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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    From what I have seen of your work bro, if anyone can fix it, it'd be YOU.

    Bobagoat may be right, especially with the other helmets being run again over on the RPF. You could always this one under an acrylic display and labeling it as "Sarlacc Snack"..maybe mess up the paint a little, etc...that way you still have a displayable helmet with JB signature in full view...

    SO sorry bro. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    If it were me, I'd give fixing it a go. If it doesn't work out, I believe the Sarge is doing a run of buckets again. Darn shame though....

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    It's going to make a nice fix up progress thread though

    I hope you can fix it

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    I see that bucket everyday when I look at my computer's desktop! I'd hate to see it thrown out.

    I think that the helmet can be fixed fairly easily, give it a good try though!


    At Comic Con this year, my helmet fell out of the car! The RF stalk bent in half, broke the RF, and scratched the face a little. The scratch was no noticable, I bent the RF stalk straight, and had the RF glued back together and repainted within 2 minutes of the parking lot. I got extremely lucky.

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The heart feels for you!

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    That really bites! For there to be that sort of damage, and to the gun, I would think someone was playing around and being really stupid!

    Is is fixible? It appears so to me. However, I would second the advice of leaving it at home in a glass case. After all it is signed. Keep it at home where you can enjoy it. For the mannaquin, I would suggest another bucket. maybe even a Rubies as it's not as expensive. Sure you'll have to paint it an all, but honestly, I think spending roughly $90 for a Rubies and painting it is better than 190 for another "decent" bucket and worrying it could happen again!!!!

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    Man that really sucks!!

    But on the bright side it is totally fixable and should only require minimal repaint. I would suggest using modeling clay on the outside of the hemlet to position the pieces in there proper place on the helmet (do check to make sure that the clay doesn't react with the paint some oil based clay can have a reaction, but it still should be ok as long as you don't leave it on for an extended period of time) (DON'T USE TAPE) and tack the pieces in place with small drops of thick super glue.

    Once it is all tacked back together double check to make sure that every thing is where it is suppose to be, work on one crack at a time from the inside fill each crack with baking soda, smooth out the baking soda as much as possilbe to the final shape then hit it with thin super glue. The baking soda will make the super glue cure almost instantly also watch out for the fumes.

    Once you have all the cracks filled it should be as good as new. you can then do some clean up work and lay in fiberglass if you want, but it most likely won't be needed espically if you are only using it for display. This method will let you preserve the autographs also.

    Good luck. What ever you do don't trash it. I'll fix it for you for free if it comes to that.

    Alan

    P.S. Sarge is currently sell these helmets over at the RPF for $90 plus $20 shipping.

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    Ah, thanks guys. "Sarlacc snack" indeed!
    I actually thought about that too after the horror wore off. Oh man SaxeCoburg, I can imagine how your brother and the butterfingers who dropped his clone helmet felt!! Yikes. Talk about awkward.

    I don't believe there was any maliciousness at all. I think what happened was someone tried on the helmet and the rifle and when they put them back it set Boba off balance and that's when he fell down (probably after they left.) Another explanation is that the mannequin just gave way and rotated at a particular joint or something random. But man that helmet and rifle had to really hit hard to bust apart like this.

    I'm encouraged by your comments about fixing it - it definitely won't go in the trash. I've done some fiberglass work and that turned out well. I'll keep you posted. In the end, it's just a thing. Things can be replaced.

    (I just really, really liked this one!)

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    ugh, I feel sick...
    uke

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    Very sorry to see that happened ... do you have any animals? If you do, perhaps thats what the problem was.

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    Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    Very sorry to see that happened ... do you have any animals? If you do, perhaps thats what the problem was.
    In his office?

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    In his office?
    Well, yeah uhhh ... ya see ... ... ........

    I was checkin' the uhh ... specs on the endline for the ... rortary ... girder ...
    I'M RETARDED!


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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    OMG I think im going be sick

    please, for gosh sacks man repair that Helmet !

    Its worth more than you . ok bad time for a joke

    Place a "DO NOT TOUCH OR DIE SIGN ON BOBA, might even add a fake small Video camera with small sign says "smile you're on TV"

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    Chris, that helmet was part of the inspiration for me to do a Fett costume. It must be fixed, at least to display. And when you find out who did it, bring them to Dragon Con so we can have a public flogging.

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    TD/TB-352 said: View Post
    Chris, that helmet was part of the inspiration for me to do a Fett costume.
    Me too.

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    Well, here was my initial reaction when I first saw the damage:


    Chris, I sure hope you can repair that.

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    Hey Chris, this totally blows! uke

    Just as GCN Gamer put it, when I seriously first thought about putting together a Fett, I stumbled across your nicely designed web site, which also led me here and the rest shall we say is history! And no matter how it happened, I know for your own peace of mind it be nice just to find out exactly "HOW" it did happen! Now with that said, I know you've got the skills to put another one together and probably improve upon what you didn't like on this one and you also go to enough conventions where Jeremy and Daniel both attend quite frequently, so replacing the "sigs" should be "All to Easy"! The only problem it looks like you'll have is choosing which bucket to start with again, so many choices!!!

    Good Luck Bro, Now get started!


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    Mikey Fett said: View Post
    OMG I think im going be sick

    please, for gosh sacks man repair that Helmet !

    Its worth more than you . ok bad time for a joke

    Place a "DO NOT TOUCH OR DIE SIGN ON BOBA, might even add a fake small Video camera with small sign says "smile you're on TV"
    Better yet! You could build a fake camera with some flashy LEDs to scare anyone who wants to touch your Fett

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    I am really really sorry Chris, that is awful. I would certainly wish that if it was someone fooling around with it that they would at least say so. I would rather know than have to think did this person do it or did that person do it, I mean, accidents Do happen. Well, I am sure you will be able to make it almost as good as new Good thing you aren't wearing it to D*con!!!

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    UGH!!!! I'd fix it for its sentimental value, but would search out another bucket for use on the costume. Sorry for such a bad break...ooophs....sorry for the punn too

    Steve

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    Someone butt stroked your helmet with your own blaster rifle. That is just not right. My condolonces and I feel everything happens for a reason. Your next helmet or repair will be even mor bad *****. Just save the autographs.

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    who would do such a thing...horrible...just horrible...

    sorry to see and hear that,that sucks....lots of work to do if you choose to try and fix it.

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    brings a new meaning to the saying "If it's not yours. DON'T TOUCH IT!"

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    Wow...I think I might have a pic of that helmet as my desktop at work. yeah I know my co workers probably think I am a geek, but they won't say it to my face ...... Geez like the others that was my insiration as well as I think meeting you at a gen con. I look at that desk top everyday for inspration as to what I need to improve next. It took me reading half these posts before i realized who's helmet it was. Damn it's gotta be fixed. period good luck.

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    Re: TK409 Helmet Smashed (viewer discretion advised)

    Chris,
    Man. . . that bites big time. As several others have mentioned, your website was part of my inspiration to do my own Boba costume, and I take it that helmet was the one displayed.
    I hope you're able to repair it!

    And to prevent anything like this from happening again, I would remove all your Fett stuff from the office, and then take off and nuke the building from orbit. . . it's the only way to be sure.

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