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Storm Trooper face plate mould offerred - Unique- acquired 32 years ago

Discussion in 'Production Made Costumes and Props' started by Irken Tech, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Irken Tech

    Irken Tech Active Member

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    It is tainted with the Ainsworth name but I am curious about any opinions on what this actually is.

    https://youtu.be/zjbIXcW4UtQ

    Now that I re-read the post title, it may be misleading. I should clarify that I just found this video on Youtube and have no connection with this. I posted it hastily and haven't even watched all of it yet myself. Here is a quick screen capture in case the video disappears.
    STrooperForms.jpg

    Video posted here:

    http://e-catworld.com/2017/12/19/uf...-revelations-about-pentagon-research-program/

    Disturbing comment by the owner in above link:

    STrooperForms.jpg
     
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  2. FON

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    I remember when it was on eBay. There was a discussion about it here back then. It's probable that it could be the basis for the faceplate on the ribbed back prototype helmets Ainsworth made. The lack of undercut is a dead giveaway that it's not THE original mould. If the fellow was offered $100k for it he should have jumped at that.
     
  3. Apollo

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  4. GINO

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  5. vader45

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    Just looking at that mold tells me the head opening would come out way to big to match the smaller openings seen on screen used helmets(Probably due to lack of undercut that was mentioned here).
     
  6. Contec

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    Gino ,Please tell us.
     
  7. chefhawk

    chefhawk Well-Known Member

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    Looks very much like the work of T.E to me
    I remember seeing this way back when.


    Interesting none the less though.
     
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  10. circa1964

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    Nice abstract art though. I would hang it on my workshop wall.
     
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  12. spacebob

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    Just watched video and read the comments on youtube.
    It seems this guy has indeed had this for a very long time.

    I know with photoshop these things can be faked but he shows a pic of him with the mold when he was about 15.

    A commenter on youtube seems to put the owner right about it not being from 76 (but then he's only saying he's had it since about 85 anyway).

    Commenter then tells how he thinks its one that AA made so he could make some lids for mates post 76/77, why would he need to make another (this one) if he had the originals as he has always claimed?
    GINO you seem to always relish in knowing details that others don't but how about joining in just this once, just for fun.
    What harm can it do if its old news......What's the story :)
     
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  13. Betamin

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