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    Sep 9, 2008, 8:58 PM - Look ma, no stencil!! #1

    So after extensive research on the stencils available for my helmet, I decided against it and went entirely by reference photos. It's only the mandibles but after being pretty happy with the results, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna go the same way with the rest of the helmet.
    Painted 100% with the "layering" method, using only Montana Gold spray cans(to go with the rest of my Fett).
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    Sep 9, 2008, 9:39 PM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #2

    lookin' great so far!
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    Sep 9, 2008, 9:57 PM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #3

    Off to a great start. Keep posting pics.
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    Sep 10, 2008, 2:56 AM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #4

    Great start bruv...
    Qn- I assume that is the 2nd gen helmet from SGfang? I notice the bottom of the lower cheeks still have the areas that were altered when his son 'handled' the mould? have you fixed these and am I seeing just a light change in the silver...
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    Sep 10, 2008, 4:01 AM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #5

    I have this helmet too.
    Just follow the steps in this thread http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...hlight=SgtFang and you will have a smooth surface there.
    Looks awesome so far.
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    Sep 10, 2008, 12:56 PM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #6

    i got that helm, took some sanding and detailing, but not that difficult to get those bubbles off of there...dremmel was my friend.... make sure to use the finer sand paper to finish it off....
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    Sep 10, 2008, 1:49 PM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #7

    Dido..... Take your time with the sanding the bumps can be removed. I used a mouse sander to get even surface sanding.... start with a 80 girt and then move to a 200 or 400 to finish the surface. to finsh... USE A BLOCK A WOOD, so the area stays flat.
    A mouse sander will be your best friend.

    The good thing with the SgtV2 is that the im perfections in are gone though out the whole cast except the bumps on the lower mandiables.

    As for painting keep up the good work.. There some good pre pro 3 helmet pics that Art shot a couple months ago i wish i has those before working on my helmet. The stencials are great reference but dont show everything, id say theres about 25% of the marks missing from the stenicals, But there still awsome reference.
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    Sep 11, 2008, 12:49 AM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #8

    Quote Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Great start bruv...
    Qn- I assume that is the 2nd gen helmet from SGfang? I notice the bottom of the lower cheeks still have the areas that were altered when his son 'handled' the mould? have you fixed these and am I seeing just a light change in the silver...
    Yes, that is the helmet I have. For now I'm going to leave the "bulge" alone until after the holidays(halloween) so I can have a complete costume. But sometime after that I plan on fixing it.
    I really didn't think it was that bad until I put the first coat of primer on it. Then all of a sudden it stuck out like a sore thumb. I'm hoping I can hide it a little bit with all of the weathering.

    This job wouldn't be any fun if it was easy.
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    Sep 11, 2008, 2:54 AM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #9

    Quote suspect86 said: View Post
    This job wouldn't be any fun if it was easy.
    True that...
    Wasn't havin a jab bruv, It just stuck out at me?
    Glad to hear that your gonna get to it later.
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    Sep 17, 2008, 4:11 PM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #10

    Okay, the entire purpose of staying away from stencils was so I wouldn't have to spend so much time on every little detail. A lot of good that did me!!
    I just spent the last 3 days masking and painting the upper cheeks and rear section of the helmet.
    Again; I used Montana Gold spray cans. The colors are NOT canon and chances are, I will probably opt to repaint the whole thing when I finish it.
    But it never hurts to try something different.
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  11. Sep 17, 2008, 4:21 PM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #11

    Love those colours! Weathering looks very nice aswell.
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    Sep 17, 2008, 4:57 PM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #12

    Nice detail.
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    Sep 21, 2008, 6:16 PM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #13

    Well...
    Here it is(he says with very little enthusiasm).
    So I continued to work without stencils for a bit when I realized it was taking TOO MUCH TIME and not all of my measurements were exactly the same as the time before. Half way through masking off the dent I decided to go with some stencils. My results; outstanding!(as far as an amateur goes).

    But now to the big let down.
    For the duration of my ENTIRE Fett I've been sticking with one type of paint. Montana Gold spray cans. And they have done me very well up until now.
    I simply couldn't match the color for the dome and the cheeks. I went through every color swatch I could to get the right color, or atleast something close to what I needed. The results; A very frustrating moment when I lay the first layer of green. ARGH!!!
    I know there are a few things I can do to tone down the shades a bit, but I'm scared that I'll never get the color I really want.

    HELP!
    Topic now open for discussion.


    (it really hurts when you spend almost 2 weeks working on something only to look at it and realize you hate it)
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    Sep 21, 2008, 8:41 PM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #14

    ...And a quick side-by-side comparison with my first helmet paint job from last year. DP 97' Vs. Sgt Fang MSH


    What a difference a year can make!!!!
    Thanks TDH!
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    Sep 22, 2008, 12:24 AM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #15

    Very nice!
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    Sep 22, 2008, 12:41 AM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #16

    I have to say that the detail is awesome, but the colours look off, don't you think?
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    Sep 22, 2008, 1:03 AM - Re: Look ma, no stencil!! #17

    Quote GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    I have to say that the detail is awesome, but the colours look off, don't you think?

    Yes, the colors are WAY off and that's the dilemma. Short of re-painting the whole thing, do you have any suggestions?

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