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  1. BrianPettit's Avatar
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    Aug 20, 2006, 9:30 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #51

    That thing is amazing! Very cool! Now I want to try scratchbuilding. Can't wait to see it painted.

    Brian
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    Aug 21, 2006, 12:27 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #52

    Holy smokes, that is AMAZING! How much would you say that cost you?
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    Aug 21, 2006, 7:06 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #53

    I would say up to this point I have about $90 invested. By the time you add in the $40 for the appropriate paints and thinners for finishing it will be around $130 total and a whole lot of time.
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    Aug 21, 2006, 8:06 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #54

    Thats freakin Sick..way to go!! I love it!
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    Aug 21, 2006, 9:06 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #55

    Truly amazing! Top work!

    So how do you fill in Pin holes, that has been driving me nuts!

    Jono!
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    Aug 21, 2006, 10:17 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #56

    that looks amazing man. I still trying to get my dome to look half way decent. Ill be buying a 2 more batting helmets today. to try new ways of getting the shape perfect. my first one didnt turn out so hot. looking at this thread and all the other scratchbuilt helmet threads is helping me along the way. again looks amazing. great work!!
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    Aug 21, 2006, 12:18 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #57

    Quote SD68 said: View Post
    I would say up to this point I have about $90 invested. By the time you add in the $40 for the appropriate paints and thinners for finishing it will be around $130 total and a whole lot of time.
    $130.00 bucks and a little elbow grease for a fantastic helmet !!!!!!
    Very nice build, I can't help but appreciate builds like yours SD68. The helmet is turning out fantastic.
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    Aug 21, 2006, 5:42 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #58

    Thanks for all the kind words! For pinholes I use either 3M spot putty for broad coverage or super glue for small pinholes and imperfections. The super glue dries faster but don't let it set to long or it becomes harder than the surrounding bondo or putty and is a bear to sand. My green visor came in today, can't wait to install it. I will use Spideyfett's t-nut technique for it and the MQ1.
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  9. Aug 22, 2006, 9:23 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #59

    Nice job! Very slick looking helmet ...
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    Aug 22, 2006, 11:33 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #60

    Beautiful work!!! That Helmet looks great!! With the quality of your build I can't wait to see what you can do with the paint job.



    Please keep us posted. Thank you for sharing.

    Alan
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    Sep 10, 2006, 11:03 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #61

    any new updates?
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    Sep 10, 2006, 12:49 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #62

    Haven't been able to work on it for a couple of weeks. Had my honey do list to take of before the kids got back in school. I have to keep the wife happy. I hope things will slow down so I can get the metallic undercoat applied and then get started on the back of the helmet. I was hoping all the paint templates from evan and count dookie would be complete but I'm sure they are just as busy as I am. I will keep you posted. I thought about casting the helmet and TF said it was possible even after I painted it so I might hold off on the casting. It sure would be nice to be able to have a ROTJ to go with the ESB.
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    Mar 15, 2007, 10:40 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #63

    It's been way too long since my last post. I finally got around to starting the ESB paintjob. I looked at the date of the original post of June of last year and said I need to finish this thing. I started back by reinforcing the inside with a layer of fiberglass cloth. I really seemed to stiffen up the mandible portion. Went with spray in bedliner to finish off the inside. This stuff is awesome. Fast drying and little overspray. After final painting I will coat it with flat black to cover the overspray from the finish colors. Went with RS list for paints and using Floquil enamels and Testors Model Master. Went with lighter primer/filler coat by duplicolor. Added signature scratch damage to mandibles and added custom borden connector made of 3/8" brass rod.
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    Mar 15, 2007, 10:53 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #64

    The POG I lightened with 10% flat gull gray. This toned it down to allow weathering washes later. Lightly sprayed full POG at edges to create a slight multitoned effect and also a lighter spray with more gull gray added in a mottled effect to replicate the reference photos. Using the high def ESB reference images posted here. Used brunswick green for upper cheek area and will add lighter oversprays later to tone it down. Used Floquil Aged Concrete for the back panels mixed 70/30 with gull gray. It was just what I was hoping for: not too gray, not too yellow. Used old fashioned killstripe thread for the killstripes. Took a while to get spacing correct but it was worth it. Used Windsor and Newton masking fluid for the first time. This must be the divine gift to painting. It works incredible!
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    Mar 15, 2007, 11:04 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #65

    After gaining confidence with the masking fluid I decided to tackle the back. I want to get the green on to make masking for the boxcar red easier. I used Count Dookie's templates for the back left and am creating my own for the back right side. Hope to have initial green on so I can paint the boxcar red this weekend. I went with Euro dark green straight from the bottle for the main color. After this I lightened it 10% with Aged concrete and overspray the center of the green damage to give the mottled effect again. Finally I emptied Wal Mart Color Place royal blue into a container thinned 50% with thinner and oversprayed the green areas lightly with heavier concentration towards the outer edges to replicate the reference photos. This has been a long time coming and the master painters here at TDH are my inspiration as well as instructors. I hope to just come close to their creations with this helmet.
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    Mar 15, 2007, 11:38 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #66

    Once again EXCELLENT work !!!!
    Looking very sharp -

    I like the use of the bedliner material as well - very interesting !!!
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    Mar 15, 2007, 11:40 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #67

    Great job!!
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    Mar 16, 2007, 12:26 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #68

    I wish I had that kind of tallent
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    Mar 16, 2007, 9:29 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #69

    Incredible skills dude!! Awesome work!
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    Mar 16, 2007, 10:13 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #70

    Dude, you should mold that bad boy and sell them. I would be in for one. The paintjob is looking as excellent as the helmet itself. Great job
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    Mar 16, 2007, 11:44 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #71

    I am speechless...
    If I hadn't seen the progress pics above, I'd had a hard time believing what I see!

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    Mar 16, 2007, 11:50 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #72

    This really blows me away. Thats fantastic work there! I don't know what to say! I agree with mrgr8ness, you should cast the helmet!
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    Mar 16, 2007, 12:43 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #73

    Thanks for all the kind words. I couldn't have done it without WOF's templates. According to TF I should be able to cast the helmet post painting but I haven't decided yet if I want to risk destroying it during the casting process. I should have more updates later this weekend or early next week.
  24. Mar 16, 2007, 12:53 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #74

    SD68, thats an amazing job! It looks so 'crisp'...
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    Mar 16, 2007, 2:05 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #75

    Man that is out of the park! I wish I had the time to do that kind of work. Amazing!

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