Mar 20, 2006, 10:22 PM - Almost done helmet.
Hey there just thought I'd share. I've almost finished the paint job on this DP 96 and then I need to do the rangefinder stuff. It has a very good shape for what it is. I made so many mistakes on this so it isnt quite right, but it serves to look kickass for my college friends. Thats what a first helmet is anyway, a learning experiance!
Feel free to send help and hurt my way; it only will serve to make this project better.
Last edited by Keegan; Mar 21, 2006 at 12:15 PM.
Mar 20, 2006, 10:29 PM - Re: Almost done helmet.
Man! That looks really good. My first attempt at a Boba helmet (years ago) was a repaint on a DP.
Didn't look nearly that good.
Mar 20, 2006, 10:31 PM - Re: Almost done helmet.
Sorry I'm new at this picture thing. It looks much better when proper sized.
Last edited by Keegan; Mar 21, 2006 at 12:13 PM.
Mar 20, 2006, 10:41 PM - Re: Almost done helmet.
Cool great work man! I'm not as close as you.But hope that my '95 DP comes out as good as yours.
Mar 20, 2006, 10:42 PM - Re: Almost done helmet.
that's looking really awesome, nice job
Mar 21, 2006, 1:43 AM - Re: Almost done helmet.
wow thats really nice. are you using templates?
Mar 21, 2006, 2:41 AM - Re: Almost done helmet.
Thats a sweet ESB paintjob you've done there
Mar 21, 2006, 12:08 PM - Re: Almost done helmet.
Thanks guys. No I did not use templates. Not in the normal way anyway. I basically printed some for the mandibles but was not satisfied so I kinda roughly used them for the spacing of the colors. The rest I did by painting it while looking at the reference photos. Thanks again to Braks Buddy!
Mar 21, 2006, 12:19 PM - Re: Almost done helmet.
lookin' good! what was the green stuff you masked with?
I helped at SDCC '08
Mar 21, 2006, 12:28 PM - Re: Almost done helmet.
Looks really good, nice job. Put up some more detail pics too.
Mar 21, 2006, 2:09 PM - Re: Almost done helmet.
Well I will try to put up some detailed pics soon. Now I have stuff to do this week so I will finished this thing and then put up some better pics. Although then you guys will be able to see how awfully it is up close
And the green stuff is a strange blue liquid I picked up a my local model store. I can only say its some type of masking fluid similar to what you peeled off in Boston Brian. I dont have the bottle now, but I think its just a water based gel for "Masking small areas" as it says. It worked pretty well.
I will make a new Thread next week hopefully and it will be more in depth.
Mar 21, 2006, 2:35 PM - Re: Almost done helmet.
neat! the color would make things much easier to see as you're going. mine has a slight yellow tint, but it's very slight. better than the clear, but not great.
Mar 21, 2006, 4:10 PM - Re: Almost done helmet.
It's so nice looking i would buy it
Mar 22, 2006, 12:33 PM - Re: Almost done helmet.
Looks great in person too!