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First Sons Boba Fett Preproduction #2 Helmet Progeny

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    Article: First Sons Boba Fett Preproduction #2 Helmet Progeny


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    This is an awesome read, I could see the guys making the molds and castings.

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    The most interesting Boba Fett info I've seen in a few years

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    I realy enjoy reading the history of the origns of the helmet we all idolise,
    Are you going to be making copies of this casting? ( not a cleaned up version)

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    Wow crazieness man

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    Wow, thanks for sharing Art. Great read and info. I really like the Overview you added at the end.

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    Awesome read! I just recently obtained a helmet cast with the same characteristics. I might have to give this a prepro 2 paint job in honor of this info!

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    What? Were these guys the keystone cops of mold-making? Good god.

    Thanks for sharing, Art.

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    Great read Art!!.... rereading for a third time... wow, can't help but have a huge smile on my face...
    Last edited by Spideyfett; Sep 28, 2010 at 8:12 AM.

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    god that had to suuuuuck to redo. but id still kill my family just to own one of the original 6.

    so to speak, of course. and im sure others feel the same way about it.



    either way, ive learned a couple new facts about this today, thanks for posting.

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    Great read, very interesting!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Always had a fondness for the prepro 2. After all, it was our first peak at the character to come.

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    oh man, AWESOME info, I`love Art Andrews, I`love TDH!!!!!!!!

    Thanks, Leo

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    Re: First Sons Boba Fett Preproduction #2 Helmet Progeny

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    What? Were these guys the keystone cops of mold-making? Good god.
    I'm sure it was more of a "We need to get this done quick!" kind of situation.
    From my time spent over at Ken Tarallo's other board, I can't see him being that sloppy a craftsman. There had to have been some time pressures involved.

    That said, I also love all these BTS tidbits though I admit sometimes the complexities of it all sends my head spinning.

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    Art.... Once again.... Your ARE the MAN!!!!!

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    Re: First Sons Boba Fett Preproduction #2 Helmet Progeny

    Quote Muad'Dib said: View Post
    I'm sure it was more of a "We need to get this done quick!" kind of situation.
    From my time spent over at Ken Tarallo's other board, I can't see him being that sloppy a craftsman. There had to have been some time pressures involved.

    That said, I also love all these BTS tidbits though I admit sometimes the complexities of it all sends my head spinning.
    Just as a clarification, based on our talks with Ken, it was Steve Patino who did the actual molding. Ken is the one who pulled the Ultracal plug from the mold that Steve made, giving the plug its signature gouge in the back.

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    Re: First Sons Boba Fett Preproduction #2 Helmet Progeny

    Oh ok, that makes sense and sorry if I missed that info in the article. I guess he had to do what he could to get it out.

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    I was also just thinking, does this mean that the old "Fett-Family-Tree" diagram will get a slight makeover now to fit this in? I can't remember if it was included before or not.

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    Re: First Sons Boba Fett Preproduction #2 Helmet Progeny

    Quote Muad'Dib said: View Post
    I was also just thinking, does this mean that the old "Fett-Family-Tree" diagram will get a slight makeover now to fit this in? I can't remember if it was included before or not.
    Yes, it does need an update. I'll try to work on that this week!

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    Great read, Art.

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    Great job as always Art.

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    Great story! Really fascinating to read about the history of this and what a strange trip some of the pieces take over the years.
    If only they could talk.

    Of course, as with many here, I now want one of these, especially with the backstory that goes with it.
    Lucky for me, it would be my first helmet!

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    Thank you Art for sharing this info with us! Perhaps you should be working at LucasFilm?
    Your passion and dedication to Boba Fett and Star Wars history is unmatched!
    Darren

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    Re: First Sons Boba Fett Preproduction #2 Helmet Progeny

    just read about this...catching it before it restarted my PC...hmm also read it doesnt affect english Windows

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    Re: First Sons Boba Fett Preproduction #2 Helmet Progeny

    Fantastic read, Art! Thanks for the details!

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