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JFJ\'s MH - update 8/7 Just about done!

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    Jango_Fett_Jr's Avatar
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    JFJ's MH - update 8/7 Just about done!

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    Like several others, I too just recieved my Marrow_Sun helmet.

    Here it is with visor mostly trimmed, compared to my DP97:





    I also grabbed the correct green face shield

    I'm hope to start Bondoing and sanding the wee imperfections later today.


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    Re: Yet ANOTHER MS helmet

    Received mine too about three weeks ago.....AWESOME!!

    Question did you notice that the resin ear piece on the Range Finder does not line up correctly to the base on the helmet???
    I mean even after I sanded my ear piece its still a little off.

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    Re: Yet ANOTHER MS helmet

    Mine lined up perfectly, got any pics of yours?

    I'll post photos of my progress so far. I worked on it as soon as I got it non-stop, so it's been Bondo'd and primed and sanded and primed and sanded and now its getting coats of silver. I'll let it dry a few days and then I'll airbrush the Panzer Olive Green and scratch off the scratches, as per Rogue Studio's tutorial


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    Re: Yet ANOTHER MS helmet

    These helmets look great - keep the pics coming. Is the range finder hollow or solid resin?

    Loranar

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    Re: Yet ANOTHER MS helmet

    Now that's what I'm talking 'bout!
    Glad to see you're working on it so rigorously man. I'm trying to work on mine too but I don't alot of spare time. I have the untrimmed kit, so I'm in the process of dremmeling the visor area out.

    2 Questions...
    First, since the top keyhole is a little wider than the rest, I'm debating whether to cut it out just the way it is, or should I fix it up and bondo?
    Secondly, As I'm cutting out the visor area, I'm wondering what the accurate thickness of the visor area should be? (the thickness of the fiberglass between the welding shield and the front of the helmet...am I making sense?! )

    Cheers,
    Bartek

    PS: woohoo, 600posts!

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    Re: Yet ANOTHER MS helmet

    The rangefinder and post are both solid resin. Im probably ordering an aluminum post and may just use my DP rangefinder head.

    I cut the keyholes the way they were, Ill check again when I get home but I didn't notice much of a size difference.

    As for the thickness of the visor area (I think I know what you mean), I trimmed it to about 1 - 1.5 cm...again, I'' double check when I get home from school.



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    Re: Yet ANOTHER MS helmet



    All silvered up and ready to paint


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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 02/06 , ready to paint!

    Lookin' good so far!

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    Re: Yet ANOTHER MS helmet

    Looking good JFJ! Did you airbrush on the silver or is it straight from a can?

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    Re: Yet ANOTHER MS helmet

    Straight from the can

    The only reason I havn't done the colours yet is I have to use my friend's airbrush, and he's moving right now.

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 02/06 , ready to paint!

    If anyone's bored, watch me paint my helmet on my webcam!

    If you have MSN messenger, add graeme_ring@hotmail.com and watch me painting the grey scratches! Sounds exciting, no?

    EDIT: All done for tonight. I'll post progress pics soon.

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 11/06 LIVE WEBCAM :P

    I am pretty close to your progress too JFJ!

    Here is my stuff!

    http://mandalorianpaintjob.blogspot.com/

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 11/06 comin along...

    These marrow_sun helmets are getting everywhere, they are excellent though, has anyone got any comparison pics between the marrow helmet and a sgt fang mystery helmet?
    Are there any differences?

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 11/06 comin along...

    Here are a few pics. So far just the Panzer Olive Green airbrushed on, and some scratches and the Lark's Grey. I really like the colours.





    Excuse the mess around the kill stripe area, a masking boo-boo...and that last pic looks really dirt for some reason.

    Even after 3 primer coats and 4 chrome coats that dried for about a week, the green didn't scratch off that easily and sometimes it went right down to the fibreglass...Well I am going to touch up the silver anyway.


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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 11/06 comin along...

    Looks fantastic so far!!! It's gonna be a terrific bucket me thinks keep those progress pics coming
    Damian

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 11/06 comin along...

    Here's a teaser until I get my new visor and apply the decals (TK409 I love you).


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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 8/7 Just about done!

    man! you guys are doing some kick asse jobs on these helmets!!

    Excellent!!

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 8/7 Just about done!

    Looking Good

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 8/7 Just about done!

    Looks Great! - The paint job is awesome.

    Where can I get a T-Visor like yours - it looks exactly like your face

    Loranar

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 8/7 Just about done!

    Now you are getting me so jealous Jr!
    I am waiting on my replacement key slot detail from Marrow cause the one in the helmet i had has a hairline fracture on it. He heard about it and is sending me a new detail in resin but it got chewed up in a postal sorter. You shoulda seen the pictures he sent me of the envelope! It looked like a pit bull got a hold of it! LOL
    Anyway, Looking great man!

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 11/06 comin along...


    HeadlessHunter wrote:

    These marrow_sun helmets are getting everywhere, they are excellent though, has anyone got any comparison pics between the marrow helmet and a sgt fang mystery helmet?
    Are there any differences?
    I think the marrow_sun has a better brow line (mystery tends to be a bit wavy)

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 8/7 Just about done!

    Here's a photo from a few weeks ago, taken by TK-878 of the Canadian Garrison, a great buddy and an really nice photographer.



    I'll post some more photos as soon as I get them.

    I think you'll agree when I say that the helmet makes a huge difference

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 8/7 Just about done!

    Looks great Jr.
    Huge improvement!

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 8/7 Just about done!


    Jango_Fett_Jr wrote:

    I think you'll agree when I say that the helmet makes a huge difference
    i second that, i just saw the pic and thought that.

    great job on your helmet

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    Re: JFJ's MH - update 8/7 Just about done!

    ...and you wear your knee armor correctly now lol. Very nice helmet man, good work.
    -Wes

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