Hi ESB fans! I'm beginning another commission on a fantastic FPH2-ESB bucket. This one is for member
Postie. I'm excited to get to work on this one as Colin has an amazing life size bust collection, and this will
literally top off his Fett! It's also, as far as I can recall, the first helmet I've done that will be sent south of the
equator. Colin and his collection reside in New Zealand.
I'm going to begin this thread at DAY 2 as I worked on all the prep yesterday. FP's casting skills remain at
the pinnacle of the hobby. The kit primarily needed to have the visor area cut out, and then the edges thinned.
Some very quick clean up of the ear parts, and we have what's seen in these pics.
The accessories are shown below. Nicely cast ear parts, a 4-piece RF topper, solid aluminum stalk, and a resin
Borden. Not shown are the pre-formed smoke visor and the ear attachment hardware.
At this stage the helmet has had a coat of Duplicolor primer sprayed on. The ears still need to be primed. I like to install
the ear hardware first. I can then use the screws as paint handles. Makes things a little easier to manage.
Much more to come!