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Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

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    Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

    Decided to take a little break from the JB Project and finally get around to painting my Spartan helmet for an upcoming Prop Party....I've had this prop sitting in a box for months now.

    This was a really fun and easy project...prep work, painted and weathered the whole thing in less than 24 hours...

    *I wanted to make a Spartan Helmet that was somewhere in between the movie version, as seen on screen, and the real prop version.
    Thanks Braks and Got Maul for posting your awesome pics...

    Special thanks to:
    SEEKER for a great helmet sculpt, and who's helmet I modeled my battle damage after.:thumbup

    Fettpride for outstanding fiberglass work.:thumbup

    And Got Maul, for suggesting what paints I should use..and for the great work he's done with his new 300 Board...:thumbup

    Enjoy..
















    Last edited by Spideyfett; Feb 10, 2008 at 12:21 AM.

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    Re: Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

    WOW...that is SICK!!!!!

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    Awesome!!! The helmet looks so much like real metal. I might look into spartan costumes...as soon as im finished with my boba.

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    Re: Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

    Spideyfett said: View Post
    This was a really fun and easy project...prep work, painted and weathered the whole thing in less than 24 hours...
    WHHAAAAATT???? You have got to be kidding me! That is one VERY impressive job ... how on Earth did you get it done so fast?

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    Alex needs to just lay down the 9-5, and go scout out a prop studio and paint full time !

    That is incredible I think that has to be the best paint up I've seen on one of those yet :thumbup


    FP

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    Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    WHHAAAAATT???? You have got to be kidding me! That is one VERY impressive job ... how on Earth did you get it done so fast?
    Thanks Scott....these castings come pretty clean, so other than some light sanding and some addtional pin holes, then going at it with a dremel for the scratches it was a pretty easy paint job.

    fettpride said: View Post
    Alex needs to just lay down the 9-5, and go scout out a prop studio and paint full time !

    That is incredible I think that has to be the best paint up I've seen on one of those yet :thumbup
    FP
    ..I wish I could pick up and go work for one of those studios, do they pay much?

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    Re: Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

    Awsome! Makes me wish I had the body for a Spartan!

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    Since the helmet is one of the last pieces I need to acquire for my gear, I'm extra envious of this stellar paint job.

    Awesome work.

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    jodo said: View Post
    Awsome! Makes me wish I had the body for a Spartan!
    Ya, me too.

    Per request of one of the spartan guys.. here are some Build up pics..

    After the prep work I felt that the helmet needed some addtional pin holes or texturing...so I used a Rustoleum Hammered Black.

    Primed with Kylon Bright Red, used Kylon Gold as the base color, and Kylon Copper for the base med tones..weathered with burnt umber, and black acrylic...

    hope that helps.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails sprep1-jpg   sprep2-jpg   sprep3-jpg  

    sprep4-jpg   sprep5-jpg  

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    Re: Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

    its better i don't have one lol.

    any time i'd enter a room wearing it i'd always scream "this is sparta!"


    that is a fantastic helmet though. 24 hours? sheesh.

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    Now THAT is NICE ! It brings a tear to this spartan's eye fo-sho' (just saw superbad)

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    Awsome work bro! You sure rocked that paint job. Love the scratches and weathering.

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    Very nice work Alex, certainly the nicest paint job I've seen so far.

    DAZ

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    Alex... absolutely awesome paint work! you'd honestly think it was the real deal!!!
    Great skills bro... :thumbup

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    Re: Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

    I got to see this helmet in person today, and...wow! The paintjob is absolutely unbelievable in person!

    Thinking of 300 props now...

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    Alex,
    Incredible work! What techniques did you use? Did you apply the midtones and scotchbrite or sand the highlight areas or did you use washes with the acrylics? Truly outstanding!!:thumbup

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    Re: Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

    oh my gosh!! You're killing me with those mad painting skillzzzzz!!!



    womo

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    Amazing Spidey Fett. Hopefully I will see it at Dragon Con 2008!

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    Re: Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

    WOW!

    Very nice paint job man. Nice helmet too.

    Sorry I got your message late. I was helping my wife push.

    Turo

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    SEEKER said: View Post
    WOW!

    Very nice paint job man. Nice helmet too.

    Sorry I got your message late. I was helping my wife push.

    Turo
    Trust me, you had more important things to think about other than paint color....so no biggie... and Congrats my friend, now your money will really fly out the door, and not on props!

    And thank you everyone for all your kind words so far.

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    Re: Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

    Awesome work bro, very nice:thumbup

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    Re: Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

    so? your doing the rest of the costume or what?

    You look kinda beefy.

    Do it man! DC08'

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    SEEKER said: View Post
    so? your doing the rest of the costume or what?

    You look kinda beefy.
    Do it man! DC08'
    .... you're funny Turo...
    Well, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thinking about it...plus the wife wants me to....so we'll see....either way I'll be at D-Con to see you guys.

    It's the leather underware that scares me...
    Last edited by Spideyfett; Feb 12, 2008 at 6:20 PM.

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    Re: Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

    Oh one more thing, I do plan to paint a Shield ..

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    Re: Spidey's 300 Spartan Helmet

    outstanding work SF, you should consider doing this full time :thumbup

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