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    BM2...

    I've revisited my original sculpt and done a little tweaking... the upper cheeks now have the correct (smaller) curvature. I'm also working on a new hollow RF, this will have the correct clear resin piece, I will be doing the little window as a separate cast so that it can be left off for the ROTJ version...this will make more sense when I get some pics in a few days.

    Here's the updated helmet.
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    Re: BM2...

    ...dang bro...did seeker infect you

    ...looks really good...

    Take care
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    Re: BM2...

    I'm definitely gonna have to get me one of those!

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    damn,

    i just finished my current one, now i have to buy another and do it all over again.

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    Re: BM2...

    Oh nice.. Since you're tweaking, can I make another suggestion ? I love my BM helmet, but the cheek and this were the only things that bothered me.. Glad to see you're still making changes to make it better.. I don't know where you find the time..
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    Re: BM2...

    I posted about the curvature a few days ago, maybe I should have told you directly DAZ... I thought it was your personal preference or a construcion nessacity (spelled wrong I know), as your stuff looks so bloody accurate.

    next time I'll chimme in if I find something I think you might want to know...

    it's a barely noticeable, but now people who re buying your helmet will get an even more accurate bucket!!

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    Re: BM2...

    Thanks for the tip, I'll sort that out before it's moulded. Suggestions for any other little touches would be appreciated.

    Tension113 said:
    Oh nice.. Since you're tweaking, can I make another suggestion ? I love my BM helmet, but the cheek and this were the only things that bothered me.. Glad to see you're still making changes to make it better.. I don't know where you find the time..

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    Re: BM2...

    maybe you can sand it a bit... just a bit...

    if you look at the helmet from the front, it's kinda of uneven, it;s only slightly but maybe you can fix it.

    the dome hinges a wee bit to the left, I'll try to eidt a pic of myn...

    *edit: there it is, best I could do with paint and a broken mouse...* I don;t know if that's the best angle to see it, but I did kind of noticed it when looking at it with a sneeky eye...*
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    if we are splitting hairs then the vertical part of the visor area leans ever so slightly to the left, easily fixed when the visor goes in but if your working on it anyway.
    This is of course positive critisism

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    Re: BM2...

    I believe all helmets are made from a single mould but to show ESB and ROTJ anyway...

    You might want to smooth out your dent a wee bit (that's what I did with it anyway)..

    this feels so wrong... giving pointers to someone like you, I couldn't do what you do and here I am making remarks...

    well you asked!! still doesn;t feel right though...
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    wow.. so the longer I wait, the better it will end up being?

    maybe I'll spend more time on my "practice helmet" than I'd originally intended.

    I love the look of that helmet, and the fact that it comes unpainted.. keep up the good work

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    Re: BM2...

    How many people here advise purchasing these BM helmets over "mystery" helmets, or DP helmets? Thanks. (Sorry if I sound like a newb, I am)

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    Re: BM2...

    If you have the money get either a Boba Maker or a Mystery. Both are realy great. Thats my opinion.

    -Tony Vida; TK 3204; Austin, Tx

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    Re: BM2...

    BM, Mystery, or MS....all 3 are top of the line, but in my personal opinion some are better for different version's...BM and mystery being more ROTJ, and MS closer to the ESB version. Again, just my opinion, but either way these helmets are high quality

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    Tim Allen said:
    BM and mystery being more ROTJ, and MS closer to the ESB version.
    I've done a ton of reading on this stuff, but have almost no hands-on experience, so forgive my ignorance- what makes the bobamaker one less ESB accurate than the other two?

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    Re: BM2...

    Actually all the helmets are identical, the 'difference' in appearance is only from camera angles and lenses, and warping from the helmets breaking and being repaired.

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    did all the cameras add five pounds as well, or did some add more or less?

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    i think that i buy a bobamaker's helmet but i have a question for Bobamaker how many for have it with an ESB paint on it ?

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    Re: BM2...

    judging by the build in wavy brow I think it was supposed to be ESB... but it looks superb for ROTJ after a little sandng on that brow...

    ROTJ-my Bobamaker- ESB

    I highly reccommend the Bobamaker helmet, I had the "old" version... and that looks fantastique... the BM2 will only rock more!!
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    Re: BM2...

    Thanks for the comments, I'll answer them all if I can...

    The dent I have on mine is made to look like the ESB dent, (the ROTJ version is less chisled).

    My whole helmet is sculpted to look like the ESB version, It's believed that the MS and Mystery versions were taken from the pre-pro mould which I think is more ROTJ.

    The visor 'bend' I think is due to camera distortion, but I'll check my sculpt anyway.

    The 'wave' in the brow is intentional, again it's as the ESB version.

    I'll take a closer look at the dome compared to the screen used helmet and alter it if necessary.

    OK, I think that's all of them, these are very helpfull comments, I want this version to be as close to the ESB helmet as possible.

    DAZ

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    Re: BM2...

    this may sound...stupid... but hold your helmet infront of the mirror, the "leening" visor is for some reason... well for me... more appearant that way...

    trick I picked up watching the making of Jurassic Park. They didn;t know how to make a 7 tons creature run naturally, as nothing 2-day does such a thing. by rewinding the scene they could see bugs not appearant during normal play.

    this works excellent on paintings and drawing s2, especially portraits hold em in the mirror and see if they still look half as good as when normally looking at it...

    hope it helps ya a little...

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    Re: BM2...

    I agree,

    You can only really see it when you look at yourself in the mirror while wearing your helmet.

    Thats how i noticed it to start with.

    QUOTE=R_boba_fett]this may sound...stupid... but hold your helmet infront of the mirror, the "leening" visor is for some reason... well for me... more appearant that way...

    trick I picked up watching the making of Jurassic Park. They didn;t know how to make a 7 tons creature run naturally, as nothing 2-day does such a thing. by rewinding the scene they could see bugs not appearant during normal play.

    this works excellent on paintings and drawing s2, especially portraits hold em in the mirror and see if they still look half as good as when normally looking at it...

    hope it helps ya a little...[/QUOTE]

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    Re: BM2...

    parasight said:
    I've done a ton of reading on this stuff, but have almost no hands-on experience, so forgive my ignorance- what makes the bobamaker one less ESB accurate than the other two?
    again just my opinion but i feel the MS helmets have more of a ESB flare to them. That is only the real different that i see other wise you can go either way w/ the BM or the Mystery. As said before all the helmets are high quality and i recommend them all

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    Re: BM2...

    can you point out that ESB flare? cause this pic doesn't show one heck of a difference between the 2...

    actually... the ROTJ visor is put in real ugly, with one side of the red visor area hinging a bit, making it smaller at the bottom then it is at the top...

    ESB brow might have happend when glueing the visor in or whatever??

    all differences are handling erros imo, Fett was crammed togetehr because he was only on screen for about 5 mins... in the background... luckily they had such an enthusiastic film crew, any other might have made him out of cardboard

    my point is... I think all helmets are the same... so saying the MS has more or less flare then... whatever... means it looks more or less like the real "helmet".. I guess...
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    Re: BM2...

    Sorry. I know this is STUPID. But what is the MS helmet? Is that just another word for the all famous "mystery" helmet.

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