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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:23 pm 
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Just can agree.
Always if you show something new i think, ok now he has no more space for more new stuff.
But few weeks later...you have something new to show. :lol


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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:37 pm 
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This is an amazing collection Jkno. But out of all the trooper helmets I have to say that the snow trooper commander helmet is my favorite. Its menacing, its sleek and clean look makes it timeless compared to any other imperial storm trooper in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:25 am 
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Turrican wrote:
Just can agree.
Always if you show something new i think, ok now he has no more space for more new stuff.
But few weeks later...you have something new to show. :lol


Space is an issue for most collectors including myself. Wish I was a millionaire with a hangar type space for display :lol But I made some changes to the collection, and sold some old anime and Sideshow figures, thus freeing some space. I'll most likely sell my TE2 Stormie helmet, and also the MonCal Snowtrooper as soon as RS Snow arrives. I also wish I could keep everything, but... you guessed, not enough space :toothy


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This is an amazing collection Jkno. But out of all the trooper helmets I have to say that the snow trooper commander helmet is my favorite. Its menacing, its sleek and clean look makes it timeless compared to any other imperial storm trooper in my opinion.


Thanks. :cheers It is a great helmet indeed, quite different from the others, including Snowtrooepr grunts. And it appeared only a few seconds on screen, still remains so iconic


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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:37 pm 
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Industrial Light & Magic - The Art of Special Effects book finally arrived, it took some time, but well worth the wait:

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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:53 pm 
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EFX Scout helmet arrived. Like I said before I wasn't expecting too much difference from what I've seen from collector's pics already.
The helmet is quite heavy, shiny and looks solid, coming with a nice COA, but is not as accurate as it could have been. The jaw flair and the big visor gap are the most prominent issues with this replica. My visor closes quite ok looking from sides, but looking from top it the gap is wider on one side than the other.

The visor itself has some accuracy problems as well. The snout is not that sharp, but was expecting to be softer so it is ok. The stand looks cheap, but seems reasonably steady and solid, still is definitely inferior to other EFX stands. Price is quite high for what you get in the end, expecially for international collectors who weren't bribed by EFX with a free Vader helmet.

The overall appearance is ok, less accurate than RS Prop Masters and maybe even LoneWolf, and looks better than Altmanns, the other licensed high end Scout helmet. An ok replica, but inferior to previous EFX LE helmet replicas. It is not the worst Scout helmet out there, but definitely not the best.

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Comparison EFX vs LoneWolf (LW) vs RS Prop Masters Scout Trooper Helmets:

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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:26 am 
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Cool to see the differences.


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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:11 pm 
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The EFX helmet is not the worst Scout helmet out there. There are angles where it looks quite good. But overall it has some issues, to be expected on a PCR or Black Series helmet, but not on a LE.


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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:19 am 
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Thanks to a good US friend "Industrial Light and Magic - Into the Digital Realm" book joined her sister "Industrial Light and Magic -The Art of Special Effects":


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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:20 am 
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Minor change to the collection display, I finally got the time to add Death Star wall stickers to this cabinet:


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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:03 am 
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Oh, that's pretty cool too. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:19 pm 
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Thanks! :cheers

RS Prop Masters Snowtrooper helmet Alan Flyng edition:


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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:55 am 
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Nice to see the helmet arrived you finaly. :thumbsup
Do yours also have this "flat spot's" on your helmet domesides?

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I meanwhile removed the ugly regular chinstraps, added some other weathering and a liner from 1976 with chinstrap simmilar (the same brand) to the one from the exhibit helmet.
So the "chicago screw" on top also has his function now.


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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:33 pm 
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Comparison RS Prop Masters Snowtrooper helmet [weathered] & MonCal Snowtrooper helmet [clean] (for sale soon):


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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:43 pm 
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Comparison RS Prop Masters Snowtrooper helmet & Laws Snow Commander helmet:

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And the final setup:

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 Post subject: Re: Jkno's collection from Transylvania
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:45 pm 
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Beautiful RS Snowtrooper helmet :thumbsup


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