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    Sep 7, 2003, 1:39 AM - Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #1

    UPDATE 9/21
    I've since painted the Mystery helmet and took a couple photos next to the Deluxe.

    http://www.TK409.com/images/fett/helmet/comparison2.jpg
    http://www.TK409.com/images/fett/helmet/comparison3.jpg
    http://www.TK409.com/images/fett/helmet/comparison4.jpg
    http://www.TK409.com/images/fett/helmet/comparison1.jpg



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    This may have been done before, but I just received my new Mystery helmet (I love this thing!) and compared it to my DP Deluxe recast - complete with a couple of dimensions.
    Width = outside edge of earpiece to earpiece.
    Height = measured from the inside top of dome to chin.
    Depth = back edge to front edge.
    Visor Width = the width of the vertical part.



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    Sep 7, 2003, 2:34 AM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #2

    Wow, thanks for the shots. I was planning on getting one in the next couple of weeks and now seeing those comparison shots theres no turning back.
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    Sep 7, 2003, 7:05 AM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #3

    Great comparison!!! The DLX looks good on you, but the MH looks 1000 times better.
    I can't wait to see it done.
    Lynn
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    Sep 7, 2003, 7:19 AM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #4

    Man, that thing is totally going to make your costume. I'm glad the mystery helmet went to a good home!

    Cheers!
    TJ
  5. rdpmackie
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    Sep 7, 2003, 9:34 AM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #5


    Trooper TK409 wrote:

    I just received my new Mystery helmet (I love this thing!)
    Thanks for the dimensions!!

    I would like to ask you what (specifically) about the mystery do you love? I am not asking this question with any preconceived opinion...I like them both.

    TK409 seems to love the mystery, but I'd like everyone's opinions regarding the two helmets.

    I am making an MLC style sculpture that is somewhere between the mystery and the deluxe (I am debating whether or not to trim 1cm off the bottom which will make it look more like the mystery, and trust me; the helmet is more than tall enough to allow a trim):

    EDIT: After hearing everyone's opinions I have adjusted my sculpture. I have shortened the face and the lid. I still need to make the visor narrower:

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    Sep 7, 2003, 11:05 AM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #6

    Things I like better:
    - the wider, squintier look of the top of the visor
    - the narrower "visor nose"
    - wider dome, face and overall look
    - more flare
    - slightly longer face

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    rdpmackie wrote:


    Thanks for the dimensions!!

    I would like to ask you what (specifically) about the mystery do you love? I am not asking this question with any preconceived opinion...I like them both...
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    Sep 7, 2003, 12:38 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #7

    I like the flair on it, it fits his shoulder width better. I also like the narrwoer (is that a word ) of the visor, it seems to fit the look of the rest of the visor better.
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    Sep 7, 2003, 12:46 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #8

    That is a great helmet, I love mine too.
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    Sep 7, 2003, 12:58 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #9

    Wow! The Mystery helmet looks really nice. I thought it's origins were ROTJ but it looks very ESB'ish to me.

    Can't wait to see it painted up.
  10. reidemiller
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    Sep 7, 2003, 6:54 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #10

    Wow! The Mystery Helmet Looks Way better!
    I can't wait to get mine(should be here this week)
    This is going to Look AWESOME when Finished!
    Thanks for the Pic comparison.
    Robert E.
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    Sep 7, 2003, 8:45 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #11


    Trooper TK409 wrote:

    Things I like better:
    - the wider, squintier look of the top of the visor
    - the narrower "visor nose"
    - wider dome, face and overall look
    - more flare
    - slightly longer face





    rdpmackie wrote:


    Thanks for the dimensions!!

    I would like to ask you what (specifically) about the mystery do you love? I am not asking this question with any preconceived opinion...I like them both...
    I say it to myself all the time, the bucket is what makes the suit. You could have the most impressive suit from the neck down, but if the bucket dosn't look good as far as it's size and shape, it throws the whole thing off....

    IMO That IS the main focal point of any costume.

    Lynn
  12. SgtFang
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    Sep 8, 2003, 2:18 AM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #12

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

    If anyone else want's one, step right up and PM me! I've got three visors left before I need to order more.

    (hehe, "plug", "plug", "plug"!)

    -Sarge
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    Sep 8, 2003, 3:01 AM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #13

    Man, that really does make a difference. It'll look great Chris!
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    Sep 8, 2003, 9:32 AM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #14

    Thanks for the comparison pics. The mystery helmet looks great!!
    Darren
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    Sep 8, 2003, 10:42 AM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #15

    I can't say enough about my Mystery Helmet! Never going back to DP again!
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    Sep 8, 2003, 12:17 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #16

    I also have the DP Deluxe recast, and these pics have convinced me to PM SgtFang.

    Although, the flare of TK-409's DP doesn't look as good as the one I got. Is it possible that the flare on my casting was tweaked a little? I'll have to measure widths tonight...

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    Sep 21, 2003, 10:43 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #17

    updated photos at the top of the thread!
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    Sep 21, 2003, 11:05 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #18

    OMG, you really whipped that out fast!! It looks incredible!!Fabulous job there bud! The Mystery bucket really looks 10 times more accurate than the DP deluxe!
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    Sep 22, 2003, 12:15 AM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #19

    Your MHK looks great, I cant wait to have mine painted too.
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    Sep 22, 2003, 6:37 AM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #20

    This difference is amazing!!! It looks AWESOME!

    Lynn
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    Sep 22, 2003, 1:44 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #21

    Wow! I never thought there'd be THAT much difference! Are you sure your old one is a DP Deluxe recast and not a DP '95 recast?

    I can't WAIT til mine comes in (hopefully this week)!

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    Sep 22, 2003, 1:46 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #22

    Looks good!!! Lots of difference in the flare.

    I ordered mine two days ago but am still waiting for confirmation from a TDH member to confirm that he shipped it out. I've confirmed he got the payment already!!!!!

    Regards,
    OK
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    Sep 22, 2003, 2:23 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #23

    The mystery helmet is a very nice piece and I am happy to own one. Has a nice shape to it and is overall
    much nicer than a DP DLX. The only question I have is the range finder ear piece which is too large? You
    can see it on TKs helmet in the first shot the way it hangs below. Not a big deal, just odd…



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    Sep 22, 2003, 5:39 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #24

    I didn't even notice that until I started assembling it and then I didn't know which one was more accurate. I just need to pop it off and sand it down. Here's a ref photo:




    Well Paid Killer wrote:

    ...is the range finder ear piece which is too large? ...
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    Sep 22, 2003, 8:46 PM - Re: Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS* #25

    Could someone PM me about this Mystery helmet, please...its so beautiful!!

    Does this helmet have anything to do with the MLC and MLC2??
    Iam not up to date on the this helmet thang!

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