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    Feb 19, 2004, 2:29 PM - My First Bucket #1

    I wanted to show you guys the progress on my MSH2 helmet. Thanks to everyone who helped me on this project. I spent hours and hours browsing these forums for tips and tricks. Special thanks go out to Fettpride, Richies Armor, VashDstampede, and Rogue Studios . Eventually I plan on adding a motorized rangefinder and LEDs. Enjoy the pics!

    Ryan









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    Feb 19, 2004, 2:41 PM - Re: My First Bucket #2

    Looks awesome! Nice and beat to hell like a good helmet should be lol...

    The weathering seems to blend nicely, not too sharp or soft, the only thing that stands out as not being particularly like the real helmet are all the scratches, but I think it looks cool, seems to lend the helmet a metallic feel that otherwise it might not have.

    Good job

    Joining the ESB team?

    Phil
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    Feb 19, 2004, 2:42 PM - Re: My First Bucket #3

    Lookin' good. Did you cut out the key slots? I cant tell with the pic.
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    Feb 19, 2004, 3:02 PM - Re: My First Bucket #4

    Great job on the helmet.8) Looks like it will blend nicely with the Boba suit.
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    Feb 19, 2004, 3:12 PM - Re: My First Bucket #5


    mindphunk wrote:

    Lookin' good. Did you cut out the key slots? I cant tell with the pic.
    Yes, they are cut out....and there is a random calculator circuit board in there.
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    Feb 19, 2004, 4:50 PM - Re: My First Bucket #6

    Cool bucket! Good job on it..

    Lynn
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    Feb 19, 2004, 4:52 PM - Re: My First Bucket #7

    Well done - looks really good!

    I agree that the scratchs give a nice effect.

    Loranra
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    Feb 19, 2004, 8:03 PM - Re: My First Bucket #8


    journeymanprotector wrote:

    Looks awesome! Nice and beat to hell like a good helmet should be lol...

    The weathering seems to blend nicely, not too sharp or soft, the only thing that stands out as not being particularly like the real helmet are all the scratches, but I think it looks cool, seems to lend the helmet a metallic feel that otherwise it might not have.
    I agree with Phil the scratches make it look good and beat up. Can't wait to see the rest of it!

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    Feb 19, 2004, 10:50 PM - Re: My First Bucket #9

    That is a very well done helmet! The paint job is excellent!!
    Darren
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    Feb 20, 2004, 2:12 AM - Re: My First Bucket #10

    I must agree...it is very well done, (and your 1st bucket no less!!!) Heck of a job!!! what methods did you use??? Again, its awesome
    Damian
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    Feb 20, 2004, 6:09 AM - Re: My First Bucket #11


    amazing
    great job



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    Feb 20, 2004, 1:17 PM - Re: My First Bucket #12

    OK, that's exactly how I'd like my helmet to look like!

    Great job!!!!
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    Feb 20, 2004, 5:50 PM - Re: My First Bucket #13

    Awesome job!!
    You got serious painting skills. We just got to know how you did the scratches.

    Keep up the great work.

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    Feb 21, 2004, 4:40 AM - Re: My First Bucket #14

    Awesome job! Helmet looks great. [img]images/smiles//Albino.gif[/img]
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    Feb 23, 2004, 3:08 PM - Re: My First Bucket #15

    Very nice looking bucket.

    TK0907/Chris
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    Feb 26, 2004, 9:22 PM - Re: My First Bucket #16

    Thanks for all the kind remarks on my helmet. I basically followed Rogue Studios techniques of painting the helmet chrome first. Then after adding the other colors I would scratch to reveal the chrome underneath. The big areas, though, are painted over in metallic paint. I had terrible masking issues. Tape that was barely tacked on would rip huge sections of paint on when pulled off. To try and prevent this from happening I covered the helmet with Krylon Crystal Clear. Well I guess I got a little overzealous with the Crystal Clear because after adding a generous coat the paint started to melt. I literally watched the fine scratches I had added get 2 or 3 times thicker. I fixed most of it but a lot of the scratches you see were much more fine and unnoticeable before. To finish off the bucket I added the Crystal Clear again but in very, very light coats. Thanks again for you comments!

    Ryan
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    Feb 27, 2004, 7:30 AM - Re: My First Bucket #17

    YOWZA !

    WAY TO GO MAN !!!

    Great Job !

    FP
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    Feb 27, 2004, 10:20 AM - Re: My First Bucket #18

    Man o man, hubba hubba
    That is one beautifully weathered helmet. Can you send it to me so I can take a better look, I promise I'll send it back:evil
    Awesome job!!!

    Ely
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    Feb 27, 2004, 8:38 PM - Re: My First Bucket #19

    looks like you took the sandpaper to it!otherwise looks great!

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