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Another scratchbuilt.

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    Another scratchbuilt.

    Not to bore everyone with another helmet, but I've been working on this in between my other projects for the last month or so. Version 2.0 was severely undersized so I decided to make another helmet.........and I actually pulled off making a half way decent mold of it! This one is 278mm wide without the ears.........247mm front to back, and best guess height wise is about 275mm. I still have to reconstruct the RF earcap and permanently mount the visor.........a little padding and I'll be good to go. I'd like to upgrade the RF stalk with aluminum and eventually the RF also but I have other things to finish up now.
    Sorry about the pics..........think I've said it before but my camera is junk!






    Last edited by Kripps; Aug 25, 2005 at 8:38 AM. Reason: added pics

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    That has got to be one of the best Boba Helmets to ever be presented here at TDH.

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    The paint job is outstanding.
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    Last edited by dgasser; Aug 16, 2005 at 6:40 PM.

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

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    Well..First let me say...I had the PLEASURE of being asked to help Critique this BAD BOY by Josh:thumbup ...he asked if I could be very candid and honest about his work during the rebuilding stage. SO of course I jumped all over it. ...
    Periodically Josh sent me updated pics and asked me to be very candid on all the details of his bucket...that was fun!!

    **I personally want to say that he is Extremely talented...as you can see..
    PEOPLE, this thing is "SCRATCH Built" in every sense of the word!!!

    Not only is he talented in this BUILD-UP process but as you can see he is an AWESOME Painter. I consider him a one of the Great ARTIST on this board. To me Art is truly what this is......

    So I salute you Buddy Josh...we are lucky to have you on this board.

    And maybe ...just maybe , this will be the first of the "NEW" alternative Bucket in the works.. ........wishful thinking...

    Again Great Work my friend
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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    Fantastic scratch build, and even more impressive paint job, which is definitely one of the tops!

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    Hey man thats hot. Nice paint job!!!!

    Is it me or does the stalk seem to sick up a little bit straighter than most. I guess I have rf stalks on my mind lately. sigh... Either way- Looks Fantastic.

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup Kripps dude... I'm humbled by your skills... you by far have THE BEST paint job in all of New England now... hands DOWN! Bravo!!!!

    You have GOT to show me some tips!

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    Spideyfett said:
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    So I salute you Buddy Josh...we are lucky to have you on this board.

    And maybe ...just maybe , this will be the first of the "NEW" alternative Bucket in the works.. ........wishful thinking...
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    Here here! I must add that some of us are even luckier to have you in our area. Not enough can be said about your incredible skill and your a humble SOB too! As always, INCREDIBLE JOB! :thumbup

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    Spideyfett said:
    [font=Comic Sans MS][font=Comic Sans MS]So I salute you Buddy Josh...we are lucky to have you on this board.


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    Christo Fett said:
    Here here! I must add that some of us are even luckier to have you in our area. Not enough can be said about your incredible skill and your a humble SOB too! As always, INCREDIBLE JOB! :thumbup
    Firstly, Thanks Alex........you da man. Too kind as always..........:thumbup
    and Christo......... .........closest thing to a handshake we have here . Hows that table coming along?

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    Wow. Just.......wow.

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    Josh, right back at ya

    I think I have some new motivation now

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    Could you please please tell me how you got the weathering to look so good?

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    Holy Kripps!!! Thats amazing dude!!!!

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    yeah well... you have skilled people... and you have not so skilled people... and theres people who pull off as stunt like this and can now be seen flaoting 300 miles above UBER SKILLED!!!!


    SWEET BUCKET!!!

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    I am continuously being blown away by the work presented on this board. Well done...simply remarkable!

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    That is very impressive are there pictures of your previous scratch built helmets on here ?

    Very impressive

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    wow, that's a really, REALLY great job right there.

    i'm looking to repaint my helmet, and that will give me something to aspire to!

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    Thanks alot for the kind words everyone, I really like this one. Think I'll be keeping it!

    Mr BobaFett said:
    That is very impressive are there pictures of your previous scratch built helmets on here ?

    Very impressive
    There are a couple of threads in here but I wish I could get rid of em know because they're really not worth looking at compared to this one.

    Thanks again everyone!

    Josh

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    My GOD Kripps....and this started from a batting helmet? Hard to believe the level of skill and overall artistic ability some of you people have ! Lemme ask ya...all in all...how much did it cost you to scratchbuild this thing (starting from the helmet, bondo, sintra, parts, etc all the way to the paint)? Just curious to know because with effort and patience this just goes to show that a lot of us can have a really great looking prop if we follow your lead. Please keep providing us with tutorials and more of your Fett props to drool over. Outstanding work my friend!

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    Unbelievable. It's incredible to fathom that that is made from scratch. You just crank these suckers out! You've gone down in Fett history for sure

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    Kripps.. You ROCK! Great work. :thumbup


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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    Dayummmm! Totally amazing!! Great work!

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    You've got my respect dude...ambitious indeed.

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    Fosterkeri said:
    My GOD Kripps....and this started from a batting helmet? Hard to believe the level of skill and overall artistic ability some of you people have ! Lemme ask ya...all in all...how much did it cost you to scratchbuild this thing (starting from the helmet, bondo, sintra, parts, etc all the way to the paint)? Just curious to know because with effort and patience this just goes to show that a lot of us can have a really great looking prop if we follow your lead. Please keep providing us with tutorials and more of your Fett props to drool over. Outstanding work my friend!
    In all honesty, it didn't cost much at all. It's more the time and trail and error that's "expensive".
    I figure I spent about 60-70 bucks on everything start to finish. Paint being the most expensive part of it. I had alot of the necessary tools already (dremmel, small ryobi sander, brushes and such)....The plastic was free and of course I had to by the batting helmet for the base and the welding sheild for the visor, plasti-weld, a small can of bondo and various grits of sand paper.
    The most important asset was this site and everyone who has poured knowledge and their experiences into the forum. The pictures, measurements, comments and opinions of some members here are priceless in my eyes.TDH rules!

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    Re: Another scratchbuilt.

    Excellent Work. Any particular Batting helmet used? I see a lot of Rawlings and Cooper at the second hand store for a couple of bucks.

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