VillainWorks RKD ESB Hero for RKD

Discussion in 'Boba Fett Helmet' started by Major, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. Major

    Major Active Member

    So this is a hard one to post in ways.....

    I've known Will since I joined the Legion, over 9 years now. I collaborated with him on much of the ESB Armor/Gauntlets that he produced.... meaning I nagged him when it didn't look right....

    One of his goals was to have a complete ESB suit on a mannequin. When I saw the helmet, it was pretty rough, and didn't have the proper ESB damage. He asked me to repaint it for him. The helmet is an MS1 sculpt, the first one I've worked on.

    I had a number of things to correct:

    - Fill the ROTJ damage around the dent
    - Add the ESB brow wave (3 attempts before I was satisifed with it)
    - Add the ESB physical damage
    - Capture the killstripe overspray (that's due to JbDubz and I discussing). I did not add the grease stains, as we couldn't see evidence of those during production
    - Will didn't give me the RF Stalk and Topper, as I was due to deliver this to him this weekend. I gutted my helmet and gave him mine.
    - Do the misting around the dent, it doesn't strictly follow the scratch
    - Recreated the cheek bulge on the helmet. Something I wouldn't do except for his helmet and my own.....
    - Add the crack present on the right cheek....
    - Add a smoke visor

    My big regret is that Will didn't make it to see this completed, he saw pictures of it the week he passed.....

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  2. clmayfield

    clmayfield Member

    Did you use a different shade of grey on the rear panel as opposed to the dome? It looks like maybe Humbrol 106 on the rear and 79 on the dome (if you used Humbrol)?

    This is a wonderful piece. RKD would be proud to have it in his collection.
     
  3. Major

    Major Active Member

    No, its the same shade.
     
  4. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Beautiful Helmet, Major. I'm sure RKD is looking down appreciating how beautiful it is!
     
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  5. craigjohn

    craigjohn New Member

    I've been out of touch with the SW prop world for the last several weeks - can't remember the last time I visited this board, or the others. RDK would have loved the nuanced detail and the amazing craftsmanship you put into your work. Hoping this helmet is left to his survivors, and it's as loved as much as he would have...
     
  6. SingaFett

    SingaFett New Member

    This is a very beautiful piece, I haven't been on TDH for very long but I've since heard a lot of good things about RKD.

    I can imagine that he would have loved this bucket a lot ...
     

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