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    Helmet Differences

    Ok, I'm new here but I am not new to Boba Fett. I have recently however, become more serious in my quest to build my own costume, and the first key feature I want to source out is the Helmet. Over the past few years I have used tk409.com as my site to gather information. Other than being a tremendous help in me gaining knowledge on the different aspects of Fett's armor, and eventually leading me here, he mentions 2 helmets in particular, the Sgt Fang and the Marrow Sun. But now that I have started to broaden my search on this website I'm hearing about the FettPrides and the Grant McCune as well.

    After reading some of the posts on this website I am a bit torn on which is better (if that's what you'd call it)

    Do the Sgt Fang and Marrow Sun "Mysteries" and the Grant McCune's source back to the same helmet? The Pre-Pro 2 Correct? and if so what are the differences?

    And where do the Fettprides originate?

    Any other decent helmets out there?


    Please help me out if you can and I cant wait to interact and get to know more of you as I become more involved in TDH.

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    Re: Helmet Differences

    Welcome to the forums mate.

    Probably best for you to look here:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/g...ailable-38956/

    Fettpride is selling the Grant McCune helmets and they are cast from a pre pro helmet. They are the most accurate helmets out there currently.

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    Re: Helmet Differences

    Redtogusa said: View Post
    ...Fettpride is selling the Grant McCune helmets and they are cast from a pre pro helmet. They are the most accurate helmets out there currently.
    Not exactly. They are cast of modified/repaired cast of mould of a cast of a repaired mould of a repaired cast of a PP#2 helmet mould. I hope that makes sense.

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    Haha, thanks. I was trying to cut a long story short.

    The two threads FettPride has linked to in the thread I have put the link to in post 2 explains it all. I hope that makes sense.

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    Re: Helmet Differences

    The "fettpride helmet" is no longer made FP makes an MR prototype helmet, which is a digital scan basically MR did and wasnt altered, like the production helmet. The GMH is what it is like said above, the Mystery helmets are also from the PP2 line but werent done like the GMH they were moddified significantly and are shaped differently because of said modifications. They are NOT as close as the GMH. Id say wait for a GMH only because its the most accurate and well crafted helmet available.

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    Re: Helmet Differences

    I went to fparmor.com via the link at the bottom of fettprides posts, It seems like a very nice website but the pages are not in english, looks like latin or italian?

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    Its latin its a page holder...its under construction currently

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    Any Idea when it'll be back up?

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    Chris is working on A LOT of things the site being one of them...its redesigned. The site wont have prices if thats what your wanting to know. He works diligently you can bet he can help with your armor needs

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    Thanks, the prices aren't a concern, it just seems like a good website and quality products

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    If you want a helmet in the next few months Id look in to byinh one from Asok if I were you , as the maker you are refering to is very solidly booked and it may cause you frustration when trying to contact him ,And the helmet Asok is selling is made from said helmet makers previous helmet mold , and is a good helmet with roots back to the PP3 helmet,
    How ever if you want to get probly the closest looking helmet to the original and dont mind waiting some time go with the GMH

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    Re: Helmet Differences

    That is the cold cast one correct jinto, and as a novice in the actual molding/casting process what does the cold cast exactly mean and how does that differ from the other ways of casting?

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    Re: Helmet Differences

    The parts are the best out there, love every piece I get and they only get better

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    I actually just got my hands on a ASOK FP Budget today, and its great...Its significantly heavy then the FP fiberglass version of the same helmet...the Cold cast is resin impregnated with metal dust jinto will surely explain way better than that

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    Re: Helmet Differences

    cold cast is the term we use for clear gelcoat resin with aluminum powder added to it. when properly finished and polished the helmet shines like it's made from metal.

    here's a thread with some cold cast jango helmets that i've done for other members: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/s...s-thead-38163/

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    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    The parts are the best out there, love every piece I get and they only get better
    That^ , Says it , Asoks helmets are a good peice and a great price + they come with all the pieces needed to complete the helmet

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    Just to clear things up with that post While asoks helmets are VERY top quality, FPs parts are the ones I was refering to which ARE HANDS DOWN the best out there

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    Re: Helmet Differences

    So as for quality, (considering what is currently out there) I would want to go with:

    Fettprides GMH
    Asok's "Coldcast"
    or if I can get hold of him (pmed him the other day) a Sgt Fang "Mystery" bucket?

    Any other good ones currently on the market?

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    Re: Helmet Differences

    fettprides GMH, Fettprides Premium Prototype MR, Aosks CC FP Budget...asok has a ticket system in place its in his first post on his For Sale thread

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    Re: Helmet Differences

    I have the prices for the GMH and the CC but what is the price on Fettprides premium MR?

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    PrimalScream91 said: View Post
    So as for quality, (considering what is currently out there) I would want to go with:

    Fettprides GMH
    Asok's "Coldcast"
    or if I can get hold of him (pmed him the other day) a Sgt Fang "Mystery" bucket?

    Any other good ones currently on the market?
    My personal opinion is that the Fang Mystery Helmet is more a starter bucket than a top of the line piece. They tend to require a lot more cleanup / finish work.

    BobaMaker helmets are quite nice too.

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    Re: Helmet Differences

    I own both an Asok Boba Fett in CC and a Sgt Fang. Hands down the Asok is far superior. The Fang requires a LOT more work and cleanup and the price is not that significantly different.

    I whole heartedly recommend Asok. Fang on the left Asok/FP on the right. The Asok has had about 15 minutes put into at this point.



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    Re: Helmet Differences

    So as this is going to be my first venture into serious building which would be the best to go into?

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    Re: Helmet Differences

    Mullreel said: View Post
    I own both an Asok Boba Fett in CC and a Sgt Fang. Hands down the Asok is far superior. The Fang requires a LOT more work and cleanup and the price is not that significantly different.

    I whole heartedly recommend Asok. Fang on the left Asok/FP on the right. The Asok has had about 15 minutes put into at this point.



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    They both look good, I like the paint on the Fang, good job Mullreel

    And does having the earpieces already on the Coldcast hinder the helmet in any way as opposed to the ones you have to attach?

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    Thanks for the compliment. That is my generic mandalorian protector paint up.

    I don't mind the ears being permanant. Once it is all together it is tough to tell anyways. If I was going for my be all end all helmet I would probably want the ears seperate. But I am such a helmet junkie that I will probably never get that be all end all helmet. lol

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