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Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    I just finished the repair to mine with this tutorial, I went another step and drilled the holes out for the screws on the new visor and then replaced them with ones that are about a 1/16" longer, excellent results.

    W34payton, can't thank you enough for posting this!

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    I am waiting on getting an MR helmet from a member here and I'm pondering doing this. I am a bit concerned about realigning the helmet causing it to stress fracture over time. Any thoughts?


    By the way yours looks great

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    Here's a stoopid noob question: If MR laser copied an original in the archive like they say, why is the visor not right? Is the original "pinched" too?

    I was going to make the MR helmet my first purchase to get started on a Fett so what else is wrong with it that I'll need to fix?

    So, I stopped being a lazy dope and found a thread that covers the topic of why the pinch is there, very interesting!
    Last edited by soopertrooper; Feb 4, 2009 at 1:59 PM.

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    HI all!
    I'm a new member here and I'm planning to go for a Boba costume.
    But ofcourse I have some questions, In ROTJ Boba Fett have a helmet with red straps and a difrent RF then in ESB, but on all other pictures then in the movie you see a ROTJ costume with ESB helmet, on Star Wars Exhibit it's a ROTJ costume with ESB helmet, on TK-409 he have pictures on a ROTJ costume but a helmet with yellow straps and a ESB RF look a like. And I have find some pictures on starwars.com and wookiepedia too.
    I am really confused, what is the helmet for Boba FETT, I know that he have diffrent helmets, but why dose some use the ESB look a like helmet for a ROTJ costume is it wrong or right?
    //Oscar//

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    PM sent Little TK Boy

    El1te

  6. #31

    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    man that seems intense.

  7. #32

    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    thanks for the tutorial.

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    Nice!!!! Great tutorial!!!

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    looks great thanks for posting the tutorial

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    Interior and exterior, This is the best one I've seen yet!!!

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    Master_Cellist said: View Post
    Interior and exterior, This is the best one I've seen yet!!!

    Its an MR helmet. They all look like that

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    that worked really well, i've heard horror stories of people breaking stuff and ruining the paint while attempting this

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    Hey guys,

    Thanks for all the kind words. I took some more pics of it tonight. I would just say if you're going to try this, just take your time and treat the paint gingerly. I love this helmet!!!













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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    Do all of the MR helmets have the same pinch in the mandibles? The ones they show up for sale on the internet don't seem to have the "pinch"?

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    Awesome tutorial! Loving the Boba Fett lid shots! Always wanted to know what the material is made of inside and can it be bought seperately!

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    is it possible that they laser scanned the originally and in tie it has deformed and pinched itself

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    I just want to know if they are all pinched? Or is it just the luck of the draw?

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    all pinched

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    BobaFettSlave_1 said: View Post
    all pinched
    That's what I was afriad of, thanks....

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    Where do you find a Plexi glass cutter? At a craft store, or will a sharp Xacto do the trick?

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    I'm seeing about having some T-visors laser cut. If things work out, I'll let everyone know.

    I suspect there may be an even easier way to fix the pinch.

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    Slave I said: View Post
    Where do you find a Plexi glass cutter? At a craft store, or will a sharp Xacto do the trick?
    any hardware store should have them. the shields are thick. You need a heavy duty plexiglass cutter to score it. I think an xacto knife is too thin and would dull if you tried to score plexi glass with it.


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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    im a lill scared to mess with my MR ESB lid and fix the pinch

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    w34payton said: View Post
    any hardware store should have them. the shields are thick. You need a heavy duty plexiglass cutter to score it. I think an xacto knife is too thin and would dull if you tried to score plexi glass with it.

    Okay, so you score it, but you don't go all the way through . . .

    I'm going to look into the laser cut option, but I think it would actually be etching deeply. Will have to see. My second MR should be here on Tues.

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    Re: Master Replica Pinch Fix "How I did it!"

    wondered if some one could sort the pinch on my MR ESB lid for a small fee ???
    shouldnt the visor be green for esb ?

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