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ESB Helmet Progress

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    ESB Helmet COMPLETED

    **** UPDATE JULY 22nd **** PICTURES ADDED BELOW

    Well I'm finally done to the point where I'm happy and can quit messing around with details. Everytime I do one of these babies I swear I'll never do it again... then of course I have to try to better myself. Its not Fett Pride good but I'm content and infact the helmet and it's colours look much better in real life then in the pics. Oh yeah and check out the interior boys and girls
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    Last edited by MARROW SUN; Jul 25, 2005 at 7:44 PM.

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    Great work as always, hard to believe you're cranking it out so fast!
    I can't really tell from the photos, but what is it about the earpieces that is different then usual?

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    The Rf earcap was remade with a more proportional triangle shaped bottom, hard to tell from the pic I used. Also I have used a three piece earcap design that is bolted to the helmet. The outer earcap section uses countersunk magnets for accessability. The left side earcap has been reshaped and lengthend.

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    WOW!

    Very Nice!

    Is is MH or MH2?

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    One word:

    A real beauty.

    (Oups that's three.)

    Cheers

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    You make me drool with every helmet you paint man!
    I still owe you for the suprise in my luggage!
    But if you were to send me a fully painted ESB helmet I might forget about it!

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    WoW! MARROW SUN that is one sweet looking helmet! Excellent work as always. Can't wait to see the final pics.

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    Really nice helmet!!! You are really doing a good job with your painting!!! You must have so much patience!!!!

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    Looks fantastic man!!! I don't envy you doing an ESB paintjob Those things are killer on ones patience,but sooo worth it in the long run.

    Steve

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    Very nice job!!!
    I have a question for you..... How do you paint on the tiny little thin scratches ? I have tried a needle and they came out so-so. Yours are awesome!! Any help would be great.

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    Some of the scratches are applied with a liner brush but most are scratched in with a needle. Scratch lightly to bring out the silver paint or scratch hard to get down to the base color.

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    Thanks!!!

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    Hey J, that is Looking pretty sweet....I Like the ones in the backround too...

    This is your MS2 right??

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    Spideyfett said:
    This is your MS2 right??
    Thanks Alex, the helmet is just a regular MS bucket. I ground off the earcap assembly and bolted in a three piece earcap.

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    MARROW SUN said:
    Thanks Alex, the helmet is just a regular MS bucket. I ground off the earcap assembly and bolted in a three piece earcap.
    AHHHH YES!...:thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

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    Post some pics with the visor already J........!!!!8)

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    HOLY master paint JOB Batman... that is awesome!

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    awsome

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    WOW

    Hmmm. I don't see any room left on your shelf . You might have to give that helmet to me. JK.

    Looks great.


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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    J,
    So with the ear caps, in a word...why? I'm sitting here studying my own M_S1 (still in kit form), the earcaps, and all my reference material. I can understand your desire for a three-piece right ear, but what's up with the reshaping and lengthening? Maybe I'm not seein' it, but it looks darn close to me, both in the pics and right in my hands. I've even broken out a ruler and I'm stumped.

    ...looks great! Raising the bar again, huh? :thumbup

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    UPDATE *** JULY 18th ***

    Well I never had a chance to get any work done on the weekend but I had a few hours today. Today was both positive and negative. I made some pretty huge errors today and I've had to apply some fresh POG in places and I'll have to redo the weathering in many places . There was a major catastrophy with one of my paints. Anyways at this point the visor is in as well the MQ-1 and the RF post and 3 piece RF. The color is a bit wonky in some of the shots but enjoy and more to come in the next few days after I'm totally done weathering and installing the interior.
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    Outstanding Paint and weathering.

    :thumbup :thumbup


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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    hey, how did you get your helmet to look dull, and dusty? i love your helmet...keep up the great work.

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    My MQ-1 won't fit because my head is too big! But yea, looking amazing! Same question, how do you do that dulling effect?

    Frank

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    Re: ESB Helmet Progress

    MARROW SUN said:
    Thanks Alex, the helmet is just a regular MS bucket. I ground off the earcap assembly and bolted in a three piece earcap.
    I told you it would work!!

    thats an awsome collection you got. and an EXCELENT paint job on that bucket.:thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

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