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  1. Syper's Avatar
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    Oct 2, 2014, 4:41 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #26

    Ren did an incredible job and he’s a great guy to work with. I sent him a raw GMH, no prep work was done to it and that was my mistake I wish I could have done over again but Josh(Ren) was nice about it and still pumped out quality work.
    I’m going to do the rest of my helmet build here on Ren’s PP2 commission thread.

    So now I still needed to trim the helmet a bit for visor installation. I used a matchbook that I cut and folded over to help trace a line using a pencil. I moved the pencil and cardboard guild to the right and left to create an even cut line.
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    Again i should have done this before i sent the helmet to him. now i must be super careful not to damage paint.
    I picked up a cordless Dremel, it’s just over 7" long and fits in the helmet with great clearance
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    Ok Trimming is now complete with no damage to paint
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    Going to correct another big no no I forgot to fiber glass this helmet before paint OMG. That’s up next…
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    Oct 3, 2014, 5:43 AM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #27

    Hadn't seen the completed pics. That came out beautiful! Love seeing more Pre-pros out there.
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    Oct 3, 2014, 11:02 AM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #28

    Nice work, what brand/type of masking fluid did you use?
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    Oct 10, 2014, 5:16 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #29

    Added my Converted Borden three hole connector. Check link for more information on that. Syper's Borden
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    Here it is after i drilled out another hole.
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    And here’s the installed Borden.

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    - - - Updated - - -

    Added MojoFett aluminum GMH ears.
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    Honeywell switch installed.
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    Oct 10, 2014, 5:22 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #30

    Rangefinder assembled:

    MojoFett aluminum post
    PP2 Rangefinder Housing: Terminal-Fettler
    Rangefinder Lights: Terminal-Fettler
    Added the brass screw
    Polaroid SX-70 camera viewfinder

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    Oct 15, 2014, 12:16 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #31

    Key Slots:
    MQ-1 circuit board and Curved Visor installed. going to add more pics of the inside when i get home.
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    Oct 15, 2014, 12:18 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #32

    Looking great Jim
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    Oct 15, 2014, 12:26 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #33

    Quote Major said: View Post
    Looking great Jim
    Thanks Brother
    Need TDH assistance with finding the correct File Size / type for this PP2.
    I found some Micro Mega dental files #45 on eBay. They look good but are the #15 more accurate?

    Here are pics with the #45’s in please but not glued on. I would rather be accurate then OK.
    Please let me know what yalls think.
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    Last edited by Syper; Oct 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM. Reason: correction made with pics
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    Oct 15, 2014, 4:43 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #34

    Great work :-)
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    Oct 15, 2014, 5:16 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #35

    Quote Syper said: View Post
    Thanks Brother
    Need TDH assistance with finding the correct File Size / type for this PP2.
    I found some Micro Mega dental files #45 on eBay. They look good but are the #15 more accurate?

    Here are pics with the #45’s in please but not glued on. I would rather be accurate then OK.
    Please let me know what yalls think.
    Attachment 82007Attachment 82008Attachment 82009Attachment 82010Attachment 82011Attachment 82012
    Jim,

    I think the 45's would be fine. That I'm seeing there's no close-up shots of the back of the helmet with the files in, so we don't know what number they used, much like the gauntlets and jetpacks. We know they used the files, but to assume they're all #15s is a leap. I would suspect they used whatever files they had, wanting the shape rather than the number.
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    Oct 16, 2014, 1:49 AM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #36

    The ROTJ helmet clearly shows the #15 (this has only 1 upper and 1 lower grooves, while the #45 has 2 lower grooves):



    Also, if you look closer, the MQ-1 part and the visor piece is pressed to the inside of the keyslot, as there's not too much room between them.
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    Oct 16, 2014, 10:58 AM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #37

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    The ROTJ helmet clearly shows the #15 (this has only 1 upper and 1 lower grooves, while the #45 has 2 lower grooves):
    Yeah the #45's looks great but there’s six files in a pack and chances are they where all the same size for those helmets made/ painted around the same time.

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    Also, if you look closer, the MQ-1 part and the visor piece is pressed to the inside of the keyslot, as there's not too much room between them.
    Yeah i see your point Levi and i will correct this issue asap, as always thanks for catching that detail for me.
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    4 Weeks Ago - Nov 18, 2014, 11:30 AM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #38

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    Also, if you look closer, the MQ-1 part and the visor piece is pressed to the inside of the keyslot, as there's not too much room between them.
    I used J.B.Weld to glue the MQ-1 part and the visor piece down so i had the use a dremle to cut those parts out, grind down the rest of the J.B.Weld glue off. after that I hade to thin out the key slots a bit to achieve the correct look. After that i once again fitted the MQ-1 part and the visor piece. Last pic shows what it looks like secound take.
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    4 Weeks Ago - Nov 18, 2014, 11:40 AM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #39

    I picked up JC27’s first remote servo kit and installed that, then went on a rampage and installed/ completed this helmet build in one sleepless night.
    This Helmet build is Done here’s what’s all in it. I’ll have pics soon.

    Syper’s Pre-Pro 2 Boba Fett - Costume Checklist.
    [H][D] = Have / Done Progress 26/27

    Armor
    [X][X] Helmet-1 – FettPride GMH #88/ REN – PP2 Paint / found parts / Syper build.

    • Casio MQ-1 circuit board, found part
    • Endobox Micro Mega dental files, found part #15
    • Polaroid SX-70 camera viewfinder, found part
    • British riot helmet chin strap, found part
    • Honeywell –Microswitch, found part
    • Vintage 2 hole Borden company connector, added third hole.
    • Mojo-Fett GMH Aluminum ears
    • JC27 - Rangefinder remote kit
    • Uproar- Helmet hearing unit
    • PP2 Rangefinder Housing: Terminal-Fettler
    • Rangefinder Lights: Terminal-Fettler
    • Evilboy’s Duel Fan Helmet Kit
    • Voice Amp microphone
    • Smoked Gray Visor
    • fiber glassed helmet & reinforce ears…
    • Trimmed interior helmet for visor installation…
    • Removed all high spots and visor area’s…
    • Recoat with dyed black resin…
    • Fixed paint “tape’ marks…
    • Install Borden connector…
    • Installed visor…
    • Installed circuit board and curved lens piece…
    • Assemble Rangefinder housing, post, lights and lens…
    • Installed aluminum ears…
    • Installed micro switch…
    • Installed JC27’s rangefinder remote…
    • Fitted foam head rest
    • Installed duel fans…
    • Installed hearing unit…
    • Installed dental files…
    • Installed chin strap…
    • Installed BooBooFett’s Chin skirt….


    Correction: Using Micro Mega dental files #45 for now
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    4 Weeks Ago - Nov 18, 2014, 12:01 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #40

    Quote Syper said: View Post
    I used J.B.Weld to glue the MQ-1 part and the visor piece down so i had the use a dremle to cut those parts out, grind down the rest of the J.B.Weld glue off. after that I hade to thin out the key slots a bit to achieve the correct look. After that i once again fitted the MQ-1 part and the visor piece. Last pic shows what it looks like secound take.
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    So you were on the right track here...though the plastic should have had a channel cut out for the MQ1....if you look at the back of the ROTJ helmet in MOM you can see kinda how it was done..and in the ROTJ gallery you can look also...inside the helmet...

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    4 Weeks Ago - Nov 18, 2014, 12:10 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #41

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    So you were on the right track here...though the plastic should have had a channel cut out for the MQ1....if you look at the back of the ROTJ helmet in MOM you can see kinda how it was done..and in the ROTJ gallery you can look also...inside the helmet...

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    That would make for a better fit, thanks Brother. i never noticed that channel for the MQ-1, i always thought it was half and half.
    Thanks again F4R
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    4 Weeks Ago - Nov 18, 2014, 12:15 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #42

    I've always meant to do a rotj helmet assembly tutorial for people with mq1 castings....and just never got around to it. But yeh...it makes for a cleaner install to no glue on the edges.
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    4 Weeks Ago - Nov 18, 2014, 9:07 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #43

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    4 Weeks Ago - Nov 18, 2014, 9:30 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #44

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    4 Weeks Ago - Nov 18, 2014, 10:48 PM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #45

    Helmet looks really good syper!
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    4 Weeks Ago - Nov 19, 2014, 9:00 AM - Re: PP2 Commission Paint Job for TDH Member Syper #46

    Absolutely brilliant!

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