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 My helmet repaint (now done)

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My helmet repaint (now done)
« on: Oct 10, 2015, 07:33 AM »
I just got this new helmet at Target this past week and it will be the base for my new costume.
It is the new Rubies deluxe Boba Fett bucket that is absolutely AWESOME!
I started to take out the visor and making a new flatter base for the new visor to fit in and be attached.



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Helmet done.
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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #1 on: Oct 10, 2015, 08:27 PM »
I got the new visor cut out and ready to install into the helmet.



 I used pin post screws with the screw part epoxied to the helmet, modified picture hangers, and nuts to hold everything together. I got to find some 8/32 thumb nuts to fit the screws instead of the nuts as it will make visor removal much easier.

Everything is tested, I just have to wait 24 hrs for the epoxy to fully cure before I put full pressure on them to hold down the visor.

I did a similar mounting method on my old MSH helmet and it is a proven method I developed along time ago.

I just got to find more them thumb nuts at Lowe's for this new visor.

Got the dent re sculpted with some AVES epoxy putty so it looked more like a dent instead of a molded pushed in blah...


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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #2 on: Oct 11, 2015, 08:36 AM »
Welding #5 visor in  and dent cleaned up a little bit more.


No glue, no fuss no muss easy visor removal.

Lynn

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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #3 on: Oct 12, 2015, 01:05 AM »
Looks like you're off to a good start!  If you're doing Boba you may also wanna check out thedentedhelmet.com - they're the Boba masters  ;D

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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #4 on: Oct 12, 2015, 06:13 AM »
Looks like you're off to a good start!  If you're doing Boba you may also wanna check out thedentedhelmet.com - they're the Boba masters  ;D
Thanks!! I have been with that forum since it started in '02. It is a great forum.
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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #5 on: Oct 12, 2015, 08:58 PM »
First three are colors on,  I modified the dent so it looks more like a gouge with a  different shape, and not looking like a Boba dent.


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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #6 on: Oct 12, 2015, 09:06 PM »
hello vod, if I was you I would fill the dent completely as it's also the position of it that makes it instantly recocnisable as boba fett. which could give you problems getting approved.

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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #7 on: Oct 12, 2015, 10:08 PM »
Will take note, if an approval member looks at this, please LMK if my modded dent is good to be let go or not.

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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #8 on: Oct 13, 2015, 04:21 AM »
curious what the visor is made out of

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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #9 on: Oct 13, 2015, 07:23 AM »
curious what the visor is made out of

#5 welding/grinding replacement face shield from the local Napa I got for $6.
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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #10 on: Oct 13, 2015, 08:53 AM »
This is looking really cool!

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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #11 on: Oct 15, 2015, 04:26 PM »
Mmmmm. New fresh paint. Dent filled in to BTW.




Now the fun begins, time to make it look like he's been through hell and back.
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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #12 on: Oct 15, 2015, 07:53 PM »
Base weathering areas started, I still have to do the back of the blue and dome top when dent area is ready for paint.







The rest of the weathering will be painted by hand using brushes and sponges.

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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #13 on: Oct 15, 2015, 08:20 PM »
Good job so far, bit of a heads up for you though, it's against forum rules to double post even on your own thread. I've been scolded a couple times myself. You can modify a post though and "bump" your thread if you want though. Great job on the target fett so far by the way. Are you planning on cutting out the vents on the back?

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Re: My helmet WIP
« Reply #14 on: Oct 15, 2015, 08:26 PM »
OK, got it figured what i did.
Thanks for the comps.
I may cut the key slots out, I haven't decided yet.
Lynn

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