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New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

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    New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    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.








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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    Thanks for that comparison. Sure like the new one

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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    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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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    is it me or is the old one a tad bigger?

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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    it looks to me that the old helmet has a bit more flare to it

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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    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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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    Yep, sure looks like it.

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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    I think its more of a matter of camera perspective than anything.

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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    Foxbatkllr said: View Post
    I think its more of a matter of camera perspective than anything.
    probably right

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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    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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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    is it just me or is the t-visor area really out of square? maybe its a optical illusion

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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    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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    Bountyone said: View Post
    I agree, I would want one of the old ones.
    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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    Agreed, the flare has pretty much been shown to be simple camera angle differences etc

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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    I like the new one

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    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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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    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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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    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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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    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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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    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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    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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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    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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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    Wow

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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    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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    Re: New Sgt Fang Helm Comparison Pics

    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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