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jusdrewit

Active Member
Has anyone bought anything from them? I've been looking at their Scout Trooper helmets that are a little more reasonably priced then the creme of the crop RSProp Masters. They also sell other helmets that look pretty good to me but wanted the opinion of others far more experienced than me. Any thoughts?


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Peacefrog35

Sr Member
I've been close to pulling the trigger on one for a couple of weeks now. He's answered all of my questions and the service seems really good. He does all the sculpts himself....really impressive work. I agree...the price is killer for getting such a clean all fiberglass helmet.
 

jusdrewit

Active Member
I've been close to pulling the trigger on one for a couple of weeks now. He's answered all of my questions and the service seems really good. He does all the sculpts himself....really impressive work. I agree...the price is killer for getting such a clean all fiberglass helmet.
Likewise, their completed product is less than other's kits, which has me eyeing them hard. I don't mind doing a kit, but having a clean fiberglass completed product is pretty desirable
 

Ackbar16

Active Member
I actually pulled the trigger on a clean version of their Scout helmet a few weeks ago. If there are no shipping delays, I should have it in hand in early April. I’ll comment here when it arrives.
 

jusdrewit

Active Member
I actually pulled the trigger on a clean version of their Scout helmet a few weeks ago. If there are no shipping delays, I should have it in hand in early April. I’ll comment here when it arrives.
That would be fantastic, take lots of pics too! I can't wait to see how it looks
 

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Synz314

Sr Member
I also ordered the Scout last week. I've wanted a Scout helmet so bad. Theirs is more affordable than any other finished one available, especially with how low the value of the British pound has been lately. I got mine for $290.
 

jusdrewit

Active Member
I also ordered the Scout last week. I've wanted a Scout helmet so bad. Theirs is more affordable than any other finished one available, especially with how low the value of the British pound has been lately. I got mine for $290.
I know, that's such a great deal. I hope you review yours as well, would love to see it.
 

Ackbar16

Active Member
Well, I got home today and found a package waiting for me...

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First impression:

It’s just about as good as it gets. When I looked at it, I definitely got the feeling I Was looking at the real thing. The proportions look right, and the overall shape is spot on.

The front of the helmet is abs plastic, and the base is resin. Because of this, the helmet has a nice weight to it. The helmet also fits my head well. It was a bit snug getting my ears into it, but once I got them in it actually fit nicely.

Overall Quality:

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There are a few flaws in the helmet I received. There is some slight overspray on the snout. It looks like a little black paint got past the masking. If you zoom in on the first image, you can see it on the right side.

When I opened the helmet, I noticed a crack on the chin. I was pretty bummed to see this. The helmet was well packed in the box, so I don’t believe it was damaged in transit. Full disclosure, I have not contacted New Image about this issue yet. I honestly don’t know if I will. I don’t intend to troop in it, and it’ll spend most of its time on my shelf anyway.

Having said all of that, I still feel like the helmet is well made. It’s sturdy, and doesn’t feel cheap at all. Aside from the crack, I’m totally happy with it.

Accuracy:

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If you’re looking for 100% screen accuracy, you probably won’t be totally satisfied. I feel like it’s really close though. I’m not an expert on Scout helmets, but I feel like this helmet has nowhere near as many flaws as the EFX. The faceplate closes completely, and the visor gap is nowhere near as big as the EFX.

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Ackbar16

Active Member
Interior:

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The interior comes complete with padding, and a chin cup. The cup on this helmet matches the chin cup that can be seen on screen used helmets. The black padding on the sides is there to make the ear vents appear black when looking at it from the front. As it was on the screen used helmets, there is no black mesh on the holes themselves.

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Back:

This was another area where I thought there might be a flaw. The grooved stripes on the right side of the helmet seemed to be off on the far left. I got a picture of a screen used helmet, and it appears New Image got this right. I have included a picture of a screen used helmet below. You can see that the far left groove is larger on that helmet as well.

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jusdrewit

Active Member
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I'm no biker scout helmet expert, and I know they're taken at different distances and angles, but that looks pretty good to me too, the RS is on the top. I'm impressed, that does suck about the crack in yours but I think your pics are enough for me to order my own, thanks for the review and for sharing!
 

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Ackbar16

Active Member
Verdict:

For the price I paid, I’m incredibly happy with the purchase. Again, if you’re looking for absolute screen accuracy, it’s probably not for you. The fact that it’s partially resin, and not all abs plastic makes 100% screen accuracy a non-starter. If that doesn’t bother you, I highly recommend this helmet.

I keep saying it, but the price point alone makes it worth it. You get a fairly accurate, finished helmet, for the price of some kits.

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One final shot for size comparison. Both TK helmets are Anovos.

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Ackbar16

Active Member
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I'm no biker scout helmet expert, and I know they're taken at different distances and angles, but that looks pretty good to me too, the RS is on the top. I'm impressed, that does suck about the crack in yours but I think your pics are enough for me to order my own, thanks for the review and for sharing!

I say go for it! You won’t be disappointed. The RS is an excellent helmet as well, but this helmet is considerably cheaper, and pretty close in quality.
 

Synz314

Sr Member
Looks good. Can't wait to get mine. I'd contact New Image about the crack on the chin. Maybe you'd get a partial refund or credit towards another helmet. Nice collection by the way.

If I were to get the RS helmet I'd go for the fiberglass Red Label one over the more expensive vac-formed one anyway.
 
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Ackbar16

Active Member
Not sure if it helps, but I’m 6’2” with a fairly big head, and ears. I have to tuck my ears into it, but once they’re in it fits nicely.

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If my head were any bigger though, I don’t think it would fit.
 

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