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    Mar 30, 2011, 1:14 PM - Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #1

    I recently picked up an aluminum Fett bucket. Can anyone confirm the manufacturer? I was thinking it might be a Hand Schaub helmet but Im not sure.
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  2. dlzx9r's Avatar
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    Mar 30, 2011, 1:31 PM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #2

    i did not know anyone made an aluminum one . that's awesome . specially if it's close to movie size .
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    Mar 30, 2011, 1:33 PM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #3

    aluminum cold cast? It looks like it.
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    Mar 30, 2011, 1:37 PM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #4

    Its a Jango helmet, not a boba just FYI look at the right ear and theres no borden
  5. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Mar 30, 2011, 3:01 PM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #5

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Its a Jango helmet, not a boba just FYI look at the right ear and theres no borden
    But it also has a tell from the Boba helmet on the right part of the mandibles. I haven't seen this replicated on any helmet except the FPH and it was not so exagerated. I don't know where it comes from... Definetly a modified Boba to look like Jango.
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    Mar 30, 2011, 4:18 PM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #6

    That doesn't look like a hand-schuab helmet. It looks too 'clean'. Because HS's helmets were cast in aluminum, there is some minor pitting in them that needs to be sanded down, and they don't look quite as crisp and sharp as the helmet you have posted. As others have stated, you helmet looks to be cold-cast.

    HS's helmets are metal all the way through, and weigh about 5-6 lbs. Much heavier than an FG or resin bucket.
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    Mar 30, 2011, 4:54 PM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #7

    Thanks for the replies (very informative too!). Yes, I believe it to be cold cast aluminum, which I thought is what hand-schuab made. It weights about 3-4 pounds and very sturdy. It doe have some very slight pitting but only noticeable under close inspection. I thought it might be a Boba helmet just without the dent. But I wasn’t 100% sure about it.

    At the moment I've got a Jango color scheme and visor installed. Its not finished yet as I need to work on the stalk section next. I'll post pics later in the Jango section of the forums.

    I've added more pics of this helmet (unfinished) under my profile album.
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    Mar 30, 2011, 5:22 PM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #8

    It looks alot like a MSH1 with the dent filled in and the Borden Connector removed. The 'flare' and the ears have characteristics of Natty's MSH. However the back of the helmet looks like it has been entirely reworked. I don't recall the MSH1 flattening off like that in the back.
    Last edited by AFettFullofDollars; Mar 30, 2011 at 6:29 PM. Reason: Looked at pics in album
  9. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Apr 2, 2011, 8:19 PM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #9

    Is it actual metal or like plastic with metal in it , do you know what Cold cast is (no offence its an honest question)
    Also get a pic from the sides and from the back itl help ID it ,
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    Apr 3, 2011, 1:47 AM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #10

    Question:
    Quote jinto said: View Post
    Is it actual metal or like plastic with metal in it , do you know what Cold cast is (no offence its an honest question)
    Also get a pic from the sides and from the back itl help ID it ,
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    Quote JangoTex said: View Post
    I've added more pics of this helmet (unfinished) under my profile album.
    Respect!
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    Apr 3, 2011, 7:53 AM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #11

    our well respected member "asok" has offered cold cast Jango helmets in the past:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/c...helmets-37144/
  12. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Apr 3, 2011, 4:41 PM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #12

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    Question:


    Answer:
    Respect!
    Right you see I only read bits of posts , and look at pics ,
    Looking at them it seems it is a metal helmet

    Hand Shuab, Jango is my vote for sure

    Just an FYI cold cast is the prosses of adding a metal powder to resin when mixing the the components(to create a metal look) then resin is poured in to mold

    I
    Hence the name cold casting , ie no heat needed to melt the metal
    Last edited by BGHunter; Apr 8, 2011 at 8:22 PM. Reason: It looks grea twith the paint on it
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    Apr 6, 2011, 4:33 PM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #13

    It's 100% aluminum. Very solid and has a nice heaft to it too. The person I bought it from also had a Boba but I dont think that was for sale.

    Check out my post in the "Jango Fett Costume" section to see what I've done with it so far: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/a...ett-lid-41626/

    Love to hear what you guys think.
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    Aug 6, 2011, 5:20 AM - Re: Aluminum Fett Helmet Question #14

    Looks like one of mine... some were better finished than others... sorry to say but glad to say to Jangotex. As far as I know I was the only one to do a full metal cast lid. Flare looks like mine and it compares very well to 'movie size' helmets out there... just the dome is a bit off.

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