Looks good to me!
Looks good to me!
OH ya that guy, I will warn you do not sign for it untill you open the box, I have heard horror stories from him, not saying its not a good helmet but I have heard of people getting a shattered helmet because the glass is so thin.
His feedback is almost flawless so I thought it was safe. I can always reinforce the helmet I guess.
Ya if you get it in good shape its no problem.
Here is an old thread regarding the matter.
Hrrmmm... I feel bad now... I suggested that auction. I just pointed it out because it was a good price, good photos and the guy had good feedback. If there's any issue with its "thickness" I'll definitely help you out anyway I can.
Just email him and stress that you want it packed VERY WELL because you were told that others got there's broken in the mail. Ask if you can get insurance on it as well.
Yes good idea, and maybe he molds differenly now.
Actually, I worked for UPS for 3 years and I can totally see how something could get destroyed during shipping. Hopefully the bucket is nice enough though. Fingers crossed now.
B..b...but it's a little bit grey! (jk)
Looks like you've got yourself a good bucket, that should fullfill your needs buetifully(sp?). You'll have to post progress pics so we can see it "come to life!". Good luck with the 501st.
Well... these things ship all the time... that's how I got mine.... shipped in the mail. As long as its packed really well there shouldn't be an issue.
Looks like you bought a piece of crap recast to me, but that's just my opinion. Funny that the maker never speaks up for his work here on the TDH?! I wonder why that is?
Maybe its just me, but each picture of that so called mystery helmet looks like a different helmet. It seems like nowadays everyone calls thier helmet a Mystery one.
How can you tell that it is "a piece of crap recast" by looking at pictures?
My friend this is the TDH, Members here can tell all just from pictures.Christo Fett said:
Not only that the pictures He posts are from the BEST pulls, not what your actualy going to recieve.
MARROW SUN said:
I KNOW I KNOW
Wow... does everything break down into an argument lately? The new guy comes here looking for help to find a helmet... all he gets is a "use the search tool" message... I TRY to help him find a better solution to the Don Post and then another lecture on recasting breaks out...
Way to roll out the welcome wagon guys! Way to go!
No offense but if someone actually sent him good info on where to buy a helmet he wouldn't have to go to Ebay and buy one. Sorry guys but looking at a helmet on Ebay doesn't tell me its a recast... I look at it and think, "gee... maybe this dude bought a helmet and didn't want to make it... wants to sell it instead."
Sorry Christo Fett... welcome anyway!
Last edited by webchief; Jun 1, 2005 at 8:50 PM.
You have a point Webchief unfortunatly noone wants to sit there and post every link to every question that everyone that comes in has, I know its not but sometimes I find its my resposiblity to give as much info as possible so people wont do the same thinks and mistakes I made.
There is so much info though, you cannot post it all or sum it up in one post when a question as broad as "where do I get a helmet' come along.
Even Got Maul has confessed to buying a pos helmet from Ebay and His looks great so I wouldnt worry about steering him to eBay. Your only trying to help.
Thank you Darrin.
Unfortunately I think we all learn a hard lesson in this hobby at one point or another. You certainly can't be faulted for trying to help someone out, webchief. Members of this forum come to expect a better quality than most collectors when it comes to Fett. I think this leads to frustration when we see a seller whose items don't measure up. The link that cal196 posted showing the shattered helmet is a good example. Everyone is so concerned with LFL going after our best prop makers, that the only advise that is usually offered to new costumers is 'go to ebay.' I'm not saying that this is wrong, but the result can often be that a new costumer gives up after getting a vinyl helmet that looks like Jabba sat on it. Perhaps the best advice that could be given to our newer members is look around, post questions, and let the group get to know you. This way, we won't be as hesitant to provide the information about where to get the items that you are looking for.
On a separate note, welcome aboard, Christo. When you receive your bucket, you may want to reinforce it before you undergo the process of finishing it. Good luck!
Sorry Guys didn't mean to sideswipe the topic at hand, I get frustrated seeing guys buying there recasted mystery helmets....THEN joining up with the TDH showing off what they've won. The fact is they are buying into lies and purchasing products from guys that have no experience casting or fabricating and it shows when compared.
His helmets aren't that great, they're pretty fragile. I cracked mine when I was trimming it! I couldn't believe it! It could work but I highly ecommend reinforcing it so you don't break it!
What did you drop it? Sheesh
Nope didn't drop it. I was just holding it trimming and sanding it. I heard a crack, looked down and saw the crack right on the brow. I couldn't believe it I wasn't even sanding hard I was just finishing it up. And the dang thing cracked about a half-inch.
Here is my photo of jeremy and I at CIII. I am 6'2" so you can see he might have been close to 6'1" in the costume.