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    Oct 9, 2011, 12:10 PM - Dental Files On The Supertrooper Helmet? #1

    I watched today the Supertrooper footage and I decided to make some image grabs of the suit when I noticed something on the back of the helmet, something that is similar to all the Sandy helmets (Pre-Pro #2, ROTJ and Sandy): dental files. But the images are too blurry to say it for sure and the stills made at the same time with the footage didn't reveal a clear back of the helmet.

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    Oct 9, 2011, 2:14 PM - Re: Dental Files On The Supertrooper Helmet? #2

    Did I make you look at this footage again?

    I think you could have something there--they really went all out when they made this costume, with lots of bells and whistles.
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    Oct 10, 2011, 1:08 AM - Re: Dental Files On The Supertrooper Helmet? #3

    Quote Fettered said: View Post
    Did I make you look at this footage again?

    I think you could have something there--they really went all out when they made this costume, with lots of bells and whistles.
    Well, I had the file saved on my hard drive and I converted it in xvid avi so I could make captures using a video editing program, but mainly I wanted to hear all the comments while they presented the suit. There was a discussion here or maybe on another site about the origins of the wookie braids and the girth belt being added by Sandy (the lady who painted three whole suits), but in the footage (made in July 1978) you can hear Ben Burtt talking about the wookie scalps long before Sandy painted the suits (possibly in October 1978) and the girth belt (and the wookie scalps) was present on the Boba Fett concept suit dated 06/1978 (around the same date with this footage).

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    Oct 10, 2011, 1:27 AM - Re: Dental Files On The Supertrooper Helmet? #4

    In that concept art, knees are upside down. Maybe we have always seen knees wrong placed, and what we think is upside down is the correct way they were suposed to be.
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    Oct 10, 2011, 1:46 AM - Re: Dental Files On The Supertrooper Helmet? #5

    Quote KaanE said: View Post
    In that concept art, knees are upside down. Maybe we have always seen knees wrong placed, and what we think is upside down is the correct way they were suposed to be.
    Maybe, but don't forget this is just a concept art and the knee pads has darts on both sides while the suits don't have it. I read somewhere that those who did the models after the concept images often did modifications (but not without permission) or we can say they had artistic liberty. So, there is a long way from concept to the real suit.
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    Oct 10, 2011, 2:04 AM - Re: Dental Files On The Supertrooper Helmet? #6

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ID:	56241It does say on this sheet that the are there,(2 dental drills) so it makes sense,
    good find
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    Oct 10, 2011, 2:19 AM - Re: Dental Files On The Supertrooper Helmet? #7

    Quote BGHunter said: View Post
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ID:	56241It does say on this sheet that the are there,(2 dental drills) so it makes sense,
    good find
    Thanks! I forgot about the Supertrooper report. Good catch!
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    Oct 11, 2011, 11:55 AM - Re: Dental Files On The Supertrooper Helmet? #8

    One interesting thing in the reveal footage vis-a-vis the scalps--at that point he is not referring to them as having come from wookies specifically, but rather from Fett's victims. The truth is probably somewhere between. They obviously had the idea shortly before the footage was shot, but perhaps actually determining the braids/scalps were from wookies came later.
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    Oct 11, 2011, 12:16 PM - Re: Dental Files On The Supertrooper Helmet? #9

    Quote Fettered said: View Post
    One interesting thing in the reveal footage vis-a-vis the scalps--at that point he is not referring to them as having come from wookies specifically, but rather from Fett's victims. The truth is probably somewhere between. They obviously had the idea shortly before the footage was shot, but perhaps actually determining the braids/scalps were from wookies came later.
    I second that! You can clearly see and hear as they talk about the functionality of the gauntlets (and other parts) and trying to name all the 'new' weapons and greeblies, the most used words are 'some kind of...' like it could be anything. I think that the Supertrooper/Boba Fett was developed on the fly, and I can see them starring at the concept drawings and/or the clay model and saying 'what if we add this and that' or 'it would be cool if he can use this weapon and that gadget' and so on...

    They did an excellent job with this character (and many other ones).
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    Oct 11, 2011, 1:07 PM - Re: Dental Files On The Supertrooper Helmet? #10

    ILM has said before that it was the most cataloged of all the characters in terms of design.

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