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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never worked with molded thin plastics before, but it seems that this is a pretty good media for RFT helmets. It's light, flexible and seems to have fair strength, especially where parts are layered.

I have nearly completed my TK-560 kit. If you take your time, I recommend building your own from a kit like this. It is a great feeling of accomplishment when you put it on for the first time! Cool
By the way, this is my good friend, Dummy, wearing my bucket. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That chin cup looks big. Shocked

Is it the way you trimmed it? I think so.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're right, Loreen. It covered my beard so well that I thought being larger would help the appearance, but I'm going to go back and trim it some more. My lower lip keeps hiding under the edge. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are RFT helmets called buckets?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that's a general term for any helmet, but they are also affectionately know as "salad bowls. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedi Loreen Shadowchaser wrote:
I think that's a general term for any helmet, but they are also affectionately know as "salad bowls. Wink


Flip them backwards and you got a sun bonnet. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finished my RFT helmet from TK560 and it's very nice et VERY sturdy, it's a very nice kit for the price and easy to put together. I will wear it for the first time on the St-Patrick day parade in Boston. Smile

It's a fair kit, so I hope it will help you to choose. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedi Loreen Shadowchaser wrote:
I think that's a general term for any helmet, but they are also affectionately know as "salad bowls. Wink


I've already thought up a derogatory term for them, that I may start calling them after I join the 501st Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LizardJedi wrote:
Jedi Loreen Shadowchaser wrote:
I think that's a general term for any helmet, but they are also affectionately know as "salad bowls. Wink


I've already thought up a derogatory term for them, that I may start calling them after I join the 501st Razz


Oh no no......Do tell!!!! Razz

We could always glue a handle on the side of our buckets and use them as beer mugs. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Tk 56o Bucket as well and it has held up VERY well for me !
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we scared the originator of this thread. He's never posted since his first post in the thread. Surprised
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rock out with the tk560 helmet and it's absolutely wonderful. The only thing I've done to it was change the chin strap today. I made it a bit longer so that it doesn't feel like my chin is going to meet my forehead. That was like a $2 mod with the stretch stuff coming from JoAnn fabrics. I've only done two troops with it so far and another one tomorrow (in several hours actually), but it kicks around in my quarters quite a bit. I'm toying with the idea of an antenna, but that's about it though. Would the antenna have to be metal?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grey Jedi wrote:
I think we scared the originator of this thread. He's never posted since his first post in the thread. Surprised


Laughing No worries. I actually got myself a studio creations changable helmet for about $20-30 less than they usually sell them for. It came in this last week and I have just finished putting in my appl for RFT only moments ago. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacRican wrote:
. I'm toying with the idea of an antenna, but that's about it though. Would the antenna have to be metal?


What else would you make it out of? Plastic? I don't know if that would hold up.

Mine is made of spring steel that I bent in a gentle curve that takes it behind and a bit over the back of the helmet. I put a drop of hot glue on the end for safety.

It's more in keeping with the look of the film than a straight, telescoping antenna.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually I have an old Motorola flip phone
(http://lekowicz.com/wren_forum/wp-content/imageposts/2007/07/old-motorola-and-iphone-thumb.jpg)

that I was considering taking apart for the antenna and find a way to mod it into the com box.
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