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  1. Kripps's Avatar
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    Mar 7, 2005, 9:01 PM - Help with the kill stripes.....pic #1

    I've used the correct colors, but these just look.....too bright? Advice appreciated.
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    Mar 7, 2005, 9:05 PM - Re: Help with the kill stripes.....pic #2

    I dunno they look about right. Maybe hit 'em with a little black mist. Helmet looks rad BTW
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    Mar 7, 2005, 9:13 PM - Re: Help with the kill stripes.....pic #3

    I would hit them with a dusting of black and grey chalk pastel...and yeah, that helmet looks awesome!
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    Mar 7, 2005, 9:24 PM - Re: Help with the kill stripes.....pic #4

    I think I read something about pastels in here before....I'll give that a try. Thanks for the compliments.....not too bad for a modified batting helmet eh?
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    Mar 7, 2005, 9:32 PM - Re: Help with the kill stripes.....pic #5

    Looks good! Did you paint the stripes on freehand, or did you use a template? This is a task i'll soon be faced with so I was hoping to glean some knowledge from the members who have already faced this obstacle.
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    Mar 7, 2005, 9:44 PM - Re: Help with the kill stripes.....pic #6

    I printed them out on cd maker paper, cut out the parts I wanted yellow with an exacto knife, and then stuck the templates on (I did 3 of em because of the curve of the dome), and brushed over that.
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    Mar 7, 2005, 11:33 PM - Re: Help with the kill stripes.....pic #7

    also www.tk409.com has kill stripes you can print out. both ROTJ, and ESB. thats what I used. worked great! Just cut out the black highlighted area
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    Mar 8, 2005, 1:31 AM - Re: Help with the kill stripes.....pic #8

    I did the templates from there also. Man, what a PAIN it is getting it to go around the curve!!! Even with the "cut here" marks, you still have to reposition like crazy.
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    Mar 10, 2005, 5:01 AM - Re: Help with the kill stripes.....pic #9

    misting should do it, looks awesome by the way!!hm, I also used TK-409's templates. curve was indeed trouble some, but it came out pretty well...
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    Mar 10, 2005, 8:25 AM - Re: Help with the kill stripes.....pic #10

    I used TK-409s template too, and yeah the curve is a pain in the ass! BUt it's worth it in the end.

    Helmet looks great tho!

    Dan
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    Mar 10, 2005, 9:09 AM - Re: Help with the kill stripes.....pic #11

    Thanks again all. I'm getting close to finishing this project and will post construction progress pics when I've finished. I'm so happy with the helm that I may be making another one. Rotj perhaps.
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    Mar 10, 2005, 8:12 PM - Re: Help with the kill stripes.....pic #12

    I just had the same problem, my friend. What I did was wad up some paper towel, dip it in water then dip it in some Orange. I basically orange washed heavily in the back then lightened up as I got towards the front. The reason for wadding up the paper is so you could actually direct the paint ONLY on the stripe and not on the rest of the helmet. I then took some Brunswick green and did the same thing to bring it down a notch. presto !

    gm

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