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 Post subject: SDS Battle Spec
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:57 am 
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I tweaked my brow and trimmed my eyes a bit tonight, and thought I'd snap some shots.
Six ft away with a slight zoom:
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I noticed a big difference today between my bucket and the AP/TE style helmets--one I hadn't noticed before. Dark Lord and I were actually trooping today at an event and we put our buckets next to ea other's and that's when i noticed it: the teeth. There are big differences in the teeth, namely the gaps. My helmet's teeth have much narrower and deeper gaps than the AP. We took a comparison shot with DL's camera...maybe he can post it here....
I also was trying to compare the eyes, brow etc. I got home and grabbed a utility knife! I also evened up my brow without taking the whole damn thing apart which was quite the effort :pale


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:51 am 
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Looks very nice. Funny you know the first thing i noticed about this helmet was the teeth, but i think thats cos i was painting the teeth on my AP bucket last night. And the teeth on my TE2 are different again from my AP, they seem slightly larger. Over all i would say the Ap helmet is slightly smaller all round.

Ok enough off topic, lets see those comparison photo's please..


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:08 am 
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Great pics Scott - can I add them to SW Helmets?

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Jez


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:19 am 
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Yeah, great pictures Scott!, I truly like the new apearance, now he looks more menacing :thumbsup

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A


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:55 pm 
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lol thanks guys. overall, I love the helmet. One day though, I WILL own the "perfect helmet!" lol...gives me something to look fwd to =)

Oh and Jez of course; feel free to use those pics if you like, no problem. I wish I had a helmet stand, but oh well...

Oh and I'll try to get that comparison shot soon. I was mistaken--it was taken with a friend of ours' camera. Stay tuned.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:26 pm 
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Great upgrade, crow! :thumbsup


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:26 pm 
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thanks SWC!

also notice how deep the battle spec eye sockets are. these measure 5/8" deep at the deepest point!

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anyone have a comparable shot of a TE?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:54 pm 
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nice trim :)
I did almost the same thing on my battle spec helmet too.
here's a pic of how it was before and now:
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:56 pm 
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Great pics guys....awesome lids. :as2


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:27 pm 
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anyone have a comparable shot of a TE?


This is a close up of my TE, I hope this shot helps.

Cheers

A

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:46 pm 
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awesome! thanks for the posts guys.
It appears the TE's eyes are trimmed in the same arc as the brow line, and not a straight line connection like the Battle Spec....that is exactly what I wanted to see. Thanks AGCG!

a quick photoshop job to show what the battle spec would look like trimmed the same way. hmmmmm decisions decisions.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:06 pm 
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Love what you've done with the battle spec crow. Nice lids you've got there guys. I am getting inspired!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:00 am 
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thanks zen...
I've decided to hold off on any more cutting at this point...maybe if the mood strikes me later!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:36 am 
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mikajedi wrote:
nice trim :)
I did almost the same thing on my battle spec helmet too.
here's a pic of how it was before and now:
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Mikajedi,

Is there any way you could photograph the "after" helmet in the same location as the "before"? In this way, I hope the lighting will be similar. The photo on the right has more shadows which emphasize the under-eyes, mouth and other features so that they stand out more prominently but the shadows throw off the comparison somewhat.

Also the forward/vertical tilt of the helmets are slightly different. If you can more closely match the "nod" that would be awesome!

Thanks in advance! Great shots!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:59 am 
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CSMacLaren wrote:
Mikajedi,
Is there any way you could photograph the "after" helmet in the same location as the "before"? In this way, I hope the lighting will be similar. The photo on the right has more shadows which emphasize the under-eyes, mouth and other features so that they stand out more prominently but the shadows throw off the comparison somewhat.
Also the forward/vertical tilt of the helmets are slightly different. If you can more closely match the "nod" that would be awesome!

Thanks in advance! Great shots!


Well thanks, I know It was not the same light and position.
Anyway I tried to do 2 other comparison pics :

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