This is not for the purists who want the wonky, screen accurate helmet, which I also love. This is just a review of the EFX cheap Storm bucket.
It is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Due to financial circumstances I'm not getting much but I really needed this and when Redford films dropped it to a little over $100 I ordered.
This thing is great. The pics don't do it justice. It has a gorgeous finish. I was worried it would look like dull plastic but it has a nice shiney finish looking very similar to the Fiberglass Clone and Storm lids from MR and EFX. It is idealized and symmetrical so this is where the purist probably wants to leave. It definatley looks like probably what was intended and would be "as issued".
The green lenses are cut in trianlges and placed with some foam around the edges. The same foam is through out the helmet. The helmet is very light and I imagine perfect for trooping. The details look great and unlike some other helmets it has real grills on the mic tips and not painted on. There is a small hole in the helmet at the back of each mic tip that allows light to come through that needs to be covered. 2 minute job.
The only gripe is the paint job arounf the frown could be a little more precise but it looks great. There is a thin piece of black cloth placed behind the frown vents to prevent see through.
This thing is just awesome for the money. You really could not ask for more. Nice trim around the bottom edge as well.
If you want an idealized, as was probably intended, as issued Stromtrooper lid this is a great deal.
Pics to come as soon as I can and I'll try to throw it up next to my EFX and MR Fiberglass Clones for comparison.
Very crisp and clean.
BTW I have nothing to do with EFX or it's affiliates. Just love this thing.