Topic: a trade offer for one lucky Boba fan....
Jim Brady here from beforethedarktimes.com- some time back, I posted for all to drool over, my one of a kind Boba Fett motorcycle helmet, that I had airbrushed by a total pro for my private collection. The helmet was highlighted at the below link at my home site:
To date the helmet has NEVER EVEN BEEN WORN, as I've simply found it too beautiful to wear while riding (or doing anything for that matter). When I ordered the helmet from the painter, I was given a 6-month lead time because the guy had so much work coming in. His skills are truly unbelievable.
After my helmet was received, and I displayed it on my home site, another Boba fan came forward asking how he could get one- he was going by the handle of Jade Jedi at the time, and lived in Australia. To date this is the only other helmet that I know of, that was done by the same painter as mine. The transaction for the helmet was completed through my site, and was shipped directly to the buyer from the painter, so I never saw it in person. I know the buyer posted pictures of his online as I had, but at the moment I do not have them to show.
The reason I am providing all of this information is because not only am I a huge Star Wars fan, I am also a fellow collector and costumer. I have an Emperor's Royal Guard suit that I made using info off of the Obi Wan Jedi Academy site, and it turned out really well in my opinion. It can be viewed here:
I wore it to the local Episode III Premiere, where it was greatly appreciated by many Star Wars fans. My ultimate goal one day was to have either a Boba costume or Stormtrooper costume, that I could also wear. I tried doing the Boba suit myself, and the project was unfortunately a failure . However, I was thinking recently that if someone were interested in my Boba cycle helmet, I would openly trade it up for a complete Ep IV-Ep VI style Stormtrooper suit. It would have to be complete and ready to put on, because unfortunately as gifted as I am, working with the ABS plastic was something that I could not do (learned it with the Boba suit that I failed on). The helmet retails at well over $500, so I thought that would be a fair trade for either someone with an extra suit OR someone who had the skills to create another one for themselves if they traded me their current one.
If anyone here is interested, or knows a 501st member who might be interested in the trade, kindly contact me and I will provide more info regarding my sizing and location. I think for a fellow Boba fan such as myself, this opportunity is a stellar one. Again, the helmet has never been worn by myself or anyone. It is an XL HJC helmet that was black prior to the airbrush work.
Always great to see this site still up and running, and that there are still so many fellow Boba fans out there!
Jim Brady III
Former Web Editor/Reporter of artoosnews.com (2000-2003)