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Looking for smaller Helmet Size

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    Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    Hey there everyone,

    I've recently recieved a movie size helmet, to find it was absolutely huge on me... :-S and am seriously considering getting a smaller one..

    I am a 5'5"-5'6" medium/stocky build, with a 22.5 inch/57.5 cms circumference head, which is 9.5/10 inches high, from chin to top.

    What is the best helmet for me, as I really dont want to look like a Bobble head... Id rather go buy a DP97 or a rubies before that...

    Anyways if anyone can help, I d love as much as i could get...

    Cheers all

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    The smallest helmet that's actually decent looking is the DP95.

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    After a little digging for the tip of Foxbatkllr, whom to many thanks i owe , I have come to the conclusion that the holmet for me is the Don Post '95...

    anyone got one lying around they they feel like parting with...?

    and if its all set up for a RF servo kit all the better

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    ... or any other decent looking one that is a smaller build... as long as it can be done up to look like the RotJ Helmet reasonably easily

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    PM Sent.

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    Cheers Tim, hmm seems like im wandering off the DP 95 then, especially since seeing the domes flat top :S ive been told many types now that would be suitable maybe. Its a pity that I'm no where near anyone who has a few different types that I could try on and feel/see the sizes myself..

    I suppose im rather finicky, but if anyone out there knows of one thats RotJ accurate, that is able to have a RF servo system added to it, and is able to fit a head 6.75 inch left side to right, 7.75 front to back, and 8.75 top to bottom, without the bobblehead effect, then perfect. Paintjob isnt an issue

    Cheers all, hopefully someone out there knows exactly what im after and may be willing to part with one

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    the 95 doesn't have a flat dome, the 95 is the preferred helmet of the mass produced helmets, aside from the master replicas ofcourse.

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    hmmm, pic must have been relabelled.. aaarrggg getting soo many conflicting views... Lol ive been told the Altmanns, the Don Post 95 and 96 and a Bobamaker one.. I wish i could hold and try them all on and figure out which one i needed :S

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    the DP97 has the flat top and like all of the rubies ones, dont waste your time with an alltmans. www.tk409.com has a comparrison of a 95dp and a mystery helmet

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    Cheers Zomb... Btw off topic i really love that pic.. taking a look now at the DP comparison. How hard is it to get the Rangefinder Upgrade Kits for them... I may have just gotten myself a DP 95 maybe... scouting that out.. and is there any major warping problems/inaccuracies with them?

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    Thanks, I'm not sure on how hard it is to upgrade a DP range finder, either way, they're not hard to make. I'm sure someone here makes an aluminum stalk that will fit it.

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    The DP96 has the best shape IMHO. I have one and and incomparison to the 95 & 97 which I have seen both of as well, the 96 is the standout of those 3. It is also smaller in size compared to most of the fan made buckets out there!

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    Just as a thought, have you considered scaling the WOF plans down a tad and building your own? Although, I have to agree that the DP 95 would be a good way to go.

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    Has anyone ever done a DP sized fibreglass/resin helmet before...? i know there is the whole thing on 'recasts'... but id be afraid that I would break the plastic DP lol plus im guessing they warp a bit...

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    once you get it you could 'glass the inside that should give it plenty of rigidity to have it stand up to most bumps and bruises short of tossing it off a building. i'll be doing that with my fang's probably next weekend.

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    thats what i was thinking of doing, although i was having some doubts whether that may work... hmmm might do... will just have to see

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    Also does anyone know if a Servo RF kit with hollow stalk can be done with the DP 95...?

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    The MLC2 helmet was specifically built for smaller framed hunters. It's size is between a DP and a Movie size helmet. It is built entirely out of fiberglass, comes sanded smooth and primered grey. You'd need to attach the ears, stalk, RF, etc. And provide a visor. The visor area is cut out when you receive the helmet.

    If you're interested in more info,
    Could I get you to send me a email to my yahoo account- bountyshunted@yahoo.com I keep all MLC Fett Gear pricing, shipping, etc. in a folder there. It's just much easier to keep track of orders in one place.

    Many Thanks!

    take care,

    -Rex

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    The Don Post 95, 96 are made of a hard vinyl - you'd have a hard time breaking one. It could melt, however, if you leave it in a hot car too long. Could be an issue if you made a cast in resin, but many people here have the Sgt. Fang (which is resin) and have not had problems (a few have though - still thinking of Chris )

    The main probem with the DP's are the mandibles, but that can be corrected with a metal ring at the bottom of the helmet. Even a flat dome can be corrected, but you should not have that issue with those helmets. The ones to look for, if you head that way, are the ones with the white interior. My undertsanding is that they are better formed and less prone to melting in hot weather.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    Hmmmm.... Grrr for melting.... I live in Western Australia, and it can get really... really... really hot here...

    Does anyone know of a DP '95 sized (obviously being the smallest adult sizing) helmet made of something that wont melt or break, ie fibreglass or Resin... for reference here is a pic of me with a movie sized helmet... dont laugh too hard...



    Can we say Bobblehead much?

    This is mostly why i want the smallest one. i can fit a whole fist sideways between a side of my head and the bucket wall...

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    You know, that movie sized doesn't really look horrible on you. Remember, the bucket will always look big, especially without the rest of the costume. You'd be surprised how different it will appear once the rest of the suit blends with it. If you do go for the DP, try to find the DP95 or 96. You can usually find DP96 a little easier and they have a pretty good shape to them

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    Yes, the 96 is a much better buy if you go DP. They used the white vinyl part way into 96 as well. You would have a problem with resin melting as well, which is why everyone says to be careful when you glass them.

    I agree though, once you put some armor on I am not sure that the movie helmet would be that far off for you. Although Bulloch is listed at around 6' tall so maybe the DP would be a better fit.

    Kid Akira had a smaller helmet for sale. Think it was fiberglass. Not sure if he still has it.

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    I think that helmet size looks about right, especially when you add the suit and armour and such. I find even the movie Fett sometimes looks like he has a somewhat a large noggin in some shots. It just seems to work though. It seems to make him more menacing. My two cents.

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    I suppose, but to be... well for it to feel better on me i feel like i should have a slightly smaller one... thats me personally though... and the photo doesnt show off how big it really is lol... thats with a ton of bubble wrap between the top of my head and the helmet too...

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    Re: Looking for smaller Helmet Size

    That helmet really doesn't look bad on you.

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