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$35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

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    $35 Boba Helmet / Mini Fett Costume - PICS

    This is my sons $25 Jango 2 piece that I'm using as a practice helmet. Lucky for me that he changed his mind to Boba. I get to do this one before I dive into the Sgt. Fang. At $25 for the helmet and $10 for the upgraded visor, I think that it was a pretty good buy.

    I've never done anything like this before... No Bondo work, no detailed painting, nothing. I think its coming along pretty well considering. I know that its not totally accurate, but hey, its for a 4 year old.

    I probably could have done a better job with it by building up that ear section and scratch building a new right side cap for it, but to be honest, I just didn't think it was gonna come out as well as it did. Plus, the dimensions are off on a bunch of other things as it is anyway.

    Here are some pics, let me know what you guys think. I'm using AFFO$'s paint list, and as much of his technique as I can. He's been pretty helpful via PM's. Great guy.

    In any case, feel free to give me some advice, opinions, tips, wisecracks, etc. I just wanna see where I stand with this... But be nice to the noob.


    Thanks,

    Shawn

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    Stock:





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    Dent added, seam filled, sanded, and primed.



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    After some heavy weathering, and dull-cote:

    Last edited by Devilstar2k2; Nov 2, 2006 at 10:21 AM.

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Impressive, most impressive.

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Quite a lot of work ya did there! Really nice job.

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    wow deja vu that's almost exactly what I did except for the dent. guess now I will have to add that, now that I see how it's done.

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    It's comin together!

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Thanks for the nice words guys...

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    Skirata,

    You'd think from the pics, and how shoddy that it looks on the inside of the dent, that it'd be pretty weak right? Well, at one point I got so frustrated and so PO'd that I tried to put my finger through the dent... lol... All I did was end up stubbing my finger. The thing is solid. I don't know if thats the correct way to make a dent or not, but its definitely not going to budge. I say go for it.


    -Shawn
    Last edited by Devilstar2k2; Sep 15, 2006 at 5:58 AM.

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    i love the blue colour you have painted the back of your bucket.

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Its Rustolium American Accents Midnight Blue (satin), misted with with Krylon Hunter Green (satin)... Per AFFO$'s list. I had to replace the American Accents Antique Blue with Midnight Blue though. The Antique Blue has been discontinued, so I've read.

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Added kill stripes... Edited top post...

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    it's looking great!

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    Keep on spray painting away my friend, it is lookin good!

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Devilstar2k2 said: View Post
    I'm using AFFO$ paint list, and as much of his technique as I can. He's been pretty helpful via PM's. Great guy.
    Has he actually given you a tutorial or instructions for you to follow? Or are you using somebody else's?

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    I stalked him around TDH and read all of his posts, then PM'd him to fill in the gaps.


    -Shawn


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    Added another pic with the visor, and the ear cap glued on...

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    Sponged some paint in on the back to fill in a gap in the khaki...
    Last edited by Devilstar2k2; Sep 16, 2006 at 10:58 AM.

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Very nice work!

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    Awesome man!!

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Thanks again, guys...

    I'm gonna be at a stand still in progress for a while until my paints arrive at the hobby shop. They aren't colors that the shop stocks on a regular basis. I can't wait to get this thing sealed and dull coated so it stops looking like toy and more like a helmet.

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Added some thin scratches... See top post...

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Where did you buy the helmet?

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    I was going to ask the same thing.

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Ebay... Search 'injection Jango' and a bunch should come up. I got it from a seller named cwgift. The visor is from rembrantenterprises (T-Visor.com) on ebay as well.


    -Shawn
    Last edited by Devilstar2k2; Sep 18, 2006 at 10:24 PM.

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    This has to be the best low budget bucket I have seen. Great job

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    You used mustard?! I missed something somewhere, didn't I?

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Yup... I was collecting the bounty on a ham sandwich at the time and figured "What the hey... I bet this would make for some nice masking fluid."... Because thats what everyone naturally thinks when eating ham sandwiches with mustard.

    But yeah, its just plain old mustard. Theres a bunch of threads on here where folks use it...

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    Re: $35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

    Repainted left quarter... See top post...

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