Best Helmet for $200-$250

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    Best Helmet for $200-$250

    I am brand spankin' new here and I would like some guidence on what's the best bucket for the $200-$250 range. I just missed out on this "mystery" helmet for $200. What do you think. Anyone got one better for the same price. I am not too stuck on the slight inaccuracies...


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    formerly slave1117a vaders right hand's Avatar
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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    if you want to paint it yourself ,and there are many tutorials on this site on how to do it ,put that 250 into a bobamaker helmet .they are the nicest helmets anyone is making at this time

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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    BobaMaker is the only readily available Boba Fett helmet in the $250 price range. I have one and love it. However, there are other helmet's like the FPH that are available when runs are open. Keep a keen eye! That's how I was able to score my armour.
    Last edited by GCNgamer128; Dec 28, 2007 at 7:27 PM.

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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    I saw that auction. I don't believe that it is a "Mystery Helmet", or that it has "Mystery Helmet" origins. I think that is a modified "Altmans" australian helmet. Mainly because of the SUPER thick mandibles. It's definately been reworked, whatever it is. But the mandibles are a giveaway. So it's probably best you didn't get it, you would have probably regret it.

    Welcome aboard !

    FP
    Last edited by fettpride; Dec 28, 2007 at 6:21 PM.

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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    The range finder top and stock are resin on that helmet!

    That is why it going for a good price but, you'll upgrade those in no time, if you had won it.

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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    I am also looking for an accurate helmet kit. I get the enjoyment out of working on them, not hunting down the pieces.

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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    Bobamaker all the way... seriously... you will kick youselves if you dont get it over a mystery helmet... they are beautiful

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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    I personally like the fang helmet(great starter helmet), as well as the FPH.

    BM helmet is nice but i think its smaller in size... correct me if I'm wrong.

    plus the dent isn't spot on... imo

    here is a pic of my Fang...minus the ear cap fix.

    and i did use BM's pics for ref as well.

    My next bucket is the FPH!!


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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    I agree with six, i dont own sgfang ,but ive seen a bunch of his helmets, and they all look great, specialy for the price. by the way ,that' a bada$$ helmet sixx.

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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    Terminal Fettler all the way. Cold Cast baby

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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    MARROW SUN

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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    we can go on w/this forever....

    bobafyfe, get whatever you can afford, keep in mind paint , tools, glues, t-visor...etc cost $$ and adds up fast.

    My fang "mystery" kit was $95 (he had a sale w/free shipping)
    *Extras*
    $60 for paints
    $20 t-visor
    $25 metal stalk
    $20 for sintra to make mod parts
    $20+ for bolts, glues, brushes..etc
    and lots of free time.



    so it can add up....but you'll know what i'm talking about soon.
    Last edited by Sixxgunn13; Dec 29, 2007 at 10:47 PM.

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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    If you don't mind painting go for a fang helmet. 85+shipping isn't bad. You can get a rangefinder stalk for about 20 and visors aren't too expensive either. For under $150 with some time you can have a nice helmet.

    -Matt

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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    but for $250 you can have a beautiful helmet.

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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    zombierepellent said: View Post
    Terminal Fettler all the way. Cold Cast baby
    I agree. The cold cast made it so much easier to paint, and it's a very nice bucket accuracy wise. I will recommend a TF bucket anyday.

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    Re: Best Helmet for $200-$250

    pennywise said: View Post
    MARROW SUN
    AGREED! A GREAT FIT FOR LARGE DOMES.

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