Newbie seeking advice

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    Newbie seeking advice

    New member here, recently aquired a Boba helmet, I think it is a cast of a mystery helmet. The bucket is in resin, and I will have to reinforce the inside, not quite shure how atm.

    Allways been a big fan of Boba, but since my economy is a bit off atm I have been thinking of trying out for a custom mando to begin with, this way I might learn a little about working with the helmet, and what mad skills I have to aquire to be able to pull off that coveted esb paintjob.

    I am looking for an aluminum stalk for the helmet, so any tips on where too find something like that is very welcome.


    Rivera.

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice

    Welcome to the boards bud! Asok would be the man to speak to for a great, well priced aluminium stalk.. As for your paint job, by all means, do a custom mando if thats what you want to do, but if you really love ESB, there is so much info on that paint up including colour lists, hi-res reference photos, and Rafalfetts stencils, which are basically perfect - so do some reading to get your most affordable materials and give it a go m'man! Peace

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice

    research is your best weapon when it come to attacking any problem

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice

    I'l have to go really low-budget on this build, so I guess i'l be taking my sweet time, picking up one piece here and one there whenever the price is right. The afformentioned stencils, how do i go about getting a hold of those? and at what cost?

    I will be talking qiute a bit with the other local bobadudes, so I'm hoping to get some good input there.

    Rivera

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice

    Rivera said: View Post
    The afformentioned stencils, how do i go about getting a hold of those? and at what cost?

    Rivera
    The stencils are free and always will be! Here is the link for you ==> All Boba Fett Helmet Stencils and Templates

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice

    RafalFett said: View Post
    The stencils are free and always will be! Here is the link for you ==> All Boba Fett Helmet Stencils and Templates
    What Raf said... and always feel free to ask questions bruv.

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice

    hey buddy if you're looking for somebody to paint your helmet and armor MMGraphics and Deadland offer the ESB(Empire Strikes Back) paintjob for you for a reasonable price. Deadland is in the US and MMGraphics Europe. Good luck! hope this helps

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice

    Thanks alot for the replies. I think I will have the stensils printed for me by a printing company in town, to ensure htat I get the right size. The paintjob I really want to do by myself, although I do wonder about doing a Boba as it was off the production line. Clean without any scratches etc, but propably I will take my time and try for a classic esb scheme.

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    Newbie seeking advice

    I would print them yourself as different aspects of the lid are different sizes. My back panels were like 95%, the back red panel was 97%, but the cheeks and mandibles were 100%. My lid is a DP96, not sure about others.
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    Re: Newbie seeking advice

    Rivera said: View Post
    New member here, recently aquired a Boba helmet, I think it is a cast of a mystery helmet. The bucket is in resin, and I will have to reinforce the inside, not quite shure how atm.



    Rivera.
    What works well and is very easy to work with is "Magic Sculpt" Its a two part clay like compound that you roll into two even size balls then seperatly into a rope like shape and twist each together then roll into one great big ball. That stuff can easily adapt to a resin surface and shaped to your desire.

    Your other option is Fiber tape from the local hardware store and resin/ or 3,5,15 minute set epoxy depending on how nimble you are. 5 Minute should be okay. it comes in a two pack that needs to be mixed in equal parts. I'm sure a few other ways are out there but those are the two common methods I've used.
    Last edited by Aiakos; Jun 12, 2012 at 11:44 PM.

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    Re: Newbie seeking advice

    I have now used plastidip on the inside of my lid, giving it a nice matte black surface, and cut my visor to size. I have also tried to drill/cut/file out the (i dont remember its name thingy) in the back of the helmet. This was done with not quite the result I had hoped for (my skills with a file is not much to brag about)

    I have downloaded a set of stensils for the esb paint scheme, but I am daunted by the task. Since this is a mystery helmet, does anyone know just how off its meassurements are? Atm I am tempted to just paint it a matt black, and start off with a all black custom mando.

    So there you go, I really am in deep dodo on this one. Not shure about what to do at all. And I really want to get hold of a reasonable aluminum stalk. I have been looking in the cargohold, but the more I see, the more i realize that this could get very pricey indeed. As this is my side project I have just about no funds at all.

    Rivera

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