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    dscf3686-jpgdscf3680-jpgIve been working on this helmet for the last few weeks, in between a few other helmets that Ive been making , as this helmet is being made to fit Commando8 ears, I basicly had to make a whole new helmet as the ears are larger than the ears Ive made for my other helmets, an adding a little extra to the length of the helmet just didnt cut it, so I had to repreportion the whole helmet from the brow line down,
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    Looks rather nice, I like the width of the helmet on the first image

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    Looks really nice. BTW, if you take pics using flash (except with direct and good sunlight), the less blur you get in your pics.

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    Re: ROTJ helmet

    BG is having a few upload issues with photo's so here's a few more for viewing.





    jAG

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    Cheers guys,
    thanks Kaane yeah Im not much of a photographer,,
    Yeah this one is a totally diffrent helmet from my other new one, had to make a new mold for it an all, just cant ge tthe oics up

    Got all the scrapes an scratches and a few coats of silver down

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    My past WIP pics are horrendous too - possibley down to the fact that for me beer & building go hand in hand!!

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    I dont know if id say mine are hurendous, but they could use some work,
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    Looks really nice James!

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    Great work man!!!

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    Got some colour down today, few layers of greys and 3 diferent greens,,I think ill go over the main green colour an change it a bit,, how ever it looks nothing like what it does in the pics as the flash totally wash's the colour out, an to the naked eye there isnt as much definition between the greens so, how ever I need to cleen up some of the silver areas,dscf3715-jpgdscf3717-jpgdscf3721-jpgdscf3723-jpg

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    Re: ROTJ helmet

    I'm always on the lookout for new ROTJ paint threads because that's the only paint scheme I haven't tried yet.

    Just curious on one thing: if you're using the Commando 8 ears on this helmet, why put them in place and tape
    them off during the paint work? Wouldn't it make it more manageable to leave the ears off since they remain
    bare metal (with some weathering)?

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    superjedi said: View Post
    Just curious on one thing: if you're using the Commando 8 ears on this helmet, why put them in place and tape
    them off during the paint work? Wouldn't it make it more manageable to leave the ears off since they remain
    bare metal (with some weathering)?
    The original Sandy's were painted with the ears on so you can replicate it using tape on the ears platforms or just leaving the ears on. The sides of the left ear were painted red too.

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    Ah, OK. That makes sense, but I still think it would be a risk of getting overspray where you don't want it to go.
    But that's just me.

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    superjedi said: View Post
    Ah, OK. That makes sense, but I still think it would be a risk of getting overspray where you don't want it to go.
    But that's just me.
    If you get overspray you can sand them, remember they're aluminium.

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    and there is a TON of overspray on the helmet, just keep watching

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    Yeah the ears were taped up in the original so thats why,
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    Bad pics, but its getting theredscf3781-jpgdscf3790-jpgdscf3792-jpg the flash blew out the last pic in a big way,

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    Awesome paint job... as always!

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    Cheers bro

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    Am I assuming correctly, that you are layering individual colors to add shading-- like when painting a miniature? Or is there another purpose for layering different shades (of say green)? I did'nt think shading would be an issue with a large object-- like a helmet.

    Or are different shades being used to simulate things like: paint oxidation, rust, and small details (like the keyhole)?

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    The original helmet has diferent shades of green, maybe because decoloration on purpose or maybe because diferent greens were add, but it's there.

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    Yeah Im atempting to go for the look of the real helmet, so I paint the silver then do some dusting of grey and a few layers of dark green , then dust down the final colour in parts then mask it all of and give the final colour a coat, , If you look in to the real helmets you will seed that the colours apllyed are done in such a way

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    Re: ROTJ helmet

    Looks great!

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    Got most of thepaint down on this helmet , now to attach the stalk and wire the servo,dscf3798-jpgdscf3800-jpgdscf3801-jpg

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