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  1. AoErat
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    Jul 5, 2002, 12:24 AM - Helmet Measurements? #1

    Hi all,

    I am looking for measurements/dimensions for Boba Fett's helmet. I've been checking websites for a few days, and have searched this forum, but I haven't found anything.

    I am going to attempt an all-metal from-scratch helment, and I need a few hard numbers to go by.

    Thanks much,

    ~ AoErat
  2. AoErat
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    Jul 6, 2002, 1:40 PM - Re: Helmet Measurements? #2

    Btw, I just checked my SW prop reference book, and they state the dimensions as being 38 by 38 by 53 cm. That seems a bit off to me ...
  3. Tyler Durden's Avatar
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    Jul 6, 2002, 1:51 PM - Re: Helmet Measurements? #3

    Those dimensions are very wrong. You cannot go by the Archives book.

    Measurements of the actual helmet are quite elusive. However, anyone who has seen the helmet in person (MOM or AOSW exhibit) can tell you that the actual bucket is quite large, even compared to a DP deluxe.





  4. I helped at SDCC '08 journeymanprotector's Avatar
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    Jul 6, 2002, 1:59 PM - Re: Helmet Measurements? #4

    You might check with Natty or read his thread. ("scratch built helmet WIP UPDATE" or something)He's scratch-built a very impressive helmet. I think most agree that his dimensions appear to be very good.

    Phil
  5. AoErat
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    Jul 11, 2002, 1:32 AM - Re: Helmet Measurements? #5

    Could someone post a couple measurements from a DP helmet? (preferably the most "accurate") Perhaps I can scale them up a bit, to get some general measurements, as well as to compare to other bits of info I've read posted here.
  6. icemanfred
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    Jul 20, 2002, 9:40 AM - Re: Helmet Measurements? #6

    I measured a friend 95 DP fett

    it is 9.75" outside ear to outside ear
    10.5" front to back
    about 10" tall I didn't have a square to get a perfect angle off the top of the dome. but thats pretty close.

    so who has actual measurements? or measurments from nattys new helmet.

    I am very interested in seeing how much of a difference there is.
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    Jul 20, 2002, 5:33 PM - Re: Helmet Measurements? #7

    Here are my helmet measurements. Only one problem - I haven't the faintest idea if they're accurate or not!

    The helmet I'm (slowly) building is 220mm wide at the bottom of the dome and 250mm from front to back of the dome.

    The width between the sides flares out to 260mm at the base - but that's minus any of the ear pieces. The front and back will be parallel. If I am lucky it will fit my head without the need for a nose job.

    The black vertical visor will be 55mm wide and the depth of the top of the 'T' will be 25mm where it meets the vertical bit, and narrow down to about 5mm at the ends.

    As for the height - can't remember without going out to the shed, but the whole point of this is that measurements are really only part of the story.

    The reason that Natty's helmet looks so stunning is that he has got the various ratios spot on - you know, the angle of the side flares, and the shape of the dome, the width compared to the height, etc. We've all got different sized heads and a big range of heights. So what's right for one person may be way off for another.

    Like I say, the measurements for what I'm building are based totally on looking at photos, making numerous cardboard mockups and printing out pictures and measuring the widths to get an idea of the ratios. I am on the fifth prototype now. Fortunately I don't have to please anybody except myself and my son I'm doing this for as a present.

    People might be reluctant to share the exact dimensions of gear they've spent ages finding the genuine dimensions of, and I can certainly appreciate that they would treasure these measurements. I think that out of respect for Natty's awesome work and his generosity in posting photos from angles that let you work out the ratios, all I could recommend is to study his pictures and work out something that's going to be right for you, but use some of my measurements as a starting point if it helps.

    Cheers!
  8. icemanfred
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    Jul 21, 2002, 12:19 PM - Re: Helmet Measurements? #8

    All good points.

    I am interested in seeing the difference between nattys helmet and the dp version. anyone got a pics of those two together?

    those pics next to the real deal are great. but don't show how "off" the dp version is.
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    Dec 29, 2004, 1:13 PM - Re: Helmet Measurements? #9

    Has anyone got the measurements for the Don post deluxe ?
    as urgent house repairs have eaten up my helmet budget.
    I know I could just buy a recast of it but I'm not all keen on that idea and I would miss out on all the fun of making it myself

    Many, many, many thanks in advance

    Randy
    Last edited by FettTheHunter; Jan 15, 2005 at 7:10 AM.

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