Boba Fett Helmet Blueprints/Templates


propsculptor

Active Hunter
AMAZING!!

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wizardofflight

Well-Known Hunter
The templates are almost complete, I still have a bit more work to do.

Alan

P.S I took a shot at converting the helmet templates into a 3D CGI model:
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wizardofflight

Well-Known Hunter
Here is another small update shot with the dome in place. Not totally happy with it yet. I'm thinking that carving it
out of foam and fiberglassing it would be the best way to go, but it can be done.

Alan

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kibosh

Active Hunter
Yup, yup. The batting helmet seems to be working well. I got the biggest helmet on the market, so I only widened/lengthened mine 1" in each direction.

I'll print up your templates today and see how my bucket measures up. I'll try to post pics, too.
 

kibosh

Active Hunter
After playing with your PDF files in Photoshop, I found if I enlarge them to 112.7%, my dome bottom fits your template front and back, and side to side. The only real difference I see is in the back. My rear "corners" have a tighter radius than yours, so my dome sits inside your template there. But it's darn close.
 

kibosh

Active Hunter
Ok. So I was a tad toooo precise in my calculations. 112.7% was a touch too small. I'll make everything 113% and I should be golden. My dome base is 271 mm front to back, and 247.5 side to side.

It's gonna be a big bucket...
 

wizardofflight

Well-Known Hunter
Wow! That is going to be a big bucket. For may personal bucket I had to go to 105% to get is so that I have about 1/4" between my nose and the visor.

Please post pics, can't wait to see it.

Alan
 

Kripps

Active Hunter
This is my untrimmed dome.
I'm going with 240mm width and 254mm depth.
The dome cut in quarters (with a little application of heat here and there) fits onto the overhead template for the dome base perfectly.
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protoFett

New Hunter
i was wondering what thickness should be used for each of the main layers, specifically pages 6-7?
 
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wizardofflight

Well-Known Hunter
I had planned on using .080" thick material for my build. Here is the link to the US Plastic's page:

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=usplastic&category%5Fname=115&product%5Fid=10432

You can probably get away with .120", but you will have to account for the extra material thickness, you can make the parts a little longer and trim the excess once you have the pieces assembled.

Hope this helps.

Alan

Kripps - That is looking goood!! I may just have to give the batting helmet a try myself.
 

kibosh

Active Hunter
I've been printing templates all weekend and tweaking them. I just can't get them to mate properly with my dome bottom. The flair just isn;t working out for me. I think the problem may be that I am trying to do the back as one half. Then I was going to do the front.

I'm going to regroup, and try a template that wraps around from the front, with a seam in back. I think one piece will be more fogiving when I try to make the front and rear planes striaght, and flair the sides.
 

Kripps

Active Hunter
I know what you mean when you talk about wrapping the back as one piece. Very hard. I will make my seam at the center rear of the helm.
I plan on attaching a few pieces of small plastic from the inside of the dome to glue the sides to so I don't have to worry about a perfect mate to the base of the dome.

This is trimmed now at what looks to be proper height......side and front profile shots. Looks about right.
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