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  1. bobafett669's Avatar
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    Jun 2, 2005, 12:57 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #51

    You outbid me for that one! It's ok because I have decided to keep my MS2. I have started sanding it to get the shape a little closer to the actual helmet. Mine was a little "tall" Marrow Sun definately has a great cast. Top notch and packed very well for shipping. Mine did have a crack in it but since it was in the visor area that has to be cut out anyway it was not an issue.

    Webchief is definately a guy to help you out. Saw his fett in person at CIII and it is very good.

    Quote Christo Fett said:
    OK, I bought the Mystery from ebay. I hope i didn't snipe any of you for it. Sorry if I did but I'm too hyper to wait for another one.
    Last edited by bobafett669; Jun 2, 2005 at 1:04 AM.
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    Jun 2, 2005, 5:56 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #52

    A bit late in the discussion but i'm 6f (1,85 m) tall and from from the picture you can see that me and the Fett man himself are pretty similar in height.

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    Jun 2, 2005, 9:58 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #53

    My problem with the mentality of "use the search function" is that you can find 5 different threads with 5 different answers and some of the threads are older. I'd like to know what members opinions are today. People have new experiences everyday that can be learned from and if we just relied on past threads there would be no reason to ever start a new one, "just search the old ones for answers". I did conclude though, that I needed a larger helmet than a DP and then concluded (although too late) that I should have done more research on who was the best to buy my helmet from.

    My only crime is that I am very anxious to get my costume started. If I am "buying into lies" it is only due to ignorance and that is why I came here, to get educated by people who know. Unfortunately, in this case, the education came a bit too late. Hopefully I won't make that mistake again.
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    Jun 2, 2005, 10:15 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #54

    Quote Lord Maul said:
    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.

    yikes, that sounds like a fault on the maker and not packing. what ended up happening to your helmet?
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    Jun 2, 2005, 10:26 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #55

    Sorry to hijack the thread!


    My bucket is currently just sitting there waiting for me to paint it and reinforce it.
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    Jun 2, 2005, 11:36 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #56

    Has anyone actually answered the original question yet??

    I'm sure a simple yes or know with a reason would have sufficed,unfortunately Christo,I'm not sure myself but the general consensus seems to be if you want a good helmet you gotta pay for it,Bobamaker does a good kit,not sure if I'm allowed to link to his site though,best not just in case....
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    Jun 2, 2005, 12:16 PM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #57

    Christo, you shouldn't have to apologize or feel guilty for ANYTHING. You asked questions... I gave you an answer I thought was acceptable and you valued my opinion as someone who's been here a while. Not your fault at all. I apologize for the public reaction to your purchase. I'm sure that if you were comfortable using a Don Post helmet that you'll be VERY happy with your purchase of this "mystery" helmet. In comparison to a Don Post I'm sure your new bucket will look to you as though it was made of gold! I wouldn't worry about it.

    I apologize that I sent you to Ebay instead of to the "maker" of the bucket. Its been said a million times on this board alone... when a newbie asks where the best place to get parts is the standard answer is "check Ebay". Hell, there used to be a thread on this board that was a FAQ type thread that instructed people directly... "Go to Ebay!"

    If that was the original direction then why should anyone think otherwise? Especially when all they get for an answer is "use the search" or an argument over the height of Jeremy Bulloch.

    Personally I can't wait for your helmet to arrive and I'll do my best in person to help you to make it look the best you can. I'll see you at the prop party on the 12th! Hopefully you have it by then! If you need any of the "real" paint colors I'll bring them with me to the party as I have a few extra bottles. See you soon!
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    Jun 2, 2005, 1:05 PM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #58

    Well said and thank you for the POSITIVE comments!

    I don't mind negative coments when asking for an honest opinion but pissy comments because someone didn't buy a product from you, should never be welcome.
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    Jun 2, 2005, 1:16 PM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #59

    Oh yeah, and 1138, if you want to know the answer - use the search function
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    Jun 2, 2005, 1:49 PM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #60

    Hah,yeah,I'll try and remember that...In fact I'll use the search function to see if there any threads about using the search function,just incase i forget...or something
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    Jun 2, 2005, 2:33 PM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #61

    I'm sorry but it occured to me that once a topic goes off topic or asks a question that members are pationate about, we all start arguing like little old women!
    I am a relative noob compaired to some here but as far as I can see it's a good helmet. Assuming it arrives safely (fingers crossed) and needs strengthening then that can be done with ease, IF it doesn't need strengthening... all the better. Myster, MS2, Bobamaker or recast matters not! Whilst I agree that it is better to get a bucket from the maker then a recast from someone else, if you like it, and it fulfills your requirements (ie; once painted is suitable for the 501st) then that's all that matters. And I see no reason why it shouldn't be acceptable for the 501st, especially with Webchiefs help!
    As to the standard advice of "check eBay" perhaps it's time to rethink that advice. It might prove better to send the interested party information on how to get a deceant helmet via pm or email, telling him/her how to contact the maker/s instead of running the gauntlet of scammers on eBay. Additionally, it might not be a bad idea to list helmets with details so that people can see what is considered a good buy and what isn't.

    Good luck with the helmet Christo Fett, and I for one want to see progress pics.
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    Jun 2, 2005, 2:50 PM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #62

    Yeah man, this is your first helmet! I was actually going to bid on it myself but then opted not to -- for other reasons ; but yeah, you can fix it up I am sure and have a great looking Fett, then after a while you will grow to decide what you like best on your personal outfit!

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    Jun 2, 2005, 5:05 PM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #63

    Yes, I am quite psyched to get it. And I'll have help from webchief, who happens to be the GML of my local 501st garrison, as well as a great guy. Considering the purpose of my initial posting was to make sure that what I chose for a helmet will be good enough for my local garrison, I'd say that I got more than the help I was looking for.

    I do support the idea of getting your bucket from it's original maker, I just didn't know that I wasn't. And I will definitely post some pics of my progress with this helmet.

    Thanks to everyone who had something constructive to say and most of all, thanks webchief!
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    Jun 11, 2005, 1:08 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #64

    Hey, does anyone know where I can buy a helmet?
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    Jun 11, 2005, 1:20 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #65

    check ebay!

    but seriously, bobamaker, marrow sun, ebay to name a few off the top of my head.
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    Jun 11, 2005, 1:50 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #66

    Thanks! I was just attempting to try to be funny. But to get back to the subject at hand. That helmet will be fine, I mean what helmet does'ent get modified when building it from scratch! And if it needs to be reinforced with some more fiberglass so be it! It's not that hard. I personally have a modified Don Post and would be stoked to get to build that helmet from scratch recast or not!
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    Jun 11, 2005, 2:30 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #67

    The think the thing that Marrow Sun is trying to convey is if people keep buying cheap casted helmets when they do not have to, they will keep making them to sell and people will keep buying them. Why get a helmet where you have to basically redo the ear caps for it to fit, and reinforce the inside when you dont have to. And for the same price.
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    Jun 12, 2005, 2:05 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #68

    This is true, I'm just saying he should'ent feel too bad. It's not like he bought a Rubies for $150.00
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    Jun 12, 2005, 10:33 PM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #69

    I had the pleasure of meeting Christo Fett today at a prop party in our area. He brought the helmet with him and it will be quite workable. We'll get him up and Fett-i-sized.

    Great meeting you Chris!
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    Jun 13, 2005, 8:07 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #70

    Great to meet you too Bob!

    Thanks for bringing all of your gear to the party. It was very helpful to see everything up close. I will be busting my ***** to get my stuff done. I was up at 7:30 this morning triming the bottom edge of the helmet.

    My helmet will definitely work out well but I do see the benefit of getting one from someone reputable from these boards, if it means less work at the same price. People on these boards all rave about the Marrow Sun helmet and if you can get one, I probably would go that route if I had the chance to do it all again.

    I like the size and shape of my "Mystery" helmet that I got from ebay and the seller was great. Shipping was ultra-fast and the packing was the best I've ever seen. However, I was a little disapointed with the thickness and quality around the bottom edge and the inside is rough fiberglass and not gelcoat. My complaints are based on seeing the awesome bucket that webchief has. I cannot speak to how the helmets are made by the guys on this site as I have not personnaly seen one.
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    Jun 13, 2005, 9:15 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #71

    Quote Christo Fett said:
    My complaints are based on seeing the awesome bucket that webchief has.
    Since webchief has an MSH2, you are not going to see a nicer helmet than his.
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    Jun 13, 2005, 10:29 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #72

    Christo...if Webchief is helping you...your in good hands, my friend.
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    Jun 15, 2005, 6:17 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #73

    Quote Jedi-Bob said:
    Christo...if Webchief is helping you...your in good hands, my friend.
    Hello,
    I am new to TDH (joined today) and after reading about Cristo's concerns i find myself in a similar position. I have recently started collecting helmets and have been using Jez's "Star Wars Helmet Archive" website as a point of reference in terms of what type of quality helmets there are out there.

    I have so far been lucky enough to pick up a GH ANH Vader and the 3 available Ainsworth SDS helmets, all of which are trully excellent, and as my NEED picks up pace i find myself looking for a ESB Fett helmet.

    I was hoping for a few opinions on which is universally thought of as the best movie accurate ESB helmet available, and how to get hold of the maker (not the most original question i know, sorry).

    Many thanks and best wishes,
    Johnny
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    Jun 15, 2005, 6:22 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #74

    hoping for a few opinions on which is universally thought of as the best movie accurate ESB helmet available, and how to get hold of the maker

    You stepped into a cow pie on your first post
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    Jun 15, 2005, 8:23 AM - Re: Will I measure up to the 501st standards? #75

    Yep, guessed as much....

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