JB ESB HOW ACCURATE IS IT?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by DRAGONFLY, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. DRAGONFLY

    DRAGONFLY New Member

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    Hi there,

    I am a new member to this forum and I've just aquired a JB ESB helmet. I was just wondering how accurate to the original was it?
    It looks great and the paint work is very sharp. Would be great to get some feed back.

    Thanks.
     
  2. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(DRAGONFLY @ Jun 28 2006, 12:10 PM) [snapback]1270020[/snapback]</div>

    Wow...what a loaded question. Well, since you're a noob, I'll spare you the inevitable flaming that will arise from your question.
    I've had one and suffice it to say, that JB makes a very nice lid with beautiful paintwork IMO...his ESB seems to be from a trusted source cast (20th Century) and looks the part. There's a few things that are off IMO (i.e. widow's peak cut too short, shade of gunmetal too light) but overall one of the better ESB lids out there.

    Bottom line is if you're happy with it, that's all that matters.....
     
  3. vader71

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    I had one at one time, its a really nice helmet. As kev said its not perfect but I have yet to see a perfect ESB Vader that makes me happy yet.
     
  4. SithLord

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    I have a JB V2 which is the same faceplate just a smaller chin vent and the same kind of helmet (GH-derived).
    When I got it I was generally pleased with the overall quality although the helmet had paint issues. As far as ESB goes I think it's the best you can expect to find at this point at least among the advertised fan-made helmets (better for example than a certain helmet that no longer shall here be named ;)). There will be one-offs that are likely better.... Gino's ESB helmet comes to mind. But on the whole if you don't mind the source then it's a fine helmet. As far as accuracy...well as mentioned that can lead to heated debate :angel . I don't know of a really ultra-screen accurate ESB helmet available since the market has for some time been content with Don Post Deluxe and it's derivatives.
     
  5. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    The JB is personally the best ESB lid I have seen, although as Thomas mentioned there are not a lot of fan made ESB lids to choose from

    Correct me if I am wrong but isn't the DP Deluxe cast from a ROTJ lid?
     
  6. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    JB's are clean enough to eat off of. :)
     
  7. Skywalker

    Skywalker New Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(clutch @ Jun 28 2006, 08:05 PM) [snapback]1270204[/snapback]</div>
    I have a JB lid and armour and couldn't be happier.
     
  8. Lordsandy

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    I have a few helmets in my collection and out of all of them I remember being the most impressed when I first saw the JB ESB. Mainly due to the level of finish and workmanship.

    Enjoy.

    Jim
     
  9. SithLord

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    Jim is the most understated Vader helmet collector I know....."a few"..... :lol
     
  10. DRAGONFLY

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    Thanks guys,

    Its great to get your feed back. I hope to wear it trooping soon, It puts my Don post deluxe in the shade.

    Cheers.
     
  11. Lordsandy

    Lordsandy Well-Known Member

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    Here is a pic of mine I took a while ago.

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  12. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    Hey guys, what do you use to polish up the helmet and dome?
     
  13. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(rmschneider104 @ Jun 29 2006, 09:44 PM) [snapback]1271131[/snapback]</div>
    Turtle Wax
     
  14. Atarian

    Atarian Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here is mine, I love it.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  15. DRAGONFLY

    DRAGONFLY New Member

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    Great pics. I can't work out how to upload my pics, I also have some great MR Vader pics I wanted to share.


    Thanks agian.
     
  16. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(rmschneider104 @ Jun 29 2006, 09:44 PM) [snapback]1271131[/snapback]</div>

    I've found that Nu Finish works the best...JB recommends it...
     
  17. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(DRAGONFLY @ Jun 30 2006, 12:05 PM) [snapback]1271338[/snapback]</div>
    You can use imageshack.us
    Simply upload the picture to that site and then paste one of the links into the reply box over here... or... as mentioned elsewhere... below the message box is a section called "File Attachments". I think you can upload your pictures from there and have them displayed in your message. Good luck.

    Thanks for sharing pics btw. :thumbsup
     
  18. Atarian

    Atarian Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You can even use my file hosting service, it makes those nifty thumbnails and everything :)

    http://img.creamedgeezer.com
    upload your files and click <thumb> when you find it on the list (thumbnailing doesnt work for images that have spaces in the filename yet)

    Lets see some more pics.
     
  19. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(creamedgeezer @ Jul 1 2006, 08:21 PM) [snapback]1272294[/snapback]</div>
    Can anyone on thr RPF use this?
     
  20. SithLord

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    <div class='quotetop'>(DRAGONFLY @ Jun 30 2006, 06:05 AM) [snapback]1271338[/snapback]</div>

    There's an image-hosting service for RPF members....

    http://www.wackychimp.com/upload.asp
     
  21. Atarian

    Atarian Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Darth Kahnt @ Jul 1 2006, 10:13 PM) [snapback]1272330[/snapback]</div>
    Can anyone on thr RPF use this?
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    yup, feel free to use it all you want :)
     
  22. Jediwannabe

    Jediwannabe Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'll second the love of the JB. I've had mine for maybe a year now. I love it to death.

    Oh and thanks for the turtlewax info. I've got to try that.

    :thumbsup
     

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