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determining helmet style?

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    determining helmet style?

    how do you know which helmet style is which? i bought my helmet from a guy on ebay and he bought it from a TDHer but he never disclosed which style it is. i kinda need to know because i've almost finished the painting and now i need a stalk and visor but i don't know which to buy... any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks,
    dylan.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    pictures are your best bet. youd be shocked at how fast people can ID one simply by looking at it for a second

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    thanks man, i'll post some right now then.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    what kind of bucket is this (other than a badly painted one)?


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    Re: determining helmet style?

    Got any pictures from the side?

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    i'll look for some and/or take some right now.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    It looks like a Mystery Helmet. I wouldn't call it "badly painted," it's painted ROTJ style.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    side pics:




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    Re: determining helmet style?

    alright thanks. and i know, i'm bastard who painted it. i'm also having dificulty finding a color finding the right color for the stripes and the triangle thing.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    Yep as Andy stated, it looks very similar to a Mystery Helmet. And it is a great paintjob.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    would a mystery rf stalk fit in this one then? cause i'm almost certain that it is a re cast. and thanks, it's my first attempt with the right paints. my first was really bad with meadow green and racing red lol.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    If more people can confirm on the "Mystery" of this helmet, then we can understand what works and what wont. The paintjob is good, but I think for the back you should have used a brighter green.

    edit- However, if it really is a mistery helmet, which I think so as well, then yes a mystery stalk would work. Sgt. Fang is pretty busy from what I understand, but try pming him. It might take a while to get back to you.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    yeah, it seems too dark to me, plus its gloss hunter green. it's the closest i had. what color should have been used?

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    its hard to tell because the visor is werid if there inst that bump in the top of the visor and the ear is attached its a mystery helm

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    Not too much of an ROTJ Buff, however. I would say go with Krylon Emerald Green. spray on a base coat of that, and mist over it very little with black to darken it. Do not mix gloss with matte either, because any matte paint will crack over gloss paint.

    Hunter green is too blue in the back.

    Go to www.thedentedhelmet.com/reference, and click on the Magic of Myth pictures, check out the helmet from different angles and you will get an idea of what to get.

    Now back on topic.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    the visor is wierd because when i bought it, it was severly mis shapen so i reshaped it and that was a result but when i attach the ear pieces, it fixes the problem.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    i'll look into getting that, but it's hard to find krylon anything near where i live, all they have is rust-o-leum and i don't really want it glossy, i bought some stuff that might take it off, but the home depots near my hosue have never even heard of dullcote. is there another name for it?

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    The for rustoleum, I would reccomend leafy green with the method I explained above

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    what about moss green? i accidentally bought that and haven't put it to use.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    from the front, the offset of the mandibles, it looks like that master replicas pinch. but then it also has curved cheek corners, the lower back of the ear section aren't parallel with the bottom of the helmet, and the built in ear base make me think it's a sarge fang. for a visor, the best place is probably that ebay guy, i must have bought at least 4 from him so far. and the stalk, as far as i can tell, resin stalks cost about the same as a bkbt aluminum, and i'd go with the aluminum for durability, and that it's already metal.
    Last edited by saint_nasty; Oct 30, 2008 at 6:33 AM.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    the pinch is from when i reshaped it myself. that goes away when th ear pieces are attached. who sells the aluminum rf stalks?

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    bigkidbiggertoys (bkbt) did make some. I don't know if he still does. I took measurements from the resin one that came with my bucket and had my local machine shop cut one out of aluminum for me. I think they charged me like 15 or 20 bucks.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    that's a pretty goos price. mine didn't even come with a resin one, lol.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    If you look around, I think, at one point, there were some measurements on here somewhere.

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    Re: determining helmet style?

    You seek James for the stalk:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...light=aluminum

    And it looks like a Fang v1 or recast of one to me. I can't see it closely enough but that Borden connector doesn't look as clean as mine did...

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