Always loved that video of them explaining the various parts of the suit.
Luckily for Ben Burtt (who was a bit overwhelmed by all those features and gadgets), he was helped out by Norman Reynolds, the person who was responsible for drawing the blueprints and supervising the making of the actual suit using concept images of Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston. According to the Star Wars Costumes book he hired Jan(et) Stevens to model the armor, the gauntlets and the helmet, John Mollo to design the soft parts (which were made by Berman and Nathan for both ESB and ROTJ), Brian Archer to do the model of the jetpack with timber and plywood using a mock up that he (Norman Reynolds) made from cardboard and foam core; the suit was assembled by Brian Archer and Nick Allder, with help from George Block (fiberglass parts of the Supertrooper weapons and the right gauntlet plug block) and Bob Dickinson (electronics and flamethrower functionality).Always loved that video of them explaining the various parts of the suit.
Nice! That could make it likely that the ears will fit both the Gen2 as well as the Gen4 (if done with TC or Epoxy).New helmet has landed in the UK and is out for delivery. This helmet was cast in TC 1630 with fiberglass in June of 2020 and has the following measurements:
Length: 10 4/16" (-2/16" or -3mm from the ESB Hero)
Width: 9 3/4" (-1/16" or -1.5mm from the ESB Hero)
This helmet has significantly less shrinkage than the first helmet that was sent to Elstree, which was cast in gelcoat resin with fiberglass.
Maybe there are different kind of epoxies but the ones I know have a shrinkage of 0,01 percent. I haven't seen any number given by TC, they only speak of 'low' shrinkage in their product video.I do not know about an epoxy one out of the box. Epoxy shrinks around 2% while TC is 0.002% (from memory). Maybe you would need to enlarge the platforms on an epoxy one. Anyway, boba87fett could deny or confirm my theory.
I hope this doesnt sound like too dumb a question... but what is this for, apart from looking really really cool?