This is my first post on TDH.
I stumbled across pepakura recently and quickly saw modelling potential so I decided to build my nephews (ages 11 and 12) some Boba and Jango Fett helmets for Christmas- which lead me here specifically to Skupilkinson's "fetthelmet.pdo".
Anyway after building up a 70% mock-up (printed A4 at '2-up' in 80gsm copier paper - too flimsy) I figured that I didn't want to decide which of the boys would be Jango and which would be Boba. I'm not sure which is 'better' in the boy's eyes and so I switched to an ep.2 clone.
A couple of quick e-mails and a paypal transaction to Skip an I had a starting point, his ep2. clone pattern. I was very happy.
In the end, which looks a long way off at the moment, I'll paint them up as "officers" one in red and the other yellow. I'm aware that the colours signify rank but the boys won't worry about that.
I'm doing this thread, as a record of the work for my nephews as much anything else, so I'm going to be pretty thorough. But I'll start slow. So far I've done a 50% scale paper (110gsm at A4 printed '4-up') build of the helmet. This was for practice and to have a good idea of where the tricky parts will be. I'll go through that build in my next post but I've said enough for now.
Here is taste of what's to come.
Comment are welcome and appreciated.