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 Post subject: looking for some info
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:33 am 
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Hi guys...got a couple pics here from ebay and was hoping somebody could shed a little light on the origins of this kit.

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Any info would be greatly appreciated...thanks for looking. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:55 am 
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I've seen them for auction before. They are RT-Mod recasts.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:02 am 
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Is an RT-Mod a pure fan sculpt?

I found this page; apparently it's his.

http://www.rt-mod.com/myhelmets%20thumb%20page.html

Can you tell if it's a Mark I, II, III or IV?


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From what I've heard the RT-Mod was a recast of a TE.


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NoHumorMan wrote:
From what I've heard the RT-Mod was a recast of a TE.


The one in the pictures looks like a MKIII

It's thought the faceplate on the MKIV may be a TE, but the rest of the helmet and the armor are complete fansculpt.


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NoHumorMan wrote:
From what I've heard the RT-Mod was a recast of a TE.


If that's the case then they've done a terrible job IMO.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:06 pm 
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Thanks guys...I appreciate you looking and sharing your thoughts. :thumbsup


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:51 pm 
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The first RT was cast off a don post deluxe, he then "updated" it by casting the face of a GF.

More recently I think he "updated" it again, not sure from where but probably a derivative of a TE

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:13 pm 
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Thanks Jez. :thumbsup


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Jez,

Was the DP DLX Stormtrooper 1:1 scale with the originals, or smaller? And if smaller, then if the face was 1:1 scale, then that might explain the "off" look I think I'm seeing. Or maybe I'm off myself!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:20 am 
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The Don Post deluxe was a really odd project for the company. For some unknown reason they decided to produce a symmetrised and therefore heavily modified helmet- as opposed to the other delux helmets which were fairly accurate.

My understanding is they took HALF a ROTJ trooper helmet and tried to mirror it, filling the gaps in between etc. So they ended up with something that was neither one thing or another.

I have one and love it for what it is. It captures the overall look of a stormtrooper but looks little like the helmets we see in the movies. THey also use the deluxe mould for the 1:1 lifesize, and the calssic action

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BingoBongo275 wrote:
They also used the deluxe mould for the 1:1 lifesize, and the classic action


... and they should have been slapped to unconciousness for that ... :lol :lol :lol


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I'm with Jez in reguards to having one. I 've got the classic action...while its not accurate I also enjoy it for what it is...a little piece of history. :cool:


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that is one odd-looking helmet imho...don't know quite how to describe it. Almost like its father was a Don Post and its mother was a battle spec. And the mother smoked and drank a lot during the pregnancy...

:lol

I agree, though on appreciating it for what it is...Until recently I owned a DP trooper helmet from the 70's and I loved looking at it on the shelf (until it turned to powder from age) just because of the history.


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