Most of you might be wondering why in the heck I make so many of these helmet build threads. Well, I pose a question to Ye, when was the last time you saw a Jango helmet build up thread since my very own? (with the exception of Asok's thread rofl)
Anyways, this is something Ive been waiting for, for a very long time; being able to hold in my hands an ILM cast jango helmet, regardless if this was one of the "reject" castings, I would gladly give away a kidney or two to actually own one...wait, what?
Went for a run through a small forest, to come home to the package on my doorstep, and furiously opened it like it was the biggest present you find under the tree on Christmas morning. The helmet was covered in masking tape, which was very strong IMO, so it took me awhile.
Naturally, as I do with my other builds, I compare it to my very own BKBT. Im sure it's been done numerous times, but it's MY turn lol
First thing that is apparent, is the size difference. Ive heard that the ILM is significantly smaller then BKBT's bucket, with a width of about 9 1/4 inches, whereas BKBT' is about 9 3/4 inches wide (measured from where the ears lay flush; did NOT include the ear's width)
There appeared to have been some stress cracks on this side of the helmet, which I'll have to bondo up before painting.
Overall, I really have to commend BKBT's work on this, I dont know the circumstances for when he sculpted the helmet, but I know that he was very **** close as far as the accuracy of it. The fact that he made it larger, yet maintain the appropriate details really affirms my satisfaction for getting it. Ive considered re-shaping the width of the visor, but I gotta say, Im not, because it's unique to the BKBT helmet, and I really love the "clint Eastwood" squint.
The inside is currently covered with bondo, which I'll have to grind down, might also explain why its so heavy lmao. One thing Im happy about, is that depsite how small it is, it fits my noggin!
Things that I really have to do with this helmet:
-Get stalk and RF topper, and visor
-Sand off and clean up some areas
-Paint it, hopefully I'll figure the best way!