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    Sep 13, 2011, 10:27 PM - A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #1

    Here's a little trip down Nostalgia Lane for you older board members here. A Natty15d MSH1. Or just MSH for those of us old enough to remember it before the 1 was added to the moniker (thank you Fettpride for the MSH2. It's still my favorite ESB helmet). Kinda like those of us who are old enough to remember Star Wars before it was A New Hope. Anyway, I digress...Squirk has comissioned me to paint his MSH1 in an ESB paint scheme, and I will be doing a few modifications to it in the process. I will be replacing the keyslots with a more accurate resin cast that has the MQ1 molded in. I will also be reshaping the turn signals above the visor go a more screen accurate look. Here's how she looked out of the box...prep work has begun...
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    Sep 14, 2011, 10:21 AM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #2

    Wow that is a blast from the past!
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    Sep 14, 2011, 10:25 AM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #3

    Pretty nice!
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    Sep 14, 2011, 12:17 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #4

    MSH1. . .MSH1, now there's a name I haven't heard for a long time.
    A long time.
  5. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Sep 14, 2011, 1:28 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #5

    The name I do not see too much is MS/MS2/MS3, even less than MSH. It's always nice to see "A blast from the past"!
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    Sep 14, 2011, 10:40 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #6

    Well, maybe it's not a "state-of-the-art" helmet, but I don't care. I'll proudly wear and display it just the same.

    Thanks to FFO$'s for taking on the job and for starting this thread.
  7. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Sep 15, 2011, 12:23 AM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #7

    Quote KaanE said: View Post
    The name I do not see too much is MS/MS2/MS3, even less than MSH. It's always nice to see "A blast from the past"!
    Alas, my helmet was a MS2.
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    Sep 15, 2011, 7:19 AM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #8

    Quote squirk said: View Post
    Well, maybe it's not a "state-of-the-art" helmet, but I don't care. I'll proudly wear and display it just the same.

    Thanks to FFO$'s for taking on the job and for starting this thread.
    This baby is a 'CLASSIC'! You SHOULD be proud of it.
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    Sep 16, 2011, 10:08 AM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #9

    I am. Still, it makes me laugh to think that when this helmet first came out, it was the definitive helmet - one to trump any and all contenders. Nowadays, who's looking for a Natty helmet anymore? I wonder how long it will take for the GMH to become passé.....

    BTW - I cannot find my stalk or rangefinder for this thing. I know it's in my house somewhere, but I can't get a bead on it. So, to anyone who's reading this: if you know where I can get a good replacement set, please LMK.

    Regards,
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    Sep 20, 2011, 1:18 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #10

    heh, I still wear one of FP's MSH2 helmets so I'm right there with you as an old artifact.
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    Sep 20, 2011, 11:14 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #11

    A little update: Still in the prep phases. Got the turn signals reshaped, the visor cut out, the ears glued on (still have some bondo-ing to do on those) and got the replacement keyslot installed. Just realized...I have to scratchbuild a borden connector for this thing!
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    Sep 26, 2011, 6:25 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #12

    Base colors applied. Damage application in progress...
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    Sep 26, 2011, 9:58 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #13

    Me likey.
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    Oct 7, 2011, 5:35 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #14

    A little update. Damage proceeding.
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    Oct 7, 2011, 7:03 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #15

    Aside from the pics looking awesome, I just have to reiterate how great a job FFo$'s is doing in keeping me updated on the progress. A sure sign of a good guy and a quality seller.
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    Oct 20, 2011, 7:50 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #16

    Getting the 'Fjords of Norway' on the back shaped in and the U's on the RF ear painted. Also more lark grey applied to the front.
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    Oct 28, 2011, 5:26 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #17

    Here are some more progress pics. Got the cat scratch, visor area, and upper and lower cheeks done. Heading on to the ear damage...
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    Nov 7, 2011, 11:51 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #18

    Coming down the homestretch now...here's some progress pics of the dent and the back.
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    Nov 11, 2011, 9:48 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #19

    Well...she's done. Painted up in the 'As Seen In The Empire Strikes Back-ESB Scheme'. Thanks to Squirk for giving me the opportunity to paint such a classic helmet!
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    Nov 12, 2011, 12:13 AM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #20

    As always a fine piece of art. Well done bro!!!
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    Nov 12, 2011, 3:39 AM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #21

    Beautiful paint job... As always!
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    Nov 12, 2011, 5:34 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #22

    Thank's for the kind words guys!
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    Nov 12, 2011, 5:44 PM - Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up #23

    I like this one better than my Rouge Studios painted msh lid, great work, as expected.

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