Question for Vader helmet experts

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by kalkamel, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    I'm considering purchase of this fan made fiberglass helmet. But I'm not sure of the make. Vader experts please help me out.

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    Thanks.
     
  2. Fatherless One

    Fatherless One Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a Rubies recast.

    Save your money imho, much better helmets are out there.
     
  3. Star Wars Helmets

    Star Wars Helmets Sr Member

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    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek.
     
  4. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Looks like a Rubies with new lenses added and a neckbrace.
     
  5. PantheraGem

    PantheraGem Sr Member

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    Would someone really go through the trouble of recasting that to make it out of fiberglass? Don't get me wrong, I love my Rubies helmet. It's great for a $100 plastic helmet. I don't think I'd want to know what the seller plans to charge for it.
     
  6. KevVader

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    ...ask the seller for a pic with the dome off....there could very well be a 4th nose slot, which would be a dead giveaway that it's a Rubies helmet.
     
  7. Star Wars Helmets

    Star Wars Helmets Sr Member

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    I dont think its a recast off a Rubies, I think it IS a Rubies, just with a custom paint job.

    There's a guy in LA selling them as "official Licensed" but nowhere in his adds does he say its Rubies.

    The thickness of the dome at the front and the nose insert are dead giveaways.

    I'd love to know how much he's charging for them (which is essentially a painting service)

    Cheers

    Jez
     
  8. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    According to the seller, its fiberglass, not plastic.
     
  9. darth billy

    darth billy Well-Known Member

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    That looks like a rubies supreame recast helmet it has the nose insert and the tear drop things on the lower part of the eye lids.The neckbrace looks like it might be a jedijeffery neckbrace.

    Billy
     
  10. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Either way, you can get a much better fiberglass lid than that.

    I agree with Jez, it's probably not fiberglass anyways. Looks like a Rubies repaint to me.
     
  11. Slave1

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    That's a Rubies.

    I think anyone with the know how to recast it would have also have known to square up the mouth vents and remove the nose, etc.

    Maybe they somehow reinforced it with fiberglass, though even that seems unlikely that fiberglass would stick to the inside of the helmet due to the material.

    There is NO licensed helmet made in fiberglass that looks like that.
     
  12. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    It's a rubies with out question. What is odd to me is if that is a fiberglass recast you would think he would spend some time fixing all the problems of the rubies befor, even trying to recast it, if done right the rubies can look amazing.
    I don't know maybe the guy is lazy and wants to make a quick buck, or maybe he is Bs'ing you and repainted fixed the nose and threw a neckbrace on it
    how much dose he want for it??
     
  13. Vaapad_VII

    Vaapad_VII New Member

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    Rubies for sure - save your money for something better
     
  14. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention the rounded mouth grill, Not a bad paint job though ;)
     
  15. mikajedi

    mikajedi Well-Known Member

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    Buy another helmet, you would regret it .....
    Try to find a fan-made helmet
     
  16. darth_manu

    darth_manu Well-Known Member

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    it is a rubies
    i'm sure it is not fiberglass
    if you can get this at around $200USD with the neckbrace then go for it
    anything more is pretty much a waste
     
  17. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    Thanks for the heads up, guys. I don't know what I would do without this amazing forum. :) Cheers.
     
  18. Darth Kahnt

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    Hey, that's what we're all here for.... ;)
     
  19. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    I got one more favour to ask. Can anyone who owns the Deluxe Rubies helmet (the pricey fiberglass one) post pics of it with and without the dome as well as inside? Thanks.
     

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