Question about chest diamond...

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    Question about chest diamond...

    Hey guys, Happy 4Th!

    Actually, this is a question and an observation I made while getting ROTJ screencaps; Is the silver center rectangle on the diamond piece raised or recessed? Everything I've seen about the armor led be to believe the rectangle was cut out with the silver plate mounted from the back...

    That is until I saw this...


    The silver center is stuck on the front

    'Course, it's possible that it's stunt armor, but there's that whole continuity thingy that gets me...

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    Ya know, I almost forgot about that. This was talked about a couple of years ago, but I can't remember the outcome.

    My personal opinion is that it's just an oddity, like last minute fix or repair before a scene, or maybe even stunt. Not sure. But the center diamonds on the exhibits are most definately recessed But there is a catch ...

    Although it is recessed, it does NOT appear that there is a metal plate behind it. I once thought this too. but in the pic below, it's pretty clear that not only is the center recessed, but there is an "Added" little plate that is stuck inside of the hole so to speak. That piece is probably metal. In the screencap, perhaps it was falling out, or wasn't completely fitted into the recessed area as it was meant to be ....





    FP
    Last edited by fettpride; Jul 4, 2006 at 3:07 PM.

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    Very nice observation!

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    FP

    I think you should write a BOBA FETT encyclopedia!!

    I am always amazed at your level of knowledge!!



    fettpride said:


    Ya know, I almost forgot about that. This was talked about a couple of years ago, but I can't remember the outcome.

    My personal opinion is that it's just an oddity, like last minute fix or repair before a scene, or maybe even stunt. Not sure. But the center diamonds on the exhibits are most definately recessed But there is a catch ...

    Although it is recessed, it does NOT appear that there is a metal plate behind it. I once thought this too. but in the pic below, it's pretty clear that not only is the center recessed, but there is an "Added" little plate that is stuck inside of the hole so to speak. That piece is probably metal. In the screencap, perhaps it was falling out, or wasn't completely fitted into the recessed area as it was meant to be ....





    FP

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    Thanks Darthmiller

    To even further backup the observation, the above pic was AoSW. Here is a pic from MoM showing the "Glue" residue from where the insert was once mounted on that particular set of armor ....




    It's becoming more and more evident to me, that when they were playing with putting these suits together, they weren't as bright as we've given them credit for all these years. You have to understand that they were playing around "creating" this thing .. it was clumsy. They didn't have decades of research, reference, and TDH to help them out The metal plate behind the rectangle would have been much cooler, and in fact "easier" than cutting a matching insert to fit into an asymmetrical recess The rest of the suit is no different. Anomaly after anomaly

    Oh, and on a side note, I believe that the chest pieces that you see in that screen cap "ARE" the MoM. Not sure if that is already known or not, but I believe they are MoM. The left breast plate has the two larger dents, and the paint job matches pefectly. That's the "main" reason I chose this version for my own armor Perhaps when the insert was installed on the MoM/Screencap armor, it was a much thicker insert, giving it that "raised" appearance we see in that screencap.


    FP
    Last edited by fettpride; Jul 4, 2006 at 3:42 PM.

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    Well then, I guess either way is Screen Accurate

    Kewlness, thanks FP!

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    Re: Question about chest diamond...

    Another thing...

    I see the cape bundled up under his arm, but where is the attachment point?

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    gunnerk19 said:
    Well then, I guess either way is Screen Accurate

    Kewlness, thanks FP!
    Your welcome. But technically, no. One way would be "exhibit" accurate, and the other "screen" accurate


    batninja said:
    Another thing...

    I see the cape bundled up under his arm, but where is the attachment point?

    It's hangin off his Jet Pack harness hook right at his backplate


    FP

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    WOW..you Guys are sick..

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    Spideyfett said:
    WOW..you Guys are sick..

    Whuh? Buuuutwhy?



    FP

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    I just found this thread and thought I would re-open it with a new question.

    Was the center diamond piece made of a "reflective" material. I remember some pics that were taken of the displayed costume where the center piece reflected the flash like it had a "shine" or "sheen" to it like the vest.
    Yes / No

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    DarthMiller said:
    I think you should write a BOBA FETT encyclopedia!!
    me too!

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=13779

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