Well, I voted... BUT I was being selfish, ESB Ref is hard to come by so heck why not have one of the best painters give me that helmet ref.
Other than that I don't really care which way it goes, Spidey has done an awesome job!
I would vote for the ESB screen accurate paintscheme being that it's one of the only two versions of the suit Mr. Bulloch actually wore on film. (The AOSW helmet is actually my favorite version: black splatter, blue marker, crack repair and all). That being said, wasn't that silver scuff on the left cheek right below the rectangle 'supposed' to be on the ESB hero helmet and the latex just didn't get peeled off (but later came off)? The only reason I mention this is that there is a picture of what appears to be an ESB stunt helmet in the book 'From Star Wars to Indiana Jones: The Best of the Lucasfilm Archives' and it HAS that particular scratch. So by INTENTION, that particular scratch IS screen accurate.
By the way, It's lookin' AWESOME Spidey, so just keep doing what your doing!
I say go with what you have the most reference material for...minus the blue sharpie marks.
The Jet Pack Is Painted PURE ESB (no matter what FETTPRIDE says )
I used reference pics from the movie or prior.
Now, on to the helmet.
here's my opinion;
Who gives a rip?
I mean really.
When all is said & done , is it really going to matter ?
No, it isn't
so lighten up, give it a rest, & move on with your lives.
I feel so much better now that I've voiced my opinion
will it make a difference?
Looks like I know which direction I'm going.......................ROTJ!!! ...
Pure ESB screen accurate all the way!
Have you asked JB what he wants?
I can't imagine for a moment that anyone outside of TDH would even be able to tell the difference between ESB and AOSW.
Heck, at a 501st event a while ago webchief and I were both suited up at different times, and patrons at the museum didn't even realize it was two people! He's 5" taller than me, AND he's got an ESB helmet and mine's RotJ.
So really, quibbling over AOSW vs. ESB just seems sorta pointless to me
Straight ESB just as HE wore it. We are doing this for him not us.....
I voted ESB. I think it would be best to give him something that would remind him of what it was like when he first wore it. I think basing it off of how it looks now after years of damages from transportation and lack of care would NOT do the original suit, let alone, the original actor, any form of justice.
If you think about it, his comments that the "Helmet & Jet Pack" were made of metal were really not that far off, considering the helmet had an aluminum stalk and ear pieces and a metal dental tool in the cheek. The rocket & thruster end caps, stabelizer, beacon, harness hooks were all made of aluminum and other various metal pieces.
When I was @ C4 I came over to his autograph table in my ESB suit, it happened to be during a time when the crowd had died down, so we spoke for about 15-20 minutes. He commented on the quite a few details on the suit.
1. That the helmet had the wider flair to it, as opposed to many of the other helmets that he had seen that seemed much narrower.
2. The gauntlets were a lighter green than the rest of the armor.
3. The gloves had the correct shape and amount of padding to them, along with the button closure at the base of the wrist.
4. The flight suit was a lighter blue.
5. The side arm blaster.
There's was a few other details that we talked about, but you get the idea.
For an actor, you have to give him credit, he took good note of his wardrobe for a role that pretty much defined his career!
Well said GBH...
When I talk to him about the Project, he seems pretty knowledgable about all the pieces and variations... so I think he knows more than what we all think.
Plus for the last few months off and on he's been reading these threads.....so he's gotta know by now.
Technically, he doesnt even need a outfit to be 'acurate'. Just thought id throw that up.
I mean, was there ever a more acurate boba fett? Technically everything you add makes him _less_ acurate
Joking of course, because im bored and I have no other real talents
I voted ESB because thats what he wore. AOSW was worn by Don Bies.
So its not really that he wouldnt know the difference, its just that it seems more right to have it pure ESB.
But I also dont see the big deal with including some AOSW damage. Some of it really is obviously damge to a prop and would make people say "Looks like you need to Bondo that crack up." ( Also the blue marker, and bondo smudges are out)
But other damage blends right in. I'm not talking about JB's helmet including this damage, but I dont see why some people are so against a hybrid. I would be happy with one with the silver on the cheek, the damage to the paintjob, and maybe even the black marks. It still looks like an ESB helmet.
So again, pure ESB movie for JB and the rest of you lighten up. Its only a movie. lol
EDIT: wasn't constuctive to the thread
Sorry for the Rant!!!!!!!
I'm really glad that everybody else has seemes to have a good time meeting him, & I really hope he appreciates all the hard work that all you guys are putting in to this suit!!! It is astounding what you guys have achieved so far!!!
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As long as it has green gauntlets & a green Jp, I think he's gonna be happy.