Discussion on my hasbro boba mod within the Boba Fett Helmet forum, part of the Star Wars Original Trilogy Bounty Hunters category; hey for all those interested i have just started modding
So far i have disassembled the hasbro removed the visor cut out the grill work mask and cut the eyeslit down to make it more authentic. The pics of it rebuilt are just a practice run with tape to try and get the look right. Still needs some tweaking! I put sintra sheets in the cheeks. Man that thing is a total b@$!4rd to pull apart! Loads of hidden screws! Also had a go at adjusting th RF so it goes down at a right angle instead of where it usually sits so it wont inhibit vision. Still needs tweaking an adjusting but im getting there
very cool, i was wondering if this could be done...
The Hasbro is a good bit bigger than the movie sized one, but they're a cheaper and easier place to start than Rubies. I picked one up (missing rangefinder) at Goodwill last week for $2. On the shelf with my Rubies mod and Mystery Helmet, the Mystery Helmet (closest to movie size) is almost exactly halfway between the other two size-wise.
ok so its been a while......but heres an update! i have bought my self a dremmel type tool and wouldnt know where id be without it so.....next steps glued visor up wasnt happy with the shape of the eye slit so modded that a wee bit too! used some epoxy putty to extend out the cheeks and mandibles then bondo the lot sand and prime to identify what imperfections need to be back filled and re-sanded! man i just wanna get on and paint this thing! also a bit worried about sourcing a visor. down here they are really expensive! like $50 which is more than what i paid for the helmet! im wanting to do a budget job! if i wanted to spend $250 on a bucket id have just bought one off here! any recomendations from you guys would be amazing! also feed back would be nice to cheers!
haha last pic looks like super trooper bucket!
Looks great bud!!!
looking good, the hard work is paying off
Great job.Makes me want to experiment with mine.
looking really good
Its looking good, but I must say that the under cheeks do look a little long, making the whole front look too long.
Very very cool! Nice work at a reasonable cost.
By all means it is your bucket, and a remarkable job you've done so far, but if I may make a suggestion, by simply trimming the lower cheeks at a different angle may help, but Im not sure how much more progress you;ve made. I've drawn some lines to suggest a less steep angle for you.
Keep going, I look forward to seeing you finish it up *thumbs up*
Either way I look forward to seeing how it turns out good luck buddy.
hey guys next phase bin doing this only on the weekends when time allows thru work so thats whys this is taking so log but definately making progress. thanks to armydads advice i cut the front down and it looks sooo much better!(thanx armydad!) next was a million hours of sanding back filling and priming to make sure its nice and smooth then an undercoat of silver and maked off the areas that had the most damage. shot over with green then did visor and upper cheeks. masking ripped off some paint on lower left cheek so was pretty gutted when that happened!(arrggghh!) so touch ups later. next step will be more detailed damage and weathering the back of the bucket and keyholes and then hopefully finish! uen in for next months episode ......haha
Glad I could help, and I must say its looking much better, I did a mod of this helmet for halloween before getting my latest kit, but I must say you have taken it to a whole other level, congrats! Now take your time and paint it up right and you'll have a hell of a bucket.
thanx mate i know this will never be movie accurate but im gunna try n get it as close as i can
Very well done. I did my sons last year for
his fett costume. I had to shrink it down.
next step almost finished the visor need some weathering to dull it down a bit the lighting makes it look much more green than it actually is but hey pics arent always acurate represntations! have to touch up the kill stripes work some more on the dome and do the back but its starting to shape up nicely i think!
Wow! Nice paint job. All the colors looks good to me.
Thnxs guys im using your painting templates as a guide raff love your work mate!
Works been taking alot of time up but have started painting again almost done have tweaked the rf too so more pics on their way for those still following this.
Hey for those still following my thread i am almost done i finished the backplates and the rf too. Did some weathering and fixed in some leds in front. My adventures with the soldering iron us a whole new thread lol! Next will be finish off weathering add a few scratches and clearcoat. Got a new visor i picked up from a hardware store. Should be finished soon. Does any one know what i should use for a clear coat? I want to go satin but should i go gloss? Also will it darken up the colours coz i dont want that!
Looks great buddy!
Its been a journey cant believe this is what it started out looking like. Thanks for support guys!
Pretty much done guys. Just need a borden connector type bit but thats all!
I think I have a spare MQ-1 circuit board, if you want... I think?
Great ork! I'm currently doing this to mine, but i can't get the darn screws from the ear pieces off. How did you get those little covers off?
great job! wish i had the to have done that to mine its just sitting on the shelf collecting dust, too many other things, once again great.
Great thread man! I am also looking into doing a mod over on one of these hasbro helmets. I had a few quick questions for you, I was wondering if you did any mods to the RF side of the helmet, or any mods to the RF itself to allow it to come down over your visor. Also what hardware store did you get your visor from? And how long did the cheeks end up being that you re-did with sintra?
It looks amazing!!! Thanks a million for the thread!!
Great work man , love this thread, perfect illustration on how imaginative and creative fett lovers can be, in the back of my mind i always knew
someone would make this idea work.
Hey steamboat sorry been off here for a bit! I modded the RF by drilling an extra hole in the front and moving the second led that sits in the eye piece into the hole. I kept the leads intact so it would still light up. I cut into the bit where the RF stalk connects to the ear so it would rotate down at a more right angle and more infront of the visor. I built up an eyepiece for the RF topper from plastic.
The cheeks ended up being too long but thats due to me being a bit loose with my measurements. I cut them down after advice from. Armydad. Visor was ordered from some hardware store in Oz.
Nice! I was going to try this with my Hasbro Clone Helmet awhile back. Looks quite good.
Thanks guys i had to go with the best i had at the time and being on the bottom of the world it incredibly expensive shipping parts. So im just making my own! In the process of scratch builing armour and jetpack out of sintra now.
With visor just need borden bitty and im done!
Holy cheese curds! I don't see mine looking this good when I do it. How long did this take you?
About a month all up modding and painting. I became slightly obsessed!
That was an amazing build up looks great
Very impressive! I did not think it could possibly be done so well! Ingenuity at its finest!
thanks for the kind words guys
So glad I found this thread. Started modifying my Hasbro helmet this morning. You are right- lots of hidden screws, but with patience, I had it apart in no time. Egon asked about those covers on the screws on the earpieces- I took a utility knife and (very carefully) pressed into into the screw cover, making an "X" cut. Then I took a little screwdriver, shoved it into the "X" and with a twisting motion, got the covers to pop out. (did that make any sense?) I guess u could just use a small drill bit to drill into them as well.
Joshsurf- I'm curious what you used for your visor?
Welders shield was used. Almost cost the same price as the helmet!!!!
thats so much better