RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

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    RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    I had a good client send me his MR helmet for retrofit and repaint. I'll post progress pics as I move on it.

    Lee

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    Oooh this will be a good one to follow, cant wait to see your progress Lee

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    This should be good... 8)

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    Fingers crossed and thanks for the optimism. I haven't painted a helmet since the MR protos but I will be using out of the bottle colors and I will be masking the entire helmet in the spirit of the originals.

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    This should be a real boost for anyone else thinking about doing the same. I can't think of anyone else better fit for this task and showing us the way

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    can't wait to see the progress on this!

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    Definitely gotta watch this! Trying to figure out how to fix the visor without having to do any damage.

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    I'm eager to see this too. Not sure if I have the guts to rip the padding out of my MR and replace the visor...may have to outsource it.

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    Yeah we'll see what kind of fire I'm dipping myself into, however the goal is to replace visor and add proper aluminum clips and brass screws.

    Lee

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    As per the originals yeah? Sounds great Lee

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    I got the technique to work beyond my expectations on the 2nd Mr proto. I was mosty concerned with the scratches turning out accurately and I got it to work.

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

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    Yeah we'll see what kind of fire I'm dipping myself into, however the goal is to replace visor and add proper aluminum clips and brass screws.

    Lee
    Really interested. I always wanted a solid way to keep my visor in tacked.

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    Forgive the question, but what is wrong with the MR helmet? Now, I'll be the first to admit that I am the type of person who says, "close enough." If there are some very glaring errors, I can understand that. But if it's "the scratch on the bottom of the mandible on the left side is 2 centimeters shorter than it should be" then that's something for those requiring absolute screen authenticity for their bucket. I love my MR bucket and think it's one of the nicest pieces of my collection.

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    tinstar5541 said: View Post
    Forgive the question, but what is wrong with the MR helmet?...
    ...It's a trap!

    Seriously though, there are a few threads discussing the flaws with the helmet. Mainly the mandible alignment and visor which isn't quite dark enough for some. Although I'll admit I don't really understand the repaint. If it's going to be painted RotJ for example, sure. But if it's an ESB repaint why not just get a cheaper helmet from someone here and have Lee paint it? Then there'll be no mandible issue. It may be an excellent sculpt. But it seems like a lot of money and work to make changes as drastic as those compared to gettin' a good old fashioned TDH bucket.

    EDIT: wow, that turned into a rant really quick... apologies!

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    mixmastermace said: View Post
    why not just get a cheaper helmet from someone here and have Lee paint it? !
    Because the MR helmet is the most accurate helmet there is, at the moment anyways.

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    Basically my client wants a hand painted helmet and the visor alignment tweeked. Not really to say there is anything wrong with it but some folks just don't care for the visor thing mostly. Personaly it would drive me nuts.


    Lee

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    Please explain the visor alignment problem.

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    tinstar5541 said: View Post
    Please explain the visor alignment problem.
    That's covered in depth here:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=23684

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    Ok check the color list post. Again, Caveat Emptor. It's what I will be using on this helmet.

    Also it can't go without mention but Tyler D (Dan) and I worked on this together. We both have had this angst with the how unstable POG is. So thanks Dan.

    Lee
    Last edited by Rogue Studios; Mar 12, 2008 at 9:39 AM.

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    "* German Field Gray or Panzer Olive Green (Cheeks and dome) court is out on this one but GFG is a very old Floquil and was produced back in the day but not now so you'll have to buy it from Tamiya."

    is this the updated info? I've looked at that post so many times and seen it change a little over time... so you are using German Field Gray for the dome and cheeks then?

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    Yes sir that is correct. I apolgize to everyone on the changes just the nature of this beast over time and $ researching I'm pretty darn set in concrete on the latest updates. I don't think you'll see major changes any time soon.

    I began carefully tearing out the interior on this MR helmet and I'll post pics tonight if anyone is interested.

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    I'm interested

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    Please do....

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    Hey might be tomorrow my daughter chcoked on a piece of candy today and heimlichs and ambulances I'm kind of like yeesh. I'll pop some tomorrow.

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    Re: RS - Retrofitting and repainting MR helmet

    I hope your daughter is okay. Watching your child choke is such a scary thing.

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