Hi guys. Just wanted to share a little Boba helmet project I've been working on in hopeful anticipation of soon joining the Boba ranks here. Most of the thanks for this feat goes to Devilstar2k2, who is helping me out tremendously and making sure I get pointed in the right direction.
For my suit, I decided to try and convert a BKBT Jango cold casted fiberglass helmet. I know it doesn't meet the standards of screen perfection, but I'm having fun. Plus I want to be able to say I made at least one item of my costume.
For the dent, I first cut a hole in the dome where I thought the dent should be, then sculpted a dent from clay from underneath, molded it in silicone, and casted that area again. The dent was a tad undersized, so I hit it with some files, exacto knives, sandpaper, and emory boards for the final result. It's still not great, but I'm satisfied because this morning as I was doing some final filing on it, my 5 year old daughter came up and asked why I was "making a dent in it".lol As long as she knows what it is, I'm happy.
As for the rest of the helmet, I followed AFFOD's lead on trimming a little off the back below the keys and around to the ears. I also opened up the visor area where the eyes are by 1/8", but will probably open it up another 1/8" to 3/16" and round off the edges closest to the visor a tad. I'm also going to try casting a clear Jango rangefinder to convert into an ESB Boba rangefinder.
I'm not sure what to do about the borden connector. So any advice on how to best make one or where I can pick up a replica would be greatly appreciated. Once that's figured out, I'll be shipping it off to Devilstar2k2 for paint (once again, thanks bro ).
Any suggestions and constructive criticism is very welcomed. Just please keep in mind I'm not shooting for uber-perfect screen accuracy like so many of you have achieved with your own parts and suits, and in which your end results are amazing. As a Boba noob, I greatly admire all of your guys' dedication to this suit.