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  1. Metadude's Avatar
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    Mar 10, 2014, 6:23 AM - Adding flare to helmet #1

    Hey guys, i've been looking at my Don Post Deluxe Fett and I can safely say- it looks way too... thin... is there any way, I can possibly make it wider to add flare?
    It's fiberglass and I do not have advanced tools- what would be your suggestion?
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    Mar 12, 2014, 11:35 AM - Re: Adding flare to helmet #2

    Quote Metadude said: View Post
    Hey guys, i've been looking at my Don Post Deluxe Fett and I can safely say- it looks way too... thin... is there any way, I can possibly make it wider to add flare?
    It's fiberglass and I do not have advanced tools- what would be your suggestion?
    I would suggest picking up another helmet to play with.

    Your Don Post Deluxe is a small bit of Fett history - I wouldn't mess with it.

    And on that note, if you'd like to part with it, well, PM me.
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    Mar 12, 2014, 12:58 PM - Re: Adding flare to helmet #3

    I epoxy a steel bar, bent at just the right angle, to the insides both cheeks near the bottom of the helmet. I did this with my ASOK GMH when one of the cheeks started to warp a bit when I cut the visor out. My epoxy job accidentally created the classic ESB flare.
    With my FPH2, I epoxide the bar into the helmet BEFORE cutting out the visor to maintain the flare these helmets have already.

    BTW Metadude, I'd love to see a vid on the DP helmet history. I've bookmarked the threads you posted for reading later tonight.
  4. Mar 12, 2014, 1:49 PM - Re: Adding flare to helmet #4

    I agree with Rubio...the DP deluxe is a semi-rare helmet, and def a part of Fett and DP history. I wouldnt mess with it either.

    That said, what Necro posted works for the vinyl or resin helmets, but the DP deluxe is fiberglass so i dont really think there is much you could do in the sense of adding flair.

    .....unless you want to add buttons and pins and ribbons....oh wait..wrong kind of flair!
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    Mar 12, 2014, 11:54 PM - Re: Adding flare to helmet #5

    @Rubio- definitely do not want to part with it, and if I did- the price to get rid of it would be too low on this forum

    @Necronaut- if only I had advanced tools XD and thanks for the bookmark :3

    @Darth- Well, I will definitely follow the advice you and rubio suggested- keep it as is, and I suppose when I have cash I could buy a GMH

    Now, to get cash I need to find someone interested in the don post TK XD

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