comments on my Rubie's helmet please!

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    comments on my Rubie's helmet please!

    hi everyone! i am really new to all of this, and i just finished my helmet yesterday...it is a Rubie's version, and i know it is not the cream of the crop, but i really put alot of thought and effort in it and would love some feedback on how i did...i have read that the Rubies is pretty poor quality, but was short on funds and wanted to get started on something....please let me know what you guys think, i would love the feedback!! here's the pic...
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    Re: comments on my Rubie's helmet please!

    I am no expert by any means but I thinbk you did an excellent job. Well done!!

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    Re: comments on my Rubie's helmet please!

    I don't think you did a bad job for a first timer as I have seen worse...
    But I think you have over weathered the front of the mandibles (too much silver - not enough red) and without viewing around the helmet I could not comment, but great start on your first lid!

    p.s. FD welcome aboard the TDH bus to Fetts-ville..

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    Yes, the longest bus ride I've ever been on, but what fun I agree with my fellow countryman Gav (Mojo) a bit more red and your good to go, welcome aboard

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    Good effort, i really like the lack of flare on this lid.

    I do agree about the weathering though, just a bit too much. Don't worry though as we have all been there haha

    Saying that I would keep the lid as it is

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    Re: comments on my Rubie's helmet please!

    i'd like to see the back and sides. just from the front it's not horrible, it looks like a good first helmet paint job. though i still see the trademark rubies temple warp on the left side, if you have a crafts/hobbies store near you (like michaels) you can do something about that warp. get an 8 inch craft ring (a wood needlepoint ring is ok as long as you use the solid inner piece and not the outer that has the tighhtener), heat the helmet up with a hair dryer, next jam in into the top of the helmet as far as it'll go (with the warm helmet it should stretch things out enough to take out most of the warps and give you a nice round base), and finally hot glue it into place.

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    Re: comments on my Rubie's helmet please!

    I think it looks really good for your first paint job. I can see that you even put one the correct ear decals. Good Job!!!

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    Re: comments on my Rubie's helmet please!

    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    I don't think you did a bad job for a first timer as I have seen worse...
    But I think you have over weathered the front of the mandibles (too much silver - not enough red) and without viewing around the helmet I could not comment, but great start on your first lid!

    p.s. FD welcome aboard the TDH bus to Fetts-ville..
    Gav took the words right out of my mouth. Ditto!!!

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    Re: comments on my Rubie's helmet please!

    thanks alot guys! i appreciate the input, and i will get some more pics from the back and sides so you can give me more input and ideas...anyone want to comment on sgtfang's mystery helmet? i am looking to do one of those for my next lid...thanks again everyone!

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    Re: comments on my Rubie's helmet please!

    I had a Fang lid a while back but had to sell it due to it not fitting my large dome. I went with a MS1 and in my opinion, the best bucket for larger Fett's.

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    Cant go wrong with a Sgt Fang, although make sure you deal with him personally, avoid any ebay 'mystery' helmets if you can, your on the right track, keep going

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    Re: comments on my Rubie's helmet please!

    what is an MS1?
    and who is Sgt. Fang?
    let me see if i can find him...
    does he have a website?

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    Re: comments on my Rubie's helmet please!

    sgtfang can be found under member lists...just email him if you have questions...i dont know if he has a website, let me know if he does!

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