HI guys, I've had an old DP97 for about 8 years but I was so dissappointed with it I never put it on display.
Well I've finally decided to try and make something of it as I await the arrival of my bobamaker helmet (cant wait ) I've been inspired to convert it into a white prepro helmet after seeing Gino's superb white DP deluxe 8) and a love for the white Fett concept art.
The first thing I needed to do was correct some of the warping as it was in a pretty bad shape. 10 minutes in the oven at 80 degrees celcius (Do so at your own risk) and an hour cooling time in a wooden box packed with towels really made a difference. It has quite a nice flair now though there is some wobblyness still apparent along the bottom perimiter of the helmet.
Next I thought Id try to improve the dome. I happen to have a GI (ww2 I think) helmet which has a plastic liner helmet that sits inside the metal shell. I trimmed the top off the plastic liner and cut a hole in the top of the boba helmet. The liner top then sat into the hole I cut quite nicely and I glued it in place. It was sealed and gaps filled with milliput putty. I intend to smooth out the contour of the dome with bondo so the join is seemless.
Im not entirely happy with the shape of the dome because he looks abit like an egg head but its an improvement on the standard table top dome at least.
Unfortunatley I got so caught up in working on this that I didnt take any pics leading up to where Im at. Heres how its looking at the moment. As soon as Im finished with the dome I'l move on to cutting the t-visor and keyslots and smoothing out the text on the back.
Even though the DP97 is quite small I was suprised how well it holds up against my SDS Stomrtrooper helmets (which are pretty big, significantly bigger than other ST helmets). I suppose the extra flair and dome height makes a diffrence.
Now Im trying to find images of the white prepro suit so I can start thinking about paint schemes. Can anyone help me source refference photos of the white prepro suit?
Im particularly looking for the photo(s) of the white prepro suit with Lucas in shot adjusting the suit.
Ive trawled through the board and the internet looking for photos but to no avail.