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    Dec 20, 2008, 10:31 PM - My custom Mando helmet - WIP update 1/31 #1

    I was putting off posting any pics because I can be a very slow person - I tend to bounce around project to project a lot, but I do plan on finishing this one so I suppose it will be alright.

    I started with a Sgt. Fang bucket, I trimmed the visor but left some resin to help me sculpt some changes in the visor opening. I also wanted to add a Ep. 2 clone helmet fin to this, to not only make it stand out as different, but as tribute to the helmets of the first batch of clones Of course it was sculpted to fit a clone helmet so some sanding will be in order at some point.

    I then added some bondo to fill in the dent, and the other "Boba" features, as well as using it to build up the new visor area. I have only done the rough sanding on these and still need to go back, clean then up a bit and patch it up some more with spot putty - expecially on the new visor peices.

    I could not help sanding a little on the fin so I could at least set it on the helmet to see what it will look like overall when finished. Not a perfect fit yet, but you get the idea.


    Still a lot to do. Next I am going to switch the viewfinder to the other side and start to actually fit the fin, and attach it.
    Hopefully I will get some done after X-mas and can post some more WIP pics.
    Last edited by KnightAsylum; Jan 31, 2009 at 11:04 PM.
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    Dec 21, 2008, 2:01 AM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #2

    not bad so far! I'd love to see what colors you decide to go with.
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    Dec 21, 2008, 4:51 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #3

    Nice! I like the buildup around the visor piece - not technically the most practical, but looks awesome.
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    Dec 21, 2008, 7:44 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #4

    Thanks
    I agree but since the "real" helmet, made for fighting in, has a narrow slit across for limited peripheral vision anyway, I though it would not matter much. In order for Boba and Jango not to have very limited vision with their helmets on they would need the helmet to have some type of electronic HUD. I figure that is a standard feature and you do not really rely completely on what you see out of the visor alone.
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    Dec 21, 2008, 8:46 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #5

    I dig it!
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    Dec 21, 2008, 9:35 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #6

    definitely like the clone crossover!
  7. Jan 1, 2009, 5:15 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #7

    Thats sick! Keep us posted!
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    Jan 8, 2009, 2:33 AM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #8

    Any progress? Like the idea, looks good.
  9. Jan 9, 2009, 12:01 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #9

    Nice build, kinda looks like the helmet from the Rocketeer movie a few years ago.
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    Jan 9, 2009, 5:01 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #10

    thats amazing!!! great idea too!!! really, really cool!
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    Jan 9, 2009, 6:11 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #11

    I really like it. It almost looks like the bucket out of glatiator? with the 2 fangs? I think the colours will help make this. look forward to the finished result. Nice work
  12. Jan 9, 2009, 8:34 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #12

    very nice armor and good job with the fin i'd like to see the full armor when it is done.
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    Jan 9, 2009, 8:59 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #13

    awsome!!
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    Jan 20, 2009, 10:50 AM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #14

    I finally managed to get some work done. The fin is attached, but I still need to make it look seamless with the top of the original helmet. Still a lot of prep sanding and more putty needed, but at least it is starting to look better.


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    Jan 20, 2009, 10:54 AM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP #15

    Interested in seeing this with some color to it.
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    Jan 31, 2009, 11:05 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP update 1/31 #16

    Not a big update.
    Just added some Bondo to the base of the fin (and a little on the front pieces), and sanding away - working to make the fin look like part of the helmet.
    being laid-off work does allow for extra sanding time
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    Feb 1, 2009, 10:17 AM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP update 1/31 #17

    Cool! The fin looks great.
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    Feb 1, 2009, 11:02 AM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP update 1/31 #18

    That looks Awesome nice idea with the fin. What kind of paint scheme were you going to do?
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    Feb 2, 2009, 12:47 AM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP update 1/31 #19

    Quote Chucko said: View Post
    ...What kind of paint scheme were you going to do?
    Black base with 2 shades of blue (similar of a Jango I suppose, but with the silver painted black, and different blue shades.)
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    Feb 14, 2009, 7:46 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP update 1/31 #20

    I was thinking of adding a fin to my helmet. Yours looks quite good. What did you sculpt it out of?
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    Feb 27, 2009, 8:01 AM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP update 1/31 #21

    that looks very good. like the fin on the helmet
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    Feb 28, 2009, 9:43 PM - Re: My custom Mando helmet - WIP update 1/31 #22

    awesome

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