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 Post subject: Re: THE BEST VADER HELMET.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:09 am 
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Believe me....you should take any of the named helmets/masks here if you ever have the chance to get one :lol


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 Post subject: Re: THE BEST VADER HELMET.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:51 am 
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That´s my next step.


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 Post subject: Re: THE BEST VADER HELMET.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:32 pm 
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Thanks all for sharing this info.


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 Post subject: Re: THE BEST VADER HELMET.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:17 pm 
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Albatrossone wrote:
The best answer I ever saw to this question was one Darth Stone once gave - being in the right place at the right time with a large fistful of money!


Some early morning browsing on the Den, and I stumble upon this thread. Then I read this replay by Albatrossone.

I have said this exact same thing to several people who have PM'd me about how to get a good Vader helmet. It also doesn't hurt to get to know the good people on the Den. :cheers


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 Post subject: Re: THE BEST VADER HELMET.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:26 pm 
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Very interesting thread. Thank you for the info everyone. My journey into the Vader prop world has only just begun so I have a lot to learn, lol. That SL ANH helmet is definitely a thing of beauty though. I don't think I'd need any other helmet if I had one of those.


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 Post subject: Re: THE BEST VADER HELMET.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:42 pm 
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dcarty wrote:

There is a lot to love about this casting--sharpness, good geometry, great details but it is undersized which is a common complaint with Star Wars helmets.



Is the TM smaller than the eFX?


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 Post subject: Re: THE BEST VADER HELMET.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:23 am 
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 Post subject: Re: THE BEST VADER HELMET.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:11 am 
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Might have to throw a little wrench in this in terms of ROTJ.

The TM and GH ROTJ are beautiful - I don't know enough about the TM ROTJ other than it's a modified TM ESB. The GH ROTJ has the "ROTJ Look" when compared with what I see in the movie. From what I understand, the GH ROTJ was cast from a mold of the screen used helmet. If I'm wrong hopefully someone will clarify - as I'd love to know.

But...here's the new wrench.

The GS ROTJ might walk away with this when Mark is finished. It looks like he has a legit ROTJ production dome and faceplate. So there's that lineage. :D

Still - it will come down to what line of lineage you prefer. :)


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 Post subject: Re: THE BEST VADER HELMET.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:17 pm 
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craigjohn wrote:
Might have to throw a little wrench in this in terms of ROTJ.

The TM and GH ROTJ are beautiful - I don't know enough about the TM ROTJ other than it's a modified TM ESB. The GH ROTJ has the "ROTJ Look" when compared with what I see in the movie. From what I understand, the GH ROTJ was cast from a mold of the screen used helmet. If I'm wrong hopefully someone will clarify - as I'd love to know.

But...here's the new wrench.

The GS ROTJ might walk away with this when Mark is finished. It looks like he has a legit ROTJ production dome and faceplate. So there's that lineage. :D

Still - it will come down to what line of lineage you prefer. :)



Agree about the dome, but why you think it has a jedi faceplate.
The pull was made during anything arround RotJ but the faceplate is AnH, isn't it?

Cause of the GH RotJ i would also agree, it has that specifc jedi look.


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 Post subject: THE BEST VADER HELMET.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:21 pm 
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The GS faceplate definitely doesn't feel like it's a finished ROTJ faceplate - that's what I was getting at. It seems like the GS has a production faceplate prior to finishing for filming. I was of the belief the starting point of the ROTJ and ESB faceplates originated from the same (or similar) production mold.

Or, did the production department take an ESB and modify it to the ROTJ helmet? I didn't think this was the scenario.

Either way, I'm sure my comment was overly confusing before, and now it's likely worse. :hehe-err


For reference...
GH ROTJ next to the wired magazine ROTJ pic. They don't match perfectly, buy you get an idea.

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...Kinda raises more questions, really. :lol

The GH dome clearly isn't as sharp as the original ROTJ. The wall thickness of the GH is also thinner than ROTJ (as it appears in this comparison). <---- definitely a debate for another thread. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: THE BEST VADER HELMET.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:36 pm 
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Just looking at the photo comparison above - this does make me believe the GS ROTJ has the legs to be the best ROTJ out there. If that wired Magazine image is of the LFL screen used ROTJ helmet. ...just looking at the thickness/tapering of the edges around the mouth, I see distinct differences already.


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 Post subject: Re: THE BEST VADER HELMET.
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:07 pm 
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Some pics of my GH helmet.I love this helmet.

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