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    Time for another bucket progress thread

    Well, its about time for me to start working on my own stuff again. Gotta get this bucket done. I will post pics of the progress, unless it gets bad

    Ok, here she is before. Its a standard DP 96-

    First cut out the crummy stock visor-


    Then I sand her a bit and hit it with a coat of primer-


    Then I apply the silver-

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Now that's some silver! Looks good homie.

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    yeah! keep going!

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Ok, got the Panzer green and stripes on-


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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Lookin' good, lookin' good. Don't stop now, keep the pics comin'.

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    So far so good. I am very interested. BTW, what kind of silver is that?

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    The silver is actually bumper chrome spraypaint, its made by Plasti-kote. The stuff is awesome, I highly recomend it. It would also be perfect for a Jango. Ok, time for more updates-

    Panzer olive green applied along with the kill stripes


    Then some Euro dark green


    Upper cheeks done in PRR Brunswick green


    And the mandables done with a mix of Boxcar red, with a little bright red added

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Looks Great so far....

    ROTJ or ESB??

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    I am going for a ROTJ costume. I'm sure this won't be high on the list of awesome painted buckets on this forum, but I am at least hoping for something better than it was stock. Well, I put another coat of red on it that it needed, you can see in the pics. I gotta do the ears yet. Almost time for the real fun to begin- battle damage. Of course looking at it, makes me wanna start with the dent first. I'm sure everyone gets that

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    nice and tight colours you got !! keep going!!

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    mrgr8ness, I sent you a PM about your helmet. just a couple simple questions that these people on another forum couldn't seem to answer.
    Your helmet looks great too. good job.

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    good work! keep it up! and are you also planning to flair your helmet?

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    PM returned IntraFett. Thanks for the feedback guys. The flair will be better with the visor installed.

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Well, got a little bit of damage done, along with the weathering. I used a packet of RIT dye for the weathering- $1.99. Mix part of the packet with water to create a wash, leave the rest of the packet as powder to use in place of pastel powder. Then I gave a misting of grey and black spraypaint. Got most of the main damage done to the mandables and cheeks, still have to put in the fine scratches. Sigh..I only hope this is turning out better than stock-


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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Oh and for those who may be wondering...yes I use my kitchen table as a workbench, and yes....my wife hates it

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Keep going man! Looking good!

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Looking really good there!!!! Great idea with the rit dye for weathering!! Looks like its doing the trick. I also use the bumper chrome from plastic-coat for my base silver. Had good results also. Keep up the great work
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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Very nice...

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Hehe "...Kitchen table as a workbench..." and I thought I was the only one!!! Seriously...nice job so far...I take it you are painting a ROTJ scheme? Your base colors looked tight and so far the battle damage you got going looks good. The scratches are the hardest and lengthiest part to do on either of the helmets cause so many of us want them to be dead on accurate. Keep up the good work and keep us posted. BTW...nice call on the RIT dye for making a wash...never would have thought of that.

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Thanks for the compliments guys. I was afraid I might have gone too dirty and weathered..but is there such a thing?

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    mrgr8ness said:
    Thanks for the compliments guys. I was afraid I might have gone too dirty and weathered..but is there such a thing?
    No WAY...Looks great..!!

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Yea, I am really getting close now. Painting this bucket is wearing me out. Really kind of wish I bought a fiberglass helmet right off the bat, I dread going through this again. Anyways, time for some more update pics. I got the dome, cheeks and mandables pretty much done. Even got all my scratches in there. I am pretty happy with it, coming out better than I expected. Can't wait to put the visor in and try it on. Still have to do the back which is about 1/3 done right now. I tried to position the helmet in the shape it would be with the visor installed, and show the flare it will have-




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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Not sure why the first pic is so small. I will fix it tonight. I also took all these without a flash, it seemed to show the detail better

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    lookin' good!

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    Re: Time for another bucket progress thread

    Yea your progress is looking great. You should be quite happy with it once it's all done.

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