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  1. Armydad's Avatar
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    May 12, 2016, 10:52 PM - Animefan Bucket build and paint #1

    So here it is, my new helmet, same one I reviewed recently. Ive received my FP deluxe visor from T-visor and will be beginning my prep for paint soon. I left a bit at the visor cutout area to keep the bucket from warping unit I get the visor properly mounted, hopefully this weekend, from there Ill finish some spot sanding and prep for primer. Ive learned a lot from the 3 other helmets Ive painted, the target helmet being the most recent. Ive got a new airbrush set up and plan on taking my time with this one. This will be the biggest upgrade to my SE yet. Updates will most likely be slow going but Ill post them as I make progress and take plenty of pics along the way. My biggest question now is do I mar this beautiful piece of work and add the physical damage or not? Feel free to offer any advice or words of wisdom along the way and enjoy the ride.


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    May 16, 2016, 11:49 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #2

    Got the visor mounted, just a little trim needed on the inside edges of the mandibles and the fit should be good to go.


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    May 17, 2016, 6:25 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #3

    Nice! As far as the physical damage goes. . . yes, definitely.
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    May 17, 2016, 9:10 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #4

    Get to marrin'!
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    May 17, 2016, 10:04 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #5

    Lol guess that settles it. Looks like I know what I'm doing this weekend before final sand and primer!
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    May 18, 2016, 9:39 AM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #6

    The best part of these builds is taking something new and shiny, and making is scarred and dirty. Gotta love it!!

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    Lol guess that settles it. Looks like I know what I'm doing this weekend before final sand and primer!
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    Get to marrin'!
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    May 22, 2016, 6:46 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #7

    Well I did it, I added the physical damage to bucket. I must say it was some of the most nerve racking work Ive done on a helmet. One slip of the dremel and its over lol. Here it is, from damage, to prime to metalic silver under coat. I still have to 0000 steel wool the silver layer. Then its on to sizing my stencils. That'll probably take up a good bit of time in the future, I wont be "eh, good enough"ing this one. Enjoy!

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    May 22, 2016, 7:01 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #8

    Looks great mate. You've done an excellent job applying the damage. Can't wait to see the rest of the paint up!

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    May 22, 2016, 7:05 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #9

    Excellent. The physical damage just adds another layer of authenticity to the build. You did a nice job.
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    May 22, 2016, 8:26 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #10

    I think you did a great job. Did you use a small cut off wheel on your dremel?
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    May 22, 2016, 9:02 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #11

    Pretty much. I used the same cutting wheel that I used to trim the screws I mounted my visor with. Just so happened cutting the screws ground the wheel down quite a bit. So instead of tossing it I used it to cut out the physical damage.
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    May 26, 2016, 11:12 AM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #12

    Nice job mate. Can't wait to see more of the paint job.


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    May 28, 2016, 8:23 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #13

    Well I've got many of my stencils scaled, and paints laid out. I shared my scaled stencils in a new thread. Hopefully I'll have time this weekend to start laying paint on my back panels!
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    May 30, 2016, 1:48 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #14

    Here's this weekends results, didnt get quite as far as I had hoped, but progress none the less. I got most of the back panels done, the most painstaking detail in the helmet (at least for me). Now the pics dont do it justice, the camera on my phone mixed with the bad lighting in my work room really drown out the true color and detail. Ill be sure to get some better pics out doors when Im done with the back panels. All I have to do now is find a mixture of blue green Im happy with before tracing the last of stencils and finishing the back, minus the smaller details Ill add in later. I must say I am very happy with how well I was able to resize Raff's stencils. Loving this build so far. As always, comments and pointers are welcome, and enjoy.

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    Jun 1, 2016, 9:11 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #15

    Nice layering! Are you peeling masking fluid and re-masking between each new color? I've heard if you let it sit too long it pulls more paint off than what you wanted.
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    Jun 2, 2016, 12:05 AM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #16

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    Nice layering! Are you peeling masking fluid and re-masking between each new color? I've heard if you let it sit too long it pulls more paint off than what you wanted.
    No I'm not. Just adding more each layer. Trying to save time, and sanity. Hopeful I don't bite myself in the ass when I go to peel it off in the next day or so. I just finished stenciling and masking the last of the tan/concrete areas and hope to have the dark bluish green sprayed on and done by Friday. I've got my fingers crossed. I've had good results with this masking fluid in the past. We'll see how it turns out with my next update pics.
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    Jun 2, 2016, 9:37 AM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #17

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    Jun 3, 2016, 7:41 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #18

    Oh happy days. just received my Fettinator range finder lights!

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    And here we go, main work on back panels done, just a few touch up here and there with a brush later on and the hardest is done.

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    Jun 3, 2016, 8:29 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #19

    Some closer ups

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    Jun 3, 2016, 10:22 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #20

    Nice !
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    Jun 3, 2016, 11:56 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #21

    After much scrutiny, I have decided to darken the grey areas, just a tad to light for my liking. This will be painful as I will be repainting each grey spec by hand. Pics to come when finished.
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    Jun 5, 2016, 8:49 PM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #22

    Alright, here's the end of this weekends progress, darkened the back panels. I think the darker grey areas really help the rest of the colors pop out. Also finished the lower cheek areas. Sorry but paint is still drying, will have to wait until tomorrow for the reveal. Upper cheeks will be next.

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    Jun 6, 2016, 2:13 AM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #23

    It looks way better! Keep up the great work.
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    Jun 6, 2016, 10:52 AM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #24

    Quote Armydad said: View Post
    Got the visor mounted, just a little trim needed on the inside edges of the mandibles and the fit should be good to go.


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    Is this the budget kit he offers? I am gonna pick one up myself, it looks awesome. Also I wondering what source you used to mimic the damage? Or did you just google images?
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    Jun 6, 2016, 11:24 AM - Re: Animefan Bucket build and paint #25

    Quote TheRealRyan said: View Post
    Is this the budget kit he offers? I am gonna pick one up myself, it looks awesome. Also I wondering what source you used to mimic the damage? Or did you just google images?
    Yes, this is the Animefan budget helmet kit. I'm using Raffelfets stencils, you can find here on TDH.

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