That's only one part of the suit, too. You ain't heard nuthin' yet!
That's only one part of the suit, too. You ain't heard nuthin' yet!
ok, Im ready
Truth...theres so many pieces and parts that are still unknown or debated just start reading and youll see
Well, I have my just-released Making of TESB book. I'm hoping there are some new tidbits in there...
For the upper part of the chart, we know the Supertrooper had to have become Boba in time for the animated part of the Holiday Special to be created, even if the colours were still in flux. I was just listening to the Star Wars and ESB radio dramas recently, since I had no computer. Was the first time since they originally aired, for me. I know they were released in the same years as their respective films, but does anyone know when Brian Daley finalized the scripts? In the Star Wars one, I noticed something in the docking bay 94 scene where Han confronts Jabba in the film. Since the scene had been filmed wiht a human actor and cut, Daley re-named that character Heater in the radio drama, and he was Jabba's lieuteneant in Mos Eisley. When Heater tells Han that he'll put a price on his head so high he won't be able to go near a civilized system, in the radio drama, he also says "I might even hire Boba Fett to go after you". As far as I know, this is the first appearance of the name, and I don't know if Daley made it up, or had access to notes for "Star Wars II".
Has anything new come to light about the fate of the Pre-Pro 1 helmet? We know it almost certainly didn't become one of the others, as they'd have to fill the gash and add the dent -- and there were already five more for a single character.
there is a snippet about Boba Fett's name, how Lucas came up with it, and a hint at the timeline for it on page 44.
it may be time to update this poster with the two pre-pro 2 children recently discovered.
Just a quick fix till Art updates it!
I realy love that page , and the new update is sweet,
Tho its still missing the most impotant of all fett helmets
the donpost vynls and the rubbies
Hello thanx for the info, gonna make good use of it...
I think there shold be another new adition under the MR PP3 ,When you consider it is or at least was the most sort after lid the FP MR P/P range's deserve a spot in chart,
Fascinating read. History at a glance. Love it.
I think you should update the history with the Grant M. helmet, and also the MR Proto :thumbsup
Makes sense to me
Very interesting image. There is so much more to Fett build than I imagined
wooow i have never understood that also, i will never imagine that
Sorry to bump an older thread! So who sculpted the 1st Supertrooper helmet? The original for these 6? Do we know? If shipped to the US, does that mean the original was sculpted in the UK?
Apologies if I've missed the answer, but I have searched! :)
Rafal, how do you know the sculpt was made in the US? Actually it makes no sense to have something shipped just for casting which is the most simple thing to do. Also, all the Boba Costumes (armour and everything) was made in the UK, I'm pretty sure the helmet was sculpted at UK.
How would that explain the Ben Burtt and Duwayne Dunham video? Of course now that I actually need the information I can't remember exactly but I remember hearing that the screening video was filmed at one of the crew's houses in California.
The stormtrooper stuff was made in the UK right? But that was PRIOR to Fett, Fett/Supertrooper was after ANH propmaking so may not have been made in the UK. Not sure myself...but maybe Art knows?
Mmm, interesting. So who sculpted the original father to the 6 sons (if you like!)? Would Joe Johnston have sculpted it? Just curious....
We don't know who sculpted it, just who did the casts, but not the sculpt.
Great post, thanks for this informative post! I love the Fett Helmet!
I love how we can trace back the linage of these iconic helmets! great work TDH!
Wow! Guess I can learn something new every day!
So is the SuperTrooper Boba a dented helmet or not. I have seen both dented and predent in the BF ST in the gallery. I want to build a BF ST but not sure which I need to do.
I have found some interestin info on a site called "Starwars Propaganda". If you select prop archive, then boba fett and finally prop story, there's some good history.
wow thanks for info. I wonder if Art knows? It sure fits in with the GMH being a real cast. With the pre production 2 history. If you look on the website's pictures you can see that the dent is an exact match for the dent on the GMH! :albino
Here's some background info on the GMH helmet for you. Boba Fett Costume Resource - The Grant McCune Boba Fett Helmet
Yeah Art knows all about that. Gino has been a long time member of the RPF and TDH. He's not a bad guy either ;).
If you look on the helmet history page abouve, (The modified one) you can see a helmet 2 under the PP2 helmet its called the MF (malone Fett) this is the helmet thats on Gino's site,
Youl be hard pressed to find a fett helmet that has linage to the real helmets that isnt known about by the Fett heads over here
I never knew there was this much knowlege, its truly impressive. The rabbit hole goes very deep! I'm trying to read sixxgunn13's update but cant view, when I enlarge it it just blurrs? Does anyone know a way round this?
i had no idea about all of the variations this is truely amazing.
I love reading this kind of stuff! :)
wow, this is crazy!
It would be cool if he could make a photo montage of different costumers using different helmets on the list to accompany it.
Being new to this it sure explains a lot. Learned something new today.
This is the kind of thing that made me want to become a member of The Dented Helmet. Complete and concise information...
Awesome history lesson. Thanks to everyone who put it all together!
Considering the crater they put into Boba's helmet is the same one as on C-3PO, how would they have gone about it? Re-heated the plastic locally with heat gun and pressed in a positive "dent" form? The dented version of the white Supertrooper helmet I've seen looks to still be polished ABS. I doubt they'd've gone to the trouble of cutting out a hole, gluing in a "dent" piece, and then repainting it white before painting it grey...
Also, whoever sculpted it, they used the upper part of a baseball batter's helmet, turned backward, for the dome. I have one that is an exact match in circumference and contours. Too exact to be coincidence. Does anyone on here know who did that initial sculpt, and whether they did both helmet and armor, or just helmet, or what? I don't know how much it matters. I'd just like to know...
The dent was added by cutting a hole and adding the dent...as you can see in the PP2 helmet its very shoddy work....
The Helmet is Fiberglass also not ABS. Dont recall if we know who sculpted it though?
Seems weird considering it's such a recognizable helmet, but no one knows who did the initial sculpt, at least from anything I've read.
According to the Star Wars - The Blueprints book, the Boba Fett suit was developed by Norman Reynold (using the McQuarrie and Johnston sketches), who was helped by Jan Stevens (or Janet Stevens) as sculptor and Brian Archer as model maker. And F4R is right about the dent being added in the hole that was created in the helmet's dome.
Peregrinus, can you share with us the measurements of that particular baseball helmet?
Ah, well there you go! Jan Stevens!
I was even more impressed when, after removing the hideous earcaps it comes with, I took ~11mm off the back edge of the front half of the dome on my Hasbro Boba helmet and it now has the same shape as the batting helmet, and is 724mm around the base of the dome. :D
I love the Fett family tree in the first post. Is there an up to date history including eFX or any other new updates since this was made?