Well, after several failed attempts to taper the vertical part of the ‘T’ visor I abandoned that idea. I did manage to add the range finder from the concept Boba Fett helmet and it fits nicely onto the CW helmet without looking out of place, I also reshaped the eye part of the visor and added the ‘beek’ with green stuff…so this it where is stands as of now, primed and awaiting it’s paint job.
Archive for February, 2012
Looking at the animated Mandalorian helmets, with the detail smaller than their realistic counterparts, I began working out in my head how I want to attempt to tackle Bo-Katan’s helmet. So by working on the leftover concept Boba Fett helmet I had in my parts bin I added bits of green stuff and sculpted the shorter eye sockets and the “beak” to the T visor. I knew that trying to round out the visor’s eye sockets is going to mess this helmet up so I just tried slanting them a bit to see how it would look.
Here is what I have as a working concept piece…now if I have the guts I think I might try to tackle the animated helmet.
This figure stared out as the Clone Wars Shahan Alama from the Hostage Crisis Battle Pack. I added the helmet and staff from the Power of the Force Lando Calrissian as Skiff Guard figure, replaced his forearms with the ones from the CW62 Captain Rex with Jetpack and gave him the Trandoshan Shotgun from the CW63 Chewbacca. As for paint application I repainted Alama’s eyes, one with a green iris and the other eye I made all milky white. The Lando helmet was completely repainted as was the armor shoulder pads that came with the Alama figure…I painted them to resemble a worn leather to match the top of the helmet.
Weequay Pirate (Animated Version)
And here are the three customs that I will enter into the TOR Combined Sites Custom Contest. The Sith Pureblood Inquisitor, the Aqualish Sith Warrior and the Prototype T7 Astromech Droid.
You can enter the contest up till 11:59 PM Central Standard Time, Monday April 30, 2012 at these website addresses:
For this droid I used the original 1980’s Empire Strikes Back FX-7 Medical Droid’s head with the body and legs of 30th Anniversary McQuarrie Concept R2-D2. The rear wheel and sensor eye were pinched from a Games Workshop 40K Space Marines Speeder Bike. I was confused about a paint scheme, so I went with a very similar dull/dirty metallic base (very much like the original color scheme of the concept R2, but had to repaint the whole model to make the head match the body) with similar blue and gold accent coloring to the above photo.
Prototype T7 Astromech Droid