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!