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    Mar 30, 2009, 9:33 AM - MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #1

    Hey brothers,

    I just want to share my painting progress on my TF helmet.

    That helmet is an outstanding piece of art, great in shape and absolutely perfect in detail. Terminal fettler, you did an impressive job bro!

    So my part was the painting. I went the layered technique that TF himself is doing too and I am absolutely happy with the result. IMO it is by far the best technique ... but also time consuming ...

    I still need to do some subtle weathering and some minor scratches, the RF has to be sprayed black too (waiting for the color ) and the keyslots have to be cut out. Yes, I know, I should have done it earlier, but still missing the correct tool for this. Keyslots coming afterwards.

    So here are the pictures of my holy grail and I hope you like it!






























    And here some comparison shots to TFs own helmet he did a while ago:







    More pictures of the ongoing weathering process will follow.

    Feedback is welcome my fellow brothers!

    Cheers,

    Manuel
    Last edited by mmgraphics; Mar 30, 2009 at 9:36 AM. Reason: misspelling ... :-)
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    Mar 30, 2009, 10:28 AM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #2

    Looking pretty good, brother !

    Have you used the HUMBROL-colors ?

    We want to see more...

    Manuel, echt eine tolle Arbeit, Respekt !

    Greetings
    Florian

    PS: do you own a Vader, too ? It seems that there is a Chest-box lying aorund (2nd pic with the Screen in the background)
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    Mar 30, 2009, 12:05 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #3

    Hey man, that helmet looks GREAT! You did an AWESOME job on it! Holy Grail indeed!
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    Mar 30, 2009, 12:08 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #4

    Hey Florian,

    yes, I used the humbrol colors.

    Thanks for the kind words! :thumbup

    And yes, I own a Vader too. But what you can see there in the 2nd picture is just the case of my screwer.

    Danke fr die Blumen Flo!

    Cheers,
    manuel
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    Mar 30, 2009, 12:09 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #5

    Quote Firespray Pilot said: View Post
    Hey man, that helmet looks GREAT! You did an AWESOME job on it! Holy Grail indeed!
    Thanks a lot firespraypilot.

    I tried to get it as accurate as possible. Still work to do on this one. I would say its at 95% now.

    Cheers,
    Manuel
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    Mar 30, 2009, 12:16 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #6

    very nice. you can send that to my house for a closer inspection...... lol!!!!!
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    Mar 30, 2009, 12:24 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #7

    That looks great, really good job that you've done.



    Robert
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    Mar 30, 2009, 1:08 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #8

    Quote mrbungle said: View Post
    very nice. you can send that to my house for a closer inspection...... lol!!!!!
    *lol* thats to be discussed later ...

    Quote CaptainSolo said: View Post
    That looks great, really good job that you've done.



    Robert
    Thanks Robert. Always great to get that kind of feedback after a lot of work. I appriciate that!
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    Mar 30, 2009, 4:00 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #9

    very nice paint job so far!
  10. Mar 30, 2009, 4:26 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #10

    Nice work Manuel!
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    Mar 30, 2009, 5:50 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #11

    Killer!
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    Mar 31, 2009, 4:42 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #12

    Awesome!!!!
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    Mar 31, 2009, 4:46 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #13

    That is awesome, brother. I hope to achieve such greatness when I get around to this build.
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    Mar 31, 2009, 6:27 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #14

    WOW! what a nice looking paint job! Did you use liquid masking? I didn't have much
    luck with that stuff so I went topical.
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    Mar 31, 2009, 10:17 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #15

    Great job!
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    Mar 31, 2009, 10:54 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #16

    beautiful! that's a helmet to be proud of!
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    Apr 1, 2009, 2:34 AM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #17

    Quote woodman said: View Post
    WOW! what a nice looking paint job! Did you use liquid masking? I didn't have much
    luck with that stuff so I went topical.
    Yes, I used liquid masking. I use a very fine brush to get it on the helmet, some areas are put on by a small rubber brush. The rubber brush has a very fine tip so you can add more detailed parts.

    The masking fluid is drying very quickly and so I can airbrush the next layer very fast after I have put on all masking.

    I love that rubbing off after each layer to see what it looks like ... just like xmas ...

    Thanks for the kind words bro!
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    Apr 1, 2009, 2:52 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #18

    very well done, brother! i hope that when my bobamaker helmet gets here i can replicate that! totally impressed with the work you have done...
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    Apr 1, 2009, 2:54 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #19

    Quote mmgraphics said: View Post
    .........
    I love that rubbing off after each layer to see what it looks like ... just like xmas ...
    .........
    Yes, I know that feeling, have had the same during my paint-job...
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    Apr 16, 2009, 6:09 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #20

    I'm looking forward to layering my helmet when it comes in tomorrow. Yours is inspirational!
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    Apr 17, 2009, 2:09 AM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #21

    Thanks bomber. And good luck with your own helmet.
    One thing to remember: take your time for it.

    :-)
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    Apr 17, 2009, 2:10 AM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #22

    Once again, excellent work bro !
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    Apr 17, 2009, 2:17 AM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #23

    Thanks pghfett! ;-)
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    Apr 24, 2009, 9:38 AM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #24

    Looks awesome!
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    Apr 27, 2009, 9:48 PM - Re: MY TF HELMET LAYERED [Pic intense] #25

    Great looking helmet!

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