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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:53 am 
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Oh , wow. Thank you Thomas for this pic's.
That's realy astonishing.So what's left than from the efx story about that "unaltered legend" helmet?
Only hot air?


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:28 pm 
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If we show our disapproval regarding this eFX cleaning on a couple forums we can get banned LOL. :violent :rolleyes But the Legend lost its aura for sure...


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:08 pm 
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I keep coming back to this picture. It's just... everything we fuss over is just gone from the piece - all the stuff associated with the high end helmets is barely there to be seen. What does it have left but shape?


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:28 pm 
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No Humor Man wrote:
What does it have left but shape?


And it barely has that. The edges are all slightly soft like it is just out of focus. Everything should be razor sharp.


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:05 am 
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Oooopsss... :lol

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Speaking of domes; did anyone notice this ding on top of the eFX dome? Is it suppose to be there?

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Which helmet is this? it's not an EFX, looks great.


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:29 am 
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i think thats Brian Muir's ROTJ helmet.
someone was making a funny. not sure if it was Brian him self or someone else..lol
thats pretty funny.


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:30 pm 
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It is a TM/JRX ROTJ helmet :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:08 pm 
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SithLord wrote:
So I know someone who stripped the paint off their eFX ANH Legend Vader helmet. Interestingly, there is nothing revealed under the paint, which isn't very thick, that isn't already evident as far as detail goes. So I just wanted to save anyone else the trouble of attempting a strip-down in case they thought it would reveal a treasure-trove of detail below the paint. What is also interesting is that there is extensive bondo work under the paint, possibly to cover some imperfections, which is exactly what buyers of the eFX Legend would not want. Strange that they would have gone through the trouble of doing this to each casting after the fact? Why not do it to the secondary master for the Legend line so that each copy would have these changes in the casting ready to go? Also of note is that the type of resin seems to be similar to that used for the master copy we saw as I thought previously it might have been primed because it had the same light grey color to it. Thanks to the Legend owner that let me share his photo below. The bondo appears to be added to the lower right part of the right cheek, left part of the nose, various spots inside the eyebrows, left side of the mouth triangle on the lower part, inside the mounting ring (which is part of the casting), and curiously on the lower lip of the chin where there is the most extensive addition.

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That is disappointing :fight


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:38 pm 
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Turrican wrote:
Oh , wow. Thank you Thomas for this pic's.
That's realy astonishing.So what's left than from the efx story about that "unaltered legend" helmet?
Only hot air?



Yes, hot air. Or a lie, however you'd like to see it. Still, it would be interesting to know why some of the helmets had bondo work done to them. That does seem like a waste of time/money.


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:47 pm 
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Here's a higher resolution closeup of the eFX Legend mask after stripping the paint. Please feel free to share this with your friends and post it on other forums. :lol

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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:28 am 
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Full of amazing surface details :lol


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:41 am 
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Please could anyone tell me what is the exact gunmetal color and name of the paint used for eFX Vader Legend? Any link where to find it? Thanks in advance :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:58 pm 
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Fatherless One wrote:
StarWars Collector wrote:
Oooopsss... :lol

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Speaking of domes; did anyone notice this ding on top of the eFX dome? Is it suppose to be there?

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(Pic courtesy of Vader71)



Which helmet is this? it's not an EFX, looks great.



Yes, the ding on the top of the dome is supposed to be there. It is on the DJ and SL too I suspect. Lots of soft waves n such.


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:59 pm 
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You can actually see a lot of the waviness in ESB helmets on screen that are less than cleaned up. The very first shot of Vader in ESB is one of them - the shine helps reveal it.


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 Post subject: Re: eFX ANH Vader Helmet Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:35 pm 
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jkno wrote:
Please could anyone tell me what is the exact gunmetal color and name of the paint used for eFX Vader Legend? Any link where to find it? Thanks in advance :)

Hoping you didn't chip your new addition sergiu....
Try using a lead pencil...


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