aluminium boba helmet

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    aluminium boba helmet

    hey there
    being new to all this i thought i would post a few pics of my newly started boba fett helmet scratch built from aluminium.still a long way to go mind you.will post more as i progress
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    Jango's kid's Avatar
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    Nov 2002
    SW Minnesota, very small town

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    Thats pretty dang cool!!!!! Keep it up!!

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    Mar 2006
    Richmond, KY

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    Looking good so far!

    Are you doing full welds on the cheeks and stuff or just tack welds?

    I hear it takes some pretty decent skills to weld aluminum correctly.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Las Vegas, Nevada USA

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    Re: aluminium boba helmet

    hey there
    answer to the question about doing full welds on the cheeks. i am only tack welding it together to try and keep it from distorting see as i had a few problems shaping the cheeks and getting them to stay in place etc.just going to fill any gaps with filler and sand for welding aluminium correctly ,yeah it does take a fair amount of skill .any dirt or oil etc on the aluminium then it has a habit of collapsing in on you which aint much fun and as i said before has a tendency to pull and distort when fully welded.cheers paul

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