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    Grant McCune Helmet done in true PP2



    Watch this thread as I glue various bits and bobs into the helmet to make it accurate to the real helmets.
    Then comes the hard part, I will be posting my paint work progress and I hope I can do it justice.

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    I love the hole you've made for the rangefinder bolt, it's accurate! I'll be looking this thread with hopes

    What have you used for the borden, a Mojo's replica?

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    Thanks. I haven't done the final cut out of it yet. I have to track down the proper bolt and then I can fine tune it.

    Yes that's one of Gav's replica Bordens. I have some real ones I could have used but I think you and I agree that the real ones don't quite match the ones used on the helmets in every way.
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    I should mention the visor is not fully trimmed out yet. Its still a bit off in places.

    Here is my WIP of the visor clips. During the process of getting them where I want them, I will fine tune the visor.

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    I love it , Im doing the same thing right now , and when I get my GMH Ill be doing a copy of the PP2cut marks and all Ill
    be watching intently,
    And I think the bordens are machined well most of them any way
    I cant wait to get my GMH

    and aparently Mojos ears will have the correct hard were , Im looking forward to the emensly
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    I won't take the bordens topic here, because I have my own opinion. So... about the helmet, can you show me more closely how have you made the visor attachment? Also, PLEASE, tell me what have you used for glueing the borden!

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    KannE, the glue I used for the Borden is just 5 min Epoxy. It is a clear, cream color naturally, I just tinted it with some yellow acrylic paint mixed it. (Thanks for the tip Gino)
    Thats another area that will be fine turned later.

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    I honeswtly cant look at this any more Im getting to excited

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    Me too!

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    Re: Grant McCune Helmet done in true PP2

    I'm interested in the visor clips too...

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    I am loving the work so far KB. I think I just may be salivating while looking at this....yep I am. I probably should not have admitted that. Keep up the excellent work.

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    Re: Grant McCune Helmet done in true PP2

    what are you using for reference for the bolt hole for the RF?

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    Re: Grant McCune Helmet done in true PP2

    You can find pictures of it at the gallery of the PP#2, I think they are at the end of the PP#2 pictures.

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    Re: Grant McCune Helmet done in true PP2

    ahhhh wheres the duct tape?

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    ahhhh wheres the duct tape?
    By the way F4R, I love your quote from Jinto... irony is a cruel mistress. :-)

    That's looking fantastic! I hope your not putting the mold-removal machete marks on that!

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    ahhhh wheres the duct tape?
    I'm not sure I will put in the duct tape. You can see it covering the visor at the bottom in the pictures of how it is present day. I dont seems to see it in the PP2 Kenner shots which means it was probably done by Don Post or sometime after.

    I am likely going to use artistic license to finish the interior to how I believe it may have looked in its hey day with the electronics and probably some foam padding like the ROTJ from the Heilman photos.

    CSK225, no way am I putting in the marks Don Post put in.

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    Re: Grant McCune Helmet done in true PP2

    If you look at the heilman photos theres what looks to be a metal bar...coat hanger maybe glued in holding the bottom of the visor not sure if you were doing that as well?

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    Its a flat metal tab much like the iothers how ever its thicker,

    you can see were the tape for the electronics was there , I have worked out it was set up almost exactly like the ESB interior

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    Any new progress shots? I have to learn whilst watching you. What did you use for the bases of your visor tabs and what did you use to attach them?

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    Re: Grant McCune Helmet done in true PP2

    For the metal tabs did you put a nut on the helmet and glue it in place?

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    Re: Grant McCune Helmet done in true PP2

    No new progress yet. I am waiting for some cheesehead screws and a 3mm drill tap to make the bottom visor mounts.

    For the base of the upper visor tabs, I took the advice of Gino who has done an accurate helmet interior before. Its just some aluminum sheet stock threaded and gooped in. It works very well actually.
    I am reasonable sure this is how the real helmets were done. In the case of the PP2 you can see the flat rectangle of missing material on one side where the metal would have been.
    Its hard to make out any accurate dimensions of the parts however, and placement can be pretty tricky.

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    Re: Grant McCune Helmet done in true PP2

    Also, check out the TDH gallery for some shots of the visor attachment on the ROTJ helmet.
    Art got a few shots that show them.
    Link to one below. Its differs a bit from the PP2 and ESB but the principal is the same

    Boba Fett Costume - The Dented Helmet Gallery

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    Ahhhh i gotcha the sheet stock is threaded and glued in which the bolt can thread into...had seen the ROTJ one before and was thinking about it myself...might work on that this weekend have some stuff here I thought Id use for it

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    Re: Grant McCune Helmet done in true PP2

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    Ahhhh i gotcha the sheet stock is threaded and glued in which the bolt can thread into...had seen the ROTJ one before and was thinking about it myself...might work on that this weekend have some stuff here I thought Id use for it
    I just saw this now that you guys mentioned this... In a way it looks simpler than having to line up holes for bolts through the visor. (I did that using Chicago screws)

    This way you can just slide the visor in and and tighten the screws.

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    Re: Grant McCune Helmet done in true PP2

    Wow. I haven't done much in all the time since I last posted in this thread.
    I have been busy with a few other project so not much to update. I hope to get a major update going ASAP


    I got the keyslots and MQ-1 board all squared away.


    Yes that's a casting not a real circuit board. I have a real one but decided not to use it. And I sort of screwed up the keyslots a bit but am too lazy to fix them.
    I hot glued the stuff in there temporarily so I can fix them I guess.
    This turned out to be more trouble than I would have guessed and I have spent too much time on it. Not to mention I had to order the acrylic so that set me back another week.



    Has anyone done their keyslots like this before? This is the accurate method as far as I can tell. 1/8th acrylic formed to the curvature of the slots with a cutout for the MQ-1.
    You can see the sides of the acrylic overlapping the MQ-1 on the ROTJ and "Sandy" helmets and I tried to match that look since the PP2 was their brother helmet.

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