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Hey everyone im new to airsoft, im sorry if this is in the wrong place but here goes, i recently bought a nuprol fast helmet, the guy i bought it off never used and was still in the box but it didnt have any pads, can anyone suggest some decent pads to buy as replacements please.

 

Also im looking to paint the helmet is there a specific type/brand of paint i should be using to do it.

 

thanks in advance, any help is greatly appreciated.

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Krylon works pretty well. So does the £4 can of flat brown I bought from my local hardware store. Prep work is arguably more important than what type of paint you use. 

 

As for helmet pads.. depends how much room you've got to fill. I use these on my TMC Airframe: LINK

 

Maybe something like this would work better on FAST Helmets. Might want to see if you can get it cheaper elsewhere.

 

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2 hours ago, Gepard said:

Krylon works pretty well. So does the £4 can of flat brown I bought from my local hardware store. Prep work is arguably more important than what type of paint you use. 

 

As for helmet pads.. depends how much room you've got to fill. I use these on my TMC Airframe: LINK

 

Maybe something like this would work better on FAST Helmets. Might want to see if you can get it cheaper elsewhere.

 

1: LINK

 

2: LINK

 

 

Thanks dude really appreciate your reply

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Indeed; Krylon Super Matt - Camo range - it looks top banana and is very forgiving for any level of painter. No real prep work required, just give it a wipe with pure Alcohol or similar. Or just go for it... it isn't fussy.

 

Krylon is designed to strip easily, it's meant for this kind of thing especially (RS) guns originally. It's meant as a removable paint as you would want to be able to strip & respray the gun/object for if and when your environment changes. Not important in airsoft so much but the plus is; due to it's non-permanent properties, it gives a nice weathered look on contact points etc after a few games (or you can rub away at it like you would with pornhub to speed it up...).

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12 hours ago, Immortal said:

Krylon is designed to strip easily, it's meant for this kind of thing especially (RS) guns originally. It's meant as a removable paint 

I didn’t know that ! See you do live and learn ! Cheers my friend .👍

 

@Ash.more if you don’t mind waiting have a look on fleabay there’s plenty of pad kits on there for less 👍

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45 minutes ago, BibbsOnTour said:

Painted mine with Halfords matte camo paint over the weekend, did get some primer for it too for when I do my rifle but didn't use it with this as I'm wanting it to get the sort of rough battle scarred look after a while.

 

£8 a can for the camo stuff and £10 for the primer is a bit dear though considering you can get Krylon for a bit cheaper online if you look but I was feeling impatient and wanted it asap haha.

 

Finished product:

 

(used mesh netting for the scaley effect - £5 off Amazon)

 

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Looking really good bud , like it a lot . 👍

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37 minutes ago, Druid799 said:

Looking really good bud , like it a lot . 👍

Cheers mate, I'm shocked there was no comment from you about the GoPro hanging off the front 😉

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Cheers lads, the helmet ive got is black but i want to change the rails and shroud to tan and do a similar snake skin look with a satin black over spray, that way is gonna look good i think 🙈

 

ive only been to one game with a mate but i figured id get gear i can use else where if i ever stop playing is my best route so i dont spend shed loads of cash

 

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Those ear protectors are going to do 3 things under an airsoft context:

 

- Probably make your ears slightly warmer because of lack of airflow

- Protect your ears from stinging BB hits, or protect the ear canal itself from those 1 in 100,000 shots down your ear

- Make you look cool/cringey/etc from whomever's point of view.

 

Apart from that... I don't think there's really a question of whether they're "good" or not - their main objective IRL is to protect you from shrapnel, and you won't have issues in Airsoft there. They certainly won't give you decent hearing protection. If you're concerned about that, get some ear plugs, or a similar headset to the one you've put in the same post.

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2 hours ago, BibbsOnTour said:

I'm shocked there was no comment from you about the GoPro hanging off the front 😉

Didn’t think there was any point , I know how obsessed the youth of today are for any kind of fame no matter how shallow and fleeting it may be ! 😉

😂😂😂

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Am I the only person who absolutely hates fast helmets?  Not as much as my pathological hatred of wheeled suitcases but its up there......

 

Boonie everyday for me

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15 hours ago, Druid799 said:

Didn’t think there was any point , I know how obsessed the youth of today are for any kind of fame no matter how shallow and fleeting it may be ! 😉

😂😂😂

It's my creative outlet! And it's NOT JUST A PHASE 😡😡😂

18 hours ago, Ash.more said:

 

ear protectors

Look at the earmor headset from CAMOraids (what I've got on my lid as above), you can get a bunch of different configurations depending on budget and what setup you're running etc and they protect your hearing as well as your physical ears as they amplify/cancel out noise depending on dB level. Can also twist the ear cup up onto your lid if it's particularly hot or you're not using it etc

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2 hours ago, EvilMonkee said:

Am I the only person who absolutely hates fast helmets?  Not as much as my pathological hatred of wheeled suitcases but its up there......

 

Boonie everyday for me

Most woodland gamedays it’s a boonie for me as well but CQB or out doors that has a fair bit of buildings in play I usually go helmet’ed , stops me braining my self hooning in and out of them ! 🤦‍♂️

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2 hours ago, EvilMonkee said:

 

Boonie everyday for me

Amen, I've got helmets but only use them on sites where I'll bash me nut, ucap tunnels for example, otherwise boonies rock.

my wife hates them, especially when was in Disneyland one HOT summer, me being a slaphead she said go & get a cap (meaning baseball) to stop me burning, I came back with a tan propper boonie & made sure I had it on in every photo, even on nights out, just to piss her off lol 😂 

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2 hours ago, EvilMonkee said:

Am I the only person who absolutely hates fast helmets?  Not as much as my pathological hatred of wheeled suitcases but its up there......

 

Boonie everyday for me

I have various baseball caps for if it's really hot or if I'm not fussed about running comms or gopro... but you know, being a big time content creator now I gotta stay on that grind 😉😂 (big time = my 25 subs on YouTube)

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43 minutes ago, Druid799 said:

Hahahaha ! Man after my own hart ! We went couple of yrs ago , boys wanted Disney hats so I said I wanted a new hat as well , she wasn’t happy with my choice either OR the fact I wore it all the time ! 😇

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Lol, it's a good look mate, you've certainly got the face for balaclavas 😜

 

P.S. what's with the macho para 'tache

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Tackle said:

Lol, it's a good look mate, you've certainly got the face for balaclavas 😜

P.S. what's with the macho para 'tache

Up your arse with something spikey! 🤣

Had just got my Sterling so was going proper ‘old school’ ! 😉

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4 hours ago, EvilMonkee said:

Am I the only person who absolutely hates fast helmets?  Not as much as my pathological hatred of wheeled suitcases but its up there......

 

Boonie everyday for me

 

 

I want to get a boonie for outdoors, do you have any suggestion for where to get a decent one?

 

just wanna say thanks for all the input and help from you all, cheers

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military1st are decent.  I am a little anal in that I have several boonies, all matching the camos that I wear......

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1 hour ago, Ash.more said:

 

 

I want to get a boonie for outdoors, do you have any suggestion for where to get a decent one?

In what camo pattern are you after ?, & what style ?

 

by style I mean, for example I've got loadouts in various camos, one of which is old skool dpm, but I don't like the British issue boonies, the short brim style reminds me of something mancunian twat ravers wore in the nineties lol, all "mad fer it", I much prefer the flatter top wider brim us style, & managed to find somewhere that does the accurate colour/pattern of dpm but in the yank style.

depends what you like ?

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36 minutes ago, Tackle said:

In what camo pattern are you after ?, & what style ?

 

 

 

I defo dont want a manc short brim id much rather a us style boonie, as for camo n stuff im only just getting into it so im happy with anything at the moment, once ive found a decent one i like i can always buy different ones

 

i was looking at scg commando boonies with the mesh pieces as i get quite hot quite quickly but they are like £38 is that an acceptable price for them?

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1 minute ago, Ash.more said:

I defo dont want a manc short brim

 

Ahh come on ! I bet you’d look well ‘ard in a full set of TWATCAM ! 🤣🤣

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Just cos well known twat Liam Gallagher appropriated the look in the 90s please don't tar all us ex 90s ravers with the same brush ta very much :)

 

Speaking of 90s rave fashion....where did I put my Global Hypercolour T shirt at?

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