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Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    SuperTrooper said: View Post
    Ususally it takes honorable active duty service during wartime in an area relating to said war. It is also issued to fresh airman, soldiers, marines, seaman etc. when joining during wartime. Also anyone who is guard or reserve and becomes eligible for an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, or Southwest Asia Service Medal is automatically qualified for the NDSM.

    Hope this clears things up



    http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/natdef.shtml
    I hope I didn't offend. I just meant that there is always seeming to be a "next time" for those that didn't get involved this round or came a bit too late. I've been in long enough to have been awarded two or three of them (old, I know) There will always be another conflict for those to participate in.

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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    hehe no offense taken. I just figured I would clear some things up.

    anyone know of a transparent blue or gold paint to use on a clear visor?

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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    I wish... I'm trying to find a blue mirrored finish for mine.

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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    Well I've got a few pictures of my work for general opinion. Its still in progress so tell me what you think.
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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    looking good! Can't wait to see 'em finished!

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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    I'm thinking of redoing the blue in flat blue instead of gloss. It is the navy and gloss makes sense, but flat just looks better in my opinion. I'll have to get some and do a test patch to see how it looks. Got a dremel set today and finally got the visors cut out. Next step is attaining the visors and I should be set!

    Updated pic with visor cutout:
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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    You could add matt clear to the navy and see how it looks? I like were this is going though so far so good

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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    Wow! Makes me wish I had a cool younger brother!

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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    I might try and do a flat navy blue and then do a gloss clear coat over top of that. that way it goes down smooth and I can possibly do some neat effects by glossing some areas and not others....we'll see. ordering the navy digital fabric today online, picking up some epoxy to attach the awards and quals, and picking up some RnB either today or tomorrow for doing the stalks and possibly some other tidbits.

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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    YOu are not going to like this but you have the ACU pattern camo the wrong orientation. You need to turn it 90 degrees.

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    Yeah I'm aware of the orientation issue. Unfortunately the only fabric sample I could get yeilded enough to cut them out in the arrangment they are in. Plus they are on with countertop adhesive so they definitely arn't going anywhere. It at least gets the whole design of it going, but I will be sure to arrange the Navy camo in the right way. Luckily I ordered a yard of the stuff.......maybe I'll see about getting a new ACU bandana so I can get it right. Kind of bugging me now that you mention it.

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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    well both helmets are built and ready to attach visors and awards. ordering some custom colored visors about $30 a pop. here I was trying to be frugal. oh well. pics coming soon! I want to get the visors installed first.

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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    just like I promised. No visors yet, but the RF tops are good to go
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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    Pretty cool designs. Probably the first time I've ever liked digital camo on a Mando helmet. Then again, these are special themed helmets so it fits. Can't wait to see them complete.

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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    I've got the visors incoming, and will be purchasing some mirrored gold and blue window tint to complete my concepts. I want to see how they look with just smoke first though so we'll see. camo is also a possible, and if I order it, it will be here sometime next week most likely. still need to attach the awards and qualifications. can't wait to make some more progress on these!

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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    Well after taking a little longer than anticipated to complete, the first helmet is done and has been given to my brother Jason now that he is back home on RnR. Here are a few pictures of it. The other Navy helmet is taking a little bit longer as I want to incorporate more variations of blue into it if I can't find a solid supplier for the new Navy digital camo design.






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    Re: Helmet builds for my two brothers overseas

    Another thought I had is adding a kill stripe for every tour they complete. An idea but I'll see how they like the helmets first

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