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 Post subject: Help needed with helmet
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 10:11 pm 

Country: United Kingdom
Hi all, I suspect until I get my head around this build there wil be lots of questions (apologies in advance). Here is the first;

The front plate of the helmet. What does everybody use? I have just made one from pepakura but it just doesn't fit the steel M1 helmet that I am using for the lid. I don't think any messing about with this pepakura plate will work. Just wondered what others have used?

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 11:25 pm 
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Location: Virginia
Service Number: A03/TQ2.0.02146E1
Country: United States
For scratch-building, I have used flower pots (Easily cut to shape, foam mat backing to give it depth) glued into place and a hand-hammered chunk of aluminum (not easy. really sucky actually, but satisfying) riveted in place.

If you just want to buy something, For your region I recommend you reach out to "Chef" at chefscreations. I've never seen any specific breakdowns advertised of individual parts on his site, but he has always been a reasonable fellow when I deal with him. I bet he has the part ready to go.


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:55 pm 
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Location: Boston, Lincolnshire, UK.
Service Number: A07/TQ1.0.52135E1
Country: United Kingdom
What BigBisonT said.

I got a vac formed strike plate and ear hinge from him a while back.

He will sell individual parts, if you ask him nicely.


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:38 am 

Location: Colorado
Service Number: A05/TQ3.0.02118E1
Country: United States
Agreed! Chef has been awesome when I’ve asked about individual parts.


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 2:09 pm 

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Cheers guys. I've now dropped Chef a line and I'll see what he can do for me.


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 7:43 pm 
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Location: oxfordshire UK
Service Number: A06/TQ1.0.02140E1
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you also have the option of trying spatcave for parts but that is us


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 8:11 pm 
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I cut the shape out of EVA foam, gym floor mat. I epoxied that to helmet while taped on realy tight. then used BONDO "high bond", it sticks a little better. i sanded a few coats of bondo until I had the shape, then sprayed silver and painted. Its realy durable and can always be altered and adjusted. This thread shows ther helmet when I redid it a while back.

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