Brak's Buddy's trooper comparisons...

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Art Andrews, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    Fellas,

    I have changed my mind. After looking at these comparisons a bit more carefully, I am not sure that they are TRUE comparisons so I went to work with my mad comparing skills and was shocked at what I discovered... The AA IS THE BEST. But don't take my word for it. See for yourself.

    First, I think Rune and Mike unfairly oversharpened their comparisons, so I have taken the liberty of bringing them back to a more accurate reprsentation. Once this was done it immediately became clear which helmet was the most screen accurate. WINNER - AA. (the one in the middle doofus... DUH.)
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    Second, the overlay test. By taking an image no one can argue with in any way, shape, or form in regard to authenticity and overlaying it on each helmet, I shouldn't even have to tell whose helmet clearly comes out ahead. WINNER - hearts-a-lot... errr... I mean AA.
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    Third, the all-important line test. I am not really sure what this line is supposed to point out but it is there to show you I am pointing out/covering up some very important detail. Just look at how the SAME LINE on the GF and Gino turned out. I swear I didn't do this. It just turned out that way. Winner - you guessed it. AA.
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    Fourth.... ok ok... I just tried to make the GF and Gino helmets look bad here and the AA look good. Sue me. Winner - AA.
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    Fifth, the zoom test. I have zoomed in 5000% and found that the AA has a detail the GF and Gino are lacking. See it? It is that little dark spot. Come on... I put an arrow pointing to it for crying out loud. Do you see that on the GF or Gino? No you don't. Is it on the real helmets? I don't know but Andrew made this helmet and the real helmets so it MUST be there. I think I might have seen it on that first stormtrooper that gets shot coming through the blasted detentioncell doorway. I swear it is there.. Just freeze frame and zoom. Winner - AA.
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    Sixth, did I say that Mike and Rune oversharpened the pics? I meant undersharpened. When I sharpened them up look what I found. Winner - AA.
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    Last but not least, the distortion test. Mike and Rune really didn't do a good job with the helmets so I have corrected them to accurately reflect what they look like in person. Winner... do I even need to say it? SURE I DO........... AA.......
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    Dear Mike and Rune... sorry to highjack your thread but the truth HAD to be known. now... back to my coffee.
     
  2. voice in the crowd

    voice in the crowd Sr Member

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    :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

    I wish this evidence was available to us during other 1000+ post AA/SDS debates.
     
  3. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    I am trying out this "too much time on my hands" thing... I think I like it...
     
  4. jeezycreezy

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    Brak's... that's just about the funniest * thing I have ever read on the RPF in my entire time here. Possibly longer. :lol :lol :lol

    Totally made my day, that did. (And I am having an incredibly good day.)

    The halo one is just brilliant. Oh man...can't stop laughing. :lol :lol :lol

    Cheers.
    TJ

    PS. You should drink coffee and eat chocolate more often. ;)
     
  5. KarlBud420

    KarlBud420 Well-Known Member

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    Love it. :lol

    Do some more comparisons with the armor next.

    Bruce
     
  6. TK765

    TK765 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for making me finally see the light :lol :lol
     
  7. GINO

    GINO Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is so choice.
     
  8. CWR

    CWR Active Member

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    That has to be the funniest AA/SDS post ever.

    I agree we need to see some armor comparisons now because I am still not convinced.
     
  9. mandybat

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    I laughed so much a little bit came out :lol :lol :lol
     
  10. Star Wars Helmets

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    Braks

    What exactly is your point?












    My favourite

    [image]http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/misc/RPF_Images/clarity7.jpg[/image]

    :lol

    Cheers

    Jez
     
  11. Dark One

    Dark One Well-Known Member

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    The best thread ever........ :lol :lol :lol :lol I learned a lot today.
     
  12. Lord Abaddon

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    :lol :lol :lol
     
  13. jeezycreezy

    jeezycreezy Well-Known Member

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    Brak's, you should probably wait until the court case is over before you post any more comparisons as that is just your OPINION.

    I'm not saying AA didn't not use the original moulds to create his REPLICA (which is just that, a REPLICA), but I have yet to see the inside of a screen used AB plate and AA never used the word Star Wars, ANH or ESB on his website clearly therefore his REPLICA helmet is the best.

    Just call AA and ask him. He is very friendly.

    :cheers,

    TJ
     
  14. HDPE

    HDPE Well-Known Member

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    WOW, interested, can you pm me the detailst on the Gino/CRPROPS wiht the golden blow-dry.
     
  15. FalconV8

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    Now That is funny...... :p
     
  16. Dean O

    Dean O Well-Known Member

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    :lol Hilarious Braks. You crack me up. :lol
     
  17. OldKen

    OldKen Master Member

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    i recently broke up with the ol girlfriend,

    and that being said, been a little down and out.. but opening this thread brought a smile to my face so big it Fn hurts...

    OMFG...

    that is the funniest Fn thing i have ever seen...

    :lol

    :lol
     
  18. SithLord

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    CRAP, I missed that detail.....well done. Nice to see someone else doing comparisons for a change ;).

    :D

    :cheers,

    Thomas
     
  19. SithLord

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    Who's comparison is that? I thought it was one of mine...one of the sharper ones.....hmmmm.... ;)

    :cheers,

    Thomas
     
  20. JOATRASH FX

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    Better watch out. Pretty soon, some evil person will start recasting comparisons. :lol

    Great thread. Way to keep us all in high spirits. :)

    /Joe F
     
  21. KevVader

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    :lol :thumbsup ....nice...now we just gotta make this thread go for 34 pages.... :p
     
  22. rigormortis

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    Good lord. I almost spewed coffee all over my monitor. :p

    This has to be the absolute, most concrete comparison of TK helms ever. I predict it will be the benchmark for comparing everything from now on. :lol
     
  23. Art Andrews

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    That is easy. We can just do "yes it is" "no it isn't" for page after page after page. In all seriousness, I hope this helps all of us laugh at ourselves a little at how ridiculous we ALL can become sometimes, myself included.
     
  24. TKBIG

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    :lol :lol :lol :lol
    :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
    :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

    Brak you got to switch to decafe. :cheers
     
  25. optinerd

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    I don't know jack about Stormtrooper helmets, but I sure know funny when I see it. Leave it to you Braks to hafta make me work so freakin' hard at not wetting myself. How long did it take you to make up those comparison shots??? :lol
     
  26. darthgoat

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    This has been the best thread I've seen in a long time.

    Awesomeness x 10...
     
  27. RedTwoX

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    No, it isn't.



    Sorry, couldn't help it. Great thread. Love the halo/mustache/horns pic. Brilliant.
     
  28. TK765

    TK765 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Now thats too funny :lol
     
  29. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    YES IT IS......... ;) :p :D
     
  30. greatgarlando

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    Great thread Brak's
     
  31. kurtyboy

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    Too funny. :)

    O TAK TO JEST. :D
    :confused O TO NIE JEST.
     
  32. natty15d

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    ROTFL

    Superb Braks....superb....

    Nathan :)
     
  33. gizmo

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    Funny * :lol
     
  34. DARKSIDE72

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    The rampant conjecture and obliviousness to the obvious around here make me sick. You can all just... @*.K off..... :angry There is only one perfect ANH helmet.

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  35. Lord Abaddon

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    That clearly is an original as it's got all the bumps to it.

    :lol
     
  36. vaderdarth

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    Gino, I owe you an apology, now it's clear where the "extra" bumps and supersize cheek tubes came from......LOL. I had no idea it was so super accurate until now. :) My apologies.........LOL
     
  37. Boba Frett

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    It's so clear to me now. :lol
     
  38. hansoloway

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    best...bucket...comparison...thread...ever. Now I know why whenever I wear my helmet I want to say "beedee beedee beedee".
     
  39. Flix4Me

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    :lol Great stuff Braks.
     
  40. superrune

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    Extremely funny, even though laughing at it made me 10 times more nerdy in my girlfriends eyes. :D

    Rune
     
  41. vaderdarth

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    You mean we're nerds too??? What next??? LOL
     
  42. SethB6025

    SethB6025 Well-Known Member

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    :lol :lol :lol Oh, man. I think I peed myself.
    Thanks Braks, I need that. :D
     
  43. Howard

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    Too funny Brak's.
    Brought a ray of sunshine to my gloomy grey January.
    DARE I say archive? :lol

    Cheers.

    Howard.
     
  44. SethB6025

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    Braks, you need to get your facts straight. That is clearly "good-luck bear" not "hearts-a-lot bear". For this reason, your overlay is invalid. Plus, the angle is way off, and I look at things all day for a living, and know a lot about angles. And Cameras. And computers. I can't believe you ignorant villagers don't understand that comparing one-dimensional pictures of three-dimensional objects is pointless. Also, on a side note, any helmet made of styrene is garbage. I had one once, I took it out of the box, it instantly turned a "harvest-gold" tone of yellow (which brought back a traumatic childhood memory from my parents kitchen) and caused me to drop it and it shattered because styrene is extremely brittle. Then, another time, I held my buddy's styrene helmet and it fell apart in my hands for no reason. Anyway, everyone knows Marco was the only truly screen-accurate helmet. Therefore, I declare this whole thread null & void.


    :p :lol
     
  45. FalconV8

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Brak's Buddy @ Jan 25 2006, 04:17 PM) [snapback]1167972[/snapback]</div>




    Stumbled upon this again, still hilarious..........
    CM
     
  46. KevVader

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    Yup...this thread should be archived and referenced whenever there is a plastic helmet discussion that takes itself a little too seriously....
     
  47. Art Andrews

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    heh heh... some days are just more fun than others... :D
     
  48. voice in the crowd

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    This thread should be revived ever month to give us all a good laugh :)

    Oh and to remind us its just a hobby and should be fun :D

    Cheers Chris.
     
  49. WarEagle

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    This is exactly what alot of forums need right now, more levity. This is a hobby, have fun.
     
  50. optinerd

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    I am so bookmarking this thread because after 8 months it still makes me pee my pants. I can't decide if I wanna laugh or cry... :lol :cry Thanks alot Braks.
     

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