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  1. BobaFiend's Avatar
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    Nov 6, 2013, 7:35 PM - Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #1

    Hey guys, I've been putting together a Hoth Snowspeeder Pilot Luke Skywalker costume and I wanted to share the helmet I've been working on. The helmet kit is from DarthHair, and I can't thank him enough for a great product. The kit looked great, included everything I needed, and was easy to assemble with the help of his YouTube tutorials. All of the decals are also from him and the vinyl was a breeze to apply and they look great! I would highly recommend him to anyone in the market for anything X-wing.


    The helmet was painted using regular old rattlecan spraypaint. Each section was masked off with painters tape and I used artists masking fluid to mask off as many of the dings and scratches that are shown on screen. I used my collection of screenshots from the movie and replicated the damage as precisely as I could. All of the decals, again, are from DarthHair including the Rebel insignias, stripes along the ears, and V marks along the rams horn. The mohawk tip stripes were masked and painted with spraypaint as well. All of the weathering is done with many layers of light misting with Rustoleum Automotive and 2x Gray primers. These were then sanded back using #0000 with steel wool to expose the high edges of the helmet and leave the low spots dirty. Everything was sealed with Testor's dullcoat when it was complete for that dead flat finish.


    Anyway, on to the pictures and thanks for looking!






































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    Nov 6, 2013, 10:36 PM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #2

    That looks awesome man. The Battle of Hoth is by far one of my favourite parts of Star Wars.
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    Nov 6, 2013, 11:01 PM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #3

    The helmet looks very nice.
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    Nov 7, 2013, 8:46 AM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #4

    Excellent weathering
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    Nov 7, 2013, 9:18 AM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #5

    Looking great!
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    Nov 7, 2013, 9:27 AM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #6

    Very good looking lid! Boba Fett and an X-Wing pilot, the two comstumes I want to do the most. May have to check into that helmet.
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    Nov 7, 2013, 11:22 AM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #7

    Killer paint job and nice work on it!!
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    Nov 7, 2013, 7:40 PM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #8

    Thanks guys, your compliments mean a lot.

    Death Proof- It's one of my favorite sequences too! Such a cool idea and execution in the film

    the beans- Appreciate it! Weathering is my favorite part of any costume

    BlueMilkRun- Send DarthHair an email or PM on the Rebel Legion for sure. He is THE MAN.
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    Nov 8, 2013, 8:06 AM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #9

    that is sweet, nice work!
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    Nov 8, 2013, 8:49 AM - Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #10

    Very nice work
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    Nov 9, 2013, 6:07 PM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #11

    Nice job! Looks Sweet
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    Nov 9, 2013, 9:05 PM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #12

    excellent paint and weathering!
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    Nov 9, 2013, 11:54 PM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #13

    Thanks for the kind words everyone

    To me, TDH is the pinnacle of star wars costuming so your compliments mean a bunch!
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    Nov 10, 2013, 4:44 AM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #14

    Apart from Boba Fett buckets, I'm a big fan of Rebel Pilot helmets too
    and have 5 in my collection.
    Your Luke Hoth helmet looks great!
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    Nov 10, 2013, 3:56 PM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #15

    Awesome job!! The painting and weathering looks fantastic. Those x-wing helmets sure are cool. I've always wanted one.
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    Nov 11, 2013, 10:42 AM - Re: Luke Rogue Leader ESB Helmet Showoff #16

    Beautiful helmet, BobaFiend!

    I had an X-Wing pilot costume back in the day (c. 1978) but never had a decent bucket to go with it. Very jealous. =)

    -Buxley

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