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  1. stormtrooperguy's Avatar
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    Mar 7, 2006, 11:44 PM - My MS3 progress pics #1

    I got my MS3 kit today, and in true hyperactive monkey style have already started working on it.

    So as to avoid posting everything in 5 different places, I'm just going to throw a link to my progress page up here, and bump the thread as I move along.

    Tonight saw me cutting out the visor, sanding the earcaps, and painting the silver base coat.





    For side by side comparisons between an MSH2 and an MS3, go here:
    http://tk7602.com/bobafett/ms3.php

    I'm going to start masking off the damage areas tonight, and probably continue through tomorrow with that. More as it comes...
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    Mar 7, 2006, 11:59 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #2

    Yaay, Canada makes a cameo in the last photo!
    I look forward to seeing the progress bud, how are those cold cast ears?
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    Mar 8, 2006, 12:34 AM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #3

    Brian you sick bastard!
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    Mar 8, 2006, 12:37 AM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #4

    Quote webchief said:
    Brian you sick bastard!

    I second that.
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    Mar 8, 2006, 12:57 AM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #5

    looking smooth :-) mine goes out friday... can't wait!!! first bucket
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    Mar 8, 2006, 1:07 AM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #6

    Quote Jango_Fett_Jr said:
    Yaay, Canada makes a cameo in the last photo!
    I look forward to seeing the progress bud, how are those cold cast ears?

    yep, rotj again. gotta keep the balance in the neg... too many ESB helmets around here already!

    though i might repaint the msh2 once i'm all done with this one. i'm not really interested in wearing the esb one, but it would be neat to try my hand at painting it.

    i need to take a pic of the ears. they pretty much look just like my paint job on the other helmet

    i just spent the last 2 hours making off damage on the left mandible. which is about how long i spent on my entire first helmet, so i think that says something. i'm not sure what exactly, but something.
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    Mar 8, 2006, 3:26 AM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #7

    Sweet helmet! Don't rush it now
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    Mar 8, 2006, 6:04 AM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #8

    sweet man
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    Mar 8, 2006, 10:45 AM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #9

    super sweet!
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    Mar 8, 2006, 12:05 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #10

    lookin forward to seeing this being finished!!
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    Mar 8, 2006, 12:29 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #11

    I'm going to steal it Friday night.
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    Mar 8, 2006, 12:30 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #12

    Quote kbrosseau said:
    Sweet helmet! Don't rush it now
    i'm already taking this one slow... given my past history, i should have been up until 5am doing ALL of the masking!
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    Mar 8, 2006, 12:38 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #13

    Don't listen to them! Hurry up and get this done! You've had it for all of 2 days now what's the hold up! J/K
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    Mar 9, 2006, 2:00 AM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #14

    i painted on all of the masking fluid for the exposed silver layer. i was all set to spray the dark grey on over it... then i pulled the cap off of the dark grey paint only to find that it was not dark grey at all.

    bummer.

    so tomorrow i buy some dark grey, *then* paint it. which sucks, since it sets me back a bit on getting some color down on it.

    ah well... it will... um... leave the latex some time to cure. yeah, yeah that's it.
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    Mar 9, 2006, 4:00 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #15

    Took some photos of the masked areas...





    And got my grey paint. Onward to victory! Or at least, onward to layer 2.
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    Mar 10, 2006, 8:00 AM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #16

    Will you paint the entire helmet grey or just the areas around your masking fluid?
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    Mar 10, 2006, 9:14 AM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #17

    Quote propcicle said:
    Will you paint the entire helmet grey or just the areas around your masking fluid?
    i did the whole thing. it was easier to blast all of it than keep track of what spots needed it.

    pics will come later on of this part of it. i'm taking them, just not uploading yet
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    Mar 10, 2006, 1:53 PM - while paint dries.. #18

    while paint dries, so i figured i'd post up more pics! on a side note... what a PERFECT day to be painting! it's about 60 degrees, sunny, and a nice warm breeze is blowing!

    for details on what i'm doing, see the web page:
    http://tk7602.com/bobafett/ms3.php

    in short, i use the masking fluid for everything, because while you need to let paint *really* dry to put tape down, the latex has proven safe after only about 30 minutes of drying time.

    as is my little tradition, i am using all spray cans, rather than airbrushing the exact paints on. while it may not be 100% authentic, it's darned close, and helps to show people a different view on the painting that might be a *little* less intimidating.

    i put a grey coat over the silver, and used the masking fluid to mark off the areas that stay grey in the end... i used duplicolor grey primer for this from an auto parts store.



    cheeks and back painted. cheeks are rustoleum sage green, back is rustoleum america's finest green.



    lots of latex...



    mandibles. rustoleum hunt club green, misted with rustoleum blue and rustoleum black. i went back and forth with multiple layers of the 3 until i got it where i liked it. this pic is actually in the middle of the mixing, so it's not the final color...



    mandibles masked, visor painted and more masking. visor with rustoleum claret wine.



    dome painted, more sage green.



    on to the peeling. i'm planning to peel some of the latex this afternoon, and leave some for the presentation webchief and i are doing tonight.
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    Mar 10, 2006, 1:59 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #19

    Looking sweet so far!

    And a bonus tutorial and with spray cans! Awesome!
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    Mar 10, 2006, 4:33 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #20

    It's lookin really neato so far dude.
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    Mar 10, 2006, 4:52 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #21

    Bucket looks great! The spraypaint technique looks good, keep the pics comin'.
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    Mar 11, 2006, 12:45 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #22

    It was cool to see this bucket in person last night at the costuming panel in Boston. Brian actually pulled away the masking fluid off the right front cheek in the demo and it worked great!
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    Mar 11, 2006, 3:37 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #23

    Quote webchief said:
    It was cool to see this bucket in person last night at the costuming panel in Boston. Brian actually pulled away the masking fluid off the right front cheek in the demo and it worked great!
    Yeah, it's looking pretty awesome. I went to the exhibit last night and it was great. A lot of people came.
  24. Mar 11, 2006, 5:12 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #24

    The helmet looks great. If you dont mind my asking, where did you guys find the masking fluid? The stores I went to around here didnt have any.
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    Mar 12, 2006, 2:10 PM - Re: My MS3 progress pics #25

    two....days....no ...update.....losing conciousness...

    Dying to see how the mask comes off.

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