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15031 No. 15031 ID: 5f2bf8
Anyone know where I can find one for cheaper than $100? If I can just get the shell, that would be even better. The vast majority of helmets being sold on Ebay are thrashed and the sellers expect $150+ for a full set. There have to be piles of these things kicking around, right? I remember when I was younger, the surplus stores had shelves of them for $30. A nudge in the right direction would be highly appreciated.
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>> No. 15520 ID: 95109c
>>15508
Can't give you a solid answer. I have a pair of shotgunners, which are walmart trash, and they have a different mount, however, I believe most of their professional grade and construction grade earpro have similar, if not identical mounts
>> No. 15682 ID: 0fa7dc
>>15226
Underage b&
>> No. 15683 ID: 0fa7dc
>>15311
By chance, did you work for the Comcam at Group TWO?

I knew a couple guys there that called each other "duder" and one guy had that patch.
>> No. 15701 ID: c550c6
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15701
Soon...
>> No. 15706 ID: c550c6
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15706
Done. I'll post more pics later of the entire process.
>> No. 15733 ID: c550c6
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>>15706
Step one after acquiring a CVC helmet >>15217
Is to sand it a bit.

If anyone can give insight to what the red stripes represent I'd appreciate it.
>> No. 15734 ID: c550c6
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Then drill for a NV shroud.
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>> No. 15736 ID: c550c6
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Next is clean out the inside of the shell.
>> No. 15737 ID: c550c6
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... and then install the velcro disks.
>> No. 15738 ID: c550c6
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There were no holes in the back for the chinstrap so I had to take the shell to the drill press and make my own.
>> No. 15739 ID: c550c6
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After than lets get to painting. I used Krylon Camo brown as a base coat.
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Then for the top layer I used Krylon OD camo in junction with some burlap.
>> No. 15741 ID: c550c6
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You saw the final results of the paint job here >>15701
So here are the pads. They might look out of place but I tested them before putting the velcro in (as in placing them in the shell and putting my head in downwards to see if it worked) and yes it worked with the rear pads supporting the rear of my skull.
>> No. 15742 ID: c550c6
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After that I threw some velcro and a bungee on it.
>> No. 15743 ID: c550c6
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Done, but...
>> No. 15744 ID: c550c6
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>>15743
I needed a counter-balance.
>> No. 15745 ID: c550c6
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SOE Gear knows whats up when it comes to American made products apparently.
>> No. 15746 ID: c550c6
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15746
But there was no provided solution to making the battery pullout card water resistant so I just put it in a ziplock baggie.

More pics of various configurations I've thought up for my converted CVC helmet coming soon.
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>>15746
>various configurations I've thought up

So I striped it down and it weighs 2.6Lbs, versus 4.4Lbs when compared to the weight of my PASGT helmet with a cover on.
>> No. 15754 ID: c550c6
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Then I wanted to see what it was like with some googles attached to it. The rear goggle band retention straps I bought on eBay for $10.
>> No. 15755 ID: c550c6
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15755
And lastly I found a camo netting helmet cover I've had for a while and threw it on. It sort of looks like it might work.
>> No. 15756 ID: 43d4a1
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15756
>>15755

There's always the tried and true "cinch a scrim laundry bag on it" method, too.

Can also be pulled down further to cover your face when the bugs get really bad...
>> No. 15757 ID: df12a0
>>15756

I'd hit it.
>> No. 16144 ID: f35c09
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A tad late to the party, but here's my CVC project. I found a kevlar CVC shell for a ridiculously low price of 10€, bought a Skydex pad&strap kit and a rhino plate&arm. Still have to do some sanding and paint it. I'm still unsure whether I want/need velcro or rails for it, but as it is, it's a dirt cheap functioning kevlar helmet.
>> No. 16194 ID: c550c6
>>16144
Let us know how it turns out when it's done.
>> No. 16231 ID: 304e9b
Forgot all about this thread, I wound up scoring six STANAG magazines, and a large DH132B for 50 BUCKS at a garage sale!! Going to re-paint the brain bucket for journalism use (blue/media markings). Does anyone make a camo or neutral helmet cover for CVC helmets? I'd like to go back to earthen colors if I need to down the road.
>> No. 16232 ID: 304e9b
>>15683
Negative, I'm just a freelance civ.
>> No. 16237 ID: cd4a7e
>>16231
>Does anyone make a camo or neutral helmet cover for CVC helmets?

I looked into it and couldn't find any.
>> No. 16250 ID: cd4a7e
>>16231
>>16237
Wait I'm a dipshit they do make them I just couldn't find any.
>> No. 16256 ID: 7d8bca
>>16250
Link?
>> No. 16257 ID: c550c6
>>16256
If you contact Gentex you probably could get one. I just couldn't find any through regular retailers:
http://www.gentexcorp.com/shopaviationhelmets/ground-accessories/helmet-covers/helmet-covers
>> No. 18001 ID: f76228
Would if be a crime if I painted my CVC Helmet?
>> No. 18003 ID: 538c90
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>>18001
Only if the art is good.
This is a fancy painted helmet from the US Allied Expeditionary Force 96th Aero Squadron captured and painted during World War I.
St Mihiel, Verdun, and Chateau Thierry campaigns are indicated by name. Kaiser Wilhelm is on the front and the US flag is on the top. The squadron emblem of the 96th Aero Squadron is visible on the left side. http://www.snyderstreasures.com/pages/helmets.htm
>> No. 18004 ID: 538c90
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>> No. 18005 ID: 538c90
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>> No. 18006 ID: 538c90
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>> No. 18007 ID: 538c90
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British crewman helmet
I believe this is an off the shelf version of one of the NP Aerospace ac helmets but not sure of the exact designation ,profile wise it is not dissimilar to the mk7 or ac 900 inside the rear foam padding has this b2 stiching. http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/ballistic-composite-helmets/british-crewman-helmet-412465/
>> No. 18008 ID: 538c90
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>> No. 18009 ID: 538c90
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>> No. 18010 ID: 538c90
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>> No. 18011 ID: 538c90
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>> No. 18012 ID: 538c90
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>> No. 18013 ID: 538c90
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18013
Star Wars X-Wing CVC Helmet
http://imgur.com/gallery/yVyyI
>> No. 18014 ID: 538c90
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18014
Gentex HGU-56/P with custom Maxillofacial Shield. Aircrew door gunner.
>> No. 18015 ID: 538c90
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18015
Love the painted armored helmet face masks.
>> No. 18016 ID: 538c90
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18016
From minimal drawings...
>> No. 18017 ID: 538c90
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>> No. 18018 ID: 538c90
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18018
to silly stuff...
>> No. 18019 ID: 538c90
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18019
To full-blown Hulk.
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