-STOPPED- AM-95 Helmet (Medicom Cobra based)


#1

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


#2

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.


#3

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


#4

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.


#5

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!


#6

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.


#7

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


#8

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.


#9

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.


#10

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


#11

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.


#12

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.


#13

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.