I'm thinking of just getting a raw cast. Already have a lovely ToEleven ESB painted by Blaidon Props. Not sure I need two painted helmets, unless I get one done as an RoTJ SE.
Since you already have one, how does it compare in size to FPH2, ToEleven etc?
Looks amazing to me Woody (although I know a lot less than you about the "correct" details). Congrats and hope you get your issues taken care of soon.
Had to Google Borden Connector...piece of dental equipment. Interesting.
Beautiful paint job, though it seems your right about the missing thumb smudge. Im pretty sure the yellow line you’re talking about is on the original helmet. As for the Borden, it’s part of the lineage casting of the original helmet. If it was left unpainted it would just be raw resin. The only way to change that would be to very carefully drill it out and replace it with an actual metal Borden.
Thanks for the input. Like you, I'm fairly certain the yellow line is intentional but not something I had seen before - so many details on a Fett helmet it's easy to miss something especially when I'm no Fett expert - but always worth checking. The borden, again, makes sense for it to be painted, but lots of differing pictures out there.
The white smudge on the kill stripe and thumb print below is probably the only real paint issue. These things can happen and I'm sure they will sort it out
It really is am amazing helmet and so much to take in. Every time I look at it I see something new
Like you mentioned the bored shouldn’t really be painted that much, there should be metal exposed. It is missing the white thumb smear which is odd because the mold catches that physical area and you even see it in the pictures. It also looks like it is missing the white smear on the mandible and a few other pieces of SE specific weathering. Another thing is maybe it’s the pictures but the kill stripes look a little big. Any pictures of the back panels?
Yeah...some obvious paint elements missing, but the yellowing is part of it.
My EFX Fett has that same yellow coloring.
But it's interesting they left out the white smudge, when their earlier runs of it did have it, as does their pictures of it on their site.
Idk how they would rectify that.