here is my helmets. a CAMP brand climbing helmet and a PT alpha helmet. both for climbing, and any sorta activity that might get my head bashed in.

not as cool as some lids in here, but the paint turned out pretty cool.

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quote:
Originally posted by zushwa:
That's actually an older pic. I'm running the new Wilcox ANVIS hotness.


This from a guy who rides his unicorn to work everyday.

He literally has one of everything cutting edge.

And he shares his knowledge liberally, which keeps the urge to NODS jack him down. Moon

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quote:
Originally posted by Tracker6:
quote:
Originally posted by zushwa:
That's actually an older pic. I'm running the new Wilcox ANVIS hotness.


This from a guy who rides his unicorn to work everyday.

He literally has one of everything cutting edge.

And he shares his knowledge liberally, which keeps the urge to NODS jack him down. Moon


lol well if anyone has any insight to the Wilcox self powered units let me know.
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Originally posted by senorlechero:
zushwa, what is that box on the back of your helmet? Almost looks like a witz container?


I am sure some guys would use it as a way to keep some cigars at hand. Cool

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Im going to break into a bit of technical discussion regarding hardware so long as no one minds...

Mikey G, the Male Fastex buckle attached to your NOD Retention Lanyard sparks my interest.
-Is that piece of shock cord just tied to the male Fastex buckle?
-Is the intended purpose for eye placement retention...or does it double as a secure tie down?
-Lastly, that shock Cord looks like its just looped around your J-Arm, or are my eyes just fooling me?

I really like the way that you have that set up...maybe a detailed picture is in order for us "less creative" types?

Zushwa...I would love to know the who and what behind the base color of green that you have on that lid...I like it.

Joined: 6/17/06

Location: conus

Duke, amazed by your dome of obedience!

Josh, that could possibly be the sexiest helmet I've ever seen!

Mikey

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Mikey G,
Thanks for the Intel, I think I'm going to try to home-brew one of those DRG NGV Retention Lanyards.


Nothing special. Standard ACH with too much Velcro. I hope I don't loose cool kid points due to the lack of any mounted optics.

My apologies for the mediocre photographs.




Notes:
- Sprayed with Krylon Ultra flat. Its a free-handed mix of Tan, Brown, and OD green.
-Ops Core VAS Shroud w/ USGI Rhino. Home drilled WARCOM hole pattern...I sealed the holes up with some Loc-tight.
-Petzl Head lamp w/ red/white lense. I chose this light over my SureFire Helmet lights because it rotates and pivots so I can actually see where I am looking. It takes standard AAA batteries...a lot cheaper then 123A's. The light portion is easily removable while the band is secure under my VAS Shroud along with my helmet band. The light cost only $25.
-The rear pouch holds 1 EA M2000 strobe very securely. The pouch is entirely velcro backed and seconds as a good multipurpose counter weight for PVS14s (IMO).
-Obvious GI Bunny Ears and 9V for Fireflys and what not.
-The top strip is a velcro backed panel with 4 elastic loops for Chemlights. Contrary to popular opinion, Chemlights can be Top-Mount without breaking/activating. A simple fist-pound to the top of the helmet activates the chemlight. I like it.

While we're on the topic of painting helmets...Does anyone out there have a solution for painting around velcro? In the picture below I simply used de-stickied duct tape to mask off the velcro...but as you can see (on the top strip of velcro), the edges still get a dusting.
Does anyone have a creative fix?

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Originally posted by Bloody yank:

While we're on the topic of painting helmets...Does anyone out there have a solution for painting around velcro? In the picture below I simply used de-stickied duct tape to mask off the velcro...but as you can see (on the top strip of velcro), the edges still get a dusting.


Why does it matter if you get paint on the velcro?
BigRed,

It really doesn't matter to me at all. I don't mask up my personal helmet at all...and just paint right over the velcro.

I was recently re-painting a helmet for a buyer... and with painty velcro i feared that it would appear less then professional.
This prompted me to wonder how others in the community do it.

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Location: conus

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my vlite broke though. i tried to super glue it back together and it broke again...


What's the skinny on those? Are they worth a shit, or just hype and the newest fad?

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Originally posted by jcustisredux:
What's the skinny on those? Are they worth a shit, or just hype and the newest fad?


they are "ok". i only have it as a backup to my headlamp. they are a two piece thing. the clear part, the light, is held onto the tan part by these two little straps. you can see in the photo. mine broke. not the most durable thing in the world.

they are cool for a backup or in place of a chemlight because they are so small and lightweight.

also, the clicker to turn them can be annoying.

i didn't pay for mine, so it's cool.

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crazypaulie, I completely agree with you on the Vlite. I wouldn't buy another but if it's free it's for me so I wouldn't refuse one either.

I had a couple of the older ones with the velcro glued to the body. It started to separate after a while, but the batteries were about dead by then anyway.

I thought the switch was a little troublesome too, when wearing gloves.

If you would, please tell me about that mesh-topped strobe (I assume) pouch on the back of the bucket.

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If you would, please tell me about that mesh-topped strobe (I assume) pouch on the back of the bucket.



Seconds. Need one. Thanks

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I am a bit dumb, I am sorry, but I would be very grateful if you, guys, could add info about the stuff you have attached to your helmets, besides of helmet data.

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Sorry for the delay. I hadn't looked in this thread for a bit.

Here are some new photos of my helmet, but I've got some 'splaining to do.

The first photo is of a S&S V-lite. My older ones would separate from the Velcro backer so I have a completely over the top, and unintended solution. I was fucking around with a Wilcox retention lanyard and a Norotos universal shroud to replace the bungees. Retention Lanyard DIY

I actually like having the bungees on it so the retention lanyard wasn't being used, but I also didn't remove it. When I replaced the V-lite I just hooked it on. Not really needed, so don't waste the time.



The rest of the pic's are of the Wilcox ANVIS mount. It has a battery compartment for a single CR123. Plenty of other cool features too!





I'll get more info on the mount. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Josh

zushwa- What would you say is better, the Gunfighter/ 2002 cut or the Crye Airframe in terms of comfort? I'm sure everything lighter is better then my Large ACH (4 lbs). Considering how much the GF/2002 is compared to the Airframe and wondering what is the best option. The extra 400 saves on the 2002 could go in to tricking it out.

Plus, the 2002 *might* be similar enough to the ACH that I might be able to ninja that under a CSM's nose if he just assume's its a medium ACH.

Cheers, Matt

"It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air - there's the rub, the task."    Publius Vergilius Maro, The Aeneid

Matt, I think you just answered your own question. Smile

I actually haven't worn the Airframe. I can get whatever helmet I want, but this 2001 was the best choice for me. I don't like the way the OCC dial liner fits my long ass head (thank god Arai makes a motorcycle helmet for just such a thing!!), and I knew I was going to paint it (this one started life as a black helmet). This one just made sense for what I needed.

Josh

zushwa, thanks for the assist. Might sell off the Large ACH when I can for a 2002 or GF cut.

I have the ACH OCC Dial kit in my personal "issue" helmet and I like it, but I think my head is just a wee bit to long as you said for the kit and it leads to tension head-aches. Still the most comfortable "skull cap inside a helmet" mounting system by I'm gonna change it up next time.

Oh, and Nice Helmet!

Cheers, Matt

"It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air - there's the rub, the task."    Publius Vergilius Maro, The Aeneid

quote:
Plus, the 2002 *might* be similar enough to the ACH that I might be able to ninja that under a CSM's nose if he just assume's its a medium ACH.


I wore a TC2002 and on my last regular Army deployment and it slipped past my old 1SG and CSM no problem what so ever, never even questioned me. You should be good to go.
Here's my helmet, I've lightened it up quite a bit. The strobe is normally held on by a strap but I am re-working it....but this helmet's days are numbered; just ordered an Ops-Core FAST Ballistic helmet so when it gets here I will need to paint it & get it setup.







I am looking for some suggestions on how to attach my Strobe to the FAST. Also I picked up (2) of the flex-head lights here at Brigade Quartermaster here on Hurby for $26 a piece for the 2 light version.

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quote:
Originally posted by Virgil:
Plus, the 2002 *might* be similar enough to the ACH that I might be able to ninja that under a CSM's nose if he just assume's its a medium ACH.


I had a buddy that did this. It's unlikely that anybody will be able to tell, especially with a helmet cover.
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quote:
Originally posted by zushwa:
Sorry for the delay. I hadn't looked in this thread for a bit.

Here are some new photos of my helmet, but I've got some 'splaining to do.

The first photo is of a S&S V-lite. My older ones would separate from the Velcro backer so I have a completely over the top, and unintended solution. I was fucking around with a Wilcox retention lanyard and a Norotos universal shroud to replace the bungees.
I actually like having the bungees on it so the retention lanyard wasn't being used, but I also didn't remove it. When I replaced the V-lite I just hooked it on. Not really needed, so don't waste the time.



The rest of the pic's are of the Wilcox ANVIS mount. It has a battery compartment for a single CR123. Plenty of other cool features too!

I'll get more info on the mount. Please let me know if you have any other questions.


You weren't in Auburn on Monday were you. I stopped by the Academy store there while waiting for my dog's radiation treatment and saw that same helmet and paint scheme along with a bunch of nylon in the back of the car that I parked next to.
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how are you guys attaching your velcro? im thinking shoe goo because the adhesive by itself doesnt seem like it would be strong enough by itself.

also since mine is already painted will that make a difference with attaching velcro?

"Paperwork will ruin any military force." - Chesty Puller

quote:
Originally posted by NapeSticksToKids:
how are you guys attaching your velcro? im thinking shoe goo because the adhesive by itself doesnt seem like it would be strong enough by itself.

also since mine is already painted will that make a difference with attaching velcro?


I purchased velcro that already had adhesive on one side. If you don't mind black you should be able to find some at a local fabric/sewing store. As for adding it to an already painted helmet, it may or may not affect the out come depending on the aggressiveness of the adhesive material.

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