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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:48 pm    Post subject: American football helmet Reply with quote

Anyone ever tried using a football helmet as the basis for an x-wing helmet? I have one in the garage but I don't know if I even ought to try..
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could give it a try if you wanted but the shape of a football helmet is pretty different from the shape of an X-wing pilot helmet so it probably wouldn't be approved without a whole lot of modifications and sculpting. But you could give it a shot if it's something that interests you.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're totally right... stripped the fittings off it last night and the shell looked ridiculous. It "might" have been possible with a smaller size with a trimmed down lining. But my one is a non starter. Thanks for the feedback.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing with the X-wing helmets is that they are quite wide around the ears, so as to be able to fit large headphones inside. I don't think American Football helmets would work, as they don't bulge out that much.

I was once given a motorcycle helmet as a gift and I thought I could sculpt the visor cover with rams horns on top. It didn't look right. The helmet was too straight below the rams horns where it should have bulged out.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was creating a board on Pintrest yesterday and came across a video for turning a football or baseball helmet into an X-Wing helmet. It did require some add-ons, but it looked pretty good. If I find it again, I will post the link.
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