Origins of this Vader helmet?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Emperor Turpentine, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Emperor Turpentine

    Emperor Turpentine Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    A RPFer posted these pictures of a Vader helmet some years ago.
    I always liked the look of it, but don't recall where it originate.

    Can anyone shed any light on it's lineage?

    Should the original owner/poster want me to remove the pictures please let me know, don't want to upset anyone :)

    Thanks
    Lance

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    Thanks very much to Wackychimp for the image hosting.
     
  2. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    I believe that's the helmet that JW made which is what the likes of the Fyberdyne, JB V1, GH and Gino helmet ultimately originated from.
     
  3. Darth Phaeton

    Darth Phaeton Well-Known Member

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    I second that.
    This helmet is the one, the four above helmets originated from.

    Dan
     
  4. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Although the pics are grainy, it looks awesome.
     
  5. paulcarson

    paulcarson Well-Known Member

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    Don't suppose anyone has larger versions of these pics? I love this helmet.
     
  6. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    It does look fantastic....I remember seeing pix of this awhile ago. I'd love to learn more of the history of how it came to be....
     
  7. cking

    cking Sr Member

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    These pics (and helmet) belong to J. Ritzmann.
    He told me that he got it from a Japanese contact who told him it was cast from an original. (Famous last words).
    I've never seen any other photos of this helmet apart from these ones. I'd love to see more.

    Chris
     
  8. Ghost Host

    Ghost Host Sr Member

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    I thought I remembered Phil posting those pics a few years ago. Perhaps they were just in comparison?
     
  9. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    :lol ...no kidding.


    Still......very interesting....maybe it's the grainy pic with low lighting....but it just looks "right"....like a film still....
     
  10. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Yes.... it absolutely does.
     
  11. cking

    cking Sr Member

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    Ghost Host - The pics are definitely not Phil's. He must have used them in one of his comparisons.
    I kept on at J. Ritzmann to show some pics of his helmet because he'd told me all about it and I was itching to see it. He posted these pics in a thread here a few years ago. I'm still waiting to see the better quality pics that I asked him for at that time.

    Chris
     
  12. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    I tried to enhance them a little...it might help...the tusks look good...whatever it is, it's cast from an ESB helmet....

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    :cheers,

    Thomas
     
  13. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    ...again even with the grainy pix...the sharpness of certain details looks incredible. Particularly the dome ridge. Now that's the ESB lid that I've been looking for all of my life. :D
     
  14. TMP

    TMP Sr Member

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    A nice helmet indeed.
     

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