AM-95 Helmet (Medicom Cobra based)

I finally wanna do this for my SEK figure.

I already got the Medicom Cobra helmet:

I took out the helmet straps and removed the visor first

The strap I will replace by a Hot Toys GIGN helmet strap. The original Cobra helmet strap was just too small to fit a head sculpt which is not bald

Yes, I was stupid enough to damage a GIGN helmet. Superglue dripped on the visor. I got replacement, but it was expensive and strenous to track down

My only problem now is putting this cloth cover. Anyone any tips, advices etc.?

UPDATE

I went ahead and bought cloth in two different greys. 100% cotton, 140gr/m²

I decided for the lighter grey

Next step measuring dimensions

Sewing the base


More measuring



Fitting


Too loose


Making it a better fit


Cutting out the head phone section





I wasn’t completely satisfied with the outcome, so I borrowed a sewing machine and bought grey thread to do it again. It looks much cleaner now.

Painted the helmet black tohave no green color shining through anywhere

Applied a velcro patch on the back

I decided to glue the cover onto the helmet. Thinking of how to do it lately I couldn’t come up with anything better


Problem now that I need to figure out how to do the earphone cover properly. This project will probably be a bit delayed again.

To be continued

For scratch repair/glue removal you might want to check out the video below. I haven’t tried it yet but I know lots of people in the scale model hobby use it for fixing clear parts.

For the helmet cover there was a user on OSW that used to do custom covers. I believe his user name was pemgreene. You could also try any local sewing places and see if they would be able to do one for you.

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That’s a good procedure. Next time I will rather save my money and work on the damaged parts.

It’s a good one to keep in mind. I find with a lot of the older helmets with clear visors they often had scratches/scuffing out of the box.

And then they are so rare and expensive!

I see the PMSC arrived. Is the AK in hand still as good looking as in the promo pics? At least I saw the Zhukov imprint on the stock!

Looks good from a quick glance. Had to pick up the shipment late in the evening so didn’t have much time to check it out between getting photos done and listing the product.

Finally making progress. Hope I can show you soon and my SEK figure will come with a helmet then.

I’m glad I had the opportunity to look around today. This is a bold undertaking.
PemGreene/Josh Russell, might be contacted thru BlackOpsToys, or, I believe he is on FB, as Joshua Russell.
With OSW closed off to me, I can’t access his contact info there, if it still exists. He sort of stepped away, a while back.

Thanks. Adam mentioned him as well. Didn’t try to contact him so far, because I had little time coming back to this project. If I should struggle in the future I’ll have him in mind.

This is truly an awesome project!!!
Very nice work there!

Thank you. After I figure out the last part of the cover, it’s pretty complete. I alreday have the visor, headphones and helmet straps ready.

I have to agree. That will look real good when all said and done. I was very late to the party for Medicom. I know while most parts are not stellar, how was the scale? The helmet looks to be normal size without needing to use a pin head for it.

They pretty much nailed 1/6 scale with their parts. Base body was almost about an inch smaller though. The overalls/jumpers hardly fit a SS body. You need to squeeze it in.
I only own two figures. The Cobra GEK helmet needed a bald head due to the tight straps. The Japanese SAT helmet fits every headsculpt.

So true!!! Truth be told a lot of the older issue stuff is now breaking down. Not just the clear visor pieces. My hot toys John connor jacket is falling to pieces as I type this. Lol

Third attempt and finally finished. Never knew what home office could actually be good for than relaxing, but don’t tell my boss. Approached a totally different way this time.

I realized that the headphones won’t fit without more space, so luckily the covers were seperate moulds and could be removed easily. I drilled several holes and cut along each hole to remove the inner solid plastic.



Afterwards, I attached the cloth from right to left ear cover first and only then attached the front to rear cover on top.




I cut the inner linen of the straps to arrange a better fit.


I needed to cut several parts to make it fit (see red circled parts)


For a better fit, I removed the metal bar of the headphones to generate more space inside the helmet.

Seperated the inner linen of the straps completely and glued it in.


Ear covers wrapped in cloth and attached to the helmet


Finished item

This finally makes me able to display the SEK from SS properly. Can’t remember how many years I was waiting for this.




Thinking of adding a velcro pad to the back

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Absolutely amazing. Great work!!

Great work! That was a pretty involved process!

It certainly turned out fine.

Congratulations my friend. Looks great and that is what Soldier Story had to do in the past as this Figure was released :+1::+1::+1:.

Great work! Congratulations! :+1: :clap: