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    Sep 10, 2013, 7:28 AM - ESB Helmet Question #1

    Morning gang, does anyone recall any discussions on the ESB helmet used at shows with the ROTJ flight suit where the helmet has a crack on the left side, above the mandible, near rhe edge of the visor, that looks to be held together with glue? Was rhis used during filming in this condition?
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    Sep 10, 2013, 9:53 AM - Re: ESB Helmet Question #2

    Yes. It was used in the RotJ Special Edition drop in shots at Jabba's Palace.
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    Sep 10, 2013, 10:17 AM - #3

    So they used the actual ESB helmet, but it was not in this condition during the filming of ESB?
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    Sep 10, 2013, 10:23 AM - Re: ESB Helmet Question #4

    And other cracks in ESB...
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    Sep 10, 2013, 10:51 AM - Re: ESB Helmet Question #5

    Quote kebh020727 said: View Post
    So they used the actual ESB helmet, but it was not in this condition during the filming of ESB?
    Yes! Although the ESB helmet already had some minor damage during the filming of Empire, the helmet gets more damage before the filming of Jedi, when it was casted to produce at least 2 stunt helmets, and it is possible that for this reason (the heavy damage on the left side) they didn't used it in ROTJ. The 2 ESB style stunt helmets (also called as ROTJ stunt helmets) appear in some of the stunt scenes (the sail barge and the skiff scenes), and after 13-14 years later the damaged/repaired ESB helmet 'finally' appear in the ROTJ SE (as new addition) with a ROTJ-like armor (not the ROTJ Hero parts, but some back-up pieces).
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    Sep 10, 2013, 2:09 PM - #6

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    Quote kebh020727 said: View Post
    So they used the actual ESB helmet, but it was not in this condition during the filming of ESB?
    Yes! Although the ESB helmet already had some minor damage during the filming of Empire, the helmet gets more damage before the filming of Jedi, when it was casted to produce at least 2 stunt helmets, and it is possible that for this reason (the heavy damage on the left side) they didn't used it in ROTJ. The 2 ESB style stunt helmets (also called as ROTJ stunt helmets) appear in some of the stunt scenes (the sail barge and the skiff scenes), and after 13-14 years later the damaged/repaired ESB helmet 'finally' appear in the ROTJ SE (as new addition) with a ROTJ-like armor (not the ROTJ Hero parts, but some back-up pieces).
    That's a great explanation. Really appreciated. Darn cheap Lucas, ruined a perfectly good helmet!
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    Sep 10, 2013, 2:20 PM - Re: ESB Helmet Question #7

    The whole rangefinder side was cracked in ESB...not like it was pristine.
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    Sep 10, 2013, 8:34 PM - #8

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    The whole rangefinder side was cracked in ESB...not like it was pristine.
    I never noticed that. Now I'll jave to whip out the bluray and find that!
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    Sep 10, 2013, 8:48 PM - Re: ESB Helmet Question #9

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    Sep 11, 2013, 8:29 AM - Re: ESB Helmet Question #10

    Is that a small mustard colored mark by the range finder, upper corner of the visor? Has anyone made a version of the helmet with any of this damage? Or is it just considered stunt damage and not a concern of authenticity?
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    Sep 11, 2013, 8:54 AM - Re: ESB Helmet Question #11

    No one casts the Lid with the Damage...I think Jayvee has made his helmet look like it had this Damage...I shall be doing something similar with my ESB helmet when i do it this winter...among other damage Ill be adding for the SE look

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