Fiberglass or Plastic Helmet?

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    Fiberglass or Plastic Helmet?

    Hello Everyone,

    I am thinking of starting to build my first Boba Fett helmet and I am trying to figure out if plastic or fiberglass is way to go. Which is better and why?

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    RalfSkunk's Avatar
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    Re: Fiberglass or Plastic Helmet?

    If you drop a resin cast helmet, it will likely shatter unless it is a heavy casting. Fiberglass is very strong and light weight, but will be more labor to build. If you're going to do alot of trooping and risk dropping it by passing it around to everybody who wants to try it on, then fiberglass may be worth doing, otherwise, resin should be fine. I'm not sure what the price difference would be it you were to buy each type as I'm bulding my own, but I can probably cast four or five helmets in the time it takes to do one in fiberglass.

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    Re: Fiberglass or Plastic Helmet?

    Fiberglass won't warp like a resin lid either.

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