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  1. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Sep 11, 2009, 6:55 PM - MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #1

    I have been commissioned my a member here to re-do some painting on an MR Boba Fett Helmet.
    this is the Signature Version.
    He does not want it to look as if it is mass produced and would like it to better match the weathering on his armor & jetpack etc.
    I am not completely redoing this helmet nor am I fixing the pinch, only adding to what is there and most importantly....
    Fixing how the dent was painted!
    MR didn't even get close when aligning the stencil over the dent.
    See?


    Look how "off" that dent is. Anyone else have this same problem?
    so...
    I masked off a small area and airbrushed the area I was gonna work with.
    Then I masked where the dent is and sprayed that silver
    Here is where it is now.


    I still have a lot to do around the dent, but wanted to show the beginning.
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    Sep 11, 2009, 7:35 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #2

    Geez, that was way off! You'd think QC would have caught that.
    I have a question, though. With those two smaller silver/gray shapes to the left of the dent, would it have been better to cover those as well? I look at them as part of the overall "dent geography."
    Maybe it's the angle of the photo, but it appears that they may wind up too far from the dent itself once you repaint it.

    Your airbrushed blending looks superb! Did you use an out-of-the-bottle color for that?
  3. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Sep 11, 2009, 7:44 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #3

    I saw that too -after I posted the pics
    They are so small, I'll just paint them green & redo that too

    and yes, it's straight outta the bottle
    Panzer Olive Green
    feathered the edges of it to make it blend
    also did a test too make sure it matched before diving in.
    It is off just a tad, but it's gonna get extra weathering as per the customer's request.
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    Sep 11, 2009, 10:33 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #4

    Ah, well it's not a major change then.

    The PO green looks great! Good thing MR didn't mix up some bizarre custom shades.
  5. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Sep 12, 2009, 7:16 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #5

    Lee says that they stayed really close to his color list.

    Did some more work on it
    Getting better
    Before;


    and currently (not "after" yet);


    and the real one (thanx Jose);
    Last edited by slave1pilot; Jan 4, 2010 at 8:16 PM.
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    Sep 12, 2009, 7:48 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #6

    Mine looks like that one also........
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    Sep 12, 2009, 9:02 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #7

    mine too
  8. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Sep 12, 2009, 9:53 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #8

    bout time you paint a helmet...
  9. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Sep 12, 2009, 9:55 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #9

    Quote Spideyfett said: View Post
    bout time you paint a helmet...
    I'm not doing a whole helmet, no way!
    If you'd use your chat function, I could get some pointers too.
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    Sep 14, 2009, 6:28 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #10

    Lookin good so far
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    Sep 15, 2009, 10:50 AM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #11

    The weathering on my dent is off quite a bit too...not that bad though!!! Yeah, it bugs the **** outta me!!!! I might have to do something similar. Your "fix" is looking much better!!!!
    D
  12. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Sep 20, 2009, 6:18 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #12

    Here's some comapre pics before & after;






    Not drastic, but slightly better than before
    I added lots of extra scratches as requested by the owner.
    Also, some extra weathering, but not a great deal
    Looks very different in person of course
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    Sep 20, 2009, 7:06 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #13

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    Not drastic, but slightly better than before
    Slightly???????? Oh that cracked me up. Phenomenal job!!
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    Sep 21, 2009, 11:41 AM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #14

    Looks really good.....
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    Sep 21, 2009, 12:32 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #15

    Excellent job, especially around the dent. Looks like a completely different helmet now. Weren't you tempted to remove the extra kill stripe?

    DAZ
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    Sep 21, 2009, 9:20 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #16

    Slightly different???? That's like saying Pamela Anderson looked slightly different after the boob job. Nice work Nathan. Very, very nice.
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    Sep 21, 2009, 9:26 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #17

    very nice!
  18. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Sep 21, 2009, 9:32 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #18

    Quote bobamaker said: View Post
    Excellent job, especially around the dent. Looks like a completely different helmet now. Weren't you tempted to remove the extra kill stripe?

    DAZ
    Daz,
    I didn't even notice the stripes to be honest,
    I wish i had though.
    IF I do any more I'll paint that out of course.
    Thanks for the tip.
  19. Sep 21, 2009, 9:35 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #19

    I think the best part is the blue visor Looks Really good!
  20. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Sep 21, 2009, 9:37 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #20

    Quote Takemetoyourfett said: View Post
    I think the best part is the blue visor Looks Really good!
    That's the Custom mando part.
    Next I'll add some fork scratches and give it a name i made up by grabbing a handful of Scrabble tiles.
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    Oct 9, 2009, 11:46 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #21

    Again, Awesome man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Oct 11, 2009, 1:12 AM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #22

    Very nice work, the subtle changes and additions really make it pop!
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    Oct 12, 2009, 11:49 AM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #23

    Slave1, I may be getting a set of unpainted armor (chest, back, knees, cods, collar, guantlets). Could you PM me a quote on a paint job? It'd kinda help me with deciding on the armor. The paint referb you did on the helmet looks awesome, so I know my armor would come back to me lookin great. Sorry for the threadjack.
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    Oct 13, 2009, 11:08 PM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #24

    Fantastic job on this. Mine is still in the package it came in from MR. I guess maybe I should open it up to see if mine is off like that. Man I would be a bit peeved since I spent so much on it from MR.
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    Mar 5, 2010, 12:20 AM - Re: MASTER REPLICAS HELMET RE-PAINTING #25

    Just got my MR Boba bucket today and my dent is off as well. I'm definitely going to need a repaint like this soon...

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