The default length RS is offering is 28 cm. Anything between 26-28 is ok. Except for various forum reviews, which were all very positive, there are no other reviews as far as I know, Jez might make one soon I guess on his starwarshelmets.com site.Has anyone seen any good reviews on this offering?
Also wondering the lineage for 26cm cowl length and/or any other length that customers might be requesting? Does anyone know the DEFAULT cowl length that the RS offering is shipping with?
They opted to keep the cowl length longer with the idea that if people wanted to adjust it for their own wear, they can- as Rob put it, once you cut it, you can't go back.The default length RS is offering is 28 cm. Anything between 26-28 is ok. Except for various forum reviews, which were all very positive, there are no other reviews as far as I know, Jez might make one soon I guess on his starwarshelmets.com site.
RS does an amazing job on these. Highly recommended and love the fact it has direct lineage to a production made lidI love that the weathering on all these helmets is different. Really adds realism to the props and doesn’t make them look mass produced like you see from other prop companies.
Thanks. And yes you’re correct, all the originals still had the 'beak' part of the Commander cowl in place under the vinyl, hence you can see the nostril dents. If you check the 'Original Snowtrooper' page there’s a photo of an original (Production) Helmet without the vinyl (in fact I’m pretty sure it’s the one RS bought and used for their mould)Very nice! You can just about see the nostrils just below the visor - these are far more prominent on the Commander version of the helmet but very subtle on regular troops. I was wondering how that was done. Is there a nose piece beneath the visor behind the soft goods?
Got mine...and its amazing. Ive added a full review to my site....Here's some of the pics
Comparison with an originial
IMO this helmet is extremely impressive.I'd be interested in others views but IMO we're getting to the stage when helmets like this in a few years (and theyve aged) are going to cause a lot of problems differentiating from original!
Lots more photos, comparisons etc. on my site - everything accessible directly from the front page (www.StarWarsHelmets.com)
Plus Ive had some great help from TubaChris from the RPF in doing a major update to the Original Snowtrooper page (full costume not just the helmet), again with lots of photos, prototype designs, behind the scenes etc.
sorry that was my poor attempt to smudge the number in photoshop - lol!Thanks for the report Jez.I have still heard nothing of my helmet. On a picture of you is only Signature Edition without a number on it, is that normal after the 50 first helmets? I had written that I already at the first 50 pieces have pressed the order button, and now have the feeling that my order moves back further and further.
Congrats Sergiu you’ve certainly had to bide your time on this one.Message from RS Prop Masters: "Your helmet is complete and in our packing area." This took some time. Let's hope it will arrive in short time.
Thanks Jez. Cannot wait for the helmet I'll take comparison pics with my MonCal/FarAwayCreations when it arrivesCongrats Sergiu you’ve certainly had to bide your time on this one.
Looking forward to seeing some great photos from you!
Let' hope Sven you'll receive shipping confirmation as soon as possible. I'm also still waiting for the helmet to be physically shipped and get a tracking numberMy order is from the 13th of March, and the system had indicated to me that I am among the first 50 buyers. Unfortunately I have not received a shipping confirmation until today. And I do not think that I get a number up to 50 (which I do not care, but I would wonder anyway). Then I have to say that their system is unfortunately not true!I had written to RS, and received the information that it is in order of orders !Congrats Sergiu!!!
I am expecting to be in the 2nd batch, just hopeful that I do not have to wait to much longer after all of you guys receive your glorious helmet!Thanks Kevin, cannot wait to get it. I have some family and health problems to attend later this month, so hopefully it will arrive before. Did you order yours in the first batch? Because there seems to be a few first batch orders still waiting to be delivered.