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Old 01-04-2014, 09:23 PM   #61
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I just used 2 'visor inserts'.

They're quite thin so I just doubled them up. I didn't even have to cut them down. They're just attached at 4 points inside the helmet and the flex helps keep them in position. I then put a strip of foam at the top to help press them to the front of the helmet, which also helps with comfort.

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Old 02-04-2014, 03:40 AM   #62
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Which brand of coverall did you use? That one looks more accurate.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:38 AM   #63
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Morning all, the bit of window tint I got fits the same, just 4 bits of tape hold it in for now, felt arrived for the badge backing, so that bit it looking good.

After seeing a flip up mask version, now on a mission.....

But need to research more as I thought it lifted from the side bolt, but the back rings seem to be fixed with them and the mask pivots somewhere else.....
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:30 PM   #64
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Mine is a plain black Landjoff caving suit. They're pretty pricy, but are quite thick and heavy duty, so they don't crease as easily as other over suits. They also have internal braces.

The one I got had very long legs, so I was able to cut a bit off to create a pretend pocket, which covered the existing logo and was where I put my new sticker logo. I also needed to add the press studs, but only did one side as the suit is fastened with velcro.

I would also recommend wearing an under suit as they are pretty water tight and induce sweating.

Remember to get black


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Old 02-04-2014, 08:49 PM   #65
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The eco spada motorcycle waterproof is close. The zip isnt quite right and you need to carefully remove the grey band accross the back. I ts no too expensive though on ebay.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:54 AM   #66
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The eco spada motorcycle waterproof is close. The zip isnt quite right and you need to carefully remove the grey band accross the back. I ts no too expensive though on ebay.

That's what I used...but the zipper that goes at an angle really bugs me.

Oh well: If I make any more I'll know what to use.

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Old 03-04-2014, 11:43 AM   #67
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What a tremendous costume - just like the original! The Blake's 7 threads are fascinating - for such a "homespun" TV show, pilloried by so many, adored by so many, there's still obviously a lot of love for it. Thanks for posting the pictures and bringing back such vivid memories of the evil Federation Guards - you look very imposing in the uniform!

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Old 04-04-2014, 12:01 PM   #68
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Thank you!

It was surprisingly difficult to put together considering it looks so simple. It does get a good reaction at conventions. It's not widely recognised, but the people who do know what it is, love seeing it.

Popular reactions include "I know who you are!" and "I never to take photos, but I had to get one of you!?
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:11 PM   #69
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That's what I used...but the zipper that goes at an angle really bugs me.

Oh well: If I make any more I'll know what to use.
A better alternative might be to keep a look-out for old Belstaff one-piece suits, they do appear on eBay here and there.

I have a couple them, they are insulated, so probably not a great idea to wear for long periods at a warm convention!!

They are pretty close visually (they have the poppers, and the zip is straight), the only thing missing is the corduroy around the collar, but as it's turned up, you never see it - see attached images.
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Old 19-06-2016, 11:52 AM   #70
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Rise oh thread! Rise from the ashes!

Inspired by the costume and helmet of ‘thebrighton’, I’ve decided to make a second helmet.

My first helmet was made using a cast from a fan made sculpt, created by the artist ‘Lionback’ and is featured in the background of most of these photos.

It’s pretty amazing and in some ways has deeper definition than the replicas based on screen used. However, because the scale is based on the Joe Brown helmet I supplied, it looks a little wide in comparison.

Anyway as the masks seem readily available now and seeing as I still had a Joe Brown helmet, I thought I’d make another.

STAGE 1 - buy stuff.


STAGE 2 - buy more stuff, and also cut and fill stuff.


STAGE 3 - dust over of matt black paint and quick mock up


STAGE 4 - heat form stuff and accidentally melt stuff.


Due to the ripple effect acrylic being thinner and of inconsistent depth, oven ‘baking’ caused it to warp. I ‘solved’ this be using a heat gun to slowly form the plastic. Though it is a little wobbly.

STAGE 5 - final mock up before fixing


I'm hoping to finish this off today.

Steven
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Old 19-06-2016, 01:54 PM   #71
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All done.





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Very nicely turned out
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