NEED HELP!!! Fixing a Vader Facemask UGH!!

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by vaderic, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. vaderic

    vaderic New Member

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    Dammitt!!!!! A friend of mine dropped my ESB vader CK helmet and the billet stem broke. What to do to fix this. The paint job on this was awesome too!!!! Im so *! Hope some genius on here can help. I was selling it to fund another item too. SUCKS!!
     
  2. Crank729

    Crank729 Sr Member

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    Pics might help..... a lot.
     
  3. vaderic

    vaderic New Member

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    I will post pics tommorrow night. I am so sick of this all night. The very top of the billet stem cracked off. UGH again!
     
  4. Slave1

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    When you say the billet stem broke, do you mean the tubes cast into the helmet that lead to the billet, or do you mean the threaded section f the billet itself.

    If the thread section broke off, you should be able to grip the threaded piece w/ some needle nose pliers and carefully unscrew it out and get a replacement.

    If it's the tube leading to the billet, I'd resculpt with a bit of Aves epoxy, mask off and carefully retouch / repaint. With the alternating colors, you could tape off the tubes and repaint and it would look good as new. Allow to dry several days, buff to a glossy finish and readd the billet.
     
  5. vaderic

    vaderic New Member

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    Yes it it the the tube. The whole top of the billet tube broke off. About 1 and half inches. It is going to have to be rescuplt. I was not sure what kind of work involved and the price it will run me. I was selling helmet for 500.00 to someone when this happened. I just do not want to invest 2 or 3 hundred dollars for repairs on it. Thanks!
     

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