It may need some work but I'm really very happy with it.
I'm putting together a ROTJ Boba and really didn't want to go SE--not after what they did to the sandtroopers .
So, when a ROTJ bucket came along--at a nice price, I might add--I was totally stoked.
(Click the picture below to see pics)
The helmet was the first ROTJ to be painted by Rogue Studios. Unfortunately, due to unseen forces--a girlfriend, I believe--some of the paint work got damaged.
The damaged areas are indicated in some pictures by yellow arrows.
I realize that I probably have my work cut out for me if I plan to restore the helmet myself because I'll have to match the colors exactly to the ones done in the studio. Hopefully, they'll help me out by imparting some of their knowledge and technique.
Part of me feels like I should see if I can have the studio do the repairs but the other side says I shouldn't be such a cupcake and do the work myself. I'm sure if I do it myself it will impart a sense of pride--as well as a few more gray hairs, no doubt.
After the repairs are made I want to use some sort of clear fixative or coat to help protect the paint from any future mishaps--any suggestions?
A it is, the RF is glued permanently upright. I plan on replacing the stalk and ears with a movable assembly and I'll probably use Rare earth magnets to hold the thing together. when I'm really feeling ambitios I'll add a R/C unit and LEDs to the RF to make my journey to The Pimp Side complete. 8)
I'm in line for some rubber interior pads and MQ board that Stormrider makes which I'll use instead of the helmet liner.
I do have a few questions, though:
- Do I need, in order to be accurate, a different colored vsior?
- Should I reinforce the interior with fiberglass?
- Anything else I should know?
Thanks for taking the time to read the post and for any help or advice you may offer.