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Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

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    Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Hey all, thought I'd post up and share my progress so far on a Pepakura Boushh helmet build. Big thanks to Skip (skupilkinson), he was kind enough to model this for me, I'd been scouring the web for months looking for a halfway decent Boushh 3d model with no luck.

    Boushh is for my wife for Halloween, I'm planning on throwing together a Boba Fett to keep her company. I've got a DP 96 (the one in the pics) I will eventually modify to look halfway decent. I am not planning on going all-out crazy for the Halloween projects, but I do have a feeling it will lead to the full-on Fett bug after that.

    This is just the basic helmet, I haven't assembled and added the greeblies yet. Progress will slow to a crawl for a couple of weeks, I've got a bunch of things tying me up for a while, so I won't get much farther until mid-August. Scale is at 27cm, it's a little small for me at 5'5", but my wife is 5'1" and it looks better on her.






    And here it is on me:

    Last edited by ruze789; Jul 31, 2008 at 7:21 AM.

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Looks good! Can't wait to see how this turns out.

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Wow, that looks great! How do you plan to finish the helmet off for wearing (materials, technique, etc.)?

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    Very nice job, looking forward to more progress pics!

    G-Fett

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Thanks guys!
    And @MandalorFett: I plan on coating with inside of the cardstock with a couple layers of casting resin. Then I'll probably strip the paper layer off, then smooth it with Bondo... although I'm currently looking into alternatives to Bondo, I can't stand the stuff.

    At least for Halloween, this will remain a plastic helmet. I do plan on making the leather flap in the back out of some pleather I found, but I don't intend to cover the snout with suede/ leather. I'll just try my best to match up paints to the pleather I found and add some weathering/ wear and tear.

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Looks great buddy! Thanks for posting a thread here too! There's one other here who's posted a few pics of his build but this is the first Boushh thread from my templates.

    Looking forward to seeing how the rest pans out buddy!

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    Very nice! I look forward to seeing more of this as it comes along.

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Hey ruze789!

    Looking good man - very smooth! If you dont mind me posting pics in your thread, Ive just finished my Boushh tonight... not 1/2 as smooth as yours and I know I made a few mistakes...

    If its cool with you I'll upload the pics her - if not no worries

    Dave

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Feel free to post them in my thread if you don't want to start a new one for your build buddy.

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    I can't wait to see how this comes out, I had just thought the other day about doing a Boussh once I finish my custom Mando please let us know about the fit! Curious as I'm tiny and had to size down the WOF templates.

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    You could use a very thin layer of resin, just so you can get the basic shape then peel the paper off. After that you could fiberglass it underneith for strength. Then you could use bondo or resin on the outside to clean it up.

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Verdaera, being done in Pepakura, means the templates can easily be rescaled without having to alter the print settings like you do with PDFs. You can scale the helmet by either height(cm) or you can scale up or down by 10% as many times as you like.

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    @GCNgamer128:
    I'm going with the casting resin because fiberglass and I do not get along at all, I've got a strong allergic reaction to it, I was looking into alternatives to fb and casting resin looks the most appealing...

    Small photo update, I finished the pep assembly this weekend. It's getting shifted to the back burner for a little while, I've got another project to take care of before I get back to this one.






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    Looking good.

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    Looks awesome buddy! Nicely done!

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Wow I haven't updated this in ages!
    Anyway, I've got a bit of work done on this.

    First, the casting resin goes into the helmet:



    I opted to scratch build the greeblies instead of pouring resin into those pep pieces. Mainly because I ran out of resin and wasn't sure if I wanted more. It may have been a mistake, it's catching up to me now.

    Casting resin and pep work wonderfully together. The paper can be sanded and so can the plastic, so the sanding stage alone smooths a lot.



    My pepakura unfolding job wasn't as good as it should have been, which led to some warping (lower left side of picture):


    And here's where I'm at now, I started smoothing with spackle to see how it would work (the white areas), I'll get back to smoothing after I build my upper visor, scope, and ears:








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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Wow! That's looking great! Good job!

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Dang!

    Cant seem to open the pics... any chance of a direct link please? Very interested to see how this is working out for you mate!

    Dave

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Here you go, hopefully this one works for you:

    http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u277/ruze789/Boushh/

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    This is coming along great.

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    I told you earlier that it was looking sweet so far buddy. I'm happy to see others love it too!

    Great work bro!

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    Re: Boushh Build, Skip's Pep

    Here's another bit of an update on this helmet...

    We ran out of time for our Halloween stuff, had to rush it all together so we could take the wife's little brother out that night. The last 2 1/2 weeks we were supposed to work on the costumes was replaced with family issues we had to take care of, so we had to just make do.

    Here's Boushh as it is now, it could use a lot more work (more smoothing, more greeblies, better paint, different visor) but I doubt I'll finish this one. There's enough I'd like to fix up on it that it warrants a new Version 2, so this is likely how this one will stay. I'll be taking better natural lighting shots very shortly.







    And the group shot... Don't knock the Budget Fett, we ran outta time!!
    (I'm the Boba, and yes those are the inflatable JetPacks... which kids loved!)

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    Excellent work man!!!!

    G-Fett

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    Absolutely!! You all had a great night which is what mattered most anyway. I think considering the time issues you did a great job ner vod! Looking forward to seeing what you do with V2!!

    Hey G-Fett, new banner buddy? Love it!!

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    This turned out really well. I'll be looking forward to V2 as well.

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