Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

MR Fett helmet

  1. #51
    Keegan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    From
    Detention Block AA23
    Posts
    540

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    Ok, thats sweet. I guess he is an MR employee kinda then?

  2. #52

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    well, since the shape you could always repaint the helmet. I would do that, if possible and if its not too expensive.

  3. #53
    DL44 Blaster's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    The first state
    Posts
    1,935

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    moffeaton said:
    Right, but again - this is a mock up (man, how many times do I have to say that?!). The ear will be three pieces in the final.

    Maybe if you just let this play out and stop playing referee things will die down....sheesh No need for sarcasm when none has been dished.

    Steve

  4. #54
    DarthMiller's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2005
    From
    Ft. Worth, TX
    Posts
    1,194

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    if you want the negative comments to stop then tell us how you plan to improve on the mock up paint job...give us some details...until you do that most will continue to wonder how it is all going to turn out



    moffeaton said:
    Right, but again - this is a mock up (man, how many times do I have to say that?!). The ear will be three pieces in the final.
    Last edited by DarthMiller; Feb 15, 2006 at 9:46 PM.

  5. #55
    shortimer52's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2004
    From
    Corpus Christi, TEXAS
    Posts
    2,287

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    WOW whats going on here?

    Well this is still going to be a neat thread.

    I really hope MR can do this helmet the right way, and thats all im going to say.

    Trust me im holding back all so much!

  6. #56
    evan4218's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    From
    Roanoke, TX
    Posts
    1,789

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    MR is a good company with allot of talent and I am sure there final product will be a huge surprise to us all. Cant wait!

    I for one am already saving my money for the studio scale Millennium Falcon!

  7. #57

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    I'm so unsure what I think about this helmet I don't even know where to start...

  8. #58
    DL44 Blaster's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    The first state
    Posts
    1,935

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    Well Paid Killer said:
    I'm so unsure what I think about this helmet I don't even know where to start...
    You said it.

  9. #59

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    MediaGuyPJ said:
    I will try and snag some pictures of the helmet tomorrow for everyone to take a better look at, as I am going back to the show.
    .................... ........................anything?

  10. #60
    SarlaccBits's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    From
    California
    Posts
    1,409

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    whether or not the MR helmet comes out looking ok, I would still prefer to do it myself. I want to be able to control the color, the weathering, etc...

  11. #61

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    Check out our new picture archive, showing more details, over here : http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front...lery_97206.asp

  12. #62

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    Real Scooby said:
    Check out our new picture archive, showing more details, over here : http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front...lery_97206.asp
    Cool thanks!!

    The colors do look a little different with no Flash...

  13. #63
    I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2005
    From
    California USA
    Posts
    2,738

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    Overall, it's pretty good. The shape looks good, some of the shape details are good (eg. rear circuit board, earcap shape, rangefinder), but the colors and paint technique seem a little too basic even for a prototype. For the price it will likely go for, the dent shape and depth should be fixed, the mandible red should be darker and more accurate, and the damage should look less topically painted on. The topical paint should show fewer rounded edges, and have a more "scraped off" look. Overall the reangefinder is nice. I think the determining factor will be the final product adjustments, and price. MR has the resources to do a great job, and hopefully they will do a great job as expected. Good luck MR.

  14. #64

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    looks better in my opinion

  15. #65

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    Nice
    much better picsdamage looks topical ?!?
    Not put on in layers.

  16. #66

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    I don't know if this question has been addressed already or not. If so, I apologize in advance.

    Has this helmet been created from a digital scan off a real helmet?
    If so, I believe that the purists will not be satisfied with the end result. Though it may be fairly accurate in it's overall shape, the limitations of the digital scanning would be enough for me to not consider it completely accurate. Same goes with any digitally scanned item.
    Nothing would replace a straight up silicone casting off the real deal.

    BTW, what is the big deal about being able to do this anyway? If you have the license to make replica helmets, is LFL that stingy about allowing a direct casting to be taken? There are a handful of fett helmets still in the archives, some of which were never used on screen. The risk of damaging ONE of them would be minimal if you handled the casting correctly.
    Same goes with the numerous vader and trooper helmets.
    I'd love to hear an answer to this by someone directly involved.

  17. #67
    Tim Allen's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2002
    From
    THE OC , Southern Cali
    Posts
    1,350

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    Gino said:
    I don't know if this question has been addressed already or not. If so, I apologize in advance.

    Has this helmet been created from a digital scan off a real helmet?
    If so, I believe that the purists will not be satisfied with the end result. Though it may be fairly accurate in it's overall shape, the limitations of the digital scanning would be enough for me to not consider it completely accurate. Same goes with any digitally scanned item.
    Nothing would replace a straight up silicone casting off the real deal.

    BTW, what is the big deal about being able to do this anyway? If you have the license to make replica helmets, is LFL that stingy about allowing a direct casting to be taken? There are a handful of fett helmets still in the archives, some of which were never used on screen. The risk of damaging ONE of them would be minimal if you handled the casting correctly.
    Same goes with the numerous vader and trooper helmets.
    I'd love to hear an answer to this by someone directly involved.
    I 2nd that......Digital scan are great and all but not as close to an actually mold touching the helmet.

  18. #68
    Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2002
    From
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    8,189

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    Yes, it is scanned. You are absoltuely right about the purists. It definitely is not as close as a casting would be. In regardto LFL's "stinginess" the answer appears to be yes, they are stingy.

  19. #69
    Predatormv's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2002
    From
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    2,199

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    After looking at that most recent link with the pics in it I am sure of it now, all the damage is topical and done with a silver sharpie pen. I have seen the exact same results on a helmet I painted once as a test. I know this is just a mock up and not the final paint master and blah blah blah but it still does look pretty bad paint wise. Yes the colors look decent without the flash and I am sure that the final product will look a little better, but this "teaser" is more than a little dissapointing.

  20. #70
    Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2002
    From
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    8,189

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    From the MR Website Blog:

    4) How many editions of the Boba Fett helmet are you planning?

    We are working on 2 versions of the Fett Helmet. Once again, working on them does not guarantee production!!

    CE: Vacuum formed bucket. The ear pieces will be either injection molded plastic (except the antenna) or die cast.
    LE: Fiberglass. The ear pieces will be either die cast or machined aluminum. We are working on making the 2 LED's on top of the helmet blink.

    5) Do you know when the Fett Helmets will be released?

    Not at this time, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we know!

  21. #71
    Vida's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2005
    From
    Austin, Tx
    Posts
    206

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    I will state again, I like it and think the actual version will look much better.

    -Tony Vida; TK 3204; Ausitn, Tx

  22. #72
    Jango_Fett_Jr's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2002
    From
    St. Catharines, ON
    Posts
    1,957

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    Name:  emot-gonk.gif
Views: 555
Size:  365 Bytes
    ......

  23. #73
    fettcicle's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    From
    Chicago
    Posts
    1,263

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    Interesting...........

  24. #74
    patiam69's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2003
    From
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    424

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    excuse my warped thinking here ... but am i reading that making a helmet by looking at pictures is more accurate than digitally scanning a real helmet?

    for anyone who saw this helmet how is the flare on it, there is a lack of straight on pictures of the ones i seen so far

  25. #75
    Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2002
    From
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    8,189

    Re: MR Fett helmet

    patiam69 said:
    am i reading that making a helmet by looking at pictures is more accurate than digitally scanning a real helmet?
    I think it would be a heck of a claim for someone to say this. There is no doubt that some details do get lost in the scanning process and that a scanned helmet will never be as accurate as a helmet that was cast off an original but I think it would be virtually impossible for even the best sculptor to make a more accurate helmet than a scan in regard to overall size and shape.

Similar Threads

  1. My Bobamaker Jango Fett helmet paint up by Bobby Fett UK
    By Mandalorian Guard in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: Apr 3, 2010, 11:47 AM
  2. MR Fett helmet and Bobamaker helmet sizes
    By SubArtic in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Mar 19, 2010, 2:23 PM
  3. Jr Fett helmet
    By SkylaFett in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Feb 19, 2006, 6:28 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •