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    Mar 22, 2012, 6:26 PM - Fett helmet off the bay NEEDS CPR #1

    So a friend of mine wanted a fett bucket so he bought on off the bay..BAD IDEA!. He brought it to me to see if I can fix it. I guess my question is does anyone have some ideas or should I thrash it buy one and cast it for him. Any help?

    Is it me or does the helmet look wavy?
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    Mar 22, 2012, 7:46 PM - Re: Fett helmet off the bay NEEDS CPR #2

    That is an MSH recast that's been floating around. I have to say, that one is the worst I've seen yet.

    Unfortunately, because it's a resin slush cast, there won't be anything you can do to straighten the
    sink holes with a heat gun. It will creep back as soon as you expose it to a hot day in a car, even
    if you can get it straight without cracking it. Your best best is to bondo fill the low spots
    and glaze. You can likely still make a paintable helmet with a fair amount of umph, but it will never
    be quite right. Also, be careful buying one and "casting" it. That's mirky water there.






    Quote Red5sixx said: View Post
    So a friend of mine wanted a fett bucket so he bought on off the bay..BAD IDEA!. He brought it to me to see if I can fix it. I guess my question is does anyone have some ideas or should I thrash it buy one and cast it for him. Any help?

    Is it me or does the helmet look wavy?
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    Mar 22, 2012, 8:10 PM - Re: Fett helmet off the bay NEEDS CPR #3

    Thanks FP...I figured as much. Guess I'll try to build it up and do
    what I can. This is by far the worse cast I've seen. I might just cut out the back
    vent and fab one. We will see I'll post my progress thanks for the help.

    Red


    Quote fettpride said: View Post
    That is an MSH recast that's been floating around. I have to say, that one is the worst I've seen yet.

    Unfortunately, because it's a resin slush cast, there won't be anything you can do to straighten the
    sink holes with a heat gun. It will creep back as soon as you expose it to a hot day in a car, even
    if you can get it straight without cracking it. Your best best is to bondo fill the low spots
    and glaze. You can likely still make a paintable helmet with a fair amount of umph, but it will never
    be quite right. Also, be careful buying one and "casting" it. That's mirky water there.


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    Mar 23, 2012, 2:18 AM - Re: Fett helmet off the bay NEEDS CPR #4

    Wow, thats the same bucket I bought, only like fettpride said, its in much worse condition. I kinda feel lucky that mine wasnt so warped, although I did have to fix the gash in the back, here's the link to what I did with it: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/a...met-wip-43653/

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    Mar 23, 2012, 9:43 AM - Re: Fett helmet off the bay NEEDS CPR #5

    Thanks so much. Yours came out really well. The only problem I am
    going to have is the ear pieces are in bad shape, they are way to thin and he didn't get the range finder.
    Anyone know where I can get one?




    Quote Armydad said: View Post
    Wow, thats the same bucket I bought, only like fettpride said, its in much worse condition. I kinda feel lucky that mine wasnt so warped, although I did have to fix the gash in the back, here's the link to what I did with it: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/a...met-wip-43653/

    And some pics of what it could look like

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