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    Oct 12, 2006, 4:21 PM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #76

    Incredible painting, such percision!
    The pace is unbelievable
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    Oct 12, 2006, 4:25 PM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #77

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    Man! I may have to send you a freebie sometime to paint one of these up for me!

    These are still quite available BTW- My thread in the Cargo hold evidently fell off while I was out sick. PM me for details.

    -Sarge
    Sarge! Thanks for checking out my thread. I'm having fun with the paintjob, and the helmet was a heckuva deal! I'd recommend one of your casts to anybody.
    I dunno about doing another one too soon after this. . . it'll probably take my eyes a couple of months to uncross once I'm done with this one.
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    Oct 13, 2006, 12:10 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #78

    PROGRESS--Oct 12th:
    Well, still at my slow "during the week" pace today. Finished up the big scrape trailing back from the dent, and a lot of the silver/gray around the killstripe area. Not much left, and it's driving me crazy! Come on, weekend!





    The only major areas left to paint are the areas above the "cat scratch," and the crown of the dome. Hopefully I'll get to those tomorrow.
    Enjoy!
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    Oct 13, 2006, 1:17 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #79

    You could always just go out and get yourself a cat! Ha ha ha ... anways, great job again with the painting ... the weekend is right around the corner!
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    Oct 13, 2006, 3:01 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #80

    Nice paint job! I'm not a big fan of topical paints, but it looks great!!
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    Oct 13, 2006, 11:49 PM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #81

    Well, I had been trolling around these forums for some time as a Guest, but I had to sign-up and start posting. I picked this thread, because I am simply amazed at the work you have done on this "bucket" (as they are called here). I'm totally new to the "costume" world, but not Star Wars and certainly not Star Wars collecting. Anyways, love your work and a lot of the work done here by others. I hope some day to at least have a "bucket" for if nothing else to display.
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    Oct 14, 2006, 8:51 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #82

    Wow, nice paint job. Your work makes for great inspiration!
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    Oct 14, 2006, 5:15 PM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #83

    Noir Fett and Tunnel Rat,
    Welcome to TDH! It's fun around here. Thanks for viewing my pics. I'm enjoying the feedback from everyone.

    PROGRESS--Oct 14th:
    Well, the main body of the helmet is done. Except for the washing of course. But all the color application and damage is finished.
    I used my trusty compass point to do all the really fine scratches, and I used some Citadel black ink to do the "scuffs" around the killstripe section.





    Soooooooo much detail on the left side!
    Oh yeah, I'm still going to do the "thumbprints." But I want to clear coat the helmet first.



    Next will be the ears. Honestly, I haven't even sanded them yet! Not that there's a lot of prep needed, but I want to sand the backs down smooth, and even up the edges just a bit.
    More to come!
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    Oct 14, 2006, 5:42 PM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #84

    Compass point!! I've never thought of that!! I'll have to try that out when I paint my 3rd ESB bucket
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    Oct 14, 2006, 5:51 PM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #85

    Awesome job with the scratches and for posting how ya did it ... I was wondering how it is possible to get them so narrow.
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    Oct 15, 2006, 11:46 PM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #86

    PROGRESS--Oct 15th:
    Got the ears in work. I sanded and washed them yesterday, and did some minor putty work.
    Today I primed and painted them. For the RF ear, I used Model Master Panzerdunkelgelb. For the left ear, I used Model Master Lichtgrun RLM 83. I think it provides just enough difference from the dome/cheeks to look good. Both of these are the same colors I used on my MS helmet.
    I used VashDStampede's excellent vinyl decals for the arches and details. On the left ear, I traced the damaged part of the white arch and cut this using a swivel X-acto knife. I did this before applying the decal.



    The glossiness of the decals will disappear once I dullcoat the helmet after weathering.



    I'll work on the ear damage during the week! Not too much more to go.
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    Oct 16, 2006, 8:07 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #87

    Incredible. You've given me inspiration to get my butt in gear with a couple of helmets I'm painting for friends. Thank you!
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    Oct 16, 2006, 10:45 PM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #88

    PROGRESS--Oct 16th:
    Ugh. . . I've had such a tremendously annoying head cold the last 2 days. . . but the lengths we go to for Boba-ness!
    I've painted left ear piece. I used Model Master Lichtblau RLM 76 for the gray chips, and Polly S Rock Island Maroon for the red.
    Man, I forgot how intricate the bottom of this piece is! Anyway, here it is.



    The only part that remains is the RF ear. . . well, 2 parts I guess.
    More to follow. . . if my stuffy head doesn't fall off!
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    Oct 16, 2006, 11:56 PM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #89

    Sorry ya caught that head cold, dude. I'm guessin' the recent temperature drop has played a role in that. Anyway, nice job with the ear pieces ... looks like everythin' is coming together!
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    Oct 17, 2006, 12:03 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #90

    Great job How long until you finish it?
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    Oct 17, 2006, 12:10 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #91

    Jimmy B,
    Yeah, the temps have been getting down there lately! I almost considered wearing a jacket to work this morning! *gasp*

    GCN,
    As far as finishing, I'm hoping to detail the RF ear tomorrow, and then start on my pastel weathering. Hopefully I'll be all done by the end of the week, including clearcoat/drying time.
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    Oct 17, 2006, 12:33 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #92

    I have been watching this from the beging and I have to say this is a great looking helmet. I can barely tell it is topical it looks fantastic.
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    Oct 17, 2006, 12:54 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #93

    wow, you do amazing work! i'm about to start painting my bucket with a custom job tomorrow, and this is great inspiration.
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    Oct 17, 2006, 1:04 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #94

    Quote Predatormv said: View Post
    I have been watching this from the beging and I have to say this is a great looking helmet. I can barely tell it is topical it looks fantastic.
    I don't think I could ever paint topical, I like to paint really thick It would be obvious if I painted topical rather than layered. I can't wait until I get to work on my 3rd helmet!!
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    Oct 17, 2006, 3:11 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #95

    Oh I am with you GCNgamer128 I can't paint topical either, and usually you can tell when people do. Everytime I paint topical you can see the brush strokes and the little dabs and what not.
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    Oct 17, 2006, 3:18 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #96

    Quote Predatormv said: View Post
    Oh I am with you GCNgamer128 I can't paint topical either, and usually you can tell when people do. Everytime I paint topical you can see the brush strokes and the little dabs and what not.
    I've been interested in trying out those stencils. A really evil thought in the back of my mind is that I could take the stencils made by AFFO$ and Count Dookie and have them put on vinyl decals. I could have them laser cut for the extreme deteail needed on the back of the helmet, but the dome would be next to impossible to do that.

    Who needs painting when I can lay down a waterproof decals on different layers? Maybe I'll buy a Rubies to practice on.
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    Oct 17, 2006, 3:21 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #97

    The only problem with that is that the vinyl decals might pull off the silver undercoat or any other coats over it. Unless you have a source for low adheaison vinyl stickers. If you do let me know as I would be very interested in a set myself.
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    Oct 17, 2006, 3:26 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #98

    Quote Predatormv said: View Post
    The only problem with that is that the vinyl decals might pull off the silver undercoat or any other coats over it. Unless you have a source for low adheaison vinyl stickers. If you do let me know as I would be very interested in a set myself.
    My CO can make decals, but the stencils aren't my property, so I couldn't sell them. The vinyl decals could be printed on one layer as shown, and laid on the helmet, but the dome would be impossible. Think about it... no priming, no painting, just put a sticker on your helmet and it's done! I'll just have to play with it, if I do follow through with trying to make decals for my entire helmet, I'll post a tread on it
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    Oct 17, 2006, 10:00 PM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #99

    This is an amazing tutorial! Your painting skills are incredible.
    Can't wait to get my SgtFang helmet!
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    Oct 18, 2006, 8:52 AM - Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet #100

    (NO) PROGRESS--Oct 17th:
    Amazing Killer Head Cold -- 1
    Superjedi -- 0

    Geez. . . I still feel like warmed over death. I took some Benadryl right after I got home from work, and when it kicked in I thought "OK, I'll just lie down for a few minutes till my sinuses feel better."
    11 hours later, I wake up and it's time to go to work again! Sheesh.

    I'm so close to being done with this helmet! Grrrrrr. Hopefully more progress soon.

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