Superjedi's PP1 "Eyes" Helmet (Redux)Subscribe
  1. superjedi's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Mar 20, 2011, 6:43 PM - Superjedi's PP1 "Eyes" Helmet (Redux) #1

    Hi everyone!
    I wanted to share a couple pics of my renovated PP1 Boba helmet. I originally completed this helmet back in December, 2009. It's a Bobamaker "dentless" helmet, which was a nice helmet to work on. My original thread is here:

    After having it completed on the display shelf for over a year, I had a couple of email exchanges with another member about colors and the color-correction of photos. He had done some work on a couple of reference shots, and once corrected, the dome/lower cheeks really appeared much closer to what a lot of us see when we look at the ESB or PP3 helmets!

    I mulled it over for a few days, and since I hadn't done a lot of hobby projects lately, I decided it was time to rework my PP1!

    This involved a lot of very careful masking, as I only wanted to repaint the dome and lower cheeks, not the whole bucket. So with a roll of blue painters tape and some clear plastic wrap in hand, I spent about an hour wrapping and taping everything off.
    Once that was done, I wanted to avoid having to retrace the damage areas, so I used some masking fluid to cover those areas as best I could.
    The dome/cheeks then got a couple coats of their new base color.

    When I unmasked everything and rubbed off the masking fluid, the contrast between the now-green dome and the gray damage was very low. The gray pretty much disappeared at certain angles. Since all the shapes were still in place (thanks to Winsor & Newton!) I mixed up a custom darker gray shade with Reefer Gray and a few drops of PRR Green. I used this to repaint all the gray areas.

    I dirtied down the helmet a bit with some brown and gray weathering powders, and a light spattering of a slightly lightened version of the base color. A very light dusting of Testors Dullcoat and here she is!

    As you can see, I identified each maker along with the paint version. Here's another angle:

    So, it looks a little odd (for now) because of the way I was used to seeing the helmet. . . in that lighter shade from the reference photos. But I'm really happy with the way this turned out. I think it fits in well with the rest of the Fett family.

    Next project (hopefully soon): the PP2.
    Thanks for looking,

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  3. Member Since
    Jan 2010
    Mar 20, 2011, 6:52 PM - Re: Superjedi's PP1 "Eyes" Helmet (Redux) #2

    Very nice job indeed. Good luck on your PP2, that has always been my favorite.
  4. Lucksy31's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Mar 20, 2011, 7:03 PM - Re: Superjedi's PP1 "Eyes" Helmet (Redux) #3

    Fantastic as usual Eric. Looks like you're only missing a ROTJ bucket....hint hint....
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    Mar 20, 2011, 7:13 PM - Re: Superjedi's PP1 "Eyes" Helmet (Redux) #4

    That's quite the display. Looks great! Will you be painting a GMH for your PP2?
  6. Mar 20, 2011, 9:38 PM - Re: Superjedi's PP1 "Eyes" Helmet (Redux) #5

    That is AWESOME!
  7. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Mar 21, 2011, 3:00 AM - Re: Superjedi's PP1 "Eyes" Helmet (Redux) #6

    Great to see a PP1 with a green dome ,I always liked the blue grey but , the green is definantly what it should be
    I thought the left ear should be white ? Thats the way I see it any way
    Last edited by BGHunter; Mar 21, 2011 at 3:06 AM.
  8. Mr Fett's Avatar
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    Mar 22, 2011, 6:07 PM - Re: Superjedi's PP1 "Eyes" Helmet (Redux) #7

    Your helmet collection is awesome, as are your painting skills on them.
  9. superjedi's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Mar 23, 2011, 2:33 PM - Re: Superjedi's PP1 "Eyes" Helmet (Redux) #8

    Thanks, guys. I'm really diggin' the way this looks now.

    Quote Tsophika said: View Post
    That's quite the display. Looks great! Will you be painting a GMH for your PP2?

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