First Helmet Painted

  1. #1
    hellopike's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2006
    From
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    410

    First Helmet Painted

    Hey everybody- the other day I finished my first helmet paint job. It was a Don Post 1996 done in the Pre-Production version 2 style. I say style because I know some of the details aren't entirely accurate. But I'll show you what I got so you can judge wether its ok or not:

    Pic #1 How I got the helmet-


    Initially it was a custom started by someone else. This was how I got it.


    Pics 2-6, Work in Progress:












    This thing had like 3 layers of paint and marker on it. after sanding and bondo though, it started shaping up.

    Pics 7-10 Finished (mostly)









    So here it is, nearly done. I plan on changing the right earcap to something more accurate, and I may refinish the stalk a bit. But other than that its about done. It was done with spray paint for the base using the mustard method and topical method for damage about a 50/50 split. I find that I don't really like the mustard method and I think I'll be going topical from now on. The mandibles, the cheeks, back, and killstripe were all painted with acryllics by hand. Like I said, its in the style of Pre-pro2 but not 100%.
    The next one will probably be all painted by hand, mainly because I personally feel I have more control over the whole thing.

    So what do you think sirs?

    Phil

  2. #2

    Re: First Helmet Painted



    Just kidding! Looking pretty good there!

  3. #3
    WhiteWulf's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2006
    From
    Southampton, England
    Posts
    180

    Re: First Helmet Painted

    great job man!

    -wulfie

  4. #4
    AFettFullofDollars's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2004
    From
    Corbin, Ky
    Posts
    1,149

    Re: First Helmet Painted

    That IS looking nice! I've got a DP '96 that I'm itchin' to do up in a Prepro Version 2.

  5. #5
    drokkul's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2006
    From
    Richmond, KY
    Posts
    987

    Re: First Helmet Painted

    I think it's funny how your Fett helmet is sitting on top of an envelope marked urgent.

    It's good to see you have your priorities correct

    Great work on the helmet!

  6. #6
    Jango_Fett_Jr's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2002
    From
    St. Catharines, ON
    Posts
    1,957

    Re: First Helmet Painted

    motorfish said: View Post


    Just kidding! Looking pretty good there!

    Oh my word, that just killed me!

  7. #7
    CombatBaby's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2005
    From
    The miserable mill
    Posts
    2,325

    Re: First Helmet Painted

    those first pics looks like a skin disease. you've done a very nice job of cleaning it up.

    keep it up

    -=QuinN!

  8. #8
    NikNak_aka's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2006
    From
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    532

    Re: First Helmet Painted

    Great job cleaning it up. Nice work on the paint job as well.

  9. #9
    hellopike's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2006
    From
    Philadelphia PA
    Posts
    410

    Re: First Helmet Painted

    Thanks for the kind words guys. I had fun with this, and it was a learning experience to say the least. I know what to do and what not to do now. Hopefully the next will be better then the last- well I know it will be just because I'll be starting with a much much nicer helmet. Also BTW, in the completed helmet I replaced the borden connector- its not too noticable, is it? And the damage came out looking ok, right? It's been awhile since I weathered anything really, and like a said the mandibles were all topical.

    thanks

    Phil

Similar Threads

  1. Showoff: The first ESB helmet I have painted.
    By Predatormv in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: Dec 10, 2008, 3:29 PM
  2. my first painted helmet
    By curtis in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Sep 5, 2007, 7:39 AM
  3. painted my helmet
    By ManjiBR in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Jul 8, 2007, 5:32 AM
  4. TF Helmet Painted by hellopike
    By hellopike in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Mar 18, 2007, 5:24 PM
  5. need helmet painted
    By vaders right hand in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Feb 5, 2007, 11:27 AM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •