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    Aug 28, 2010, 8:56 PM - New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #1

    Hey guys I'm new to this posting junk so forgive me but I would not be doing my part as a fettster fan if I did not get this info to the masses who really need and want it.

    I've been bustin my but on my hasbro helmet for a few weeks now and have not onnly documented the steps I used in its construction but also I have made a pdf of the template for the visor as well so to take the bulls%$= hard part that I went through out of the tasks for you all.

    Here is the first few images of start and mid way after the visor template addition I made for it.

    I work as a orthopedic sugreon so I'm very busy and don't have much free time but when I do star wars is a huge part of what I do to forget about the work week.

    Enjoy the first few pics.
    Also u can find more pics and updates on my helmet and fettster items I've made and am working on on my twitter page

    epicfett@twitter.com
    Enjoy guys and my the force be with you.
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    Aug 30, 2010, 12:51 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #2

    That definitely looks much better that how it comes out of the box. Looking at your avatar gave me a good idea, though. One of these toy helmets might make a decent base for a Holiday Special Fett!
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    Aug 30, 2010, 4:42 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #3

    Hey thanks for the comments, Let me know if you decide to make the x-mas special helm, Id love to see it done. And am glad i could help inspire fellow fett fans into making something new. Also I have the pdf I made of my sintra visor if you would need it.

    I need to get more of my pics up here to show where Im at now with my helmet.
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    Aug 30, 2010, 6:03 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #4

    Looking good. Oh yeah....Boba Fett hoodie for the win!!!
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    Aug 30, 2010, 7:28 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #5

    That looks alot better but the scrunched cheeks and wide face are still kinda odd. I did a conversion for Mando Mercs and the helmet is currently being raffled off for charity. I actually rebuilt the entire face. The end result almost has the look and feel of the TCW DeathWatch or Animated Boba. Anyone interested in seeing it, here is a link...

    HBF From Toy to Troopable Conversion.
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    Sep 1, 2010, 7:52 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #6

    i was in target just the other day and i saw the helmet and almost jumped from suprise. this gave me the idea to make my own set of armor and it led me to thedentedhelmet. i was worrying how on earth i was gonna make my buy'ce without molding it or using som type of metal(i am brand new to this) so i thought id buy the hemet but its visor didnt look right and i didnt know how to mod itcould u possibly giv me som mor info on how u modified or helmet. especially the visor because its way off of a true boba design.

    your modifications look great btw
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    Sep 5, 2010, 3:20 AM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #7

    any new updates? templates?
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    Sep 5, 2010, 8:44 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #8

    Hey guys sorry about the delay, as I mentioned I'm a orthopedic surgeon and its very hard to find time to work on my projects let alone write about them. I do have the template in pdf form, it just needs minor trimming hear and there buut it dang close to perfect I'm my mind, well it a good starting place anyway. Ill see if I can furgure out how the frak to get it up on here for all you nice people.
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    Sep 5, 2010, 8:52 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #9

    The mando, ill do my best to help u out, but I'm far from an expert. I was in your shoes not to long ago though so please don't hesitate to ask me what ever, I know trust me I know how hard and difficult this can seem at times. But do remember its all for fun so don't get to stressed just have fun with it.

    I will get my step by step images up as quick as I can with as easy of discriptions as poss, and please feel free to ask questions I do try my best to respond quickly but my job has to come first so I does take me a little time .

    Template should be up by the end of the weekend, I hope I'm still trying to fugure this forum stuff out so pleses bear with me.

    Thanks Kakarrot (epicfett@twitter.com)
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    Sep 5, 2010, 10:39 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #10

    OK guys here is the template for the faceplate I made, wile molding mine. You should be able to print it out easy enough, and using the inch marker on the center top. it should be easy to check that the final size is correct.

    Its still may need a trim hear and there, If you look at the photo of mine with the sintra mounted you will note i cut the lower half of the face off and mounted them apart from the rest, mostly to make it easier for me to get things lined up right.

    Please let me know if you all have questions, I will be posting more pics when time allows, but with my work I only sleep 2-4 hours a day so trust me when I say you will have to bear with me if i'm a tad slow on the updates.

    Kakarrot (epicfett@twitter.com)Epicfett Boba Template.pdf
  11. Sep 11, 2010, 2:40 AM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #11

    lol man you are amazing. i had a feeling im not the first to think of remodding the kids version. and im not dissapointed tho. but did you think of grafting a don post front or something to it or make it of metal?

    idk, just tossing out future ideas or something. i could use any helpful ideas and tips u may have on making it.
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    Sep 11, 2010, 3:24 AM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #12

    Thank you for posting that template kakarrot! A saiyan and a surgeon
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    Sep 11, 2010, 4:34 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #13

    OK guys I got lots of new images and lots of progress step-by-steps walk throughs of what I did so far. feel free to ask questions. as needed, the whole point of me posting this was to inspire more fettsters like myself to get out and do this kind of thing.

    # Kakarrot's Helmet Step-By-Step

    1.jpg: Get a helmet! Print out Kakarrot's template.
    2.jpg: Test sintra placement w/ tape first, before you perm mount it.
    3.jpg: Seal joints with plastic weld. let harden at least over nite.
    4.jpg: Tape off visor, vents etc. be sure your good on visor, there is no going back on that if you miss a spot and you cant really take the tape off till after paint so double check that your good! I put the helm on to see if I could see any light coming in the tape in spots i may have missed.
    5.jpg: Mount sintra permanently I used super glue for this, it bonds well to the helmet and to the sintra. Just again watch the visor super glue will fog it forever if its not taped off correctly.
    6.jpg: Prepping helmet for bond, Roughing up surface w/ sand paper, cleaning off oils form my skin so it will all stick well etc.
    7.jpg: 3 layers of bondo and body-filler. Took 3 days apart for drying time.
    8.jpg: 1 1/2 hours in of rough sanding w/ power sander.
    9.jpg: 3 hours in of rough sanding w/ power sander.
    10.jpg: 6 hours in rough sanding w/ power sander.
    11.jpg: 7 hours in fine sanding w/ hand sander.
    12.jpg: Preping rest of helmet for priming and paint, more bond, final filling low spots etc.

    I want mine to be damaged and worn looking when I'm done. (The Fettman aint no princess! His helm is mangled.) So I purposely left pot marks, scratches and dents in mines face and elsewhere on the bondo and body filler.

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  14. Sep 12, 2010, 1:50 AM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #14

    lol wow thats good stuff man. although i will say that if u want to be carefree about the visor, have no fear, theres a group on ebay selling pretinted high quality visors on ebay. i used one on my old helmet, and i couldnt even scratch it it was so superb. and the one way tinting on her was impressive even for me.
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    Sep 12, 2010, 4:27 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #15

    Nice Method Kakarrot! Look forward to seeing the finished project!!
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    Sep 18, 2010, 10:46 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #16

    very nice. I was thinking about doing this until I can afford to get a better version.
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    Sep 18, 2010, 11:54 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #17

    I started the long paint process early this weekend! will get the images up a.s.a.p.
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    Sep 19, 2010, 4:59 AM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #18

    Im doing a mod on one of these at the moment, ive ripped out all the interior removed the visor taken the electronics out, chucked out the whole face pieces and the ears all im going to use is the dome the vissor and the back of the helmet and the leds and there circut board and mabey the range finder with a few mods, and remaking the rest with Wof templates,
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    Sep 26, 2010, 5:09 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #19

    Look forward to seeing this! I saw many of the hasbro clone helmet mods, and wondered how this one would mod for Fett! Look forward to see it finished!
  20. Sep 28, 2010, 3:58 AM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #20

    REEEEEEELLY looking forward to the new pix kakarot. hope my visor tip helps a tad.
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    Sep 28, 2010, 7:59 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #21

    Hey guys I have not forgotten about you, and i am working on the next steps of my helmet. but work comes first so im behind. ill do my best to get more pics up in the next few days.
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    Oct 2, 2010, 2:59 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #22

    Allright its been far too long so after the final prep sanding of the surface i laid down the first of many layers of paint.
    1 primed black
    2 three layers of silver
    3 one layer forest green
    4 taped off the cheeks three layers of black
    5 taped off the back lower section three layers of navy blue
    6 taped off the dome and lower cheeks one layer moss green

    My red is coming up next should start lookin fett-ish very soon but i can't wait to start doing the scratch and dent half of the paint job.

    I will keep the updates coming guys, sorry for the delay in these images but my work keeps me very busy.

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    Oct 2, 2010, 7:27 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #23

    WWWWOOOOOOO got the red and the minor tweeked areas done early this evening,
    1 tape off and prep for red
    2 three coats of red
    3 taped off for the second blue on the lower back
    4 taped off and two coats of gold on the left range finder
    5 taped off kill stripes
    6 marked out kill stripes
    7 with razor blade cut out and final taped off kill strips
    8 hard coat paint process done
    Aw Yah the scratch and dent process starts hopefuly in the morning, if I can sleep. I so want to do it now, but I got let the pain cure. dang!

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    Oct 2, 2010, 7:31 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #24

    Wow this thing looks so messed up without any dirt, scratches, paint chips etc. I kinda like it... in a creepy not enough to leave it this way, but enough to be interesting.
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    Oct 3, 2010, 9:17 PM - Re: New Hasbro Boba helmet mod & template! #25

    Ok well it may have taken most of today but I got it to a reasonable good looking helm if you ask me.

    So after letting it dry all night, this morning I started the scratch and dent part of the paint or as I like to call it making it look ******.

    1 lightly misted the entire thing with back, silver, copper, and a few other random colors. and i can't stress enough LIGHTLY MISTED i was like 10 feet away from the thing ok dont go overboard your just trying to add some dirt and take the shine away.

    2 added some fleks of copper and off white to the mix nowhere in particular really i had the helm on a turn table so just spinning it and doting it in random places.

    3 in the places where the silver goes on i sponged on flat grey.

    4 went over the grey with silver.

    5 now is the scary part, i went to town with sand paper, a screw driver, and some other blunt objects to wear threw the layers of paint to reveal the silver and other coats of paint underneath.

    6 mind you i had the images of the real helmet from the museum with me the entire time for points of referance for the wear ant tear on the real one.

    7 after i was happy with that i started with the dust and dirt layers. adding dirt and carbon scoring to the entire thing. "dirt" aka dark brown make up in about five diff colors yeah yeah i know make up on your fester helm. but its a old movie special effect i picked up from my father and dam the diff it makes is really remarkable.

    8 and the really really scary part removing the tape from the visor. i ran a razor blade around the entire outer edge first, then held my breath for the reveal.

    9 after all i did to the helm not a scratch on the visor at all, not paint leaked in around the edges its awsome.
    here is the final image with the tape off the visor, and the funnest part is my cell phone died while finishing it up so i had to go get the other camera to take the last image.

    Please feel free to ask questions the entire reason i posted was to inspire others to do it too and to find a farly simple way for other to do so

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