Metal Ears


TheEagle

New Hunter
I noticed that you can buy metal ears for your Fett helmet. Are these mainly for bragging rites or is there an advantage to these? They're really cool, just super expensive. Would these be required for level 2 legion approval? The CRL (ESB) doesn't say the ears need to be metal for lvl 2, so I assume these are more of a luxury item.

Thanks
 

Jango Fett Jr

Well-Known Hunter
The original helmets had metal ears, that’s all there is to it. I wouldn’t consider it a luxury item for bragging rights, it just depends on whether you want something authentic or something close-enough.
 

boba87fett

Active Hunter
TDH PREMIUM MEMBER
JFJ is right. Also, make sure that you get the right metal ears for your helmet. If you have a lineage casting, the current run of metal ears from MachineCraft or RS Props should fit. If you have an FPH2, you’d likely have to talk to MachineCraft since I don’t think anyone plans on making those at this point. I personally wouldn’t invest in metal ears unless it were for a lineage helmet at this point though.
 

TheEagle

New Hunter
The original helmets had metal ears, that’s all there is to it. I wouldn’t consider it a luxury item for bragging rights, it just depends on whether you want something authentic or something close-enough.
Got it! I apologize if that came off as rude, I actually didn't know his original ears were metal. The more you know! :)
 

TheEagle

New Hunter
JFJ is right. Also, make sure that you get the right metal ears for your helmet. If you have a lineage casting, the current run of metal ears from MachineCraft or RS Props should fit. If you have an FPH2, you’d likely have to talk to MachineCraft since I don’t think anyone plans on making those at this point. I personally wouldn’t invest in metal ears unless it were for a lineage helmet at this point though.
I'm mainly aiming for legion approval and the secondary level of accuracy. I was planning on getting a FPH2, but wasn't personally interested in the metal ears unless I needed them for basic or level two approval. I appreciate the help!
 

Jango Fett Jr

Well-Known Hunter
Oh no you weren’t being rude, I was just putting it bluntly having built helmets with painted resin and cold-cast resin ears that were perfectly fine, but always wanting metal ones like the originals. I’m not familiar with the specifics of 501st standards but I know they won’t turn you away for not having metal ears.

Now that I think about it, I suppose that this hobby is all about luxuries and bragging rights! We certainly don’t need metal parts and original found parts, it’s just a matter of how authentic you want to be and how much you don’t like money ;)
 

TheEagle

New Hunter
Oh no you weren’t being rude, I was just putting it bluntly having built helmets with painted resin and cold-cast resin ears that were perfectly fine, but always wanting metal ones like the originals. I’m not familiar with the specifics of 501st standards but I know they won’t turn you away for not having metal ears.

Now that I think about it, I suppose that this hobby is all about luxuries and bragging rights! We certainly don’t need metal parts and original found parts, it’s just a matter of how authentic you want to be and how much you don’t like money ;)
Amen to that last part!
 
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