The Force Awakens X-Wing Helmet Assembly Guide

The Force Awakens X-Wing Pilot Helmet Kit Assembly Tutorial Helmet kit as you will receive it : Main helmet, blast shield, Vacuum formed visor, rear data port, rear antennae and mounting wire, right cheek detail, Mic assembly, blast shield detail knob, visor mounting screws, and blast shield mounting bolts Helmet Kit All Attachments   Recommended tools for assembly: Rotary tool, cutting wheel, sanding drum, 60 thru 400 grit sand paper, drill, 1/8” drill bit, 1/4” drill bit, small pliers/wrench, screw driver, super glue. Dremel tool. I use the Multi-Pro but any rotary tool will do Fiber cutting wheel for the dremel I use a 3/8″ samding drum at 60 and 150 grit Xacto knife-for trimming and cutting where needed     Visor Trimming: The visor will need to be trimmed with about a 1/4” lip around and trimmed flat where it meets the helmet to be mounted with the included screws. The top will need about and 1/8” lip as this will allow it to move up and down. Trimmed and untrimmed visor trimmed visor   Blast shield trimming: Trim the flashing off to meet the edge and use the 1/4” drill bit to drill out the marked mounting holes. In the picture shown I marked the edge with a pencil to better show the edge you will need to trim to. At this point you can also attach the knob to the blast shield as shown. Trim to edge blast shield knob mounting hole drilled Knob in place Main helmet trimming: Trim off all flashing to meet the edge. For those with larger sized heads you can trim...
Fallout: New Vegas NCR Cosplay Helmet Assembly Guide

Fallout: New Vegas NCR Cosplay Helmet Assembly Guide

These will be the steps taken to assemble a cleaned up NCR helmet kit from our Etsy shop. Roll over images for a caption. Click on images for a larger view. What your kit contains. In the following images you will see the items that come in the Trimmed and Raw kits: One helmet (trimmed or raw cast, prices will vary on kit) Red or Green lenses, customers choice. Real gas mask hose with front pipe fitting (already attached), rear fitting, and mounting hardware Gas mask canister with hardware com box/light box with two “L” brackets and hardware for attachment One spotlight with LED housing Trimmed helmet Main Accessory kit Untrimmed helmet Beginning Assembly For this tutorial, we’ll be concentrating on assembling the trimmed kit available for purchase. The same assembly pertains to the non-trimmed kit as well. The trimmed kit will have the lens area cut out, neck ring trimmed, com box trimmed, and com/light box trimmed and dry fitted. It’s best to dry fit everything before painting and final assembly to make sure everything lines up properly. After you have painted the helmet itself, the best piece to start with is the com/light box. Assembling Com/Light Box There are two ways to attach the com/light box: you can either glue it on or bolt it on with the included hardware (two L brackets and screw/nuts). There are screw holes just marked and not drilled, so you can do either. The com/light box will fit on the right side on the side platform. I have marked on the helmet and the com box with silver dots showing where to drill for the screw...
Making your Own Pip-Boy 3000! [Part One: Clean Up, Cutting, Installing)

Making your Own Pip-Boy 3000! [Part One: Clean Up, Cutting, Installing)

Thank you for your interest in a Pip-Boy 3000 cast! We have broken down the steps to making your own Pip-Boy 3000 below. This post, “Part One,” will deal with the cutting and clean-up of the Pip-Boy cast, and Part Two will walk you through the cast prep, painting, detail piece install, closure system,  and the screen install. Want to get your Pip-Boy 3000 cast before you start? Check out my shop. Before you Start Workspace- I recommend working in a well ventilated area like outside on a work table with plenty of room. Tools-Here is a list of tools I use on the Pip-Boys Xacto knife-for trimming and cutting where needed Tin Snips-For cutting and shaping the hinge 2 part epoxy. Any quick set epoxy will do Dremel tool. I use the Multi-Pro but any rotary tool will do Dremel Flex Shaft.I use one for better control and getting into tight spaces Fiber cutting wheel for the dremel 1 1/2″ hinge. Any tyoe will do I use a 3/8″ samding drum at 60 and 150 grit The Tutorial Below, you see the Pip-Boy as you receive it if you order the plain cast from our store. Raw cast Pip-Boy This is our Version 2 that I have modded and remolded for ease of completion. I have added a lip on the screen so you have a better guide with which to cut it out, widened the arm holes, cleaned up the screw mount holes for each side of the screen, and removed the original built in hinge since its never used.  I also cast these a little thinner...