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    Jun 30, 2015, 3:36 PM - Does this fit my frame well enough? #1

    I've finished up the prep work for my MR premium helmet, just concerned that it's dwarfing my frame now. I put on my motorcycle jacket to sort of provide the illusion of padding I think the armor will provide, and without foam in the helmet to allow it to sit properly I guess I'm just concerned it won't look correct.uploadfromtaptalk1435696529474-jpguploadfromtaptalk1435696551215-jpguploadfromtaptalk1435696572745-jpg
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    Jun 30, 2015, 4:08 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #2

    Those photos suck. I'll try to upload some better ones later today.
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    Jun 30, 2015, 5:48 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #3

    uploadfromtaptalk1435704445265-jpguploadfromtaptalk1435704456390-jpguploadfromtaptalk1435704471809-jpguploadfromtaptalk1435704483406-jpg The images are sideways but if you open them in a new window they appear to right themselves.

    Front to back it looks fine (with simulated padding), it just looks too tall to me. Maybe I'm just being insecure.
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    Jun 30, 2015, 8:15 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #4

    it's a bit big on you, but with a little padding in the top it should look just fine. don't forget how much of a bobble head boba was in the movies, once you're armored up you're going to look like a bamf.
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    Jun 30, 2015, 8:53 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #5

    Yes. It is almost impossible to truly tell the true size until you get the armor on. The armor makes an enormous difference in how the helmet looks. It is all about the proportions.
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    Jun 30, 2015, 10:02 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #6

    Yeah..When I had the helmet on, I looked really small by comparison...the armor really filled everything else out. Let the same way with my TK. Just be glad you can see through that visor properly
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    Jun 30, 2015, 10:05 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #7

    Quote DeathProof said: View Post
    Yeah..When I had the helmet on, I looked really small by comparison...the armor really filled everything else out. Let the same way with my TK. Just be glad you can see through that visor properly
    I was actually just thinking this. With my old TK helmets they were really wobbly. I even have a side by side comparison with a couple other helmets, but when I but the Boba helmet on me it just looks huuuuuuuuuuge. lol
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    Jul 1, 2015, 12:04 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #8

    look at me, big head too xD mystery helmet size
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    Jul 2, 2015, 8:58 AM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #9

    I think your good. Like was said, the armor really fills you out and nails the look, i think you'll look great. I have to work to just be at, what i consider, my personal weight max. limit to be Fett..be happy man, be happy lol
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    Jul 2, 2015, 11:59 AM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #10

    IMHO. I think it looks good!
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    Jul 2, 2015, 3:37 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #11

    Thanks guys, I'll get some padding in there and once I get the armor and soft parts it should look about right. I also looked at some reference pics and front to back it looks spot on to some ESB frames. For reference I'm around 130lbs (and SLOWLY climbing...) and 5'9".
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    Jul 2, 2015, 5:07 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #12

    I think I last saw 130lbs when I was a Freshman playing high school football. I believe once you get it painted and the visor on it will make a huge difference as well. I had a helmet without the visor and it just look weird.
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    Jul 2, 2015, 8:39 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #13

    Quote TAguirre said: View Post
    I think I last saw 130lbs when I was a Freshman playing high school football. I believe once you get it painted and the visor on it will make a huge difference as well. I had a helmet without the visor and it just look weird.
    Haha, my metabolism is nuts. I can't get enough food in me with my budget to counteract it. :P
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    Jul 9, 2015, 10:25 AM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #14

    Cat,
    I just wanted to share with you what I did with my helmet since I had a similar issue. Like you, the helmet seemed huge when I put it on. It was wobbly and shifted everytime I moved my head. In addition, when it was on, my eyes were lined up near the top frame of the visor line. Here is what I did to address that issue. I bought this helmet padding from Amazon called LS2 Helmet Liner for $20. It is suppose to be odor resistant and moisture wicking. The padding is not super thick but definitely better than regular soft foam. I cut off the hard plastic liner and made 2 cuts on the helmet liner to butterfly it so it would fit to the contours of the helmet better.



    I just added industrial velcro inside the helmet and liner to secure it:




    This made a big difference. 1) The helmet fit securely and comfortably, no more wobble or shifting when moving 2) the padding lifted the helmet enough to give me back my neck 3) the padding lined up my eyes dead center in the visor to see easier and best of all. I think it made me taller!!! I'll take every inch I can!!


    I hope this helps you out bud.
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    Jul 9, 2015, 11:12 AM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #15

    Thanks bunch for that! I'll get on that right away. Really appreciate your input
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    Jul 9, 2015, 5:08 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #16

    What are your dimensions if you don't mind me asking? Height/ weight?
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    Jul 9, 2015, 9:29 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #17

    Im 5'7 195lbs. I wear 7 1/4 hat size if that helps

    My Helmet is GMH
    W = 9 1/8"
    D = 10 3/8"
    H = 9 3/4"

    Your MR Helmet is close to size comparison of the GMH and smaller then the FPH from what I have read. I went with the GMH because it is suppose to fit smaller heads and look better on smaller statue, so I think you are along the right track with your helmet choice for your size.

    Quote catbread said: View Post
    What are your dimensions if you don't mind me asking? Height/ weight?
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    Jul 13, 2015, 1:28 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #18

    Looking at the picture now, between your GMH and my MR Premium and our similar size, mine just looks wide to me from left to right. I think it would be in my best interest to switch helmets.
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    Jul 13, 2015, 1:56 PM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #19

    Just FYI, I have so much padding in the top of my dome that I can't see out the eyeslit of the visor. That's what handlers are for! I think that's what you need to to to get more of the neck between your helmet and chest. That bobble head look with a bunch of neck is one of those things that makes or breaks a Fett costume for me.
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    Jul 14, 2015, 8:26 AM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #20

    Necronaut, exactly. I attempted to add a bit more padding to show my neck more and that made my eyes line up with the bottom portion of the visor and I had difficulty seeing out. You got to find that balance.
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    Jul 16, 2015, 6:10 AM - Re: Does this fit my frame well enough? #21

    The woes of being blindly accurate or inaccurately sighted. It's time to crack out those neck rings. But to be honest, my eyes adjusted to being partially blind pretty quickly on my first troop. Handlers are pretty necessary though since there were plenty of people wanting photos that I just couldn't see.

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