Gifted Boba Maker Helmet Repair/Paint-Up


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ShortFuse (Justin),
I am so sorry for your loss. I know what it's like to lose a sibling (2 lost already) and can sympathize with that loss/pain you and your family are feeling. And yes, absolutely - project such as this are understandably put on hold. Take all the time you need. It's been said many times - this hobby is not a race.

Prayers to you and your family!



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After a hiatus, I decided to get off my butt and get back to it.

After repairing the damage on this helmet, it’s now time to add some. :p???
Since I’ll be eventually doing a ROTJ paint job on this one, I will be adding the specific physical damage. The last time I did this it was a real pain and I really didn’t enjoy it. In the end it does give it some really nice detail and was worth it. I decided to start with the mandibles.

This is how I did this last time. Others may have different methods, so if you have a better way please share because I’m always open for new ideas. First there are some really nice pics that rubio95 had taken of a ROTJ FPH2 for his review on here some years back. I saved some of those and resized them to a 1:1 size.

Here is one of them for example.

There are several pictures of this quality of all angles. I like that the helmet is unpainted because it makes it easier to see the damage detail.
Next I taped some tracing paper on my monitor and traced the damaged areas.


Along with RafalFett templates and some close up reference pics, this is the result…







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Nice start there ShortFuse !

As you know Boba Maker take tons of pride in the Helmets that he produces. In fact he goes on to mention on his website that....
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The VX has that surface damage. so if you need any close up's lemme know - But here is what I got from last year!
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Thanks Matt. Those pics will help out as well. I may hit you up for some measurements.


New Hunter
Sorry to hear about your loss of a family member.

Awesome work in repairing the cracks! I am working on a MF Boba Fresh helmet myself, and was recently working on addressing a fine crack near the visor. Luckily mine did not go all the way through the fiberglass, so i just used superglue and let it flow into the seams, followed by sanding.
I may want to drill some holes like you did to prevent the crack from going further.


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Thanks. I think drilling tiny holes at the ends will be a good idea. It’s more work of course, but it would be a shame to get it painted up and then the cracks show back up.
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