BKBT compared to the 'Reel Deal' ...sort of

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    BKBT compared to the 'Reel Deal' ...sort of

    With Fettpride's recent announcement I am sure you are all aware of this helmet & it's history. I manged to aqcuire one myself recently with a few other parts & thought it would be cool to show just how close you can come to fabricating something from photgraphic reference without ever touching the real thing. I am not saying that my helmet is dead on or anything, but some of the measurements & are right there. Overall, my helmet is larger.

    The chest plate I acquired is also a dead ringer for the vacuform molds I made a few years ago with the exception of the "fullness".

    I don't want this to turn into a debate or anything, just wanted to give you a direct comparison of some fan made parts versus studio recastings.
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    Re: BKBT compared to the 'Reel Deal' ...sort of

    Every since since you made that puppy, I've thought it was as close as it gets for fan-made

    You did do an outstanding job my friend

    FP



    *Edit*

    Oh, and nice play on words for your thread title there Vince ("Reel" as in "Movie Reel" = "Screen Used")

    Didn't think anyone would catch that, did ya
    Last edited by fettpride; May 11, 2006 at 1:09 AM.

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    Very cool, but what I am really interested in knowing... You make armor as well? Cause you never said. I am very pleased with my BKBT dented. I am working on a pattern for the leather "whatever its called" seal, and finding a visor.

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    I made a full vac formed set of armor for myself with the exception of FP gauntlets (how can you improve on perfection?). I used to sell vac formed knees & a few fiberglass cod pieces but only sold one extra set of vac formed chest armor. I had to stop cooking at home so everything I make I fiberglass at my shop now. I will be reviving a few of my parts from the grave over the next few months as time permits.

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    SEEKER's Avatar
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    Re: BKBT compared to the 'Reel Deal' ...sort of

    Nice pics BKBT. can you do some more comparison pics of the helmts?

    Thanks man

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    I'll get a few better pics up tonight, those were just teasers

    The biggest difference is size. On the reel deal my nose touches the front of the visor where on my helmet I have allowed clearance. This is usually a problem for me though, I cannot even get a Crimson Guard helmet on my noggin & I have an EP III Clone Trooper that is impossible for me to even try on.

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    Sweet, thats something I think I like about the fan made vers the real thing... the real thing was made to fit the actor playing the character... if your not that size the 100% accurate peice wont work.

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    Re: BKBT compared to the 'Reel Deal' ...sort of

    bigkidbiggertoys said:
    I'll get a few better pics up tonight, those were just teasers

    The biggest difference is size. On the reel deal my nose touches the front of the visor where on my helmet I have allowed clearance. This is usually a problem for me though, I cannot even get a Crimson Guard helmet on my noggin & I have an EP III Clone Trooper that is impossible for me to even try on.
    Thats good to know thats its made like that, especially since its gonna go on mine soon enough. I imagine that it wont fog up as much either because of that. Also, with what evan4218 said, these days for movies, the costumes are always custom fit to the actors. Perfect example is when they made Spider-man, they put him on giant scanner, and made the exact measurements right off a computer. I wouldnt be surprised if they did anything similar with the Episode II suits. I imagine that would also save them money in that they do not buy things that dont fit to specification. So you can bet any recasts of the original molds won't fit you unless your built like Mr. Morrison.

    -tubachris

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    Re: BKBT compared to the 'Reel Deal' ...sort of

    evan4218 said:
    Sweet, thats something I think I like about the fan made vers the real thing... the real thing was made to fit the actor playing the character... if your not that size the 100% accurate peice wont work.
    EXACTLY. And Im not going to change my BKBT for this

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    WOW! I have a huge nuggin. soo hhmmmm. I love my BKBT. But I will get one of these babies when they become available.

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    Re: BKBT compared to the 'Reel Deal' ...sort of

    It's great to see the comparison, but I'm rather happy with my BKBT2

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    Just goes to show what a great eye you have BKBT, Nice comparison shots thanks for sharing!!

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