My Boba/Mando helmet

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    My Boba/Mando helmet

    I was 12 yrs old when I first saw SW A New Hope in the movie theater. Like many, it was left to our imagination to fill in the back story/stories of where all these SW characters came from. We all know that Boba Fett doesn't appear till ESB(excluding ANH SE). So thirty four years later I can now create my version of where Boba Fett's look (armor, gear) came from. Being ex military my self, it is easy to imagine Boba Fett drawing from military surplus for his helmet and armor.
    With that said, here is my paint up of what Boba Fett's helmet may have looked like prior to Fett owning it.

    I acquired a helmet from BGHunter(aka Jinto) about six months ago. Decided to make it a Mando helmet rather than a Boba helmet.
    Started by filling in the dent and giving the helmet a base gray primer and silver paint.
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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    After the silver paint, came the base coat green. I lay down a base coat close to the color of what the real color will be. In this case, the real is a Panzer olive green and US medium green mix, so my base coat is a cheap rattle can hunter green.
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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    Looking good so far! I'm liking it. Do you have any concepts for the rest of the armor or the helmet when's its done?

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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    Hey Ordeyn, I do have a concept for the whole costume(not finished). I have finished the helmet.

    The the color I used for the dome and cheeks is a mix of the two Fett greens, panzer olive green and US medium green.
    the upper cheeks is a darken green of the same. The mandibles and brow is a gunmetal grey.
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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    In my previous post pics you can see I left the back panels(left and right areas of the key slots) void of any main color.
    In my concept, the back panels can be used as an identifying area. To be painted with spacial markings, insignia, unit or campaign colors. My inspiration came from WWII invasion stripes on a P-51 Mustang. Invasion and zebra stripes.
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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    Very cool design/idea. I was talking with F4R about a idea similar to that a few months ago. Keep the progress posts coming.

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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    The left ear was painted with rattle can hunter green. To add some interest the plain green ear I use a red and black stripe also found on the lower right of the ESB jet pack tying the two pieces of gear together.

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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    Love it Jesse!!!!! I can't wait to see this in person! Amazing

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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    Here is the finished helmet. Not to heavy on the scratches or weathering. The look is to be of normal wear and tear, no battle damage

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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    Here are the photos, more on the way, soon.
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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    Here are the rest of the photos.
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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    I must have missed this , I like what youve done to it, really cool!

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    Dang, guess I missed this too. Cool helmet! Love the zebra panels.

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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    Wow bro that turned out great can't wait to see it in person.

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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    Here are the "Glamor shots" of my old, finished Mando helmet.
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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    In my last post, I posted pics of my old Mando helmet. In this post are pics of my new Mando lid. Awesome photos taken by Rubio95.
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    Re: My Boba/Mando helmet

    Wonderfull work bro! congratulations........................

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