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  1. Member Since
    Mar 2015
    Mar 22, 2015, 1:53 PM - My Fett Helmet #1

    So so I have been reading what everyone has said about painting their helmet and I decied it was time I got started on mine. But I don't want to have to sand down and start over so I decided practice on my old hard hat. My results were less than impressive in my mind. The paint past were I put masking pealed up as well. I could really use any advice any one could pass along.

    (Primer, silver,mask,brown, mask, blue)
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  3. paucarmelbea's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    Apr 2, 2015, 11:03 AM - Re: My Fett Helmet #2

    Well, I've never used that mask myself, but I've heard good things about it, so I guess there is no drama there. The thing is from what I can see is A) the type of paint B) the finish on the helmet and C) the size of the masking. If you are using certain paints like some spray cans you might not get a good bond to the surface, which is why the finish of the helmet might not help, you really need to sand down each surface and layer of paint with wire wool and ideally airbrush with model paint. The testing of the mask looks very big in the pics and you wont get a true look with that, try tiny detailing and it will look much more realistic if thats what you want to achieve.
  4. Member Since
    Mar 2015
    Apr 13, 2015, 2:14 PM - Re: My Fett Helmet #3

    I appreciate the help. I see what you are talking about with the wire wool. I haven't had a chance to do anything else with it yet. Work has me a bit busy.
  5. emme3's Avatar
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    Oct 2014
    Apr 13, 2015, 3:33 PM - Re: My Fett Helmet #4

    i normally use humbrol mask
    and i know that is the best . however using this my advice is : don't put it too wet but let some second to harden because when is wet u have worst definitions and blobs . ( sorry for my bad english , if u didnt understand i can manage to repeat xD)
  6. Member Since
    Mar 2015
    Apr 26, 2015, 2:22 PM - Re: My Fett Helmet #5

    No I understand good. I'll have to try the humbrol. I have seen a lot of people use it. Here in south Texas it's hard if not impossible to find so I just used what I found at the hobby shop.

    Also so I asked a friend of mine to help me with the rangefinder and yesterday he brought be the body that he 3d printed. Looks pretty good. Attachment 87648Attachment 87649

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