Mystery Helmet vs. DP Deluxe Comparison *PICS*

Trooper TK409

Active Hunter
UPDATE 9/21
I've since painted the Mystery helmet and took a couple photos next to the Deluxe.

http://www.TK409.com/images/fett/helmet/comparison2.jpg
http://www.TK409.com/images/fett/helmet/comparison3.jpg
http://www.TK409.com/images/fett/helmet/comparison4.jpg
http://www.TK409.com/images/fett/helmet/comparison1.jpg

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This may have been done before, but I just received my new Mystery helmet (I love this thing!) and compared it to my DP Deluxe recast - complete with a couple of dimensions.
Width = outside edge of earpiece to earpiece.
Height = measured from the inside top of dome to chin.
Depth = back edge to front edge.
Visor Width = the width of the vertical part.

mystery_comparison.jpg
 

ShireFolk

Hunter
Wow, thanks for the shots. I was planning on getting one in the next couple of weeks and now seeing those comparison shots theres no turning back.
 

Lynn TXP 0369

Well-Known Hunter
Great comparison!!! The DLX looks good on you, but the MH looks 1000 times better.
I can't wait to see it done.
Lynn
 

jeezycreezy

Active Hunter
Man, that thing is totally going to make your costume. I'm glad the mystery helmet went to a good home! :D

Cheers!
TJ
 
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rdpmackie

Guest

Trooper TK409 wrote:

I just received my new Mystery helmet (I love this thing!)
Thanks for the dimensions!!

I would like to ask you what (specifically) about the mystery do you love? I am not asking this question with any preconceived opinion...I like them both.

TK409 seems to love the mystery, but I'd like everyone's opinions regarding the two helmets.

I am making an MLC style sculpture that is somewhere between the mystery and the deluxe (I am debating whether or not to trim 1cm off the bottom which will make it look more like the mystery, and trust me; the helmet is more than tall enough to allow a trim):

EDIT: After hearing everyone's opinions I have adjusted my sculpture. I have shortened the face and the lid. I still need to make the visor narrower:
 

Trooper TK409

Active Hunter
Things I like better:
- the wider, squintier look of the top of the visor
- the narrower "visor nose"
- wider dome, face and overall look
- more flare
- slightly longer face

rdpmackie said:
Thanks for the dimensions!!

I would like to ask you what (specifically) about the mystery do you love? I am not asking this question with any preconceived opinion...I like them both...
 
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Star Wars Chick

Sr Hunter
I like the flair on it, it fits his shoulder width better. I also like the narrwoer (is that a word :confused ) of the visor, it seems to fit the look of the rest of the visor better.
 

JediDave

New Hunter
Wow! The Mystery helmet looks really nice. I thought it's origins were ROTJ but it looks very ESB'ish to me.

Can't wait to see it painted up.
 
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reidemiller

Guest
Wow! The Mystery Helmet Looks Way better!
I can't wait to get mine(should be here this week) :D
This is going to Look AWESOME when Finished!
Thanks for the Pic comparison.
Robert E.
 

Lynn TXP 0369

Well-Known Hunter

Trooper TK409 wrote:

Things I like better:
- the wider, squintier look of the top of the visor
- the narrower "visor nose"
- wider dome, face and overall look
- more flare
- slightly longer face

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rdpmackie wrote:


Thanks for the dimensions!!

I would like to ask you what (specifically) about the mystery do you love? I am not asking this question with any preconceived opinion...I like them both...
I say it to myself all the time, the bucket is what makes the suit. You could have the most impressive suit from the neck down, but if the bucket dosn't look good as far as it's size and shape, it throws the whole thing off....

IMO That IS the main focal point of any costume.

Lynn
 
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SgtFang

Guest
Thanks for all the kind words everyone! :)

If anyone else want's one, step right up and PM me! I've got three visors left before I need to order more. :D

(hehe, "plug", "plug", "plug"!)

-Sarge
 

batninja

Well-Known Hunter
I also have the DP Deluxe recast, and these pics have convinced me to PM SgtFang. :)

Although, the flare of TK-409's DP doesn't look as good as the one I got. Is it possible that the flare on my casting was tweaked a little? I'll have to measure widths tonight...
 

Jangos kid

Well-Known Hunter
OMG, you really whipped that out fast!! It looks incredible!!Fabulous job there bud! The Mystery bucket really looks 10 times more accurate than the DP deluxe! (y)
 
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