FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR

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    FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR

    Heya brothers and sisters,

    here´s another paintjob I started after salamanderking´s helmet is ready now.
    This one will be an ESB too, as collector goes for a SE.


    Step 1 - Cut out the visor and drilled the holes for the ears

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    Step 2 - Base lightgrey/white, then silver

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    Step 3 - Dark grey cheeks and dome, lighter grey on Mandibles and trim

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    Step 4 - Purple on Mandibles and trim

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    The grey looks a bit too light but I took the pictures with flash so it lightened up a bit. :-)
    Now on to the red layer!


    Step 5 - Red Mandibles and trim

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    Just a quick shot because I am already doing the next step.
    The red is on and just needs some rubbing with wire wool #0000 to tone down a bit.


    Step 6 - Backpanels Creme & Green, dome and lower cheeks green

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    The backpanels are painted and the green layer on dome and lower cheeks is on too.
    No weathering yet, but that will follow very soon and will change the overall look a lot!
    Next step will be the black on the upper cheeks.


    Step 7 - Black on the upper cheeks

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    I am always surprised how much the black sprayed upper cheeks do change the look of the entire helmet. The visor is the original, just taped in for a better look.

    Next step is painting the ears and connecting them using the but & bolt technique as usual.


    Best,
    Manuel
    Last edited by mmgraphics; Jun 28, 2010 at 8:11 AM.

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    Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR

    What is the visor made out of?

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    Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR

    It´s the visor FP delivers with the premium helmet. It´s just still protected with the blue paper. ;-) I inserted it for the photos.

    Cheers,
    Manuel

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    Looks like a good start Thanks for opening this thread Manuel.

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    Any update from the project

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    Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR

    Yes, there definately is bro!

    After primer was on, I put on the first initial layer of lightgrey/white for the detail scratches that are shown between the silver. Pics will be online today!

    The next layer was silver. It´s on aswell.

    Right now I am painting on all the masking fluid for the silver scratches. That´s by far the most work. You need to be careful to position everything the correct way and to keep the right distances and scales for all of the silver scratches and damages.

    Pictures will come today, promised!

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    Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR

    UPDATE #1 ... new pictures!

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    Great progress

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    UPDATE #1, purple is on.

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    Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR

    And the next short update in post #1. Red is on.

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    nice work Manuel!!

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    Great progress

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    Any updates?

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    Bump for this thread

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    Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR

    The long awaited update for this thread! I am back on track for the paintjob again! phewww... work life sometimes is hard and unforgiving for any hobby ...

    Best,
    Manuel

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    It looks excellent so far Manuel. Thanks for update and painting this great helmet for me

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    Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR

    Bro where have you been? Don't you love how work tends to get in the way of things!! Looks great as always bro keep up the outstanding work.

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    Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR

    Hey deadland, thanks for the kind words! usually work doesn´t get into my way too much, there is always enough space left for me, but last month was hell. :-)

    Several things are still to be done (e.g. the remotes!) and I am on the way now to things sorted! And now, off to the cellar again to keep painting the helmet.

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    Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR

    AWESOME MANUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations brother!!!!!!!!!!

    Leo

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