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ESB Bucket step by step

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    ESB Bucket step by step

    UPDATED 9-20-05 with pics of supplies used.

    I will be posting pics of my ESB bucket as I complete it over the next few weeks. I recently won a auction for a MARROW SUN bucket painted by MARROW SUN himself. It is such a awesome helmet I doubt I will wear it. I have decided to work on my own helmet and use the MS helmet as a reference.

    for pics of my painted MS helmet check this thread

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=9113



    so here we go.

    1. pics below show my helmet after dremel work has been completed

    2. Bondo has been applied to rough areas and sanded

    2. grey primer has been applied

    3. finally I sanded it with 320 grit paper to make it extra smooth
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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    silver coat. Testers Chrome was used
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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    I painted the bucket with Panzer Olive Green. I actually thought about using masking fluid for the battle damage but decided not to at the last minute.
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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    Looks nice man.
    Sell it to me?!

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    Looking good I can't wait to get one, but why did you decide not to use the masking fluid.

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    deadland said:
    Looking good I can't wait to get one, but why did you decide not to use the masking fluid.
    since this is my first helmet I wanted to play it safe and just paint everything. I was worried the masking fluid would cause me problems.

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    I got all of the base coats of paint done.

    colors used:

    1. Panzer Olive green for the dome and cheeks
    2. Boxcar red for mandibles
    3. Euro Dark Green for back of helmet
    4. PRR Brunswick green for inside of cheeks
    5. panzer dark yellow for rangfinder ear

    I used an airbrush for the dome and cheeks and mandibles.

    I did experience paint that peeled when I removed the tape so I had to paint part of it by hand.

    It seems the paint peels pretty easy because of the Testors Chrome I used as a base
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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    And you said you had no skills! What helmet version is that?

    You may be already aware of this, but you'll have to paint the edge of the visor area again once you cut it out. I know alot of people leave that area uncut for stability concerns while painting. I made the cut before doing ANY painting, and braced it from the inside with a small piece of spare plastic and some JB Weld. Just a thought, to each his own, etc...

    It looks like you nailed the colors, too. Way to go! Keep us updated.

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    & which colors did you use?
    Are those "rogue's"?

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    wha nice colours dude!

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    batninja said:
    And you said you had no skills! What helmet version is that?

    You may be already aware of this, but you'll have to paint the edge of the visor area again once you cut it out. I know alot of people leave that area uncut for stability concerns while painting. I made the cut before doing ANY painting, and braced it from the inside with a small piece of spare plastic and some JB Weld. Just a thought, to each his own, etc...

    It looks like you nailed the colors, too. Way to go! Keep us updated.
    Eric...you were right....I had no idea how much fun it would be to make my own helmet.

    not sure which helmet it is. I got it from Kevin H.
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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    OK you guys are going to love this. Battle damage time. I found a weird way to create some of the damage. I actually tried using a knife to scrape some of the paint off to reveal the silver chrome. Not only did it work great but it gave it a real authentic look to the damage.
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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    you are quite correct, that looks very realistic with the way you are revealing the orignal testors chrome instead of puttign extra paint layers on again

    looking good so far, keep up the good work

    -=QuinN!

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    looks cool!
    but won't you scrape off the chrome at certain spots aswell?

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    R_boba_fett said:
    looks cool!
    but won't you scrape off the chrome at certain spots aswell?
    yes but I have silver paint to touch it up with

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    DarthMiller said:
    I actually tried using a knife to scrape some of the paint off to reveal the silver chrome. Not only did it work great but it gave it a real authentic look to the damage.
    Yeah, I did this to mine. I have always thought that the helmet woul dbe FAR from smooth. All the damage to mine is just that, true damage, so, kudos to you for doing that. Nothing beats true, REAL damage.

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    more battle damage.

    also note that I did cut out the visor before I painted it.
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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    looks really good.

    keep it up

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    Wow man, I have no idea why you bought a painted helmet . That looks awesome!! Keep up the good work!!

    -Tony Vida; TK 3204; Austin, Tx

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    Looking real good


    Take it slow and easy and you are going to have a bucket comparable to the one you purchased.


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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    keep going!

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    Nice job, keep posting.........

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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    more battle damage pics

    I used SP Lark Dark Gray on the mandibles around scratches and PRR Maroon.
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    Re: ESB Bucket step by step

    got the ear pieces done and attached with JB weld
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