ROTJ Borden Connector


Irongladiator

Active Hunter
Hello Fellow Fett's,
I've gotten myself a Boba Maker VX Helmet that came with a resin borden connector. I picked up from QuestDesignCanada a Stainless Steel version. The width of the Borden is correct and fits just fine. The issue/dilemma I have is regarding the length. Take a look at the size comparison.....
Borden Size Comparison 1.jpg


Borden Size Comparison 2.jpg


I'm contemplating in cutting the QDC Borden down to the correct size but wanted to get other peoples thoughts on that. Here is what Boba Makers looks like when placed in the helmet....
BM Borden.jpg


To me that looks good as it protrudes a little bit. Now here's a shot of what the QDC version looks like when placed in the helmet....
QDC Borden.jpg


I mean that's just a sticking out too much I think, yeah? I really don't wanna bore out the hole in the helmet, which is why I'm looking at getting it cut. What do you guys think?

Thanks,
-Iron
 

Jango Fett Jr

Well-Known Hunter
Look at the reference photos, yes it’s definitely sticking out too far. No need to cut it, just glue it so it only protrudes out a couple mm.
 

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Irongladiator

Active Hunter
Look at the reference photos, yes it’s definitely sticking out too far. No need to cut it, just glue it so it only protrudes out a couple mm.
Jango Fett Jr
So we're talking about boring the hole out in the helmet then? Cause right now it looks like this....
BM Helmet - Borden Hole.jpg

As you can see the hole doesn't go all the way through. I don't think I can bore it out anymore without it going all the way through. Which is why I thought to cut the Stainless Steel Borden.

Thanks,
-Iron
 

Jango Fett Jr

Well-Known Hunter
I’d drill it out, it’s how it was done on the originals and it’s easier to adjust if you don’t cut it to the exact length you need.
 

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