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 Post subject: Looking for help for Hudson's helmet cover
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:23 pm 
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I bought PVB's old cover with the intention of making a Hudson helmet display.

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I have a spare helmet from my in-limbo web series, so why not dress it up? If I ever get around to filming and need it I can just take the cover off!

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I'm still adjusting the fit, but you get the idea.

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So I have great images of the "BRAIN DEAD" across the front and the Eightball on the back, but I'm not 100% confident on the Countdown Calendar. Does anyone have reference pictures showing the top of the calendar in particular?

I just want to be sure I'm doing it right before I start drawing on this thing as there's no "undo" button if I mess up!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:43 am 
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Here's another reproduction, this time with the top words more clearly shown. I see "short and sweet" across the top. Do we have any evidence to back this up from the actual film though?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:00 pm 
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I always thought the boxes had numbers and strikes in them, this one has the boxes empty?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:17 pm 
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It should have the months written in there, with all but July crossed out. Funny that they missed that!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:28 am 

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it has 12 boxes one for each month. With a cross threw all but one. because his going home in a month. don't quote me tho. but if you go to the archive pics of hudson you can see a pic with the months written on the angle and the cross over them.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:56 am 
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Yup, there are 11 months crossed out. The months end with July which isn't crossed out, and below it he's written "GAME OVER". For the life of me I can't find a clear shot of the top to verify the "SHORT & SWEET" motto. I'm probably going to just do the parts that are verified and then if I ever find confirmation of the top slogan I can add it then.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:48 pm 
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The actual 'name' for that box is a 'short timer's calendar' it was a Vietnam thing, and is a nice touch considering Cameron wanted them to be 'Vietnam' marines

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:33 pm 
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Above the calendar I feel like I'm seeing the word "remember" or "reminder" or possibly even "calendar"??

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Also, does it look to anyone else like the name stencil on the back is a piece of camo fabric and *not* the usual OD strap material?

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Thanks to Moosh for all these great shots!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:08 am 
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Ooh, Moosh just offered up "short timer" as a possibilty. What do folks think?

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Dunno if this has been asked before, but what happened to the screen used helmet?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:59 pm 
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Here's where I'm at so far:

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Still a few things to improve (like the helmet band) but it's getting there! Thanks to Moosh and SpaceJockey and PVB for helping me get this far.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:36 pm 
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Great idea man. Looking very good.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:13 pm 
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Just a reminder guys to soak your covers in water before stretching them over your helmets.

**oops, sorry for the necro post**

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:23 pm 
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Well its an awesome thread so its nice to see it revived lol

Retro...did you even find a decent close enough band? I'm still looking.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:48 pm 
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I don't know how accurate they are to the movie but 'Vietnam Helmet Band' on ebay throws up a bunch of listings...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:01 am 
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Cheers.

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