Mission Impossible: Improve a RubiesSubscribe
  1. Mithaearon
    Nov 25, 2004, 6:08 PM - Mission Impossible: Improve a Rubies #1


    First up, I am new here and pretty much new to the world of prop making, so hello everyone . After Christmas I intend to try to get a better helmet although in the UK that may be easier said than done. In the mean time I decided to experment with a Rubies, originally it was going to be a Collectors Helmet but a supplier messed me around so it ended up being a 20 Delux (from a different supplier). I am trying my best to get some improvement out of it with my new-b skills. The shape is still a little bent out and I need to redo the visor as I cracked this one accidently . Anyway heres what it looks like so far:


    I know its no where near the standard of what has been produced here but I am fairly pleased with it. When I first got the helmet I was most disappointed with it and say that what everyone said about Rubies was true. Now I quite like it. I am still tinkering with it, practing for when I get a better bucket.
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  3. ESBtrueFett
    Nov 25, 2004, 6:35 PM - Re: Mission Impossible: Improve a Rubies #2

    That's actually a pretty good bucket, for a Rubies. Ahh, what am I talking about, my current bucket is a Rubies. I just hope mine comes out that good.
  4. sarlac_snack
    Nov 25, 2004, 9:31 PM - Re: Mission Impossible: Improve a Rubies #3

    Hey, it looks better than my DP 97 bucket. Well done!
  5. GuinnessNM's Avatar
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    Jun 2003
    Nov 26, 2004, 12:15 PM - Re: Mission Impossible: Improve a Rubies #4

    Given the thicker lip on the visor.. It looks more like a 95-96 Don Post. Of course I have never seen a New Rubies helmet up close. But I was under the impression that the Rubies version was pretty much the same as a 97 post with a thin lip around the visor. Good luck with and welcome to TDH.

  6. Mithaearon
    Nov 27, 2004, 12:43 PM - Re: Mission Impossible: Improve a Rubies #5

    To be honest it may not be Rubies, When I first got it, it looked like:


    (This is not an actual picture of mine just one I found from the internet)

    The label on it looked like the one in this picture. I guessed it was Rubies as I got it from an online store that I get other bits from and it was new in stock. Knowing that Rubies are the current helmet makers I just assumed it was one of theirs. This is a link to the store page:


    While I know its not as good as most others I had fun doing it I still may continue to tinker with it to make it seem more real and not just looking like silver paint painted on.
  7. Thanot's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    Nov 29, 2004, 10:14 PM - Re: Mission Impossible: Improve a Rubies #6

    I think it looks good.

    I mean, I did mine a few months ago:


    but I'll be working on a FG one soon... It's good practice since I haven't painted anything like this before... I found that I was able to shape it with the fitting of the t-glass somewhat... I found it impossible to get the right shape of it though... It looks too thin head on... Still, it's a wonderful starter helmet... At least I think...
  8. TBone's Avatar
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    Jun 2003
    Nov 29, 2004, 10:56 PM - Re: Mission Impossible: Improve a Rubies #7

    Did you try using a metal hoop in the back to flare it wider?

  9. Thanot's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    Nov 29, 2004, 11:12 PM - Re: Mission Impossible: Improve a Rubies #8

    I used a foam hoop to help shape it while I was putting on the vison, but I couldn't get it to look right, at least to my liking... However, with my Fiberglass one on its way, I'll have a live model to look at so I can better replicate it... I'll try using a metal hoop then...
  10. RBF's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    Feb 2, 2005, 7:45 AM - Re: Mission Impossible: Improve a Rubies #9

    well I bought my helmet quite a while ago, and I had to make a choice, the rubies Boba or Jango helmet.... i wanted to do Boba. But since both have growesome paint jobs... it didnt really matter much... but i liked the jango shape a bit more, so i ordered it. I was pretty pleased with it, having zero experience with other helemts, DP or anythign else.

    did make a mistake though, Jango's left-ear piece is a little different. So that and the visor needed to eb modified.. but is it really that bad a helmet?

    It was teh 70 dollar Jango helmet, got no idea if that's a deluxe or not.
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