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Galactica second coming viper helmet

Discussion in 'Production Made Costumes and Props' started by john03834, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. john03834

    john03834 New Member

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    Heres my screen used Battlestar Galactica viper helment used in Richard Hatches Second Coming movie trailer he made. It's the one he's wearing in the trailer and has been verified and signed by him also.

    I love it
     
  2. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Galactica second coming viper helment

    Cool!

    Does anyone remember who made it?
     
  3. john03834

    john03834 New Member

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    Re: Galactica second coming viper helment

    It was made by Darren Merritt
     
  4. Sc0tty

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    Re: Galactica second coming viper helment

    Coolio.

    Is it just me or does anyone else want to see a proper sequel to the original series be made?
     
  5. Galactifan

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    Re: Galactica second coming viper helment

    Awesome!
     
  6. john03834

    john03834 New Member

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    Thanks, I am a huge galactica fan. I got the icons viper model, and also have the the lithograph painting of every actor I could get on it signed. I also have the full colonial outfit, plus the second coming jacket but they are not screen used. Did used to have kropserkel cylone outfit too, but had to sell that years ago due to money needed.
     
  7. jawsmodels

    jawsmodels Well-Known Member

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    Thats nice.

    Can you post some picrures of the Icons Viper replica please?

    Cheers.
     
  8. john03834

    john03834 New Member

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    sure, here you go.... heres 1 of the lithograph too. The white spot in the middle is the flash reflection from the camera, but you can see all the name on it
     
  9. jawsmodels

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    Thats nice.
    Great piece to have on display.
    The lithograph is a nice addition to the story.
    Thanks.
     
  10. GeorgeC

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    Re: Galactica second coming viper helment

    Not gonna happen at this point in time with the original actors. Everybody's too old or retired!

    I've seen recent video of them (those who choose to remain reachable) and they're all looking pretty old.

    IF it had taken off 10, even 15 years after the original show, yeah I could see Hatch AND Benedict in it but it's not gonna happen now.

    I wish the SyFy series (god I hate that spelling!) hadn't been called Galactica as well but that's done and over. Some people accept it as New Coke, I don't one way or the other. I preferred the optimism and overall design-sense of the original series... Plus shaky-cam makes me nauseous!

    Closest thing I think we'll see to the original series are the Second Coming Trailer (up on YouTube now; the 30-minute finished film is still locked in a vault somewhere) and views of the aborted DeSanto/Singer Galactica project which actually got to the point of set-building but collapsed under the weight of studio chaos after 9/11!
    DeSanto/Singer Battlestar Galactica Slideshow - YouTube

    To be honest, as much as Bryan Singer's past fantasy/sci-fi work has annoyed me with his lack of action directing-sense (X-Men movies) and his cloying tendency to stick TOO close to original material (a sequel film to Superman II 25 years later????) it did appear that at least aesthetically his Galactica looked like a true update of the original. It was familiar yet refreshed. None of this nonsense about "human Cylons" and the other junk I didn't care about in the "reimaginated" "Melrose Galactica".
     
  11. DarrenMerritt

    DarrenMerritt New Member

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    Dear John

    I am Darren Merritt the person who made the Helmet Could you please
    e-mail me I would like to talk to you about your helmet. Please I just want
    to find out some information.
     
  12. DarrenMerritt

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  13. john03834

    john03834 New Member

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    Message sent
     
  14. Damrod

    Damrod New Member

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    Thats pretty cool to have the creator of the helmet contact you re his stuff!!!
     
  15. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol It could be pretty bad to, as in "Give me my helmet back I did not autorize joe blow to sell it to you" :lol

    I'm sure that is not the case here though


     
  16. DarthBatman

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    Does anyone know if there is a pepakura file for the viper helmet?
     
  17. timeslip

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    Hey John, great to see you showing off your stuff. Looks like my rewiring of the helmet is still holding up. :) Catch you around the hanger.
    George
     
  18. GrahamT

    GrahamT Member

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    I cant wait to get my EFX helmet. Of course, it won't have the provenance of your helmet.
     
  19. madmax

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  20. DarrenMerritt

    DarrenMerritt New Member

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    Dear John

    I am very sorry I made a big mistake. Have I told you I had a stroke
    back in 2005 and I don't remember alot from the last ten years but I do know that Helmet was made by Mark Shidler and He used a helmet aquired
    by Larry Mager of Ill. I didnt realize that I had even said I made the Helmet, but I wanted to set the record straight. Thank You
    Sincerely Darren
     
  21. jme3

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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2012
  22. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    I guess all of us that volunteered for the shoot qualify as having "screen used" costumes.
    Even if only one of my scenes from 3 days of filming was used for 2 seconds.:unsure
     

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