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  1. ItsThatGuy's Avatar
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    Oct 10, 2007, 3:40 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #51

    Thanks! That helps a lot!

    I notice you noted some imperfections in your pull, mine had all of the same ones. I thought it wasnt a clean pull. Im not concerned about it, afterall it was a mould for fiberglass helmets before it was made into a vacu-form buck.
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    Oct 10, 2007, 4:15 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #52

    Heya Guys,

    Not to detract from the topic again ... this is just informational, no response is needed. But to confirm what has been said in regard to the Jango vs. Boba helmets ...

    I am the owner of the ILM screen casting, and molds. The ILM source I dealt with in obtaining these future artifacts, is that the Jango Helmet was indeed a digi scan of some sort of archived Boba helmet. There is no certaintly as to which which was used however. The scan was cleaned up, and reduced in size, output on a rapid prototyping machine and a mold was made. Very similar to what was done for the Episode III Vader helmet as seen in the "Making of Darth Vader" featurette. It was a little more complex than that, as it was output in pieces due to the limits of the output cutter at the time, and then assembled, and then a mold was made. There is absolutely no relation to the Mystery helmet genre. And it is CONSIDERABLY smaller than the real Boba Helmet. I actually planned on posting comparisons that ppl have been wanting to see for sometime. (In another thread of course)

    FP
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    Oct 10, 2007, 4:25 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #53

    Yeah, the imperfections didn't bother me, either. I actually like the one on the right front "cheek"--a little built-in battle damage. Took me a second to figure out the little depressions between the two sections of cheeks, though. I have the glazing putty, now I just need a free second to fill them and sand. And the ones on the sides will go under the ears, so no problem there. Please post pix when you get yours together. I'd like to see how these turn out.
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    Oct 10, 2007, 4:41 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #54

    Well, I bondo'd the heck out of the dome, and need to sand it tonight. I bondo'd and sanded the face plate.

    The keyslots I plan to replace with a resin cast of some.

    I should be finished with it by mid next week.

    EDIT: Just saw FP's post, Thanks for that info!
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    Oct 10, 2007, 5:09 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #55

    ooh, look at me chiming in late on off topic junk! i rule!

    anyway... re: the cod. not all boba cods have dents. the mom suit, for example, doesn't. which annoys me, since my costume is based on mom, but my codpiece has a dent, and i'm not really looking to bondo it in. so i have an aosw cod.

    and re the mystery vs. jango... i thought the mystery helmets pre-dated episode 2? that would be proof positive that the mystery isn't a leaked jango.
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    Oct 10, 2007, 6:12 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #56

    I've been thinking about getting one of these kits. Based on some of the responses, should I even bother? My funds are somewhat limited and I'm trying to be patient with the WOF templates. I thought this kit would be a good idea.

    Am I wrong?
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    Oct 10, 2007, 6:45 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #57

    it's a nice kit...just requires a lot of work to get it looking primo..can be done if you have the time
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    Oct 10, 2007, 7:45 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #58

    Hope I didn't give the impression I don't like the kit. There are several differences between this and any other cast bucket, obviously. But I'm really happy with it. I have two Fang buckets that I haven't worked on yet, and both of them have a certain amount of twist to the face--I'm happy with them, too, obviously. This kit is much more symmetrical, however. The edges are a good bit softer than on Fang's (I don't own any of the other makers' buckets). I haven't yet done a size comparison with the others, but the most obvious difference is how amazingly light the vac-formed kit is. I have little to compare it to, but aside from assembling the pieces, I don't see how this would conceivably be more work than a resin or fiberglass bucket. Bradleyfett was easy to work with, and I received my kits (I bought two) in half the time of anything else I've purchased from a fan seller on these forums. One of the comments made when these were first being designed was that they'd make great painting practice pieces, if nothing else. I guess we won't know how a painted version stacks up against other models until some of the artists on here show us what it can look like, but I'm very happy so far. If for no other reason than that, for a first-time painter, I feel a lot less intimidated to work on this one than others.
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    Oct 10, 2007, 8:14 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #59

    Quote ioelus said: View Post
    If for no other reason than that, for a first-time painter, I feel a lot less intimidated to work on this one than others.
    Yup! Me too! I've bondo'd this, sanded it, reformed...This was the first time I've worked with bondo (and I am hooked!).

    I've been working on this thing hard core for the past few days - I consider it practice for my Jango (FP CC) that is coming soon!

    I really enjoy working on this.
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    Oct 11, 2007, 12:00 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #60

    I finally decided to cut the top ring around the helmet, and once I place the dome in, I realized I needed about 1/8" of that ring for the dome to fit properly. Now I need to put some spacers in and bondo it together. No big deal - would have been easier just to trim all but 1/8".
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    Oct 11, 2007, 1:13 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #61

    Any word where Bradley is? I am trying to find him to get an ETA. I am cool and everything, I just like to be in the know. Especially since I plan to make an entire Boba costume this Saturday. The "Boba In A Day" suit! HAHAHA!!! Anyone have any cardboard they can spare?
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    Oct 11, 2007, 1:23 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #62

    Don't use cardboard - do a search for "Trash Can Armor", let me know if that helps.
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    Oct 11, 2007, 2:09 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #63

    But cardboard is fast... very, very fast! HAHAHA!
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    Oct 12, 2007, 4:05 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #64

    So I am still having an issue trying to get the dome to stay in one place and trying to figure out how to fill the space inbetween the dome and helmet rim.

    I am thinking of using double sided 3M tape (you know the grey foamy tape) and wrapping it around the dome (along the bottom edge) and then place it in. Once I do that I can go ahead and fill the gaps with bondo...

    I will have to post some pictures for everyone to understand what I am talking about

    Has anyone completed one of these?
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    Oct 12, 2007, 10:01 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #65

    ItsThatGuy,

    Did I read previously that you attached the front and back already, and are looking to set the dome now? I went back and scanned the previous posts, but couldn't find the comment so maybe I'm making it up. However, if I'm not, I'm wondering if you couldn't use a version of what you described above. What kind of opening are we talking about, between the dome and the rim? I had a bit to fill, but I'd be surprised if it were more than a 16th or an 8th (and an 8th seems like a whole lot to me), but I could be wrong. I was thinking you might use that foam as a temporary ledge to set the dome on, provided the front and back are together already. Instead of affixing the foam to the dome, make a ledge of the stuff on the inside of the helmet and set the dome on top of that. You could then fill the space with bondo (basically what I did), but not if we're talking a great distance. If we are talking a big difference, then I would consider separating the halves, taking off some of the under-the-ear sections, and trying again for a snugger fit on the dome. If the front and back aren't already joined, then I'd put the front on the dome (cuz it's easier to center), and then the back on.
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    Oct 20, 2007, 1:43 AM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #66

    Anyone know where Bradelyfett is? I haven't heard from him in a week and I'm supposed to be getting some jango guants and a couple other things, and I need them before halloween. It seems an unlikely hood, but I'd still like to try.
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    Oct 20, 2007, 11:43 AM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #67

    Quote Toragh said: View Post
    Anyone know where Bradelyfett is? I haven't heard from him in a week and I'm supposed to be getting some jango guants and a couple other things, and I need them before halloween. It seems an unlikely hood, but I'd still like to try.
    last PM i got from him was about 3 weeks ago ... waiting now to hear from him on the status of my order and if he received the payment okay ... if the wait gets much longer will put in for a refund through paypal.
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    Oct 20, 2007, 12:33 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #68

    Hm... BradleyFett is a trustworthy guy, I know he does slow down sometimes.
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    Oct 20, 2007, 12:36 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #69

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Hm... BradleyFett is a trustworthy guy, I know he does slow down sometimes.
    whats why i am waiting a while for him to get back .. last PM i sent him took about 1.5 to 2 weeks for him to reply ...
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    Oct 20, 2007, 9:39 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #70

    I got no problems, just slow on either ends for me. Been busy a bit with work.
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    Oct 27, 2007, 2:27 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #71

    just updating to sall all is good .. i got mine in today ...



    hope all is well bradleyfett
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    Oct 30, 2007, 1:11 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #72

    I am patiently waiting. Though, I had a dream that I got a box, with a helmet kit in it... and I woke up... and it was just a dream. Sad. <-- pathetic.

    Johnny
  23. Oct 30, 2007, 1:58 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #73

    Well here is one of bradley fetts buckets that I did up for one of my armor customers in the esb style.The rangefinder,and stalk were added later.I am not going to lie.this thing was a pain in the rump to assemble, but it holds paint very nicely, and is extremely light.




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    Oct 30, 2007, 2:17 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #74

    Wow wickedbeard, just WOW! That paint job is AMAZING! This is definantly much better than a rubies or DP. Man that makes that helmet look perfect! You must have been working like crazy for halloween man!
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    Oct 30, 2007, 2:28 PM - Re: Lower-cost movie-sized helmet kit #75

    I gave up on mine - too much work to fix everything. Yours looks amazing though!

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