ESB Boba Fett Helmet - Scratch Build WIP

Tom Walker

New Hunter
Hello everyone!

I’m fairly new to the forum, but have found it to be a wealth of knowledge!

I’m building an ESB Boba Fett helmet. I’ve decided to go down the scratch building method, as I like a challenge. Only after I started and spent some time on here, I realised how many little details and features make the relativity simple looking helmet what it is.

Here is my progress so far:

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Initial cardboard model to get a rough size and shape.

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A coat of resin, a few scrapes of body filler and a standard "look what I'm making" photo.

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Refining a few details with some 1mm foamex.

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I drew up the ear details and 3D printed them.

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A few coats of primer and I started on the dent. I cut the dent shape out with a drill and dremel, then build it back in with slices of 1mm foamex. The forehead arrows were engraved in with a dremel.

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The rangefinder top was drawn up and 3D printed like the ears. The stalk was cut on a CNC router at my work. The top of the RF is in 3 parts to allow me to cast the 'perspex block' in clear resin.

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Though not installed yet, I turned the borden connector on a lathe ready for moulding and casting

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This is the helmet as it stands at the moment (sorry for low res phone pics). I still need to add the little cheek rectangle and sharpen up a few parts, but thought it would be good to get some constructive criticism before going any further.

Please be gentle!
 

SonOfCorvinus

New Hunter
Impressive is the word that immediately comes to mind when I look at this. I hope you keep documenting your build because I'd love to see the end result. Great work!
 

WompaBait

New Hunter
Hello everyone!

I’m fairly new to the forum, but have found it to be a wealth of knowledge!

I’m building an ESB Boba Fett helmet. I’ve decided to go down the scratch building method, as I like a challenge. Only after I started and spent some time on here, I realised how many little details and features make the relativity simple looking helmet what it is.

Here is my progress so far:

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Initial cardboard model to get a rough size and shape.

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A coat of resin, a few scrapes of body filler and a standard "look what I'm making" photo.

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Refining a few details with some 1mm foamex.

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I drew up the ear details and 3D printed them.

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A few coats of primer and I started on the dent. I cut the dent shape out with a drill and dremel, then build it back in with slices of 1mm foamex. The forehead arrows were engraved in with a dremel.

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The rangefinder top was drawn up and 3D printed like the ears. The stalk was cut on a CNC router at my work. The top of the RF is in 3 parts to allow me to cast the 'perspex block' in clear resin.

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Though not installed yet, I turned the borden connector on a lathe ready for moulding and casting

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This is the helmet as it stands at the moment (sorry for low res phone pics). I still need to add the little cheek rectangle and sharpen up a few parts, but thought it would be good to get some constructive criticism before going any further.

Please be gentle!
 

WompaBait

New Hunter
That is a great looking helmet. I'm new to the forum, though I periodically have read it. I am staring my own helmet and I was wondering how long it took you ( hours ) to reach the spot where you are at.
 

Tom Walker

New Hunter
Thanks! and welcome to the forum! :)

I was wondering how long it took you ( hours ) to reach the spot where you are at.
This took me about a month working on it for a few hours a night and at weekends so probably 30-40 hours to get it to this stage...

I actually posted this thread in the wrong section (oops!) so haven't updated it... If you want to see the rest of this build please see my other (up to date) thread: ESB Boba Fett Helmet - Scratch Build - Pic Heavy!

Best of luck with your helmet! (y)
 
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