RESTORED IN 2013!!!
**Update: Alternate build method (check tutorials at the bottom of this page) leaves a bottom gap flexible out to 8.5" to allow fitting large heads. Decals improved. Click photo to visit the entire gallery!!
Donating the GOLD LEADER helmet to Steve Sansweet and Rancho Obi-Wan in California
The BASE KIT is seen below:
Smoked Visor version:
THE DELUXE ADD-ON PARTS KIT IS SEEN BELOW: This version adds: elastic, microphone stalk, edge trim, ear-muffs, additional sheets of foam padding.
The MOLDED DELUXE FOAM PADDING is available for $25 per set. One set is more than enough to line an ENTIRE pilot helment interior. Refer to the tutorial videos. This is an amazing deluxe interior feature. The foam pads can be segmentand used in a variety of configurations for any helmet in your collection.
EMAIL FOR DETAILS!!! 15, YES FIFTEEN mEtiCulOuSlY created rebel pilot helmet DECAL SETS are finished (weeks of hard work!). You can now create ANY of these variations with ease. EMAIL!!
Below you'll find links to a 3-part TUTORIAL series free online.
This helmet is a modified APH Naval helmet. There are two versions: The pilot helmet and the training helmet.
Here you see my original APH naval helmet being modified (back in 1997). Essnetially this helmet is a slightly modified naval flight helmet. I restored this mold in 2012 and created a thermal formed kit version.
One of the fiberglass castings from 1997, and the mold I created that produced the chinstrap and mohawk cap.
The thermal formed and resin kit parts:
X-WING HELMET KIT:
The pilot helmet BASE KIT includes:
- the helmet shells (left and right side)
- a strip of styrene for the mohawk
- TWO mohawk cap (Regular size and XL).
- a chin cup
- Your choice of orange or smokey tinted transparent visor
- front endcap resin cast plate
- resin cast mic
- 1 foam sheet
- 3 spacing tabs (for building an XL helmet variation)
- Visor mounting plate
**The ULTRA DELUXE kit adds: 2 earmuffs trimmed and ready to install, a wire mic boom, 4 additional sheets of foam padding for creating an deluxe interior lining system, edge trim, a visor mount plate, and elastic for the chinstrap.
Decal sets can be found online or available separately as waterslide decals.
When you order a full kit INCLUDING DECALS, you will be receiving an instructional disk that contains video instructions, photo galleries (ample reference material!), printable instructions, and related materials collected through decades of research. The galleries and video are playable on any computer.
ULTRA-DELUXE ADD-ON PARTS
ULTRA DELUXE KIT: (includes all extras: 4 additional foam padding sheets, elastic, edge trim, metal wire, 2 earmuffs).
The Mohawk cap engineered as two pieces - the outer shell and an inner inset panel. This is what this looks like assembled:
A full assembled kit - March 2012:
ESB VERSION ANH VERSION
Updated decal graphics: These new graphics were researched, compiled, and the artwork created that allows you to quickly produce: PORKINS, WEDGE, RED 5, RED 10, THE STANDARD ISSUE, DAK, GOLD LEADER, BIGGS, RED 6, THE ELUSIVE RED LEADER, GOLD 5, ROGUE 2, RED 9, & the WES JANSON HELMET. These are created in high resolution from scratch.
Email for details.
updated 2013 decal spreadsheet:
OPTIONAL DELUXE HELMET PADS ARE $25 FOR A FULL SET.
CLICK THUMBNAIL FOR THE TRAINING HELMET VERSION
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