Page 9 of 16 FirstFirst ... 4567891011121314 ... LastLast
Subscribe
  1. Ghostsoldier's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    376
    Aug 9, 2007, 4:15 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #201

    Quote wizardofflight said: View Post
    So you might not see me around for a while.
    When I say that to my wife, she gets all happy and stuff....
    Rob
  2. Gypsyboy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    470
    Aug 14, 2007, 2:15 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #202

    I just want to go on and on again about how awesome these templates are. Not finished yet... not by a long shot, but getting there.

  3. Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    6
    Aug 17, 2007, 11:47 AM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #203

    I've got some progress, and some questions. First off, I'm wondering if I was supposed to cut of the area of the dome that I highlighted in red. It seems too tall, and that's a problem. Also, is there any way to get rid of the point at the top of the dome? After I put bondo on it and sand it off I'm sure it will look fine, Just wondering if there was a way to get rid of it before that.

    Also, any input from you senior TDH members? As I said before, this helmet will be far from perfect, But I still want to make it pretty good, so any advice will help. Thanks guys.



  4. dung0beetle's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    306
    Aug 17, 2007, 2:33 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #204

    Quote Temperature said: View Post
    I've got some progress, and some questions. First off, I'm wondering if I was supposed to cut of the area of the dome that I highlighted in red. It seems too tall, and that's a problem. Also, is there any way to get rid of the point at the top of the dome? After I put bondo on it and sand it off I'm sure it will look fine, Just wondering if there was a way to get rid of it before that.

    Also, any input from you senior TDH members? As I said before, this helmet will be far from perfect, But I still want to make it pretty good, so any advice will help. Thanks guys.
    Yes, cut it off but only what you need. The amount to cut is relative to your material thickness, so cut some and check it out before you glue it. To get rid of the point at the top of the dome, you can glue a round piece of cardboard to the tips of the triangle shaped pieces. That will pull them together and eliminate the point. Or you could make the point end of the triangle sections the center of the pattern. It would end up looking like fan blades. If you do it this way, do it in 4 sections. Below is what I am talking about.
  5. Jango72's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    746
    Aug 17, 2007, 3:15 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #205

    When I made mine, I too noticed that the dome is too tall. I printed my templates at full size ( 100 percent ), and I removed 5mm from the bottom of the dome. It looks pretty darn good now.
  6. Member Since
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    5
    Aug 17, 2007, 3:57 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #206

    Hey everyone,

    I'm kind of new here been lurking for a while and everything you have done has done nothing but impress me.

    I was so impressed I started to work on a scratchbuilt helmet from the templates. Unfortunately while making a cardboard mockup of the outer shell i realized that the pattern was too small for me. Is there anyway to enlarge the template in the pdf?

    Thanks,
    Dave
  7. Ghostsoldier's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    376
    Aug 17, 2007, 8:51 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #207

    Quote Claidhmor said: View Post
    Hey everyone,

    I'm kind of new here been lurking for a while and everything you have done has done nothing but impress me.

    I was so impressed I started to work on a scratchbuilt helmet from the templates. Unfortunately while making a cardboard mockup of the outer shell i realized that the pattern was too small for me. Is there anyway to enlarge the template in the pdf?

    Thanks,
    Dave
    Dave,
    "Just how big a fella are you?" Just stealing a line from comedian Roy D. Mercer...seriously, I'm 6 foot, 220 pounds with a HUGE 23" noggin, and Alan's patterns fit my skull, with room to boot...be sure to see if you have the "fit to page" option checked...or unchecked...in the printer options....I printed mine to fit the page at 100%, and it fits fine....here's a pic o' mine in the process of being painted (with the wrong silver)...

    Rob
  8. Gypsyboy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    470
    Aug 21, 2007, 7:15 AM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #208

    I removed about the same amount from the bottom edge of my dome too - 5mm or so. Funny the difference such a small amount can make. Actually - come to think of it, I didn't remove it from the dome... I took it off the top edge of the mask "skirt". It just happened to be easier to cut. Didn't matter none. Six of one, a half dozen of the other.
  9. Gypsyboy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    470
    Aug 21, 2007, 7:19 AM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #209

    Quote Ghostsoldier said: View Post
    Dave,
    "Just how big a fella are you?" Just stealing a line from comedian Roy D. Mercer...seriously, I'm 6 foot, 220 pounds with a HUGE 23" noggin, and Alan's patterns fit my skull, with room to boot...be sure to see if you have the "fit to page" option checked...or unchecked...in the printer options....I printed mine to fit the page at 100%, and it fits fine....here's a pic o' mine in the process of being painted (with the wrong silver)...

    Rob
    Very cool looking bucket. I always thought Boba's helmet looked rather knight-like.
  10. Ghostsoldier's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    376
    Aug 21, 2007, 10:30 AM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #210

    Yeah...it's the influence of my old Society For Creative Anachronism days creeping in....
    Rob
  11. Gypsyboy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    470
    Aug 24, 2007, 12:22 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #211

    Put yer sunglasses on. Sorry about the offensive colour... it was all I had on hand to seal the surface with. Anyway, just thought I would post another couple pics. I wanna tell ya... cutting out those slots in the keyhole jobby was tricky. By the way, I found a piece of plastic pipe of just about the same curve as the inset piece. I cut it from that and then just glued my heavy paper cutout of the "slots" over it. I intend to use it as a guide for cutting them out after it is cast in resin.


  12. Jango72's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    746
    Aug 24, 2007, 12:51 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #212

    Nicely done. Reminds me... I've really got to take some updated picks of mine. It's almost ready for primer, just need to do a final sand on the dome and then add the brow triangles.
  13. Gypsyboy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    470
    Aug 24, 2007, 2:58 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #213

    Thanks for reminding me... I almost forgot about those pesky little triangles. I for one would like to see updated pics of your bucket.

  14. brt93yoda's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    6
    Aug 26, 2007, 7:20 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #214

    hi i am new here and i started making my helmet. so far ive glued the templates to card board and cut them out. after i put the helmet together do i make a fiberglass mold of it then cover the mold in sintra or what.

    i'd be realy happy if some one can answer this:jet pack
  15. Jango72's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    746
    Aug 26, 2007, 8:35 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #215

    Some plan to make molds of their scratch built buckets, I on the other hand simply am making one out of plastic. Their's no need to make any molds unless you have plans to re-make your helmet out of resin or fiberglass.

    If top coated with a resin or polyurethane, I'm sure that a cardboard bucket would serve well until you could afford to purchase a higher end helmet.

    My sons helmet is made entirely out of cardboard, and I'm going to coat it with polyurethane to seal it before priming and painting.
  16. Tazman's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2007
    Posts
    80
    Aug 27, 2007, 4:24 AM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #216

    Hi!

    After I wasnt satisfied with my first helmet, Im making a new one.
    For the dome I used another skater helmet which I trimmed like the baseball helmets.
    For the rest I used aluminium sheets 0.8mm thick.
    Only the upper cheeks are made of 1mm sintra.

    -Thomas
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P7130125.JPG 
Views:	2827 
Size:	69.4 KB 
ID:	19713   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P7130126.JPG 
Views:	2796 
Size:	68.5 KB 
ID:	19714   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P7230161.JPG 
Views:	2876 
Size:	58.9 KB 
ID:	19715  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P7230162.JPG 
Views:	2676 
Size:	50.1 KB 
ID:	19716   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P8270013.JPG 
Views:	2760 
Size:	43.9 KB 
ID:	19717   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P8270014.JPG 
Views:	2829 
Size:	43.5 KB 
ID:	19718  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P8270015.JPG 
Views:	2611 
Size:	33.3 KB 
ID:	19719   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	P8270016.JPG 
Views:	2689 
Size:	47.0 KB 
ID:	19720  
  17. I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    5,520
    Aug 27, 2007, 8:33 AM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #217

    Looking great!
  18. Ghostsoldier's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    376
    Sep 19, 2007, 10:13 AM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #218

    Hey mods...how about stickying this damn thread? I keep having people ask me where to find it, and I'm always looking it up....can you put it where we can find it easily?
    Rob
  19. Stormrider's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    2,269
    Sep 19, 2007, 8:24 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #219

  20. Ghostsoldier's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    376
    Sep 19, 2007, 8:33 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #220

    Awesome bucket, Stormrider....I read your other thread about it...
    Rob
  21. Member Since
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1
    Oct 18, 2007, 12:05 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #221

    I printed out your template (amazing, BTW,) but after looking at it, I'm not quite sure how to assemble it. Maybe a little numerical/alphabetical system could help? I'm trying to make it out of for sale signs and 1mm poster board. Before anyone raises a red flag, it only has to be wearable for 2 days. I just need help assembling it, and I only have 10 days to throw everything together!
  22. wizardofflight's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    991
    Oct 18, 2007, 12:43 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #222

    This thread is the "offical" tutorial for the Helmet templates.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=20752

    Here are a few excellent threads:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...ight=cardboard

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...ight=cardboard

    Also there are a number of excellent threads on scratch building a helmet from the templates, things to search for in the Helmet section are scratch built, cardboard, WOF. That should yield a number of thread to help you out.

    If you any specific question just ask.

    Alan
  23. Ghostsoldier's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    376
    Dec 16, 2007, 8:07 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #223

    Bump...(so I can find the damn thing....)
    Rob
  24. wizardofflight's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    991
    Dec 17, 2007, 6:21 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #224

    Updated the dome templates in the first post. They were a bit small, they needed to be enlagred 103%. I also added a scale so you can check to make sure that you are getting the proper size.

    Thank you Fettenstein01 for keeping me honest!!

    Alan
  25. wizardofflight's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    991
    Dec 18, 2007, 1:48 PM - Re: Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates #225

    Hello,

    I have updated the first thread again, this time to add the helmet templates in the A4 size format. These include the dome, ears and the helmet. I am still resizing hte rangefinder templates to fit the format. Stay tuned for one more update.

    Alan

Similar Threads

  1. Pre-Pro Boba Fett Blaster Rifle Blueprints
    By wizardofflight in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: Aug 12, 2014, 4:31 PM
  2. Jango Fett Knee Armor Templates/blueprints
    By wizardofflight in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: Mar 30, 2012, 4:34 PM
  3. My Boba Fett Helmet, WOF Templates, Cardboard
    By Boba Luke in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Apr 29, 2008, 6:42 AM
  4. wizardofflight and others' Boba Fett Helmet Templates
    By asok in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Dec 26, 2007, 9:38 PM
  5. Boba Fett Sling Gun Blueprints
    By wizardofflight in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Sep 20, 2006, 2:17 AM