My ESB Boba Fett helmet progress

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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet progress

    Here are some photos of my Malone Fett helmet in progress.
    I've been fortunate enough to be working with a dedicated group of people who have all come together in a unified goal which is to attempt to recreate the most faithful representation of a Fett helmet outside of the archives.
    I want to say thanks to everyone who contributed hours of debate, deliberation, and their hardcore scrutiny of the finest of details (mostly before I got involved ). My involvement in this helmet project is just a piece of a much larger collaborative effort which I am proud to be a part of.
    A special thanks to you Lee.

    This is our progress so far. The next step will be to wire up the electronics which will pass from inside the helmet, up through the stalk and into the rangefinder, just like the film helmets.
    After that and a couple of other minor steps and it's time for paint.
    I'll continue to take photos and post progress pics as there are new developments.











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    Nice job so far! Interesting to see you've included the semi-circular groove in the bottom of the RF stalk (as on the real one) does this perform any function?

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    Saw this back at the RPF. Looks VERY promising. Keep us updated!

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    Ooooh. . . nice! Interested to see the progress on this one.

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    This should be fun.

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    WOW just wow, I love it already even with no paint on it, if anyone can do this justice its you Gino, thanks for sharing

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    Now that is awesome, thats as close as youre going to get to the real deal and I know youll do the paint up justice too Gino

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    wow that's looking great already! keep posting!

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    Thanks for confidence in me.
    I have to say though, without the help of Lee and others on this project, all my effort in the world would not add up to much.

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    Really appreciate that Gino and although I may get my chops busted for this. But SS just tore into the CAD and photoshop to get the missing pieces worked out as well as the RF. It's a combined group of folks involved from SS, Wes, TylerDurden, Natty15d and Brak's. We got the proper materials from the UK for some areas as well as having Gino getting those stalks manufactured. We did disagree on some things and exchanged ideas and opinons on the unknowns and in the end it all worked out for the best. Although I supplied the casting that is not where the real work was done, the vast majority was completed by SS.

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    Looking great Gino! Ineed a great team effort!

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    Outstanding!!!

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    Rogue Studios said: View Post
    Really appreciate that Gino and although I may get my chops busted for this. But SS just tore into the CAD and photoshop to get the missing pieces worked out as well as the RF. It's a combined group of folks involved from SS, Wes, TylerDurden, Natty15d and Brak's. We got the proper materials from the UK for some areas as well as having Gino getting those stalks manufactured. We did disagree on some things and exchanged ideas and opinons on the unknowns and in the end it all worked out for the best. Although I supplied the casting that is not where the real work was done, the vast majority was completed by SS.

    A group effort indeed! My part was to sit back and say "make sure I get one when you guys are done!" I know Lee, Wes, and Chris have really been burning the midnight oil on this and I am really looking forward to a final product. I will finally have something to show for all my years here at TDH.

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    Notice how lumpy and bumpy it was?

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    Watching this with extreme interest!

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    Awesome! can't wait to see more Gino.

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    Rogue Studios said: View Post
    Really appreciate that Gino and although I may get my chops busted for this. But SS just tore into the CAD and photoshop to get the missing pieces worked out as well as the RF. It's a combined group of folks involved from SS, Wes, TylerDurden, Natty15d and Brak's. We got the proper materials from the UK for some areas as well as having Gino getting those stalks manufactured. We did disagree on some things and exchanged ideas and opinons on the unknowns and in the end it all worked out for the best. Although I supplied the casting that is not where the real work was done, the vast majority was completed by SS.
    Excellent work you guys!!!

    wtg on the stalks too there Gino.

    great looking helmet

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    Impressive! Where's the emoticon with the jaw-dropping?

    I'm assuming the ears are machined aluminum? What does the underside look like? Odd question, I know, but I'm curious about the shape from that angle.

    Not that I could afford it, but are there any plans to cast this bad boy?

    Keep up the excellent work!

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    Thanks for the kind words.
    Keep in mind that this helmet is a representation of the work put in by more than just myself, so we all share in the compliments.

    Unfortunately, the helmet is not being made available.

    I'll continue to post progress pics at certain (milestone) stages as long as there is a desire to see them.

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    great looking bucket man!

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    Wowie wow!

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