Steel Boba Fett Helmet (Picture Heavy)

Icetalon

New Hunter
I've been a Boba Fett fan since I was a small child. Back a while ago I saw Gold Point Props video about making a Boba Fett helmet, but never thought I would have the skills to make it out of metal. Five years later, as an Engineering Student, I re-watched the video and realized I knew how to use all of the tools, and made the decision to make my own. I am very excited to have started this project. Its currently in progress now. I used wizardofflight's template for all of these pieces, but I'll need to do some measuring for the dome, as the paper template for the dome section isn't exactly sheet metal compatible.
 

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NathanB41

New Hunter
I am about to attempt this myself. What grade steel did you use? Did you find it easy/hard to bend? Whats it like to weld? I want mine to feel like actual armour and not too flimsy but also not too heavy. Nice job!
 

Icetalon

New Hunter
I am about to attempt this myself. What grade steel did you use? Did you find it easy/hard to bend? Whats it like to weld? I want mine to feel like actual armour and not too flimsy but also not too heavy. Nice job!
I wanted mine to feel like actual armor as well. I used 18 gauge cold rolled steel sheet metal. hand bending was very hard but not impossible, I recommend using a hammer and an English wheel for shaping bits, and for welding, I ended up redoing the shown piece because the way I did it caused too much shrinkage in places I didn't want. When i redid the piece I tack welded with a MIG machine, which ended up far better, gave a solid hold and after grinding made a continuous piece of metal. Also if you end up using steel, the helmet will end up pretty heavy, but not unwearable heavy. It will also require painting or clear coat as cold rolled steel rust pretty easily. Given the current global situation I have been unable to complete mine, and the pieces are away from me right now, but once this is over I plan to have this project finished as soon as possible. Hope this was helpful.
 

RamSkirata

Hunter
Icetalon Do you have pictures of the redone pieces? Im into real metal mandos as well (The armor you see in my profile pic is all aluminum except for the helemt) so Im looking at this with intrest.
 

tykyu

Jr Hunter
Amazing!! You know, now that we're actualizing real armor, I've always wondered what it would be like if we had bulletproof actual fett armor (not the tactical looking one I always see around the web) but like just normal looking armor that can actually protect you. BP glass in the visor, kevlar maybe in the back? Talk about home defense ahaha.
Just a rambling fantasy: I think it would be cool. ^^
 

Icetalon

New Hunter
Icetalon Do you have pictures of the redone pieces? Im into real metal mandos as well (The armor you see in my profile pic is all aluminum except for the helemt) so Im looking at this with intrest.
I unfortunately do not have the redone pieces with me, and I hadn't taken pictures of them yet, but I have gotten access to a few auto body tools (hammer & dollies, English wheel, bead roller etc.), so I will be able to work out a lot of the pieces. I do not have access to a welder currently so the pieces will all be separate, and I will have to wait till September or later to weld them, unless I get lucky and gain access to a welding machine. I will start posting pictures once I get that under way.
 

Icetalon

New Hunter
Amazing!! You know, now that we're actualizing real armor, I've always wondered what it would be like if we had bulletproof actual fett armor (not the tactical looking one I always see around the web) but like just normal looking armor that can actually protect you. BP glass in the visor, kevlar maybe in the back? Talk about home defense ahaha.
Just a rambling fantasy: I think it would be cool. ^^
Gotta admit I would be lying if I said I have never thought about this
 

RamSkirata

Hunter
I unfortunately do not have the redone pieces with me, and I hadn't taken pictures of them yet, but I have gotten access to a few auto body tools (hammer & dollies, English wheel, bead roller etc.), so I will be able to work out a lot of the pieces. I do not have access to a welder currently so the pieces will all be separate, and I will have to wait till September or later to weld them, unless I get lucky and gain access to a welding machine. I will start posting pictures once I get that under way.

thank you for the reply, I hope once you get a chance to look at them, you will take some pictures :)
 
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