My SGT Fang helm thread

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    My SGT Fang helm thread-Repainted!

    Well here is my progress on the helmet, spent all day working on it using the toothpaste method and spray coat, an got a little to go.

    Ignore the first 3 pics, those are of my other helmet

    Helmet pics

    Not only does it look good but it smells minty fresh!!!
    Last edited by Satxer; Mar 5, 2009 at 7:54 AM.

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    Toothpaste method? You mean as a masking agent?
    Hadn't heard of that one before.

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    Nice start. I have to say if I wasn't planning on using Windsor newtons awesome liquid mask I would go the tooth paste route. I am not a huge fan of the smell of mustard.

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    Cheaper method, is toothpaste...79 cents! Just use a paintbrush and apply! I heard mustard is a lil more liquidy. Either way...it got the job done..and it looks like natural battle damage.

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    Not forgetting the fresh minty breath and healthy gums

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    I tried the mustard on my JP. It left yellow stains on the silver. I just repainted it and went topical.

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    Toothpaste if anything made the silver look nice and clean, only thing I needed to do was use a wet towel to get the residue off.

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    The last 4 pics are the ones of the pretty much finished product.
    New Helmet pics

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    When I get my helmet (eventually) I was thinking of using blu-tack as a paint masking method.

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    I have used mustard and liquid mask as masking agents. Many people have used the tooth paste idea. I have also seen people use mayo. I no longer use mustard only because when I spray the testors dull coat on things is suddenly turns the silver yellow. Prior to the dull coat you can't see the mustard at all but once it goes on BAM yellow. It also stains white paint. Liquid mask is what I use now and it works very well.

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    Mustard is more liquidy, yes. I have never used Toothpaste though, but I do imagine that it would be easier to control. I will be using Liquid Mask from now on, why? Because that's what it is made for.

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    maybe PVA glue as well? (in case they don't sell liquid mask in your area)

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    Wow, hard to believe it has been a year since I first got it. About a month ago, a fellow member in the garrison wanted to see how good I could paint a Boba helmet if I took my time. Well..I decided to sand my Fang down and repaint it...and here is what I came up with...





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    That looks awesome!
    I wish i had the patience to paint one myself!

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    Re: My SGT Fang helm thread

    Well, patience is key. When I first painted it a year ago...I don't think I took my time, and a few things looked off, not to mention the cat scratch looked off too. So, I took the effort to see how much better if I spent about a week painting it. Looks a lot better. Granted, I have BM helmet that is just plain awesome, but I think it is best to have a spare one to use for the more...hate to say, but...risky events.

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