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    Jun 25, 2016, 3:36 PM - RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #1

    Hello all,
    I recently received a very beautiful Animefan FP premium fiberglass helmet, which arrive quickly and safely. This was originally supposed to be an ESB paint/build, but I have another ESB specific helmet on order, so this will be an ROTJ build/paint.

    I have been gathering parts for the interior and exterior of this helmet, with the main goal of having a movie accurate ROTJ (or as close as possible )
    So one of the first things that i wanted to do was to change out the MR Dent with a custom dent made by a member here. I used a hole-saw and cut out the dent and epoxied the new dent in place.
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ID:	100698The new dent is on the Left and the MR dent is on the Right

    Using my favorite filler, i was eventually able to achieve a smooth transition between the new dent and the helmet.
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    The next thing I did was add in the ROTJ specific damage. I used Rafalfett's templates and images of the FPH2 to mark off all the damage using transfer paper.
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    I used my trusty Dremel to cut in all the damage.

    Some overall shots...
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    Jun 25, 2016, 3:57 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #2

    So far I have gathered most of the interior items. I am still missing the metal clip, which I will custom make.
    Here is what I have gathered so far...
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    I took all the items and just duct taped them into the interior of the helmet, just to get a feel for what everything will look like..
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    The next step will be to prime everything and start the first round of paint....
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    Jun 25, 2016, 4:24 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #3

    Liking the process so far this will be good !
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    Jun 25, 2016, 5:10 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #4

    Yep, good stuff here. Keepin it real.
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    Jun 25, 2016, 9:06 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #5

    Wow! Looks great man.
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    Jun 25, 2016, 9:36 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #6

    Thanks guys! This should be a fun project!

    I forgot I had some shots with a hollow Mojo aluminum stalk...
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    Jun 25, 2016, 10:33 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #7

    Good luck with your build! I just finished my animefan budget bucket, had a blast!
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    Jun 25, 2016, 10:46 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #8

    Quote Armydad said: View Post
    Good luck with your build! I just finished my animefan budget bucket, had a blast!
    Thank you! Awesome, I will check your build out!
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    Jun 26, 2016, 11:29 AM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #9

    That reworked dent in this helmet is an absolute winner and makes the already great MR derivative even better. Great stuff.
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    Jun 26, 2016, 12:57 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #10

    Quote intwenothor said: View Post
    That reworked dent in this helmet is an absolute winner and makes the already great MR derivative even better. Great stuff.
    Thank you, I agree, the replacement went alot smoother than I thought it would. ToEleven did an excellent job on the dent and I appreciate his hard work.
    Last edited by RichardJones; Jun 26, 2016 at 1:06 PM.
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    Jun 27, 2016, 12:54 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #11

    Looking really good so far. I don't know if it's Millennium Falcon cool, but it's cool. Keep up the good work.
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    Jun 27, 2016, 1:24 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #12

    How well does the mojofett aluminum stalk fit on the helmet? I just got my helmet in the mail and I was considering upgrading the stalk but I wasn't sure if it would fit well.



    Quote RichardJones said: View Post
    Thanks guys! This should be a fun project!

    I forgot I had some shots with a hollow Mojo aluminum stalk...
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    Jun 27, 2016, 2:12 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #13

    Quote Drax said: View Post
    How well does the mojofett aluminum stalk fit on the helmet? I just got my helmet in the mail and I was considering upgrading the stalk but I wasn't sure if it would fit well.
    It is literally the exact same size and shape. They are 100% identical except for material and screw hole locations (to attach RF)
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    Jun 27, 2016, 2:28 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #14

    Quote cbrant said: View Post
    Looking really good so far. I don't know if it's Millennium Falcon cool, but it's cool. Keep up the good work.
    Thanks Cole, now I have to go look at some Falcon pictures
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    Jun 27, 2016, 2:33 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #15

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    It is literally the exact same size and shape. They are 100% identical except for material and screw hole locations (to attach RF)
    How are you planning to attach the RF since the holes are different?
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    Jun 27, 2016, 2:57 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #16

    You will have to drill one new hole in the RF housing. I'll post a picture comparing the two stalks when I get home.
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    Jun 27, 2016, 2:59 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #17

    Thanks I appreciate it. I wanted to get an aluminum stalk I just didn't want to buy one and have it not work out. Now I need to watch mojo's sale page lol.
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    Jun 27, 2016, 7:30 PM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #18

    Quote Drax said: View Post
    Thanks I appreciate it. I wanted to get an aluminum stalk I just didn't want to buy one and have it not work out. Now I need to watch mojo's sale page lol.
    Here are the two stalks next to each other... Mojo's is Aluminum and Animefan's is resin with a brass tube..
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    Jun 28, 2016, 10:14 AM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #19

    Thanks for the photos. It looks like this in an upgrade I need to do.
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    Jun 29, 2016, 6:39 AM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #20

    ^^ that's worth taking a look at. Never seen that available, but anyway, awesome WIP
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    Jun 29, 2016, 7:43 AM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #21

    Quote atrophical said: View Post
    ^^ that's worth taking a look at. Never seen that available, but anyway, awesome WIP
    He has them available now, Just bought another one this morning.

    Last night I was able to spend about an hour to rough cut the visor out. What are people using to thin out the mandible walls? I got the straight walls with no issues, but the curved walls are proving difficult. I think I may try wrapping a curved piece of foam with sandpaper unless someone has a better method?
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    Jun 29, 2016, 9:04 AM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #22

    For the curved part of the walls I use something like this attached to a drill...very carefully.

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    Quote RichardJones said: View Post
    What are people using to thin out the mandible walls? I got the straight walls with no issues, but the curved walls are proving difficult. I think I may try wrapping a curved piece of foam with sandpaper unless someone has a better method?
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    Jun 29, 2016, 9:22 AM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #23

    man o man J...Not sure I would have the guts...



    Quote ToEleven said: View Post
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    Jun 29, 2016, 10:00 AM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #24

    Quote Level3Fett said: View Post
    man o man J...Not sure I would have the guts...
    Haha, yeah that looks pretty serious!
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    Jun 29, 2016, 10:11 AM - Re: RichardJones's ROTJ Animefan Paint/Build #25

    Yeah Rich, you're not kidding...and that's why I had ToEleven take care of all that for me.

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    Haha, yeah that looks pretty serious!

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