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    Aug 9, 2006, 7:18 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #76

    Quote Desert_Beagle said: View Post
    Happy B-Day Spidey. Don't think of it as being 32 years though. You are just one day older than you were yesterday.

    "Today we celebrate the birth of El Guapo! Today he is.....tirdy-tree years old!"

    I'll give a cookie to whoever can tell me where that quote is from.
    Three Amigos.

    I like chocolate chip!
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    Aug 9, 2006, 7:27 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #77

    Happy Birthday, Buddy!
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    Aug 9, 2006, 7:37 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #78

    Happy Birthday Spidey! As a present, I'm willing to take that crappy bucket off of your hands. Yes, I realize it's quite a sacrifice on my part, but with me, it's all about the giving!
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    Oct 23, 2006, 11:53 AM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #79

    Spidey,
    Have you done any more work on your helmet as of late?
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    Oct 23, 2006, 12:16 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #80

    Quote pghfett said: View Post
    Spidey,
    Have you done any more work on your helmet as of late?
    Yes and no... ..
    Since I normally paint using the Layered method I'm still contemplating using the Topical method...for more accurate scratches......
    SO just trying to figure out the best "plan of attack".........

    Basically I've been looking at a primered Helmet now for like two months.... ....she's ready to be painted just haven't made up my mind .....as there are pros and cons for both methods.

    I should hit-it more soon after some of my other fett commissons are complete. .....Believe me I haven't forgot about her....

    I just want this to be the "BEST of the BEST"......and lately there have been some really EYE OPENING FETT Buckets done...and like everything else Fett just trying to make this the LAST "Upgrade".....hopefully..

    Thanks for asking..
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    Oct 23, 2006, 12:21 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #81

    Oh wait!! I painted and weathered the Stalk and Rangfinder!! I forgot...
    I can post pics tonight...
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    Oct 23, 2006, 12:39 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #82

    TOPICAL!!!! Dont punish your self with a layered paintjob. Your bucket will go qucker and will look the same in the end.

    I want to see PAINT brotha' PAINT!!! On the bucket!!!
    It puts the paint on the bucket or else it gets the hose again!!!

    LOL

    But seriosly... I want you to bring it how ever it is to the party to show off!
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    Oct 23, 2006, 12:51 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #83

    Quote evan4218 said: View Post
    TOPICAL!!!! Dont punish your self with a layered paintjob. Your bucket will go qucker and will look the same in the end.

    I want to see PAINT brotha' PAINT!!! On the bucket!!!
    It puts the paint on the bucket or else it gets the hose again!!!

    LOL

    But seriosly... I want you to bring it how ever it is to the party to show off!
    LOL!!...Layered has always come easy for me though...

    and I'll think about taking it...It's like unveiling a work of art before it's completed, kinda embarrassing...:o ....we'll see..
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    Oct 23, 2006, 12:51 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #84

    Spidey,
    Perhaps you could use both methods at various points along the way ?

    I understand the topical method works very well depending on the type of "silver" paint used, that it must "flow" to aviod brush strokes but not lay on too thick as well. Am I wrong about this Spidey (and fellow Fetters) ? Also what is the best brand and color to use for this reverse making method ? I have zero expierence with this method - yet...

    Spidey I'm sure you, of all people, will make this bucket something special, thats why I asked if you had done anything to it becuse I follow your art work.

    Oh, yeah, you will only stop upgrading when the "real" Fett helmet falls into your lap !!! Until this happens everything can always be upgraded,
    thats the fun part right ? LOL
  10. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Oct 23, 2006, 1:08 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #85

    Quote pghfett said: View Post
    Spidey,
    Perhaps you could use both methods at various points along the way ?

    I understand the topical method works very well depending on the type of "silver" paint used, that it must "flow" to aviod brush strokes but not lay on too thick as well. Am I wrong about this Spidey (and fellow Fetters) ? Also what is the best brand and color to use for this reverse making method ? I have zero expierence with this method - yet...

    Spidey I'm sure you, of all people, will make this bucket something special, thats why I asked if you had done anything to it becuse I follow your art work.

    Oh, yeah, you will only stop upgrading when the "real" Fett helmet falls into your lap !!! Until this happens everything can always be upgraded,
    thats the fun part right ? LOL
    YOU SAID IT.."BRUSH STROKES"....I hate brush stokes ....
    That's the Key... when using the topical anyway....layered has never given me any issue with that...
    And sometimes allot of these buckets look great in pics, but up close is where I'm concerned about when it comes to topical......I want it as close to the real deal as possible....
    and as many know just from looking at the Ref Pics, both methods were used......on the ESB Hero bucket anyway..

    The best paint that EVAN4218 and I have finally agreed on when it comes to the applying "topical Silver" is "Humbral" (sp ) or "Tamiya" (sp).....one comes Enamel and one comes Acrylic....

    SO after halloween my GOAL is C4!!! to be done.....hopefully!!
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    Oct 23, 2006, 5:37 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #86

    I paint with sponge tips, so you don't see any brushstrokes. Mine is a combonation of topical and layered.
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    Oct 31, 2006, 11:29 AM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #87

    AAAHHHHH, a MSH2 (insert fainting smiley here)

    Great job spidey
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    Oct 31, 2006, 11:37 AM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #88

    here's a Pic of my MSH2 on Darthmiller to give you some idea of the Size....
    I think it looks Great!!!
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  14. Oct 31, 2006, 11:49 AM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #89

    The helmet looked amazing when I saw it, though I did have one question. How did you get the bunny ears to stick?
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    Oct 31, 2006, 12:12 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #90

    Quote TxFett said: View Post
    The helmet looked amazing when I saw it, though I did have one question. How did you get the bunny ears to stick?
    JB WELD.. ..
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    Dec 20, 2006, 2:27 AM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #91

    Updates??
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    Dec 21, 2006, 9:29 AM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #92

    Quote micke said: View Post
    Updates??
    Sorry Micke ....I'll pick it up again after the Holidays...
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    Dec 21, 2006, 11:14 AM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #93

    still not done !? Come on, been looking forward to this ...nonetheless, coming back the thread, I am still flabbergasted with that mounting system. I know I said it before, but dang good job man. Looking forward to more now that I have this MS1 to paint up ! Yee ha !
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    Jan 7, 2007, 7:10 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #94

    Bump
  20. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Jan 7, 2007, 8:28 PM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #95

    Quote NikNak_aka said: View Post
    Bump
    sorry been a little busy.. http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...317#post224317

    I promise I'll get back to this soon...
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    Jan 9, 2007, 2:22 AM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #96

    Just started working on my boba helm. I just got back from home depot with all the necessary supplys to use your awesome removable visor mounting. For anyone else wanting to use this technique I suggest getting this Fostner Drill bit:


    I believe from the photo that is the same one that spidey used (correct me if I am wrong)

    cheers
    -Rob
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    Jan 10, 2007, 12:36 AM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #97

    I absolutely want to try and use this visor mounting method. I hope to see as many progress pics as I can to see exactly how to mount those niknak! Maybe a tutorial is in order. What do you think? It would definitely make life easier on me, you have no idea...Oh yeah, about how much was that Forstner bit? Just out of curiosity...Many thanks, I think you've taken a weight off my shoulders. I'm afraid the near total lack of dexterity in my right(and dominant) hand keeps me from attempting to hot glue it in place as I'm afraid I'll have glue all over everything. It's happened before on other projects at the most inopportune moments. I also like the look of the "rivet" look of the tee nuts on the visor. makes a perfect addition to a custom mandos buy'ce...I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

  23. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Jan 10, 2007, 8:21 AM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #98

    Quote NikNak_aka said: View Post
    Just started working on my boba helm. I just got back from home depot with all the necessary supplys to use your awesome removable visor mounting. For anyone else wanting to use this technique I suggest getting this Fostner Drill bit:


    I believe from the photo that is the same one that spidey used (correct me if I am wrong)

    cheers
    -Rob
    Correct !!...and it runs like 8-10$ in price..
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    Jan 12, 2007, 2:53 AM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #99

    Well, I went and picked up all the tee nuts, bolts, nuts, Forstner bit and some stuff for my gauntlets today. So I have everything that'll allow me to put in my visor, rear circuit board-which I painted to look like a real MQ-1 circuit board. I know that's not how Fett's was, but I thought it'd be cool to see what it looks like...Now, I have a question. Once you set all the tee nuts in place etc and get them epoxied in place. How in the heck do you mark and then drill the holes so that the visor will bolt on in exactly the right place. Is there a method you used that I'm not thinking of? I'd imagine so...

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    Jan 12, 2007, 3:02 AM - Re: MY MSH2.. It has Begun. #100

    Got everything I needed to set my visor via tee nuts etc. Now how in the heck do you mark the visors so that you know where to drill and then pray that it bolts in straight in the perfect position? I may have to ship it off and have it done yet...

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