Question about the "ears" painted on the helmet

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    Question about the "ears" painted on the helmet

    I've seen helmets with painted "ears" on the dome just above the visor. What are those, and where do they come from, any story behind it?

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    Re: Question about the "ears" painted on the helmet

    do you mean the arrows? I think only the ROTJ helmet has painted arrows, but im not 100% sure on that. For the story behind that, it beats me. I think theres like one of those diagrams that point to every piece of fett's suit that says something about it, but I dont know about the arrows

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    Re: Question about the "ears" painted on the helmet

    I think mandosoldier is talking about the "ears" or "eyes" painted on one of the earlier helmets, not the turn signals on the esb and jedi helmet.

    I tried to find a pic, but didn't have any luck. I know someone will come through!

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    Re: Question about the "ears" painted on the helmet

    Here is pic from the clone wars clone trooper.

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    Re: Question about the "ears" painted on the helmet

    Hi!

    If you are talking about the Boba Fett helmet, I assume you mean the "eyes" rather than the "ears"

    Here's a thread discussing the so called PRE PRO version:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=19594

    I'm far from being an expert, but I think this helmet was one of a few being created before (pre-production) the final version used in the movies.

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    Re: Question about the "ears" painted on the helmet

    There is the ears lid which i think you are talking about. Its the prepro 1 version if i,m not mistaken. I have also included the eyes version as well. I am never sure if both of these are classed as prepro 1 or not ????

    my fav lid though
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails starwars-boba-concept-20helmet-jpg   pp1_eyes-jpg  

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    Re: Question about the "ears" painted on the helmet

    The "eyes" are also on some concept drawings.
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    Re: Question about the "ears" painted on the helmet

    So love those helmets.

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