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  1. stormtrooperguy's Avatar
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    Dec 6, 2010, 11:57 PM - Boba Fett: Holiday special #1

    This is a fun side project that I did over the last couple of nights. I had done some upgrades to my Pre Vizsla helmet, and ended up with a spare Clone Wars style Mandalorian bucket.

    Rewind to this article at starwars.com: StarWars.com | Designing Mandalorians for The Clone Wars

    The first Filoni-approved version was a very close match to the Episode II Jango. It got approved during design rounds one morning but I wondered if the differences between our Mando helmet and our Phase 1 clone helmet were a little too pronounced. So at lunch the same day I pitched Dave the idea of drawing from the Nelvana ["Holiday Special"] Fett design as a way to introduce a "retro" influence and to tie it in better with the Clone Wars Rex/Clone Phase 1 design. The Nelvana T-visor is very similar to the "face" on a Clone Wars clone, so it seemed like a good fit.
    What? The Clone Wars helmet is based off of the Holiday special Boba? And look... there's some blue spray paint right here.

    Hello Friend.



    I still have to make a rangefinder topper for it (and cut the stalk down a bit I suspect). But, 2 nights of messing around with it and I'm pretty happy. I've always wanted to make a Holiday Special Boba, and here's the start.

    Sort of like my clone armor, I want to make him have the design of the cartoon, but feel realistic. So, I did layered weathering with a couple shades of blue, scuffed it up quite a bit, did some washes on it. All the things one would do on a "real" Boba.

    I also made it a *little* less pastel. The blue I used is a light slate color that I really like.

    I made the dent sort of similar to the movie one, but more oblong, since in some of the shots in the holiday special it looks almost oval.



    Close up of the weathering:





    Eventually I'll make up the whole suit, but now I have a helmet to motivate me
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    Dec 7, 2010, 12:06 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #2

    I've been wanting to do this with one of your kits from the day I saw them. Maybe one day when tax money permits.
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    Dec 7, 2010, 12:17 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #3

    Is it a clone wars death watch helmet?
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    Dec 7, 2010, 12:20 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #4

    Or is it really a holiday special?
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    Dec 7, 2010, 12:21 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #5

    I make Clone Wars Deathwatch helmets, and I painted one up as the Holiday Special Boba Fett. The HS Boba was the inspiration for the Clone Wars look, so it seems a fitting tribute.
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    Dec 7, 2010, 6:47 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #6

    It's really awesome looking, STG!
    The only thing I would do different if I did it is I'd add the two circles in each mandible and maybe fill in the slots in the ear.
    Make it a little more unique compared to the CW look, you know?
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    Dec 7, 2010, 7:39 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #7

    This is going to be fun to watch!
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    Dec 7, 2010, 8:23 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #8

    Very cool indead
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    Dec 7, 2010, 9:01 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #9

    Man, that is so cool. It really does have the perfect balance between real-world and cartoon feels. Great job!
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    Dec 7, 2010, 9:08 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #10

    It looks good, I would love to see it with full kit to see how it would look overall. I bet it would be durn close
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    Dec 7, 2010, 9:23 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #11

    I love the way that looks. awesome man!
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    Dec 7, 2010, 10:47 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #12

    Quote Muad'Dib said: View Post
    It's really awesome looking, STG!
    The only thing I would do different if I did it is I'd add the two circles in each mandible and maybe fill in the slots in the ear.
    Make it a little more unique compared to the CW look, you know?
    I forgot about those! I'm thinking I can use 2 borden connectors painted black. I molded mine, so I can make a couple of little resin ones. I also have to do the turn signals one the forehead. I was planning to paint those either way.

    I'm not sure about filling the slots... that would make it look more like the animation, but I think the detail looks nice in the real world. I'll try a photoshop mod to the helmet to see how it looks.

    Thanks for the suggestions!
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    Dec 7, 2010, 4:23 PM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #13

    My only problems with that route, and this is just my opinion, is that if you used real-Fett greeblies on an animated/TCW styled Fett, it defeats the purpose of being stylized.
    Personally, I would just use two little plain disks.

    I guess I am just all about making look like it looks (or pretty close, anyway). Just remember back to my Cam Kennedy Fett. LOL.
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    Dec 7, 2010, 4:31 PM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #14

    I'll experiment and see what looks good. I can always undo whatever I do if I don't like it
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    Dec 7, 2010, 5:14 PM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #15

    This is true.
    I think it will look awesome in any case.
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    Dec 10, 2010, 9:24 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #16

    It's been three days. Have you given up?

    Actually, let me ask you a question. Do you think you might try and make the chest armor a more one-piece design with smoother sloped edges?
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    Dec 10, 2010, 12:12 PM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #17

    hahahah! no, i've just been trooping non stop! i had 2 events within 12 hours of each other. one at 7pm and one at 7am. after that, i fell over!
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    Dec 10, 2010, 4:14 PM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #18

    Very cool....I'll be watching out for updates!
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    Dec 10, 2010, 4:18 PM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #19

    Quote Muad'Dib said: View Post
    Do you think you might try and make the chest armor a more one-piece design with smoother sloped edges?
    That would imply that I plan any of this out ahead of time!

    I'm not one to spend a lot of time planning. When I decide to do something, I usually hit the shop RIGHT NOW and just start cutting. Sometimes I'll draw out the project on paper first, most of the time my initial sketch is right on the piece I plan to cut.
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    Dec 10, 2010, 4:21 PM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #20

    Well monday it should be done then right
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    Dec 10, 2010, 8:16 PM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #21

    Looks great Brian! Are you planning on doing the entire suit or were you just messing around with the bucket?
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    Dec 10, 2010, 10:42 PM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #22

    I understand the spontaneous beast that is creativity. After all, I have Gonk that has been in the works for what, 5 months now? And that's just a simple box!
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    Dec 11, 2010, 12:16 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #23

    Whole suit. Helmets lead to costumes. So far my Jango is the only one that's never materialized into a full one. I only did the Jango to put on display with Temeura and Daniel's autographs, so he's safe.

    Right now I've got my RotJ boba and Pre Vizsla. I think a 3rd mando is perfectly reasonable!
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    Dec 11, 2010, 12:17 PM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #24

    I think that looks fantastic!!!!!!
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    Dec 29, 2010, 12:31 AM - Re: Boba Fett: Holiday special #25

    How's this coming, STG?

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