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  1. Jango_Fett_Jr's Avatar
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    Mar 16, 2007, 3:29 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #76

    This is going to be a great one, I can tell already!
    It's just amazing how 3 or 4 years ago hardly anyone was scratchbuilding their own helmets, with most people using DPs as the least expensive option. This is yet another example of the ingenuity of TDHers (and WOF's templates )
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    Mar 16, 2007, 6:42 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #77

    Awesome Helmet!
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    Mar 16, 2007, 9:22 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #78

    AMAZING! can't wait to see more, i build sci-fi models too and im in aw to see such scratch build talent!!
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    Mar 16, 2007, 10:03 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #79

    Amazing! This is one of the best scratch built helmets i've seen up to date. Not many people can say that they built theirs from A to Z. You should be very proud. Can't wait to see the end result.
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    Mar 17, 2007, 12:48 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #80

    I think this just may be the best scratchbuilt Helmet I've ever seen


    Good job, it's turning out great!
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    Mar 19, 2007, 1:39 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #81

    You have mad skills my friend...phenomenal work

    -rocky b
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    Mar 19, 2007, 6:53 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #82

    It's been a busy weekend but I got accomplished what I wanted to get done. Applied the damage to the back right side. Used AFFO$ template for the right rear adjusted the size in photoshop and cut out of frisket. I do an approximate cutout in the frisket then apply liquid mask for the edges and detail areas to save material. After 24 hours I masked and applied the red. I wasn't satisfied with the boxcar red so I mixed my own trying to match the high res ESB photos. The cloud city hallway scenes seem to be the most accurate color rendering that I have seen. I used a base of ATSF Mineral Brown which is a little more red in color mixed 75/15/10 with Wisconsin Central Maroon and ATSF Red. The ATSF Red I used was about a ten year old color I had and is definitely more red than the bottle I just purchased. The newer bottle is too pale. All colors are Floquil and MM enamels once again. The two photos without flash are closer to the in person color than with the flash-more maroon than bright red. I haven't tried the Caboose color now suggested but the color I mixed is very close to Kryon Burgundy Satin. Will probably move to the lower cheeks next and perfect my masking technique for the scratches before moving on to the more involved areas. Hope you like
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    Mar 21, 2007, 11:25 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #83

    Dude, that is one seriously sweet looking bucket! Keep up the awesome progress!
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    Mar 22, 2007, 10:53 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #84

    SICK!!!!!
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    Mar 22, 2007, 12:43 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #85

    I'm reading this thread since it was started and now I can post:


    WOOOOOOOOW

    Good work,

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    Mar 24, 2007, 12:28 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #86

    I completed the lower left cheek this week. Any feedback from the master painters would be appreciated-you know who you are. I used Dookie's template again for the lower cheek and left off the non film version scratches. Used lark dark grey and humbrol silver metalcote for the damage. Used a grimy black for the scorched areas. May try and come back with some subtle pastel weathering by some of the main scratches to help blend them in a little more. I also used some light oversprays in areas with Medium green for variations in color. Let me know if I'm on the right track. You guys are my best critics.
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    Mar 24, 2007, 7:50 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #87

    Quote KaanE said: View Post
    I'm reading this thread since it was started and now I can post:


    WOOOOOOOOW

    Good work,

    yeah you've got mad skills son :thumbup
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    Mar 26, 2007, 10:42 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #88

    Wow amazing job, you're an inspiration to us all =)
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    Mar 27, 2007, 12:32 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #89

    Feedback from the masters? Dude, that paint job on the mandibles / cheek plates is outstanding!
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    Mar 27, 2007, 12:57 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #90

    That is UNREAL!!!! Outstanding work!!!
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    Mar 27, 2007, 3:10 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #91

    DANG!!!!! thats good. can u sell it to me plz thats looks real.
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    Mar 27, 2007, 3:44 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #92

    Excellent Work!! What else can I say?

    Alan
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    Mar 27, 2007, 3:51 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #93

    very nice bro.

    Dont be shy to add some brown tones in there. Here is a pic showing them. There subtle but there.

    Also keep in mind when looking at these picks that these are with flash. I always use my camera to show me how it looks in comparison to the real deal. Usually weathering is darker then it appears in these pics because of the flash effect. Keep up the good work, this could turn out to be one of the better if not the best scratch built and painted up fan made buckets I have ever seen.

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    Mar 28, 2007, 8:10 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #94

    Thanks guys for the encouragement and kind words. The templates you have made available sure make this paint up a lot easier. Evan, thanks for pointing out the brown weathering. Like you said, trying to match colors and details and adjusting for the flash photography makes it even more difficult. I need you guys for that second set of eyes in order not to miss anything. ESB images are tough to come by so any cross reference of accurate movie damage to the reference disc exhibit photos is greatly appreciated. Working on other lower cheek and upper cheeks. Should have progress photos this weekend. Thanks again.
  20. Mar 28, 2007, 11:20 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #95

    WOW!
    very impressive work!
    I've been lazy recently and havent been able to work on mine.
    I congratulate you on your ability to stick with it.
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    Apr 3, 2007, 8:57 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #96

    Working on the mandibles; wow what a lot of work. Question for you guys. Are the paint splatters and specks original or did they happen at a later (post-movie) date? Can't really tell from the ESB high-res if they are there or not. Pictures coming soon.
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    Apr 15, 2007, 7:57 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #97

    Finally had good enough weather to take some natural lighting photos. Finished the mandibles and left upper cheek and have started on right lower cheek. The mandibles took a lot out of me. Mrgr8ness is right, my hats off to the guys who are commissioned and do multiple helmets. Whatever they charge is definitely worth it. Hopefully I will get the right lower and upper cheek done and move on to the top. Let me know if I am missing anything for the ESB on screen version.
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    Apr 20, 2007, 6:39 AM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #98

    Well done you have some serious talent there. I hope mine turns out as nice as yours. Keep posting man. Beautiful indeed.
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    Apr 20, 2007, 5:15 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #99

    Awesome build and a cracking paintjob to match. Kudos mate.
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    Apr 20, 2007, 6:26 PM - Re: New batting helmet bucket #100

    SICK NICE, JUST SICK NICE BRO!!!

    *That called for all caps!*

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