My Don Post Practise Helmets Nr. IV and V

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    My Don Post Practise Helmets Nr. IV and V

    Here a few pics of my recently finished Don Post Helmets. I think I'm ready for my first Bobamaker Helmet which I received a few days ago.
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    Re: My Don Post Practise Helmets Nr. IV and V

    Paintjob is amazing!

    Thumbs up to you!

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    Wow! Looks like you're a natural at this Wolfi !

    Wish my first paint jobs looked that good

    Outstanding Job !

    FP

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    Re: My Don Post Practise Helmets Nr. IV and V

    thanks! but i have to admit this is not my first helmet. this is number four and five. here's a pic of my first one.
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    Re: My Don Post Practise Helmets Nr. IV and V

    Those look great! How did you paint these? Airbrush, rattlecans? Masking? Topical? Mix of both?

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    Ahh, hence your "Title" to the thread I get it now ... sometimes, a bit slow

    Nevertheless, you did a fine job ! And it shows that you have honed your skills. This doesn't mean that you weren't a natural to begin with. That's why practice makes perfect. So I still stand by that statement

    FP

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    Re: My Don Post Practise Helmets Nr. IV and V

    Excellent work! Make sure you post progress on your BM helmet.

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    Excellent work on those helmets, it's amazing what a decent paint job will do to a standard DP lid.

    DAZ

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    Agreed, my first paint job was nowhere near as good as that, nice work!!!

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    never_ending_fett said: View Post
    Those look great! How did you paint these? Airbrush, rattlecans? Masking? Topical? Mix of both?
    yes, i used a revell airbrush and floquil colours which i brought from my last sejour in the usa. i'm from austria and i have to tell you, it's not so easy for us europeans to access the sources you have in the "us of a". by the way is there any european bobas around? i'd love to share experiences in terms of colours with you...

    i used mainly a topical method except for the back. (just like in steve the swede's tutorial. thanx a lot by the way!!!)

    i still have a few questions about the carwash thing rouge syudios is talking about. the whole wathering thing is still kind of a mystery to me. i tried some things, but i did not get the results.

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    Re: My Don Post Practise Helmets Nr. IV and V

    Wow, those are fantastic! You nailed the color, damage, everything. Great job

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    dopE!!!! good work man keep it up!

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    What do you think, how much can i take for one of tohose if i put it on ebay in europe?

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    Re: My Don Post Practise Helmets Nr. IV and V

    I know folks around here charge some pretty high prices for paintjobs alone. Depending on which DP it is (year) you could get some decent money out of it.

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    those look really rally great!

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    Wolfi said: View Post
    What do you think, how much can i take for one of tohose if i put it on ebay in europe?

    I'd say more than enough to cover the cost of your new BM helmet. At least!

    FP

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    Re: My Don Post Practise Helmets Nr. IV and V

    sell them on here .there is always nubes looking for helmets and damn if yours aren't the best starter helmets i have ever seen

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    Re: My Don Post Practise Helmets Nr. IV and V

    Excellent work man!!! Paintjob looks very authentic.

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    Re: My Don Post Practise Helmets Nr. IV and V

    Wow!!
    Very nice looking paint work!
    I think I'd keep em.......

    Josh

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    slave1117a said: View Post
    sell them on here .there is always nubes looking for helmets and damn if yours aren't the best starter helmets i have ever seen

    Yep, I say put them for sale here in the Cargo Hold. People here will appreciate what you've done, and what you're selling more readily than people on E-bay. Your "practice helmets" are way better than a lot of other "finished" products out there.

    As far as the "carwash thing" Steve the swede was refering to, he mixed windshield washer fluid with black paint to create a wash. Windshield washer fluid is different from carwash. Both are detergents, but the Windshield washer fluid is basically glass cleaner.

    You can make a wash by diluting the paint a lot with it's solvent. If you're using acrylics, like Tamiya or Floquil acrylics, dilute them with water. Basically, I've always started with about a 50/50 mixture of paint and water, tested it and then added more water.

    When I first used a wash, it scared the be jeezeez out of me. They run like water and find all the low spots and the paint settles there. You can always blot up the excess before it dries. You may want to try two or three light washes instead of a thick one.

    I don't know if you've ever used a wash, but I'd try it out. Another technique I like is dry-brushing. Use a bristle brush. Choose your highlight color. Dip it into the paint, wipe the excess off on a rag and then just drag the brush over the edges and high spots of what you're painting.

    GREAT WORK BTW!

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    Southern hunter said: View Post
    Yep, I say put them for sale here in the Cargo Hold. People here will appreciate what you've done, and what you're selling more readily than people on E-bay. Your "practice helmets" are way better than a lot of other "finished" products out there.

    As far as the "carwash thing" Steve the swede was refering to, he mixed windshield washer fluid with black paint to create a wash. Windshield washer fluid is different from carwash. Both are detergents, but the Windshield washer fluid is basically glass cleaner.

    You can make a wash by diluting the paint a lot with it's solvent. If you're using acrylics, like Tamiya or Floquil acrylics, dilute them with water. Basically, I've always started with about a 50/50 mixture of paint and water, tested it and then added more water.

    When I first used a wash, it scared the be jeezeez out of me. They run like water and find all the low spots and the paint settles there. You can always blot up the excess before it dries. You may want to try two or three light washes instead of a thick one.

    I don't know if you've ever used a wash, but I'd try it out. Another technique I like is dry-brushing. Use a bristle brush. Choose your highlight color. Dip it into the paint, wipe the excess off on a rag and then just drag the brush over the edges and high spots of what you're painting.

    GREAT WORK BTW!
    Thanx for your explanations, this will help me.
    Here's another question i would like to ask the forum.

    What are the best helmets, what are their names and who makes them? How can I get them?
    (As i mentioned I just got a Bobamaker Helmet and this is definitely a high quality product. But what are the other top buckets? Do they differ in terms of size?)

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