Is my scratchbuilt bucket too big? So many hours of work... :(

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    Is my scratchbuilt bucket too big? So many hours of work... :(

    So my ESB Fett is just beginning to come together and I finally got around to cutting top of the T-visor out (I wanted to put it off for construction strength's sake) and I'm concerned that my helmet was improperly scaled! I thought I would be able to put some foam in the top of the dome to help the bucket stand further up off my shoulders but the visor is already at eye level and I can't raise it up anymore...
    So now lurking suspicions are coming back. I met some mando mercs at MomoCon and upon inspection of their helmets realized thier ear caps were much smaller than the ones I was busy scratchbuilding. I believe the guy said his was a Don Post. Are these cast any smaller than normal? Should I be worried? Do I need to start over? NOOOO!!!

    Give it to me straight... or just talk me down from the ledge

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    Re: Is my scratchbuilt bucket too big? So many hours of work... :(

    looks fine to me!!

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    Re: Is my scratchbuilt bucket too big? So many hours of work... :(

    it should look a bit big without armor

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    Re: Is my scratchbuilt bucket too big? So many hours of work... :(

    it looks fine
    the don post is a little small really compared to movie-sized lids

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    Re: Is my scratchbuilt bucket too big? So many hours of work... :(

    HUGE sigh of relief.... oh god that would've sucked

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    Re: Is my scratchbuilt bucket too big? So many hours of work... :(

    Looks fine to me too.

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    Re: Is my scratchbuilt bucket too big? So many hours of work... :(

    I had the same concern but you just gotta trust the templates Lookin good mate!!

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    Re: Is my scratchbuilt bucket too big? So many hours of work... :(

    Just a comment here... I have a FP MR helmet... and when I put up to a helmet I made out of aluminum from the WOF templates the FP MR helmet is slightly smaller in scale. Just in case you wanted to know.

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    Re: Is my scratchbuilt bucket too big? So many hours of work... :(

    looks good to me also. I trimmed a bit off the bottom of my scratch build to get the angles more correct. you can see my build here...

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...NG-FETT-BUCKET

    I hope to finish this this year. I'll probably offer some in Fiberglass if anyone becomes interested.

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    Re: Is my scratchbuilt bucket too big? So many hours of work... :(

    Thanks for commenting guys! It's much appreciated.. I was considering finishing this for display and making a WHOLE NEW BUCKET! I'm so glad I can still wear it...

    That's interesting to know that there are helmets cast that much smaller (the ear caps I saw were tiny) but who knows? And no one commented that my helmet looks like a pile of ****** so I'm really happy! Thanks again everyone for the feedback

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