I Need Help painting my Helmet.....Please!

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    fettzilla's Avatar
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    I Need Help painting my Helmet.....Please!

    I have ordered a Helmet from Bobamaker which will be turning up soon and i have remembered i have not got a clue how do paint it,layer it.weather it etc...Its cost me a bit of money to get and so i don't want to bugger up the paint job now. It comes ready base coated thats as much as i know (see pic)..Can any of you guys give me any tips..ie the right colour green etc.. I live in the UK too so might not have the same retail shops as the US....Any ideas????
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    Re: I Need Help painting my Helmet.....Please!

    If you do a search for helmetpainting here, you'll find tons of posts about the subject, techniques, paintbrands and colorcodes...

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    Re: I Need Help painting my Helmet.....Please!

    Do you know what version you want to do? If it's ESB... check out the thread by terminal fettler. It's go all that you need to know... and then some.

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    Re: I Need Help painting my Helmet.....Please!

    Here are a couple that I think will help right off the bat for ya.

    this one will give you some stencils for a guide for painting if you are doing ESB, but you will have to resize for a BM buckett as I am going through that process right now trying to find the right size.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=23320

    this one should help you with the colors needed for over there and it is a good step by step.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=30707

    Other than that use the search as there are a lot of great paint ups around here!!!

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    Re: I Need Help painting my Helmet.....Please!

    If you're in the UK, I'd recommend the Humbrol paint list They're british!

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Bountyone's Avatar
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    Re: I Need Help painting my Helmet.....Please!

    You should chat with Mojo Fett about what colors are available in the UK. Like the others said, it all depends on what version your doing.

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    Re: I Need Help painting my Helmet.....Please!

    Here's what I did with my bobamaker helmet kit:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=26639

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    Re: I Need Help painting my Helmet.....Please!

    i've also seen some tips on weathering and scratches by painting the base metal coat then applying either brown mustard or toothpaste in the desired "scratch" areas and painting over then. the toothpaste and mustard should be allowed to harden before painting then just picked off lightly afterwards.

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    Re: I Need Help painting my Helmet.....Please!

    Or, you can use the masking fluid route... Ive never used the mustard nor the toothpaste options but I can highly recommend the masking fluid!

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