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    Aug 17, 2012, 11:01 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #51

    This is really beautiful. I agree the weathering is a bit heavy handed, but the technique reflects the originals, however it appears there are also some subtle scuffs on the original, probably actual wear from being used that lightly contrast the intentional sprays. It might just be that the replica version looks clean otherwise for the sprays, lacking the contrast of the other wear marks.
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    Aug 17, 2012, 12:36 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #52

    ecl said: View Post
    This is really beautiful. I agree the weathering is a bit heavy handed, but the technique reflects the originals, however it appears there are also some subtle scuffs on the original, probably actual wear from being used that lightly contrast the intentional sprays. It might just be that the replica version looks clean otherwise for the sprays, lacking the contrast of the other wear marks.

    Bingo!

    I understand the debate on fiberglass being more production and QC friendly but I still wish they would do a small run of vac-formed pieces assembled like the originals and charge a premium for them. Then do a larger run of fiberglass pieces and make that the limited version.

    Too me just the weathering is too small of a difference between calling it a Legend and a Limited version.
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    Aug 17, 2012, 1:12 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #53

    These look really good! I definitely dig the clean version more. I don't have the rest of the trooper suit, but I've kind of wanted a scout trooper helmet.
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    Aug 17, 2012, 1:20 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #54

    Zenwalker said: View Post
    Too me just the weathering is too small of a difference between calling it a Legend and a Limited version.
    This is where I am hung up. I would not pay a premium for either piece, as cool as they are. They should just stick with the plain white and leave it alone. I don't really care how it looked on screen, but if it looked like something I can replicate with 30 seconds and a $5 can of Krylon, I can't see raising the price on it.

    Nix the "weathering" and just release the white.
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    Aug 17, 2012, 1:27 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #55

    Qui-Gonzalez said: View Post
    This is where I am hung up. I would not pay a premium for either piece, as cool as they are. They should just stick with the plain white and leave it alone. I don't really care how it looked on screen, but if it looked like something I can replicate with 30 seconds and a $5 can of Krylon, I can't see raising the price on it.

    Nix the "weathering" and just release the white.
    I would like to see this next to an Altmanns since that is supposedly derived from a screen used helmet as well
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    Aug 17, 2012, 1:32 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #56

    Most of our target demographic (which are not specifically do it yourself prop savvy folks) don't have the skills or inclination to weather their own collectible.
    For one, it devalues the piece.
    Also, just because the weathering job 'looks' simplistic doesn't mean it's simple to achieve a relatively same look as the originals.
    I can see a lot of people attempting to weather their own and realizing the hard way they messed up one expensive collectible.
    Not as easy as it looks, especially for those without a lot of practice.



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    Aug 17, 2012, 1:36 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #57

    Practice on an Altmanns. ZING!
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    Aug 17, 2012, 1:38 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #58


    Awesome.

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    Aug 17, 2012, 2:13 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #59

    Qui-Gonzalez said: View Post
    Practice on an Altmanns. ZING!
    Then that is all you. I'm not touching mine. Pssh
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    Aug 17, 2012, 4:45 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #60

    I am pleased to see the weathering is faithful, I admit I knew nothing about how it was on the originals before I made my comment LOL I really hope to be able to get a clean version when they go on sale!
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    Aug 17, 2012, 4:47 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #61

    Is there no cost posted yet on these? I've been waiting to know more since its initial reveal at SDCC!

    When are they going up for PO?!
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    Aug 18, 2012, 3:23 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #62

    Not that I have seen yet, I am imagining somewhere around the $700 mark and setting it aside for one of these beauties
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    Aug 18, 2012, 3:40 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #63

    I love the look of it apart from the visible fibres under the visor. But I really dredd the feel of it when it's in hand being made of Fibreglass. I'm really torn on it as I'm one of the accuracy freaks


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    Aug 18, 2012, 3:42 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #64

    Having said that,great work Gino for what you've done within your limitations with materials
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    Aug 20, 2012, 4:55 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #65

    I agree that the black overspray looks a bit too intense Gino. Is there no way of matching this up to a screen used helmet? I would have thought the perfect one to go for is the one that was featured on the Biker Scout Kenner card. That's what immediately springs to my mind whenever I think about the Biker Scout helmet. (The same pic was used on the MPC Speeder Bike model kit box too).

    I would hope that there will be some control over the placement and amount of black overspray that the factory put onto the production helmets. I wouldn't want to do it myself so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a factory can do a good job of it without going over the top because I'd much rather have the weathered version than the clean version.

    Look forward to seeing some pics of the production helmets whenever that may be.
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    Aug 20, 2012, 5:19 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #66

    Sadly, once the chinese see the master paint job, they get heavy handed with the black. Happens with every single prop made. Go extra light on the paint masters and maybe just maybe they'll follow suit.
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    Aug 20, 2012, 6:34 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #67

    The weathering on the paint master matches the weathering on the original scout helmet we had access to from the archives pretty well.
    On the original screen used helmets, degree of weathering varies from helmet to helmet and of course we used the one we had the best reference of.
    Hopefully we'll be able to eventually show pics of the helmet we used but we'd have to get approval first.



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    Aug 20, 2012, 8:23 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #68

    I have yet to see factory weathering that has not been heavy handed to one degree or another, be it a helmet or a Studio Scale.

    You just can't teach those skills overnight.
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    Aug 23, 2012, 11:05 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #69

    Nice looking helmet.

    Materials aside, are they just gauging interest on clean and weathered before deciding which is the legend and charging more for the most popular.
    I thought legend equated to screen accurate meaning weathered, why do they need time to decide?
    Bah..
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    Aug 23, 2012, 11:20 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #70

    Can't wait to see this in person! Shame I can't afford one, but oh well!
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    Aug 23, 2012, 12:12 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #71

    For anyone here at c6 come by the efx booth and check it out first hand.
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    Aug 24, 2012, 12:21 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #72

    Can someone post more pictures?
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    Aug 26, 2012, 4:11 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #73

    Will this helmet also have a hard hat liner inside or only the chinstrap?
    Are there decals on the helmet or will they get painted?
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    Aug 26, 2012, 3:58 PM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #74

    Great helmet, you did some amazing work, efX/GINO!

    Still i would have liked it to be made from the original material, but that is just me and the folks of this accuracy nuts forum.

    Come on, guys, that helmet is a beauty nontheless, huh?
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    Aug 28, 2012, 1:45 AM - Re: eFX SCOUT TROOPER HELMET LEGEND EDITION!! #75

    Message on BSN from GrendelBlitz:

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