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 Post subject: Original ROTJ Stormtrooper Background Studio Helmet
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:18 pm 
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Here is a pic of my Original Studio ROTJ Stormtrooper helmet.

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I have now removed all of the silicone, removed the replica ear and re-assembled the helmet as it should be. New pics to follow.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:24 pm 
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Cool. Do you still plan on casting it?


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Hey Clutch

It's done! The moulds are uber sharp.

The mould maker works in the industry and is away on location for a few more weeks. We should then be able to get vac forming :as2

EDIT: I will be offering kits and assembled helmets, all re-cast proof with vac formed lens pieces.

Interesting point to note - you can barely see out of the original lenses, the distortion is very bad.

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That's great news Joe! :headbang

Can't wait to see those pics.


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This HAS to be the one I have seen and commented on another forum... it just has to be... it just looks so great. It's a lovely acquisition and thanks for showing it off here too. It's not very often the community gets to see these nice RotJ helmets - even background ones.

The news on the molding and future helmets that are recast proof is intriguing.

Can't wait to hear more! :thumbsup


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Excellent news!


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Can you post a larger photo? That thumbnail is so small.

Also, is there a photo of the helmet without the paint? The mouths of the ROTJ helmets have always bothered me, with their black outline like that. I'd love to see if a simple gray stripe can be painted on the inside to mimick an ANH look.


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Joe,

What brand of moulding compound is he using?


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Hey Clutch

It's done! The moulds are uber sharp.

The mould maker works in the industry and is away on location for a few more weeks. We should then be able to get vac forming :as2

EDIT: I will be offering kits and assembled helmets, all re-cast proof with vac formed lens pieces.

Interesting point to note - you can barely see out of the original lenses, the distortion is very bad.

Joe


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CSMacLaren wrote:
Can you post a larger photo? That thumbnail is so small.

There are more pictures here.
http://p083.ezboard.com/Original-ROTJ-Stormtrooper-Background-Studio-Helmet/ftheukproppartyfrm2.showMessage?topicID=1848.topic

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Also, is there a photo of the helmet without the paint? The mouths of the ROTJ helmets have always bothered me, with their black outline like that. I'd love to see if a simple gray stripe can be painted on the inside to mimick an ANH look.

You can't do an ANH paint-job on a RotJ... it's a very different helmet to the ANH/ESB helmets. :thumbsup


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Thanks for the link NHM - I forgot about that!

On the compound I have no idea, I left the details up to him. I can find out when I see him next.


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