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    Nov 12, 2010, 2:43 PM - BKBT CC Boba #1

    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.

    Cheers,
    Cruzer
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    Nov 12, 2010, 2:51 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #2

    Man u know I think it looks dang good...size wise and shape wise it looks just like a Boba Helmet compared to the asok helmet. Think its gonna work out just fine and no need for a base coat of silver
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    Nov 12, 2010, 4:00 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #3

    That is freaking sweet! have u added the little flared out peice on the lower left back side of the side burns that that sits next to theear peice cant think of a good way to describe it, that would be an esentual part if missing. i guess the part on the right cheek u r refering to the borden conector im sure some one would be more than happy to pass one your way
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    Nov 12, 2010, 4:07 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #4

    Thanks guys.
    jinto, I can't figure out what part that is...I'll check the ref. pics. Thanks
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    Nov 12, 2010, 4:15 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #5

    jinto, figured it out. I'll add that area. Thanks
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    Nov 12, 2010, 4:19 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #6

    My plesure sir ,Yeah its a simple little wedge im sure that its worth the small efort to acheve greatness
    Icant stop looking at the front on pic, this realy looks like boba , compared to some other jango revampt to boba your dome fits the bill perfctly for this conversion and i dont mean to say that it didnt loook like jango to start with coz it did , i am ow struck
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    Nov 12, 2010, 4:41 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #7

    Funny you say that...I just gone done making this comparison pic after Fett 4 Real's comment.
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    Nov 12, 2010, 4:54 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #8

    I don't know the origins of BKBT's Jango helmet inspiration, but I think this comparison shot is "telling" based on how similar they are.
    Ok, I just ordered part # 121T from this website for the Borden connector because they're in California and so am I, so I figure I'll get it quickly. I hope it's the right part:
    https://interguidedental.com/Nut-Con...DCI-p7825.html
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    Nov 12, 2010, 4:56 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #9

    Quote jinto said: View Post
    My plesure sir ,Yeah its a simple little wedge im sure that its worth the small efort to acheve greatness
    Icant stop looking at the front on pic, this realy looks like boba , compared to some other jango revampt to boba your dome fits the bill perfctly for this conversion and i dont mean to say that it didnt loook like jango to start with coz it did , i am ow struck
    That is exactly what I was thinking but the BKBT helmet is alot bigger than the asok helmet and FP Jango as well...perfect for this, Makes me want one...=)
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    Nov 12, 2010, 5:04 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #10

    Dude ive been looking for months to find a borden conector supplier an had to setl on a replica iam going to stook up on them thats an awsome find!
    Isnt the BKBT your build ?
    (Heres hoping they send to Aus)
    Yes they do ive STOCED up ,
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    Nov 12, 2010, 5:07 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #11

    Wow maybe theyll come in soon nice
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    Nov 15, 2010, 1:55 AM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #12

    Made a few more changes to try and capture some of the ESB details...

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    Nov 15, 2010, 2:27 AM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #13

    Very nice seeing as you have tetached the lower jaw line panels you should make the right mandible were it meets the uper cheek to the lower cheek you should make that part come to a point(Like on the middle pic but on the other side the curved panel should come to a sharp basicly the lwer cheek meets the outer mandible = once a gain i dont think i v described it right but you seem to be going the whole way now so it would be a sham to mis that
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    Nov 15, 2010, 11:43 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #14

    Quote Cruzer said: View Post
    I'm also going to try casting a clear Jango rangefinder to convert into an ESB Boba rangefinder
    Hey, I still have my 'polaroid' window from the MR helmet's RF... I took it off when I converted it to ROTJ. I'll tape it to the inside of your helmet when I send it back to you.

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    Nov 16, 2010, 12:15 AM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #15

    Awesome Devilstar2k2!!! Thanks so much man.
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    Nov 16, 2010, 10:01 AM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #16

    You wearing this in the parade? If the kid comes early, and we have help, I'm going to try and get Jango up there. If we're on schedule, I'll be at work.
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    Nov 17, 2010, 9:14 AM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #17

    Quote Jango 5204 said: View Post
    You wearing this in the parade? If the kid comes early, and we have help, I'm going to try and get Jango up there. If we're on schedule, I'll be at work.
    If my son decides to troop the parade then he'll be wearing it, and I'll get to wear the Tusken. Having you there as Jango would be awesome, but your family definitely takes priority.
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    Nov 20, 2010, 6:50 AM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #18

    Borden connector arrived a few days ago. I've never seen one of these things up close, but it looks like it's the right size.

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    Nov 20, 2010, 7:06 AM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #19

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    Thats it
  20. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Nov 20, 2010, 7:12 AM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #20

    Thanx for sharing your sorse
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    Nov 20, 2010, 8:41 AM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #21

    Looking good bud, although I think you'll need to cut the front shaft off as the holes are reversed.
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    Nov 20, 2010, 9:17 AM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #22

    lol...I didn't even notice until you mentioned it, thanks.
    Ok, here it is trimmed and ready for a glue on installation.
    I hadn't noticed before, but it appears to be some sort of brass that had a nickle plate.

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  23. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Nov 20, 2010, 5:52 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #23

    Thats even better there suposed to be brass (arnt they)
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    Nov 23, 2010, 10:58 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #24

    Here's your SON'S helmet... lol... Hope he likes it.



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  25. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Nov 23, 2010, 11:21 PM - Re: BKBT CC Boba #25

    The Borden Connector is supposed to have 3 different size holes

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