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  1. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jun 9, 2011, 4:23 AM - PP2 (Helmet WIP) #1

    Well I may as well do a thread on it so I dont hijack other peoples threads with my stuff
    Ive started painting a helmet in the PP2 colour scheam , Im trying to get this one as close to the way the helmet is now days with the cut marks and all
    Started by taking the masking to the gel coat the painted silver and gray patchs were they were I thought needed I do not beleive the original helmets we painted in layers of onee colour at a time I think there were patchs here and colours there , most so with the PP2 helmet, any way this is it so far the next image is the real PP2 Click image for larger version. 

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    so far Im happy with the look and I think the colours are good it doesnt look it but there is 5 colours there so far including the silver

    Disclaimere the first pic the colour is distorted due to being taken inside at night under lights with the flash the third pic is what the colour looks like
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    Jun 9, 2011, 4:42 AM - Re: Year of the PP2 #2

    Good start on this, James. Can't wait to see it finished.
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    Jun 9, 2011, 4:58 AM - Re: Year of the PP2 #3

    That's really looking great! Did you sponge that silver on there? It looks thin and spongy just like the original!
  4. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jun 9, 2011, 5:33 AM - Re: Year of the PP2 #4

    Thanks guys
    No it just layers of misting the to get the larger drops it pushed a thin slither of plastic in to the tip of my air brush and it spits a bit
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    Jun 9, 2011, 10:26 AM - Re: Year of the PP2 #5

    Just some thing I wipt up Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	53685 not for this helmet but it will be going in to mabey my MR proto(Ill need to change the wires these Ive actually got enough to do one for each helmet any way ) for a PP3 Replica or an ESB helmet as these are the corect wires for the ESB and with Sskunkys helmet liner im almost there al I need is some nice metal ears (6 sets) and Ill be happy

    All correct vintage parts , foor this part there is no point doing it if you dont do it right
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  6. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jun 9, 2011, 10:27 AM - Re: Year of the PP2 #6

    Capacitors are wrong rating but I finlly found some of the corect vintage ones (and at a good price)
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    Jun 9, 2011, 10:39 AM - Re: Year of the PP2 #7

    Very nice, Jinto!
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    Jun 10, 2011, 1:08 AM - Re: Year of the PP2 #8

    It looks great
  9. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jun 10, 2011, 7:41 PM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #9

    Got a bit more work done to the dome Click image for larger version. 

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    the visor isnt in place yet so thats why it looks a bit off
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    Jun 10, 2011, 7:44 PM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #10

    Oh my....very nice work BGH. I like what your doing here....looking really good loving the details
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    Jun 10, 2011, 7:45 PM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #11

    I think Im gonna have to learn to use a dang air brush...what brush r u using on this guy?
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    Jun 10, 2011, 7:50 PM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #12

    Wow man great work love the different shades seen between the damage.
  13. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jun 10, 2011, 8:18 PM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #13

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    I think Im gonna have to learn to use a dang air brush...what brush r u using on this guy?
    Thanks guys

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    I just use a cheap duel action brush with a small compressor (with tank and moister filter)
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    Jun 10, 2011, 11:13 PM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #14

    gotcha I had a pache dual action with small compressor...just was a little impatient with it I guess
  15. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jun 10, 2011, 11:25 PM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #15

    Thats about the same as mine , , they can be tedious but the results are worth it and you can use such a wide range of colours
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    Jun 10, 2011, 11:29 PM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #16

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    gotcha I had a pache dual action with small compressor...just was a little impatient with it I guess
    That is the same brush I use it's a VL as long as use keep it clean it will last for ever.
  17. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Jun 11, 2011, 9:46 AM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #17

    Great work so far.. love the over spray work...

    What paints/ paint colors are you using?
  18. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jun 11, 2011, 8:55 PM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #18

    Thanks so far so good , this is a practice run for when I get my GMH so Im experimenting with the application methods \
    edit,to be honest paints used are actually vintage floquils
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  19. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jun 22, 2011, 9:51 PM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #19

    Done a bit more work on the face , its a bit ruff but it will come together when the ears and visor go in
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  20. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Jun 23, 2011, 12:39 AM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #20

    Nice colors.. you have a really good eye.
  21. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jun 23, 2011, 1:24 AM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #21

    Thanks , I was a bit unsure about the red and lighter colour but it seems ok
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    Jun 23, 2011, 5:25 AM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #22

    That looks real good. That appears to be the PERFECT green. What are the colors you're using then?
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    Jun 23, 2011, 11:51 AM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #23

    WOW James that is some great work you have done there love the colors the over spray I could go on and on great job bro keep up the great work.
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    Jun 23, 2011, 12:39 PM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #24

    For a practice run you've done an amazing job so far!
  25. BGHunter is offline BGHunter
    Jun 23, 2011, 7:46 PM - Re: Year of the PP2 (Helmet WIP) #25

    Thanks alot guys

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