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CableGuy Builds...replicating the RS Prop Masters ANH Stunt helmet

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Hey there troopers,

 

I was thrilled to receive a package yesterday, (a MBB: medium, brown box), generously sent to me by the team at RS Prop Masters. What an honour. :-)

 

So, I did a little unboxing as it’s been a long time in the making. And, I was not disappointed.

 

More updates and a full build thread to follow.

 

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, CableGuy said:

generously sent to me by the team at RS Prop Masters. What an honour. :-)

For free?:blink: You lucky duck!:happyandcheerfulbirthday: and about time you got to build something  like this:popcorn: (armor next thenB)

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For free?:blink: You lucky duck!:happyandcheerfulbirthday: and about time you got to build something  like this:popcorn: (armor next thenB)) 

Haha. Yes, about time! Can’t wait to get started on it.
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Congratulations Dan!!

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Thanks, Jesse. Hope you are well, sir. :-)
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Very nice Dan.

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Super! Looking forward to seeing more! 

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Hey troopers,

So, my other suit of armour is now finished and 501st cleared, so I can now start on this helmet.

I’m going to be using the photos of Simon’s original, screen used helmet and aiming to replicate it. After all, this helmet was cast from that original helmet - why not try to replicate it?! Right? :-)

So, I’ve started off with the eyes. As ANH helmets were so unique, the eyes play a big part in the finished appearance.

I originally used the reference photos and them eyeballed the approximate cut lines - I marked these with pencil;

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However, looking closely at the inside of the eye sockets, the original cut lines of this helmets eye sockets were pretty clear;

Now with added pencil lines...

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To get the look I like (very sharp lines), I used a Stanley knife and gently started scoring along these original mould lines. Once I scored enough, I started to cut along the lines with the Stanley knife, very carefully, from the inside.

The results are, in my opinion, pretty close, including the notable bump on the upper inner edge of the left eye (when worn).

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More updates to come. :-)

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Is there something weird with the vocoder or is it just lighting, appears angled halfway through 

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Is there something weird with the vocoder or is it just lighting, appears angled halfway through 

Now you mention it, there is a definite slant from top right to left. I think the lighting makes it look “bent”.

Here’s some better shots.

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Now you mention it, there is a definite slant from top right to left. I think the lighting makes it look “bent”.

Here’s some better shots.

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It's the wonky charm of the original ANH TK's we love! Hand sculpted in clay by Liz Moore for ANH and RS casting 40yrs later, directly from Simon's original suit confirmed to be sculpted by Brian Muir himself. My RS TK has all the same wonkyness and beautiful imperfections


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Now you mention it, there is a definite slant from top right to left. I think the lighting makes it look “bent”.

Here’s some better shots.

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It's the wonky charm of the original ANH TK's we love! Hand sculpted in clay by Liz Moore for ANH and RS casting 40yrs later, directly from Simon's original suit confirmed to be sculpted by Brian Muir himself. My RS TK has all the same wonkyness and beautiful imperfections


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15 minutes ago, Mar2D2 said:

It's the wonky charm of the original ANH TK's we love! Hand sculpted in clay by Liz Moore for ANH and RS casting 40yrs later, directly from Simon's original suit confirmed to be sculpted by Brian Muir himself. My RS TK has all the same wonkyness and beautiful imperfectionsemoji7.pngemoji1303.pngemoji1591.pngemoji41.pngemoji1591.png


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Haha - yes, no doubt about that. That's why I love this helmet and really want to replicate all of its little quirks. :-)

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Hey troopers,

 

A little update on this RS build. As below, and discussed in the linked video, I’ve been working on the frown area. Looking at the many pics of Simon’s original stunt helmet, the cut outs are unique and full of charm. Probably cut in a hurry to meet the production schedule, they’re far from “perfect” or “idealised”. As I’m aiming for a replica of Simon’s actual helmet, I’m following these quirks.

 

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More talk about this here;

 

 

Stay safe,

 

Dan :-)

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