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    Nov 2, 2006, 7:52 PM - Saturniid19's helmet progress #1

    I bought a helmet from SgtFang a few months ago, and I've been painting it using Rogue Studios' paint list. I didn't take pics sooner because I think Batninja covered the cleanup really well in his thread, and also I don't like being watched while I work! However, I'm already pretty happy with how it looks, so I decided to show off a little.

    I started with a gray primer coat, then Rustoleum aluminum spray paint. The rest of the colors are from various versions of RS's list. Major scratches are being made using masking fluid, though it has trouble with the thicker paints like the Panzer Olive Green (I'm brush painting btw). The only major section I have yet to start is the back panel because I'm not sure what color to use for the tan scratches. I have also not yet decided how to attach the ear pieces or whether I should get a servo for my rangefinder, since the part is solid resin and won't light up anyway. The stalk is a BKBT aluminum, very nice

    Enough text; pictures!
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    Nov 2, 2006, 8:31 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #2

    COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Nov 2, 2006, 8:44 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #3

    Nice. Looks good so far.
    I recently acquired a Bobamaker helmet and will begin my looooong journey into doing Boba Fett. After doing Stormtroopers & Sandtroopers to finality for the last (almost) three years, it's time to move on to another project and I'm super excitied.
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    Nov 2, 2006, 8:52 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #4

    Well, since the ear pieces are resin, it shouldnt have too much interference with a servo as far as attachment. The only thing you would need to do is make the hole for the servo honr attachment to stick through. I used Goop to hold mine in place, and it works very well. Just throwing it out to ya, cause I also plan to do the servo in the future, and did all the pre-planning of it.

    -tubachris
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    Nov 2, 2006, 8:52 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #5

    Quote Cylrul Pbz said: View Post
    COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Haha, thanks. I'll post more pictures as I get further along. Another comment: my boxcar red seems a little weak. Does the enamel version look better? I'm not going to repaint it, just wondering.
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    Nov 2, 2006, 9:00 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #6

    Sweet bucket. Like the detail.
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    Nov 2, 2006, 11:43 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #7

    Someones got talent!

    Good job my brother
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    Nov 5, 2006, 7:22 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #8

    Back green painted and rangefinder nearly done! Since the rangefinder is solid, I improvised and made the LEDs out of beads with reflective red tape at the bottom of each "well."
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    Nov 5, 2006, 7:40 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #9

    like the bead idea. Nice. Very nice
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    Nov 8, 2006, 7:53 AM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #10

    "beads with reflective red tape"

    Definitely outside the box..

    Nice work.
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    Nov 11, 2006, 1:57 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #11

    Quote COPENHAGEN6 said: View Post
    "beads with reflective red tape"
    Definitely outside the box..
    Haha, that was my bead-freak mom's idea.

    Right ear cap!
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    Nov 11, 2006, 7:51 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #12

    Very nice work. I like seeing your progress before I start on my next helmet. I don't really know how to paint, so I just blunder around in the dark with rattle cans. Sometimes things turn out nice...

    Hope my next experiment can compare to yours.. I'm definitely going to use the bead trick though..
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    Nov 13, 2006, 7:55 AM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #13

    Looking great! I like the bead idea!
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    Nov 13, 2006, 8:35 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #14

    Quote webchief said: View Post
    Looking great! I like the bead idea!
    Thanks webchief, means a lot coming from you! Well I repainted the Boxcar red with the Floquil brand instead of the Polly Scale, and it looks much better. I got my decals from VashDstampede, and they worked out great except for the biggest black piece, which just didn't fit my earcap. So I just painted the black on and I think it looks really good (see my previous post). I've recently been working on the gray scratches. Have a look:
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    Nov 13, 2006, 10:36 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #15

    Thats going to be a good looking helmet, quality paint job
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    Nov 13, 2006, 11:38 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #16

    Your doing a really nice job on it. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
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    Nov 19, 2006, 7:48 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #17

    Time for another update. The maroon doesn't show up very well, but maybe it just needs another coat. Other than that, things are going well, just slow.
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    Nov 19, 2006, 8:44 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #18

    Looking good dude. Keep pluggin along and you will end up with a killer paintjob im sure.
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    Nov 19, 2006, 8:57 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #19

    i love it,i might do that,beads and reflective tape..lookin good bro!!
  20. Wes is offline Wes
    Nov 19, 2006, 11:30 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #20

    The enamel Floquil is darker.
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    Nov 20, 2006, 9:49 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #21

    Just stopped by to see your progress. Still going stong I see. I like what you got going there and can't wait to see it with the visor in it. Keep plugging away.
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    Nov 28, 2006, 5:34 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #22

    Hey guys, I have a question. What sort of adhesive is best for attaching aluminum to resin? I'm ready to set the rangefinder on the stalk.
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    Nov 28, 2006, 5:57 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #23

    I would use plastic weild. You will want to rough up the surface of the metal that touches the RF to insure a good stick.
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    Dec 2, 2006, 8:53 PM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #24

    Quote COPENHAGEN6 said: View Post
    can't wait to see it with the visor in it.
    Ask and ye shall receive! Everything's just taped on, though.
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    Dec 4, 2006, 7:57 AM - Re: Saturniid19's helmet progress #25

    Just stopped by to check in on your status and I see you got a visor taped in for reference. That helmet just keeps looking better and better....

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