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  1. Bountys Hunted's Avatar
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    Feb 5, 2003, 12:03 PM - New Helmet Maker - *Last Update* #1

    Greetings!

    Yesterday afternoon, out of the blue, a buddy sent me pics of a Fett helmet he's built. (What a nice surprise!)

    He's looking for what refinements he needs to do to it.

    The first pics show it compared to a DP 97. Since the first four pics, he's reduced the flare.

    Looking forward to what you all think of his work!!



    <img src=http://image1ex.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=1511012>

    <img src=http://image1ex.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=1511013>

    <img src=http://image1ex.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=1511016>

    <img src=http://image1ex.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=1511042>

    <img src=http://image1ex.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=1511017>

    <img src=http://image1ex.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=1511030>

    <img src=http://image1ex.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=1511043>


    So, in the realm of Fett, there's the Movie-Sized and the Mystery Helmets. We need a name for this one!

    And yes, it does need a dent!!

    Unless it's Jango's?

    take care all,

    Hope you enjoy it!



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    Feb 5, 2003, 12:15 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #2

    Wow that puppy is huge! Hmm, I'd call it "The Dentless."

    I had the same problem with over-flair when I was goofing with a clay sculpt awhile back (which is now in a plastic bag in the closet).

    It's looking pretty good, I'll look forward to seeing more
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    Feb 5, 2003, 12:43 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #3

    Too Big for me!!

    I would look like a BOBBLE HEAD...haha


    Excellent work though!!
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    Feb 5, 2003, 1:16 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #4

    I like it. I agree that it might be just a little too flared, but it still looks like a great helmet

    The farthest corners of the horizontal eye part look like they might come to too fine a point, I can't quit decide.

    Once TD comes in here he'll let you know everything that's wrong lol

    Nah, seriously the helmet looks great, I'd love to see it painted up, or at least with the ear pieces stuck on

    Phil
  5. Feb 5, 2003, 4:18 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #5

    Looks good to me, Rex. Is it the angle, or is perhaps the upper-rear curve on the jowl indentation too rounded? I don't know, I'm just a FNG.
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    Feb 5, 2003, 4:36 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #6

    Looks good to me.. though it may be a tad big, and have a little too much flair (which u said he fixed) but overall it is pretty darn good.
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    Feb 5, 2003, 4:45 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #7

    Perfect for those of us "big" guys Sorry, couldn't resist.
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    Feb 5, 2003, 5:02 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #8

    The size looks correct to the movie helmet. Remember, it was HUGE!
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    Feb 5, 2003, 5:10 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #9

    Looks really good.First thing I noticed was the inner cheek area being flat just as it is supposed to.Even the "movie accurate" helmets got sort of rounded in the casting process,so this is off to a good start IMHO. Looking forward to seeing its progress.

    Steve
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    Feb 5, 2003, 5:13 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #10

    Very Cool! Is that sintra and Bondo? I know that pink and white look all too well. The only thing that I can see is the angle on the T-visor. It might just be the angle of the pic, but it looks like the visor isn't squinty enough. This won't be that hard since it's not cut out yet. This is what I mean.


    I take it that this bucket is meant to be more symetrical than the ESB. B/c if ESB is what your friend is going for, there are some warps that need to be added. But it looks like a great all purpose bucket for custom jobs like yours, Rex.
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    Feb 5, 2003, 5:53 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #11

    It looks pretty damn good to me!
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    Feb 5, 2003, 6:01 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #12

    Thanks very much for all the feedback guys! It will really help out alot.

    BP, hmmm, hard to say mate, I think he's trying for a bucket that will work for ESB too. I'm trying to read between the lines here, and it looks like there are considerable or minimal differences between ESB and ROTJ? I'm aware of the flare, and the visor needs to have a slight warping for ESB.

    Other differences?

    Would it be correct to assume that to use the bucket for ESB and ROTJ, it's not possible to have a dual-use bucket, therefore,it would have to have something like this done:
    For example: Make a mold for the ROTJ version, then go back to the original and make it for ESB?

    I'm not sure if he's thinking of doing two versions...but we'll see.

    I know he's pretty gung-ho to get this project rolling very soon, so the feedback helps out immensely!!




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    Feb 5, 2003, 8:31 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #13

    The difference between the ESB and ROTJ is less than it appears. Though at the same time, the the helmets are not interchangable. I think a lot of the differences on the ROTJ have to do with how the original vacuformed helmets were cast to produce the fiberglass copies, i.e. the ROTJ helmet.

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    Feb 5, 2003, 10:00 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #14

    Thanks Tyler, every little bit of info helps immeasureably.

    As you know, trying to build something "Fett", which meets the collective approval of our TDH forum requires details, details and more details. I sure appreciate each and every tidbit of knowledge from all at TDH.

    I know my buddy sure does too!

    Trying to build a "all-purpose" Fett helmet that meets the requirements of ESB, ROTJ and Jango may not be possible, but with a few tweakings here and there, 3 separate helmets may be the way to go. I'm thinking out loud here, as I haven't even bounced this off the guy doing all the work!

    But, to make something Fett that is darn detailed and screen accurate and yet affordable is a worthy goal.

    take care all,

    -Rex
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    Feb 5, 2003, 10:59 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #15

    Looks like we have another good helmet on the way. Why dont we call this one the "BIG BUCKET".
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    Feb 6, 2003, 9:05 AM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #16

    Size looks about right to me. The real thing is HUGE. I traded my miniscule '95 years ago so I could lose that shruken head look problem. Keep up the work looks good.
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    Feb 6, 2003, 9:59 AM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #17

    wow that is a very nice helmet ... but guys to have a real comparison put this helmet with the mistery and the movie-sz put pics side by side ...

    and about the ESB and ROTJ a Q?
    both helms have the "wave"? i mean ESB have, but ROTJ have or not ... so i go to cdref to see

    EDIT : pics
    <img src=http://www.essat.cl/cdref/0501_0600/Boba_Fett_585.jpg width=342><img src=http://www.essat.cl/cdref/0301_0400/Boba_Fett_334.jpg width=514>

    ok what do ya think now ... the helm is not the same in the ROTJ ... they make a new one why maybe they make the new 'cause the old have that wave ... sound weird but is just a thought
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    Feb 6, 2003, 11:44 AM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #18

    Thanks again guys for the feedback!

    Secol, many thanks for the pic comparison!!!



    It's coming together!!
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    Feb 6, 2003, 12:08 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #19

    Again while having a discussion with Brak's, we came to the conclusion that the ESB helmet is the only Fett helmet, from prepro to RoTJ, that has the warp in the brow. Since the ESB was vacuformed, the warp may have been caused in the construction of the helmet.

    The RoTJ helmet, as you can see, does not have the brow warp. It seems quite unlikely that the ESB hero was used to create the fiberglass copies. I suppose they could have gone in and cleaned up molded copy, but I just don't think that is practical given the nature of ILM and SFX houses in general. Besides, the warp was perfectly fine for ESB, why bother to fix it now.
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    Feb 6, 2003, 9:04 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #20

    Hey I know that guy!

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    Feb 7, 2003, 12:44 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #21

    Things are progressing. The earpieces should be done today, hopefully more pics will be up soon...

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    Feb 7, 2003, 1:50 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #22

    WOW!! grate work, Keep the pictures coming.
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    Feb 7, 2003, 1:57 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #23

    How about calling it the 'M' Helm? Along the same lines as the Mystery and Movie Sized Helms?

    Another reason for calling it the 'M' Helm is that maker's name happens to start with the letter 'M' too.

    Stay safe all!
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    Feb 7, 2003, 6:20 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #24


    Halo_1 wrote:

    How about calling it the 'M' Helm? Along the same lines as the Mystery and Movie Sized Helms?

    Another reason for calling it the 'M' Helm is that maker's name happens to start with the letter 'M' too.
    Well, that's good start! All great helmets from TDH do start with a "M"!

    The rangefinder is going to be slick! Two separate castings, Top black, bottom clear.
    More details to follow...

    Most helmets are cast without the earpieces attached, right?

    thanks all!!

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    Feb 7, 2003, 7:35 PM - Re: New Helmet Maker on Scene- #25

    Looks good bud!! I think it looks great, I can't wait to see it done.
    Lynn

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