A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

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    A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    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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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    Wow that is a blast from the past!

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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    Pretty nice!

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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    MSH1. . .MSH1, now there's a name I haven't heard for a long time.
    A long time.

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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    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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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    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.

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    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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    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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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    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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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    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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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    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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    Base colors applied. Damage application in progress...
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    Me likey.

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    A little update. Damage proceeding.
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    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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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    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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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    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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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    Coming down the homestretch now...here's some progress pics of the dent and the back.
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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    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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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    As always a fine piece of art. Well done bro!!!

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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    Beautiful paint job... As always!

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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

    Thank's for the kind words guys!

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    Re: A Blast From The Past! Squirk's MSH1 Mod and Paint Up

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

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