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  1. Altann's Avatar
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    Jun 18, 2012, 5:21 AM - Dumb Question from a noob #1

    Hey guys,

    I just started my ROTJ build with the helm. I was able to get my hands on a FP helm and I am about to start the paint job but I have one thing that confuses me. I have looked at numerous photos of the helm and my question is the back keyhole area with the circuit board supposed to be the red color or a silver metallic color? I have seen photos of ROTJ helms and some are red and some are silver. Thanks!
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    Jun 18, 2012, 5:42 AM - Re: Dumb Question from a noob #2

    The ROTJ helmet has Silver key hole at the back
    helmet-back-jpg
    Cant remember what exhibit this came from MOM I think
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    Jun 18, 2012, 6:05 AM - Re: Dumb Question from a noob #3

    Altann said: View Post
    Hey guys,

    I just started my ROTJ build with the helm. I was able to get my hands on a FP helm and I am about to start the paint job but I have one thing that confuses me. I have looked at numerous photos of the helm and my question is the back keyhole area with the circuit board supposed to be the red color or a silver metallic color? I have seen photos of ROTJ helms and some are red and some are silver. Thanks!
    You are right... and you are right!

    The rear keyhole is metallic silver with a slight misted red on top, then some fine scratches added (maybe a metal brush, sandpaper or something similar?) to complete that area.

    All the helmets painted by Sandy has that misted red on the rear keyhole: the Pre-Pro #2 has less red, the ROTJ Hero has some visible red spots, while the Sandy is over saturated with red:

    sandy-helmets-keyhole-color-jpg
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    Jun 18, 2012, 6:36 AM - Re: Dumb Question from a noob #4

    Yup, Raf is spot on once again - as ive been studying the ROTJ myself at the minute, there are definately some light misted red spots, particularly in the middle of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th keyhole. If however, you are looking at it from a more basic perspective, the ROTJ has silver keyhole panel, while its the ESB version that has the red. Very differrent paint ups all round :-)
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    Jun 18, 2012, 7:21 AM - Re: Dumb Question from a noob #5

    Thanks guys!

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