I'm back at it. This time around I'm working on one of the "Budget" helmet kits from Animefan.
The only thing "budget" about this kit is the cost because the casting looks great. I haven't
worked on a helmet with molded-on ears for quite a while, but the helmet arrived in great shape.
There were a couple of small air bubbles to fill on the sharp corners of the ear parts, but a little
epoxy putty took care of those in short order.
This is a cold-cast helmet, but since I had to putty a couple spots on the ears, I'll be painting
the exposed silver on the RF ear parts. No biggie!
I received the helmet on July 1st and began with the *yawn* prep. . . Got the visor area cut out
and thinned down, sanded a couple of rougher spots, and shot some Duplicolor self-etching primer.
I like using this for cold-cast, as it bites into the surface nicely and gives a nice rugged base coat.
I'm beginning where I always begin: the back panels. I'm a creature of habit! I just got done
airbrushing on the Concrete, and I'll give it until tomorrow so it's nice and dry. Then I'll begin
stenciling and masking for the darker bluish-green shade.