Thursday, April 26, 2012


Once test fitting has insured a proper fit, the helmet is removed and a bit of gap filling CA is applied.  The helmet is pushed back onto the body.

A small group of troops with their new helmets.

It is an involved process and I use an assembly line technique.  Here a group waits for the remnants of their heads and necks to be trimmed off.

This next group is waiting for the pilot hole to be pressed into the neck.  The pilot hole is important because it insures proper placement for the drill bit.  On a space this small, proper placement is critical.

Holes drilled and ready for heads.  Sometimes the holes need the awl to enlarge the opening just a bit when there is a bit of a burr on the pin.

Four completed troops.

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