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    Nov 20, 2013, 1:43 AM - ESB GMH #1

    Hi all, just got my GMH in the mail today from Woodman (thanks again, hope you're feeling better!)

    Very nervous on getting started on it. Placed an order for some maskol off of ebay tonight and I'm working on getting my printer hooked up so I can print out some templates.

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    Nov 20, 2013, 11:20 AM - Re: ESB GMH #2

    What size screws will I need to attach the ears, and what kind? Also for as far as the attachment goes?

    Where can I find a paint list? I don't see a sticky for it. I'm based in the US if that would help with know what my options on purchasing locations go

    Hoping to have at least the visor cut out tonight.


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    Nov 20, 2013, 11:49 AM - Re: ESB GMH #3

    your gonna need to fill the Prepro damage and add ESB damage...I would do that before cutting the visor...
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    Nov 20, 2013, 12:09 PM - Re: ESB GMH #4

    I know SuperJedi detailed his bolt/ nut setup in one of his paint threads, it's in post #21.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/s...gmh-pp2-45496/


    For paints, it depends if you are using an airbrush or spraypaint.

    For Spraypaint:http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/a...llenged-11819/
    For Airbrush: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/o...int-job-30707/

    These, in fact, are stickied in this thread: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/b...threads-48236/
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    Nov 20, 2013, 12:15 PM - Re: ESB GMH #5

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    your gonna need to fill the Prepro damage and add ESB damage...I would do that before cutting the visor...
    Would regular hobby putty be good? The squadron milliput I think it's called? I was hoping to leave the mandible damage because it adds a lot of character to the helmet in my opinion, I know a lot of purists are probably cringing at that statement (as I have when something similar was said about Stormtrooper Helmets).

    Quote BobaFiend said: View Post
    I know SuperJedi detailed his bolt/ nut setup in one of his paint threads, it's in post #21.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/s...gmh-pp2-45496/


    For paints, it depends if you are using an airbrush or spraypaint.

    For Spraypaint:http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/a...llenged-11819/
    For Airbrush: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/o...int-job-30707/

    These, in fact, are stickied in this thread: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/b...threads-48236/
    I'm going the airbrush route! I shouldn't have any problems running enamels through an Iwata Eclipse HP-CS will I? I've only thrown Tamiya Acrylics into it.

    Figures I didn't find those threads though, I was looking for a sticky specifically for those, not a stick with the threads IN it. Thanks very much!

    Also, I just got done giving the helmet a nice bath with dish soap and a steel wool .0000 rub down.
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    Nov 20, 2013, 1:40 PM - Re: ESB GMH #6

    I used the squadron putty. Worked great! Spread it on, let it dry, and sand it down!


    -Kevin
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    Nov 20, 2013, 2:27 PM - Re: ESB GMH #7

    Quote catbread said: View Post
    Would regular hobby putty be good? The squadron milliput I think it's called? I was hoping to leave the mandible damage because it adds a lot of character to the helmet in my opinion, I know a lot of purists are probably cringing at that statement (as I have when something similar was said about Stormtrooper Helmets).


    I'm going the airbrush route! I shouldn't have any problems running enamels through an Iwata Eclipse HP-CS will I? I've only thrown Tamiya Acrylics into it.

    Figures I didn't find those threads though, I was looking for a sticky specifically for those, not a stick with the threads IN it. Thanks very much!

    Also, I just got done giving the helmet a nice bath with dish soap and a steel wool .0000 rub down.
    Ive seen people leave the dmg..but you end up painting in areas with that damage there...so it looks weird....I use tamiya putty...and then add the ESB dmg....
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    Nov 23, 2013, 8:16 PM - Re: ESB GMH #8

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    Okay, got my putty in the mail today. Started to putty the damage. Does it look alright? I realize I still have to sand it out.

    I was afraid that the little bit that got inside the dent would soften the details. Should be cutting out the visor tomorrow after I pick up a new dremel. Old one is defunct and I can't change the bits out.
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    Nov 24, 2013, 9:23 AM - Re: ESB GMH #9

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    Sanded the putty this morning, lightly sprayed with with Mr. Surfacer 1200 Hobby Primer (this stuff is seriously awesome, I use it a lot on my model kits) to see if there were any imperfections in the putty spots. There was one where the putty was a little porous but nothing that will show after painting.
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    Nov 24, 2013, 9:51 AM - Re: ESB GMH #10

    The mandible damage also needs to be puttied and redone. That GMH damage is PP3 damage and not ESB. Look under the stickies for Rafals paint and damage stencils. It will show you the ESB damage. also, I just puttied my GMH as ESB and you can see helpful pics under my thread (ASOK CC GMH in ESB for Longhammer).
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    Nov 24, 2013, 12:27 PM - Re: ESB GMH #11

    Quote LongHammer said: View Post
    The mandible damage also needs to be puttied and redone. That GMH damage is PP3 damage and not ESB. Look under the stickies for Rafals paint and damage stencils. It will show you the ESB damage. also, I just puttied my GMH as ESB and you can see helpful pics under my thread (ASOK CC GMH in ESB for Longhammer).
    You are correct, and I know sometimes it's so confusing with all the Pre-Pro numbers, but in this case we are talking about the Pre-Pro #2 physical damages. The Pre-Pro #1, the Pre-Pro #3 and the ESB shares almost the same physical scratches. And yes, the image regarding those scratches is at the end of the first post in this thread ==> Boba Fett ESB Helmet Stencils
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    Nov 24, 2013, 12:28 PM - Re: ESB GMH #12

    Thanks Raf, I meant to type pp2, but I messed up! Haha.


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    Nov 24, 2013, 8:14 PM - Re: ESB GMH #13

    Reluctantly I've filled the PP2 damage. A little more excited now, though, that I've seen the image making it easier to replicate the ESB damage. Thanks RafalFett!

    Also, I was wondering if someone could help me find a link to a particular brush. I was on the forums browsing one day and saw one recommended for applying masking fluid, other than using a toothpick. I think it was a hard rubber brush, but I can't find the link or the thread in my history.
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    Nov 25, 2013, 10:34 AM - Re: ESB GMH #14

    Theyre not brushes per say but paint shapers....good that and youl find em...amazon sells em too
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    Nov 25, 2013, 10:47 AM - Re: ESB GMH #15

    Thanks F4R


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    Nov 26, 2013, 6:22 PM - Re: ESB GMH #16

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    Got the visor cut out tonight, then gave it a quick rinse to remove the dust. It's a little rough though, I have a file that I'm using to shave it down a little and clean it up, but I'm not getting anywhere with how thick this helmet is. Any tips? Sanding Drum on a dremel?
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    Nov 26, 2013, 6:31 PM - Re: ESB GMH #17

    I used an aggressive coarse file and a dremel with a sanding disk (easier in the tight areas then a wheel. Also, cutting wheels work great as sanding tools as well. But overall I mostly used a small hacksaw blade, and a variety of files. Coarse to get it close and then jewelers files (bought all the above at Home Depot).


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    Nov 26, 2013, 6:35 PM - Re: ESB GMH #18

    Thanks for all your tips, Kev!
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    Nov 26, 2013, 6:43 PM - Re: ESB GMH #19

    Sure! Once I cut out the visor I went to hand tools. Too easy to make a mistake and pay for it in time and work making it longer than hand tools in the first place.


    -Kevin
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    Nov 27, 2013, 3:15 PM - Re: ESB GMH #20

    The gel-coat, I believe it is, is very thick on this helmet. I'm not exactly sure how much I need to sand down on my helmet.
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    Nov 27, 2013, 4:07 PM - Re: ESB GMH #21

    I didn't sand any down. The gel coat helps keep it strong and warp free. It is also very thick at the edge where the mandibles meet the edges of the visor. This helps prevent cracks from forming like on the original (my helmet cracked there anyways in the cold cast). I wouldn't change the thickness except where needed....
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    Nov 30, 2013, 9:02 PM - Re: ESB GMH #22

    I did some measuring, I think this is the right size T-Visor I'm looking for. Can anyone confirm?

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    Dec 1, 2013, 2:38 PM - Re: ESB GMH #23

    Quote catbread said: View Post
    I did some measuring, I think this is the right size T-Visor I'm looking for. Can anyone confirm?

    Extended T-Visor -
    The helmet size of the GMH is the same as any helmet called a "mystery helmet."
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    Dec 1, 2013, 2:45 PM - Re: ESB GMH #24

    Awesome thanks! Is that where you got your visor?

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    Dec 3, 2013, 7:05 PM - Re: ESB GMH #25

    Maskol came in the mail today, now the paint search begins!

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