Vac-formed Helmet

Jodo Kast 2749

Active Hunter
I've always wondered by no one has offered Fett helmet out of vaccuformed plastic. You could do it as 3 parts - dome, front and back. The ear pieces would cover the seems.

I know a vac'd helmet wouldn't be as strong (or as accurate to some degree) as a fibreglass helmet and some of the details would be a bit softer but an ABS Fett helmet would still be pretty sweet and damned light.



Hmmmm.....
 

GCNgamer128

Sr Hunter
Jodo_Kast said:
I've always wondered by no one has offered Fett helmet out of vaccuformed plastic. You could do it as 3 parts - dome, front and back. The ear pieces would cover the seems.

I know a vac'd helmet wouldn't be as strong (or as accurate to some degree) as a fibreglass helmet and some of the details would be a bit softer but an ABS Fett helmet would still be pretty sweet and damned light.



Hmmmm.....
I've always wondered about that one too.
 

Christo Fett

Active Hunter
JoNich said:
Wouldn't it be very much more prone to flexing or cracking?
That is probably the issue. Although trooper helmets are made from ABS or Styrene, Trooper helmets do not have as much paint on them (if any) as a Fett bucket does. Imagine all your hard work painting your bucket and the paintjob starts to crack and flake off after some wear and tear.
 

Fosterkeri

Hunter
Man I tell ya...there are some talented people out there!!! I've always wanted to get into vac-forming...looks like it is very tidious and time consuming. Nice pics Jango Fett Jr. Thanks for sharing.
 

CombatBaby

Well-Known Hunter
If you're concerned about that, it'd just be best to form the helmet and then coat the inside with some resin just to give it some extra strength, then it's not full fiberglass, but still has extra stability


-=QuinN!
 
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