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How do you guys make 1st-century AD Roman helmets?
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Well, the topic title is the question so... how do you do it?
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| July 8, 2009, 5:58 pm
There are several ways you can do it. There are quite a few Lego helmets that can be used directly or with a little bit of customization. In the old '98 castle theme, there was a dark gray English helm with a broad rim. Clipping off the rim and the chin guard presents a reasonably realistic roman helmet. For a very large army where mass production of customized helmets would take too much time, the current castle theme has a new type of helmet that's found on the Scorpion dudes or the evil skeletons (colors come in black and metallic). Buying a bulk of these helmets on eBay is easy.

There are even some Lego element and minifigure customization people out there who actually make their own original plastic-molded Roman helmets and sell them. You might want to check them out . . . for more info about Lego customization and stuff, you might want to visit http://www.minifigcustomizationnetwork.com

-- Stephen
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| July 9, 2009, 6:38 am
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Quoting Stephen Abbott
There are several ways you can do it. There are quite a few Lego helmets that can be used directly or with a little bit of customization. In the old '98 castle theme, there was a dark gray English helm with a broad rim. Clipping off the rim and the chin guard presents a reasonably realistic roman helmet. For a very large army where mass production of customized helmets would take too much time, the current castle theme has a new type of helmet that's found on the Scorpion dudes or the evil skeletons (colors come in black and metallic). Buying a bulk of these helmets on eBay is easy.

There are even some Lego element and minifigure customization people out there who actually make their own original plastic-molded Roman helmets and sell them. You might want to check them out . . . for more info about Lego customization and stuff, you might want to visit http://www.minifigcustomizationnetwork.com

-- Stephen

Thanks.
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| July 9, 2009, 8:58 am
Quoting Stephen Abbott
...a dark gray English helm with a broad rim. Clipping off the rim and the chin guard presents a reasonably realistic roman helmet.
-- Stephen


That's what I used. You can even give a good cheek plate profile if you are careful.
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| July 9, 2009, 4:04 pm
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It's an interesting question. I personaly could never alter a lego brick and have used the dragon helmet from a few years ago. Not sure there is really a helemet that matchs 100%.

On the subject of military clothing what do you guys use for the following:
1) Leg's/ lower half of the tunic
2) Torso/ upper half of the tunic and armour
3) Shield
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| July 14, 2009, 8:38 am
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Quoting James Pegrum
It's an interesting question. I personaly could never alter a lego brick and have used the dragon helmet from a few years ago. Not sure there is really a helemet that matchs 100%.

On the subject of military clothing what do you guys use for the following:
1) Leg's/ lower half of the tunic
2) Torso/ upper half of the tunic and armour
3) Shield

I just looked at brickforge.com, and they make legionary helmets, a gladius, a centurion helmet, and a scutum.
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| July 14, 2009, 11:28 am
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