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    Mar 1, 2006, 6:50 PM - My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #1

    Updated pics. Scroll down.

    I could really use some feedback as far as technique etc. This is my first time painting a bucket. I used spray cans and some testors model paint. I'm nowhere near finished but I thought this would be a good point to stop and ask for feedback. I do realise there is a "smear" of paint on the right side of the forehead. I'm working on getting rid of this right now.
    Let me know. If it sucks, tell me.
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    Mar 1, 2006, 7:01 PM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #2

    it looks good. keep it up, and it might become a masterpiece!
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    Mar 1, 2006, 7:11 PM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #3

    thanks. the dome smear is gone now, thank God.
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    Mar 1, 2006, 7:27 PM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #4

    Looks good. Just needs some more scratches. A Lot more.
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    Mar 1, 2006, 7:28 PM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #5

    Great work so far....Thats a very nicely shaped dp, good find
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    Mar 1, 2006, 7:36 PM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #6

    Digital 509 -

    After seeing your first attempt... I really want to get cracking on mine! THANK YOU for the inspiration!
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    Mar 1, 2006, 7:37 PM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #7

    Yeah, the scratches and fine detailing are coming.

    I had to rework the helmet when I got it. It was severely warped.
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    Mar 2, 2006, 4:40 AM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #8

    Ok, fixed that ugly smear. added some more details. Need to work on a more accurate paint job on the mandibles tomorow.
    Wow, this photographed like garbage. I'll try to take a better picture with natural light tomorow..assuming it's going to be sunny.
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    Mar 2, 2006, 8:13 AM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #9

    Its looking good but unfortunately I can see the difference in greens where the smudge used to be. I'm not sure if you could hide that with some more weathering or not.

    Also, you need more gray in those mandible scratches. Otherwise its looking great!
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    Mar 2, 2006, 8:26 AM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #10

    D5 - Looking good!

    Keep it going, with this start I think it will end up great!
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    Mar 2, 2006, 9:42 AM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #11

    Looking good. Best flare I think I've seen on a DP. Keep up the progress pics
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    Mar 2, 2006, 1:48 PM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #12

    Quote webchief said:
    Its looking good but unfortunately I can see the difference in greens where the smudge used to be. I'm not sure if you could hide that with some more weathering or not.

    Also, you need more gray in those mandible scratches. Otherwise its looking great!
    I'm gonna try some more misting to even out the colors on top. I'm also going to be working on the mandibles today.

    Thanks for the input guys!
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    Mar 2, 2006, 1:51 PM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #13

    Look forward to seeing more progress pics on this. Good start
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    Mar 2, 2006, 2:19 PM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #14

    Here's a pic I took in the sun before starting on it today.
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    Mar 2, 2006, 4:26 PM - Re: My first bucket attempt. DP 95 w/ spraypaint #15

    cool! keep up the work!

    try to get a pic with the helmet facing the sun.

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