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  1. TransMando's Avatar
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    Apr 10, 2008, 5:31 PM - New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #1

    Hi everyone,

    Just received one of the new Sgt Fangs. My girlfriend has one of the older ones so I thought everyone might like to see some comparison pictures. The helmets are not perfectly lined up because I took the pictures quickly. Just wanted to give a general idea of what they look like. Let me know what else you want to see.

    The new Fang is on the left, the old one is one the right.







  2. Darth_Finger's Avatar
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    Apr 10, 2008, 5:45 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #2

    Thanks for that comparison. Sure like the new one
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    Apr 10, 2008, 5:50 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #3

    i can barely tell the differences except for the mold seamline from the old one.

    reason enough to get one of these helmets. glad to hear the new mold is done
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    Apr 10, 2008, 6:04 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #4

    is it me or is the old one a tad bigger?
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    Apr 10, 2008, 6:13 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #5

    it looks to me that the old helmet has a bit more flare to it
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    Apr 10, 2008, 6:25 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #6

    Quote TD2253 said: View Post
    it looks to me that the old helmet has a bit more flare to it
    I agree, I would want one of the old ones.
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    Apr 10, 2008, 6:25 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #7

    Yep, sure looks like it.
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    Apr 10, 2008, 6:49 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #8

    I think its more of a matter of camera perspective than anything.
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    Apr 10, 2008, 6:55 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #9

    Quote Foxbatkllr said: View Post
    I think its more of a matter of camera perspective than anything.
    probably right
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    Apr 10, 2008, 6:57 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #10

    Quote Foxbatkllr said: View Post
    I think its more of a matter of camera perspective than anything.
    You're probably right. I doubt his mold would've changed that much. He said he only changed the cheeks, no seam, and the mandible bulge his kid added.
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    Apr 10, 2008, 7:53 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #11

    is it just me or is the t-visor area really out of square? maybe its a optical illusion
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    Apr 10, 2008, 8:17 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #12

    Quote Foxbatkllr said: View Post
    I think its more of a matter of camera perspective than anything.
    I agree. I will take better pictures later to show everything closer up (and in a much more aligned fashion).

    I will also try to get a good picture of the mandible bulge.

    Peace.

    Leo
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    Apr 11, 2008, 12:22 AM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #13

    Quote Bountyone said: View Post
    I agree, I would want one of the old ones.
    Quote TD2253 said: View Post
    it looks to me that the old helmet has a bit more flare to it
    That flare is incorrect; it looks like either the helmet got warped when he recast the Mystery Helmet he won off E-Bay or the original E-bay helmet was already warped. I can't say for certain which—it's been awhile since he first presented the "pre-recast."
    There is more info in this thread regarding the "flare" misconception: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showp...29&postcount=7
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    Apr 11, 2008, 3:22 AM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #14

    Agreed, the flare has pretty much been shown to be simple camera angle differences etc
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    Apr 11, 2008, 3:47 AM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #15

    I like the new one
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    Apr 11, 2008, 10:11 AM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #16

    if you shoot at 50mm its will take the distortion out. Also it really depends on the lens u have. ANything below 40mm you will get barrel distortion.
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    Apr 11, 2008, 9:45 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #17

    Hey Everyone I have taken better comparison pictures with some details.

    New Fang is on the left and the older Fang is on the right.









    Details of the new bucket (notice bulge on mandible):







    Details of the old bucket:



    These pictures aren't perfect, I am not much of a photographer, but I hope the pics do the helmets a little bit more justice.

    Peace.

    Leo
    Last edited by TransMando; Apr 12, 2008 at 12:20 AM.
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    Apr 11, 2008, 10:01 PM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #18

    Yikes! is that bulge at the base of the helmet as bad as it looks? Looks like the mold needs a repair, or a do-over.
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    Apr 12, 2008, 12:22 AM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #19

    Quote Count Dookie said: View Post
    Yikes! is that bulge at the base of the helmet as bad as it looks? Looks like the mold needs a repair, or a do-over.
    Sarge talks about the helmet in this thread: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...light=Sgt+Fang

    and also...sorry everyone for the variety of picture sizes. Photobucket an I are struggling to get along.

    Peace.

    Leo
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    Apr 12, 2008, 12:37 AM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #20

    wow... i love the change to seamless molds, and the other cleanup... but that bulge. eep. i think i'd have had to toss the mold and start over
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    Apr 12, 2008, 12:59 AM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #21

    Quote TransMando said: View Post
    Sarge talks about the helmet in this thread
    Yes, I read about it before I posted. Sarge took the time to clean up the master. Also, the price apparently went up. Why skimp on the mold quality?
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    Apr 12, 2008, 1:35 AM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #22

    Quote tk7602 said: View Post
    wow... i love the change to seamless molds, and the other cleanup... but that bulge. eep. i think I'd have had to toss the mold and start over
    I agree... if he has gone to the effort of creating the new seamless mould, why settle for the mandible buldges... looks like it's on the base of the lower cheeks too?
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    Apr 12, 2008, 3:09 AM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #23

    Wow
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    Apr 12, 2008, 8:30 AM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #24

    The buldge is clear as day on the left mandible, but is it on the right as well? Or are my eyes playing tricks on me?
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    Apr 12, 2008, 8:43 AM - Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics #25

    Yikes!

    I was going to purchase one of these...now I'm not sure???? I'll be watching this thread. Thanks for the pics.
    I do think the newer version has "cleaner" lines (minus the stated flaws).

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