The Helmet (Stahlhelm)
The Helmet that comes with Hans looks good. And as Dragon said, it is not supposed to fit the head, but instead is to be hanged on the equipment. Well, I like the helmet as it is, but I still want to fit it on the figure.
Like Dragon said, the liner has to be removed so it will fit Hans.
|here a picture of the helmet inside (with liner)|
|As you can see, the problem is when you remove the liner, you also
remove the straps.
Ofcourse it didn't looked the way I wanted, so I decided to build my own liner.
I started with the buckle which is made of steel wire (0.8 mm thick) and the strap. You can see the little hole in the strap which prevent the pin on the buckle to move.
It takes a little practice to make these tiny buckles, but it's not as difficult as it looks.
|Here you see the strap I made around Hans head. It doesn't have to be precize because it won't show when the helmet is put on.|
|Here is the little belt with buckle attached to the liner.|
|The other side with the long strap. Note the little holes. The are made by pushing through the leather with a piercer (scrape of the remains at the backside of the strap with a sharp hobbyknife)|
|And here the completed liner with the strap hooked in the buckle.|
|And finaly the picture of how it looks when Hans wears his Helmet.|
Looks rather nice don't you think ?
Any questions on making this ?? just mail me !
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