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    Apr 8, 2010, 2:11 AM - FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #1

    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

    base_01-jpgbase_02-jpgbase_03-jpgbase_04-jpg


    Step 2 - Base lightgrey/white, then silver

    silver_white_01-jpgsilver_white_02-jpgsilver_white_03-jpgsilver_white_04-jpgsilver_white_05-jpg


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

    dark_grey_01-jpgdark_grey_02-jpgdark_grey_03-jpgdark_grey_04-jpgdark_grey_05-jpg


    Step 4 - Purple on Mandibles and trim

    purple_01-jpgpurple_02-jpgpurple_03-jpgpurple_04-jpg
    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

    red_01-jpg
    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

    backpanels_and_green_01-jpgbackpanels_and_green_02-jpgbackpanels_and_green_03-jpgbackpanels_and_green_04-jpgbackpanels_and_green_05-jpgbackpanels_and_green_06-jpg
    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

    black_upper_cheeks_01-jpgblack_upper_cheeks_02-jpgblack_upper_cheeks_03-jpg
    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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    Apr 10, 2010, 7:33 AM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #2

    What is the visor made out of?
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    Apr 10, 2010, 9:22 AM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #3

    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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    Apr 11, 2010, 1:46 AM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #4

    Looks like a good start Thanks for opening this thread Manuel.
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    Apr 22, 2010, 11:16 PM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #5

    Any update from the project
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    Apr 23, 2010, 1:59 AM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #6

    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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    Apr 25, 2010, 5:22 PM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #7

    UPDATE #1 ... new pictures!
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    Apr 26, 2010, 12:51 PM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #8

    Great progress
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    Apr 30, 2010, 11:08 AM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #9

    UPDATE #1, purple is on.
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    May 3, 2010, 6:19 AM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #10

    And the next short update in post #1. Red is on.
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    May 3, 2010, 11:17 AM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #11

    nice work Manuel!!
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    May 10, 2010, 5:56 AM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #12

    Great progress
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    May 23, 2010, 3:07 AM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #13

    Any updates?
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    Jun 13, 2010, 12:49 AM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #14

    Bump for this thread
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    Jun 28, 2010, 8:13 AM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #15

    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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    Jun 28, 2010, 10:44 AM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #16

    It looks excellent so far Manuel. Thanks for update and painting this great helmet for me
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    Jun 28, 2010, 12:17 PM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #17

    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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    Jun 28, 2010, 1:28 PM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #18

    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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    Jun 28, 2010, 2:35 PM - Re: FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB FOR COLLECTOR #19

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

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

    Leo

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