X-WING & TIE PILOT HELMET progress pics

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    X-WING & TIE PILOT HELMET progress pics

    Almost finished.
    Made in the correct color, gloss and thickness of ABS.
    Still need to get decals made and tint the visor.

    For the x-wing helmets, I plan to do a couple versions of x-wing helmet including both hero and background style.

    For the Tie helmets, I plan to do a hero, background, and of course the AT-AT pilot (one of my all time favorites).


    Here's some pics so far.





























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    Re: X-WING & TIE PILOT HELMET progress pics

    I know a lot of you are already familiar with what differentiates a hero TIE helmet from a standard TIE helmet, but for those who aren't, here is a quick at-a-glance comp.
    As far as I know there are 3 distinct hero helmets made for ANH. They started out as standard (background) helmets but were detailed and weathered for close up cockpit shots.
    Every helmet I've seen in the film has the one metal greebly on each ear and that's it.
    PS, there was footage shot for ANH of the standard TIE pilots running down the death star hallways and the hero TIE pilots in the cockpit that were used in ROTJ. All the TIE helmets were made for the ANH production, none were made for subsequent films.






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    Re: X-WING & TIE PILOT HELMET progress pics

    Here's an x-wing helmet compilation I put together to illustrate the different styles used in the films.
    I'm sure that not all of them are accounted for in this comp, but it should have most of the important ones represented.

    Hope it's helpful for those who aren't x-wingnuts.








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    Lucksy31's Avatar
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    Re: X-WING & TIE PILOT HELMET progress pics

    AWESOME POST. Love the variety of X-wing helmets. That's an amazing X-wing bucket, did you cast that one yourself? I recently started collecting these as well, and it IS addicting. I will watch this progress closely!!!

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    Re: X-WING & TIE PILOT HELMET progress pics

    Fantastic work and great research as always, Gino.

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    exellent work on both lids, very nice. wouldn't mind that TIE helmet myself

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    Re: X-WING & TIE PILOT HELMET progress pics

    I always enjoy looking at Gino's projects... and I also enjoy the extra background info on the props... thanks for sharing!

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    Fantastic work Gino makes me want an X-wing helmet now.

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    amazing job, so clean and well put together. I could go to town painting that x wing helmet

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