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    Feb 28, 2015, 10:51 AM - Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #1

    Hey Guys ! Im new around here and i wanted to show you guys my latest build that i started like a year ago the:

    McQuarrie concept Fett.

    (The progress is slow because i have to study a lot so i don't have much free time on my hand)

    So first i made a basic mando helmet with the WOF templates then i started to build up the basic shapes on top of that like this:

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    It was not easy because there aren't any templates for this helmet (or i just didn't find any i don't know)
    so i eyeballed the whole thing.

    After fiberglassing:
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    After some deeper research i repaired some details like the visor then i started filling and sanding the whole thing (still in this process) :

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    Then i added some details with sintra to the visor and the nose area:
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    The next thing i did. I changed the shape of the mouth piece because it was too small so i made it a little bit bigger:

    Like this!
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    So this is my progress so far! I will upload more photos as i proceed further with the build.
    I hope you guys like it!

    May the force be with you !
    Last edited by AndrewGrant; Feb 28, 2015 at 11:07 AM.
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  3. I helped at SDCC '08 Fett Seven's Avatar
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    Feb 28, 2015, 2:14 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #2

    Excellent work.
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    Feb 28, 2015, 3:41 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #3

    Thanks !
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    Mar 2, 2015, 1:41 AM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #4

    Great work so far! I see that the helmet in your avatar has the ROTJ sindrome (vertically flipped image), as some of the concept arts were inverted in a couple of images. I say this so you can avoid adding the rangefinder to the wrong side on your build. Check out the Gallery for more images ==> Boba Fett Concept Art.
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    Mar 2, 2015, 3:45 AM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #5

    Thanks ! I keep that in mind
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    Mar 2, 2015, 2:18 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #6

    Awesome project! looking good so far, I build the other McQuarrie fett helmet, not always easy interpreting sketches, but it's fun to do.
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    Mar 2, 2015, 3:31 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #7

    Agreed! in the beggining it was hard but i get used to it and i became faster and faster in a short time
  9. Mar 6, 2015, 11:47 AM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #8

    Amazing work so far! Quite inspirational! Now I'm thinking of doing this for my custom mando... 😉
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    Mar 6, 2015, 1:09 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #9

    Well thank you im glad you like it And actually i make this for my custom mando set (i will make a thread about that too in the future)
    If you need any tip for the build feel free to ask
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    Mar 10, 2015, 4:35 AM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #10

    SMALL !UPDATE!

    Alright i had some free time on the weekend so i progressed further with the sanding and bondoing:

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    And i noticed that the back of the helmet was asymmetric so i started to fill up that section

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    So thats all. More updates will come soon !
    Last edited by AndrewGrant; Mar 10, 2015 at 6:12 AM.
  12. Mar 10, 2015, 6:52 AM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #11

    Nice! This is coming out great!
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    Apr 28, 2015, 8:24 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #12

    i love all these McQuarrie renditions. good work so far, ill be back
  14. Apr 30, 2015, 5:43 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #13

    Too cool. I really like the concept art for the OT,and seeing it in 3D is a treat
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    May 2, 2015, 4:56 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #14

    Hey guys! Sorry that i didnt updated in a while but my finals are coming next week so i cant really work on the helmet for a while.

    But in the next update you can see the helmet sanded down and ready to make a silicone mold of it !
    (im planning to do several versions: the original one and custom design for my custom mando armor)
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    Jul 4, 2015, 10:40 AM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #15

    Really great looking! Can't wait to see more!
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    Jul 20, 2015, 4:27 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #16

    Looking great so far!

    <------As you can see I'm rather fond of the concept design.
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    Jul 24, 2015, 3:12 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #17

    That looks super awesome, do you by chance have a link to WOF
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    Aug 3, 2015, 6:43 AM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #18

    Thanks guys!

    Doomkitten - No i dont have a link to WOF but you can find it somewhere here on the forum
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    Aug 3, 2015, 6:46 AM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #19

    Oh and BTW !!! small update will come! Im still in the sanding process (sigh.) but there is some little changes i would want to show you guys.
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    Aug 17, 2015, 1:43 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #20

    The similarity to Boushh is really interesting to me
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    Sep 22, 2015, 1:09 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #21

    Sanding and sanding and sanding and guess what?..... MORE SANDING! (I think im goin' crazy )
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    BUT i did some small modifications like this:
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    I've glued pvc sheets on the ear and a strip of plastic to the back

    And also! I've attached a big sheet of PVC to the bottom as well to make the whole helmet more stable so it wont fall apart during sanding!
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    So that's all for now. Sadly

    But i want it to be smooth as possible so i have to pay a big price, and i hope its not just a waste of time.
    I'll be back guys (dont know when but I'll be back! )

    P.S.: Is some one can give me tips how to speed up the sanding procces ? Would really appreciate it !
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    Sep 22, 2015, 4:03 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #22

    Looking great! From my experience there isn't really a faster way to sand if you're already using a palm-sander. If not I would recommend using one, it really helps. Also a Dremel for change-heavy areas.
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    Sep 25, 2015, 3:34 AM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #23

    Im using a palm sander and a dremel too but in the small gaps like near the nose its really hard to build and sand the bondo nicely.
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    Sep 25, 2015, 3:05 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #24

    Yeah sanding can be tough. It gets easier after doing it for awhile on the same helmet because by then you know how to angle the sander best, but don't know what it would be like on the McQuarrie helmet. Good luck!
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    Oct 1, 2015, 1:35 PM - Re: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Concept Helmet WIP #25

    OK! Im still sanding BUT i did a small modification again! As you can see in earlier pictures there WAS a small ledge between the ear and the side of the visor. So i leveled it to nice and even. Pictures will be up soon.

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