Help Identifying yet Another Vader helmet...

WarPig

Sr Member
Hey, all - I grabbed this off eBay; took a bit of a risk. The seller didn't know a lot about it:

"...i brought it about 6-8 years ago from the person who made it,and was from the new york area,so i guess im the second owner,he took several weeks to make it and paint it and detail it,then sent it to me,i think he was short on cash so he decided to sell,and thats where i came in,been wrapped up all that time..."

The helmet is in a lot better shape than the photos show it to be, and here's the kicker: when I removed the dome, I discovered it appears to be a cast of a DP Classic Action!

StarWarsHelmets.com shows a couple of ESB fiberglass CA helmets, but I have no way to determine what it may be.

Anyone have an idea? And is this a helmet I should use as a display or to troop with?

Thanks!





 

Onigiri

Sr Member
Need to see the dome mounting set up to have a better idea. Those pics dont show much. If it is a CA recast the dome mounting system will be a dead giveaway
 

Onigiri

Sr Member
Just out of curiousity what marks it as a DPCA. That sure doesnt look like a DPCA dome. Way to thick on the edges, way too sharp on the denter ridge and it has widows peak detail...none of these are characteristic of a DPCA. The face is a different story which is why I wanted to see the mounting system.
Yep, it is a DP CA recast, no question. It is up to you but it would make a good trooping helmet, assuming it isn't too heavy.
 

SithLord

Sr Member
Just out of curiousity what marks it as a DPCA. That sure doesnt look like a DPCA dome. Way to thick on the edges, way too sharp on the denter ridge and it has widows peak detail...none of these are characteristic of a DPCA. The face is a different story which is why I wanted to see the mounting system.


The shape of the noseslots and the characteristic gaps between the teeth in terms of width. Also the curvature of the inside edges of the eyes, as well as the shape of the tusk tubes. Ya the dome shape is funky but why would someone go through the trouble of recasting the mask of a DP CA and not the dome? It does look like it had some work done to the center ridge and widows peak to make it more ESB-like. But the dome of the DP CA is shorter as well and this dome has that characteristic shortness.
 
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WarPig

Sr Member
I promise to post more pix - my nutty job is pretty intense at the moment, so I'm almost literally chained in my studio.

Thanks for helping me out with this mystery! :) I'm more curious than ever on its heritage!
 
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