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    Jul 12, 2012, 6:22 AM - Is my helmet too wide? #1

    Hi Fetters, been a while!

    I am just looking through some of my photos from my latest Troop, which was about 3 months ago. And I can't help but feel that my helmet is too wide. I have the Asok Cold Cast helmet and it is always rubbing on my collar armour... I have mounted a helmet interior inside it to keep it off my head a bit, but it still feels too big. :/ Is this known with Asok helmets? Also, any other comments on the costume would be appreciated.

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    Jul 12, 2012, 6:36 AM - Re: Is my helmet too wide? #2

    I think it could sit off your head a bit more it looks fine in size...the one thing that sticks out though is your vest it shouldnt be so long...it should stop a little below your belly plate there.
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    Jul 12, 2012, 6:41 AM - Re: Is my helmet too wide? #3

    Cheers F4R. I have mounted the lining of a hard hat inside the roof of my helmet using car body filler... will now need to somehow remove it, sand it down to new and re-fit it. Hmm any advice on that would be appreciated hahaha. Or I could just put the lining as tight as it goes so it is sitting on top of my head. :P I guess that'd do for now. Not brilliant in the way of being secure...

    Also, thanks for the tip with my vest. I'll get my person seamstress to sort it out . Good old mother.
  4. Jul 12, 2012, 6:42 AM - Re: Is my helmet too wide? #4

    Hmm..it looks a tad large to me. I bet the GMH would be perfect for ya, if you can get a hold of one. Possibly a bobamaker as well.

    As for other feedback...the bottom of the vest should end just a tad under the ab plate. (as Fett 4 real mentioned...beat me to the post lol)You also need those straps that go around the bottom of the legs to bring in/taper the bottoms of your jumpsuit legs.

    The ammobelt and pouches look a bit oversized to me, but it could just be the pic.

    Other than those few things...i think your suit looks great!
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    Jul 12, 2012, 6:47 AM - Re: Is my helmet too wide? #5

    It's not too surprising that the Asok helmet is a bit big. It does come from the Master Replica, which was upscaled after the 3D scan. I'm a pretty small guy myself and I know that the MR is way too big for me, after I tried out a garrison mates helmet.
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    Jul 12, 2012, 6:51 AM - Re: Is my helmet too wide? #6

    Ah that explains it. I'll upgrade to a smaller one eventually if the re-fitting the lining doesn't work . Cheers Locitus. Unfortunately my current living situation doesn't allow me to paint all that much. :/ So I'll have to buy a nice new painted one or find somewhere to paint.

    After I have shortened the vest, I'll be able to pull the belt up a tiny bit higher and the pouches won't look so huge cause they'll be higher up. :P
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    Jul 12, 2012, 9:10 AM - Re: Is my helmet too wide? #7

    No problem. Hope you find a way to paint again.
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    Jul 12, 2012, 7:20 PM - Re: Is my helmet too wide? #8

    I think your helmet looks good. Can't really tell because of the side angle. Vest and flightsuit look a little long and baggy though. Nothing you can't get fixed up! May I ask how tall you are ?
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    Jul 12, 2012, 7:56 PM - Is my helmet too wide? #9

    Just gain some weight and that helmet will look perfect that's easier than buying and painting a new helmet
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    Jul 12, 2012, 9:17 PM - Re: Is my helmet too wide? #10

    What is the width of your shoulders out of costume? Based upon both Jeremy Bulloch's and Temuera Morrison's shoulder width to helmet width, the ratio should be 2:1.
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    Jul 13, 2012, 1:39 AM - Re: Is my helmet too wide? #11

    The original ILM helmet's width (in this case the Pre-Pro #3) has around 245mm (9.645 inch) without the ears. If your helmet's width is much bigger (or smaller) than this, then you have a bigger (or smaller) helmet than the original.

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    Jul 13, 2012, 7:13 AM - Re: Is my helmet too wide? #12

    @Sleepalot: I'm about 5'10.

    I don't have massive shoulders, but the padding buffs me out a bit! :P I think it just needs to be a bit higher, cause I don't have a long neck either. :P I'm sure it'll look a lot better when I've done that. Cheers for all the input.

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