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    Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    Hi people,
    I'm still a newbie to TDH but I would like to solicit some advice you lot. I was wondering if anyone has made a Boba helmet in a post sarlacc form? As in, just-blew-it-up-and-now-lying-in-the-dune-sea kind of thing.

    From what I remember of the Bounty Hunter Wars (and please correct me if i'm wrong) , Fett's helmet was still functional and he continued to wear it for a while, unlike the majority of his armour which was useless.

    My question is two part;

    1) Has anyone made one of these before? (i.e. with extensive acid scarring etc...)
    2) Are there any illustrations out there in comics/fan fiction that anyone knows about that I could use as some kind of reference.



    Cheers in advance.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    I haven't seen one here on TDH, and I don't think Boba emerging from the Sarlacc was ever covered in anything other then the novels.

    Would be bad *** though.

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    I thought it would look pretty sweet too, maybe I'll look into examples of the effect acid can have on metal... and the mind! Mwuh hah hah hah! Thanks man.

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    That would be freakin awesome!

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    It isn't really that damaged, acid or otherwise, just the normal Fett, but here's an Unleashed figure of him fighting the Sarlacc;
    http://gofigureactionfigures.com/product5552.html

    ADD: Here's an artists rendition of Boba fighting the Sarlacc


    They don't show ot much damage, but I think this would be a great project. Go for it!
    Last edited by Toragh; May 24, 2007 at 12:54 PM.

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    i think there would be supreme burns and scratches from the teeth

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    Thanks all, and cheers to Toragh. Well that settles it, I'll start right away. I might actually do the full armour set complete with gaping holes and melted gadgets

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    I can't remember which book it was in, but in one of them Dengar asked Fett if he showed the person he was talking to his "sarlacc scars". Logically, in my mind, for there to be scarification to the face, the helm had to at least take *some* damage. Creative license will rock in this one, I think.

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    "Creative license" to two sweetest words in the English language, after "de fault" of course...

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    If you decide to do the whole set, the Unleash Figure's Jet Pack has the gash in it from Han. Correct me if I'm wrong anyone. I'm not by my collection right now.

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    Hi again people, I've finally gotten around to starting this project (base colours done) but I've refrained from starting the extreme-weathering required because I'm still looking for some nice reference pics. I hear that the post-sarlacc Fett plays a prominent part in the Dark Empire comics, I've not read them and have only seen 1 picture from it which was small, 'zoomed in' on his visor and uncoloured - not too helpful in other words. Does anyone have these comics and have nice picture that they'd be kind enough to show me? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    You may be able to find the comics for download on a torrent site, but I don't think we are allowed to talk about that kind of stuff here.

    I was wrong about the Unleash Fett Jet Pack, but I know I've seen some figure with the scarred pack somewhere... Good luck!

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    Your idea sounds so great, I can't wait to see pics of it. 8)

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    Yeah I checked out a few figures but I couldn’t find any gash on the jet pack either, anyway thanks for the tip askywalker98 I'll keep looking ( also, I have no idea what you were talking about with the whole comic suggestion, talk some sense man ) So, at the moment I'm thinking I'll just go with whatever I think looks good, the nice thing about it is I can cover any paint bleed on the base colours with weathering - It's win win.

    Anywho, can't stop here in bat country. Will post pics when significant progress has been made.

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    I believe a member here made a damaged Fett Jet Pack a long while back. It may be in the Jet Pack section, not sure. I remember seeing it a long time ago. Good luck finding those comics, and I was talking about downloading them, but that may not be so legal and what not, so maybe we should stay away from that.

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    I know what you meant! Subtly man, subtly. Ok, I’ll go for a swim in the Jet Pack archives then and see if I can find the one you mean. Thanks

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    Here is the thread I was talking about!

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...rlacc+jet pack

    Here's the real dead from that thread:

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by askywalker98; Jun 5, 2007 at 8:41 PM.

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    That is TOO COOL! It's exactly the sort of thing I am doing on the range finder and one of the ears - except mine will be a burnt/melted look - with the wiring visible. Thanks askywalker98.

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    To answer your question about the post Sarlac Fett. None of the comic books had Boba in any diffrent armor then he was seen in the movies. More or less I think they assumed Boba had multiple sets of armor, so the set ruined by the Sarlac would of been discarded. So blame lazy artist, but the only comic that had grown up Boba in anything besides his regular looking armor was Twin Engines of Destruction. And that just had Fett walking around in cloths all bandaged up.

    So I guess the good news is you can go as wild as you want, just won't have an pre published references
    Last edited by Hagen_Nor'ak; Jun 5, 2007 at 8:49 PM. Reason: *edited cause I had the name of the comic wrong

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    I like the idea with the wiring, that will come out very nicely. Are you planning on having any of the internal parts showing through holes or whatever you decide to do on the helmet? Like if you have seen the inside of the Riddle Fett Helmet, or MarrowSun did a few runs of the real interior done life size cast in foam. Maybe I can dig up some of those pictures as well. A friend of mine was trying to buy something from MS since before Christmas, but MS has been very busy, so I'm not sure if you will be able to get the interior from him. You could always make it yourself though!

    Not sure if you know this, but the keyholes are supposed to have a computer board behind them, as used on the real bucket. Maybe you could find this computer board (I've seen it cast in resin before) and reveal some of that? I'll try and find pictures for you...

    EDIT: Alas, here is the keyslots Board: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...Circuit+Board]



    Now to find MS's interior Details...

    EDIT 2.0: I guess it's good I'm bored, here's the helmet interior! Man I love the TDH Search Function!
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=10273&



    Enjoy bro! Making it look really functional and everything (inside and out) would be really cool. If you put a servo in there for the RF, it would be really neat if it didn't work right, like it would only go up half way, then go up all the way. Just ideas to throw around.

    Are you doing lights? If you did them and they were fizzled that would be cool. Not sure how to do all that. Good luck!
    Last edited by askywalker98; Jun 5, 2007 at 9:01 PM.

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    Thanks Hagen. And a big thanks again to askywalker but you're killing me here! WOW look at all that stuff.

    To be honest I hadn't even thought of matching holes to the interior - that would look fantastic - but I probably wont for a few reasons.

    1) Time; I have very little, that's why progress has been slow.

    2) That's rather ambitious for minimal talent I have, but I’d love to do it when I get better. - the little bits I'm doing on the RF and ear are enough for me at the moment.

    I'm trying using other effects to create the look of acid damage without resorting to holes, if done correctly they WOULD look great but I'm not confident in my abilities to attempt them. At the moment I'm using layering of paints to get that shiny multi-coloured effect acid creates on metal and deliberately making the paint crack and bubble in places to create a nice effect.

    The bucket is a nice little fiberglass number I picked up on EBay AGES ago. It's not 100% accurate but was a very good price and I'm using it for this project as the 'damage' and weathering will hopefully mask some of its shortcomings.

    All your suggestions I'm going to keep for when I get a really nice bucket and do this properly, that will be display only piece to be treasured. The one I'm working on will be a test so to speak, a series of mistakes to learn from.

    Thanks again

    Edit: Actually I may put some circuts behind the keyholes as well, that's 1 part where the bucket lets me down and could use some attention. Thanks.
    Last edited by Pesh; Jun 5, 2007 at 9:21 PM. Reason: forgot to mention...

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    Well good luck in all your efforts! And no worries, I'm not too hot at all of this mess either. Have fun with it! It's all a learning experience.

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    Don't forget that you'll only need half a gun!

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    For some reference, have you read the "Mandalorian armor?" It gives a brief description of Fett when Dengar picks him up.

    -tubachris

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    Re: Has anyone allready done this helmet idea?

    tubachris85x said: View Post
    For some reference, have you read the "Mandalorian armor?" It gives a brief description of Fett when Dengar picks him up.
    I have indeed, that book was my main source of inspiration.

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