ROTJ Sila Kott's A-Wing Fighter pilot helmet

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Howlrunner, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Howlrunner

    Howlrunner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Been working on this one for a few weeks now and am finally at a stage that I reckon it's finished. Not an easy one to do because the number of publicly available photos of this particular helmet are extremely limited (I have included ALL publically available reference images that exist of the actual helmet in my photos). A HUGE thanks to Frank (YWingFighter) and Scott (Skaught) for their help either with sending me greeblies, providing descriptions of the actual helmet or answering a ton of detailed questions.

    This was a styrene kit produced by Frank, which I have finished in the style of Sila Kott.

    It's not 100% accurate - as I said, available reference images are not good enough, but I've done my best to match what I at least think I can see. Plus I made a mistake and cut away too much of the top back section of the helmet, so there wasn't enough for the top back greeblie to sit on - so I had to leave that off and instead extend the brown leather padding/lining around the top back of the helmet (which isn't accurate). Still I'm happy that this is finally done, and can go in the display cabinet with my other helmets. :)

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    When actually worn with the AN-H-15 flight cap, the helmet sits a little too high. In the movie they must have either removed the AN-H-15's solid black rubber ear "doughnuts" or else replaced them with something softer to allow the helmet to sit lower.

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  2. Jango Wes

    Jango Wes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dude, amazing job. I love the lesser done helmets, they seem to have so much personality.

    Wes
     
  3. Boba Flint

    Boba Flint Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is great work! Very well done.
    I've been thinking about getting one of Frank's kits, but I have an X-wing helmet to finish first.
     
  4. Blue Leader

    Blue Leader Well-Known Member

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    Great job on the helmet. It came out awesome. :)

    What did you use for the microphone base?
     
  5. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice, man!
     
  6. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Well done.:thumbsup

    I see that the kit doesn't canter in more at the front, throwing the look off a bit.
     
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  7. ywingfighter

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    Mark had order this kit last year, before I reworked the molds.The new kit is more curved and had a new dome.
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  8. Howlrunner

    Howlrunner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Gah! Now you tell me Frank! I tried EVERYTHING to get the cheek pieces to curve in more, because that was the one thing that really bugged me, but I couldn't get 'em to shift any more. Oh well....

    BlueLeader, the microphone base is the correct Yamaha model kit part that was used on the original - I got a cast of it from Frank.
     
  9. ywingfighter

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  10. Blue Leader

    Blue Leader Well-Known Member

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    Bah, you have a new mold now, Ywingfighterfrank? Drat. Well, I still haven't even cut out the kit I got from you yet... Hmm...
     
  11. ywingfighter

    ywingfighter Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I reworked the old molds in diameter . You now, I am working on B-Wing Visor mold for your helmets and its like the same like the A-Wing Helmet blast shield. But this is smaller than my first and so I reworked the other 2 molds to that will works with the new Blastshield. Other problem are some people cut to many plastic from the back. Its very hard to build this helmet so I made Building Instruction to. Nobody is perfect, so it was my first own vafoamed helmet and I must/ have learn a lot. How many B-Wing Chestboxes are you made before you are happy with it?
     
  12. Blue Leader

    Blue Leader Well-Known Member

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    Heh, I wasn't saying anything negative about it.
     
  13. ywingfighter

    ywingfighter Well-Known Member

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    Its ok,
    I probably misunderstood .:)

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  14. mikajedi

    mikajedi Well-Known Member

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    Awesome job ! this is really well made, you pay attention to details and I prefer this new dome version from ywingfighter who did an excellent job with this kit !

    I wish I could have a such helmet in my collection
     
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  15. 2434

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    That dome curve is a real pain, in our helmet we make tree, until the final one:facepalm for reference Hass Dardo use my "little" forehead as reference
     

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