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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: X-Wing helmet source Reply with quote

This was just posted on the RPF, and I thought I'd pass it along to everyone

http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=31671

I have one of his X-Wing helmets, It's Very basic, No Visor, and the front mohawk cap is vac formed. But the detail is crisp, and clean. The helmet is just a bit smaller then both the Richies and Dreadnaught (Wilco Models) X-Wing helmets.

There is no liner or inner shell to this helmet, but that's easy enough to add in. you will also want to get some door edging for the edging of the helmet. Like I said, the only thing missing will be the Visor when it's all said and done.

He's also offering the helmet casts in colored plastic. A very good thing if you have custom paint jobs in mind.

Concidering the kits will be mailed from Germany, I think this is a great deal.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: X-Wing helmet source Reply with quote

Reaper wrote:
I have one of his X-Wing helmets.

Please show pics if you have any!

Reaper wrote:
The helmet is just a bit smaller then both the Richies and Dreadnaught (Wilco Models) X-Wing helmets.

The original APH-6 helmet was made in a few different sizes, so this is understandable.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frak that, he's got viper helmets too!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Viper? Classic or new BSG?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New, aka better Very Happy

Although those different colored helmets are pretty sweet. Might have to get a black one sometime...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hofmann wrote:
Frak that, he's got viper helmets too!

That's "helmet", singular, only one. All details seem to be vaccuformed, so they are pretty soft too. I recall the visor on the original helmet being slightly bolbous also, which this helmet's visor isn't.
Anyway..
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:04 am    Post subject: Re: X-Wing helmet source Reply with quote

Darth Lars wrote:
Reaper wrote:
I have one of his X-Wing helmets.

Please show pics if you have any!

Reaper wrote:
The helmet is just a bit smaller then both the Richies and Dreadnaught (Wilco Models) X-Wing helmets.

The original APH-6 helmet was made in a few different sizes, so this is understandable.


I don't have any pictures, cause I haven't done anything with the helmet yet. It's assembled (that's how I purchased it) The helmet size isn't any different. if I had to guess, it's molded off of a Large APH helmet. By Smaller, I ment narrower. It's harder to get my mellon into the helmet.

AS already stated, there is only the one BEW BSC helmet, He doesn't do them, he just worked on that kit.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have around 5 extra Don Post Deluxe visors...any idea if they'd fit this helmet? It would be great if I could offer them up!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they would fit. It might take some doing to make them fuctional, but the visors themselves can at least be mounted static n the down position.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve at Richies Armor has a tutorial for converting a real APH-6B helmet, where he uses the visor from a Don Post helmet. It looks pretty good, but it looks like there are two different visors being used...
Edit: I got confirmed from someone with a Don Post helmet, that it is likely to really be a Don Post visor in this picture. Very Happy

BTW, I just got a quote from Dreadnaught Industries. Their kit costs almost the same, if you exclude postage and import taxes.
I think that DI's kit could be a better choice if you are in the US, and Bobataff's kit might be a better choice if you are in the EU.
Edit: Dreadnaught Industries: $87.00 including US shipping.
Edit again: Visors are not sold separately.
I believe Richies kit is more expensive, but I think his is made from ABS which is more durable and also more difficult to cast.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would anyone here know who is providing SciFiHero.net with X-Wing helmets?

What is the normal price for a Kit?... how much for a finished Kit?

Thanks...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does one go about being allowed to sign up on the RPF?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the RPF does membership drives at certain times. it is not open registration.

If anyone needs to get in touch with someone there, let me know and I'll make the connection for you.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We would like to get in touch with BobaTaff, the gentleman who's post you linked to, very much.
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pm sent for contact info
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