Helmet flare- ESB compared to others


Active Hunter
Ok, so I'm going to paint my next helmet. I'm planning on doing a prePro2 costume. I just finished my test helmet. Thing is, the helmet I am going to paint as my "main" helmet is a Terminal Fettler ESB helmet. Do you all think that will be a problem in regards to the flare of the helmet? I know ESB seems to be more flared then ROTJ and I think its the case with PrePro2 too. What do you guys think? Would an ESB shaped helmet look alright painted PrePro 2? Let me know what you think!



Well-Known Hunter
Well, Im just going off of what Ive seen as fr as the pre-pro and the ESB flare, but I think they are pretty much the same with the exception of the paint job. I could be wrong, but thats what I think.



Well-Known Hunter
First off Yes. I don't think many people have thought about the differences in shape between the helmets, and if there is much. However, I think it will look fine as there are people who have done these kinds of paint jobs on helmets already here and nothing looks odd


Tim Allen

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I believe the ESB has the mosr flare compared to the rotj and so forth. I may be wrong but a few years we had a comparison thread of various helmets and I remember the ESB helmet having the broadest look to it.


Active Hunter
That has been one of the longest discussions here at TDH.

I believe all the movie-helmets and Prepro versions come from the same molds. After photographing quite a few different helmets i know understand and see how different they all can look even if it´s the same helmet when zoomed in or out with the camera. The distance from the helmet when photographing is also a factor on how the helmet can look. Not to mention the angle. Maybe Tyler Durden could chime in on this?

Jodo Kast 2749

Active Hunter
It has a lot to do with visor installation.
The ROTJ helmet has the visor pretty much parallel where as the ESB helmet is a little wider at the bottom. This pushes out the sides of the mandibles just a bit which makes it look like it has way more flare.