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My attempt at painting my BM DONE!!!!!!

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    My attempt at painting my BM DONE!!!!!!

    Well I have been on the boards for a while and just never had the chance to buy a bucket let alone the time to paint one. Well I finally had to funds to do so and I purchased one of DAz’s great buckets and boy was it worth the wait. This thing is a great piece and I can only hope to do it justice with my paint job.

    I have never really been good with drawing or painting but I think with the help of RS paint colors and Count Dookies stencils, and with the wealth of knowledge I have gained over the years from all of the fine paint ups that have been on this board I think I have a good chance of putting together something decent and I just may surprise myself!!!!! One can always hope.
    I look forward to everyone’s suggestions, tips, and please let me have it as I really want this to turn out great.

    The first thing that I did was wiping down the whole helmet and then prayed it all light gray. I figured I would start off on the left ear as it is a small piece and this would be my first time using an air brush to paint anything. So with that in mind I used the templates that I had to resize (thanks Shock Nurse!!) and then masked out the light gray areas. Once I had the light gray areas all masked out I then sprayed caboose on the left ear. Once the paint was dry I removed the masking fluid to reveal the gray damage. I then masked out the gray and caboose damage and sprayed the left ear with POG.

    Alright everyone let me have it!!!! Just from what I can tell some of the damage is off a bit and I still need to go through and make some of it a little bit more pronounced by scratching away some layers with the old compass tip.I also noticed that I will need to touch up some areas as some of the paint came up when removing the masking fluid.
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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    looking good (Y)

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    Nice stuff! Could you post more pics of the rest of it? I want to see how it looks.

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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    Don't sell yourself short.. you've done an excellent job and off to a wonderful start!

    Are you going to paint the white part or use a decal?

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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    Nice stuff! Could you post more pics of the rest of it? I want to see how it looks.
    Thanks, but so far this is all that I have painted. Below are a few pictures of the other sides with just the light grey layer.

    Don't sell yourself short.. you've done an excellent job and off to a wonderful start!

    Are you going to paint the white part or use a decal?
    Thanks for the encouragement , I just want to do it right and not a half *** job if you know what I mean.

    As for the white section I plan on painting it. I hope that tonight I will be able to get it sized out and masked out that way when I get home from work tomorrow I can get it painted and finish up the rest of the touchup on it.
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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    looking good so far!

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    Well did some work this weekend and painted on the horse shoe to the left ear. Personally I do not think it turned out all that well but I will let you guys be the judge as I am often way to harsh on myself.
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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    Well I got a chance over the weekend to get some work done on the bucket. I first masked out the Light gray area and then sprayed down the silver. I then masked out the silver damage and then sprayed Reefer Gray. I hope I will get some time this week to mask out the Reefer Gray damage and then spray the concreat.

    As always let me know what you think.
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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    The backs looking great so far man! Keep it up.

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    THX bro

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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    Wow... i'm speechless.... (well.. not quite apparently.)

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    looking good brother! i cheated a little bit and had Daz help me with the main colors and main damage on the back... but yours is great so far, keep it up!

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    Wow ! its quite a process hey!
    Its looking great !!!!!

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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    glad you guys like it so far and thank for the compliments.

    FettDad said: View Post
    looking good brother! i cheated a little bit and had Daz help me with the main colors and main damage on the back... but yours is great so far, keep it up!
    Hey D I don't know if it is cheating, masking out or hand paiting all that damage on the back is enough to make anyone go cross eyed

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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    Looking good

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    Thanks man, you know what we will have to meet up one of these days!!!!

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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    Looks really good on the back there!

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    Thanks, and thanks for the tips. I hope to get the concrete damage marked out tonight that way I can lay down the next color.

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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    you've got an awesome start dude! and what a great helmet

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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    Hey guys thanks for all of the positive responses this far!!!Man is the back section a pain

    Well I had a chance during the week to get some more work done on the back and I would have to say it is just about done except for hitting it with the wire wool and touching up a few spots later on.

    Well as always let me know what you think as I always look forward to your opinions
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    excellent work, brother! coming along very nicely...so are you planning on getting the keyslots done next? keep up the good work!

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    yep keyslots and the trim on the back are next up!!!!

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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    Looking great! Keep going!

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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    looking really good, keep up the great work

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    Re: My attempt at painting my BM

    Well I got some more done on this thing as it stands now I have the back done and have started on the right ear. Once I am done with the ear I will move onto the front.

    on to the pictures let me know what you think.
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