Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club

Clan and Stronghold Regions => Canada => USA & Canada => Wasu'ran Clan => Topic started by: Panzer_Elite on Oct 18, 2018, 12:38 PM

Title: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Panzer_Elite on Oct 18, 2018, 12:38 PM
Alright...
I'll admit I was a little discouraged after I finished the SWTOR helmet that the club denied it... BUT I have caught the bug again and started another build. This time they have approved the helmet so I'm giving it another whirl!

Reference Photo
(https://i.imgur.com/rYUlKd7.jpg)

First piece out of the oven
(https://i.imgur.com/QVz9Egp.jpg)
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Panzer_Elite on Oct 18, 2018, 08:58 PM
Couple more pieces out of the oven!

(https://i.imgur.com/HkTBiN0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RXhwB6r.jpg)
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Serim Merec on Oct 19, 2018, 02:14 AM
Holy cow! That's amazing quality!

How are you making this?
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Panzer_Elite on Oct 19, 2018, 12:31 PM
This one is done using 3d printing . Been doing 3d printed costume pieces for years :)
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Ciryc Ca'tra on Oct 19, 2018, 11:55 PM
It looks so good!!!
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Jayrodadon on Oct 20, 2018, 06:52 PM
Man, I am unbelievably stoked to see this build!
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Firemaester on Oct 24, 2018, 10:31 PM
This is slick looking already  :<3:
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Panzer_Elite on Oct 25, 2018, 07:03 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates on this build. I've been posting them to the facebook page but I don't think everyone is on there.
The dome was the roughest part of the print. It needed ALOT of sanding acetone and bondo to make it not look terrible.

(https://i.imgur.com/Pz7nFVa.jpg)



Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Panzer_Elite on Oct 25, 2018, 07:06 PM
All the parts, except the antenna which I will add almost at the very end, are finished printing. I assemble everything and trimmed where needed to fix any warped pieces. Warping is kind of par for the course with abs filament and my printer. I don't think I've ever had a perfect print on it but it's not hard to twist the plastic and clamp to solve that.

(https://i.imgur.com/fy6YRDs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jDGZVCF.jpg)
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Panzer_Elite on Oct 25, 2018, 07:08 PM
Started painting the helmet now that I feel I've done enough sanding (lol).
I usually start my 3d prints with a primer and then hit it with black leak seal. The Leak seal helps fill pits and gives it a texture that hide 3d print lines.  After that I blasted it with some silver.

(https://i.imgur.com/nlOSOp8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k2ef4o7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NFJd7e3.jpg)
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Panzer_Elite on Oct 25, 2018, 07:10 PM
Started coloring and Stylizing!
I'm not sure if I want to paint the visor trim. Anyone have any suggestions if I should leave it or go something?

(https://i.imgur.com/uYbxJNe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2GryWlM.jpg)
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Panzer_Elite on Oct 25, 2018, 10:57 PM
glued down the antenna and added some silver trim to the Visor. After that I did a black wash over everything to grit it up a little and bring out the crevices. Getting close to calling this build done just need to hit the paint with some clear coat and then I need to figure out a solution for the visor. My last build I used a welding mask and I am basically blind with it lol.

(https://i.imgur.com/NajiT2H.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OIUmi2s.jpg)

Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Jayrodadon on Oct 26, 2018, 11:05 PM
Damn this is slick!
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Panzer_Elite on Nov 02, 2018, 10:50 PM
Okay I think we are done with this helmet build! Huge thanks to Adam for helping me out with the visor. I would never have thought to heat shape a piece of acrylic! It was actually a lot easier then I thought it was going to be!

(https://i.imgur.com/xsqnebE.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Z7Z8wHK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pbyoT1c.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AiqxrxC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5hK4h2Q.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NWXomvw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LaVjoOt.jpg)
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Jayrodadon on Nov 03, 2018, 09:59 AM
You should be careful. You may have a slew of people coming to you to build them helmets!

;)
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Hellwolve on Nov 14, 2018, 10:21 AM
That's one sexy helmet! Might I be so bold as to enquire about the files used for the printing process?
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Panzer_Elite on Nov 15, 2018, 03:51 PM
Do3d does the file. They actually do the entire suit but the app team said that only the helmet would make the cut. :)
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Hellwolve on Nov 15, 2018, 04:21 PM
So, that'd be this (http://do3d.com/product/3d-printable-model-boba-fett-helmet/) one, then? :)
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Panzer_Elite on Nov 19, 2018, 05:49 PM
That it would!
Title: Re: VARIANT Boba Fett Helmet Build
Post by: Hellwolve on Nov 20, 2018, 02:49 AM
Thanks! Then I'll stop hijacking your thread ;)