HailGoldPants

Oldschoolvikings' Ravens Fauxback Concept Brought to Life

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I've been a long time peruser, occasional poster on these forums for a while now. Over the years, I've seen many great concepts, but there has always been one poster whose concepts I really gravitate towards, Oldschoolvikings.

 

A few weeks ago, I pulled up his NFL Fauxback Thread and saw his 1965 Baltimore Ravens concept. I really love how it captured the essence of 60's design....

 

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One of my hobbies is building football helmets. I liked Oldschool's Ravens helmet concept so much, that I decided to make an actual helmet based on his design for my personal collection.  Below is the result...

 

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Big thanks to Oldschoolvikings for the inspiration and coming up with this design. Keep up the great concepts......I love 'em!

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That helmet is really cool. I'm assuming it's a mini-helmet? Could you explain briefly the process you use to make those?

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15 minutes ago, HRC4 said:

That helmet is really cool. I'm assuming it's a mini-helmet? Could you explain briefly the process you use to make those?

 

Thank you. No, this is a full sized helmet. They look small compared to today's modern helmets.

 

So when I'm ready to make a helmet like this, I'll send an electronic version of the design to a decal company like Healy or Pro-Tuff. From there, we work together to get the colors right and the decals go into production, then sent my way. As for the helmet, I typically restore old, used helmets. For this particular helmet though, I ordered a vintage helmet from Helmet Hut.

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11 hours ago, HailGoldPants said:

So when I'm ready to make a helmet like this, I'll send an electronic version of the design to a decal company like Healy or Pro-Tuff. From there, we work together to get the colors right and the decals go into production, then sent my way. As for the helmet, I typically restore old, used helmets. For this particular helmet though, I ordered a vintage helmet from Helmet Hut.


Don't these companies have minimums when placing orders?  So what did you do with the other decals?  I was able get a replica helmet for a cheap price and I want to paint it to my liking.  However I want to put a different decal on each side but I don't want order 15+ of each due to minimums.

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9 minutes ago, Earl said:


Don't these companies have minimums when placing orders?  So what did you do with the other decals?  I was able get a replica helmet for a cheap price and I want to repaint paint it to my liking.  However I want to put a different decal on each side but I don't want order 15+ of each due to minimums.

 

I've found that many, if not most, will only print 15 or 20+ sets of decals for customers. Pro-Tuff however, will do a sample size set, which usually includes 2 sets, for a premium.  Nothing outrageous by any means (around $25), but more expensive on a per decal basis than if you buy in bulk.

 

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