My First Helmet!

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    My First Helmet!

    Here's some shots of the helmet I'm working on. Honestly, I wasn't really satisfied with it since the inside was filled with spiky fiberglass. Plus, the details were pretty blobby to say the least.

    Also, the thing is DAMN heavy. Maybe, I'll just use this as a display helmet on my mannequin. But so far, I've been able to sand, putty, etc this thing to the way I want it. No way to fix the weight though. Still alot of work to do on this though (more sanding, plus the mandibles are kinda too thick).

    Anyhow, here's some pics:







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    Re: My First Helmet!

    Just wanted to show some updated pics of my helmet. I painted it silver then used toothpaste as a mask for damage. This is what I have done so far:







    Still have a long way to go on the dome (I still need to redden the kill stripes a bit, more grey marks, clear coat and buff, etc etc) but not bad for two days work.

    -Joe

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    Re: My First Helmet!

    are you doing that rattle can style? or air brushed? i really like the layered damage.

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    Re: My First Helmet!

    saint_nasty said: View Post
    are you doing that rattle can style? or air brushed? i really like the layered damage.
    All spray cans.

    Used blue pastel chalk to darken the green a bit. I plan on using pastel to redden the the kill stripes a bit too.

    -Joe

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    Re: My First Helmet!

    Nice, its coming along great. Keep going

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    Re: My First Helmet!

    Thanks guys. I think I may have the gray marks on the dome a bit too dark. I'll post some pics of it when I get home from work.

    -Joe

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    Re: My First Helmet!

    Well, I've got just about the main part of the helmet all painted. All I need to work on is the back bottom of the helmet plus the ears and rangefinder (still waiting to get those from Sgt Fang).

    I plan on taking higher res pics of it in the future, but here's how it looks so far (along with my new buddy, Masterpiece Megatron). I like it. Not exactly screen accurate but enough to look good for me.



    -Joe

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    Re: My First Helmet!

    looking pretty good up front. esb? how's the back look. and i love the megatron.

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    Re: My First Helmet!

    saint_nasty said: View Post
    looking pretty good up front. esb? how's the back look. and i love the megatron.
    I tried using both ESB and SE styles paint styles. Came out a little different than I thought but I still like it.

    The back is still not done plus I still need to add some additional dings and nicks (also, the black paint scratches on the front). I'll post some pics of it when it's done though. Here's some newer pics I took today of the helmet.

    -Joe



    Last edited by godaking; Apr 1, 2007 at 11:06 PM.

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    Re: My First Helmet!

    That is an awsome paint job man! What kinda bucket is this, it is nice and wide. Well keep up the work. For real bad *** bucket.

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