The Progress is coming along nicely and I'll post Photos next week when I have time to take them.
I was also able to FINALLY track down the Real Apple Velcro Tabs that were used on the original A New Hope Vader Helmet to lock the Dome onto the Faceplate, so I will probably offer those to buyers that are interested.
Now here is some very interesting news...
I was able to get ahold of Fyberdyne himself (Mark) and we compared the dimensions over the Phone of both of our helmets and there was a big difference in size.
(First I want to thank Fyberdyne (Mark) for taking the time to look at all the photos of the ANH Vader "Mystery" Helmet and answering the many questions I asked him.. THANKS AGAIN..)
Fyberdyne originally got his Helmet around 1989-90.
The ANH Vader "Mystery" Helmet as it was told to me has been in the original owners posession since the 1980's.
According to Fyberdyne, Don Post Studios never had an original ANH helmet...
- The ANH Vader "Mystery" Helmet is Cleaner than his helmet.
- Shape around the tusks Different.
- There is nothing on the ANH Vader "Mystery" Helmet that matches the Fyberdyne Helmet, both helmets are completely different (with the exception of the Domes which are similar
The Fyberdyne Helmet measurements are:
ANH Vader "Mystery" Helmet measurements are:
- Helmet 8-3/4" ear to ear
- From top to bottom 12-1/2"
- Dome 13-3/4 "
The ANH Vader "Mystery" Helmet is Different than any helmet Fyberdyne has seen, it doesn't look like any other.
- Helmet 9" ear to ear
- From top to bottom 13 3/8"
- Dome 14"
The ANH Vader "Mystery" Helmet Dome (Cap) is the same as Fyberdyne's original,
but the Fyberdyne Domes that went out with his helmets are DIFFERENT...
The strip over the top...the cap, the bell, all accurate to the ANH.
<div class='quotetop'></div>This confirms that the ANH Vader "Mystery" Helmet & the Fyberdyne are not the same and the "Mystery" Helmet may even predate the Fyberdyne.Here are the links to the earlier Threads I posted on the RPF about the ANH Vader "Mystery" Helmet:
(This is the Opinion Thread on the helmet)
(The For Sale thread)
(This is the first Update thread)[/b]