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    Don post 95 Repaint

    Hey guys, Just got a few progress pics to show off. So far, i've applied my first light coat of primer to get me started.

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    Looking good mate, SEE it wasnt that hard to apply the spray paint,

    How hard is it to take of that ear cap? If you want I can give you an acurate one
    Id sugest you use some epoxy filler to go over the Don Post stamp

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    It's pretty easy to take off that ear cap. And that would be nice if you could include an extra ear cap And with the don post stuff, i'm gonna paint it with some gold stuff

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    Ill send you the ear cap soon , you will need it and it will make a big difrence,
    I really think you should get some spray paints at least the main colours , you can just brush the silver and grey on ,
    it will make all the difference

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    yeah, i'll get a Green and red tomorro in the morning, they cost like $5 for a 250g can of spray paint

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    I think I will repaint my own '95 DP... Great start bud, just a tip, sand the visor area.

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    I will, Just gotta go to Mitre 10 and get some sand paper, what would be the best for that kind of job?

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    Re: Don post 95 Repaint

    Update: Just sprayed on some silver as the base coat




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    Is it me or you have modified the DP? I have one of those and yours looks more accurate? Maybe it's the paint?

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    I noticed that to, its got a good shape (for a DP that is)I dont know if sand paper will really do the trick Id say use an exacto knife and some needle files , you can get some from a $2 shop,
    Whats the mesurments of the ear cap, Ill see if Ive got one that fits ands ill send it up to you

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    The DP ear cap is the same as the MH, it looks he (Sgt.) casted the DP Rangefinder and Ear.

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    Re: Don post 95 Repaint

    I've made no modifications to the don post, i'm lucky . And the measurements for the ear cap are:

    Height: roughly 7cm from the top round edge to the bottom triangle thing
    Width (side view): 4cm
    Width (front view) 1.1 cm measured from bottom of cap.

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    Re: Don post 95 Repaint

    Just thinking about what helmet is clearly the easiest to paint up. Because I don't want to try at something out of my skill range (i'm a major noob painter ha ha ha)

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    Do you mean whay style? Id say for your first go ESB ,all the colours arejust flat colour over colour no misting and blendingand you can
    use the stencils but now Rafel has done stencils for PP2 you may want to try that, you dont need to do all the misting and blending on your first go just do flat clours,
    Have you got some masking fluid , youl need it

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    masking fluid? what does that do? is that the masking tape stuff? if so..yes I have some

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    Re: Don post 95 Repaint

    No what Jinto is talking about is this stuff Buy GRAFIX Incredible White Mask Liquid Frisket | Online Discount Art Supply Store it will help in getting that fine detailing that you need between each color layer Unless you plan to go the topical route.

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    What does it do exactly? Can't I just spray paint it in the normal "clean" boba style, then cut out stencils for the main scratches (then sparay). And then paint in the smaller scratches?

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    Looking good so far. The reason that your DP helmet looks better than most is because the '95 DP was a good year for that helmet. They look the best. As far as the masking fluid. You apply it over the silver kinda ike a stencil (where ever you want the silver damage to show through the green). Then you spray your second layer, then peel away the masking fluid. You can also use toothpaste or mustard if you're in a pinch... So you going with ROTJ or ESB?

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    I'm not sure yet..But Jinto says that the ESB is the easiest...so i'll more than likely stick to that

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    Re: Don post 95 Repaint

    These are the spray paints i've used so far:



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    Spray enamels, should work great for layered method

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    The good old exports I know them well, but for colours stick to quality paints, those are good for primer and silver and mabey matt white but thats it

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    Re: Don post 95 Repaint

    Yeah, correct on the field gray, I know that much

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    Any painting tips for those scratches, and earpieces?

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