Had to leave the nest for a bit to help my mother in her office, so I took nighthawks armor and RB's helmet with me to work on.
Threw down the custom RLM look alike mix.
Silver, I still prefer diamond dust from Testors, will be trying a tamiya alternative soon though as lacquer is kind of a butt to work with.
Masking the entire helmet getting ready for the grey layer... I like to do this all at once for convenience. I can work on the rest of the helmet while the rear panels dry .
A family picture! I was planning on fixing up that helmet on the far right, the rear panels cracked off when it fell off the table, but the owner who is a member here opted to finish them himself, I don't blame him! I got bogged down with life stuff along with the commissions I got in. So! He asked if I could just do some detailing before I sent it back:
Did the tape residue (which look smeary towards the blurry rear, but they aren't ) under the kill stripes along with the chalk marks (not pictured), don't have a pic of the carbon residue on the bottom of the cheeks, but they'll be there!
impressive work, I'll need to make note of any future work needed!
Great job until this time.
Alex rules y'all!
I miss having a cool bachelor pad where I could paint helmets in the friggin living room! Someday....
That is the shiniest silver I've seen. Diamond dust? I like it.
Ok, just a sneak peak at the helmet for now until I get the red on. The green looks FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANTASTIC. Like I said, it's a new green mix. It retains it's greenness in daylight a lot better than my personal GMH does. And in the dark it's still dim with that minty dull hue that the original prop has. I can't wait to see the contrast with it!
Yeah that green contrasted with the black looks sick. If I were making a custom Mando helmet that looks bad to the bone as is!
Thanks L3F! My son is learning to read and can NOT STOP asking for me to read "The Cat in the Hat" with him. Ha
Anyways, a brief update here for you folks.
Nice work man.
Dude, looks great.
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Great work, that dome green looks spot on!
Thanks guys! Yeah I was pretty chuffed with how my new green came out. Forgot EXACTLY what paints I used for it lol; Luckily I mixed up enough for another lid.
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