Many of you remember my "Holiday Special" Boba Fett that I made a while back. One of you owns that suit. :P Well I'm making a version 2.0 of it. I don't plan on being done with it for a LONG time, though, I'm keeping my real-life priorities straight, so it's going to be a long build.
However, last week I traded with a guy on another forum for a BKBT "seconds" helmet kit with this project in mind. So I'm already off to a good start, and I'm going to put my best foot forward this time and do this helmet right. The last helmet was a SGB helmet, and I painted it in less than a week because of a rushed deadline. This one, I'm going to base the paint scheme on the AoSW ESB templates, but of course in HS colors. I'm sticking with the same colors I used on my version 1.0 helmet for the main colors, but I'll be custom mixing some paints to add to the pallet, which I will be deriving from the artwork on the "Saga Legends" hasbro figure of the "Animated Debut" Fett (ie, "Holiday Special") for a more realistic look.
Anyways, like I said earlier, I traded to get a BKBT helmet. It's a seconds helmet, so I'll have to sand it down, but that's fine by me. I have to do a lot more than sand on my own castings, so this should be easy. B) Of course, I'll have to do some conversion work, so I can keep the sanding work until I'm ready to prep for paint. I do have one question: Are there any templates for the dent and correct placement of the dent? I'll have to sand some bondo work anyways. I'm also in for some work on the ear pieces. The inner right ear cap is pretty warped, so I'll have to grind off the original "backing" to it and apply a new one, but that will be easy.
I've already contacted BKBT about his RF stalks, since this particular kit did not include one, however, I do want to shop around for other options for RF and stalk. The bobamaker hollow RF and stalk is very appealing. Will the BM stalk work with the BKBT ear pieces? or should I see about getting the corresponding BM ear cap as well?
Anyways, here's the kit I got. I'm excited to take on this project, once again. :P I like the idea of applying the HS scheme to a movie helmet.