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  1. I helped at SDCC '08 MandalorFett's Avatar
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    May 1, 2008, 6:16 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #101

    Fantastic work again Brian!
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    May 3, 2008, 10:04 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #102

    I had the pleasure of seeing Brian's latest helmet in person today and it was a thing of beauty. That has to be the BEST ROTJ I've EVER seen! GORGEOUS!
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    May 5, 2008, 4:07 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #103

    Thanks for the compliment!

    I've got the outer earcap finished:



    And I've started a scratch built RF topper. I want to finish up the ESB helmet I started



    I started off with the WoF template, and then modified it down to the MR size. The WoF one was anout 1/4" longer and a bit less than an 1/8" taller.

    Now I've got to bondo it up!
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    May 5, 2008, 4:29 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #104

    Looking really good Brian... very good indeed!

    (so thats what you look like)
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    May 5, 2008, 4:38 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #105

    Great stuff man, love the ear cap. I am fixing to have to figure out what I want to do with that top ear cap my self.
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    May 5, 2008, 5:15 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #106

    Quote evan4218 said: View Post
    Great stuff man, love the ear cap. I am fixing to have to figure out what I want to do with that top ear cap my self.
    Making a mold of the entire assembly and then carving it up seemed to work well... it's a great way to preserve the look but fix the oddness with how the original was molded.

    I've got a container of smoothon's aluminum resin stuff to make some ears out of once I'm confident. It's pre-mixed with the powder for the perfect coldcast look.

    Once I get everything tuned just right I'll break it out!
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    May 5, 2008, 5:16 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #107

    Quote Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Looking really good Brian... very good indeed!

    (so thats what you look like)
    oh no! i've revealed my secret identity! that's what i get for using my macbook's camera to take the photo!
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    May 5, 2008, 5:22 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #108

    BTW, the aluminum stuff from smoothon, is what I got, it is more of a nickel than aluminum. I also did not like the results. I buy my power from http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZpkunlimited I have had good luck with it. Just remember to wear something to protect your lungs. Breathing in the power is not good. Cruzer found that you will need over 100% power per resin!
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    May 5, 2008, 5:25 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #109

    Quote asok said: View Post
    BTW, the aluminum stuff from smoothon, is what I got, it is more of a nickel than aluminum. I also did not like the results. I buy my power from http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZpkunlimited I have had good luck with it. Just remember to wear something to protect your lungs. Breathing in the power is not good. Cruzer found that you will need over 100% power per resin!
    "Not for consumption."

    I love it

    I'll have to give that a try.

    Ah, so many new things to learn!
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    May 5, 2008, 5:29 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #110

    I don't think eating the power would hurt. Just breathing it. It might need salt.
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    May 5, 2008, 5:47 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #111

    Quote tk7602 said: View Post
    oh no! i've revealed my secret identity! that's what i get for using my macbook's camera to take the photo!
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    May 7, 2008, 11:31 AM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #112

    the somewhat scratch built RF topper is done, i hope.

    i demolded this morning and poured one on my way out. i have a couple of bubbles in the silicone that i'm not real happy with, but they are really minor... not worth remaking the mold over.

    here's hoping it comes out well.

    i did something heretical last night while i was waiting for silicone to set:



    it's painted, not rub n buffed. i was curious how it would look as a jango, and i have that pile of misfits.

    this one has about 2 pounds of bondo in the dome... the whole top was flat. i demolded it too soon, and while pulling the rubber off, i actually flattened the dome a bit.
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    May 7, 2008, 11:48 AM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #113

    At this rate your gonna have a lid for every day of the week!

    Nice Jango...
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    May 7, 2008, 12:22 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #114

    Quote Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    At this rate your gonna have a lid for every day of the week!
    haha! this one i don't think i could wear though. it's too flat on the inside. my chin would stick out the bottom by a good inch. it's pretty to display though. i may peel the pinstripes off and give it some rub n buff. not sure though... i may also just leave it as is!
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    May 7, 2008, 1:24 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #115

    rub n' buff it!
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    May 7, 2008, 1:34 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #116

    i probably will buff it. the more i look at it, the more i'd like to see it done up that way.

    my only concern is that the surface is anything but smooth. it's actually more sort of... um... moonlike?

    i don't know that i'll be able to even get much of a shine on it.
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    May 9, 2008, 12:39 PM - esb update... #117

    Left ear:



    Right ear:



    RF Topper:





    (i'm holding it slightly behind the MR in that shot, which is why it looks smaller)

    And the helmet on my head.

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    May 9, 2008, 12:49 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #118

    Great work Brian!!
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    May 9, 2008, 1:02 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #119

    Man, this is fun watching! Great work!

    Geo
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    May 9, 2008, 1:46 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #120

    Is that painters tape on the earcap screen accurate? :P

    Lol love the work you have done... have you got any hi def/detailed pics of those scratches you made on the helmet, as im planning on doing those to my Bobamaker helmet once it gets here.. Im guessing you did those with a dremel cutting disk?

    I did my first helmet in 2 days, using Tamiya Aerosols, and it didnt look as good as that... Kudos to you my friend

    But yeah if you have any hi def pics of those scratches and can send them my way thatd be great dude
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    May 9, 2008, 2:30 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #121

    Quote Alcfalath said: View Post
    Is that painters tape on the earcap screen accurate? :P
    hehehe... that's in the behind the scenes footage. otherwise known as "haven't installed the magnets yet"



    Quote Alcafalath said:
    Lol love the work you have done... have you got any hi def/detailed pics of those scratches you made on the helmet, as im planning on doing those to my Bobamaker helmet once it gets here.. Im guessing you did those with a dremel cutting disk?
    Most of my reference pics come from here:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/misc/tdh_ref/
    thdmember/ilovetdh for the login.

    The back right side of the RotJ helmet isn't covered in that gallery.

    There's also the reference disk that you can get off of the home page here, with even more than that. The missing part of the RotJ is on the CD.

    For the ESB helmet, I use Darth Miller's C4 Fett pics:
    http://stormtrooperguy.com/gallery/a...erence/fettc4/
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    May 9, 2008, 2:55 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #122

    Great stuff Brian!
    Agreed that the blue tape is non-cannon...
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    May 9, 2008, 3:16 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #123

    Why I can't see the pics in high-resolution?



    Grat work on the ESB helmet, RotJ too
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    May 9, 2008, 3:18 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #124

    Dude!, is that Cheech in the glass cabinet behind you bro???
    very nice work on the Helmet, very nice.
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    May 9, 2008, 3:22 PM - Re: Rebuilding a Master Replicas Fett helmet #125

    Quote tk7602 said: View Post
    hehehe... that's in the behind the scenes footage. otherwise known as "haven't installed the magnets yet"





    Most of my reference pics come from here:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/misc/tdh_ref/
    thdmember/ilovetdh for the login.

    The back right side of the RotJ helmet isn't covered in that gallery.

    There's also the reference disk that you can get off of the home page here, with even more than that. The missing part of the RotJ is on the CD.

    For the ESB helmet, I use Darth Miller's C4 Fett pics:
    http://stormtrooperguy.com/gallery/a...erence/fettc4/
    I actually downloaded every MoM photo in there...

    I meant for 'that' helmet you just did, in the primer stage cutting out the scratches, if you did any photos of all the surfaces and the cuts you made, whilst still in primer... Im planning on doing the same thing with my helmet when it gets here, and Id love to be able to have it look as good as yours does...

    Btw you did use a dremel tool right? If so what one?

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