This project idea came about while goofing off with 2 builds, I had taken an Iron Man faceplate that I recently finished from a pepakura model done by my friend Alan, and rested it on an unfinished Mandolorian helmet for a picture, and this is how it started ! I was inspired by all of the really cool projects coming out of the As You Wish Helmet Project and wanted to do something like it on my own. Unfortunately, I had no idea that one of the well known artists selected for the project had the same idea, only our 2 helmets are very different.
After drawing the rough shape of the scratch marks, I used a dremel to carve them out
Then I scored the panel lines in with a hobby knife, and carved them in with a hobby saw, a hack saw blade would probably work as well
I had to fix alot of spots where the polyester resin didn't cure properly. I carved them out and filled it in with body filler.
After several coats of filler primer and lots of sanding, I wet sanded the helmet with 1000 grit before painting it dark hunter green. During this project, I always considered the "balance" between Boba Fett and Iron Man asthetics. I chose to do Fett colors, but keep it glossy like Iron Man usually is
I transposed the gold and red in Boba's helmet to keep the iconic Iron Man gold faceplate. I painted the "ears" red to maintain a Boba color scheme
I did the cheek bones in navy blue, that was kinda tricky to mask off properly
I decided to do the Fett kill stripes and masked those off
And here it is assembled ! I brushed in black acrylic paint into the scratches and wipe the excess from the surface