AT-AT trooper helmet greeblies?

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by PropReplicator, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. PropReplicator

    PropReplicator Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Are the greeblies (on the forehead, temples and in the chin dimples) on the AT-AT "driver" helmet identified items?

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    Thanks,
    Wayne
     
  2. Firespray

    Firespray Well-Known Member

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    To my knowledge, I don't believe anyone's identified the greeblies on the AT-AT Driver helmet. There was a similar thread on this or another forum but it receuved very few resposes. I don't know why but there doesn't seem to be much interest out there for this helmet. After much researching, I decided I would have to build all the greeblies from scratch.

    I built the greeblies that are inset in the chin dimples from different sizes of 6061 aluminum rod. I think the end result is pretty good. I can post pictures and assembly info if you're interested.
     
  3. rigormortis

    rigormortis Well-Known Member

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    You might want to check with Richie @ Richie's Armor. His is pretty darned close to the originals I've seen.
     
  4. RICHIES ARMOR

    RICHIES ARMOR Sr Member

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    The two greeblies outside the front mohawk are push buttons available at Radio shack. One is red and one is gray.

    The Gray Tubing is tough to find but I do have some left.

    The greeblies inside the front mohawk are gears from the invisible engine kit(recast) . The wiper blades as they are called seem to be clock hands.

    The 2 details along side the gray tubes appear to be a trim detail of some sort. I have some that are dead on but has to be painted each time.

    The front chin aluminum details I cant locate but I machined some and cast them. I can get you the misc details anytime along with decals etc.

    Richie
     
  5. Firespray

    Firespray Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the greeblie information Richie.

    I will try to attach a picture of the aluminum chin details I've construced. I'm new to the forum and am still learning so I hope the attachment works.

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  6. rigormortis

    rigormortis Well-Known Member

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    Here's a good pic of my helm. I believe it's an RA...

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    Forgive the dremeled out teeth... I'm in the process of screening the mouth for trooping.
     
  7. Firespray

    Firespray Well-Known Member

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    Nice Helmet you have there Kevin. Thanks for sharing. :)
     
  8. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    That's a nice helmet you've got there. :)
     
  9. RICHIES ARMOR

    RICHIES ARMOR Sr Member

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    Great job on the Chin details.

    Thats one of our helmets with a couple detail changes. For the greeblies on the gray tubes my best reference was the 12" figure...well we know those usually arent accurate. This has been a tuff detail to track down.

    Richie
     
  10. rigormortis

    rigormortis Well-Known Member

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    Can't take the credit - bought the partial costume from Lynn. But I am glad to know that it's one of the RA helms - always wanted to own one (you do some fantastic work, Richie) and this helm is my treasured favorite (details-wise).
     
  11. TK171

    TK171 Well-Known Member

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    I have a few greeblies I found at Axeman (local greeblie store).

    they are the round things inside where the aerators would go on a stormy.

    They don't have that "step" in them, like the picture posted, but are round with the holes, and have a point coming out of it.

    Don't know what in the world it was used for, but looks very similar. I picked them up to have around if I ever did an At-At lid.

    I'll try and post pics of the peices I found.

    Joe
     
  12. WookieeGunner

    WookieeGunner Well-Known Member

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    Looks to me like the chin greebles are 6 hole flanges with integrated nuts with a small balloon latex tip valve screwed onto it.
     
  13. RICHIES ARMOR

    RICHIES ARMOR Sr Member

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    Pics would be cool.

    Thats a pretty good comparison of the chin details.


    I like the AT-AT as well..Thanks for the polite comments.

    Richie
     
  14. GINO

    GINO Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    AT-AT pilot is my favorite SW helmet.
    I can't wait to make one. I'd like to use some accurate (found part) greeblies though and all I've seen that people have made aren't up to snuff.
     
  15. wolverine solo

    wolverine solo Well-Known Member

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    is the tie pilot helmet a good base to start making one of these, I'm new to this kind of stuff, but would be a cool starter project.
     
  16. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    Apparently, the AT AT lids were modified TIE pilot helmets....so, yes.
     
  17. wolverine solo

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    great now to get another tir pilot helmet and start crackin, my tie helmet goes with my suit so that gets left alone.
     
  18. Firespray

    Firespray Well-Known Member

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    I wish there were better quality pictures available to help us on our (found part) greeblie quest. Unfortunately, most of the images I've seen leave you guessing. Does anyone know if any other actual movie helmet pictures exist besides the ones on the Wizards game card, action figure cards and in the Star Wars Dictionary? I've noticed these are all the same at-at driver image with different backgrounds. Screen grabs help a little but still pretty blurry.
     
  19. rigormortis

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    Speculation has it that only 2 helms were actually made - one was destroyed and the other was (destroyed) by scammers who removed all the greebles to turn it into a Tie Pilot helm for auction to try to get more money out of it. How's that for a dumb move?

    If you get Ian Liston's autograph, you can get it as an AT-AT Driver (as he played both sides of the war - X-Wing Pilot and AT-AT Driver). ;)
     
  20. Firespray

    Firespray Well-Known Member

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    That's depressing. I guess that would explain why there hasn't been an at-at helmet on display at any of the Star Wars exhibits. :(
     
  21. TK171

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    Hey Richie,

    well, I took a look at home, and its not as close as I thought. No Step, smaller, and too many holes around the outter flange.

    I got a few pics, but having problems uploading to WC. Will try again in a few.

    again, not sure what this was, but maybe its something similar and a found part.
    I got these prolly 2 yrs ago now. Was just greeblie shopping one day, and thought it looked familiar but really didn't look to far into it. Just got a few incase I did an AT At down the road.

    will see if I can get those pics up.
     
  22. TK171

    TK171 Well-Known Member

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    hope this works.

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  23. RICHIES ARMOR

    RICHIES ARMOR Sr Member

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    I can see why you would pick those up. Closest thing Ive seen to the greeblie. Maybe an earlier version was used.

    Richie
     
  24. TK171

    TK171 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, may be...I just don't know what the heck it is. Only marking on it is a # 70 stamped on the side.. whatever that means.

    Oh well. Maybe it'll work as a greeblie for something custom down the road.

    I haven't been in to axeman in a long time. I should really stop in there again and see whats new.. lot of the time things don't change much.. Wonder if there is anything else like this or similar (closer to the part) still around. I'll have to go check it out.



    Joe
     
  25. Coinprop

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    I dont know if this is true or where I'v heard this, but one of these original helmets was in a privat collection.
    Then he had a burglary, and the thiefs took the helmet among other things not star wars related....maybe they know what they took or maybe not.
    Anyway, the helmet disappeared. :(

    I think this is one of the coolest helmets in ESB.

    Tobe


     
  26. PropReplicator

    PropReplicator Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Sorry I haven't been back into this thread. Thanks for all of the info, Richie and everyone else.

    Wayne
     

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