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  1. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Apr 24, 2005, 7:26 PM - MY MS2 #1

    UPDATED SATURDAY 09/03/05
    Well, this is my newest Baby...Just getting her ready for PRIMER...
    I've done a couple of modifications here and there, lots of Bondo. It had a higher than normal dome but I did some severe Dremeling and Sanding on the top of this thing..Still could use a little more, but over all this the BEST MOST BEAUTIFUL Bucket I have ever owned. Well Worth it...(Thanks Marrow)

    I will be Posting updated pics through out....
    Ready or not here it goes...



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  2. DL44 Blaster's Avatar
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    Apr 24, 2005, 7:47 PM - Re: MY MS2 #2

    I'll look forward to seeing the finished product,but I don't envy you on the in between Those paintjobs are a killer to ones spare time.


    Steve
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    Apr 24, 2005, 10:42 PM - Re: MY MS2 #3

    I enjoy the painting. Mostly touchups and weathering though. It gives me something to do. What sucks is waiting for coats to dry. Yep.

    Great bucket, though. I love it. I actually kind of like the higher dome, too. It definately doesn't make it look worse!
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    Apr 25, 2005, 2:51 PM - Re: MY MS2 #4

    Wow, very nice... I envy you!

    -Tony Vida; TK 3204; Austin, Tx
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    Apr 25, 2005, 8:57 PM - Re: MY MS2 #5

    I can't wait to see it all finished up. It already looks like the MS_2 needs alot less bondo than the MS_1. I can really see how he cleaned everything up. Awesome bucket.

    I am currently working on my MS_1 and it is just eating up the bondo for dinner (a little over exaggeration there). Filling all the seams and pock marks is tedious work. I gotta say I love it though. I love it so much I just ordered my second MS_1 bucket. Wish I had jumped on the MS_2 when I had the chance. Maybe more will be offered. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

    Andrew
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    Apr 26, 2005, 12:13 AM - Re: MY MS2 #6

    That is a nice looking helmet
  7. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Apr 26, 2005, 10:00 PM - Re: MY MS2 #7

    AHHH Primer!!!8)
    Thought I'd keep up with this thread with more pictures...

    My Goal is to show every stage."Hopefully".....Mainly to give, those that need it most, a "visual aid" if you will.
    I should start painting this weekend...or later this week. Of Course ESB scheme .
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    Apr 27, 2005, 5:11 AM - Re: MY MS2 #8

    That paint job looks. . . I dunno. . . a little bland. Maybe some greens and dark reds?
    Just a suggestion.
  9. Apr 27, 2005, 7:43 AM - Re: MY MS2 #9

    If your doing the Layering methode you might want to use a black primer before the metallic paint for better effect. I was given this suggestion and does seem to make a more realistic metal look.
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    Apr 27, 2005, 8:26 AM - Re: MY MS2 #10

    Quote Spideyfett said:
    AHHH Primer!!!8)
    Thought I'd keep up with this thread with more pictures...

    My Goal is to show every stage."Hopefully".....Mainly to give, those that need it most, a "visual aid" if you will.
    I should start painting this weekend...or later this week. Of Course ESB scheme .

    Thanks alot for doing that, I am going to try this. My first helmet paint job isnt so good I think mainly because I used U.S. medium green and its to dark. But thats all I had at the time and after I did my armor I figured why not, that was before I wanted to be more accurate.
  11. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Apr 30, 2005, 4:18 PM - Re: MY MS2 #11

    "HOUSTON... WE HAVE A VISOR!!!!"...
    Did some additional work on some rough spots and installed the VISOR...
    I like to install the visor at this point, before the real painting begins.
    To me the mess of cutting through fiberglass after you have painted everything is not the way to go..I'd rather just Mask the Visor off and do all the Structural work now. Kinda like body work on a car. For those who have done that before.
    Anyway....



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    Apr 30, 2005, 5:23 PM - Re: MY MS2 #12

    I was wondering at what point I needed to dremel out the visor and install it. This helps! BTW, great looking helmet so far! Judging from your previous work, I can't wait to see the finished product!
  13. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    May 1, 2005, 1:34 PM - Re: MY MS2 #13

    Can you say "Chrome Dome"..

    I put two costs of Testors Chrome #1209..
    You must be very careful with this stuff, as it builds up quickly and **over spraying is a very easy mistake...
    I like to use Testors Chrome because it hardens very well....
    Of course this is the base color of the topical paint scheme I'll be doing...and I use chrome instead of Bright Silver because at the end will go a flat coating...... and well the chrome just holds that "Shine" better..

    I've included a pic of the reworked dent I did...the Lighting makes it really hard to see..
    So please excuse my bad photography skills..

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    May 3, 2005, 2:17 PM - Re: MY MS2 #14

    Excellent work,


    Im jealous !! ...some day soon I will have my own. I hope
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    May 3, 2005, 2:38 PM - Re: MY MS2 #15

    Ok, I'm with you so far I got my helmet and cleaned it up, added the scars for the ROTJ version. Sprayed it chrome with Duplicolor engine enamel chrome. I used that for my guantlets to and it seemed to be tougher than regualr paint for the chipping process.
  16. May 3, 2005, 3:52 PM - Re: MY MS2 #16

    I like to get that started on my MS2 my self, however it's been over a month and I still haven't gotten mine.
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    May 3, 2005, 4:26 PM - Re: MY MS2 #17

    It's coming bud! Hang tight! Its on its way.
  18. May 3, 2005, 5:19 PM - Re: MY MS2 #18

    Holding my breath...I've heard nothing but great things about your helmet MarrowSun
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    May 3, 2005, 9:53 PM - Re: MY MS2 #19

    Hey Marrow .... dont forget me !!!


    Mike
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    May 4, 2005, 10:45 AM - Re: MY MS2 #20

    Marrows helmets are definitely worth waiting for, trust me
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    May 4, 2005, 12:42 PM - Re: MY MS2 #21

    I've just ordered one too! Can't wait.
    I have a question for those who've built up fiberglass helmets before.
    What's the main reason you guys install the visor prior to painting? Seems like there would be a lot greater chance of messing up the visor when it's installed during all the painting/weathering.
    Is there anyone who has waited to install it until after painting?
    Just curious about different viewpoints.
    Eric
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    May 4, 2005, 3:16 PM - Re: MY MS2 #22

    I personally never install the visor until I'm totally done painting.
  23. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    May 4, 2005, 8:07 PM - Re: MY MS2 #23

    Quote superjedi said:
    I've just ordered one too! Can't wait.
    I have a question for those who've built up fiberglass helmets before.
    What's the main reason you guys install the visor prior to painting? Seems like there would be a lot greater chance of messing up the visor when it's installed during all the painting/weathering.
    Is there anyone who has waited to install it until after painting?
    Just curious about different viewpoints.
    Eric
    FOR ME since I've done four of these...Mainly THREE Reasons:
    1. For Durability..there is potential for the Fiberglass to Crack when there is no support in the visor area once cut...That's my biggest reason, because it happened to me TWICE.
    2. And as I stated before it can get very messy to try and cut the visor and install after you have painted your bucket..intern poetically ruining your paint job with all the Grabbing while hot glueing or screwing , which ever method you choose to use...
    3. I've done it this way for three of the four helmets and It's worked out every time...With NO Scratches. Of course I masked with lots of LOW TACK Masking TAPE ON BOTH-SIDES , in and out.

    I guess its all on what works for you..
    I say try what's easiest for YOU, because I don't think there is a WRONG or Right way on something like this...
    Does that help.????
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    May 4, 2005, 9:31 PM - Re: MY MS2 #24

    Okay Moving On..

    MASKING FLUID...I say NO to mustard...Just my opinion.

    THIS IS WHERE THE HIGH RES REFERENCE MATERIAL COMES IN.

    This, to me, is the most under-rated steps..
    Normally I would draw the the scratches first, but for this I'll just apply it Per the REF PICS with different size paint brushes..I do recommend drawing them on lightly first though.

    The fluid does tend to build up on the brush...remove the build up throughout, making sure your brush is pretty clean..This makes each application easier..

    The reason I like this stuff is because:
    1. It dries fast
    2. If you mess up or don't think it looks right then just let it dry and take it right off and reapply.
    3. And the detail you can get with this stuff is great.
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    May 4, 2005, 11:17 PM - Re: MY MS2 #25

    Thanks Marrow and Spidey!
    Now I know I will absolutely install the visor either before or after painting!
    Wait. . . that's not right.
    I guess I'll prolly do it before, because of the "support" factor.
    Eric