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    Jul 5, 2014, 9:56 AM - Two more lids needing of paint. #1

    Hello there again.
    I have in my hands here two more helmets needing of paint,

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    One the immortal gmh, and one I don't know the origin of, other than it's very nice, accurate, bigger than the gmh and a tiny bit bigger than the fph2.

    I have prepped and primed both helmets and fitted the visor in the unknown lid because the mandibles were starting to move, its fine now.

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    The gmh looking resplendent in its signature light grey primer and here for size comparison is the fph2.


    The unknown bucket goes first and its going to be a supertrooper,
    but as i can't handle it just being shiny white, its getting some Joe Johnston inspired weathering.

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    I cut in the damage and scratches in the chosen spots and then masked of areas trying to keep it esb "styled" as it were.
    the least favorite helmet i ever had was the shiny white ep2 clone trooper, so boring.

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    After a couple of coats of gloss white it also got some spray can weathering, a lot of this will actually be sanded off.

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    here with the masking fluid off.
    more later.
  2. Jul 5, 2014, 11:29 AM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #2

    AWESOME! looking forward to this!
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    Jul 5, 2014, 3:08 PM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #3

    got some silver details on,

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    looks ok, realized the ear detail is wrong, will fix tomorrow, maybe finish it.

    what shall i paint on the gmh?
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    Jul 5, 2014, 3:38 PM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #4

    Man.... Go PP2 with that GMH bro.
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    Jul 5, 2014, 3:39 PM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #5

    Nice! Weathering a white helmet is tricky.
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    Jul 5, 2014, 7:54 PM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #6

    It is tricky indeed,
    always seems like you are overdoing it but that's nothing compared to the esb helmet,
    I need to find a way to blend it a bit better. I'll dirty it up a bit and then look again.

    Which would be the best thread to see how to paint a pp2? Might start straight away.
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    Jul 5, 2014, 10:13 PM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #7

    PP2! Love some Pre-Pro action.
    You can check in the consolidated paint thread here:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/b...threads-48236/

    I have a couple of PP2's in there, and ThirdEThree has one as well.
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    Jul 5, 2014, 10:33 PM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #8

    I third go for PP2 on that GMH Your super trooper is looking really good!
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    Jul 6, 2014, 1:22 PM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #9

    Erm,
    after looking at he pp2 threads again is it to late to change my mind,

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    what the hell is going on here?

    anyway that's tomorrow this is today

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    and i'm calling this finished for now,

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    i might add a bit more dirt.
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    Jul 7, 2014, 5:48 PM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #10

    I will be starting the pp2 at the weekend now. looks daunting.
  11. Jul 9, 2014, 3:38 PM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #11

    Good job on the super trooper. And good luck with the PP2! My best guess would be lots of masking layers with shading in between before the main green colour even goes down...
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    Jul 9, 2014, 4:32 PM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #12

    Thanks TF i see what you mean.
    OK from here on out its PP2 all day.
    Question, Is the main base colour on the back of the dome white or silver? I've seen different opinions. Looks white to me.
  13. Jul 9, 2014, 5:15 PM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #13

    It could be the base colour is white. Then the silver is almost misted on so heavy in certain places, absent in others. Some areas are then masked before shading in grey or black begins. This would explain the mix of silver and white base colours showing through...
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    Jul 12, 2014, 5:03 PM - Re: Two more lids needing of paint. #14

    Sounds good to me TF thanks, I think that's how i will approach it.
    Now progress, although not much.

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    I forgot how long it takes to cut all the nonsense out.
    I like cast in key slot circuit boards.
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