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    May 30, 2007, 2:38 AM - Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #1

    Hey Guys, can anyone tell me just how to post pics on the Forum so I can show you my scratch lid? It's not perfect by any means but would welcome comments before I start to paint... Really wanna get it ready for London for Celebratrion Europe?
    It's built from Foamex (Sintra) using WOF's Templates.... Thanks Alan
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    May 30, 2007, 11:23 AM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #2

    When you [click] reply to a thread, click the "insert image" icon at the top toolbar in the "Message:" window. It looks like a mountain with a sun in the right upper corner, and it's light yellow color. Next copy the address of your online photo from your Photobucket, Snapfish or other online photo album right into the address line that pops up from clicking the "insert image" icon.

    Click "ok" then use the "Preview Post" button to be sure it look like what you want to post. After it's ready to go, click "Submit Reply."


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    May 30, 2007, 2:49 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #3

    Cheers for that... I was beginning to think that no-one would help? seems to me I need to set up an on line photo album? as when I clicked that icon before it just clicks at me... Soz... is that easily done?
    thanks again Mandalor much appreciated.
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    May 30, 2007, 3:01 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #4

    Easy and free.

    http://photobucket.com/


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    May 30, 2007, 3:33 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #5

    Mandalor... wicked! I was gonna ask the dent for aid as i didn't wanna frustrate the forum with yet another newbie with the same OLD questions? lol
    will post a couple of pics now to see if it works hope their ok?
    just tried and still it just clicks at me? have set up photobucket...
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    May 30, 2007, 3:35 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #6

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    May 30, 2007, 3:36 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #7

    you can ignore the mini fett... lol she couldn't resist putting it on.
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    May 30, 2007, 4:29 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #8

    that's looking great so far!
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    May 30, 2007, 4:40 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #9

    Quote MOJO-FETT said: View Post
    Mandalor... wicked! I was gonna ask the dent for aid as i didn't wanna frustrate the forum with yet another newbie with the same OLD questions? lol
    will post a couple of pics now to see if it works hope their ok?
    just tried and still it just clicks at me? have set up photobucket...
    Be sure to allow pop-ups from www.thedentedhelmet.com or just hold the Ctrl button when clicking the "Insert Image" button. A pop-up window will appear for you to add the http: address.

    Great looking work btw! The rangefinder earcap is really sharp, nice job.


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    May 30, 2007, 4:40 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #10

    Thanks tk7602... much appreciated? altho a self criticism would be that the dome is too shallow... I wanted to try the self build before buying my first lid. I like the look of the BM lid? would you have any tips for a newbie?
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    May 30, 2007, 4:42 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #11

    cheers Mandalor, again much appreciated. still can't get my head around posting pics on this forum instead of leading ppl to my photobucket? but I'm sure that will come with time... lol
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    May 30, 2007, 7:50 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #12

    The middle visor gap is a bit too wide, and yeah, the dome seems a touch shallow. Otherwise it is very good.
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    May 31, 2007, 1:54 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #13

    Uther... the gap will be reduced when I fiberglass the inside to strengthen the Lid, but yeah it is.
    As for the dome... really torn between getting it sorted with bondo - or taking a fiberglass cast and sorting it then? AGGhhhhh
    Just want it ready for Celeb Europe... gonna get it signed by Boba himself :thumbup
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    May 31, 2007, 7:32 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #14

    I think it would be better to fix it with bondo, so that you cast a clean fiberglass cast, rather than screwing with the final fiberglass product.
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    Jun 2, 2007, 10:19 AM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #15

    Do you know how to take casts of this piece? or suggest tips for the procedure...
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    Jun 3, 2007, 1:17 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #16

    bump..
  17. Jun 3, 2007, 3:30 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #17

    Hey! You're just around the corner from me, check out Alec Tiranti's just outside Newbury, an awsome place supplying all sorts of sculpting kit. Just go in there with your sculpt and they'll be MORE than helpfull...
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    Jun 3, 2007, 4:12 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #18

    Hey Nice one TF... Will try that? did you see the pics and agree with the shallow part, I think it's at a stage where it can be cast? where are ya from?
  19. Jun 3, 2007, 4:22 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #19

    Can't seem to find the pics...Make sure everything's spot on before you cast...There'll always be some detail that'll make you want to do a V 2!
    I live in Reading by the way...
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    Jun 3, 2007, 4:28 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #20

    here is the link...http://s194.photobucket.com/albums/z24/MOJO-FETT/

    reading? not that far away at all..
    I'm not too up on the casting process?
  21. Jun 3, 2007, 4:37 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #21

    From your photos my advise would be: sort out the shallow dome before you cast, don't cast with the ears on. This will make the process much easier...(and speak to the guys at Tiranti's )
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    Jun 7, 2007, 2:02 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #22

    Hey TF, bumped into one of our laminators at work (Boat builders) and told him of my issue.. looks like I have found an in-house solution to my casting problem?
    So not long till I get this thing cast and ready for painting.
  23. Jun 7, 2007, 2:41 PM - Re: Painting Tips and posting pics of Helmet #23

    MF, what casting probs are you having? ( by the abreviation "MF" i meant Mojo-Fett By the way )...

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