Does anyone know if the Metal Tusks on the Original Darth Vader helmet were found objects or made. If they were found what were they? ive been thinking about if for a while and cant figure out what they would have been.
'I don't know if the metal tusk ends were specifically made but I have seen the late Nick Harrison (son of Norman Harrison - Elstree Props) state on 'The Making of the Myth' film for Sky Movies 1999 that they were made by Norman's engineering workshop.'
next time you are in an elevator look up. the construction pads they put up hang on studs that although are twice the size of the Vader Tusks look very much like them. original round head and I've seen the RotJ pointed version in elevators. Its possible there are vintage smaller versions that were used but also possible they were the inspiration for the designer. the last possibility is complete coincidence!