Collection update: GMH Master added

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    Collection update: GMH Master added

    Hi all!
    I wanted to share a special new piece I had the opportunity to add to my helmet collection this past week.
    It's the original Grant McCune master. Not much more I can say about this helmet than has already been
    written by Art in these two articles:
    Boba Fett Costume Resource - The Grant McCune Boba Fett Helmet
    Boba Fett Costume Resource - First Sons Boba Fett Preproduction #2 Helmet Progeny

    If helmet history interests you, I highly recommend reading those 2 pages!
    On to some pics.

    My original intent in building my Fett collection was to have one representation of each stage of Boba Fett's
    development, from pre-production, through the 2 screen used helmets. I also wanted to have each helmet
    be a different "make." So far, I am on track, with only a ROTJ helmet left to acquire and paint.
    Here's an overall shot of my collection.



    To view the helmets a little closer, here are a couple of additional shots.

    This group shows the earliest helmets (in the production timeline). At bottom is Skygunbro's
    McQuarrie concept version 1. I built this in a weathered state. Immediately above it is another
    Skygunbro McQuarrie helmet--the version 2. This one was finished pristine. To its left is my
    Supertrooper (one version anyway), which is built from an MSH2.



    The picture below starts getting into the more familiar faces of Boba. Going from bottom right, we have the
    Pre-Pro version 1 "Eyes" helmet. This was built from a Bobamaker dentless kit. On its left is my Pre-Pro version 3,
    which is a TerminalFettler fiberglass kit. Above the "Eyes" helmet is my GMH done as Pre-Pro 2. Top left is my
    hero ESB helmet, painted up on a beautiful FPH.



    Below, we have the ESB and PP2 again, with the original GMH master on top. It resides in a nice acrylic cube case that
    I bought specifically to protect and display it.



    So that's my collection! Hopefully later this year I'll pick up a new helmet to paint as ROTJ and then. . . well, I'm not sure
    exactly what will happen then! Maybe I'll just throw them all out and start over.

    More pics of the GMH master in the next post!

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    SJ,

    Very nice collection! I love the gaunts. What's the story behind them? Maker?

    Also where did you get the glass containers? I have an insane new fett lid coming and want to protect when not trooping?

    -22

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    This post will feature pics of the GMH master. As I mentioned in post #1, read the links provided if you're interested in the history of this piece.

    Here's an overall front right angle. You can see in many of these pics that the smooth, well-formed GMH helmets made by FettPride certainly took
    a considerable amount of work to get them to that point!



    Here's another angle of the RF ear assembly, with the microswitch cast in place.



    The mold repairs and odd texturing that Art wrote about in his two articles are visible in the next couple of shots.





    Here's the dent, in all its rough, cracked glory.



    This next group of photos show some of the coolest features of this helmet. The paint layers of the original PP2 paint job can be seen
    in relief in the surface of the helmet. These pics were taken with a strong light shined on the helmet from an extreme side angle, as the
    relief of the paint layers is very thin. I highlighted the areas in yellow to show specific paint features.











    Finally, a shot of the interior. The fiberglass texture is readily apparent.



    So there she is! I'm so amazed/thrilled/honored/happy to have this helmet in my collection! Hope you enjoy the pics.

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    22ssplt said: View Post
    SJ,

    Very nice collection! I love the gaunts. What's the story behind them? Maker?

    Also where did you get the glass containers? I have an insane new fett lid coming and want to protect when not trooping?

    -22
    Hi 22, caught me between posts.
    The gauntlets are some old vac-formed Ruffkintoy ROTJ gaunts. I've had them for years and just have them in the case
    to fill up that empty spot!
    The glass cases are Detolf shelf units from Ikea. They're perfect for helmets, and go for around $65.00.

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    Re: Collection update: GMH Master added

    Thanks for the info. Those ruffkins look great also.

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    Re: Collection update: GMH Master added

    Bout to start being able to compete with you

    Need them Concept helmets...I love the glass case...Im gonna ask the wife to get me them for Xmas

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    Wow nice collection, I like how you have a lot of different makes in there too.

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    Looking good!

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    Beautiful Eric - i've got those exact same Detolf Shelves (well one lot anyway), and they are spot on for helmets. The GMH is great, and really love your work on all the variations - let's get a ROTJ in there my good man!

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    Re: Collection update: GMH Master added

    Congratulations!

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    **** thats awesome

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    Nice catch Eric the collection looks Great.

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    Thanks guys.
    Wish I had some room for a couple more of those Detolfs. They'd be great to display
    my Rebel pilot helmet collection, too. But alas, Mrs. Superjedi sets the limit on how
    "Star Warsy" my den can be.

    Jonny, I'm hopeful that I can begin work on a ROTJ helmet by the end of the year!

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    That looks incredible! In my n00bish fervor, I originally had the idea that I'd like to have an example of each Fett helmet incarnation but as slow as I've been on my first one, I think I'll be happy just to have it done! lol!

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    Well Faruka! you have a nice collection!

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    it's good to see the different sizes of helmets

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    Re: Collection update: GMH Master added

    Sweet collection Eric..!! loving the new addition.
    looking forward to my new addition too.

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    Hi Eric,
    Must be "the force" that this lid found its way into your collection. Your good service of uber SA paint-ups to the community in such as professional & consistent manner has seen the favour returned. (Lucas wasnt far off with the theme of his movies, true in life so many ways)
    Really glad for you that you score it, couldnt go to a more deserving Fett fanantic!
    mick

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    Wow, thanks Mick!
    I might say that it was luck, but to quote a certain old fossil, "In my experience there's no such thing as luck."

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    Re: Collection update: GMH Master added

    That is one heck of an impressive collection! You now have more helmets than I do!!!

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    Very sweet collection, sir. I have four extra kits sitting on my shelf for this kind of display project. You have given me great ideas with the cabinets!

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    Re: Collection update: GMH Master added

    Very impressive colllection !

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    Thanks guys. It's like the Detolf cabinets are made for helmet displays. They're fantastic.

    Art Andrews said: View Post
    That is one heck of an impressive collection! You now have more helmets than I do!!!
    Yeah, but mine have all those pesky colors on them. They're not all nice and gray like yours!

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    Stunning collection... Many thanks for sharing.

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