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  1. Gino's Avatar
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    Nov 10, 2009, 6:35 PM - WIP: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #1

    The helmet is a direct cast from the PP2 Fett helmet (from Rogue Studios) which is the actual helmet used in all the action figure packaging back in '78.
    For those who don't know, this style casting is the most accurate in all fandom.

    I'm slowly putting together a full size ESB Fett display.
    It's going to be awhile before I get to painting this helmet, so in the meantime, I wanted to finish the interior as much as possible.

    It's not an exact match (as I realize that is unrealistic) but it's definitely by far the most accurate attempt at an accurate screen used or production made Fett helmet to date.
    I'm sure as time goes on, I'll continue to tweak it.


    Here are some pics of the real deal screen used ESB hero.









    And here is my replica so far. Still looking for the correct helmet liner (which happens to be the same as the type 2 ROTJ trooper helmets.



    INTERIOR









    CORRECT CHIN CUP





    .125" DARK GREEN VISOR





    PUSHBUTTON TO ACTIVATE RANGEFINDER LIGHTS





    EXTERIOR SHOTS







    RANGEFINDER LIGHTS ACTIVATED







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    Nov 10, 2009, 10:44 PM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #2

    Beautiful. Will you have accurate batteries? :-P
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    Nov 10, 2009, 10:51 PM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #3

    AWESOME MAN! That really looks great!
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    Nov 10, 2009, 11:54 PM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #4

    Very cool!

    Are you using "screen accurate" gaffers tape or duct tape?
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    Nov 11, 2009, 1:21 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #5

    Nice work Gino!
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    Nov 11, 2009, 6:03 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #6

    Really cool!
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    Nov 11, 2009, 7:25 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #7

    Your level of screen accuracy is amazing Gino. I wonder if your props are better for display than the ones Lucasfilm shows at exhibits. :thumbup
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    Nov 11, 2009, 7:39 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #8

    Thanks!
    Actually, some of my pieces are. Some of their stuff (like Vader or Yoda) are not original pieces at all and are not as representative of what was on screen as mine are.

    That being said, nothing beats screen used (as long as it IS screen used and not made specifically for tour or exhibit).

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    Nov 11, 2009, 9:41 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #9

    Looks great Gino! Is the rangefinder going to be a on a remote of some kind or lowered manually?
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    Nov 11, 2009, 11:20 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #10

    "by far the most accurate attempt" Seems like an overly grand statement.

    No offense, but the interior ain't the challenge with the ESB hero.
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    Nov 11, 2009, 11:33 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #11

    I'd have to say that its the most accurate start on on helmet I've ever seen!! Good start Gino!!
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    Nov 11, 2009, 12:08 PM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #12

    Quote webchief said: View Post
    Looks great Gino! Is the rangefinder going to be a on a remote of some kind or lowered manually?
    Manually, just like the real helmets.


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    Nov 11, 2009, 12:10 PM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #13

    Quote Lufo1138 said: View Post
    "by far the most accurate attempt" Seems like an overly grand statement.

    No offense, but the interior ain't the challenge with the ESB hero.
    I don't think so. I think it's quite appropriate.
    And no offense taken, but I disagree about the interior not being the challenge.
    The exterior is just more work, but it's already been figured out.

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    Nov 11, 2009, 2:04 PM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #14

    Quote Gino said: View Post
    I don't think so. I think it's quite appropriate.
    And no offense taken, but I disagree about the interior not being the challenge.
    The exterior is just more work, but it's already been figured out.

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    Gino is going for exact replicas of what was used on screen. inside and out. It's different from what some of us set out to do with Boba.

    Some have idealized versions of the character while others have versions that are virtually perfect visual representations of the character on screen and are functional so they can be trooped with. In some ways parts of the Boba suits were designed with a certain functionality but because they are hidden from view they may not look "cool" or futuristic.

    I believe Gino stated at another point he does not troop with his suits. They don't need to be functional in that sense. What he is looking for something that is the closest as possible to what the actors in the films used. I think it's like trying to replicate a piece of artwork in a museum.

    It doesn't matter what I think... but I happen to think what Gino does is very cool. It's yet another level of this hobby for someone to explore.
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    Nov 11, 2009, 2:09 PM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #15

    Thanks!
    And you nailed it.
    Different strokes for different folks. I'm just glad that there are people who appreciate this approach even if it is not their preference or fits within their goals.


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    Nov 11, 2009, 7:00 PM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #16

    Pretty cool
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    Nov 11, 2009, 9:07 PM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #17

    WOW...this is going to be awesome!!
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    Nov 11, 2009, 9:13 PM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #18

    Again awesome...

    Time to gut out my FPH
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    Nov 11, 2009, 10:36 PM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #19

    WOW, fantastic work.
  20. Nov 13, 2009, 7:20 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #20

    Now that is the way to do it! Although you did miss that small wrap of green insulation tape between the clip and where the wires exit the helmet...
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    Nov 13, 2009, 7:23 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #21

    Thanks.
    I was wondering what that was.
    It looks like they cut the wires at some point.

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  22. Nov 13, 2009, 7:27 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #22

    How are you planning on painting the helmet, is it a combination of layering and topical?
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    Nov 13, 2009, 9:42 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #23

    I'm thinking layering, and only topical where needed.

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    Nov 13, 2009, 10:19 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #24

    Stunning work as ever Gino, I look forward to seeing your progress painting the helmet
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    Nov 14, 2009, 6:36 AM - Re: FIRST EVER ACCURATE ESB FETT HELMET interior #25

    Outstanding as always Gino!

    But I am still fascinated by your palpatine! Your avatar shows it: You perfectly nailed the expression and properties of his face! Looks exactly the same as in the movie!
    Still hate you for not making copies of that! Just kidding bro!

    That´s so awesome!

    Keep us posted with pictures!

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