► Jkno's collection from Transylvania ◄

russellsch

Sr Member
I think you have an amazing collection, but the thing that really pushes it over the top - for me - is the magnificent display set up. It's a huge goal of mine to set something like that up for my collection. & every time I see photos of your set up, I just find it inspirational.
 

jkno

Master Member
I think you have an amazing collection, but the thing that really pushes it over the top - for me - is the magnificent display set up. It's a huge goal of mine to set something like that up for my collection. & every time I see photos of your set up, I just find it inspirational.
Your collection is a sort of milestone, Sergiu!
Many thanks guys! :cheers
 

jkno

Master Member
Not a prop, but the Iron Studios Darth Vader, a superb 1/4 statue. Wasn't sure at first if I like it, but seeing more pics online, decided to go for it.

It looks fantastic, it really deserved the 2017 Statue of the Year prize at Statue Forum. Accuracy is quite reasonable, better than other statues and figures by other companies, the materials used seem to be high quality. It is one big heavy piece! I like the less mixed media present on this statue, you only have the pleather belt and the two fabric capes with wire, everything else is polystone. And the polystone is well sculpted and painted, showing intricate details of the costume. Excellent way of weathering the capes with snow, so much better than the Mythos orange Vader weathering. The base is also very impressive on its own. I think this might be one of the BEST Star Wars statues ever made, definitely the best Vader for now!

Steamed up the huge cape to remove the creases and tried to pose it the best I could so far. I also added 4 furniture pads on the base to protect it from scratches. Left hand is hard to remove if wanting to change the stance, the magnet is quite powerful. Added 3 Panasonic Eneloop batteries instead of the regular AA's, and removed all those tiny cell batteries from the belt and chestbox, which I'm afraid could leak in time. Wish the electronics would have used a single button, or at least a different way to turn on the belt and the chestbox, but I rarely use lights so is kinda ok. Not sure why the eyes seem green.


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jkno

Master Member
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, especially 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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Pedro

Sr Member
Gorgeous hats you have there! Those pics really reinforce how well Lone Wolf NAILED that sculpt. WOW,
 

jkno

Master Member
Not Star Wars, but still neat. Gordon Freeman's iconic crowbar from Half-Life finally finished. Headcrab zombies here we come! :)



 

jkno

Master Member
RS Prop Masters Snowtrooper helmet Alan Flyng edition:








Minor change to the collection display, I finally got the time to add Death Star wall stickers to this cabinet:



 
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