Lazerjock's ROTJ Hero Fett Build

Lazerjock

Hunter
My BigDane jet pack harness arrived Monday. The US postal system took over a month to get it to me.

The only issue I found with the harness was the black straps were way too short for the shoulders and waist. I'm 175 lbs. I think they were just cut short. A trip to the local fabric store and I was able to get black woven straps to replace the short ones. Like what is used on school back packs.They didn't have the seat belt style straps.
It was a very easy kit to put together.

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Lazerjock

Hunter
My helmet showed up yesterday. Now begins the real work. Adding damage and paint work.

I have all of the parts except the range finder LED's. I haven't decided if I'm going to make them functional or not yet.

I'm leaning toward non-functional. When trooping, do you ever lower the range finder? I don't see myself doing that.

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Lazerjock

Hunter
Today I painted the inside of the helmet black, added damage to the outside based on pictures I found of unfinished ROTJ helmets and what others have done.
Placement of the damage was based on RafalFett's stencils.
After a light sanding I sprayed the outside silver.

I'm surprised I haven't seen more helmets black inside. I think it will look great after I get the helmet liner installed.
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Lazerjock

Hunter
The added damage is looking good!
Thank you! I actually used the pictures from your helemt conversion to guide me.



Lazerjock - Yeah, I'm definitely following that damage, when I get my bucket back from Boba Maker! May I inquire what you used tool-wise to create them scratches?

-Iron
I used a Dremel with the flexible shaft. Here are the bits I used. It was almost too easy, just take your time and make sure you are cutting in the right place.

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Lazerjock - I picked up a Dremel Flexible Shaft last night and also a couple extra bits like you have. I had a couple extra bits from my original kit that I wasn't even aware of. But I'm assuming armed with these bits and this make-shift work station, I should be able to do the job, yeah? ;)

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I've had this Dremel since the early 2000's (MultiPro Variable Speed - Model #395). I totally thought I'd have to buy a new Dremel just for the Flexible Shaft. Much to my surprise when I saw that the Flexible Shaft was compatible with my model. :oops:

I'm gonna practice a bit on some scrap plexiglass to see what each effect I can get out of the bits I have. ;)

Also interesting in painting your helmet's insides with black. I may have to nab that idea too. I'll post pics on my WIP when completed. (y)

Thanks,
-Iron
 

Lazerjock

Hunter
Lazerjock - I picked up a Dremel Flexible Shaft last night and also a couple extra bits like you have. I had a couple extra bits from my original kit that I wasn't even aware of. But I'm assuming armed with these bits and this make-shift work station, I should be able to do the job, yeah? ;)

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I've had this Dremel since the early 2000's (MultiPro Variable Speed - Model #395). I totally thought I'd have to buy a new Dremel just for the Flexible Shaft. Much to my surprise when I saw that the Flexible Shaft was compatible with my model. :oops:

I'm gonna practice a bit on some scrap plexiglass to see what each effect I can get out of the bits I have. ;)

Also interesting in painting your helmet's insides with black. I may have to nab that idea too. I'll post pics on my WIP when completed. (y)

Thanks,
-Iron
My Dremel isn't actually a Dremel. Lol! It's a Sears Craftsman clone. I call it a Dremel though. I got mine in the late 90's.

I love the makeshift work station!! I wish mine was that clean.

When practicing I wouldn't use plexiglass. It will act very differently than fiberglass because it will melt.

Watching your build too.
 

Lazerjock

Hunter
Over the weekend I started the daunting task of transferring the stenciles to the helmet and liquid masking.

Funny how it takes 2 or more hours to transfer and mask but only a minute to paint.

I am using liquid mask called Incredible White Mask from the local art supply store. When dry it's mostly clear, which makes it difficult to see where it has been applied.

In the future I will be using Maskol like everyone else.
Lesson learned.

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