Thank god its a Fettpide.

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    Thank god its a Fettpide.

    Had a troop this day.

    I use to clip my Helmet via Chinstrap to a leatherstrap on my belt and eventualy throw my Gloves into the bucket -> when I'm not in public. I like to have my Hands free when taking a break without searching for a tiny, 3 legged shakey desk or worse - Also the Belt-Bucket-connection makes the bucket a Belt-Basket when needed. - And so did i today.
    http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg189/scaled.php?server=189&filename=inside2x.jpg&res=la nding
    (check out the strapping left and right)

    Just clipped my Helmet to the belt, waited for the others to be ready and walked. We geared up in a Parkinghouse with the usual hard concrete floor
    Then - the sewing on the right side of the Chinstrap ripped apart (after atleast 100 hours of Trooping), the strap slipped through the metal fastener - and the 1,5kg heavy bucket hits the ground.

    The picture of the Fiber-helmet which outer shell torn apart after a fall from deskheight (which was posted here a couple of month ago) came into my mind.
    I'm a tall guy - so my waistline is a way more higher than average deskheigth. - so we'r talking about 1,15m drop height.

    But after picking up the helmet, awaiting a big damage -> Nothing!
    No dents, no cracks, no dulls, no soft floppy fiber no dust -> only the paintjob got some unspectular fissure-cracks. (The Camera Flash revealed way more fissure's but still no serious damage - NOTE: all Paintcracks under the Visorline are way older)



    [Also Note: That is still the original Paintjob from 2010 - i just fix the little paintjob defunts with silver-weathering... yes i know it may be too much so far]

    Well, what can I say? About 2 years ago i got this "Premium" Helmet from Fettpride. It may was a bit too expensive for me at this time - and Some people may think - a FP-Premium is burnt money for a custom Mandalorian.
    But I still wear my Fettpride for 2 Years -and i know enough "custom mandalorians" that frequently replace their Buckets after some Troops.


    Accidents like today still remind me that i choosed the right bucket.

    Thank you again Fettpride!
    Last edited by Jaro Krieg; Apr 21, 2012 at 1:43 PM.

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    Re: Thank god its a Fettpide.

    I wonder how well the new Resin fettpride helmets would hold up in this scenario...

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    Re: Thank god its a Fettpide.

    http://www.fettpride.com/TDH/GMH_ROTO.mov
    slave1pilot said: View Post
    I wonder how well the new Resin fettpride helmets would hold up in this scenario...

    http://www.fettpride.com/TDH/GMH_ROTO.mov

    Dropped, twice. Once at approx 3ft, and once at 4ft+ (roughly 1.15m)


    Thank YOU Mafio



    Chris
    Last edited by fettpride; Apr 21, 2012 at 2:57 PM.

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    Re: Thank god its a Fettpide.

    Those cracks look exactly the cracks the screen used helmets (especially RotJ) have nowadays.

    It bounces like a balloon Chris, so weird

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    KaanE said: View Post
    Those cracks look exactly the cracks the screen used helmets (especially RotJ) have nowadays.
    I imagine hundreds of ROTJ-Fett owners that trhow their precious helmets against the walls and hope the cracks are in the right direction. XD

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    Re: Thank god its a Fettpide.

    i'd like to see that helmet drop with the visor cut out.

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    saint_nasty said: View Post
    i'd like to see that helmet drop with the visor cut out.
    Actually, in this case, the focus was the dome, recreating Mafio's FG helmet tumble.

    Funny enough though, the members that own these can tell you that the trim line around the visor blank is virtually paper thin, to facilitate easier trimming of the blank. Far less support than a mounted visor

    Nevertheless, it doesn't matter if it's glass, or if it's roto cast. Without a visor support, each are vulnerable to the exact same end result, and that is the possibility of a cheek breaking off. Just like a spartan helmet, it is the nature of the ILM sculpt.
    Last edited by fettpride; Apr 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM.

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    Re: Thank god its a Fettpide.

    ok cool. i'm just used to seeing the visor area being pretty thick pre-cut.

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    Thank god its a Fettpide.

    Impressive!!!
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    Re: Thank god its a Fettpide.

    I think any FG helmet would have sustained some damage, but in the pic it looks like the gel coat is covered with hairline cracks, I actually ended up with the helmet that was dropped of the desk, (After FP reglassed the interior to make sure it wouldnt go any further,) an I may say it wasnt going to break again an as it happens the cracks were all in almost perfect spots to match the ESB hero helmet so it worked perfectly, as I was making it a complette replica

    My point is you should reglass the interior there for it will just add support an the cracks add to the battle damage look

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