Black Series Helmet for The 501st?

DR501st

New Hunter
I have the Boba Fett Black Series Helmet. After getting it, it has really peaked my interest in joining the 501st Legion. One of the guys for my local Garrison said it wouldn’t be approved out of the box, and to check here and see what advice I could get in what modifications I would need to do to it. To me, it looks amazing, straight up amazing. There don’t seem to be any issues with it. Has anyone here had any experience in using that helmet to get into the 501st?
 

Jc27

Active Hunter
Preferred Vendor
Probably, it will need new ear pieces, all the seams filled, paint errors corrected among other things.
 

DR501st

New Hunter
Probably, it will need new ear pieces, all the seams filled, paint errors corrected among other things.
I don’t even see any seams on it though. I may be getting in over my head on this one. I’m all about it looking accurate, but it’s almost impossible for me to tell the difference between the black series helmet that just came out, and other ones that I’ve been told would be instantly approved.
 

Jc27

Active Hunter
Preferred Vendor
Trust me, there are a lot of differences. The black series is a good helmet for displaying, if you want to join the legion you will need to either get a different helmet or rebuild the BS one from scratch.
 

DR501st

New Hunter
I understand. I will definitely be on these forms a lot for help then haha. What are the thoughts on 3D printed helmets when it comes to the league?
 

ShortFuse

Active Hunter
I am going to start working on my BS helmet, not for approval but to be more presentable. Replacing right ear and rangefinder, filling seams and adding a MQ-1, borden , and a better interior. Probably not going to mess with the damage though. My kit is ROTJ and I just want this as a display piece. Out of the box this thing is definitely not 501st approvable, by any means. As I disassemble this thing, I realize more and more that this is a toy and not a replica, but hopefully I can make it look a little better.
 

RamSkirata

Hunter
I understand. I will definitely be on these forms a lot for help then haha. What are the thoughts on 3D printed helmets when it comes to the league?
I am by no means an insider or anything along thos lines regarding the 501st... Not even a member. But I want to help with the little knowledge I have. A buddy that is a already a member with a regular clone is working on the most accurate Republic Commando Costume (Boss) that probably exists. His helmet is a 3D printed one.
Also the costume guidelines to my knowledge allow 3D printed helmets if they are accurate.

What I dont know if any available 3D files are approve-able. RafalFett could know that maybe.
@Rafal... Sorry to always mention you... Its just that I dont know my way around this community so well yet and with everything I read, you always seem like the go-to guy.

Ok. Back to your BS helmet...
To help you with spotting the differences, I'll highlight a few features the good helmes have that are screen accurate and that the BS is missing.
  • The Keyslot area on the back is supposed to feature a electronics board behind them
  • The eye slit on the BS is larger then with the real helmet (probably a safety feature)
  • The right ear is just completely wrong. Im not sure why thesy even did it that way to feature a push button. They must have been able to somehow hide it better...
  • The upper "brow" of the T Visor (in the ESB version) has a wave to it thats not present on the BS
  • The seams already mentioned can be found where the dome meets the visor "brow" and around the ears
hope that helps,
Ram
 
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RafalFett

Well-Known Hunter
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What I dont know if any available 3D files are approve-able. RafalFett could know that maybe.
@Rafal... Sorry to always mention you... Its just that I dont know my way around this community so well yet and with everything I read, you always seem like the go-to guy.
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hope that hels,
Ram
No problemo. I did all my models as close to the originals as I could with all the reference images, blueprints and measurements available to the public. While not perfect, I think that these models are approvable by the 501st.
 

Sean Hebein

Hunter
I wouldn't mess with a 3D print. There are plenty of makers offering really nice fiberglass casts. I would get one of those and that would really cut down on your prep so you can get right into painting.
 

RamSkirata

Hunter
I wouldn't mess with a 3D print. There are plenty of makers offering really nice fiberglass casts. I would get one of those and that would really cut down on your prep so you can get right into painting.
This.
And I also schould mention, that a 3D print will not be a lot cheaper then a fiberglass helmet if you dont have the technology inhouse.
 
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