Kropserkel's Biker Scout Helmet ??????

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  1. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    Hi all,
    I was wondering if anyone had thoughts about Kropserkel's Biker Scout Helmet. The kit in fairly cheap which is why I am considering it over the sure to be uber expensive, although obviously awesome EFX Legend Biker Scout Helmet.

    Kropserkel's looks real good and I have been happy with other stuff I have gotten from them.

    Thoughts?????
     
  2. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have one that a bought from KS ready assembled.
    While it has its minor inaccuracies, I love it. Lightweight and comfortable.

    You could do far worse than buy one of these
    :)
     
  3. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    What are some of the minor inaccuracies?
     
  4. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    the 'snout' piece for one.
    he obviously couldn't locate the original engine part that was used, so he sculpted his own.
    But you can find more accurate ones to replace it quite easily
     
  5. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    Easy fix. Good news then.

    Thanks. As cool as a Legend would be I'm sure it will be $600+.

    His kit is $150.

    Thanks again
     
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  6. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    if ever you need to compare the stuff from different makers, have a look at Star Wars Helmets

    Best wishes
    :)
     
  7. Tom1971

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    Thanks again. I checked their first thing but his is not listed. Unless he used a different name. Sometimes on there he uses first names and not screen names, propmaker name, etc.
     
  8. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    I also have a KS Scout lid, it is really neat. As already stated you need to upgrade the snout (the original was a Tamyia part IIRC), the lateral gray faceplate connectors and maybe some of the decals (for decals check out TK-4510/Trooperbay/Mike Appling).

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  9. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    Very nice. Thanks for the pic and info.
     
  10. Bigturc

    Bigturc Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    KS is awesome .. I love it!

    I have an extra accurate (actually, I have 2) nose snout if anyone wants 1.
    PM me!
     
  11. Tom1971

    Tom1971 Sr Member

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    PM sent
     
  12. saxe coburg

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    [​IMG]
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sci-figal/sets/72157626793697649/

    Kropserkel's helmets are decent, especially for the price range. I put together a couple of them for some 501st friends. In my humble opinon, they are great "trooping"/costuming helmets. While they are not the most accuret, they are affordable and lightweight... and in general look pretty good.
     
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  13. forcesensitive

    forcesensitive Active Member

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    KS is cool ( with snout greeblie and bolts to replace, along with decals)
    original bolts were 3M speedglas bolt kits, unaltered until today, except color change for the inner part(gray to black)
    If you're lucky enough to get it and want to assemble it yourself, Wolf's kit is the most accurate available, made the same way as original(5 pieces)..
    http://www.therpf.com/f24/lone-wolf-scout-trooper-helmet-build-131927/
     
  14. Tom1971

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    I sent him a PM

    The one you have by Wolf, it looks a bit heftier, thicker than Kropserkel's?? Would that be correct?

    Thanks
     
  15. forcesensitive

    forcesensitive Active Member

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    yes it is much thicker and sturdier, but not much heftier..it's ABS it's not nearly as heavy as fiberglass..
     
  16. defstartrooper

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