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Prepro helmet v.2 project

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    Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project

    Great work on this Micke!

    Lee

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    Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project

    I was able to obtain all the paints you had listed... minus the brick red (41)... sadly Rainbow is not sold at my local hobby shop and the only hobby shop I could find that sells them is out and will take 6-8 weeks to order it.

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    Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project

    This is really coming out nice!
    I just recieved a Mystery helmet and plan to use your colors:-)
    Thanks a million!!
    Can't wait to see more progress.
    BTW are you doing the whole Prepro 2 suit for yourself?
    -Goldenrod

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    Evan:
    What i could do was to find Humbrols that match the rainbow ones. that way it would be easier for you guys outside Europe to find the colors.
    Or simply just match my colors if you like them to the closest Humbrol color. im planning a trip to the paintshop tomorrow..

    Goldenrod:
    Thank you Nope, not the whole suit. Just the helmet and perhaps the sling-gun. Just recieved a resin-kit, but after reading the thread on RPF i really consider finding the real camera equipment-part that was used.

    No real updates yet. I just came back from Sweden yesterday. I was happy to find 2 packages 1 with a RF top from BM and a black visor and the second with a sling-gun So right now its just to complete the paintjob and adjust a couple of smaller things

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    Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project

    Been two days micke...you slackin'??.....

    Can't wait to see more updates.....

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    I just havent been able to do as much as i´d like to. I had to paint the stairs at home instead, LOL

    I painted the cheeks with the blue marina yesterday. Pics soon Looks cool.

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    Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project

    Micke, your helmet is coming along freaking awesome!

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    Micke,
    Sounds good man! For the time being I just did a mix of Insignia red and boxcar red enamels for a temp replacement.

    My hobby shop has an excelent selection of humbrol paints. Insignia was the best I could find.

    If you find a closer match let me know.

    The rainbow dark blue for the cheeks is perfect!

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    Evan:Sorry about the delay. Will check the colors tomorrow

    Here´s a little progress.
    I painted the cheeks and added the brigther red and grey for the additional scratches. I look forward to give the helmet a wash as it is a tad to sharp at the moment. The wash will hopefully bring it all together

    Next will be the rear..
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails post_progress-jpg  
    Last edited by micke; Jul 30, 2006 at 4:30 PM.

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    Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project

    As always looks great I can't wait to see the final, your progress is amazing fast.

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    Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project

    That is just gorgeous! Absolutely stunning work so far

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    Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project

    Looks great so far! I keep clicking 'save-image' over and over.....

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    Thanks!
    Been doing some comparrison shots and i've noticed quite a few mistakes and errors:/ I will have to touch-up a few places. I will do this after i've painted the rear of the helmet. The wash will be the last thing to do.
    Last edited by micke; Jul 31, 2006 at 2:51 AM.

  14. #64

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    Its coming out really nice Micke.
    Can't wait to see the finished pics.
    Great job.

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    So i went to the paintstore today and browsed colors.

    Here is my list converted to Humbrol as the rainbow brand was hard to get in the US. Please note that the red on the list is temporary until i find something better. I found a gloss color that matched pretty well, but it was glossy, so please use the red and mix it until you get what you want.
    The other colors are good straight from the bottle
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    Humbrol
    matt 31(main color)

    Humbrol

    "153 Insignia Red"(mandibles) -You might have to mix this out with a little brown or grey as it's very bright.

    Humbrol
    "77 Matt Navy Blue"

    (Lower cheeks)

    Humbrol enamel
    88
    (rear)


    Humbrol super enamel
    82
    (killstripes)


    I've noticed that Revell has a pretty good selections of colors, so it's a good alternative to both the Rainbow enamel and Humbrol brands.

    I completely removed the Tamiya racinggreen from the chart as it looked a little different when painted on. I replaced it
    with "Humbrol 82". It looks a lot better.
    Last edited by micke; Aug 16, 2006 at 4:14 AM.

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    Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project

    micke said:
    Evan:Sorry about the delay. Will check the colors tomorrow

    Here´s a little progress.
    I painted the cheeks and added the brigther red and grey for the additional scratches. I look forward to give the helmet a wash as it is a tad to sharp at the moment. The wash will hopefully bring it all together

    Next will be the rear..
    WOW...that's looking amazing Micke....

    Love your work.

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    Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project

    Thanks for the update Micke,
    Insignia red is what I used as a sub, mixed it with a ratio of 2/1 Insignia/Boxcar Red and it comes out great!!!

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    Evan! I'm glad to hear that the insignia red worked out

    Just a note. I've painted the rear now, but i soon found out that the Tamiya racing green were to bright and warm. My original plan was to mist the Humbrol enamel 88 on top in order to get the color perfect, but that simply was not enough, so i repainted the whole rear with the Humbrol enamel 88 which is slightly a more colder color. Now it looks spot on (to me atleast)! So please note that i've removed the racing green completely from the list.

    This is how i did the rear:
    I misted some grey primer, silver and black and masked of the scratched area before i painted the green color on top and removed the masking liquid. If you dont know what i talk about, check out the rear on the ROTJ helmet. It has the same type of scratches there.

    These are the things left on the paintjob:

    -Mist the earcaps, stalk with brown and black and gently sand the corners in order to get a weathered look.

    -Paint the killstripes

    -Paint the keyholes

    -Add additional fine scratches with a needle

    -fix some of the scratches as they dont line up as good as some of the others.


    Other things are:

    -Attach the visor

    -Modify the stalk so it will get a more accurate thickness and attach the RF-top.

    -Paint and install the circuitboard.

    -Find 2 parts that resembles the greeblies on the circuitboard.

    Pics soon!
    Last edited by micke; Aug 16, 2006 at 4:13 AM.

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    Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project

    Helmet is looking GREAT micke!!!

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    Thanks, Brak's! If it were'nt for you and Natty, this probably would'nt been started

    Last edited by micke; Nov 10, 2006 at 2:37 AM.

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    Dam nice bucket...well done guys I love this version.

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    Sorry for the late reply, but Micke, that is just awesome! If I didn't know better, I would swear that was the real PP2 helmet in your pics!

  23. #73

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    Thanks, Dan I really appreciate it! Hope you like the finished result too
    Whenever that will be

    -Mikael

  24. #74

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    Just wanted to show the progress. I've painted the rear and scraped in some new finer scratches with a needle. I'll add some better closeups soon.

    Last edited by micke; Nov 10, 2006 at 2:24 AM.

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    Re: Prepro helmet v.2 project

    WOW again. Yea it is settled I am going to repaint mine now. It looks amazing Micke. I want to see bigger pics.

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