Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

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    Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    Hey all, I'm a n00b to costuming and all this fun stuff, I'd just like to make the announcement that I have purchased a DP96 Fett Helmet (unpainted) that has been primed and flaired.

    I'm going to paint it with the help of my cousin, Adam Grimm http://www.adamgrimm.com/

    If anyone has any tips or anything, let me know. I'm probably going to use oil pants. I'll keep you all updated if you can help me out, I'm not quite sure where to head with this. Thanks!

    ~FSS

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    Welcome FSS!
    So. . . your helmet will have ducks on it?







    Kidding.

    As for tips, look for the thread about Rogue Studios color list. It's one of the 'stuck' threads at the top of the Helmet forum. You can't get any closer to the actual colors than that. And take your time with the paint job.

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    welcome here @ TDH, I suggest nosing through the helmet section, I'm damn well sure you find everything you want to know about painting the bucket and more right there.

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    I agree with the previous statements. Do your research, use the color list, and most important-take your time. You will not get it done in a day, or probably even a week.

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    hahaha, no, it won't have ducks on it, but he's really good at what he does and is going to help me in every stage of painting the mask; he said i get to paint it in his studio <3 =)

    anyhow, i'm planning on taking my time through this, and thanks for all the comments and support. I'll keep you updated!

    ~FSS

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    Does anyone have any extra decals/stickers for the ears? or should i just go ahead and paint those on =\

    also, could someone throw up a good link for reference pics for the helmet, as in the actual one used in the film? i've looked around but haven't really found any focusing on JUST the helmet...the www.starwarshelmets.com site helped a lot though
    Last edited by firestarsolo; Jan 9, 2006 at 9:06 PM.

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    you should really pick up the reference cd for pics. it's cheap and it's a wealth of visual info.

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    digital509 said:
    you should really pick up the reference cd for pics. it's cheap and it's a wealth of visual info.

    you wouldn't happen to have an ISO or bin/cue of it? =)

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    no, but you can PURCHASE it right off the TDH main page.
    pirating's bad mmmkay

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    haha, i just might

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    Quoted from another thread:
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    You can't beat Brak's Buddy's reference archive: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/misc/...2002/index.htm

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    That link will take you to some incredible pics!

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    thanks much...another thing: i'm going to try to model the insides of my helmet after the Riddell insides...has anyone tried this before? maybe someone has some ideas/suggestions?

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    firestarsolo said:
    thanks much...another thing: i'm going to try to model the insides of my helmet after the Riddell insides...has anyone tried this before? maybe someone has some ideas/suggestions?
    like this?
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=10756

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    yah!! unfortunately i got my helmet and i realized that if i were to do that i wouldn't be able to slip it on; my head is too damn big,haha. oh well, still gonna paint the hell out of it!

    here's a pic of me with it on (i had to hold the earpiece on because it came detached so i could paint it better)


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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    lookin good. be sure to post painting progress pics.

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    will do, thanks for all the help so far!

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    firestarsolo said:
    here's a pic of me with it on (i had to hold the earpiece on because it came detached so i could paint it better)

    You know, you bear a striking resemblance to a lot of people on this board!
    Uncanny. . .

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    can you believe it!

    there must be clones out there...

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    Thats a nice looking DP, think I saw that one on ebay, so are you going to go for ESB or ROTJ?

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    Re: Newbie, Just purchased a DP96

    Indeed you saw it on eBay...I think I'm going to go for the ESB look, I like the darker green/blackish under the mandibles...I'm mostly going to model it after Steve the Swede's paintjob found here (the first helmet featured):

    http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/fettfan.htm


    And given the talent of my cousin Adam, I'd say it's going to be pretty similar.

    Unfortunately, college is starting back up and I may have to put this on the backburner for a while, or at least go through the painting very slooooowly

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