Alien--Nostromo crew helmet

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    Alien--Nostromo crew helmet

    Hi all!
    I wanted to show one of my latest non-Star Wars acquisitions. This is an incredible replica of one of the helmets worn by the crew of the ill fated USCSS Nostromo in the original Alien film.
    It was made by the very talented Steve Laboyteaux (Stephen210 on RPF and Propsummit) and I am thrilled to have it in my collection. Steve, along with his wife, are making replicas of the Nostromo spacesuits as well, but I'm just going to stick with the helmet.
    These pics were shot in my den. Most are with flash, but there are some without, to show how different the finish is under varying lighting conditions. It was drizzling a little today, but when the weather is more prop friendly I'll try to get some shots outside in natural light. Here are a couple of overall shots.





    The helmet is fiberglass with a very realistic patina finish over a bronzy metallic base coat. It's detailed with greeblies from old model kits, including a Space 1999 Hawk fighter, and some amazing photoetch parts as well.
    Here are a couple of sections with and without flash.









    This is just a small section of that photoetch detail work. (It's just mind blowing!)



    The helmet is enormous! It's about 19" tall and 17" wide. It takes up a huge amount of space in my display room, but it's so worth it.
    If the detailing weren't enough, it also has a complete lighting system as well. There are both exterior lights, seen here:



    and interior lights, too! The interior of the helmet is fully finished with vac-formed panels. There are two at the rear, beneath the two smaller lenses, and one large curved panel below the 'fishbowl' faceplate. There are two simulated boom mics, too. Here are the interior lights. This was a tricky shot to take!



    Overall, I'm just unbelievably impressed with the work that went into this piece. Steve's a real artist, and along with Richie (from Richie's armor) they've put together a masterful replica from a sci-fi classic.

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    Re: Alien--Nostromo crew helmet

    very nice piece!

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    HOLY COW! That's beautiful. That detail work is incredible. I love the patina, too. A lot of love went into that thing. I can't stop scrolling up to look at the pics.

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    wow, never seen this done before...never really looked...but that's sweet.


    should get a second one to bust open and have a facehugger on there

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    Wow that's a spectacular piece of work

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    SuperJedi,

    Been following the projects progress on the RPF, it's been phenomenal!

    I'll be picking up one of the complete environment suits in the Fall.

    Congratulations on an amazing prop!

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    That is frickin' unreal man. It looks fantastic.

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    Excellent work!

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    Weathering and detailing is amazing!

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    WOW!!! That is a beautiful prop! That will really complete any sci-fi prop room! Amazing !

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    Ditto what everyone else said!! Very cool.!!!
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    I can't stop looking at this helmet. It really is a remarkable piece.
    Christian, you're getting a whole suit???? Man, the pics look amazing, and I'm sure it will look even better in person!

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    That's a work of art...not a costume! WoW!

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    Re: Alien--Nostromo crew helmet

    That helmet is one of the most awesome I've ever seen..!!

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    superjedi said: View Post
    I can't stop looking at this helmet. It really is a remarkable piece.
    Christian, you're getting a whole suit???? Man, the pics look amazing, and I'm sure it will look even better in person!
    SJ, Yeah man...I want a Dallas version. Probably the coolest Captain since Shatner!

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    Man of War Studios said: View Post
    . . . Probably the coolest Captain since Shatner!
    Awesome!

    The weather was nice today and I had some time, so I took some better shots of the helmet. These are outside with indirect sunlight.
    This gives a much truer representation of the colors.







    Couple of closer shots. Greeblies! I love greeblies!





    Two interior shots taken from beneath.





    I still can't walk past this helmet without stopping to gawk at it.

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    What a beautiful piece, superjedi!

    G-Fett

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    Re: Alien--Nostromo crew helmet

    I think i have to watch alien again, even though aliens is my fav. That thing is bad! Nice work.

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    that is the most amazing helmet ever!!!! totally awesome!!!

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    Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    that is the most amazing helmet ever!!!! totally awesome!!!
    It really is unbelievably nice. I've had it for a while now and I still have to just stop and admire it at least once a day.
    My wife hates when I turn on that big light on top. She says it's too bright!

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