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 Post subject: Dropship pilot helmet build.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:02 pm 
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wrapped up this build for a customer today. He supplied the helmet and casts of the all the greeblies and i did the rest :) Hardest part would be those damn cables on the right ear.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:04 pm 
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How much would one of those builds set one back?

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 Post subject: Re: Dropship pilot helmet build.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:05 pm 
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Location: Wolfsburg Niedersachsen
Service Number: A12/TQ2.0.02132E1
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Beautiful work as always nick,I know the owner of this helmet and all I can say is that he is overwhelmed with happiness with the job you did,and all I can say is well done mate:)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:01 am 
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Wow....that is indeed a beautiful job mate. No making of pics? I love a good "making" thread. Even so...stellar job!!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:41 pm 
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Hardest part on mine was trimming the visor knob flanges down from four to two. I cut my fingers into a bloody mess for a detail most folks wouldn't even notice. Such is life!

That's a neat stand! did you mod an existing stand with a sticker of some sort or did you make it from scratch?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:57 pm 
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Beautiful work as always nick,I know the owner of this helmet and all I can say is that he is overwhelmed with happiness with the job you did,and all I can say is well done mate:)

What Neil wrote great work! As always a great light weathering.
I would surely be happy to have such a helmet myself.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:04 pm 
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Stunning work Nick! On my want list! Where do you get the greebles for one?

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Outstanding work Nick!!!!!

I'd love a dropship helmet myself.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:56 pm 
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Saw over on FB Nick. An Amazing Job mate

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 Post subject: Re: Dropship pilot helmet build.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:53 am 
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Location: Los Angeles
Country: United States
Anyone looking for the helmet parts set, contact Stephen210.


Since photobucket started charging, most of my old picts are down.

I can re-post my build picts soon.


Nice to see some more DS helmet builds!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:32 am 
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Hardest part on mine was trimming the visor knob flanges down from four to two. I cut my fingers into a bloody mess for a detail most folks wouldn't even notice. Such is life!

That's a neat stand! did you mod an existing stand with a sticker of some sort or did you make it from scratch?


Sadly(?) this detail slipped my notice until the helmet was boxed up and ready for the post. Is it a full metal part?

The stand is actually a toilet roll holder from a local shop which I added a rubber dome casting to the top off so the helmet sits securely on top, painted black and added a spare decal I had to the base which just happened to be the perfect size.


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Stunning work Nick! On my want list! Where do you get the greebles for one?


Thanks Stimpy! The greebles were resin casts supplied by the client. Believe they were cast by stephen210.


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Wow....that is indeed a beautiful job mate. No making of pics? I love a good "making" thread. Even so...stellar job!!

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I have a few! Will upload them after work today :)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:09 pm 
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nick-a-tron wrote:
Sadly(?) this detail slipped my notice until the helmet was boxed up and ready for the post. Is it a full metal part?

The stand is actually a toilet roll holder from a local shop which I added a rubber dome casting to the top off so the helmet sits securely on top, painted black and added a spare decal I had to the base which just happened to be the perfect size.


The visor knob is just really hard plastic. It isn't a huge deal but maybe it can be unscrewed? I can check mine.

I never would have thought that was a toilet roll holder. Really smart idea man!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:46 pm 
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schotti wrote:
Beautiful work as always nick,I know the owner of this helmet and all I can say is that he is overwhelmed with happiness with the job you did,and all I can say is well done mate:)


Time to de-lurk here then. Yep, I am the more-than-happy customer here.

I am fully aware that it isn`t 100% screen accurate (the knob, the brown leather pieces (still pondering wheter to dye them olive), etc..
I am quite happy though that I have managed not to fall into the it-has-to-be-peeeerfect-trap with my props so far.

I really could not be happier with Nick´s stellar work here.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:39 pm 

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Amazing!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:08 am 
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I drooled on Facebook... :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:45 pm 

Location: Colorado
Service Number: A05/TQ3.0.02118E1
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I also saw this build on FB! I can't stop looking at the pictures of this helmet! I actually like the brown leather pieces and I did not notice the knob, even thou I'm aware of the "screen accurate" helmet. Fantastic work of art!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:07 pm 

Location: Wellywood, New Zealand.
Service Number: A10/TQ0.0.82146E1
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I also like that it's not 100% screen accurate, it's so nicely finished that SA doesn't really matter too much [imho].
That said, if SA is what you're going for, I've had good results with TRG Colour Dye for leather, canvas & vinyl.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:31 pm 
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The helmet absolutely looks fantastic, I didn't mean to detract by mentioning the knob.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:59 am 
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The helmet absolutely looks fantastic, I didn't mean to detract by mentioning the knob.


Haha! Im glad you did so I know for next time! Id rather be told than left in the dark.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:36 am 
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Awesome helmet, awesome work :D !! Congratulations !! :) I'm so excited, I'm on the start of making this beauty for me :)

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