Oct 13, 2005, 10:48 AM - 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
Oct 13, 2005, 10:56 AM - 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.
Oct 13, 2005, 11:08 AM - 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.
Oct 13, 2005, 12:00 PM - Re: New guy here
What BobaN00b said.
Oh yeah... and WELCOME!
Oct 13, 2005, 1:56 PM - 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?
Oct 13, 2005, 1:58 PM - Re: New guy here
Oh, I found this one-
Is this a decent helmet? Good as a 95 or 96? Better than Rubies?
Oct 13, 2005, 6:32 PM - 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.
Oct 13, 2005, 8:56 PM - Re: New guy here
There's a few 96s up on ebay now. Just type in "Don Post Boba Fett"
Oct 13, 2005, 9:37 PM - 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.
Oct 14, 2005, 1:48 AM - Re: New guy here
New guy here as well... looking forward to some fun!
Oct 14, 2005, 11:20 AM - Re: New guy here
I found a DP96 for $50. Is that a good price?
Oct 18, 2005, 11:26 PM - 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.
Oct 19, 2005, 3:29 AM - Re: New guy here
Not to bad, seen them a bit cheaper but thats about average.