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Superjedi's GMH--Pre-Pro 2

  1. #151
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    Re: Superjedi's GMH--Pre-Pro 2

    FINAL UPDATE: April 12, 2013

    Hi all! Sorry to necro my own thread, but just this afternoon I finally completed my
    PP2. I had received a set of Mojo's metal ears a while back, and a TerminalFettler
    RF topper to finish it off. I literally just got everything assembled about half an hour ago.

    So here are some actual, no kidding final pictures of my GMH as PP2. It was well worth
    the wait for the ear set. They're incredible looking.

    First, a couple of overall shots from the front.





    Here are a couple of back angles.





    Now for some shots of those scrumptious ears! Here's the left side.



    The prep on the ears was done very carefully with several fine grades of sandpaper.
    I wanted to get rid of the overall shine and sort of dull them down. There were just
    a couple of traces of some machining marks, but the sandpaper took care of those
    very nicely. After the sandpaper, I gave them a good rubdown with some wire wool.

    Here's the RF side.



    The weathering was done with a couple of misted coats of SP Lark Gray. I applied
    it very carefully, letting the color build up slowly. After the gray had dried, I went
    back with the wire wool and wore some of it away, trying to match the patterns seen
    in the pictures of the promo helmet.



    There's nothing that looks quite as much like metal as metal. I really like
    the way the aluminum comes through the weathering. The eye catches differing
    levels of reflection depending on the angle and the lighting.



    It may be hard to see in this next shot, but there's a real micro switch installed in
    the ear cap assembly. You might just barely make out the red part of the switch.



    Finally, here's a close-up of TF's excellent range finder. It's a gorgeous 3-piece resin
    kit. The main body is superbly cast, and the perspex block fits like a glove. A multi-part
    lens completes the RF. The Polaroid frame is cast in black, and it's filled with a clear
    resin lens! Makes painting and assembly a breeze.



    So. . . with the wait for the ear set, that makes this one of my longest projects!
    But absolutely worth every minute. I'm thrilled to have this completed and on display
    with the rest of my Fett family!
    Thanks for following along.

  2. #152
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    Re: Superjedi's GMH--Pre-Pro 2

    Necro nothing, it's a job well done. Congrats on a long project.

  3. #153
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    Re: Superjedi's GMH--Pre-Pro 2

    Stunning work... just beautiful.

  4. #154

    Re: Superjedi's GMH--Pre-Pro 2

    Just awesome! That helmet is gorgeous!

  5. #155
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    Re: Superjedi's GMH--Pre-Pro 2

    Looks amazing! It's been a great project to watch man.

  6. #156
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    Re: Superjedi's GMH--Pre-Pro 2

    Now that helmet looks perfect! So... when will see you starting a ROTJ paint job?

  7. #157
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    Re: Superjedi's GMH--Pre-Pro 2

    Beautiful E, love this lid! Just got my ears in too, so been prepping the ROTJ weathering patterns for them myself... and I have to agree - ears totally worth the wait! Splendid work again fine sir!

  8. #158

    Re: Superjedi's GMH--Pre-Pro 2

    woowww nicely done

  9. #159
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    Re: Superjedi's GMH--Pre-Pro 2

    I am glad you brought this thread back from the dead as I missed it the first time around. Amazing work as on all your helmets. This one is incredible. It looks like you stole the original...except you took a time machine and stole it back before it got all that damage it has currently!

  10. #160
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    Re: Superjedi's GMH--Pre-Pro 2

    Thanks guys. I'm really happy to have this one done. The resin ears that came with
    the GMH were very sharp casts, but I felt this bucket deserved the metal ears!

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