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Author:  No Humor Man [ Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:23 am ]
Post subject:  The DJ ANH Vader Helmet

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So, what is known about this helmet?

Allegedly it is cast of a screen used helmet and imo, it certainly looks the part, moreso than most other helmets - it certainly has many of the knicks and dents matched to the screen helmet, though, unfortunately the story goes that the dome tabs were sanded down and the dome ring attached.

I have no reason not to believe that the history of this helmet is correct, but of course... I don't know for sure.

Any thoughts?

Author:  Vader71 [ Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:31 am ]
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Its a nice looking helmet. Needs a better paint job though.... :hehe-err

Author:  SithLord [ Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The DJ ANH Vader Helmet

To me it does seem to have an original origin...either cast from the screen helmet or from a copy of the screen helmet (more likely from a copy of the screen helmet). Ya too bad the tabs were sanded off....real shame. It has a bit in common with the ESB movie poster helmet (which is ANH). But otherwise I think it's closer to the original ANH helmet than to the ESB movie poster helmet. I trust the history of this helmet...although the exact source of the mold it came from is unknown...but clearly from a reliable source. I love this helmet....

Author:  SPFX [ Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:57 am ]
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Quote:
although the exact source of the mold it came from is unknown.


I woudn't say that...

Author:  StarWars Collector [ Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:55 am ]
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SPFX wrote:
Quote:
although the exact source of the mold it came from is unknown.


I woudn't say that...


You know? Please share.... :wink:

Author:  Boba_Frett [ Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:51 pm ]
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I think it's one of the best ANH's out there.

Author:  No Humor Man [ Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:53 pm ]
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Boba_Frett wrote:
I think it's one of the best ANH's out there.

Agreed. It's definitely an impressive piece, imo! :thumbsup

Author:  Darthvaderv [ Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:24 pm ]
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It does look fantastic though. Excellent helmet.

Edited for clarity.

Author:  No Humor Man [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:38 pm ]
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Thought I'd resurrect this thread in light of DJ joining the forum. Hope that's okay. :cheers

Author:  CSMacLaren [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:24 pm ]
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DJ joined the Den?

Hi, DJ! Welcome to the Den! Good to have ya!

Author:  Midnight Trooper [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:15 pm ]
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I think DJ should send a copy to all the Vader experts (and me because I came up with it) and have them compare.
In return, I think all the Vader experts should send a cast of their respective helmets to DJ (and me because I suggested it).
No more Vader wars! Everybody wins!

:hehe-err

Author:  voice in the crowd [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:44 pm ]
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It is a very nice helmet indeed. I would love a copy as would most Vader collectors.

The only thing about it in the pics I have seen that I think looks mildly off is the dome seems to flare a bit on the left hand side (when looking onto the faceplate).

I don't know if it is due to postioning of the dome on the faceplate or not.

I have no reason to disbelieve the DJ story of provenence. I do not know DJ personally but have mutual friends who have said he is a top bloke.

I also know from a show off thread he is an excellent artist - if you read this DJ please post a link to your site - my favourite was called 'two earthlings' if my memory serves me well (which it doesn't a lot of the time :) ).

Oh yeah and do a run of helmets please :)

Cheers Chris

Author:  No Humor Man [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:39 pm ]
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voice in the crowd wrote:
The only thing about it in the pics I have seen that I think looks mildly off is the dome seems to flare a bit on the left hand side (when looking onto the faceplate).
I don't know if it is due to postioning of the dome on the faceplate or not.

Hmm... that's one of the features to identify accurate helmets! :lol

Author:  voice in the crowd [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:35 pm ]
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Hi Carsten,

I still think from the pics it looks too far to the left - possibly just the positioning in comparison to the faceplate.

Cheers Chris

Author:  No Humor Man [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:52 pm ]
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voice in the crowd wrote:
Hi Carsten,
I still think from the pics it looks too far to the left - possibly just the positioning in comparison to the faceplate.

Depends on what scene in ANH you compare it with. :lol

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