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  1. V-Fett's Avatar
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    Jun 26, 2008, 1:47 PM - First Post, First Scratchbuilt Helmet #1

    Hello everybody !!!
    This is V-Fett, I’m a French Boba Fett fan and this is my first scratchbuilt helmet . Three months ago I discovered The Dented Helmet and the amazing job made by Peter (aka AntMan) :thumbup. I’ve been browsing and reading lots of threads looking for hints and tips regarding the building, painting and weathering process. I would like to thank all of you for sharing your tricks and your own experience in the building of our favorite Bounty Hunter’s helmet .

    I registered at TDH to share my work with you, so here it is…and no desintegration please !!! 8)
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  2. Studio Fett's Avatar
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    Jun 26, 2008, 1:56 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #2

    I am brand new here too, and I gotta say...That is Amazing!!! Great job dude!
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    Jun 26, 2008, 2:04 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #3

    Welcome aboard bruv....
    1st post and I gotta say not bad at all?!! great build and paintjob...
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    Jun 26, 2008, 3:42 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #4

    very nice work!
  5. Jun 26, 2008, 4:06 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #5

    Amazing scratch build and paint job! I love the weathered helmet stand, nice touch
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    Jun 26, 2008, 4:24 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #6

    C'est magnifique!

    Dude, this is amazing, certainly for a first build! Did you use the W.O.F. templates? Do you have any progress pictures? What is the material you used? The fantastic paintjob looks topical but please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Great job!!

    Peter
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    Jun 26, 2008, 6:04 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuilt Helmet #7

    Hi everyone and thanks a lot for your very kind comments so far :thumbup!!!
    Antman---> your french is good ^^
    I don't have any progress picture, sorry, I started taking pictures when my bucket was ready to get paint ...I used the fantastic W.O.F templates for the building as well as Count Dookie's templates for the paint and scratches.
    I used only 2mn cardboard for the whole helmet and a sieve for the dome, and of course polypaste(or bondo) and sanding (all done by hand ).
    I airbrushed the whole bucket using Tamiya colors, the small paintjob was handbrushed using Humbrol colors. Et voila !!!
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  8. Jun 27, 2008, 6:29 AM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #8

    Whoa! Amazing work! Love it
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    Jun 27, 2008, 7:44 AM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #9

    wow you really have some serious painting skills!! is that wearable? it almost looks like half-scale. could just be the way close are. Either way it looks awesome!
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    Jun 27, 2008, 8:28 AM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #10

    Quote vadr_h8r said: View Post
    wow you really have some serious painting skills!! is that wearable? it almost looks like half-scale. could just be the way close are. Either way it looks awesome!

    Thank you !!! I know that my helmet looks smaller on the pictures than it is actually, this has really something to do with my camera...anyway it is full scale and wearable (well not anymore 'cause I had to glue a piece of cardboard on the inside so it can rest on its stand).
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    Nov 19, 2008, 8:12 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #11

    nice job!!!
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    Nov 19, 2008, 8:45 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #12

    Quote V-Fett said:
    Where do you find paint in such enormous cans?

    That is some fantastic work, V-Fett. Thanks for sharing your pictures!
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    Nov 19, 2008, 11:43 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuilt Helmet #13

    Quote V-Fett said: View Post
    ...I used the fantastic W.O.F templates for the building as well as Count Dookie's templates for the paint and scratches.
    I used only 2mn cardboard for the whole helmet and a sieve for the dome, and of course polypaste(or bondo) and sanding (all done by hand ).
    I airbrushed the whole bucket using Tamiya colors, the small paintjob was handbrushed using Humbrol colors. Et voila !!!
    A SIEVE??? for the dome?!?! OH MY I may have to steal that idea for my next bucket I never would have thought of that, but I can see how that would work, I just gotta go to Bed Bath and WAAY Beyond.
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    Jan 8, 2009, 1:36 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #14

    Most Excellent job !! - I'm ready to get started converting my MR bucket paintjob to match my ROTJ armor.
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    Jan 8, 2009, 4:41 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #15

    Holy Hell!!! that is one nice scratch build i wish mine came out like that.
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    Jan 8, 2009, 6:20 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #16

    yeah it looks great. man im learning so much cool stuff u guys. thanks
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    Jan 8, 2009, 8:50 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #17

    That is an amazing job! If you can do that on your first try I can't wait for your next project.
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    Jan 13, 2009, 6:47 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #18

    Can't believe this is your first one!! Looks really really awesome!!!!
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    Jan 14, 2009, 2:02 AM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #19

    Bravo.
    I too am new to the site and must say that I am continuously impressed by the ingenuity on this site. I made my first helm from a football helmet, cardboard and papertowels. No really. It seemed to be the easiest way to make the curve on the mandibles. U
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    Jan 16, 2009, 4:42 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #20

    Quote oneone1111 said: View Post
    That is an amazing job! If you can do that on your first try I can't wait for your next project.



    Thank you very much !!!
    My next project will be a ROTJ Blaster, I hope it will be as fun as scratchbuilding the helmet. Again I have been looking at a lot of threads regarding the building and weathering techniques ( thank you The Dented Helmet :thumbup). I guess I will pretty soon realize if I've learnt something from all the members who share their tips and hints .
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    Jan 20, 2009, 11:45 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #21

    Very nice job.
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    Jan 21, 2009, 3:39 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #22

    that is an amazing job!!! man i am just in awe right now. keep up the good work man.
  23. Jan 28, 2009, 2:42 AM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #23

    Good job.What colors you used on helmet?
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    Jan 28, 2009, 4:02 PM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #24

    Quote TheBushmaster said: View Post
    Good job.What colors you used on helmet?

    Hi,
    Here's the list of the colors I used to paint my Helmet :

    >TAMIYA colors (Airbrush )

    Acrylic XF-62 Olive Drab
    Acrylic XF-70 Dark Green
    Acrylic XF-58 Olive Green
    Acrylic XF-55 Deck Tan
    Acrylic XF-7 Flat Red
    Acrylic XF-3 Flat Yellow
    Acrylic XF-1 Flat Black
    Acrylic X-2 White
    Acrylic X-31 Titanium Gold
    Acrylic X-4 Blue

    <HUMBROL colors (Hand brush )

    191 CHROME SILVER METALLIC (Airbrush)
    32 DARK GREY MATT
    20 CRIMSON GLOSS
    34 MATT WHITE MATT
    69 YELLOW GLOSS
    19 RED GLOSS

    and REVELL Color Stop (Masking Liquid )


    I think I didn't forget any of them ^^.
  25. Jan 29, 2009, 3:38 AM - Re: First Post, First Scratchbuild Helmet #25

    Thanks man!!
    And what do you proffer for dome and cheeks colors.Which one is fit for cheeks and dome?

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