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    Nov 17, 2005, 11:38 AM - My BM lid build up progress #1

    Hi folks,

    Heres my little thread on the build up progress of my BM lid ***thanks to Daz for a great helmet***

    The first pics show some shots of the bucket prior to painting, taken as I got it out the box.....

    The third pic shows a close up of the crack on the visor. I created this using a screwdriver and then re-primed it with a priming pen.

    The next pic is the keyholes cut out.


    And the final pic is of the first coat of chrome. For this I used Humbrol silver spray. It comes up really well.

    Stay tuned for more updates!

    Cheers
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  2. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Nov 17, 2005, 12:26 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #2

    Great start...

    Keep us posted..
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    Nov 17, 2005, 1:07 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #3

    mmm bucket tutorial, this is gonna be good 8) Thanks for providing

    DA

  4. cookiemongoloid is offline cookiemongoloid
    Nov 17, 2005, 5:34 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #4

    It looks really good so far. Do you think that chrome silver paint would look good as a cover for Jango? (Sorry for getting off subject).
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    Nov 18, 2005, 4:26 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #5

    I think the chrome silver would work as a good jango, but as I'm not doing a Jango myself I couldn't be 100% certain.
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    Nov 18, 2005, 8:29 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #6

    Quote Dentedarmor said:
    mmm bucket tutorial, this is gonna be good 8) Thanks for providing

    DA

    Agreed, this my favourite kinda thread!!!
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    Nov 18, 2005, 8:39 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #7

    Here are some more pics of the chromed helmet.....



    The following two pics are of the masking of the scratches. For this I used Colourless Art Masking Fluid by Windsor and Newton. It can be applied with a paint brush, but make sure you have some warm soapy water near by to clean the brush with, otherwise it gunks up big time.

    I also followed Spidey's recommendation to draw the scratches on first and of course, make the most of reference materials.

    Stay tuned for more!
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    Nov 18, 2005, 8:47 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #8

    I've hit a slight stumbling block!

    It appears that the masking tape I am using is the very sticky kind, which has meant some of the silver paint has "lifted" in some places. To counter this I have decided to mask entire areas with Copydex. I don't know whether this is available in the states but it is essentially a type of glue that is similar to the masking fluid.

    I have painted this stuff over the large areas to be protected, and also used newspaper to cover some areas.

    Any further lifting of the silver can be resprayed...I recommend getting some of the low-tack masking tape though!
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    Nov 19, 2005, 9:03 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #9

    dan, go down your local model shop and pick up some tamiya masking tape,

    I used it on mine and it worked great.

    Looking good so far
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    Nov 19, 2005, 10:26 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #10

    go for it!! looks good, sure you'll figure the lifting silver, otherwise touch it up with a brush afterwards
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    Nov 20, 2005, 11:30 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #11

    you can take masking tape and put it on your shirt or a towel and then pull it off. after a couple time it will lose quite a bit of it's sticky but still stick to a surface. letting it peel off easier without sticking too much. hope that helps some.
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    Nov 21, 2005, 6:00 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #12

    Ok guys heres the first coat of the dome and cheeks. I had a bit of a problem when the gas cannister ran out of juice for the airbrush!

    I must acknowledge the input of FETTSTER for his advice on paints for this helmet.

    This first coat is made up of a mix of Tamiya Olive Green (XF58) and Tamiya White (X2) with a a few drops of Tamiya Field blue (XF50) I mixed the olive green and white 50/50 and some blue drops. I then just ended up adding a bit more of each until I was happy with the colour. PLease excuss the quality of the pictures, the lighting does affect the colour.
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    Dec 1, 2005, 12:12 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #13

    no probs pal, looks good, any more updates?
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    Dec 2, 2005, 5:38 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #14

    Sorry folks, not been updating recently been back at work so its harder to find time to get any further....I should have some more updates shortly on the bucket and the gauntlet thread.


    Cheers
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    Dec 6, 2005, 2:08 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #15

    Sorry for lack of updates! Been quite buy back at work, plus I haven't been able to transfer the pics from my phone to the computer, but finally got it sorted......


    THe first three show the red on the mandibles



    THe next one show the helmet de-masked, I still have to do the upper cheeks


    The final set shows the helmet with the upper cheeks done, and totally demasked. I now need to do the back, and then start with the topical colouring and weathering
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    Dec 6, 2005, 2:36 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #16

    Nice bucket. It's always good to see a well painted BM.
  17. cookiemongoloid is offline cookiemongoloid
    Dec 6, 2005, 3:26 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #17

    Are the BM buckets bigger (or wider) than the MS helmets?
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    Dec 6, 2005, 4:11 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #18

    keep going!! looks good so far!!
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    Dec 6, 2005, 4:22 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #19

    Quote cookiemongoloid said:
    Are the BM buckets bigger (or wider) than the MS helmets?
    You can find the size of a Bobamaker here

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...bamaker+helmet

    They are great helmets
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    Dec 14, 2005, 8:54 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #20

    lookin good mate.
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    Dec 21, 2005, 10:45 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #21

    Agreed, looking very very nice!!!! More more more!!!!
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    Dec 21, 2005, 1:25 PM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #22

    More updates coming soon on both this and my Gauntlets!

    Merry Xmas All!
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    Jan 7, 2006, 7:36 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #23

    Merry Xmas and Happy New year to all!

    With a new year comes a new update!

    Firstly, here is my work on the ear and range finder.

    I have drilled recesses in the two piece ear cap to allow for three bolts and their heads and have drilled three holes in the side of the bucket.

    I then took three bolts and placed them in the holes and cut them to length thanks to my brand new dremel. You should have seen the sparks fly! You can see this in the first two pics.


    I then made some shallow recesses in the last piece of the earcap just enought so I could fit three tiny neodymium magnets into the holes so that when the ear cap is in place the magnets stick to the heads of the bolts. As you can see in the next photos.


    Over xmas I have also fitted the visor and sprayed the bcak of the helmet and left ear. I just need to spray the right ear and then I can begin the weathering........keep watching.......
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    Jan 7, 2006, 9:05 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #24

    wow!! you are very resourcefull!!

    I really like that ear-cap attachment!!

    well done!!

    keep goin, you're gonna have an awesome fett!!
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    Jan 7, 2006, 11:47 AM - Re: My BM lid build up progress #25

    Very nice! Can you recommend a source for the magnets?

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