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Immortals Greek Hoplite Helmet

Discussion in 'Production Made Costumes and Props' started by Art Andrews, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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    Well, this is a bit bittersweet. I bid on several helmets from the Premiere Props eBay auctions but bid higher than any others for this helmet as I thought it looked exceptional... and I snagged it. Now Premiere Props listed many of the helmets as broken, even some that weren't evident. This helmet wasn't listed as broken... but when I got it a big chunk was missing from the side you couldn't see in the auction! UGH!!! I was so excited about this and now just kind of disappointed. Other than the chunk missing, it really is a pretty nice piece!

    While I typically buy from Prop Store, I have written Premiere Props and we will see how their customer service is.

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  2. Xenophon1

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    It is a nice piece, congrats. :) In your picture it looks so rounded and symmetrical that I'd wonder if it wasn't deliberately distressed for a shot of something piercing the wearer's neck, in which case you might conceivably be able to screen-match it--which would make the "damage" perhaps a blessing rather than a curse...
     
  3. Art Andrews

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    Possible, but I think it is highly unlikely. It is a really clean break, almost like someone picked it up by an edge and it just snapped off. I just wish they would have noted it in the auction and shown a pic so I would have known before bidding.
     
  4. Supa troop

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    You know what, i was just bidding on one of these and i'm happy to report ive been outbid.

    Although its a lovely piece, the more i read the item discription the more i wish i had not begun to bid on it.

    Also the spike that you have on the top of your's is missing on the one i was bidding on, to some including me at first, i thought hey it adds to it's appeal and authenticity but now im really glad iv'e been outbid.

    i hope i don't regret the decision not to persue this item in time to come
     
  5. Art Andrews

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    I really like the piece... it isn't of very high build quality, but I dig the paint job.
     
  6. Art Andrews

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    and it goes nicely with our 300 Spartan.
     
  7. Supa troop

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    Oh i agree its definately a really nice piece, i just hope i dont live to regret my decision.

    i love all the Sand and Sandal movie props i own quite a bit myself, i just wasn't 100% about this one, a break like your's i think i could live with but an important piece like the spike hmmmmmmmm i'm not so sure i could live with that
     
  8. Supa troop

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    This is the one i was bidding on, see how the spike is missing, i just dont know if i could live with that

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  9. Art Andrews

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    Yeah... for me, I don't like that particular one because it is smooth and doesn't have the texturing on it.
     
  10. Supa troop

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    Well that has made me feel better, i made the right choice by not re-bidding :thumbsup
     
  11. saxe coburg

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    So are these just vac-formed or are they fiberglass?
     
  12. Art Andrews

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    They appear to be a soft resin.
     
  13. Art Andrews

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    A little bummed to report back that I have heard nothing back from Premiere Props... Guess they are taking the Honey Badger route...

    ... and this is why I usually buy my props from Prop Store. Stephen and Brandon would never let this happen or would address it immediately if it did.
     
  14. .:MirrorminD:.

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    Its a nice looking piece.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  15. Ripcode

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    Well I now know to be a bit careful when/if dealing with Premiere Props. :unsure
     
  16. SirNedKingsly

    SirNedKingsly Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Im sorry that they seem to be blowing you off - but its an interesting piece!
     

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