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  1. Predatormv's Avatar
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    Jun 30, 2006, 6:29 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #26

    I painted it using the mustard method, meaning I painted the silver base coat then masked off the scratches with mustard, let it dry, painted the colors over it, then scratched off the mustard, then did some washes. All the colors including the kill stripes were hand painted, that is why they look a little different then everyone else's helmets that are painted with the same colors but airbrushed. My visor is held in with hi-temp hot glue and plastic weld (a 2 part epoxy that makes plastic). The hot glue alone wouldn't hold the visor in on its own but a little bit of plastic weld goes a long way.

    In real life my colors are somewhere in between the 2 pics, they aren't quite as dark as the full shot but no where near as bright as the helmet only pics. I think they are closer to the full shot.
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    Jun 30, 2006, 6:30 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #27

    Oh and the black smudges around some of the scratches were done by hand, and I mean with my hands. I put a little bit of a greyish black on my fingers and wiped most of it off on a towel and then smudged it on the helmet where I needed it.
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    Jun 30, 2006, 7:55 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #28

    Thanks for the tip, buddy.
    Bought an airbrush and a compressor today My fingers are itching!
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    Jul 4, 2006, 5:21 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #29

    I think that i have found a very good maincolor. It's actually a grey with just a hint of green. It turns a little blue in some settings.
    Here is the current palette. I photographed the colors in different settings with/without flash so that you can see how they behave.
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    Jul 4, 2006, 5:50 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #30

    Looking good, I can't wait to see them go on the helmet.
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    Jul 4, 2006, 7:35 PM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #31

    What colors are those?
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    Jul 5, 2006, 3:29 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #32

    They are Hobby enamel paints. Or were you thinking of the names of the color types? I have to look when i get home.
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    Jul 5, 2006, 4:38 PM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #33

    I think thats what he meant If not then i would like the brands and colors you used




    Quote micke said:
    They are Hobby enamel paints. Or were you thinking of the names of the color types? I have to look when i get home.
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    Jul 6, 2006, 3:30 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #34

    Humbrol
    matt 31(main color)


    Rainbow hobby enamel
    "41 Rosso matone"(mandibles)

    Rainbow hobby enamel
    "54 Blu Marina"(Lower cheeks)


    Tamiya
    "TS 43 Racing green"(rear)


    Color to mist on top of the Tamiya racing green as the Tamiya color was too deep green this will add just a little
    blue and grey hue:

    Humbrol enamel
    88
    (rear)



    Humbrol super enamel
    82
    (killstripes)


    There is a grey color that ive completely forgot about. It suppose to be were the keyslots are. Ill add that one to the list soon.
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    Jul 6, 2006, 5:17 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #35

    thanks Micke
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    Jul 6, 2006, 10:38 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #36

    I found the orange for the killstripes and a additional color for the rear now. I updated the list above.
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    Jul 6, 2006, 12:03 PM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #37

    Quote micke said:
    I found the orange for the killstripes and a additional color for the rear now. I updated the list above.
    WOW Micke..looks Dead on!! nice find..
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    Jul 10, 2006, 7:57 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #38

    Thanks, Spidey
    The helmet has been spraypainted silver and all the scratches are drawn on with a pencil. First coat of color soon Stay tuned!
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    Jul 10, 2006, 11:11 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #39

    Quote micke said:
    Thanks, Spidey
    The helmet has been spraypainted silver and all the scratches are drawn on with a pencil. First coat of color soon Stay tuned!
    Sweet can't wait!!
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    Jul 10, 2006, 1:24 PM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #40

    We are waiting with baited breath to see some color
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    Jul 11, 2006, 4:10 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #41

    I masked all the scratches and battledamage yesterday and applied maskingfluid. I also tested out the maincolor on the cheeks and it worked excellent! It takes a little longer than painting topical, but it's all worth itI will paint the dome tomorrow. I promise i will have pics soon with all the colors on it

    Here's my complete palette. I think i have all colors covered.

    I almost forgot...The color for the red scratches is also the color for the left(red)arrow and the dark blue marina color is the color for the right arrow
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    Jul 13, 2006, 5:15 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #42

    Ok here's a couple of pics with the first color on.
    Yesterday i painted the red. I will post more pics tomorrow
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    Jul 13, 2006, 7:24 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #43

    2 more..
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    Jul 13, 2006, 8:30 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #44

    What are you using for the silver base coats?
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    Jul 13, 2006, 8:39 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #45

    It's a car spray color called Multona.
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    Jul 13, 2006, 10:53 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #46

    Pretty sweet Micke!! ...it's looking good so far.....Great Start!!
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    Jul 13, 2006, 11:56 PM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #47

    Yea a great start. Can't wait to see more.
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    Jul 14, 2006, 4:00 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #48

    Here is some progress. Please note that i will also mist the helmet and give it a wash in order to dirty it up some more. Finer scratches will also be added later. The color behave the way i wanted them to do in different light-settings. Sometimes green, other blue or grey.


    Stay tuned for more
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    Jul 14, 2006, 4:18 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #49

    Damn it Micke it looks like I am going to have to repaint my helmet, yours is making me jelous. It looks amazing and it isn't even done yet!
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    Jul 14, 2006, 7:19 AM - Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project #50

    Thanks, man! I really like yours aswell. One of teh reasons i wanted to do this in the beginning I will be out of town for a couple of days as my vacation starts today. Will be back with more updates when i get back

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