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    Dec 25, 2010, 7:06 PM - Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #1

    So I got the MAKING OF ESB book for Christmas and noticed in a upper left picture of a snowtrooper costume sculpt, sitting on a crowded shelf in the background, something that looks like an unfinished white Fett helmet?

    Anyone noticed this one before? I apologize again for not having a scanner but maybe someone else with the book can help out.

    Oh yeah, page 98.
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    Dec 25, 2010, 7:17 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #2

    Even MORE interesting is a McQuarrie pic of an Ugnaught on page 102 that is curiously labeled "Boba Fett" by someone else.
    Possibly as a joke on the artist by another ILMer?

    (probably a future TCW writer. LOL!)
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    Dec 25, 2010, 8:57 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #3

    Id like to see this unfinished fett helmet pic
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    Dec 25, 2010, 9:04 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #4

    any scans of page 98?
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    Dec 25, 2010, 10:41 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #5

    It's really small but it is definitely a helmet and you can make out what looks like the cheek shapes.
  6. Dec 25, 2010, 11:06 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #6

    I feel as if I had seen this photo either on the TDH a few years ago or in an old Insider.
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    Dec 26, 2010, 12:14 AM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #7

    Maybe. I know for a fact we've seen that prototype snowtrooper sculpt before but just in case this shot was from a different angle, I thought I'd point it out in case.
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    Jan 3, 2011, 7:28 AM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #8

    GET A PIC UP
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    Jan 3, 2011, 9:14 AM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #9

    its a small pic with a fett helmet in the background nothing to exciting Jinto, its literally on the top shelf I missed it when looking at the pic while in the book store
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    Jan 3, 2011, 11:44 AM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #11

    Quote Muad'Dib said: View Post
    So I got the MAKING OF ESB book for Christmas and noticed in a upper left picture of a snowtrooper costume sculpt, sitting on a crowded shelf in the background, something that looks like an unfinished white Fett helmet?

    Anyone noticed this one before? I apologize again for not having a scanner but maybe someone else with the book can help out.

    Oh yeah, page 98.
    I noticed it! LOL
    I completely forgot until you said something. The picture is very small if I am not mistaken? We get the prize for the best eyes!
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    Jan 3, 2011, 12:15 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #12

    I know LOL!
    I mentioned that I had no way of doing it myself but it might be anti-climactic even if anyone manages to scan it because it is a pretty small pic.
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    Jan 3, 2011, 12:29 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #13

    This is the image. It's definitely Boba and definitely not much to look at!

    Last edited by Tsophika; Jan 4, 2011 at 2:24 AM. Reason: Attaching a better scan.
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    Jan 3, 2011, 1:32 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #14

    Told ya.
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    Jan 3, 2011, 4:55 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #15

    That is in no way anti climatic , that is a pic of a fett (super trooper) lid in its pulled state(or even the original buk)mabey the only pic of the fett lid in that state
    , it is indead a great find
    Plus the snow trooper seams to have fett (well very close) shoulders on
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    Jan 3, 2011, 7:38 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #16

    not very clear but still fun to look at
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    Jan 3, 2011, 7:49 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #17

    I LOVE looking in the background of old pictures, even family ones. You can always find something interesting or even something you've forgotten.
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    Jan 3, 2011, 10:48 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #18

    Like the snoopy calander
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    Jan 3, 2011, 11:36 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #19

    Nothing like 1980 yellow, paint soaked tight-whiteys LOL! Sorry, had to comment on the foreground!
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    Jan 4, 2011, 1:14 AM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #20

    Based on other sculpts in the room another caption on the page says it's in Stuart Freeborn's studio. Why would they be doing armor in the creature shop unless they just needed extra space?
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    Jan 4, 2011, 1:31 AM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #21

    That is definitely an interesting question. Presumably the helmet was sent to England some time after it was constructed in spring of '78. Johnston traveled there 4 or 5 times that year, according to page 83.

    I scanned a few more relevant images. I had not seen Johnston holding the jetpack harness before.

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    Jan 4, 2011, 4:06 AM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #22

    covered in custard i can understand..but
    i dont get why the mannequin is wearing undies
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    Jan 4, 2011, 5:19 AM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #23

    Quote TD1535 said: View Post
    covered in custard i can understand..but
    i dont get why the mannequin is wearing undies
    It looks like a body cast from a crew member rather than a mannequin. This means that the sculpted armour will fit perfectly to the body when complete. I guess the yellow substance is some kind of release agent, maybe shellac.

    Great picture, really captures a moment.

    DAZ
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    Jan 4, 2011, 8:01 AM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #24

    Quote bobamaker said: View Post
    It looks like a body cast from a crew member rather than a mannequin. This means that the sculpted armour will fit perfectly to the body when complete. I guess the yellow substance is some kind of release agent, maybe shellac.

    Great picture, really captures a moment.

    DAZ
    Thats what we used in school as a release agent learned it was made from beetles found that to be pretty wierd
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    Jan 4, 2011, 5:54 PM - Re: Another unknown pic of the Fett helmet? #25

    I just assumed it was a coat of an epoxy or resin to seal what looks to me like a quick plaster body form.

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