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    Jun 28, 2007, 7:53 PM - helmet vs helmet #1

    Question for you helmet guys; A helmet made by Boba Maker vs a sgt fang helmet. Pros & cons of these two helmets. Any post would be helpful.
    Not trying to disrespect either, so please pm if needed...
    Thanks....
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    Jun 28, 2007, 7:54 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #2

    Sgt Fang makes a good all around helmet for either esb or rotj. Where as Bobamaker and terminalfettler make esb style helmets.
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    Jun 28, 2007, 8:18 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #3

    Well, I only have direct experience with the Sgt. Fang helmet, so I can't comment on specific differences between the two, however, the Sarge helmet is resin, so it's lightweight. The BM is fiberglass, so it would be a bit more substantial. (I've worked with other fiberglass helmets.) The Sarge comes in 'kit' form, which requires some basic modeling/prep skills. There are tons of threads describing what goes into prepping this one. The BM comes trimmed/prepped and with a coat of primer on it. Another big factor to consider is $$$. You can PM either manufacturer to get their prices.

    I've done a Sgt. Fang Boba helmet, and I've also worked on armor parts from BM (my personal armor.) Both are great vendors, and I wouldn't hesitate to order from either of them again.
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    Jun 28, 2007, 8:18 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #4

    Bobamaker said he can do either ESB or ROTJ?
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    Jun 28, 2007, 8:22 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #5

    As far as paintjobs go? I'm sure that's true.
    I don't think he makes 2 different helmets though. (I could be mistaken!! Please ask him )
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    Jun 28, 2007, 9:44 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #6

    Well...the main difference between the two is that I own a Sgt. Fang and not a BM.


    And now you know the rest of the story.


    All kidding aside...the Fang is a lot more affordable, but can look like a very daunting task when compared to the ready out of the box "just add paint" BM.

    I personally think that both of them look great when finished.
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    Jun 28, 2007, 10:12 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #7

    So where does the BKBT bucket fit in to the mix?

    -Brian
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    Jun 28, 2007, 10:18 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #8

    BKBT does Jango helmets.
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    Jun 28, 2007, 11:07 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #9

    BM makes one kind of helmet.

    If you have the cash, get BM, if you don't get Fang.
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    Jun 28, 2007, 11:49 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #10

    BobaMaker's helmet is ready to paint when it comes straight out of the box, it's perfect, I love it. Now when people say it is "ESB Style," What they mean is it has the wavy brow and has the flared shape of the ESB. I'm an ESB Fett so it works perfect for me, I have his helmet and I love it. The helmet is crisp, detail is great, it's an all around solid helmet. The only downpoint to the helmet I believe is the weight, it isn't heavy, but definately heavier than the SgtFang bucket.

    SgtFang helmets are mediocre when they get to your door. They require a lot of cleanup and some flaws just can't be cleaned up at all. Such as the "lump" on the right side of the helmet's dome. It can be removed in theory, but I never thought to sand it down that much in fear that the resin would become so thin it would break to the touch or just create a hole anyway. This error isn't huge, but I don't like it. The helmet has also been recasted so many times a lot of detail has been lost, especially in the dent. The one think I really liked about the helmet was its weight, I'm not sure what kind of resin SgtFang uses, but I want the recipe.

    Your budget should really define what helmet you get. If you can buy a BobaMaker, I say go for it. However, if you have a BobaMaker budget, it doesn't mean you have to buy from him. SgtFang still makes a good bucket that can be used by most everyone. Size-wise, the helmets I believe are just about the same.
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    Jun 29, 2007, 2:09 AM - Re: helmet vs helmet #11

    The terminal fettler helmet is just as good if not better than the BM helmet.
    The "if not" means that I think it's better but others may not. not trying to start a war or anything.
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    Jun 29, 2007, 9:24 AM - Re: helmet vs helmet #12

    Quote zombierepellent said: View Post
    The terminal fettler helmet is just as good if not better than the BM helmet.
    The "if not" means that I think it's better but others may not. not trying to start a war or anything.
    Seeing it in person looked really cool, but he makes them extremely thin, about 1/3rd as thick as the BobaMaker. I honestly wouldn't feel safe with it :-\ I also believe that the BM had a better shape than the TF helmet. I do believe the RF setup for TF is much better than the BM kit.
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    Jun 29, 2007, 3:36 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #13

    If I were you Mdoug I should choose the BM helmet. BM does a great job.
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    Jun 29, 2007, 9:02 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #14

    Where does one find info on buying either one? Websites? Links? Emails?
    Rob
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    Jun 29, 2007, 9:13 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #16

    How 'bout The Sarge's?
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    Jun 30, 2007, 3:03 AM - Re: helmet vs helmet #17

    For future reference, You're not supposed to post peoples websites. if you need to tell someone it should be done via PM. As for sarge, he works by the PM's
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    Jun 30, 2007, 8:04 AM - Re: helmet vs helmet #18

    soory about that. I got excited because I was able to help someone out.
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    Jun 30, 2007, 8:20 AM - Re: helmet vs helmet #19

    I little birdy told me a New fan made helmet will be available soon....FP??....
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    Jun 30, 2007, 8:52 AM - Re: helmet vs helmet #20

    Quote Spideyfett said: View Post
    I little birdy told me a New fan made helmet will be available soon....FP??....

    YES that same bird landed in my backyard today

    Man if I needed a helmet I would wait to buy it for a few weeks!!!!!

    I feel a great disturbance in the force....we have a new HELMET Coming..............
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    Jun 30, 2007, 10:41 AM - Re: helmet vs helmet #21

    Quote zombierepellent said: View Post
    For future reference, You're not supposed to post peoples websites. if you need to tell someone it should be done via PM. As for sarge, he works by the PM's
    Yeah, that's my fault....I shoulda picked up on that "procedure" while I was lurking the threads earlier...sorry, mdoug....I'll PM the Sarge...
    Rob
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    Jun 30, 2007, 11:44 AM - Re: helmet vs helmet #22

    Quote Spideyfett said: View Post
    I little birdy told me a New fan made helmet will be available soon....FP??....
    No way! Can't wait to see it.
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    Jun 30, 2007, 11:56 AM - Re: helmet vs helmet #23

    Just a note on the comparrison between the Sgnt Fang, and the BM helmet. They are both from mystery helmets. The BM is better IMO becase its Fiberglass and the details are more refined. The Fang would require alot more work to look correct for an ESB. But thats just if your a stickler for details....

    Buy if your a patient man you will wait a few weeks... as there are some exciting new things around the corner.
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    Jul 2, 2007, 11:30 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #24

    AAAAHHHH!! All you Texas guys are killin' me!
    Can't wait a few weeks. . . can't wait a few weeks. . . can't wait a few weeks. . .
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    Jul 6, 2007, 12:00 PM - Re: helmet vs helmet #25

    I keep telling myself, WAIT, WAIT!!!!!

    I have to meet up with you other DFW guys!!!

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