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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:33 pm 
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inside the dome & mask.
note the padding in the dome at the back, also how the eyes are cast in & there is less cheek depth (my theory that this so it could better fit a kid)


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:37 pm 
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Mask:


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:43 pm 
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inside the Dome widows peak. Evident that this came from a ROTJ mould, not a ESB dome mould with putty infill


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:47 pm 
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Dome:


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:50 pm 
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White fibreglass under the gel coat


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:57 pm 
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Close ups of the details


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:22 pm 
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Thanks for the info and all pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:39 pm 
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more , more details


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:40 pm 
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one for the road...


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:46 am 
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Great effort Mick, well done and thank you :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:04 am 
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Awesome detective work and thanks for all the pictures. I've seen another helmet like that with the rear of the face mask cut as much as this, basically cutting it in front of the tabs - may actually be the same helmet.


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:40 am 
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I was thinking the same thing, Carsten!

As far as the thickness of the casting is concerned it seems very much in line with what I saw on the RotJ Stunt Vader and for Leia's Boushh armor. I think there are parts of the TM Master that are very thin as well if I recall correctly.


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:50 am 
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dcarty wrote:
I was thinking the same thing, Carsten!

As far as the thickness of the casting is concerned it seems very much in line with what I saw on the RotJ Stunt Vader and for Leia's Boushh armor. I think there are parts of the TM Master that are very thin as well if I recall correctly.


Yeah, it seems like durability wasn't high on the production/prop makers list.


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 Post subject: Re: Down under helmet.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:17 am 
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dcarty wrote:
I was thinking the same thing, Carsten!

As far as the thickness of the casting is concerned it seems very much in line with what I saw on the RotJ Stunt Vader and for Leia's Boushh armor. I think there are parts of the TM Master that are very thin as well if I recall correctly.


The original TM dome was laminated pretty thin, too, and it was very lightweight.

What I find really interesting is that based on Mike's information about this casting (splendid job btw, thanks for all the information) the ROTJ style Vader helmet existed already in 1978!


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