Introduction: Medievil Boba Fett Helmet

Hello again, it's been a while, everyone good?

So in the last few weeks/months I've been busy with my kids and work and stuff, also it's far to cold to be working in the garage so when I've had time I've mainly been doing pepakura stuff in the house, ( just updated my pepakura helmet post, there's a few things on there I've been working on) but in this instructable I'll show you the medievil boba fett lid I did, ( yes another helmet! I will move on to other things one day!) also I'll show you the way I do pep work and what I use to do it, right on with the structable!

Step 1: Pepakura

Finding the pepakura you want,

The internet is a wasteland of all sorts of rubbish, if you sift through the crap, you find gold, the gold I find is pepakura, there thousands of these nuggets you just got to look, I'll point you in the right direction but the rest is up to you;

The405.com has loads of halo stuff, plus other bits and bobs

Also therpf.com is a gold mine for amazing peps by some amazing people, go in, look around, you'll find something you want I'm sure!

As in the picture , pepakura is a 3d image, unfolded so you can print it out and reassemble into a 3d object,

Step 2: Using Pepakura

To reassemble the image into a object ( in this case boba fetts helmet ) you need some simple tools, now, this is up to you what you want to use, knife, sissors tape glue whatever! I'll show you my way then you can adjust it to suit you,

1, good knife ( Stanley )

2, super glue

3, small ruler

4, scorer

5, cutting mat

6, tape

7, stand ( if you want, not that important)

Step 3: Pep Work

It's important I think to score the fold lines, there's two, a fold up and a fold down, there set by two different line patterns,

-------------------- = fold down

_._._._._._._._. = fold up

Some people cut all the bits out them assemble, I do bit at a time and make as I go , again it's up to you! When you cut out the bits there numbers that match up, basically just match up the numbers and glue the flap, that is pretty much pepakura,

Step 4: Pep Work Still

So you've got your pepakura design, cut it out, glued it , stick your fingers together, sorted your folds, got frustrated but all in all enjoyed the build! What now!

( the keen eye will notice not all these pictures are fetts helmet, there just samples from older peps!)

Step 5: Basic Design

Right, some people leave it there , others move on, whatever you want , here's my build from here on out, it's a medievil boba fett helmet, bit odd I know but here's my thinking, I wanted too, so there you go lol , and why the hell not!

I had a deadric pep I made that was to small, I wanted to use that for horns for the helmet , but I wasn't sure, I mocked up some snaps to see what would work

Step 6: Fiberglass/bondo

After deciding I didn't like any of the horns just yet, I set about the lid, fiberglassing it with resin and a little bit of matting on the inside, then just resin on the outside, ( no pictures sorry ) but it's straight forward,
Then bondo( car body filler) the full lid then, when it's dry, sand that mother licker to death !

Once sanded I set about to make the lid look a bit more oldie worldie, making it look hammer beaten ( I used a dermel and a round sanding bit, and a far bit if time )

Step 7: Detailing

Once I had it looking ok, time to start detailing

This is when I decided to make it look old and Knackered, add nails and stuff, to keep the idea of boba fett but also to make it look different

Step 8: Paint

So detail sorted, it's paint time , again it's up to you what you want to do, you have your design and it's looking good! Go as wild or not as you want, just remember to clear coat the final thing! In the pictures is what I did

Step 9: Final Bit

So after a few different coats and colour changes this is my medievil boba fett helmet , I hope you enjoy and like it ! I do,

Thanks for looking, happy building !

Ps o yeah, I didn't end up using the horns haha , I thought the feather worked better

Comments

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kurisutofu (author)2013-12-17

how do you paint it to have the holes in black but the smooth surface in silver?

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matson23 (author)kurisutofu2013-12-17

You paint it silver first, then you dry brush it black, then wipe off as much black as you can to make it look weathered, it takes a bit of practice, I'm still learning too, but it kinda works out

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kurisutofu (author)matson232016-09-13

I'm three years late to notice your reply but thanks!!

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JosephK6 (author)2015-04-03

Cool!

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Atlas Portal 2 (author)2014-07-06

When I first saw this, I thought it was Solaire of Astora's helmet from Dark Souls.

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Cyborg_Playa (author)2014-02-07

thats freakin sick, and that daedra helmet though

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urbanmx (author)2013-12-14

Good stuff. Always wanted to try Pepakur. I could almost see my wives face asking me what I'm doing.

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matson23 (author)urbanmx2014-01-13

Do it urbanmx! My wife was a bit confused at first, but now she loves seeing them come together, and is a great critic, she keeps me on my toes and doesn't let me get sloppy! Haha

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Silence (author)2013-12-15

Awesome, can I make a request ?
Now do a Darth Vader one :D

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matson23 (author)Silence2014-01-13

I've avoided darth for as long as possible to be honest! Haha, I might do a medievil stormtrooper first and see how that goes, cheers for liking my stuff and having a look!

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knifeforkninja (author)2013-12-15

Would you mind going into a bit more detail on how you fiberglass/resin the helmet? Also what brand and a good supplier if you don't mind?

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matson23 (author)knifeforkninja2014-01-13

I have done a few time in other pepakura works I've done, check out my other helmets for a bit more detail, the fiberglass is standard stuff from any hard ware store, and pretty straight forward to do, but yeah I think I go into more detail on the trooper lid! :)

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mslaynie (author)2013-12-15

Wow, this is unreal!! I cannot believe that you can get something like this by starting with paper and glue. Man, the creativity is amazing... great work!! Phenomenal work! :D

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matson23 (author)mslaynie2014-01-13

Thank you mslaynie, glad you like it!

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dhilmes (author)2014-01-12

how can i get this pdf without,paying lol

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matson23 (author)dhilmes2014-01-13

Not sure about a PDF mate, I use pepakura viewer/designer and they work with a pdo. File, if you go to the rpf and search fett helmet you should be able to download from there for free, ( you might have to register with a site called 4share, to use there downloaded thing, but it's legit so don't worry about that) anyways I hope that helps a bit, if I could put the file on here for people I would,but I'm unable at the mo.

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rusty car guy (author)2014-01-04

Very cool, i'm going to try this!

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The Rambler (author)2013-12-16

Dude nice job. In case you didn't see The Dented Helmet featured your build on their Facebook page.

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matson23 (author)The Rambler2013-12-16

Thanks man, no I didn't see, I'll have a look cheers!

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techchimp (author)2013-12-16

Psstt... rpf.com should read therpf.com, unless you meant to send people to some tennis site :D

Beautiful job on this, inspired.

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matson23 (author)techchimp2013-12-16

Haha oooops, thanks for the heads up, I'll try change it, and thanks for having a look! :)

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txCWS (author)2013-12-14

Very nice.

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gcanders (author)2013-12-14

Wow. That is amazing.

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seamster (author)2013-12-14

Nice work! I love how it turned out.

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M3G (author)2013-12-14

This is FANTASTIC!

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Attmos (author)2013-12-14

Looks awesome. The medieval styling is perfect for Boba's helmet, good thinking.

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