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    Aug 15, 2012, 8:24 PM - eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #1

    EFX is pleased to announce the latest helmet in the Legend Edition line.
    SCOUT TROOPER!

    Our helmet was created by utilizing the original ROTJ production molds which as far as I know is the first time that original production molds from the original trilogy have been used to create a licensed collectible.
    How awesome is that?!

    The original screen-used helmets were made in vac formed plastic halves which were then glued together.
    The seam lines were filled with putty and sanded (relatively) smooth and then the entire helmet was painted white.
    The seam lines on the original helmets were very fragile and every known original has cracks in the paint in these areas.
    Because of vulnerability of the seam lines as well as the production and CS nightmare it would surely cause, the decision was made to create our replicas in fiberglass.
    Even though the materials will be different, every other aspect of the helmet will be as screen accurate as possible including the overall forms, paint, detailing, accessories, and function.

    There will be two different editions, a weathered screen-accurate version and a clean non-weathered version.
    We are not quite sure at this point if the weathered version will become the Legend with the clean version becoming the Limited as it happened with the ANH Vader.
    For the time being, we're just going to label them 'weathered screen-accurate' and 'clean'.
    Both versions will be identical with the exception of the weathering effect.

    Hope you enjoy the pics!!




    weathered screen-accurate version
















    clean version













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    Aug 15, 2012, 8:44 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #2

    Gorgeous! I might actually have to get on the list for one of those!
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    Aug 15, 2012, 8:58 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #3

    Oh goodness, that is something I am going to have to think about!
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    Aug 15, 2012, 10:33 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #4

    :O when can we pre order
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    Aug 15, 2012, 11:08 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #5

    Love it. Must have one. I hear its the most comfort as a trooper?
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    Aug 16, 2012, 12:53 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #6

    If I ever decide to get this I'll go with clean version. It's more impressive IMO. I'm also not 100% sure eFX will manage to offer a good weathering.
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    Aug 16, 2012, 12:57 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #7

    SUPER COOL! Anyone else here ever think that the scout looks like Ghost Face from Scream? Maybe it's just me. haha
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    Aug 16, 2012, 1:22 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #8

    Looking good!!!
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    Aug 16, 2012, 1:32 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #9

    PS I'll be at C6 so be sure to stop by the efx booth if you want to discuss any particulars or check out the helmet up close and personal.



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    Aug 16, 2012, 1:52 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #10

    MrPinski said: View Post
    SUPER COOL! Anyone else here ever think that the scout looks like Ghost Face from Scream? Maybe it's just me. haha
    Also my first thought!


    Other Question:

    Is there any Screenused Starwars-Helmet out there symetrical (except the ROTS-Vader) ?

    Looks like a runnig gag that every helmet is asymetrical...
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    Aug 16, 2012, 2:15 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #11

    Looks nice. Cause its no Vader lid, i dont have any problems with the wrong material which is used for this helmet. A few questions would be interesting especially for us Non-US-customers:

    Will both versions be available from EU-Retailers or just directly from eFX?

    Are there any differences between the Legend and Limited beside the weathering?

    When will the pre-order start and can you give us an estimate price on this helmet?

    thanks in advance
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    Aug 16, 2012, 6:41 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #12

    All good questions, Darth Niob. Hopefully they'll be addressed.

    If I'm not mistaken, it was stated after the Vader helmet, Legend editions would be available through retailers/distributors for EU customers. Though I have also read this weathered "screen accurate" edition will only be available via eFX. Perhaps Gino or Brian would like to clarify?

    As for the helmet itself, overall it looks very nice indeed. However, I'm still not liking the visible fibreglass on the underside of the visor.
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    Aug 16, 2012, 7:05 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #13

    Trilogy said: View Post
    All good questions, Darth Niob. Hopefully they'll be addressed.

    If I'm not mistaken, it was stated after the Vader helmet, Legend editions would be available through retailers/distributors for EU customers. Though I have also read this weathered "screen accurate" edition will only be available via eFX. Perhaps Gina or Brian would like to clarify?

    As for the helmet itself, overall it looks very nice indeed. However, I'm still not liking the visible fibreglass on the underside of the visor.
    That is what I thought as well. But to be honest I'm not sure if to trust eFX stories anymore. Hopefully at least the clean one (which I could be interested in) might be available elsewhere as well. But as usual with eFX we could find out it will be not...
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    Aug 16, 2012, 7:10 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #14

    They look nice, but in my humble opinion the weathering on the weathered option needs to be improved upon, it looks quite a lot like rattlecan overspray to me, I hope this can be seen as a constructive criticism as these helmets look amazing, I just think that particular finish could be improved to reflect the greatness of the piece
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    Aug 16, 2012, 7:24 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #15

    jkno said: View Post
    That is what I thought as well. But to be honest I'm not sure if to trust eFX stories anymore. Hopefully at least the clean one (which I could be interested in) might be available elsewhere as well. But as usual with eFX we could find out it will be not...
    You're not alone in that regard. It's becoming increasingly difficult to believe anything said, as there have been numerous contradictions in the past.

    CommanderCody said: View Post
    They look nice, but in my humble opinion the weathering on the weathered option needs to be improved upon, it looks quite a lot like rattlecan overspray to me, I hope this can be seen as a constructive criticism as these helmets look amazing, I just think that particular finish could be improved to reflect the greatness of the piece
    I'm inclined to agree. Rattle can over-spray was my first thought also.
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    Aug 16, 2012, 8:05 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #16

    The originals had rattle can overspray hence the same on this. Also ya may get a better response if you don't call Gino...Gina.

    Nice work again Gino as usual. Glad they got you on board.
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    Aug 16, 2012, 9:35 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #17

    jedimaster said: View Post
    The originals had rattle can overspray hence the same on this.
    Nice work again Gino as usual. Glad they got you on board.
    You nailed it.
    And thanks.

    Here's a quick shot of an original helmet so you can see how they were weathered.
    Whenever I looked at original helmets in the past, I never really paid much attention to their weathering. But once you start looking you sort of notice it.






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    Aug 16, 2012, 9:38 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #18

    Looks like they just used a black spray in some spots
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    Aug 16, 2012, 9:43 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #19

    Every time I see a screen-used prop, my mind gets blown at how quick and dirty they're built. "We need to weather this!" "Just mist it with this spray can, and do it fast!" :P

    Great job on the replica, it's spot-on.
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    Aug 16, 2012, 9:52 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #20

    Yup and on camera you don't ever see it
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    Aug 16, 2012, 10:06 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #21

    Wow! Yet Another Win!!!

    Nice work guys!

    David
  22. joey the brown is offline joey the brown
    Aug 16, 2012, 12:37 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #22

    Sorry, total piece of crap. Using anything other than the original production materials is not what the legend line should be about. I would rethink this and start forming. Seeing the glass strands on the inside of the parts makes it look like a 5 year old's art project.
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    Aug 16, 2012, 12:50 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #23

    Well, that's one opinion from some anonymous newbie. These have to hold up and be somewhat more durable than the originals and frankly, the originals were obviously cobbled together.

    Best Scout bucket you will ever get with the best provenance.
  24. joey the brown is offline joey the brown
    Aug 16, 2012, 1:07 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #24

    Maybe I am a newbie, but laying claim to using the production molds that were vacuum formed and then making silicone molds to produce fiberglass is not a cast-from-original as it really claims, is it? Be it the best ever made does not remove the label that it is not what it claims to be.

    Form them, assemble them, hide the seam and then paint them. That is how the originals were done. That is how the legend line says things will be. This is claim this helmet cannot live up to based on the literature.
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    Aug 16, 2012, 1:15 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #25

    This type of helmet that is very accurate to the minute detail when making it is the LoneWolf Scout helmet. It may be not from original molds, but it is indeed made the same way and same materials ILM guys made their helmets for ROTJ. Thus IMO LW is already better than eFX

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