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    Jan 2, 2013, 3:22 AM - noob questions about the helmet #1

    asok is sending me his jango cc helm
    i will be purchasing -800 grit sand paper (fml and will be doing it by hand)
    - primer automotive or generic ?
    - rustoleum royal blue ( upper cheeks, ears, and rf)
    - krylon ocean blue (mandables, back strip, and around the ears)
    am i doing this right so far?

    since this will be display only, but i still want people to be able to pick it up and see inside and put it on so....

    next set of questions, i have been trying to find pic of the interior, can't find it, should i go with stormrider;s kit or is there one for jango i have not seen?, i thought i saw a link in the cargo hold for a helmet skirt but i can't find it now is that the only thing for the jango helm? and for the key slots can anyone tell me if jango also had the mq-1 board visable through the key slots like boba?i can't tell. and final question i think, i hope, the rf is there a specific set up ie lights, who is a maker of this jango set up? or is it the same guys that make the boba rf boards?
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    Jan 2, 2013, 8:20 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #2

    Going to need MORE sand papers up to 2000, and then 0000 steel wool. I doubt a stormrider interior and your head would fit a jango helmet they are quite small. Jango has mesh over the keyslots no MQ1. No lights on the Jango helmet either.
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    Jan 2, 2013, 11:16 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #3

    The inside of Jango's helmet only had (I think) two pieces of foam running the sides of the top of the head... other than that, there was nothing else in there.
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    Jan 2, 2013, 11:58 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #4

    Make sure that your sanding and steel wooling are done under running cold water.
    The heat from the friction of sanding can affect and discolor the CC resin.
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    Jan 2, 2013, 1:59 PM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #5

    oh geez lol, ok thanks guys much appreciated info. what about the skirt/gasket any comments on that? http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/f...emplate-33203/ , http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/g...project-33854/. anyone know if these are still being sold?
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    Jan 3, 2013, 1:05 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #6

    when doing a jango helmet, i start off with 120 grit on a mouse sander, then 220 with the mouse as well. after that i go to hand sanding, 400-800-1000. i skip the 0000 steel wool, and instead use metal polish to get a great shiny finish on it.
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    Jan 3, 2013, 1:22 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #7

    have a specific brand of polish you use? brasso\silvo or neverdull?
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    Jan 3, 2013, 2:17 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #8

    meguiers or mothers. but i think any chrome polish would do the trick
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    Jan 3, 2013, 1:31 PM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #9

    Cool thanks, asok also sent me a link to one of your boba threads, hope it works out.
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    Jan 8, 2013, 11:45 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #10

    I have the inside of my Jango done but no MQ1 board like Boba's.
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    Jan 11, 2013, 4:34 PM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #11

    Quote bobafett669 said: View Post
    I have the inside of my Jango done but no MQ1 board like Boba's.
    you have any pics? did you use a kit like stormriders or did you use foam padding?

    what am i looking for as i am sanding? how do i know to move onto the next set of sanding paper. ie smoothness, shinyness?
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    Jan 12, 2013, 1:33 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #12

    Star Wars Celebration II A - The Dented Helmet Gallery i was looking through the previously posted link and noticed that, there is weathering on the helm, and that the helm is not that shiny or is it just me. what do you guys think agian it's for display, should i go for a sheen and unweathered or weathered and somewhat dull.
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    Jan 12, 2013, 11:32 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #13

    It depends on the angle as to how much it shines. It will need weathering for sure or it won't look right. In some pics of my helmet it looks shiny in others it looks more dull....that is just the way that Jango shows up in pictures.

    Shine it up fairly well and then weather it really well....you will be pleased with the results.
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    Jan 12, 2013, 7:21 PM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #14

    Excellent thanks. I hope to be able to start it next week the post is holding it right now, they have the damnedest ability to show up just as you leave the house.
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    Jan 13, 2013, 4:00 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #15

    this thread is has probable the best progress shots of my routine: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f28/s...s-thead-38163/ though i am pretty bad at taking progress pictures, but somewhere in that thread there are links to other helmet threads that i've posted that may have parts i skipped in that one.
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    Jan 15, 2013, 3:53 PM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #16

    lol the thread asok sent me, also has you mentioning you are bad at doing progress shots, but i will use whatever info i can get, especially from the more experienced painters here. been using the search function, and well i am pretty sure everyone here will agree after the 3rd page of searching you start to get blurry eyed.
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    Jan 19, 2013, 8:37 PM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #17

    i don't know how some people can get thier noggins in this thing, my god!! luckily this is only a display.
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    Jan 19, 2013, 9:19 PM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #18

    Did you try rotating it as you slip it over your head? I have to turn mine 90 degrees to get it started.
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    Jan 20, 2013, 3:57 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #19

    it takes a small grape to get inside an ilm jango comfortably. i've noticed that asoks helmets have been getting a little thicker over time as well. like he's using a little more resin per pour now than when he first started making these available.
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    Jan 22, 2013, 3:52 PM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #20

    i will try and rotate 90 degrees lol but hmmm i don't want to get stuck lol, and yes mine seems to be a very nice thick cast i like it. i will try and start it finally this weekend, i will be using a dremel to cut off the trim and visor, the standard dremel cutting wheel seems a bit small, you guys use a dremel to cut out the visor ?if so how big is the cutting wheel. doyou guys also cut out the key slots in the back?i am just assuming you do.
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    Jan 22, 2013, 4:03 PM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #21

    The best thing for your dremel is a flex shaft if you don't have one. And I use a large cutting wheel on mine.
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    Jan 22, 2013, 4:17 PM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #22

    A Large Carbon cutting wheel
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    Jan 22, 2013, 11:24 PM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #23

    you guys use small hand files to do the fine sanding in the key slots? or all dremel?
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    Jan 23, 2013, 12:37 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #24

    Both...and a hacksaw blade
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    Jan 23, 2013, 9:18 AM - Re: noob questions about the helmet #25

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Both...and a hacksaw blade

    +1........

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