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Registered: 06-2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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Drftfan TDK Cowl Review (Pics added)


I just acquired this baby today and I have to say that I'm VERY impressed! The ears and upper part of the head are solid urethane which keeps everything rigid and in place. The cowl is very thick which also helps keep it's form. The sculpt looks very accurate to me as compared to the movie stills. The only imperfection I noticed in the sculpt appears to be on the nose as one side is a little more flared than the other but it's not really noticeable at a glance. This may be how the original was as well. I know some of the movie cowls have those types of imperfections. (I'll add pics later, but there are already many of this cowl on the board.)

The neck collar is equally accurate looking and seals around the neck and the chest armor perfectly. It allows movement of the head as well without rubbing against the lower jaw. There are a few spots of over pour on the seal which will have to be trimmed off but once again I consider this normal and it will be an easy job to correct.

The fit is excellent as my head is about 22.5" but it's a tight squeeze to get on unless you use a liner. With the liner it slid on like a glove and felt great. Some overall trimming will be needed on the inside rim just to smooth out a couple of spots that are poking me in the face but that isn't a big deal as most of the cowls I've traded for needed some basic smoothing.

 
In summary this is among the best of the TDK cowls that I've seen both in accuracy and construction. My hat is off to Drftfan for making the center piece of my TDK costume a spectacular addition. I highly recommend this cowl to others seeking to complete their TDK suit. Additionally, Drftfan's customer service, communication and timeliness with delivery were among the top that I've experienced. Thank you for that!

And Yes, I'm aware that there are metaphors galore in my review that could easily be interpreted as adult themed. This is not intentional. How the heck else can you describe putting on urethane and not encounter that problem?

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Last edited by Rupidupe, 7/30/2010, 4:17 pm


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Re: Drftfan TDK Cowl Review


Any pictures?

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Registered: 12-2007
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Re: Drftfan TDK Cowl Review (Pics added)


its made of urethane, i have the same cowl.

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Registered: 10-2009
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Re: Drftfan TDK Cowl Review (Pics added)


Me 3. It's a great cowl! One of the best for TDK.

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Registered: 06-2007
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Re: Drftfan TDK Cowl Review (Pics added)


Yep. Should have said Urethane from the beginning as that smell is unmistakable.I'll change the initial post.

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Registered: 10-2009
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Re: Drftfan TDK Cowl Review (Pics added)


I have one myself....I love it!
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Registered: 11-2008
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Re: Drftfan TDK Cowl Review (Pics added)


I have the same cowl too but it is from the bronze armory....they fixed the ear and the nose.
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