I took the liberty of comparing a picture of the sci-fire helmet from his site with a pic of a DP Deluxe. I had to mirrow the DP DLX to get the same view but I'm pretty sure that they are different enough that it cannot possibly be a direct recast of a DP DLX helmet.
Most notably, check the t-visor and the difference in how far back it goes compared to the corner of the cheek.
Here's a pic of the original helmet from sci-fire's site.
Here is the story of the original from postmortem01 himself.
Could this be a prototype Fett helmet? Perhaps a pre-DP deluxe helmet intended for liscensing?Quote:I just got done talking with our sculptor regarding the origin of this helmet. He doesn't know for sure so this is purely speculation... His friend, whom he has not spoken with in 10 years, gave him this fiberglass helmet in trade for some mold work. His friend, who was employed by ILM at the time, got a hold of this helmet prior to the release of the DP deluxe. At the time, they didn't know the DP deluxe was even coming out. The sculptor, again...speculation only, say that the slight grinding that is visible on the rear of the helmet is from the ILM mold. ILM, apparently, cut the rear of the mold to help release the helmet from the matrix style mold. Nobody knows why they would do that unless they were using a crappy silicone. Anyway, our helmet was molded matrix style also. We did not remove the grind marks from the helmet because they represent ILMs mark to us.
Can Tyler and some of the other experts shed some light on this for us?
Thanks to postmortem01 for the information. I know that I had written it off as a DP Deluxe recast but having looked closer I don't see them as being THAT close. The circular holes on the front mandibles (I have heard) are similar to the holes in the DP DLX before visor installation.