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    Dec 10, 2008, 1:07 PM - My 1st Boba Helmet. #1

    Hello People. Been a Boba fett fan for years and stumbled across TDH last week. Quality people, tips, tutorials and threads. I have been inspired to build my 1st helmet!!!!!!
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    Dec 10, 2008, 1:13 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #2

    You started to build this just last week? Well done you. Have you ever done anything like it before? Hello by the way and welcome :-)
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    Dec 10, 2008, 1:15 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #3

    wow looking great!!!
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    Dec 10, 2008, 1:15 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #4

    Hi
    I used to build models years ago. Never done anything like this though. Made loads of mistakes but learning as I go and overall quite pleased for my 1st effort.
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    Dec 10, 2008, 1:17 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #5

    bloody hell if you have never done this before you would never no!!!!

    wicked
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    Dec 10, 2008, 1:21 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #6

    you're a natural!
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    Dec 10, 2008, 1:22 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #7

    Thanks for your comments people. I will keep adding pics as I go!!
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    Dec 11, 2008, 11:04 AM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #8

    new pics
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    Dec 12, 2008, 6:19 AM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #9

    The helmet is coming along great! This forum is full of great informaiton, and the people here are really helpful if you have any questions, welcome
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    Dec 12, 2008, 3:35 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #10

    Got to thank wizardofflight and digifett for the online tutorials. Been a mission to build so far but there threads are great. Wigwam
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    Dec 14, 2008, 10:14 AM - dome in place #11

    Slowly but surely!!! Dome is easier than i thought, just takes time and patients!!!!!

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    Dec 16, 2008, 12:23 PM - progress #12

    Got some more done today. Should be ready for paint soon!
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    Dec 18, 2008, 1:48 PM - lovin the bondo!!!! #13

    more sanding to come.......!
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    Dec 18, 2008, 3:00 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #14

    That is impressive to say the least...can't wait to see more!
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    Dec 23, 2008, 1:58 PM - christmas fett fans #15

    Loads of adjusting due to first time round errors. But now coming along nicely. Got most of the sanding done but now time to put part together and do the final filling.....then the final sanding, again!!!! Dome is rough but as i was sanding filler/bondo it leaves natural looking dents so decided to go with the rough look. Being a bounty hunter surely the dome can't be that smooth???? Personally I think it will look better, Comments on that welcome......
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    Dec 26, 2008, 9:43 AM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #16

    Ready for paint nearly. one more sand of fine detail areas!!!
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    Dec 29, 2008, 1:19 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #17

    Hi and welcome!
    lookin good
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    Dec 29, 2008, 3:39 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #18

    Good work man. congratulations!!!!!!!!
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    Dec 29, 2008, 6:15 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #19

    Ok so here is a better update on my 1st attempt. I havent done any model making for about twenty years and finding this website a few weeks ago and trying my first build is one of the best things i have ever done!!!!! If you are afraid to have a go, trust me, just do it!!! You will enjoy!!! Your Mrs or Mr wont though!!!!!! Experienced TDH members will probably notice the following......!!!!!
    • My dome is too high and i didnt sand it totally smooth because I thought a few natural looking dents would be better.
    • I made up my own green because i couldnt find a correct one.
    • I copied count dookies ESB paint stencils when i am using ROTJ range finder topper.
    • My "ears" are about 1cm too far back.
    • I painted the whole thing using enamal and BRUSHES when it seems everyone uses spray or air brushes.
    • I could go on........
    But apart from my mistakes I am really pleased with the outcome so far. Still loads of painting to do and I still plan to make a second, better one when I am done.

    So thanks to everyone for your comments and if you havent tried to make one yet, get to it!!!!!

    Oh.. and my Dent and arrows < > are too high!!!! Oh well!

    Simon, UK
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    Dec 29, 2008, 6:37 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #20

    Still, not bad for your first scratch build lid...good job
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    Dec 30, 2008, 4:33 AM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #21

    For a first go, quite nice! The forehead looks a bit too tall to me though. . .
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    Dec 30, 2008, 12:06 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #22

    I know the dome is too large. This is mainly to learn from my mistakes and a fancy dress party in february so im not that bothered. Next one will be better...
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    Dec 30, 2008, 12:07 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #23

    welcome.its lookin good.
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    Jan 2, 2009, 12:56 AM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #24

    Seriously the Cheekbone plates are destroying me how the heck do I do them I have tried quite a few different ways. Someone Pls help.
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    Jan 2, 2009, 2:53 PM - Re: My 1st Boba Helmet. #25

    I cut some triangle slits and a bit of bending in the right direction. I worried about it too but then stopped once i had coverered them in filler/bondo. Dont worry about them being perfect as when you have filled and sanded they will look fine.

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