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Predatorstuff Reviews the Predator 2 Gort Helmet by Hez!

February 3rd, 2010

Time to get back to business folks, and today I have a sexy new review of a helmet I received months ago from my good buddy Paul Thornton, aka Hez!  This is a gorgeous and very inexpensive Gort style helmet based on one of the Lost Hunter Predators seen at the end of the Predator 2 movie known simply as the Gort Pred.  (This helmet was actually made at SWS when they were doing P1) Read on to get the details on this helmet and how you can get one…

For whatever reason, I've always found it difficult to find a decent Gort helmet that was well crafted, well cast with a sweet paint up, and didn't cost a small fortune to own.  So when Paul contacted me about a Gort style helmet he had recently completed and offered one to me for a review, I was all over it!  By the way, I should apologize in advance to Paul for taking so long to put this review together, but thanks for being so patient with me!

UPDATE 02-07-2010: Sorry guys, I made an error on the pricing… the RAW helmet is $140, then FINISHED version as seen in this video is $240.

When I opened the box and unwrapped the latest addition to by bio collection (which has now been reduced to 2 helmets) I was immediately in love with this piece, it's gorgeous, especially for the price, which is way under $200!  The helmet is cast in solid grey resin, with a shiny and smooth interior finish.  The casting is thick enough to be durable, but not to thick that it would be heavy to wear on a costume.  It's important to note that the casting is thick all the way to the edges, which makes the helmet less likely to get damaged if you're looking to wear this on a costume and lug it around to a convention hall.  I've seen many helmets with solid thick castings, but were paper thin at the edges.  The castings details are also very crisp… this helmet has a ton of little rivet details, lines and ribbing and all of it is clean with no details lost to air bubbles or other molding defects.

The helmet is thick but light, weighing maybe 2 or 3 lbs and measures 12" at it's widest point and has a height of about 19" snout to crown.  This should definitely fit the average Predator latex mask with no trouble at all.

As always, I like my helmets ready to display right out of the box, so I ordered one fully painted with lenses installed.  I've said this about Paul before and I will say it again, I absolutely LOVE the way he weathers his helmets, it looks phenomenal!  The helmet is LOADED with tiny details in the weathering patterns and you can see he uses several paint colors, not just silver and black.  He mixes it up in different spots making burn-type patterns and the overall effect is amazing and very realistic.  So as usual, Paul's paint job rocks my socks, no complaints at all.  And for the lenses, WOW!  No dollar store glasses uses on this guy… Paul uses 1/8" thick lexan!  The only way you could break the lenses in this thing is with a 15lbs sledge hammer!  The lenses are dark, but suitable to be worn or for display.  To me that always makes a perfect prop piece… durable enough to be worn on a pred suit, but also detailed and sexy enough to be proudly shown in a display case.  And this my friends is exactly that.

And finally, the inside of each helmet is numbered, signed and named (yes, he gives nicknames to his helmets… don't ask).

I am completely impressed with Paul… once again he proves you can have an affordable prop piece that looks absolutely fantastic and won't get damaged by a mouse farting on it.  Anyone that's had a mouse fart on their shoddy recast helmet knows what I am talking about.  So congratulations Paul on another amazing release!  Anyone looking to pick up one of these bad boys, please contact paul directly by clicking HERE!

OK enough rambling, I know you guys want sexy pics!  Click the gallery icon below for all the goodies:

I also think it's safe to say we were WAY overdue for a video review amrite?  So I put together a little bit of a blabbity blab video for you!  Might want to keep an eye on the credits, perhaps someone snuck in a blooper or something in there… Check out the review in full HD by clicking HERE or click on the YouTube icon below.  First review of 2010!

 Video Available on YouTube!

And with that, I bid you adieu and I hope you all have an awesome week.  Please be sure to share your thoughts on this piece or my review by clicking to comment button below, and I look forward to seeing you guys on the next review!  Please don't forget to check out my collection sale at http://www.predatorstuff.com/2009/11/26/950/ and contact me if you have any questions.

Take care!
Dan

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4 Responses to “ Predatorstuff Reviews the Predator 2 Gort Helmet by Hez! ”

  1. Jason Says:

    A Predator helmet with quality construction and an affordable price? Sideshow will probably sue for defamation. LOL

  2. Jason Says:

    Beautiful work by Paul…love that Bio!

  3. patti Says:

    please forward a phone number via email so that we may purchase the gort bio helmet if it is still available.
    thank you
    patti

  4. patti Says:

    please forward an email address to contact you. I’m interested in buying a gort helmet.
    thanks
    Patti

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