This helmet is comprised of only 5 major pieces. This makes it the easiest of my helmets to assemble. The main bucket is only comprised of the top 3 pieces and the neck and mandible are magnetically attached after the wearer don's the main bucket. This allows the user to drastically reduce the overall size of the helmet, as they dont have to worry about fitting their entire head past the throat of the helmet.
The mandible and neck all utilized a standard 10mm x 3mm disk neodymium magnet to attach to the helmet. There is plenty of room to fit the magnet in the designated slots shown in the screenshots. Ensure that you secure the magnets by either glueing them in their slots or covering the entrance. This will ensure the magnets to slide out when removing the mandible/neck pieces.
To help you size the helmet, the following dimensions can be used to determine if the helmet fits as-is or should be scaled up or down
Forehead circumference: 724mm
Neck Circumference 620mm
If you forehead/neck measurements are smaller than that, the helmet should fit as is.
Customizable Mandible Vents
The mandible vents come with a variety of customizable plates.
There are several options:
The Custom Mesh is comprised of a two part, clamp down bracket. This means that a mesh material can be placed over the base and the top can be glue over the top. Then you can shave excess mesh material off the sides to be left with a custom Mandible plate cover.
Additionally, there is a closed option for the mandible for those that don't want the removable plate option. This closed version has a completely closed off version and a version that is still compatible with the CBRN attachment.
The over head Hardened Uplink and Remote Sensor package have separately printable lenses. One could also cut some cheap sunglasses into some circular pieces that fit into these slots for a great reflective detail. The HU-RS is attached to the top of the SCOUT helmet by a large pill shaped post.
The Chemical Biological Radiological & Nuclear module is am magnetically attached mandible attachment that connects to the helmet at the mandible vents.
Two 10mm disk magnets sit inside a custom set of mandible plates as well as inside the actual CBRN cannister mounts. In total, these 8 magnets hold the CBRN securely about the mandible. To ensure the magnets stay in their slots, make sure to glue them in place, or glue a thin, sturdy material like card stock over the magnet slot openings.
The side cannisters are removable and screw into the main gas exchanger
CNM is the first of the side helmet attachments, all of which utilize a common attachment rod. There is a side button, through which this attachment rod attaches to the helmet. There are two options, one for attachments and one that is closed.
Easy Insert Visor System
There are two easy insert slots on either side of the visor opening. This allows for a thin reflective visor material to be cut to length and easily inserted and held in place inside the helmet. Once within each slot, the top of the helmet can be attached to completely close off the visor to prevent any movement
This helmet was a blast to print! It took less than a week overall with my two printers. For the visor I used a strip cut from these premade visor sheets
For the 10mm disk magnets I used these
I used super glue to secure the magnets into their slots.
Going forward I will sticking with this hybrid approach of magnets mixed with sectionalized 3D assembly builds. It leads to a much smaller helmet size, which works better with the overall proportions of one's full armor build. Next, I think I'll be revisiting my Commando helmet build to incorporate a magnetic assembly. It had the narrowest of all the helmet throats and by leaving it as a purely slip-on helmet, it lead to some overly exaggerated helmet sizes.
This helmet was a design commission from a client. The original design was designed to be hermitically sealed with a compatible 40mm NATO gas filter adapter with an optional AI chip cap when not in use. I then modified those files for general release here. If you have some awesome ideas you need commissioned, let me know!
Scout Helmet w/ Attachments
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