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Another MS3 helmt progress thread

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    Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    Greetings all. I just got my bucket in the mail yesterday! (MS3 #12) I can't stop drooling over it! It looks so beautiful. The attention to detail is astounding!

    So, now that I have that, I thought it only proper to give you all a thread marking the progress of the bucket. Since I just got it last night, and I was in a pretty rotten mood (thanks to work) I didn't bother working on it. I didn't want to risk taking a chance and making a mistake, that would have put me in an even worse mood!

    However, I did manage to snap off a few "Raw" pictures and will post them tomorrow!

    As I said the attention to detail is amazing. I thought one of the things I would have to do is drill out the keyholes in the back of the helmet so I could buy an MQ1 circuit board to put in, but no! MS has it already molded in! Even the little round "beauty mark" on the left side is a separate piece!!!

    This is an excellent helmet. I will wear it with pride and honor!
    THANK YOU MS!!! 8) :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup


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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    Cool!
    Now of course we will expect it to be fully painted by the day after tomorrow!


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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    You want me to do what? Holy schnikes, are you looking for me to have a heart attack here? hehe...
    I can tell you it won't happen. Weather is supposed to suck big time here and I don't have any place to paint EXCEPT outside!!!

    superjedi said:
    Cool!
    Now of course we will expect it to be fully painted by the day after tomorrow!


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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    Is Marrow numbering these helmets. Might not be a bad idea to keep track of and stop recasting.

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    Excalibur said:
    Is Marrow numbering these helmets. Might not be a bad idea to keep track of and stop recasting.
    He Does...

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    yeah...he's a pretty smart guy.

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    <---<<< Just recieved MS3 #7

    I can honestly say that I've never ever seen a casted piece with such clean, sharp details, not a hole or bubble anywhere, smooth sharp details such as the forhead arrows, brow, dent, and earcap sockets MS has certainly put his time in and it shows

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    yes... super detail... cant wait to get started on mine... #3

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    #8....just started a couple of days ago

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    I seemed to recall mentioning that I would post images of my MS3 on Friday! No, that wasn't an early April Fool's joke on the board...
    In all my infinate stupidity, I rushed out of the house without my camera, and consequently, no memory cards to upload the photos from! However, I have brought the camera with me today, uploaded the images to my machine, and now, wish to show you... my, as of yet untouched, MS3 ESB helmet!

    (Insert cheesy unvailing music!)

    Look at it, isn't it a thing of beauty. Sure, it's not painted, but think of it like this... it's a blank canvas, waiting for a master artist, or in my case, a completely clueless fan, to make it into a masterpiece!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails fett-bucket1-jpg   fett-bucket2-jpg   fett-bucket3-jpg  


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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    I have #5. Is it me or does the fiberglass smell great or what?

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    Ah, yes... the smell of fiberglass and resin...
    shudders... it's quite intoxicating!

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    Oooohhhh!
    Very nice!

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    asok said:
    I have #5. Is it me or does the fiberglass smell great or what?
    It must be you! It smells like an old locker room IMO. uke

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    asok said:
    I have #5. Is it me or does the fiberglass smell great or what?
    it's just you.



    it smelled REALLY bad when i was cutting out the visor.

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    Awesome! Mine is due in the post this week (I had to have it shipped to a mate in America who then sent it over to me as MS doesn't ship here). Cost me a wee bit more but I have faith it'll be worth it. Can't wait!

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    Ok, it's been a while since I lost posted on the progress. I could say a lot about what has happened... but a lot of it rests on the fact that I am a lazy guy!

    Ok, so it's been raining, had a few things going on here and there... but I am also VERY lazy and just needed to get off my duff and start work.

    So, I have cut out the T-Visor of the bucket and sanded all the parts down, getting them ready for paint. I have to tell you that I was really shaking when it came to cutting out the visor. I was so scared that I would do something stupid to knick or cut into an area I didn't want!

    So, I spent Monday sanding and stuff. I know, it's not painted or anything like that.. and many may see this as a small step, but for someone like me, this is actually a big step.

    Anyway, here's the latest... including a very early test fit of the helmet.
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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    So in more then a month you trimmed the visor? Well it's progress, it's not good or fast progress but at least it's progress.

    Just to put things in prospective for you I took a raw cast clone trooper helmet and in three days finnished it. (trimmed out visor, teeth and neck, sanded it all down, primered, sanded, painted white, painted colored stripe, and painted all the other details, installed visor and mouth screen.) All in 3 days.

    Moral of this story..... Get to work !!


    By the way I am just giving you a hard time, it's all in good fun.

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    Lol, what can I say... I am lazy.

    Also doesn't help when I have like 5 million things going on at once. I'm not only doing the helmet, but the sidearm, blaster, shin tools, etc.

    I promise, I'll get cracking on this helmet in earnest soon. Just need to set a weekend aside and start in on it!!!

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    Another step down.
    I started laying down the silver base coat! I don't have picture yet... but I'll try to snap a few off tonight!

    I used Krylon Fusion Nickle Shimmer, and I think I'll hit it with a bit of Rustoleum silver to give it that metalic look. Right now, I am happy with the results. I also took the time to shoot the all the part of the helmet as well as the barrel of the sidearm and even the shin tools.

    Again, I'll try to remember to get pictures tonight!

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    First, I apologize for the double post. However, I have pictures of my progress that I wanted to share with you.

    As you can see in the images, I now have the silver base coat on the bucket. I used Krylon Fusion and then hit it with Rustoleum Silver Metalic

    I think it came out pretty good. I did notice a run line on the back which I'll lightly sand and deal with as I go on.

    comments/critiques are appriciated.
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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    Well, I have some progress to report. I've started making off the areas for the silver to show through. No pictures as of yet... but I am doing this completely freehand. I have been looking at a lot of reference shots of different helmets as well as making a few custom "splotches" here and there. In the end, it's going to be my interpretation of Boba.

    As soon as I get more work done, I'll post pictures... so please stay tuned.

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    cool, keep us posted, I love these bucket progress threads.

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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    Well, as promised, another update.

    I've started the process of making and painting. I just laid down the dark gray layer last night and then started to mask it off. The images attached are when I remembered to take pictures.

    The Gray is the Lark Dark Gray that was reccommended by Rogue Studios' post. The other blue/white material is liquid masking film. I'm not using any templates or stencils on this. Instead I am going completely by eye, and putting marks close to what I see and what I think looks good!

    I finished masking everything off last night and plan to hit the helmet with some more paint (either the maroon for the band and mandibles or earth for the back.

    More images will come as I progress on this helmet. So far, I am liking how it's looking, but until it's completely painted, I won't be able to make a full opinion of my skills. Sure, it may not be 100% screen accurate, or look as good as many of your helmet's here.... but I do have to say that I am rather proud that I am even attempting to do this!
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    Re: Another MS3 helmt progress thread

    did you not mask the silver off first before laying down the grey?

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