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DIY Airbourne Helmet

 
Russe11
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I'm not a re-enactor and probably won't be able to make it to many WW2 airsoft games. I am just an airsofter after appropriate attire to go with my ASG Sten. I therefore didn't want to spend a fortune on a helmet so this is what I came up with:
I started with this helmet: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00C ... UTF8&psc=1

Using a stanley knife I cut the peak at the front off and then marked a horizontal line around the bottom of the helmet with masking tape. Everything below this line I then removed in the same way. The helmet is fairly thick heavy duty plastic so it takes a while.

The result was this:

It sat too high and was uncomfortable so next I removed all the interior and glued 4 bits of foam to the interior. With scrim and helmet net from Soldier of fortune I now have this:

I plan to obtain a modern Mk6 helmet strap as they are very like the Mk2 airbourne helmet strap apart from colour and the price.

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Topic starter Posted : 24/01/2014 8:06 pm
dadio
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not bad at all , a little too small but as a looks alike it's fine

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Posted : 24/01/2014 9:59 pm
Russe11
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not bad at all , a little too small but as a looks alike it's fine

I do have a very big head and for some reason the camera angle makes the helmet look smaller. It is probably slightly small but for some reason there aren't many adult sized toy helmets :D

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Topic starter Posted : 24/01/2014 10:40 pm
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