help identifying helmet and making it fit

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This_Is_TinN
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help identifying helmet and making it fit

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Hi, casual kir kanos fan here :jax: I picked up this casted Royal Guard helmet and cheap costume over the weekend for a stupid low price, and I wanted to know if there's anything I can do to make it actually fit my noggin. won't go any lower than my eyebrows where the neck is. I heard from some 501st friends claiming they know of Sovereign Protectors who cut their helmets in order to fit them, but I doubt that mod would pass approvals. Anything I can do short of selling it and buying a new one?
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The cheap film that they called a visor I had removed, and the step for the visor was cracked on the right side. Lots of scuffing all over the thing. I think the right side sits higher than the left. Gonna need a lot of work to make it presentable. For now, it sits on top of my tower fan with the soft parts inside as a stand.
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I think the maker is Rubies or Don Post. Either way, I def am not gonna try applying to 501st with the soft parts. Probably would go for ROTS Royal and TFU Royal once I clear up my costume queue :saberpike:

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Hi,

I can’t help with identifying it, but I had the same problem with a 3d printed Senate Guard helmet I’m currently working on not fitting past my temples/eye area.

I made a cut in the center back and up over the top to about the center top. I then prised it out carefully and braced it while I filled the gap with a wedge of scrap plastic and internal bracing.

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That widened it enough to get it on. It’s still a bit tight getting it on, but it does now go on my head and it’s looking ok to me.

Perhaps this method would work for you.

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That helmet is an original 1990s Don Post softer vinyl helmet. I bought mine from the Star Wars Fan Club/Hyperspace in 1995. It is fragile and when heated by the sun/high temperatures will be very flexible. Be warned. If you leave it on it's back or face in storage it will slowly deform. Best to make a stand for it.

Check the forums for proper modifications to the Don Post helmet. You may want to ask if they are still allowed, but IMHO, it is one of the best sculpts out there, just small on most people. Here is a picture of my two Don Post Helmets. One is white, harder PVC like material and the closer one is the maroon vinyl. I lined both with fiberglass cloth and epoxy to repair holes and act as reinforcement. Image

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B-Man wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:52 pm Hi,

I can’t help with identifying it, but I had the same problem with a 3d printed Senate Guard helmet I’m currently working on not fitting past my temples/eye area.

I made a cut in the center back and up over the top to about the center top. I then prised it out carefully and braced it while I filled the gap with a wedge of scrap plastic and internal bracing.

Image

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That widened it enough to get it on. It’s still a bit tight getting it on, but it does now go on my head and it’s looking ok to me.

Perhaps this method would work for you.

Glen.
This one might of been to just scale up 5% and reprint, the Mohawk is going to be harder to scale to make it fit.
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aislefive wrote: Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:50 am
B-Man wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:52 pm Hi,

I can’t help with identifying it, but I had the same problem with a 3d printed Senate Guard helmet I’m currently working on not fitting past my temples/eye area.

I made a cut in the center back and up over the top to about the center top. I then prised it out carefully and braced it while I filled the gap with a wedge of scrap plastic and internal bracing.

That widened it enough to get it on. It’s still a bit tight getting it on, but it does now go on my head and it’s looking ok to me.

Perhaps this method would work for you.

Glen.
This one might of been to just scale up 5% and reprint, the Mohawk is going to be harder to scale to make it fit.
Hi aislefive,

Yes scaling it up would be better but I had someone else print it and I won’t be getting another one done as it’s too expensive. I’ve already widened the mohawks…

Original bristle mohawk:
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Bristle mohawk widened and braced:
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Bristle mohawk fitted:
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Solid mohawk widened and braced:
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Solid mohawk top filled:
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Filling and priming is underway.

Cheers,

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Me gusta el casco, pero es muy pequeña la visera, se empañaría muy rápido aun echando producto tipo buzo.

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Thanks all, it's a Don Post. I figure cutting the back and filling it in may be too much trouble so I'm gonna go the 3D print route instead and make a Shadow Guard since they're lightsaber using Force sensitives, which are the two requirements for joining Saber Guild so they're cross-club compatible. :shadow: wish me luck!
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Good luck! We have a lot of Shadows lurking around here, if you need help just holler :trsuit: :shadow:
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This_Is_TinN wrote: Fri Feb 11, 2022 9:21 pm Thanks all, it's a Don Post. I figure cutting the back and filling it in may be too much trouble so I'm gonna go the 3D print route instead and make a Shadow Guard since they're lightsaber using Force sensitives, which are the two requirements for joining Saber Guild so they're cross-club compatible. :shadow: wish me luck!
What are you doing with your Don Post helmet? I used to have one and it fit me, but it came to me broken and my repairs never held.
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