Hey guys- Well as I was nearing the finale of my sons hasbro mod, well... I decided to take the plundge and try my hand at an ROTJ lid for myself. That being said I contacted..yes...Asok. After explaining to him what I was doing, and that I needed a reasonably priced lid I could practice on, he was grascious enough to let me know he had a slightly "weathered" FP cc. Well, the rest is history, and after recieving the helmet after only 2 days I couldnt wait to get my hands on it! After getting home from work this evening, having dinner w/ my wonderful wife and son I embarked on my journey. Below are some shots of the initial stages..please feel free to comment as this is my very first build, as far as a helmet goes.
Fresh bucket out of the box
Post trimming the bottom w/ a dremmel for the first time..yes, ive never used a dremmel LOL
AND...the first run-through w/ the 0000 steel wool
Some of the blemmishes im still working on, but overall I feel its a great start. I plan on spending some more time buffing out the cc as well as eliminating the blemmishes as much as possible, and what I cant get rid of...ill weather it : ). Well, all Its 11 PM and im calling it a night. Again, please feel free to help me along.