black markings on the Celebration IV helmet

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    black markings on the Celebration IV helmet

    The black marks below the dent and intermingled with the first few kill stripes seems to be some kind of tar? Does anyone have the skinny on this, and what has anyone else used to replicate these marks? I was thinking of trying some butyl weatherproofing tape that I have lying around and splotching it on in small bits. Help is much appreciated!

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    Re: black markings on the Celebration IV helmet

    I use Pollyscale BlackGreen, but any gloss black paint would work.

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    Re: black markings on the Celebration IV helmet

    I'd say they're pure black, and it's a very thin layer. Not tar or anything
    having any thickness. However, that is damage that happened after filming.
    Those black marks aren't present in screen shots from ESB.

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    Re: black markings on the Celebration IV helmet

    Its there on SE promo images....

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    Re: black markings on the Celebration IV helmet

    After looking at those promo pics I believe Fett 4 Real is correct

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    Re: black markings on the Celebration IV helmet

    And I dunno but it almost looks like maybe it was adhesive

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    Re: black markings on the Celebration IV helmet

    If it's there in the SE promo shots then it must be damage that happened sometime
    between the filming of ESB and the filming of the additional scenes for ROTJ:SE.

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    Re: black markings on the Celebration IV helmet

    Yea i agree that showed up sometime after ESB was filmed. There is a bunch more damage on it in any shots of it post ESB as well.

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    Re: black markings on the Celebration IV helmet

    There was a thought that these extra marks and scratches were the result of at least 2 ROTJ stunt helmet casting somewhere between ESB and ROTJ.

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    Re: black markings on the Celebration IV helmet

    Great thoughts guys. Thank you! I agree with Fett 4 Real, It looks like some kind of adhesive. To me it looks like it may have some thickness in spots because there is some rusty looking 'dust' or residue which has collected on them. Maybe it's my eyes playing tricks, but it looks slightly lumpy to me in spots. Either way, Thanks guys for the suggestions and thoughts

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    Re: black markings on the Celebration IV helmet

    Most likely our trusty hands at Lucasfilm man-handling it with the utmost care...a.k.a. using it as a makeshift bowling ball at the local alley.

    Had to have rubbed up against a darker prop. Dirty adhesive also seems like a good possibility too.

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