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 Post subject: My SDS Helmet
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:43 pm 
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Got an SDS Stormtrooper helmet recently. To quote the young farmboy, "What a piece of junk!" It is really flimsy and definitely very hand made. But it just shows how great they were made to look on film. But I love it. A little bit of history. Hope you enjoy the pics.

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Lit from the inside! (You can see Ainsworth's signature through the thin plastic!)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:48 pm 
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I like it....kind of a shame for the money that its flimsy though...but I like it. :thumbsup


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:59 pm 
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In general, I like all the shots but the second. The second is at an angle that somehow feels "off" to me whenever I look at the AA/SDS helmets. However, that may be a subjective thing.

Other than that, it's quite handsome!

Can you post dimensions?

Also can you stand back 6 feet, zoom in, and post some shots? They would be valuable as comparison shots. I'll post some comparative shots later.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:33 pm 
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very nice helmet!! So you got the Stunt, eh? Supposedly made of styrene? I have a Battle Spec, out of ABS and supposedly CNC'd out of a new mold.
Mac, these pics were taken 6 feet away with a zoom.

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and yours truly:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:17 pm 
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Dang, Crow! You look like Scott Bakula!!!

Could you post specs on your Battlespec?

Also could you stand back 6 feet and photograph your helmet?

I'd like to see if we can create a library of standard angles and standard distances, poses, etc.

Thanks, guys!!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:28 pm 
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LOL yes I've been told I look like Scott Bakula LOL
If they ever make a movie about my life, maybe they could get him to play me. Then again who'd want to see that horrible story...

These were taken six feet away with a zoom...if you want one specifically, let me know and I'll snap it. The first shot was six feet away, with a zoom, at eye level (as were all of them except for the last two. the helmet was on the couch and I was standing up, six feet away).

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:40 pm 
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crow wrote:
LOL yes I've been told I look like Scott Bakula LOL
If they ever make a movie about my life, maybe they could get him to play me. Then again who'd want to see that horrible story...

These were taken six feet away with a zoom...if you want one specifically, let me know and I'll snap it. The first shot was six feet away, with a zoom, at eye level (as were all of them except for the last two. the helmet was on the couch and I was standing up, six feet away).

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Capt Jonathan Archer


Ah, thanks for doing the 6 feet and zoom thing. It helps because I'm trying to guage the height and width. It looks flatter than some others, so I don't know if it's the angle. If you can put it on a table and photograph it while crouching at eye level, then start to stand and get a few angles, that would help.

I'll start doing a photo comparison table.

BTW, regarding "horrible"... there is nothing horrible about Archer and T'Pol tied up together and when they fall, he falls right into her boobs. :lol


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:51 pm 
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yeah it might be that it's not on a little stand doo-hickey thing and resting by itself, hence the leaning back on the frontal shot.
I'll try to snap a few more. Meanwhile this is what it looks like on:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:24 am 
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Mac thats messed up....the first thing I thought of was holy cow crow is scott bakula! Crow....can you get me nude photos of the sub commander? :lol :lol

Just kidding...but the resemblance is spooky. Love the armor...and the helmets look great.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:39 am 
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Nice helmets people! :headbang I truly like the SDS stunt helmet. I am agree, they look very hand made, but you know what, those kind of hand made "imperfections" it is what it makes them so unique and different to each other’s. I have a SDS hero just in case you want to take a look.

http://www.aokforums.com/thepropden/the ... ut472.html


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:25 am 
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Thanks! I love your Hero helmet too. What a beauty. Maybe one day.

Mac, give me a day or two to shoot a few more from 6 feet away.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:59 am 
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That's a lovely helmet. :thumbsup


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First of all: Andy, congrats! That's a very nice helmet. :thumbsup

@Crow: Nice armor. Looks SDS to me.

Can anyone explain to me why the Battle Spec's vocoder looks different from the other SDS TK helmets?


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As far as I know, the SDS Spec vocorder is a separate molded piece from the helmet. I think that is mainly the difference. Correct me if I am wrong.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:45 pm 
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AJCG wrote:
the SDS Spec vocorder is a separate molded piece from the helmet.


I didn't know that. Seems a plausible explanation.

Thanks! :)


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