re: Zam Helmet
MM: true, but I reckon' they'll fall off again. Even as hopeful as I am about their permanency. I dunno~ That's not something that I am really really going to worry about at this point. I have other things on my costume that I am fixing right now. Most people aren't worried about the tabs as they are the other major parts. They don't seem to notice. Everyone's gaze straight for 1) blaster 2)helm's binocs 3) skirt 4) shoe spikes 5) front armor Eh- 4,5 seem to be tied. Most people's glances go head to toe.
Feb 19, 2007, 1:29 PM - Re: Zam Helmet
MM i changed the screws over to nylon locking nuts for her as just 5 minutes fiddling ended up with the whole assembly coming lose in my hands. I thought there'd be tears but I quickly distracted her, so she never knew.....until now!
Screws changed, problem gone
Just need to try and find a way to put the whole assembly linked to a servo now.
I'd love to see that assembly move at the flick of a switch!
Feb 21, 2007, 5:29 PM - Re: Zam Helmet
Apr 5, 2009, 2:54 PM - Re: Zam Helmet
So I guess those of us with big heads (lol) are just out of luck, huh?
Apr 5, 2009, 2:59 PM - Re: Zam Helmet
You could always cut the helmet apart and put it back together larger. You might also be able to find a Judz Dwedd helmet...but don't count on that. I believe those helmets were bigger though.
Apr 5, 2009, 7:14 PM - Re: Zam Helmet
Apr 5, 2009, 8:16 PM - Re: Zam Helmet
Otter, I stretched my DCB/MonCal helmet out with a hair dryer. I warmed it up, one side at a time, then jammed it on my head repeatedly and held it there until it cooled off. (Be careful, you can heat up fiberglass hot enough to scald your head.) I also dremelled out the front lip a bit.
Worked. Still gives me a headache wearing it longer than 7 hours, but I'm tuning it.
Apr 6, 2009, 4:28 PM - Re: Zam Helmet
Awesome, thanks for the tip!
May 8, 2009, 10:25 AM - Re: Zam Helmet
My helmet was a disaster. The one I bought couldn't fit on my head. Then I went to a leather worker who attempted to do me one completely out of leather (minus the back piece and the ear muffs). It was huge. So of course we had to go back to the first one and try to shave more of the inside down. This 2 days before a very important event. In the end we managed to fit it on my head.
This is me with my friend, Jango72
Today me and my dad are going to try and get the piences for the bino unit and attempt to attach the binos. Does anyone know how to cut the Bushnell 10x25 (whatever they are) or have a top view of their helmet?
*DF* or now *ZAMber*
(not yet a member)
May 8, 2009, 6:31 PM - Re: Zam Helmet
DF - you might try doing what Shiruba did - stretching the helmet out with a hairdryer. (A few posts above yours)
As far as how the binocs are cut apart... I thought DCB had made a mini-demo on it here. Did you do a search within the Zam threads? I seem to remember seeing a few pictures on it at one time. I didn't keep copies as I bought my complete helmet from him. (*sorry*) I do know that the armatures themselves are separate from the binocs - other than that... I just don't know.
Jun 16, 2009, 10:40 AM - Re: Zam Helmet
hi Moncal, I have just started looking for parts for my Zam uniform..so pleease put me on the list for a helmet too.
May 7, 2010, 5:56 PM - Re: Zam Helmet
So, has anyone figured out how to make the binocs functional and if not, what do you recommend for securing the binocs to the top of the helmet so they don't fall off?
Jul 27, 2010, 8:03 PM - Re: Zam Helmet
Hi, MonCal, I saw your old post from 2006 and I was wondering if you offer Zam helmets. I made one that is so not authentic. I just used it for my son's 6th birthday party and used whatever I found in the house, but I'm headed to C5 and wanted something a little more real.
Jul 28, 2010, 6:37 AM - Re: Zam Helmet
I'd be interested in a helmet, too, MonCal... whenever you get around to it. No rush - I've been collecting Zam bits for years and have yet to get started assembling!