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Author Topic: Armor suggestions  (Read 949 times)
Alva Maria
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« on: January 04, 2016, 03:02:13 am »

Figured this was the place to put this, I'm working on a large scale piece for my girlfriend for a convention in May.

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she found a pickelhaube she liked, we worked her into a backstory that would make sense with our tandem outfits.
Main inspirations were from the helmet she found, and the firemen from Bioshock Infinite

The problem i'm running into is how to layer things inside the helm so that it's comfortable for her to wear. i'll be doing all of the preliminary fittings though, seeing as she's staying with her dad out of state for the time being
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Bines
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 03:40:52 am »

Spit balling here. Bicycle or motorcycle helmet liners.
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Captain
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 03:58:56 am »

The simplest and most comfortable way to pad a helm for all day wear that I have found is simply use rubber cement to glue a fairly generous amount of soft open cell foam in.  The same foam that you can buy a craft stores for mattress and cushions.  Make sure to cover all the hard points and don't sear it until the glue is dry.   Cut out any excess where you feel pressure. 
Closed cell foam and styrofoam tend to create hot spots. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 05:30:48 pm »

Open cell foam, and leave space for the ears to not be pressed against the side of her head.  The padding may be a soft inner helmet, not permanently attached the the outer shell.  Easier cleaning that way.
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Keith_Beef
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2016, 10:07:02 am »

Take a look at the arming caps at Therion Arms.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 05:13:48 pm »

I like it!
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