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Author Topic: HELMET SIZING AND BUYING TUTORIAL. Please read before asking all the answered Qs  (Read 73762 times)

Hondo Karr

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The ASOK Jango is 1:1 scale for Temuera and is much smaller. In fact the the Rubies Jango 2 piece is the same size (the story goes it was made from a slightly modded casting of one of the movie helmets, which explains other than some of the toy feartures why it's such a better sculpt than anything Ruies has ever produced.)

I would definatly say you're needing the Don Post sized helmet.  As for the M-DSB M/L, it's actually a hair smaller than the Don Post so, it may not be the best fit for you. Additonally to that, M-DSB is now permanantly disbanded. M will not be allowed to sell on Mercs. So, until DSB's life settles down and he's able to recast his own work, the helmets are effectivly off the market save what's already out there.

I know finding the Don Posts is starting to get harder and harder. They are popping up on ebay less frequently and here even less than that. I think between completist collectors and costumers, the supply of them is getting diminished.

One thing you could try if youre unable to find one would be to print the WoF templates at 90% instead of 100%, as there's approximatly a 10% size difference. Then once it's assembled, you can play with going up or down in size.

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I will invoke the name of the allmighty Falin, so he will arrive and shower us with his wisdom.

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Thanks a lot, Falin. That helped a ton!

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I know from fiddling with templates in my lead-up to scratchbuilding that the Jango helmet is 99% the size of the Boba helmet. I still have trouble believing that, but the math works. All of the measurements are only that much smaller, but that still manages to result in a visibly smaller bucket.

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Have to say that reading through this thread for the last couple of hours is mind blowing.  Questions about sizing and what not can be confusing.  Looks like I will try to scratch build my bucket first and go from there as well as keeping an eye out for mdsb coming later on.  Also helps just lookin at all the completed buckets for ideas and such.  I do have to agree that any build takes time even when you have to slowly purchase all the parts to make one.  I give credit to WoF for all the templates I have looked at and am lookin forward to working on them.  Correct me if I am wrong but with a scratch built you can adjust sizing and layout as you progress with the build. 
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I'm getting ready to order my buy'ce and I am needing a little help with the sizing. The one that I have on in the picture is an M-DSB M/L (Mercenary?) that belongs to one of our group. I think I look a little bobble-heady because I'm so small:



(Please note that she hasn't mounted the T-visor yet, which is why it looks a little wonky in the photo.)

Would a Rubies 2-piece be a better fit? If so I was planning on ordering one from Saz.

Thanks for your help!

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There's alot of deformation to the mandibles and T on that helmet... sure it's a M-DSB? That's very rare with the resin they used. I see you said the visor isn't installed but, that kind of misshaping still isn't typical.

Anyway, back on topic...

As for size, yeah even in armor it's going to be much too large for you.

A 2 piece Rubes Jango sized helmet most likely your playing field. That said, you may even be small enough to get away with the 1 piece Rubies Jango Deluxe.

If you opt for the 2 piece sized you have 3 options... Saz's 2 piece sized helmet, ASOK's Jango Fett helmet (it's 1:1 scale made from a mold of a movie prop helmet. It's the same size as the 2 piece Jango from Rubies) or the 2 piece itself.

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Thanks for the help.

I have found the info on Saz, but I'm searching and can't seem to find quite what I'm looking for as far as what ASOK has available or how to get in touch with them.

Still looking though...

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Here is a link to Asok's thread in the Trading Station. He isn't offering what you are needing, but you can see his work and then PM him.
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Im new and am extremely confused as to where exactly the trading forum is.
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Im new and am extremely confused as to where exactly the trading forum is.

Click the "forum" link right under the mercs skull at the top of the page. scroll down and you will find a link titled 'trading staition'.

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ASOK's old Jango thread may have vanished but, if you contact him via email (preferred) or PM he can provide you pix. I know there are pix on TDH and I think the BHG. He got his hands on I believe it was either a damaged mold or helmet... Im thinking mold... from LFL that was used to make the Jango movie helmets. He made a casting, cleaned it up and made a new mold. So, short of a pull direct from the original intact mold, it is as close to screen accurate Jango as one is likely to get.

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I wear a size 8 fitted hat. The one size fits all hats are to small does anyone know if any of the ones discused would fit me or am I going to have to build me one from scratch. I just measured my head with a ribbon tape measure it is right at  25in around.
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Tough to say. My larger 1:1 helmets (which are actually a tad larger than a typical 1:1) are about 9-10" deep from visor to back and 8.5-9" wide from ear to ear (those are interior measurements) with exterior dome circumferences of 28-29" and face lengths of 8-9". Those are pretty big. The two with indented cheeks, the cheek drops in about 1". I also have a couple smaller buckets, 1 a small end of 1:1 with deep cheeks and one abotu the size of a Rubies 2 piece. Those would likely be much too small for you.

From personal experience of owning their helmets, I can tell you that Saz's 1:1 Fett and 1:1 varient helmets are nice and big and roomy and would likely fit you and Gypsyboy's 1:1 Fett helmet is as well.

Jaiden Turr'n Verda in Floriada makes some cool and cost effective ABS vac formed helmet kits. I havent seen one in person but, Jaiden is a good sized cat and I know he built them to fit him. He could offer more details on their size but I would be inlcined based on an educated guess, to believe they would fit you.


 


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