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 Post subject: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:28 pm 
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Hello everyone!

Well, I have been wanting to do this project for several years now and know of several others that have thought about it but to my knowledge no one has ever actually started/finished one.

After recently aquiring a Mark Hamill life cast that I was allowed to mold, I made it into a full head with eyes open and decided to go for it. I was granted the use of a Vader helmet and here is the result.

I did take an artistic license on the left eye as in the film it is engulfed in smoke. I know the LFL dummy head has both eyes but I thought this would be cooler. My full head mold has both eyes in tact so the mod was done to this casting only. The head is foam rubber and I am still tweaking this one as the eyebrows need work, coloring above the right eye and the lashes need to be thicker...things like that.

I couldn't decide on pics so I just posted all of them. Hope you enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:35 pm 
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Wow. Amazing, I love seeing projects like this. Glad the face cast was put to good use.

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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:42 pm 
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And a big thanks for supplying it! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:12 pm 
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Very cool Mike....looks fresh out of Dagoba....never saw a project like that before...eerie resemblance...


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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:43 pm 
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Very cool Mike. Great idea and it looks like the real deal. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:59 pm 
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Looks amazing Mike! love the pale eye too!


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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:07 pm 
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OutSTANDING! :thumbsup

It looks like you picked it up off the set when Kirsch wasn't looking! :toothy


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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:40 pm 
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Very cool Mike..... :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:59 pm 
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WOW!!!


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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:51 pm 
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That’s a really great use of the Mark Hamill life cast!

What a cool idea! You did an excellent job! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:13 am 
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Awesome Mike. Thats fantastic looking. :ac10


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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:10 am 
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Man that's creepy. Nice job bro :salut .


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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:15 am 
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Looks great Mike :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:16 pm 
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I've considered from time to time making one of these, but never had a place I felt I could display it properly. You beat me to it, and did an awesome job too.

Over at the STT I've had people ask about the size of the helmet (mainly newbs) compared with something like a DP Standard. I would always say, "go watch ESB again and pause it at the point where you see Luke's face peering at you from the blown up Vader mask in the cave... compare the size of Luke's face with the size of the helmet". A good number of times after that I would get a reply back with something like:

:eek I see what you mean!!!


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 Post subject: Re: NEVER BEFORE SEEN Vader Helmet!!! (pic heavy)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:06 pm 
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Thats awesome, nice to see something fresh and pulled off very well. Well done and thanks for sharing!


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