Apr 24, 2005, 11:42 PM - Re: MY MS2
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!
Apr 25, 2005, 3:51 PM - Re: MY MS2
Wow, very nice... I envy you!
-Tony Vida; TK 3204; Austin, Tx
Apr 25, 2005, 9:57 PM - Re: MY MS2
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.
Apr 26, 2005, 1:13 AM - Re: MY MS2
That is a nice looking helmet
Apr 27, 2005, 6:11 AM - Re: MY MS2
That paint job looks. . . I dunno. . . a little bland. Maybe some greens and dark reds?
Just a suggestion.
Apr 27, 2005, 8:43 AM - Re: MY MS2
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.
Apr 27, 2005, 9:26 AM - Re: MY MS2
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.
Apr 30, 2005, 6:23 PM - Re: MY MS2
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!
May 3, 2005, 3:17 PM - Re: MY MS2
Im jealous !! ...some day soon I will have my own. I hope
May 3, 2005, 3:38 PM - Re: MY MS2
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.
May 3, 2005, 4:52 PM - Re: MY MS2
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.
May 3, 2005, 5:26 PM - Re: MY MS2
It's coming bud! Hang tight! Its on its way.
May 3, 2005, 6:19 PM - Re: MY MS2
Holding my breath...I've heard nothing but great things about your helmet MarrowSun
May 3, 2005, 10:53 PM - Re: MY MS2
Hey Marrow .... dont forget me !!!
May 4, 2005, 11:45 AM - Re: MY MS2
Marrows helmets are definitely worth waiting for, trust me
May 4, 2005, 1:42 PM - Re: MY MS2
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.
May 4, 2005, 4:16 PM - Re: MY MS2
I personally never install the visor until I'm totally done painting.
May 4, 2005, 10:31 PM - Re: MY MS2
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.
Last edited by Spideyfett; May 5, 2005 at 9:43 PM.
May 5, 2005, 12:17 AM - Re: MY MS2
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.