I have always wondered exactly how they attached that face mask to the helm, as well. I can't think of any type of connecting system that would allow it to just pull off like that. I also figured that there was just one helmet used throughout filming, but a "fight helmet" does make some sense. Wouldn't want that mask to be falling off mid-battle, as it seems to be VERY capable of doing.Originally posted by NoHumorMan@Mar 2 2006, 05:11 PM
It definitely looks like some thin metal wire work added to a base helmet in order to make it more interesting to film, rather than having a smooth surface, in order to give the helmet some character and not look boring.Â Sorta like the grey painted parts on the Vader helmet to create some highlight and low-light.
Would love to see one of these made.Â And boy, must it be dreadful to fight while wearing this helmet.
I believe I've heard or read somewhere that two helmets were used in the filming.Â One with a fixed mouth piece and one with a removable mouth piece.Â I'll check and see if I can find where I read or heard that...
But definitely a weave on some type... string, whicker or metal wire.
And thin bamboo and whicker, just as a side note, are actually quite strong when in a weave pattern.
I wish the helmet's owner would suddenly feel like showing us some detailed photos.