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Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

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    Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    This is the thread to post paint/scratch templates/stencils for Boba Fett's helmet, ESB version. Let's do a separate thread for the ROTJ version.

    AFettFullofDollars said:
    Here's a quick update of the stencils that will be offered to the board for use in painting an ESB style helmet. I don't use a stencil for EVERY scratch and scrape, so there may be some missing. Also this is just an update, so there will be others added. I have to finish Shabad's helmet then I sould have enough time before my next painting project to finish these out. Also, this can be a GROUP project. Jango Fett Jr was kind enough to let me use the 'dent' stencil he used on his helmet for this project, and I have contacted other members who have expressed interest in helping me get these scanned and posted to the board for everyone to download. This is not a 'money' project, so no fees will be charged for the stencils.
    AFFO$'s original thread was deleted by accident. Will the contributors to the previous thread please repost their templates? I can recall AFettFullofDollars, Evan4218, and mrgr8ness having posted, maybe others?

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    Mandibles

    Here are templates for the red mandible area. Here's a preview of what the PDFs look like. Composite and color separations are posted. Also, these are in PDF vector format, so you can adjust print size to fit whatever helmet you're painting. The ones I'm doing are based on the "Art of Star Wars exhibition" paint condition (some extra scratches), scaled for wizardofflight's helmet templates.
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    Upper Cheeks

    Here are PDF templates for the upper cheek areas.
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    Lower Cheeks

    Here are PDF templates for the lower cheek areas.
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    Back Green Areas

    Here are PDF templates for the back green part of the helmet.
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    Back Red Areas

    Here are PDF templates for the back red part of the helmet, including the keyslots.
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    Left Ear Cap

    Here are PDF templates for the left ear cap.
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    Kill Stripes

    Here is a PDF template for the kill stripes, with some of the surrounding detail. I'll post color separations later.
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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    Good stuff.

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    Awesome CD...

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    DANG CD! Your stencils make mine look like a kindergartener with a crayon! Excellent work! I'm actually using YOUR stencils on my BKBT conversion helmet and they work like a charm. Thanks for all of your hard work.

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    Thanks for sharing these, the details spot on, must have taken hours!

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    I was just thinking about how to do those pesky killstripes. Thank you very much!!

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    Is there a chance that these stencils could be made in a4 format for us over the pond?

    KoRn3000

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    I've just printed these out but they are not the right size for the helmet, i.e. too small!

    How do I resize them to be printed out?

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    Honestly some of the nicest work I've seen on here.

    Lee

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    mandalore697 said: View Post
    I've just printed these out but they are not the right size for the helmet, i.e. too small!

    How do I resize them to be printed out?
    You may have to try increasing the size gradually until they fit.
    If you printed one at 100%, try printing at 105% and see if that works. Print in grayscale to save on your color till you have the size dialed in.

    Also, depending on which helmet you're working on, you may have to slightly alter the size of each individual template. (Just because you make "Template A" 104% doesn't necessarily mean all templates will work at 104%. . . know what I mean?)

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    Thanks for the tips!

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    Thanks a lot for posting those Count Dookie!

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    Thanks for the info, I will be using these templates for when I build my bucket

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    Cat Scratch and other Dome scratches, part 1

    Thanks for the kind words, everybody.

    Here is a template for the "cat scratch" and other scratches above the red mandible rim on the front. The gray blob toward the right is the same as the one in the kill stripes stencil I posted earlier. I will try to post color separations later.
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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    Geez, these templates are just too cool!
    Just curious about something with this latest one: how do you take the dome curvature into account? Like when you take a globe and lay it out flat, you wind up with some distortion of the continents. But everything in your template looks like it's proportioned correctly.

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    superjedi said: View Post
    Geez, these templates are just too cool!
    Just curious about something with this latest one: how do you take the dome curvature into account? Like when you take a globe and lay it out flat, you wind up with some distortion of the continents. But everything in your template looks like it's proportioned correctly.
    I've been having some trouble figuring that out, which is probably why I did all the flat surfaces first. For the dome parts, like the rest, the stencils may need a little or a lot of adjustment when the paint goes on a real helmet. Reference photos of the prop are always the final word when it comes to shape and size and location of details.

    For this latest one, I did some correction for height, and also limited the area to the part just before the curvature becomes more dramatic.

    I'd thought that if I could get all the dome scratches done, I could map them to the segmented dome template that wizardofflight did. But, I'm not sure how useful that is in the context of painting a helmet.

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    Wicked stencils. These will be invaluable when it comes to banging paint on my lid. Cheers for your hard work in making our work a whole lot easier

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    Re: Boba Fett ESB Helmet Paint Stencils

    Just what to say a big thank you.:thumbup

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