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  1. reidemiller
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    Jun 12, 2003, 5:08 PM - Newbies first BF Helmet attempt .FINISHED!!! #1

    Finally Finished my Boba Helmet!
    I think it looks good. I got my AWSOME RF lights From Bobo. They work GREAT! If you don't have a set yet, I Highly recommend them.
    Got the Visor in(fun fun)
    Well, just thought I'd let ya see the final outcome.
    Let me know what ya think.
    Can't wait to start my next one(ROTJ)
    Thanks,
    Robert.
    Hello. I'm a Newbie. Just found out about your GREAT site and joined yesterday(6/11/03). I'm working on a Boba Costume and this is my first attempt at painting the helmet.
    I bought this helmet on ebay and decided to paint it.
    I down loaded alot of pictures and looked at the "Chronicles" and "From Star Wars to Indiana Jones"
    for ref material.
    I thought I was doing a pretty decent job until I discovered your site.
    Please give me your honest opinion so I can get it right next time. This one will probebly end up back on ebay.
    Thanks.

    http://photos.yahoo.com/roberteidemiller

    The Helmet isn't done but I have new pics.
    Tell me what you think.
    I took these pics outside. The Red looks real red in the sun and the pale gold on the Right ear and back of helmet look real yellow(in the pics).
    Other than that, I think it looks pretty good.
    Thanks,
    Robert E.
  2. Jango_Fett_Jr's Avatar
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    Jun 12, 2003, 5:09 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #2

    Uhhhh, the album is empty man.
  3. reidemiller
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    Jun 12, 2003, 5:13 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #3

    It's pulling up for me.
    I probably did something wrong!
    Like I said, I'm a NEWBIE!
    I'll see if I can fix it.
    Thanks
  4. reidemiller
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    Jun 12, 2003, 5:15 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #4

    Try it now.
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    Jun 12, 2003, 5:18 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #5

    Very nice Reidemiller....

    I would keep it, if you are doing a ESB version. The ears on both sides need work to make it proper ESB though. Nice paint and weathering too!

    Oh yes and welcome to the TDH!!! and hello from Vancouver Canada!!
  6. b.fett
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    Jun 12, 2003, 5:28 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #6

    Welcome to TDH! Nice work on the bucket!!

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    Jun 12, 2003, 5:31 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #7

    Welcome aboard,

    Nice work on the helmet, is that a DP.
    if that goea on e-bay i'll give it a bid myself (you can never have too many helmets )

    Fett-UK
  8. Defiler's Avatar
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    Jun 12, 2003, 6:11 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #8

    Hello and welcome to TDH, you did an very nice job on painting the helmet. When you install the new visor make sure that the mandibles are not too wide apart or it will look wrong like many DP I have seen.
  9. reidemiller
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    Jun 12, 2003, 6:13 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #9

    Thanks for the welcome and kind words.
    Maybe it's not as bad as I thought it was.
    I'm just picky, and when I started reading some of the forums and what the correct colors were, I thought I would ask for guidance.
    Thanks again.
  10. reidemiller
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    Jun 12, 2003, 6:17 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #10

    Yeah, I figured I would pull the bottom in the same width as the top when I glue the visor in and maybe add something(metal strip) along inside bottom for stability.
    This site is AWESOME!
    Proud to be a member!!
  11. reidemiller
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    Jun 12, 2003, 6:30 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #11

    Is it a DP? Yes and No. It is fiberglass.
    It was a no reserve auction and it was ssooo cheap, I had to bid. I got it for less than my DP.
    I have a DP(non F-Glass) but I haven't painted it yet. just cut the visor out .
  12. DarthVader1's Avatar
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    Jun 12, 2003, 6:46 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #12

    Good job and welcome to TDH, you are in a good start.

    Robert
  13. reidemiller
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    Jun 12, 2003, 6:48 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #13

    Thanks!
  14. reidemiller
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    Jun 12, 2003, 6:50 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #14

    Esb it is!
    Now, what do I need to do to the ears?
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    Jun 12, 2003, 7:06 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #15

    Considering you didn't have the absolute best resource in the world for painting a helmet (The Reference CD) you did a fine job.

    Honest.

    But I've only painted approximately 90% of a helmet, so I'm not exactly an expert.

    The RF (range finder) ear should be dull gold; the other ear should be a sort of lime colour green.

    One area for improvement is the scratch over the left eye (right if you were wearing it.) It gives Fett a lot of...I dunno. Personality, I guess. You could give that more detail.

    The back should be a darker, bluer color. It needs a LOT more damage.

    But like I said, you did a fine job. If you want to do better, check this out:

    http://bobafettcdref.cjb.net

    There's some great shots of the ESB helmet in there.

    And welcome to your new home.

    Cheers!
    TJ
  16. reidemiller
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    Jun 12, 2003, 7:29 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #16

    GREAT! Thanks for the help!
    I thought the color was pretty close on the back of the helmet, until I found TDH and all the great pics.
    And thanks for the link(the ref cd).
    I will look for a better color for the back (anyone have any suggestions?) and get started on the ears and add more detail to the scratch.
    I would like to upgrade to an aluminum RF stalk and add
    LEDS to the RF.
    Any help from anyone or sources would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks again.
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    Jun 13, 2003, 3:18 AM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #17

    Hey dude, welcome aboard. Nice looking bucket there. I agree, it's a keeper. No need to sell it due to the paint job, certainly.

    LED's in the RF? Hmmmm Bobo, yes, you seek Bobo.

    Again, welcome!

    Si
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    Jun 13, 2003, 9:43 AM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #18

    yay exelent job man, you have skills
    great work
    keep us informed


  19. twiggy
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    Jun 28, 2003, 9:12 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #19

    That is a great paint job!!! I would have no reservations about throwing up a quick bid on that if you put it on ebay. Great work, and from one newbie to the other, you can do all of the research on Boba Fett costuming you want, but you will only get the best most accurate answers here on TDH.

  20. reidemiller
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    Jun 29, 2003, 1:19 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt . #20

    Thanks for the comp.
    I agree about TDH! It is awsome! I've learned SO MUCH since becoming a member.
    I'm going to be posting new pics of my Helmet in the next couple of days(Monday or Tuesday).
    I've redone the Back with the green-blue color and painted the ears the correct colors(from what I've seen).
    I finished painting and weathering the RF, I'm just waiting on my Rf LEDS from Bobo(awsome) and I'm installing the visor today.
    So, if you don't mind, let me know what you think of the new pics when I post them.
    Thanks again for the complaments.
    And from one NEWBIE to anouther, WELCOME!!!
    Robeert E.
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    Jul 2, 2003, 9:36 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt .New pics added. #21

    That is one sweet helm! Nice job!

    Stay safe.
  22. skygunbro is offline skygunbro
    Jul 3, 2003, 11:12 AM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt .New pics added. #22

    Very nice! If this is your first paint job cant wait to see more helmets in the future...Its a sickness you'll get more buckets and more buckets lol.Nice work
  23. reidemiller
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    Jul 4, 2003, 1:12 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt .New pics added. #23

    Yeah, It's a sickness! I just hope there isn't a cure! lol.
    Thanks for the compliments. considering this is one of YOUR helmets(skygunbro) from ebay, I guess I'd have to
    say that you gave me a great canvas to work with.
    I can't wait to paint anouther and anouther and anouther.
    Each one is a learning experience. And now that I know about the Ref CD, My next one should be alot more accurate.
  24. skygunbro is offline skygunbro
    Jul 4, 2003, 3:41 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt .New pics added. #24

    lol cool I thought the name sounded familiar! Great work let me know when you get it the way you want and Ill add it to my web site in the customer gallery that would be cool.Thanks and again good work!-Jason
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    Jul 6, 2003, 2:28 PM - Re: Newbies first BF Helmet attempt .New pics added. #25

    Dude, it looks bad ass. Dont compare your work to anyone elses. Make it your own. Check out my bucket
    http://www.geocities.com/retrovertigostudios

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