Jun 17, 2005, 6:27 PM - Re: My new helmet
Yeah, I'm going to give it a little flare tonight then secure it with a some fiberglass.
Jun 17, 2005, 7:07 PM - Re: My new helmet
who has the original helmet?
Jun 17, 2005, 8:03 PM - Re: My new helmet
Alright...this is last I'm going to post (unless someone says something stupid) about this. It's absolutely pointless to have this arguement. Please don't attempt to lecture me about the movies and prop building. Yeah, you're prolly older than me. And I spent seven years of my non-existant life studying SW. I don't see how Boba "<b>was</B>" a bobblehead. It wasn't <i>that</i> big. Excuse me for being a young uneducated kid who apperantly doesn't know anything.
I was stating simple facts about the helmet SoK bought.
For clarification to Boba...Slave_1: SoK has the helmet...I am simply the smith of his armor. Unless you're talking about the ORIGINAL helmet. So, pending dumb comments...I'm done.
Jun 17, 2005, 8:10 PM - Re: My new helmet
Use the advice of hundreds of people who've researched Fett for years or don't. I really don't care! Our point to you was that the REAL Fett helmet was larger than a Don Post. If you don't care that's FINE! Don't call our comments stupid just because you don't care about those facts. There is NO ROOM in this forum for people to come in and start disrespeting the members here. If you don't want to seek advice or opinions than why are you here posting about it?
Take my advice... don't push away help when its offered for FREE.
Jun 17, 2005, 9:18 PM - Re: My new helmet
This is what a real ILM helmet looks like on a regular height and build human. You can squish the front and back of just about any helmet to the approximate width of a real ILM helmet, however you would do so at the expense of the volume and total shape of the helmet. The Don Post and Rubies helmets simply do not have the same size and volume of a real helmet.
I like to think that TDH members are open-minded enough to evaluate a claim backed by proof instead of immediately dismissing it completely. However, at this point in the hobby, there are certain indisputable truths that have been proven time and time again by solid, irrefutable evidence. The size of Don Post and Rubies helmets compared to an ILM helmet is one of those truths.
Last edited by Tyler Durden; Jun 18, 2005 at 1:26 AM.
Jun 17, 2005, 10:06 PM - Re: My new helmet
That looks like a great size. I will add the ears make it even wider mine looks thin
without the ears.
Jun 18, 2005, 12:16 AM - Re: My new helmet
I didn't mean to start any arguements here. I was just trying to figure out helmet sizes and such. It is interesting that the others are larger than the rubies, because, in my own opinion, in looks rather large. But in searching though older threads, from what I can tell the other kinds of helmets look only slightly larger. But that is neither here nor there. I think that this rubies will fit my needs just fine. And I appreciate the help from everyone.
I just put a layer of fiberglass inside my helmet and it seems to be holding it's shape quite well. I think I might put another layer in there and/or sand it, because, being my first time working with the stuff, the end result was workable, but ruff.
Jun 18, 2005, 12:29 AM - Re: My new helmet
WOW! that was a little rude! you can just kiss my :moon
Jun 18, 2005, 1:01 AM - Re: My new helmet
Okay...it's time for more clarification...and an apology.
To BobaFettSlave_1: That comment wasn't directed at you. It was a general comment that I forgot to double space. I apologize for the mix up or if you were offended by my lack of ability to type.
To tylerdurden: If thats a cast of the original...that looks REALLY familiar.
To the general populous. Again No one is disputing that the volume or size of the DP is smaller than the original. The 95 is small, the 97 is smaller and crappier. This bucket is stamped 2002. And having found the measurments of the original, the 'mystery' measurements (also from TK-409's site) and measuring this helmet...they are the same. As I have been trying to say in the past week. If you don't believe me, thats fine...I'm just telling you my findings.
So...now I'm done. Hopefully this will end this pointless conflict.
Jun 18, 2005, 1:26 AM - Re: My new helmet
It is most certainly a 100% original casting of a real helmet, as every scratch and feature can be matched to its source helmet. I'm not sure what you are trying to insinuate about it looking "REALLY familiar." But I'd like for you to elaborate because you brought it up.
Jun 18, 2005, 1:41 AM - Re: My new helmet
I wasn't insinuating anything...simply saying this helmet that SoK bought looks exactly the same on me.
Jun 18, 2005, 2:21 AM - Re: My new helmet
Very well then. If you get a chance to take a photo wearing your helmet that more or less matches the pose in the photo above, please post it so that we may compare the two helmets.
I'm sure a number of members here would have interest in a Rubies helmet that could potentially look exactly like the real helmet.
Jun 18, 2005, 2:39 AM - Re: My new helmet
Jun 18, 2005, 8:20 AM - Re: My new helmet
No, that was being used as an example of a helmet modeled after one from the movies. I'll post one of my helmet on my after the fiberglass dries.
Jun 18, 2005, 8:25 AM - Re: My new helmet
Jun 18, 2005, 8:32 AM - Re: My new helmet
Your fiberglassing your Rubies?
Son of Knight said:
BTW: View this link and those in doubt will see the pictures I posted showing that Rubies helmets ARE smaller than screen sized helmets.
Jun 18, 2005, 8:48 AM - Re: My new helmet
Just the inside of it. So it will retain it's shape.
Jun 18, 2005, 10:36 AM - Re: My new helmet
IS that a marrow sun helmet? IT has that telltale mold line over the top of the dome.
Jun 18, 2005, 11:41 AM - Re: My new helmet
Spidey, no it is not my helmet it is Rogue Studio's casting from his ILM Fett plug. It is not a modified helmet. It's a 100% real casting off an original ILM helmet.
Cal, a seam line across the top is in no way a tell-tale sign of any helmet, as just about any helmet is made in a two-part mold- just like the originals.
Jun 18, 2005, 11:56 AM - Re: My new helmet
True, IT was a shot in the dark. many recastes I have seen dont have it though.
Jun 18, 2005, 12:04 PM - Re: My new helmet
Well, normally the seam line is sanded off. No finished helmet should have a seam line. I guess the amount of seam just depends on how finished the artist wants the kit to be.
Jun 18, 2005, 12:50 PM - Re: My new helmet
So Rogue Studios has the definitive Boba helmet in our little Fett universe! I thought that's what that pic was...I had just never seen an actual helmet cast off of that plug he had. Not to shabby considering he's one of the most definitive helmet painters around! Nice! One can only hope well see some hi-res pics of it painted some day!
Jun 18, 2005, 3:18 PM - Re: My new helmet
The Rubies helmets i have seen can't possibly be classed as accurate sizing in my own opinion.
Their a cheap and easy start to making your very own costume, but they are far down the scale of all round excellence when compared to the many available buckets.
Jun 18, 2005, 6:00 PM - Re: My new helmet
my 2 cents...
I recently was able to determine just what a difference a Bobamaker fiberglas helmet will make in comparisson to a Rubies Jango helmet (wich is the same size as a Boba) thanks to OrtharRrith...