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  1. stormtrooperguy's Avatar
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    Sep 30, 2005, 1:53 AM - My Second Helmet Paint #1

    I painted my first helmet veeeeery quickly. I needed it for an event, and so I didn't have a lot of time to work on it. I've mentioned before what a piece of @%%^! it was, so I'll skip that rant this time.

    But, waiting off to the side was the helmet I got from Fettspride very early on in my Boba project. Some of you might remember this coming up in the cargo hold:



    Well, a bit of painting later, it now looks like this:



    And a couple of detail shots:





    Between #1 and #2, I definitely learned a lot about using the layered painting method, particularly regarding how the paint behaves at different levels of dryness.

    I found that letting the silver base cure fully, masking, then letting the other layers dry, but only for a few hours left the top layers pretty easy to scratch / peel / etc... Once the paint had been dry for a couple of days, it became much harder to scratch it off.

    I'm sure I'll have paint job #3 at some point, and that it will come out better still. I'm pretty happy with the improvement from the first to this one!

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    Sep 30, 2005, 2:10 AM - Re: My Second Helmet Paint #2

    Looking good, like what you've done w/ the details
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    Sep 30, 2005, 6:29 AM - Re: My Second Helmet Paint #3

    Definitely an improvement with the paint job. Good work.
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    Sep 30, 2005, 9:30 AM - Re: My Second Helmet Paint #4

    whuha! cool dude!
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    Sep 30, 2005, 11:12 AM - Re: My Second Helmet Paint #5

    Very nice ROTJ Fett... few of them out there with all the ESB and SE Fetts.

    HUGE improvement!

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