* this as a discussion not an agrument to change a 501st policy*
Apparently since the release of the Hasbro Clone helmet the "talented ones" have been able to modify this toy to make it have the appearance it should have from the movies.
From this point forward I am speaking of a modified helmet that does look like a clone helmet in the movie and animated series.Not a unmodified helmet or atleast one with the front unchanged.
I have read with in the body of a couple of threads that this helmet would not be approved by the 501st as part of a Clone outfit.Why is that?
I dont understand why it would not be approved.If the craftsmanship in modifing looks good then should it not accepted.Whta is the difference going this route compired to buying a "high dollar" kit and having to build it.
Are not most of the outfit pieces of the members of the 501st made from modifing something elses or what is come to be known as "scratch built" pieces?
There are one or two vendors whose craftsmanship of the clone helmet is to be less then good and most of the time thier products have to be "tweaked".
Is it the idea of this helmet being made from a $30 toy the issue of not accepting it for approval?
Maybe it is just the over all dimension of the helmet and not the fact that it is a modified toy.
It is a shame because there are some great looking modified helmets with "how to" instructions starting to come out on the "boards"