Golden Armor Fett Kit (Pic Heavy)

CSMacLaren

Active Hunter
Hey all,

This is my first Fett. I'm primarily a Vader maker. I had some challenges with my Golden Armor kit where the fiberglass simply didn't bond with the resin, creating useless air pockets throughout the interior. The Golden Armor guy was extremely nice and sent me this to make up for it.

I believe this is descended from a Don Post (but not sure if it's a DLX or a 95). G.A. says that due to the cold weather his molds shrunk so the bucket's too small for normal adult heads but it would make for a great display piece.

So at this point I'm just going to approach this as a display pice for my office desk.

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CSMacLaren

Active Hunter
Face forward:

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G.A. said he had modified the mask slightly so that it looked a little wider -- similar to the promotions of the SgtFang "Mystery" helmet.

It does look a little wider.
 

CSMacLaren

Active Hunter
So here's a shot of the interior.

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The fiberglass is comprised of these short and thick "parmesean cheese" that was smeared and smothered to form the casting.
 

CSMacLaren

Active Hunter
Here's another shot.

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I have not found any fiberglass sheeting thus far in my initial work on this kit. It looks like it's just the parmesean cheese (you know... the kind you get in a large container at Costco).
 

CSMacLaren

Active Hunter
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One more on this. I'm sure a small individual or child could wear this, but removing the rough surfaces would be mandatory for obvious safety reasons.
 

CSMacLaren

Active Hunter
Here's my first work. I used a Dremel disc to remove a large portion of the "T" visor area.

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I then used a narrow Dremel bit to get rid of the rest of the "T".

I also used a Black & Decker sander as well as a Dremel sanding wheel. Obviously the kit was of inconsistent thickness, so with Vader being my primary area of study, I just did this as a "best guess" until I became more familiar with the details of Fett helmets.

Any area I sanded too much, I can repair with AquaMend and resand it easily.
 

CSMacLaren

Active Hunter
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Here I used both a Dremel sanding wheel as well as a Black & Decker "Mouse" sander to remove all the sharp points and surfaces on the interior. I may not do too much work on this if this is going to be an office display. I will use AquaMend to make sure the edges are all of consistent thickness.
 

Mr Fett

Well-Known Hunter
Yeah, glad you found a way to get all that chunky fiberglass out of the inside. Looks much better now.

Yeah, it's a 95 DP recast.
 

micke

Active Hunter
It is either off an DP 95 or DP Deluxe. Goldenarmors fiberglassing can be really aweful. I've buildt one of his Jet Packs and Gauntlets so believe me.
 

Mr Fett

Well-Known Hunter
He's been making those helmets for many years. That's partly why I remember them being off the DP 95. Rubies wasn't even making Star Wars items back then, and the DP Deluxe had a different shape to it.
 

webchief

Well-Known Hunter
Wow, considering the condition that was initially in you've done a great job of cleaning it up! Keep up the great job!
 
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