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  1. superjedi's Avatar
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    Sep 17, 2008, 8:56 AM - My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #1

    Hi everyone!
    I'm really excited to add this piece to my collection. Apart from Boba stuff, I'm a big fan of the new Battlestar Galactica, and especially the Viper and Raptor pilot outfits. I know that Got Maul and DGasser have some KILLER pilot suits, and I've begun collecting the components to make one of my own.
    The helmets from the show are really cool looking, and a new member over on RPF was displaying his sculpt and I contacted him about getting one. The helmet arrived today, and I have to say I'm just thrilled with this piece. I swear, it looks like someone swiped it right off the set of the show! The craftsmanship that went into this piece is just amazing.





    It's fiberglass, painted with automotive lacquers and several clear coats. The finish is deep and 99.999% perfect. The hoses and fittings are real metal parts, superbly installed. Everything fits like a glove.





    We agreed that this would be a "ready to wear/display" helmet. Yes, it's wearable! Fully padded and lined, made to the buyer's hat size!!
    Not only that, but it features the telescoping jaw piece, just like the real props from the show.



    Not quite cool enough?? Well, how bout some lights?!?! Yup, 2 LED "spotlights" on the cheeks, and a blue light strip on the interior, just above the face bubble!



    This is simply one of the coolest pieces I've ever seen, let alone owned! I'm so psyched to have it, can you tell??

    It's a BIG helmet, too. Here's a comp shot with something we're all familiar with.



    Hope there are some BSG fans here who will enjoy seeing these pics.
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    Sep 17, 2008, 8:59 AM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #2

    SWEET!

    I'm still debating about the helmet for my own pilot costume, and this might push me over the edge.

    Congrats on the new gear!
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    Sep 17, 2008, 9:05 AM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #3

    I'd love one, but I know how much they cost. Worth every cent, but still prohibitivlely expensive. Congrats on the purchase!
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    Sep 17, 2008, 9:13 AM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #4

    Quote batninja said: View Post
    SWEET!

    I'm still debating about the helmet for my own pilot costume, and this might push me over the edge.

    Congrats on the new gear!
    Hey Eric! I figured you'd like this.

    And yes, Hansoloway, a bit pricey, but definitely worth it! I looooooove this helmet.
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    Sep 17, 2008, 9:24 AM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #5

    oh soo nice!! I want one!
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    Sep 17, 2008, 10:13 AM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #6

    wow. that is fantastic! is it available in kit form or do they ship finished? that must have been expensive is the reason i ask.

    seriously it looks like a screen used prop
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    Sep 17, 2008, 10:18 AM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #7

    Oy, you Viper Jock's are showoff's.

    Was it Itchy Finger you got it from? Over at TCF he's our bucket guy, they'd be awsome to have, but I'll stick with my Marine. (Unless of corse I could find a Sommers costume already done! Mabey at the BSG auction....)
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    Sep 17, 2008, 1:22 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #8

    Dang Eric, your collection keeps getting more and more awesome.
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    Sep 17, 2008, 1:31 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #9

    drool!!!!

    i want one. so bad. so very very bad.
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    Sep 17, 2008, 2:25 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #10

    Wow man! That's awesome!!!
  11. Sep 17, 2008, 3:00 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #11

    This is pretty slick!! So who did you say you got this from?
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    Sep 17, 2008, 3:12 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #12

    Nice, hope to see that bad boy when you get to Virginia,,,,
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    Sep 17, 2008, 4:03 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #13

    Nice helmet, i am going to need to get one of those soon. My flight suit is practicaly being cut at the moment (with real sommers fabric mind you). If I pick up that helmet it will definatly go above what I spent on my boba.
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    Sep 17, 2008, 4:05 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #14

    Quote CMAnavy said: View Post
    If I pick up that helmet it will definatly go above what I spent on my boba.

    Precisely why I'm still on the fence about it.
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    Sep 17, 2008, 4:10 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #15

    Quote batninja said: View Post
    Precisely why I'm still on the fence about it.
    And thats not counting the cost for real guns and correct accessories i bought o go with them....
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    Sep 17, 2008, 5:20 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #16

    Ah! So there are some BSG fans here!

    The RPF member I got this from is JtotheP. Jodo, I dunno if he's active on other boards or not or has other board names.
    He's a relatively new RPF member, but he's obviously been doing prop stuff for a while.

    This is a piece I'll enjoy in my collection for a long, long time!
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    Sep 17, 2008, 6:06 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #17

    I didn't know there was either,lol. In fact, Mirax, Turo,etc. just costumed in BSG this year to look cool I think.

    I'm not for sure what he goes by otherwise, but it looks like it could be his work, so I figured it was, lol. Either way, if its him or not, they did a great job on it.
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    Sep 18, 2008, 9:00 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #18

    GORGEOUS!
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    Sep 20, 2008, 2:21 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #19

    Lets see a pic of you wearing it Eric!
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    Sep 20, 2008, 2:36 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #20

    wow - very nice helmet.
    I am too afraid to ask how much it cost, was it close to 4 figure?

    Nate
  21. Sep 20, 2008, 3:53 PM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #21

    I don't watch BSG, but that is one beautiful helmet!
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    Sep 27, 2008, 2:02 AM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #22

    Quote firstsonofsolo said: View Post
    Lets see a pic of you wearing it Eric!
    Finally had some time to reply! Here it is plunked down on my head.





    It's big!
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    Sep 27, 2008, 7:49 AM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #23

    Hey folks!

    JP also posts on the Cylon forum - ByYourCommand.net

    He has a Cylon Bust also - Its fantastic (if out of my pricerange!)

    HTH

    Dave
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    Sep 27, 2008, 8:34 AM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #24

    Ah, if he has a Cylon bust, then its our TCF guy as well....He brought one to MegaCon and had it signed by Racetrack,etc. It looked like it was preety awsome!
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    Sep 27, 2008, 9:37 AM - Re: My new Battlestar "Viper" helmet #25

    Ah, yes! JP is the guy. I saw some pics of that Cylon bust as well.
    Man, he does amazing work! A terrific artist and a pleasure to do business with.

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