Good info to know! I'm sure every time you have to epoxy styrene in like that, it contributes to overall stiffen the helmet some...
It does indeed. With the interior and visor taken out, this thing is very flimsy. I feel like I could break it at any moment, specifically the mandible area.Good info to know! I'm sure every time you have to epoxy styrene in like that, it contributes to overall stiffen the helmet some...
Nice, do you have a thread anywhere on moding these helmets? I'm curious what all you've done with them.
It’s not hard at all. It’s just several screws. You need to take off both ears first because there are some screws that hold on the interior ear pieces from the outside. Then you take out the small back piece that covers up the keyholes and that will let the back parts with the padding loose. Then you can take out the front piece that holds the visor in. Let me know if you need any further assistance. I’ll be happy to help.You didn't show any pics of the interior coming out. How hard is it to take out? I'm going to repaint it as a custom and I want to take it apart so that it will be easier to mask and repaint.
You only need to be careful taking the outer ears off or you might break the tabs off. Although if you go slow and use gentle pressure, you shouldn’t have any problems.OK, cool! It looked straight forward. I was worried about things that needed to be broken inside to take it apart.
Yes it is. It needs to move down a bit so I need to trim it some to fit. I do plan to paint it, but I need to get the ear situation finished first so everything lines up. There are a lot of interlocking parts on the interior, so it adds to the problem, unlike a cast helmet.Is that an mq-1 I see? hehehe
Looking great! I'd imagine the paintjob's gonna be the part to make this bad boy shine.
Same intent I have with my ROTJ mod.You are absolutely correct, but that’s not the point. I already have a completed helmet that I got from ToEleven and painted myself for my kit. I purchased this helmet solely as a fun project to see what the possibilities were. I have no intentions of trying to get this thing 501st approved or anything. I realize it’s shortcomings and issues but was interested more in it’s potential.