Dagobah Cave Vader Helmet

PropReplicator2

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Sharpened up that mowhawk. Tomorrow I can fill and sand that flat then start adding drips!
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Stormie1977

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You can definitely see them in the second and third reference pictures I posted. It's the little things that make these props so wonderful. But you already know that ;)
I wonder why the original had those drips? Anyone know or have a guess? Rushed paint job on a helmet they knew they were going to destroy anyway?
 

PropReplicator2

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Stormie1977 I feel like they are intentional, natural paint drips run wider and not as long as these. It feels pretty intentional where they placed the drips as well. Almost like they wanted the melting effect from the blast
 

PropReplicator2

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Anyone have good leads on a decent Hamill face casting that could be used for these? I might try my hand at sculpting my own but if there are any good ones out there I might try that avenue instead or at least until I replace it with my own sculpt.
 

lethyry

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saw this a little bit ago. also i know he made afew of these before but Mike warren may have a luke vader face or could possibly make one.

 
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Elmebo

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Anyone have good leads on a decent Hamill face casting that could be used for these? I might try my hand at sculpting my own but if there are any good ones out there I might try that avenue instead or at least until I replace it with my own sculpt.
 

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James Kenobi 1138

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I wonder why the original had those drips? Anyone know or have a guess? Rushed paint job on a helmet they knew they were going to destroy anyway?

Watching the movie I never thought those were paint drips, I always viewed those as molten Durasteel that was liquified when the faceplate exploded that dripped and dried in the cool Dagobah air.

The drips always appeared intentional to me, added specifically by whoever made the helmet, not paint drips.
 

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