Who's Helmet?

Jodo Kast 2749

Active Hunter

cal196 wrote:

Don Post is better and more exspensive than Rubies.
Actually, the weird part is that this isn't always true. I've seen a DP95 go for as little as $25 US on Ebay while seeing a still in the box Rubies Jango go for $120 US. As I've always said, Ebay is a crazy place.
 

bobamaker

Active Hunter

T-Visor wrote:

Look for a MSH 2 or a Marrow_Sun bucket …
Chances of finding an MSH 2 are very slim. I've been asking for ages, no joy, so I am building my own MSH bucket.
 

Luther X

Hunter
tell me what you think, it'll get repainted to my custom design but i like it.

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::EDIT:: active auction replaced with picture from auction
 

gorman

Active Hunter

Jodo_Kast wrote:


cal196 wrote:

Don Post is better and more exspensive than Rubies.
Actually, the weird part is that this isn't always true. I've seen a DP95 go for as little as $25 US on Ebay while seeing a still in the box Rubies Jango go for $120 US. As I've always said, Ebay is a crazy place.
Yeah I got a '95 for $27 just a week after getting a rubies for $60. I was happy.. yet strangely annoyed.
 

Tyler Durden

Well-Known Hunter

bobamaker wrote:


Chances of finding an MSH 2 are very slim. I've been asking for ages, no joy, so I am building my own MSH bucket.
You are better off with a Marrow_Sun or Mystery Helmet anyway.
 

cal196

Well-Known Hunter
Actually, the weird part is that this isn't always true. I've seen a DP95 go for as little as $25 US on Ebay while seeing a still in the box Rubies Jango go for $120 US. As I've always said, Ebay is a crazy place.
Ya but I didnt wanted to get his hopes up.
 
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T Visor

Active Hunter

Luther-X wrote:

tell me what you think, it'll get repainted to my custom design but i like it.
That's a DP Deluxe recast. The first step to a better looking bucket.

::EDIT:: auction link removed from quote
 

Tyler Durden

Well-Known Hunter
No prob at all!

I recommend the Marrow_Sun or Mystery helmet because it has the closest lineage to the screen-used helmets.

The size, shape, and features all show a helmet that was once cast from a screen-used helmet, but that has been cleaned up, modified, and is a couple generations down from the orignal.

The dent on a Marrow_Sun or Mystery helmet is pretty much identical to the real dent; it's also the same dent as on the DP deluxe, but the DP deluxe is modified more severely than the Marrow_Sun and Mystery to really qualify for the comparison. The same cannot be said for the MSH2 dent, which was sculpted.

One can apply the example above to just about any part on the Marrow_Sun/ Mystery against the corresponding part on the MSH2- the majority of the MSH2 is a custom sculpt, whereas the Marrow_Sun/ Mystery helmet is a derivative of a real helmet.
 

Gator Fett

Active Hunter
Thanks. I do have a couple more questions for clarification, while I still have this thread highjacked :). Sorry Luther-X.

Are the Marrow_Sun and Mystery helmets one and the same? If so, how can the lay-person identify the real deal, and not a recast? If not, what are the differences between the two?

Gator
 

AFettFullofDollars

Well-Known Hunter
I believe the true Mystery Helmet(Sgt. Fang) was an all resin cast where the Marrow_Sun is a fiberglass helmet. As for a comparison of the dimensions of the two helmets, I'm not sure.
 

Tyler Durden

Well-Known Hunter
Yes, the Marrow_Sun and Mystery Helmet are essentially the same helmet, and as said above, the Mystery Helmet was produced in resin and the Marrow_Sun in fiberglass. Though, I find the Marrow_Sun helmet to be slightly sharper and in better shape the Mystery Helmet.

Unfortunately, there is really no clear indicator of a recast helmet. There is a fairly good chance that outside of a helmet produced by either Sarge or Marrow_Sun the helmet could be a recast, because they are the only two I am aware of that have found the original Mystery style helmets. However, some general tells of recasting include a suspiciously cheap price, soft features/ poor sharpness, size difference, and unusual warpage.
 
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