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 Post subject: Re: Recently found ANH Vader
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:01 pm 
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the only RB mold related helmets I've seen with shallow teeth are the ones I know have been altered ( SL and EFX).

The DJ and JCF both have deeper teeth, like the ones seen on this tour helmet.


Its really hard to judge these tour helmets. The few that I've seen recent pictures of all look like they were heavily cleaned and sanded, plus a pretty thick layer of paint applied. However there are a few pieces of information tangible enough that I think link it to the RB mold.


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 Post subject: Re: Recently found ANH Vader
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:41 pm 
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vader45 wrote:
So if the helmet is a Baker cast how does it have deeper teeth bars then the other known Baker casts?


I don't know this for certain, but SL did put a minor change or two into his offerings I think. Some makers out here do that to be able to spot recasters. However, I do not know what he changed.

I will say that Vadermonkey recently cast the "DJ" helmet I've got, for production, and he didn't change anything to my knowledge. I don't know if he has a run open right now or not but it is a duplicate of the helmet in this video EXCEPT..... the DJ is nowhere near as cleaned up as this touring helmet is.


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 Post subject: Re: Recently found ANH Vader
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:42 am 
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juan7fernandez wrote:
the only RB mold related helmets I've seen with shallow teeth are the ones I know have been altered ( SL and EFX).

The DJ and JCF both have deeper teeth, like the ones seen on this tour helmet.


Its really hard to judge these tour helmets. The few that I've seen recent pictures of all look like they were heavily cleaned and sanded, plus a pretty thick layer of paint applied. However there are a few pieces of information tangible enough that I think link it to the RB mold.


I forgot to reply to this. I always thought the shallow teeth bars was a feature of the Baker mold. Im happy to see that I was wrong.

I always held the SL as the gold standard as a representative of the Baker mold and as my favorite ANH cast. The more I learned, researched and discussed with other people(including you) the more my bubble got popped. The SL isnt what it was made out to be. To much drama attached to it that tainted what could have been the best cast copy of the Baker mold. Granted its still very pretty and still nice to look at.

I sold my SL recast and now im waiting on a DJ which is my new personal favorite for ANH. It seems to be the least altered/tainted cast available.

And it's amazing to learn that the helmet on auction is one of the 6 originals cast from the mold. Its been around for many years and never new this! There never seems to be a dead end for vader information. It just keeps on popping up!


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