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New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

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    New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    First off, I'd like to say thank you to everyone in this forum, it has been a veritible plethora of knowledge and reference, without which I know my helmet would not have have turned out near as good, or gone so smoothly, so thank you!

    Now, onto what you all wanna see, the bucket! It's a kit from sgb I got from ebay, I'm sure you know all the details of it. I had a friend of mine do the fiberglass work, since I really don't like fiberglass, and he does, not to mention he does damn good work on it too! So here's the helmet as he recieved it


    and on Dec 18th, when I recieved it.
    The resin parts, ear pieces, and range finder.

    the helmet.





    and sicne then, I have been working like a man possessed!! Here is the silver undercoat




    I tried to go with Rogues colors, but could only really find Panzer olive green at the PM hobby I hit, so I had to make a few of my own shades. Here I have the dome, back and outter cheeks done. Dome in panzer, back in panzer and a little aircraft interior black, cheeks in panzer and a lot of the black.





    And the rest of the base colors finished, and the kill stripes. No luck with box car red, so I went with insignia red and a touch of the black, by my eyes, not too bad. The kill stripes are acrylic paint, red and a little yellow and black.





    And here it is weathered, over spray with some acrylic, black and a grey/blue color, then the silver scratches, and some dark grey. Obviously I didn't do the full screen accurate version, more from reference, and what I liked.









    I of course wanted to do the articulated range finder, so needed a way to make the ear removable, came up with this system of pieces I had. A snap assembly, and 3 metal posts, seems to do the trick pretty well, even if it doesn't look exacly beautiful!

    on the ear

    and how the fit together


    And the latest work from last night, the 2 red LED's for the RF. Wired them up with a button cell and a mercury switch, the don't strobe, but they're good enough for me, to sit on my shelf for now!








    Not seen, is the interior, I lined it with a black pleather/vinyl and added some padding, an old unused set from a Cooper hockey helmet. The few things left to do, is get the T visor, ordered it from ebay, the smoked acrylic for ROTJ, and I definitely plan to get a set of the interior pieces from Marrow Sun when they go back up for sale! And to finish off the stand, cover the wood dowel with a sleeve of some sort, when I figure out what to use. But other then that, pretty well finished! I would love to hear any comments, and will of course update this thread as I finish things off!
    Last edited by travsall; Dec 31, 2005 at 2:31 PM.

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    thats sweet man. great job!

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    Sweet bucket!

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    Great job. Nice looking bucket...

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    I agree. Nice looking helmet.
    Welcome aboard too.

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    I don't think anyone here has done a step by step ROTJ?? GREAT JOB!

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    Really really nice work there, I like it alot!!!

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    Looks awesome nice job....in the pic of the ear parts you show a rf top with a little square at the bottom and a removable cover...thats cool...I make a solid one did you mod the one I sent or get a different one?

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    Great work! I love the step by step pictures.

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    welcome and what an entry!!

    nice job!!!

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    excellent work.

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    Welcome.

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    Thanks a lot guys! All that means a lot comming from the Fett experts! Thanks for the welcome too.
    I always like seeing the progress of a piece, so when I do something up I usually do some progress stuff with it.
    That range finder is a hollow one my buddy had that did the fiberglass work for me, it was an extra he had laying around, so he sent it over to me with the kit so I could do the lights! Still have the solid one here, trying to figure out some little project I can do with it, really nice piece, no way I could toss it!

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    i want to make love to that bucket.....period....wow

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    Ahh when your finish, lets split the coke for an celebration.

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    Very nice job indeed...I'm also from Calgary. You should go to www.badlands.ca . There might be some people interested in meeting up with you!

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    Looks Great , Cant wait to start mine!!!!

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    Spideyfett said:
    I don't think anyone here has done a step by step ROTJ?? GREAT JOB!
    i took the photos from mine, but i never bothered to post them. too intimidated by the other work i've seen here

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    tk7602 said:
    i took the photos from mine, but i never bothered to post them. too intimidated by the other work i've seen here
    You shouldn't be.....that's what this forum is for.....Besides your finished product turned out AWESOME... ...i'd be proud of it.

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    Agreed, its helmets like yours that inspire people like me to buy a second helmet and do an ESB and a ROTJ.........Damn you!!!!!

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    The thing I love about the Dented Helmet, is that everyone is so supportive, enthusiastic, and positive. Thanks guys. You all deserve a pat on the back...Go ahead, do it, no one's watching.

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    Thanks again guys! Really makes me think I did something right!
    Thanks TK4130, I knew there was an Alberta garrison, but didn't know the link, I'll have a look for sure! Not making a full Fett suit right now, in the future I'll probably break down and do one though. Do have a Scout Troop in the works, the full KS kit, so might feel the need to troop when that's done!

    Have one update here, got my T visor in today, the ebay one for $10, and it is pretty nice. Really nice shading, gives the perfect ESB shadow look. Not too much needed for modification and fitting depending on the helmet too, more personal preference for sizing. I'd definitely recomend it.
    got some new shots of the helmet too! Really does make a differnce looks wise, makes it seem real.









    did a little change to the back piece, painted it red so it stands out more


    Had to get some shots of it being worn too finally, and had a little moment I'm sure you guys are familiar with! HELL YEAH!!! I'M FREAKIN WEARIN FREAKIN BOBA FETT'S FREAKIN HELMET!!!




    YEAHHHHH!!!!!

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    travsall said:
    Had to get some shots of it being worn too finally, and had a little moment I'm sure you guys are familiar with! HELL YEAH!!! I'M FREAKIN WEARIN FREAKIN BOBA FETT'S FREAKIN HELMET!!! YEAHHHHH!!!!!
    Yep ... I know the feeling. However, if you liked that moment, then you have to make the whole suit. There is nothing like walking around feeling like the most lethal bounty hunter in the Galaxy. The first time I put the suit on in public, was amazing. My favorite comment so far has been … “Hey Boba Fett, I love being you in Battlefront II.” 8) Good times.

    Great bucket by the way.

    Gator

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    Re: New guy and his new helmet! (work in progress)

    signing autographs as Boba Fett is kinda cool 2 !!! ;P

    looks realy nice!!

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    Great Job, as TK4130 said... come joins us at the Badlands Garrison.

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