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    Jan 6, 2014, 4:42 PM - 1996 Don Post Boba Fett helmet...bad but not that bad!!! #1

    This is my first post here, but have been a big fan of this site and the superb work posted here for a long time...the information and projects posted here are simply out of this world.

    Please be gentle on this Boba Fett helmet of mine, it has a long and quite funny story behind it....first of all in no way this is in the level of perfection or originality of the Boba Fett helmets painting projects shown by fellow enthusiasts here at the forum, this is my "test canvas" if one can call it that way. This helmet is the terrible 1996 Don Post vinyl helmet...I know and have read here all it's problems and accuracys issues, but this was the only thing available at that time (1996) and it was given to me almost as a gift by a very goodd friend who used to work in a comic/Sci-Fi collectibles store.

    I hope to save my pennys to buy one of those magnificent resin kits I see posted here and do a propper Boba Fett helmet...from visor to paint job. This was done freehand and by artist fine brush, no masking for the chipping effects or airbrush. I never finished the weathering or painting of this helmet...I mainly use it to see and test paints types and brands,tone of colors and application technick....so this is the reason for its ****** apperance. When I finaly find and be able to buy one of the good resin ones, it will be done quite diferently and with more care and attention to detail.


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    Jan 6, 2014, 5:09 PM - Re: 1996 Don Post Boba Fett helmet...bad but not that bad!!! #2

    You're being waaaaay too hard on yourself. It looks fantastic!
    The accuracy might not be perfect, but it captures the essence of Boba Fett perfectly!

    You're gonna have a good time here! Welcome!
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    Jan 6, 2014, 5:15 PM - Re: 1996 Don Post Boba Fett helmet...bad but not that bad!!! #3

    Yep. What Rubio said. Not entirely accurate but it captures the feel of Fett 100% The only thing that I could suggest modifying, is the T visor so it doesn't push the mandibles outward.
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    Jan 6, 2014, 6:16 PM - Re: 1996 Don Post Boba Fett helmet...bad but not that bad!!! #4

    Yup, as stated above. Look on eBay for the helmets that are actually disgraceful. That's not a bad looking helm at all. Hard to make out much paint detail here, but not bad at all there either from what I see. The visor color should be fixed, and as stated above, pinched in to bring the mandibles back to an even ground....Welcome to TDH!
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    Jan 6, 2014, 7:39 PM - Re: 1996 Don Post Boba Fett helmet...bad but not that bad!!! #5

    Thanks guys really appreciate the positive comments about the helmet and also the warm welcome.

    I have seen two helmets in The Cargo area of the forum and have my eyes on two of the offerings for a resin B.F. bucket, would really love to buy the cold cast offering but right now the "hobby cash" is low, there another economy type helmet that looks good and have a nice price to..decisions..ohhh...decisions!!!!

    I made my visor by heating a puece of lexan...I think...over an electric stove..very carefully. ..I was going to cover the inside with tinted automotive paper.G5..3M industrial is the best....but since the D.P. helmet was warped and really was a test study subject until I get a good and accurate one, I simply airbrushed a mix of tamiya transparent blue/amber for a quick...but not acceptable look.

    Once more THANKS for the encouraging words...can't wait to be able to buy my new helmet and do it properly.
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    Jan 6, 2014, 9:29 PM - Re: 1996 Don Post Boba Fett helmet...bad but not that bad!!! #6

    welcome on a positive having the don poo helmet you still have a physical canvas to perfect your paint technique on when you are ready to upgrade

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