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    New guy here

    Been a Star Wars and big Boba Fett fan most of my life. Finally got the desire to start making stuff(just finishing a lightsaber now). I really want to start a Boba Fett costume. Of course, the helmet is the place to start. I was looking at the DP and Rubies, I may go fiberglass down the road, but I may be satisfied with a cheaper plastic. I have seen different reviews between the Rubies and DP, looks like DP may be a better way to go, but others say they are about the same. Also, if I went with a Rubies, would a Boba be better or convert a Jango? I'm not sure how handy I can be in regards to painting an such, kind of why I am leaning from a raw fiberglass. Thanks

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    Re: New guy here

    If you HAVE to get a cheaper one, get a Don Post 95 or 96. Rubies is much smaller and innaccurate. My advice is to get a fiberglass or resin kit. But, if you dont have the cash flow and you want one now, get a Don Post. I use a DP 95 and am happy with it, but this year I will be upgrading.

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    Re: New guy here

    Thanks for the reply. I am leaning toward a Don Post, if I can find one. I may buy a fiberglass one day, but I may find myself happy enough with a Don Post. Have to find one and see. So, I want a 95 or 96? I have heard bad things on the 97.

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    Re: New guy here

    What BobaN00b said.

    Oh yeah... and WELCOME!

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    Re: New guy here

    The Don Post helmets seem very hard to find. There are a couple on ebay. Are there any webstores that carry them anymore?

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    Re: New guy here

    Oh, I found this one-
    http://www.fschobbies.com/scifi/star.../fettmask.html
    Is this a decent helmet? Good as a 95 or 96? Better than Rubies?

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    Re: New guy here

    Impossible to tell which from that page - But that is a DP or a Rubies.

    "Rigid plastic", my butt! It's made of the same bendy vinyl as the rest...

    I know that it's possible to make a DP 95 work, but I'd still recommend that you simply sqve up a little bit more cash and go for a fibreglass Bobamaker bucket ( Or one of the MS jobs... But I've seen a BM in the flesh, and it's excellent. )
    It'll save you a lot of time and effort, and be worth a short wait in the long run.

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    Re: New guy here

    There's a few 96s up on ebay now. Just type in "Don Post Boba Fett"

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    Re: New guy here

    Yeh Dp's are the best route if your just starting off, but down the line (when they are avaliable again) Jump on a MSH (Movie Sized Helmet) these are top of the line, but arent always easy to get ur hands on. None the less, keep your eyes pealed.

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    Re: New guy here

    New guy here as well... looking forward to some fun!

    WK

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    Re: New guy here

    I found a DP96 for $50. Is that a good price?

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    Re: New guy here

    I'm new, too, dude! But have lurked for a while. Just to let you know, I started out with a DP '97 and was happy with it, until I left it in the attic for a year and it warped like an old candle. Very sad. But it's a good helmet to start with.

    If you decide to go fiberglass and would like a DP sized one, though (in case you have a small frame like I do...a mystery helmet on me would make me look like a Kubrick Fett doll). I've heard that skygunbro makes a very nice fiberglass pulled version of one of the DP's.

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    Re: New guy here

    mrgr8ness said:
    I found a DP96 for $50. Is that a good price?
    Not to bad, seen them a bit cheaper but thats about average.

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    Re: New guy here

    I wouldn't waste your time with a DP or Rubies...uke
    Not these days, when you can get a more accurate and QUAILITY MADE bucket for a bit more cash ...

    Just keep saving money and buy a really good bucket "ONCE"...

    rather than a couple of cheap buckets that will never ever ever staisfy your needs and end up costing you close to the same as a good one would of...

    Just my thoughts anywayz...

    Mason.

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