My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

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    My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

    Hi guys. Here I present my first helmet of Boba Fett made with Pepakura. I just gave a second layer of fiberglass and now im begining with the bondo.

    You can see the progress in my video:


    But I have a doubt,and i need help . I must to put bondo for all parts of helmet? or only some parts as the top and the front? I have doubts about it.

    I think that only in this parts paint in black:
    dudaon-th-jpg

    Thanks
    Last edited by Alkimistta; Sep 25, 2010 at 7:36 AM.

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura ( I need help with bondo)

    It is entirely up to you what to Bondo and what not to Bondo.
    Personally I chose to Bondo the whole cheek area including the plates, in order to make it all seamless.

    My Advice is to finish shaping your dome and the areas of the cheek that you do have Bondo'd, then take a break.
    Come back to your helmet with a fresh eye and critically inspect your helmet.
    If you are happy with it... go to paint prep, if you are not happy... go back to Bondo.

    Also watching the Video I can tell why your Bucket dome seems so lumpy.
    You started at the top and worked your way down, applying a thick looking patch after patch.
    To be fair I would have made the same mistake except i happened to talk to my Father on the phone and mentioned Bondo.
    As it turns out he used to do ALOT of bodywork with Bondo and gave me excellent advice.
    The second most useful bit of advice he gave me was to start at the bottom of the dome, with a small "sausage" of Bondo on the spreader, then pull it up to the top.
    Doing it this way allows for the Bondo to fill the Low-points in the Dome gradually, layer by layer, while scraping the Bondo off the High-points.
    This means you end up only with the Bondo you need and little excess that needs to be sanded off.
    It is a technique lifted straight from Bob Ross's The Joy of Painting... and it works even with Car Bodyfiller! The man was a rare genius.

    Keep your head up and your heart high, you will make this an outstanding bucket!
    Last edited by Ghostwalker; Sep 24, 2010 at 11:59 AM.

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura ( I need help with bondo)

    Thank you!

    I you have been of great help. Just now I have more advances now, and i have continued sanding and sanding and putting little mas of bondo, beside refilling the zone of the cheeks and to sand it.

    Soon I will upload more advances in another video. Also I want to put another post with my bucket of cardboard.

    A greeting.

    I follow closely your project!

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura ( I need help with bondo)

    Looking forward to the new video and checking out your progress.
    Keep up the good work Vod.

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

    More advances in my bucket! I have had to sand, to apply a cap of primer and to cover some blemishes and holes that were standing out and then to put another cap of primer.





    Take some photos with the mobile, sorry the bad quality. I upload new video soon.

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

    looking good Vod, looking good.

    only thing i saw was that the left ear does not go all the way down, with a little square cut out at the rear end of the ear.
    You can probably just add it to the bottom of the actual left ear to fill that area underneath it.

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

    It is true! The right has the same problem
    Thanks! When ill finish the ears and adds them I will try to add it.

    I believe that I am going to do the ears of cardboard, adding putty. Do they give good result, truth?

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

    Easy Fix Vod.

    As far as the Ears, I made mine out of cardboard and I like them.

    I followed Antman's tutorial and made them solid using the stepped pyramid method.
    Sand to shape, then Bondo and sand to shape again.
    Just Bondo+sand BEFORE gluing to the Helmet, my mistake was gluing them on first THEN bondo+sand.

    Alternately you could build the Ears hollow a la WOF, then resin them.
    If you leave a small hole in the back you can even fill some resin to the inside.
    I have never tried to build them hollow so I won't be able to help you with that.

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

    Thanks very much Ghostwalker! I do not have a lot of time for motives of work, but I will make the ears with this method.

    Here my new video:


    I see you!

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

    ALLRIGHT! now that is a great looking Bucket.
    You really pulled it out and got it amazingly smooth.

    now for a great paint job..

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

    Thanks!

    I am thinking for buying already the visor and i have seen two webs where I can order it:

    Http://www.bobamaker.co.uk/
    Http://www.t-visor.com/

    What do you think? You are bought in both shops? If i buy in bobamaker I have seen that i would pay much less for the postage (UK), I live in Spain.

    My helmet I done it from a model of pepakura which would be the measure for the visor?

    Thank you

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

    great for the first time could u upload it for me plzzzzzz

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

    Great work on the helmet. Your first attempt looks a thousand times better than my first try and 999 times better than my failed second attmept. I do believe if I try again I will use resin and brush on to paper first to harden up the whole thing then only fill the cheeks with some bondo and try to use as little of it as I can to shape the dome. Again great work on the build. If you really want some fun building something give the jet pack a try. Good luck!

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

    Hi man!!!!!!, great work you have done, I know still more for coming but build a helmet is a great experience!!!!!!!!! more that finish it self...I reccomend you buy the visor in HostMonster, you just need to seldct the right size and ready!!!!!! there are 4 sizes and if you helmet is very very custom, take your sizes and write with all the trust to T Visor here you received a good attention......................................

    here is the T visor gallery, the photo no 18 is my first work with my first helmet.....

    T-Visor.com - Bucket Galley

    or check here:

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    Re: My first Boba Fett helmet with pepakura

    Looking good! Where did you find the pep files for this mold?

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