Tie Pilot Helmet (new pics on page 3)

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Keith, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    Here is a really nice Tie helmet that i've just finished assembling. Its made from VERY high gloss plastic. The quality is fantastic and the helmet is very accurate.
    I was going to wait until i had some decals and metal ear greeblies before i posted any pics of it, but here you are anyway:

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    I'm just finishing off another one of these at the moment also. I will try and get some better pics taken outside in daylight when both helmets are fully finished with decals and so on.

    Thanks wakychimp for hosting,

    Keith.
     
  2. JRX

    JRX Well-Known Member

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    Wow - that looks really really good to me - :) :) :) - great work ...

    You making those yourself (molds castings and stuff???) ???
    If so, you could do some in white as well and make the AT AT Driver also - :D
     
  3. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    Hmmm......Are these the helmets sold on ebay by that Irish guy?
     
  4. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    Thanks :)
    I don't make these, all i have done is assemble it. The pics don't do it any justice though. I'll have to try and take some outside.

    Keith.
     
  5. Too Much Garlic

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    Looking good. Always liked the TIE helmets better than the AT-AT helmets, though.

    Any info on the maker and the price? You can pm me if you don't want to post it here. :)
     
  6. Star Wars Helmets

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    Keith,

    Can you show a shot from underneath?

    Cheers

    Jez
     
  7. HDPE

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    Very nice Keith :)

    I look forward to seeing the end product.
     
  8. Firespray

    Firespray Well-Known Member

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    Sweet looking helmet Keith. It looks pretty accurate. Puts my classic action to shame.
     
  9. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    Thanks :)
    Here is a picture from the bottom. As you can see there is no liner in it yet and i've not fitted the neck trim to the bottom of the face:
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    Keith.
     
  10. yakcam

    yakcam Sr Member

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    Hot *...

    That is a beautiful helmet... Nicely assembled too :thumbsup

    Are the kits available to purchase? or are they a small run done by an enthusiast?

    Cheers,

    Kraig
     
  11. EVO3

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    Nice. Very clean work. You'd make the Empire proud. :D
     
  12. gizmo

    gizmo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  13. dashrender

    dashrender New Member

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    Great work. An ATAT driver is one of my next projects. keep us posted as you finish it.
     
  14. AnsonJames

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    Keith - awesome work mate. It's the best assembly on this kit that I've seen and definately the best TIE helmet out there...
     
  15. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    Looks superb Keith

    Nathan
     
  16. Star Wars Helmets

    Star Wars Helmets Sr Member

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    Well given the source was most probably the SDS I'd say second best ;)

    Although its nice they put the mohawk right :lol

    Cheers

    Jez
     
  17. AnsonJames

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    If the source is an SDS why does it look so accurate?
    I'm glad to say the maker of this particular helmet didn't waste any money on an SDS helmet and I know this for a fact.
    Wouldn't the faceplate have the weird thing going on the tubes - just like the prototype helmets?
    Wouldn't the trident look completely wrong?
    It's not a copy from an SDS - actually it's very accurate. :lol



     
  18. Star Wars Helmets

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    hmmm...

    I know this was previously denied but imo the key thing here is the unwillingness to reveal where the cast has come from in any way (cue SDS jibe here. :lol)

    Bottom line is almost no one (TE aside) has the balls/finances to recast an existing piece, nor would take the risk to do so. This clearly doesnt derive from the TE source as the face shape is totally different. If it was cast from an original piece then surely the maker would want to advertise the provinance with images of the source?

    IMO the lack of undercut (a clear fault with sds helmets) is a giveaway as the undercuts on the original TIE and trooper helmets were far greater. Sure its gone through some improvements with the side profile of the cheeks and mohawk but imo the source is clear.

    Maybe therefore its best that we "agree to differ" on this like we did before.

    Cheers

    Jez
     
  19. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  20. AnsonJames

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    If you're going to Recast a faceplate why go to the trouble of spending $800 on something you're going to have to do so much work on - there's a ton of faceplates out there that don't have the 'flare' that cost a lot less.
    I saw this helmet being created from the very start - the guy that made the helmet has never seen an SDS let alone bought one so I'm afraid you're completely incorrect about the origins of the faceplate - you can differ all you like mate. :lol



     

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