It's everything that I expected and more!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now I need to persuade my wife we should have a pair.
Th ese are specially priced-down as a Q1 2016 offer! I'm making a few available, over the Q1 period. They are dictated by the insured + tracked service. AT THIS PRICE POINT, THESE ARE CREATED FOR PRIVATE COLLECTORS + TROOPERS, not for industry insiders. It is a full size prop replica of the EMPEROR'S ROYAL GUARD , seen in STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI.
There are several recast Master Replica versions out there - this is not one of them. I received very flattering comments from the 501st in Utah, but have never officially submitted them. Unfortunately I was fully booked and could not meet their deadline. Brand new, custom made props - created from a professional 2011 sculpture.Hand crafted and finished to a superb level. Each one takes several weeks to build, hand laminated resin, not ABS. Cast as a single piece, from a one-part flexible silicone mold, there are no join seams or bubbles. All edges are meticulously hand-finished - reinforced, then bevelled and rounded as you would expect from a top tier item.
This helmet is a durable, hard-wearing polyester/ fibreglass construction. Lloyds approved Marine Grade gelcoat. The final items are finished by polishing the dyed plastic, which are then buffed with a polish of red tinted wax. HELMET DIMENSIONS (OFF DISPLAY BASE).
HEIGHT - 19.5 inches or 50 cms. SHOULDER WIDTH - 16 inches or 40 cms. DEPTH (FRONT TO BACK) - 14 inches or 36 cms. INTERIOR (HEAD SIZE) - Maximum: 9 inch diameter circle (24 cm circle) or 27 inch circumference (68 cm) all round. A dark smoke-tinted, polycarbonate visor is bonded neatly into position on the inside, completing the face.
You cannot see the wearer's eyes through the lens. You can see out easily - just like sunglasses - with a dark/grey tinted view. The helmet, on it's base, stands 24 inches - 2 feet tall. To give you a proper idea of scale, I'm wearing the ERG helmet in the last photo. I'm 6'1 tall.The interior is smooth and snag-free. Coloured felt strips are applied to the interior shoulder undersides, for "soft" contact with the base. The base is included with this item and is completely detachable. It is contoured to follow the curves of the helmet. The helmet sits on top and can be manually centred, left and right. It drops into front & back position naturally, with little intervention. The base is a polyester/ fibreglass construction and is finished with black granite effect paintwork. All edges are neatly fitted with black rubber trim. The black granite finish is vinyl and is suitable for indoor display only. I hope you like this classic red EMPEROR'S ROYAL GUARD (ERG) and display base. These helmets/ lids are built new with every listing. If you have any questions - I will be happy to answer them. This helmet and display base will be posted PARCELFORCE48 - SIGNED FOR (Domestic). And PARCELFORCE GLOBAL PRIORITY (International) in a strong cardboard box (18" x 18" x 24) and plenty of bubble wrap. All other destinations will read the highest flat rate, by E b a y default.
I'm an old school fan of Star Wars and try to keep these low-priced as much as possible, because good quality should be affordable to everyone. I don't make any real profit on these at all. As a 3D artist (ceramics + plastics) it's more about enjoying the making process.
I do take my time (the only down side as a one man lid-builder). Making these from scratch is an art, not an exact science, and given enough time - they're studio worthy pieces. The item "Star Wars Emperor's Royal Shadow Guard Full Scale Life Size Helmet Prop + base" is in sale since Wednesday, February 03, 2016.This item is in the category "Collectables\Science Fiction\Star Wars\Other Star Wars". The seller is "futurama1971" and is located in Rochester, Kent. This item can be shipped worldwide.