Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

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    Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    I have been researching this and have received a little input from some of you. But my question is:

    What is the best helmet for me? I am 6-00 with a large head (around 7 1/4 ish, maybe more). I have seen pictures of some rather large people where the helmet seems disproportionate (small) comapred to the costume, it looked out of place. I want to avoid that. I also don't want to look like William Tell's illegitimate son with a helmet the size of a small vehicle.

    Is a Don Post too small for me? I have a large frame, broad shoulders, and I'm about 225 lbs. (I'm also a virgo, like walks on the beach, and sunflowers...............kidding!). No really, what would be the best helmet for me without having to mortgage my house to pay for it.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    Don Post = too small!!!

    Contact a member here who goes by the name Sgt. Fang. He makes a really nice resin helmet kit that's a great value.

    Oh, and welcome to another Arizonian!

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    Re: Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    I'm 6'4" and have an MS3 and a Sgt. Fang that both work very well with my height! Both very similar in size, But like Superjedi said, the Sgt. Fang comes at a great price.

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    Re: Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    I have a fang that i am going to sell ,braks wanted it for comparison shots ,but he hasn't gotten back to me yet pm me if interested

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    Re: Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    I'm about the same build as you: 6' 2"; 215 lbs; 7[FONT=&quot][/FONT] size head; broad shoulders. I use a BM helmet, and it looks just fine on me. I personally think there is one thing that has priority over "does it look to small?" And that is: "does it FIT!" I gave my BM helmet to my friend for him to try on ... no good: didn't fit him. But I think the BM will fit ya and look OK if ya wanted to get a BM.

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    Re: Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    Is the BM and SgtFang helment the same size?

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Re: Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    BH1053 said: View Post
    Is the BM and SgtFang helment the same size?
    Not sure ... I've never tried on a Sgt. Fang. However I may be able to get some side-by-side pics later today or tomorrow.

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    Re: Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    BH1053 said: View Post
    Is the BM and SgtFang helment the same size?
    I don't have a bm but if i remeber correctly, and i don't want to stir the pot but the ms3 and bm were reported to be very similar in size i will take pics and post shortly

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    Re: Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    [ATTACH]boba-comp-2-jpg[/ATTACH]painted is a ms3 unpainted sgt fang both are 9 inches inside side to side and 10 inches front to back and both are about 10 inches high
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    Re: Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    cool thanks for the pics!

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    Re: Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    The Sgt Fang helmet seems slightly slimmer than the MS3 but is that just the angle?

    -Joe

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    formerly slave1117a vaders right hand's Avatar
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    Re: Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    just because it doesn't have the earcaps on they are almost identical in size

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    Re: Need Help - What type of helmet do I need?

    slave1117a said: View Post
    I have a fang that i am going to sell ,braks wanted it for comparison shots ,but he hasn't gotten back to me yet pm me if interested
    Is this fang helmet still available?

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