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    Jun 27, 2013, 3:58 PM - Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #1

    Who wants to take the challenge of reproducing these beauties?

    Iraqi Fedayeen

    This could be anything from a Cobra helmet to a smallish Dark Helmet helmet.

    Parks
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    Dec 15, 2013, 9:52 AM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #2

    Those helmets are pretty cool, even if you morphed a stormtrooper helmet with one.
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    Dec 15, 2013, 11:18 AM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #3

    Curious if their original maker had seen Star Wars
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    Dec 15, 2013, 4:54 PM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #4

    There's one on ebay right now for $900.
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    Dec 15, 2013, 5:34 PM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #5

    Wasn't Sadam a Star Wars fan and the helmet was fashioned after Vader for his own personal guards.

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    Dec 15, 2013, 8:10 PM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #6

    That first link says they're rare, but then posts a picture with a bunch of them just laying on the ground!
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    Dec 15, 2013, 8:22 PM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #7

    Well they're rare in the U.S. I guess. I think the rules for war trophies are pretty strict for U.S. soldiers from what I've heard.
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    Dec 15, 2013, 10:38 PM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #8

    I'll have a go... It's been a while since I had a Blender project to get stuck in to, and summer holidays have just started.

    But just so's you know, I've got a heap of chores booked by my wife, so if you feel your ears burning...

    Seriously, I'll have a go at creating the mesh and getting it ready for pepping, but it probably won't be done till after Christmas.

    Cheers, Phil


    parkseiii said: View Post
    Who wants to take the challenge of reproducing these beauties?

    Iraqi Fedayeen

    This could be anything from a Cobra helmet to a smallish Dark Helmet helmet.

    Parks
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    Dec 16, 2013, 3:33 AM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #9

    Well, it's a bit rough and anyone is welcome to rework the mesh, but here it is for what it's worth.

    Iraqi Fedayeen helmet Blaxmyth v1 - ?? - 4shared

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    Best, Phil

    parkseiii said: View Post
    Who wants to take the challenge of reproducing these beauties? This could be anything from a Cobra helmet to a smallish Dark Helmet helmet.
    - - - Updated - - -

    Forgot to mention - I scaled it to 280mm high, on the basis that it's probably not that large, but it's easier to scale a pdo file down than enlarge it. Also, it's an A4 unfold.

    Blaxmyth said: View Post
    Well, it's a bit rough and anyone is welcome to rework the mesh, but here it is for what it's worth.

    Iraqi Fedayeen helmet Blaxmyth v1 - ?? - 4shared

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Best, Phil
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    Dec 16, 2013, 1:57 PM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #10

    Wow, fast work Phil! Maybe I'll have to make one of these to replace the dome on my kids' Vader helmet!
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    Dec 16, 2013, 3:53 PM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #11

    Gosh Phil, this will be an unusual task for you. Look forward to seeing the Pep finished so that maybe I can build one.
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    Dec 16, 2013, 6:03 PM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #12

    Interesting, haven't heard of them before. Does anyone have more info on the origin of those helmets?
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    Dec 16, 2013, 6:08 PM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #13

    They do look like a cross between something Cobra would hand out to vipers and vader.
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    Jan 21, 2014, 4:28 PM - Re: Iraqi Fedayeen "Darth Vader" helmets #14

    Here are a couple pages about them

    Object of the Month March: Helmet worn by members of the Fedayeen Saddam | The Museum Of Army FlyingThe Museum Of Army Flying
    How Darth Vader?s helmet didn?t help Saddam Hussein?s Fedayeen soldiers use the dark side of the Force | scyfilove

    The story I've always heard is that Saddam's son was the Star Wars fan. When he (Uday?) was put in charge of these forces, he designed these helmets in an attempt to instill fear in their opponents. You know, in battle, when you see a few hundred Vader silhouettes charging your line, you would of course lay down your arms in fear of that movie villain you worried about as a child. It obviously didn't work, and they just ended up looking like dorks.

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