REBEL PILOT HELMETS
Visit the Episode 7 Pilot Helmet here.
Donating the GOLD LEADER helmet to Steve Sansweet and Rancho Obi-Wan in California
The BASE KIT is seen below: This is the STAGE ONE KIT:
This is STAGE TWO of the helmet kit This version adds: elastic, metal microphone stalk, edge trim, ear-muffs, and additional sheets of foam padding.
Here is the STAGE 3 HELMET KIT. It adds ANY set of decals you'd like.
Finally here's STAGE 4. It's ALL of the above PLUS a full set of DELUXE MOLDED FOAM INTERIOR PADS.
Note: The MOLDED DELUXE FOAM INTERIOR 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!!
CLICK THIS ICON TO SEE A FULL GALLERY OF FINISHED HELMETS FROM THESE PARTS:
Below you'll find links to a 3-part TUTORIAL series free online.
There are two different style of decals: A.) WATERSLIDE and B.) VINYL systems (see below). Only Red 5 has a Vinyl system option.
WATER SLIDE DECAL INSTRUCTIONS!!!
HERE'S THE VINYL SYSTEM FOR RED 5:
The Red 5 VINYL SYSTEM is amazing and comes in a regular and an EXTENDED version that includes extra graphics that will save you vaulable time.
Instructions for the Red 5 Vinyl system:
ULTRA DELUXE SIDE-KIT (can be purchased separately): includes 4 foam padding sheets, elastic, edge trim, metal wire, 2 earmuffs.
The visor can be made DARK SMOKED on special request. The vision is fantastic out of these visors! Here's a sample:
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 2017 decal spreadsheet:
OPTIONAL DELUXE HELMET PADS ARE $25 FOR A FULL SET.
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MAKING THIS HELMET:
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.