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MS3 Progress thread :)

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    MS3 Progress thread :)

    Hi all,
    Well, Fedex dropped off a gorgeous MS3 helmet at my house today. I'm doing an ESB paint job for a member here. If he wants to reveal his secret identity, he's very welcome!
    Previously, I had worked on an MS1 and a Sgt. Fang bucket. This thing is niiiiiice! Outstanding cast, and a very even FG layer inside. . . very smooth! The pre-located ear pieces are great! Just plug-n-play!
    It arrived with the keyslots and part of the visor already trimmed out, with the bottom portion of the visor area still in place (for stability during shipping I suppose) and I took some time today to trim the remaning portion of the visor and smooth the edges.
    This is about all I will have time for today unfortunately.
    Tomorrow I'll have a bit more time to check everything over really thoroughly and hopefully get the first coat of primer on.
    Pics!






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    UPDATE: OK, just did a quick concept sketch of the new paint technique I'm going to try!! I think this will be the NEW STANDARD for all future Boba helmets until the end of time!!!! Mu-ah-ah-ah!!!!
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    Kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is NOT from ESB. . . that scene was cut from the final film.

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    That is so wrong!

    Ive seen your work before Eric. You do fantastic stuff. Im sure this will be too.

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    Eric,

    Once you get done give it to me and I'll pick up Scooby in the Mystery Machine.

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    Like, zoinks!

    Rut-ro Shaggy

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    All of the sudden I want a Scooby snack!

    Look forward to the progress, you do a great ESB paint job.

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    WHHAAAATTT?????? You gotta be kidding me! Did you get hit by lightning recently?

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    Ahhh... I forgot that the moon is currently in the seventh house and Jupiter IS aligned with Mars.

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    I would have gotten away with it, if it hadn't been for you meddling TDHers!!

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    AFettFullofDollars said: View Post
    Ahhh... I forgot that the moon is currently in the seventh house and Jupiter IS aligned with Mars.
    Dude, you're giving away your age.

    Looking forward to the flower power bucket!

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    Sniffin' a bit too much glue lately, eh?

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    superjedi said: View Post




    Kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is NOT from ESB. . . that scene was cut from the final film.

    You sure? I could have sworn I saw it at the end of ROTJ during the Ewoks' "Nyub nyub" song!

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    man, i was always told not to eat the food from the vendors in the parking lot!

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    Great looking cast! I didn't think MarrowSun was still alive, haha. I'll PM him on a price for a bucket, for I am building a PPv1 costume next.

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    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    Great looking cast! I didn't think MarrowSun was still alive, haha. I'll PM him on a price for a bucket, for I am building a PPv1 costume next.
    Actually, I think this bucket was bought off someone else. I don't think MS is around any more. I've tried contacting him for quite a while now, and no response.

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    Actually, I think this bucket was bought off someone else. I don't think MS is around any more. I've tried contacting him for quite a while now, and no response.
    that's too bad... the ms3 is my favorite, out of what i've actually seen/held myself.

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    That paint concept is actually quite... disturbing...

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    MandalorFett said: View Post
    Actually, I think this bucket was bought off someone else. I don't think MS is around any more. I've tried contacting him for quite a while now, and no response.

    Well, here it goes.... Thats my helmet. I asked Eric to work his magic. Ive had that helmet for, um, wow, a long time.

    I actually talked to MS a while ago. He is around still but VERY busy with family, has two kids now, and work. But hang in there, he will eventually get with ya.
    Last edited by Laan; Jul 25, 2007 at 1:26 PM. Reason: cant spell..... stupid college

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    Hey, Todd! Glad you revealed your true identity.

    I was just having some fun with my 'concept' picture. Todd's waited a long time for this helmet to get under way, and I wanted to give him something to look at!
    Maybe I should change this thread's title to "Lack of Progress Thread."

    More to come later today!

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    Laan said: View Post
    Well, here it goes.... Thats my helmet. I asked Eric to work his magic. Ive had that helmet for, um, wow, I long time.

    I actually talked to MS a while ago. He is around still but VERY busy with family, has two kids now, and work. But hang in there, he will eventually get with ya.
    You're a lucky man Todd, SuperJedi is a master w/ the ESB bucket.

    Glad to hear MS is doing well, and still around. He is one of the MOST talented guys on TDH!

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    MandalorFett said: View Post
    You're a lucky man Todd, SuperJedi is a master w/ the ESB bucket.

    Glad to hear MS is doing well, and still around. He is one of the MOST talented guys on TDH!

    Yeah MS is a great guy.

    Thank you sir. Eric has the skills, no question. :thumbup

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    Well, my brain has started working again, so let's post some ACTUAL progress on this thing!!

    UPDATE: July 25th
    Got the helmet primered with Duplicolor auto primer. I like Duplicolor sprays. They're really tough when they dry, and they go on nice and smooth.

    Then I painted the two rear panels with Floquil Concrete. (Yes, everything else was masked off beforehand. I just don't like leaving the tape on any longer than necessary.)





    The Floquil paints are soooooooooo nice to work with. They spray on easy, and dry pretty quickly. I only had to wait a few hours to begin outlining the damage on the back of the bucket.



    I use a reverse tracing technique to mark the damaged areas.
    First, I measure a known area of the actual helmet, such as the height of the keyslot area. Then, I use one of my reference pics and size it to "actual size" by holding a ruler up to my computer monitor. I take a piece of tracing paper and hold it against the monitor and draw the outlines of the damage areas.
    Then I take the tracing paper, flip it over, and re-draw the outline on the reverse. After that, I hold the paper (right side out) against the surface of the helmet and use the back of a small paint brush to draw over all the lines. This transfers the lines to the helmet. It's a bit of work, but it allows me to be very accurate in placing the pencil lines.



    Next step: masking fluid over the areas that will remain Concrete, and spray on the dark bluish green!

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    Brilliant stuff, love progress threads by awesome painters.

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    Wow dude!

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    Great idea for your stencils. It should turn out great.

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