$35 Boba Helmet (My practice piece) - PICS

Devilstar2k2

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$35 Boba Helmet / Mini Fett Costume - PICS

This is my sons $25 Jango 2 piece that I'm using as a practice helmet. Lucky for me that he changed his mind to Boba. I get to do this one before I dive into the Sgt. Fang. At $25 for the helmet and $10 for the upgraded visor, I think that it was a pretty good buy.

I've never done anything like this before... No Bondo work, no detailed painting, nothing. I think its coming along pretty well considering. I know that its not totally accurate, but hey, its for a 4 year old. :lol:

I probably could have done a better job with it by building up that ear section and scratch building a new right side cap for it, but to be honest, I just didn't think it was gonna come out as well as it did. Plus, the dimensions are off on a bunch of other things as it is anyway.

Here are some pics, let me know what you guys think. I'm using AFFO$'s paint list, and as much of his technique as I can. He's been pretty helpful via PM's. Great guy.

In any case, feel free to give me some advice, opinions, tips, wisecracks, etc. I just wanna see where I stand with this... But be nice to the noob. ;)


Thanks,

Shawn

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Dent added, seam filled, sanded, and primed.

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After some heavy weathering, and dull-cote:

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Huntman

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wow deja vu that's almost exactly what I did except for the dent. guess now I will have to add that, now that I see how it's done.
 

Devilstar2k2

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Thanks for the nice words guys... :)

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Skirata,

You'd think from the pics, and how shoddy that it looks on the inside of the dent, that it'd be pretty weak right? Well, at one point I got so frustrated and so PO'd that I tried to put my finger through the dent... lol... All I did was end up stubbing my finger. The thing is solid. I don't know if thats the correct way to make a dent or not, but its definitely not going to budge. I say go for it.


-Shawn
 
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Devilstar2k2

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Its Rustolium American Accents Midnight Blue (satin), misted with with Krylon Hunter Green (satin)... Per AFFO$'s list. I had to replace the American Accents Antique Blue with Midnight Blue though. The Antique Blue has been discontinued, so I've read.
 

Devilstar2k2

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I stalked him around TDH and read all of his posts, then PM'd him to fill in the gaps. ;)


-Shawn


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Added another pic with the visor, and the ear cap glued on...

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Sponged some paint in on the back to fill in a gap in the khaki...
 
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Devilstar2k2

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Thanks again, guys...

I'm gonna be at a stand still in progress for a while until my paints arrive at the hobby shop. They aren't colors that the shop stocks on a regular basis. I can't wait to get this thing sealed and dull coated so it stops looking like toy and more like a helmet.
 
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