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RafalFett's Boba Fett Helmet Template Project

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    RafalFett's Boba Fett Helmet Template Project

    Why I named the thread this way?

    Because it involves many improvements to the Boba Fett helmet, which are:
    1 - Some modifications to Alan's helmet templates at the ear base and at the back red rim.
    2 - Creating of a new sets of helmet paint and scratches that fits perfectly on Alan's templates (the new paint and scratches scheme was not an intention to compete with Rich D.'s creation, which is a brilliant one... I wanted to made my own set of paint and scratches).
    3 - With this new templates you can make your own Boba Fett helmet without using any type of paint.

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    Updated the improvements list!

    4 - A new set of templates made from reference images from the TDH Gallery.
    5 - The paint and scratches theme will be adjusted to this templates.
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    The modifications to Alan's templates has occured when I was doing the paint and scratches scheme using reference photos from the gallery, where I observed that the back red rim scratches and the ear base did'n fit the template areas. The red lines are the modifications I made to this template.

    snap016m-jpg snap017-jpg

    The paint and scratches were made directly on Jasc Paint Shop Pro, an easy to use photo editor. The method I used is this:

    After selecting the image to use
    snap009e-jpg

    I open it in the photo editor
    snap010-jpg

    I also open the needed template, then I resize the image to fit the template's dimension
    snap011t-jpg

    Then using the right colour, I draw the paint and scratches outline
    snap012-jpg

    Then using the Magic Wand I select the desired range of colours from the outlined area
    snap013-jpg

    After the area is selected, I use the Flood Fill to fill the area with the specified colour...
    snap014o-jpg

    And here is the original and the new paint scheme
    snap015y-jpg

    So here are some samples of the templates that will be available next year.

    redarea-jpg domearea-jpg cheekarea-jpg

    The dome scratches are not the final ones and will be tweaked to match the dome red ring's scratches.

    I hope I made you interested on this and I'm waiting to see any kind of comments.

    I wish to all Fett fanatics a Merry Christmas!

    Respect!
    Last edited by RafalFett; Oct 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM. Reason: Replaced image links with attachments.

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Well I thought it was appropriate to post here since I am a FettFanatic.

    Nice work. Looking good. I am sure this will help a lot of people.

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Very cool!
    Too bad it's ESB though

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    These are really well done. Good job, and keep going!

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    FettFanatic said: View Post
    Well I thought it was appropriate to post here since I am a FettFanatic.

    Nice work. Looking good. I am sure this will help a lot of people.
    Thanks a lot. I hope it will.

    slave1pilot said: View Post
    Very cool!
    Too bad it's ESB though
    Maybe I will do a ROTJ paint and scratches scheme. But personally I love the ESB style.

    Rich D. said: View Post
    These are really well done. Good job, and keep going!
    Thank you for your kind words.

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Nice work Rafal , couple of things oter that could be fixed on the origianal WOF tempaltes, if you are going to all this trouble, i cant load all the pics so if you have done this please disregard..
    The ears need to be shorter and the right ear needs to be marinaly thiner, the key slots and suronding should be shorter and a bit thiner,
    However good work , and keep it up!

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Havnt seen you in a little while and i see youve been busy
    nie work!

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

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    Nice work Rafal , couple of things oter that could be fixed on the origianal WOF tempaltes, if you are going to all this trouble, i cant load all the pics so if you have done this please disregard..
    The ears need to be shorter and the right ear needs to be marinaly thiner, the key slots and suronding should be shorter and a bit thiner,
    However good work , and keep it up!
    Thanks, Jinto.
    I used images from the TDH gallery to compare the WOF's templates with the original helmet. But this is kinda tricky, because the roundness of the helmet make some parts distorted in the images. I've done some comparison of Alan's templates with Art's GMH images because the helmet is captured in 8 different shots and not to forget the top image of the helmet.

    Here are some comparison images.
    helmet-right-jpg helmet-left-jpg helmet-top-jpg

    In some parts the differences are too big... Or the image is distorting the helmet?

    Respect!
    Last edited by RafalFett; Oct 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM. Reason: Replaced image links with attachments.

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    TreppFett said: View Post
    Havnt seen you in a little while and i see youve been busy
    nie work!
    Thanks, TreppFett.
    I've done this in the last month... I mean the drawing of the paint and scratches scheme. If your kid will have some patience, maybe he will do that helmet without using any paint.

    Respect!

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    PIMP MY LID

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Hello there!

    I'm back with the finished back plate area of the helmet. It was the hardest part so far because of all the small scratches... But I did it. Next things on my to-do-list are the ears and the rangefinder.

    backplatearea-jpg

    I wish to all of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Untill next time...

    Respect!

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    very nice bud

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Great work very well done keep it up!!!

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    very nice bud
    Thanks!

    deadland said: View Post
    Great work very well done keep it up!!!
    Thank you.

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Awesome stuff man. very nice.

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Hello to all fettlers.

    This project is taking a little longer then I suspected. The last days I was thinking on how to do a good compare of the original helmet with Alan's templates. I don't have a close match of the original helmet so this is a little bit frustrating. Then I watched the PrePro 3 helmet in the gallery and I saw that this helmet has photos from all angles and this thing gave me a bold idea. I put all the needed photos in the image editor and after a lot of resize and rotation of the images I got this:

    strech2-jpg

    The result was so exciting that I said 'I have to do this on the ESB helmet too!'

    So, after I found the needed images, I started to work on them.
    And here is the result:

    esbstretch2-jpg

    Then I made a comparison of the stretched helmet with Alan's template. It seems that this template is shorter in the back area.

    esbwofcompare-jpg

    I also made some comparisons of my paint and scratches schemes with the stretched helmet. It seems to fit very well on the helmet.

    esbdomecompare2-jpg esbdomecompare-jpg esbscratchcompare-jpg

    And here are more comparisons of Alan's combined templates.

    esbsidecompare-jpg esbfrontcompare-jpg

    I'm far of judging Alan's great work, I'm just trying to get the best from this templates. With a little tweaking the result will be more closer to the original helmet.

    Any comments on this?

    Respect!
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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    SEEKER said: View Post
    Awesome stuff man. very nice.
    Thank you, sir!

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Wow dude you just keep on amazing me with this project keep up the awesome work it looks absolutely spot on!!!

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    Wow dude you just keep on amazing me with this project keep up the awesome work it looks absolutely spot on!!!
    Thanks, deadland!

    My goal is to do a helmet as close to the original one as I can. But I hope this will not be a one man project... I hope that others will come with their ideas. Any help is welcomed.

    Respect!

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Well this is going to help...but having the scale down and having it work with the curviture of the helmet may not workout as well as you want right away. Will definately take some trial and error to get peices right on the dome. But this is GREAT work. alot of pieces alan didnt have are here now. Good stuff once again

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Well this is going to help...but having the scale down and having it work with the curviture of the helmet may not workout as well as you want right away. Will definately take some trial and error to get peices right on the dome. But this is GREAT work. alot of pieces alan didnt have are here now. Good stuff once again
    Thanks, Fett 4 Real!

    The scale down is for space and memory saving on my computer.

    Alan did an amazing job when he did those templates... And as I can recall, he used a DonPost 95 for the templates and I guess that all differences are from that helmet. Or not? I need to do more research.

    Respect!

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    It would be even more helpful if you seperated the colors and had a set of templates for each one.

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

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    It would be even more helpful if you seperated the colors and had a set of templates for each one.
    Yes, it will be... At the proper moment. But first I have to figure out the right size and form of the helmet, otherwise the coloured templates won't fit it as it should.

    Respect!

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Like I said each helmets going to need scaling and bending done to the stencil to have it work correctly. A FP and MS look similar but are not the same. A FP budget and FP premium are close but not the same understand what Im saying the shapes wont allow for a perfect one size fits all stencil no matter what photoshop or similar is needed for the user to shape the stencil to how it should be for their helmet.

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    Re: The Boba Fett Helmet Project

    Its a VERY GOOD starting point though compared to just having pics

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