Question:Buying a kit helmet?

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    Question:Buying a kit helmet?

    Hey all I am looking to get an unfinished bucket as I am a painter and airbrush artist and found one on ebay Star Wars Boba Fett/Mandalorian Helmet Full Studio Scale Life Size Prop Replica not sure if it's a good one or not as I am unsure of what to look for yet it the different types of kit's. Any help would be awesome thank you.

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    Re: Question:Buying a kit helmet?

    Best thing to do is NOT buy a kit from ebay unless its from manofwarstudios...but he doesnt sell helmets...only reputable ebayer for Fett stuff that isnt garbage. Asok and fettpride both sell great kits Asok does cold cast fettpride does fiberglass...all dependson your budget and how accurate you want to go.

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    Ok cool. Not to crazy about the accuracy related to Boba as I'm just going to do a custom paint job on it any way.

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    If you're going custom anyway, I'd suggest https://www.facebook.com/SkirataArms. Nice kits and you won't have to fill the dent in. If you go to his albums you can see all the different types of helmets he offers.

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    Re: Question:Buying a kit helmet?

    Yeh Id still go with either of the two listed

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    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Best thing to do is NOT buy a kit from ebay unless its from manofwarstudios...but he doesnt sell helmets...only reputable ebayer for Fett stuff that isnt garbage. Asok and fettpride both sell great kits Asok does cold cast fettpride does fiberglass...all dependson your budget and how accurate you want to go.
    OK cool. Are they members I need to pm or do they have sites I can go through and order.

    Thanks for the info guys!

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    Re: Question:Buying a kit helmet?

    Yeh they are members here...Asok has a site to order through I think FP has a site but you have to email him to order.

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    Re: Question:Buying a kit helmet?

    Here are links to the 2 Boba helmets that I make
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/c...helmets-47557/
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/c...helmets-41538/

    If you would like one of them, please email me at asok@187thlegion.com

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    Re: Question:Buying a kit helmet?

    I bought a kit like that but the person never answers questions.'any idea how to attach the antenna for the range finder in the mount?

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    Re: Question:Buying a kit helmet?

    This is how I did mine. You can glue the bottom of the range finder stalk to the range finder (See left side of the photo) Or you can bolt the 2 together (See right side of of photo)


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    Re: Question:Buying a kit helmet?

    Yeah that worked (after I trimmed the stalk to fit because they clearly were not made by the same person and didn't fit together at all) but how do I attach it in the mount on the side of the helmet so it swings up and down. The guy mentioned something about a spring and screw but gave no help in what to do with them.


    Turns out I actually bought the exact helmet in the link, trust me it wasn't worth it. It was under poured and had a crack and his customer service as far as answering questions is terrible. Good thing I'm good with a dremel and have smooth cast.

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    Re: Question:Buying a kit helmet?

    The way I attached the stalk was to thread the stalk with a tap and use a short machine screw.

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    So I would have to thread the stalk and drill a hole through the side of the helmet, run through the bolt into the antenna? Any other methods? I've never threaded before and would hate to screw up my only stalk.

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    Re: Question:Buying a kit helmet?

    Tapping the stalk is easy. You can get a cheap set at harbor freight, and I would also get some wd-40 to use as a lubricant to make tapping the hole go easier.

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