(I have a sneaking suspicion this may have been talked about before. If so, sorry -- I did a search but found nothing. Feel free to merge this thread.)
I'm gearing up to paint my mystery helmet and I want to get it as "screen accurate" as possible. Who doesn't, right?
But I'm starting to question the term "screen accurate" and what, exactly, it means.
I fully intended to recreate every little fleck, crack, scratch, nick, dent, etc. But, if you think about it, there was never that much detail in any of the movies. Even most of the promotional materials don't show that level of detail.
This thinking was brought about when I had people over this weekend. I printed out a couple of reference pictures and they were laying around on my dining room table. Everyone who saw them commented on how sh!tty the helmet looked.
And they're right.
But the thing is, none of them remembered it being this battle damaged:
(big pic so I'll include it as a link)
I just want when I wear this costume for people to see the Boba Fett they saw in ESB, not Boba Fett after he was slowly digested for a thousand years.
So...any thoughts or opinions on what the best/ideal amount of weathering is? Should I go all out or should I just go for the highlights?