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    Apr 3, 2008, 1:54 AM - Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #1

    Finished painting my first Buy'ce...pretty darn pleased with it.

    All that is left to do is paint and install the RF which I am waiting on until my hollow RFs arrive as well as my RF circuit board. Pad the inside which I am waiting on until my turn for a full sized interior, get a voice amp which I am waiting on from RomFX....but the painting is done!!! Visor is installed and well, she is troopable and pretty!!! Tomorrow I weather her for dirt and grime etc...also tomorrow the screen for the back vents will be added. Just have to grab some I like from Home Depot!


    So first the views of it on its little homemade painting pedestal...

    Front view...


    Sides....



    Back...



    The inside is done using the bolt in method for my visor...


    And my RF stalk is a Terminal Fettler Carbon Cast Hollow Rf Stalk, which is also bolted in...



    You can see it to the left of the visor...


    Then of course the obligatory pics of me with it on. Note the RC Neckseal....a hand me down from her father. She wears it for two reasons, it looks damn good, and it works damn well.

    Front!


    Back!


    Side!



    Comments, critiques, applause are all welcome!


    Allora
    *briikase*
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    Apr 3, 2008, 2:11 AM - Re: Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #2

    Oooh. . . a Marrow Sun custom! That is one mean looking helmet.
    Nice colors, they work very well!

    Blue Sun, eh? Are you Alliance?
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    Apr 3, 2008, 3:04 AM - Re: Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #3

    Nah ain't no purplebellies 'round here,

    Captain Caille Jensen formerly of the 22 Overlanders, Browncoats, born Greenleaf and served at DuKhang and should have flown support at Serenity Valley....course that was before they made us s'render. The shirt aint nuthin but somethin ta cover up my chest.

    I am custom on my browncoat as well... My own backstory, dogtags, military paperwork and ship.


    Alexis
    *smiles*
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    Apr 3, 2008, 8:40 AM - Re: Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #4

    Awesome job Caille! I think we got the bulk of MS's customs in Mercs...LOL! We should just start an MS Custom squad.
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    Apr 3, 2008, 11:35 AM - Re: Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #5

    Alexis,

    Just an observation. The helmet looks great, the only thing I would change is to re-paint the eight black stripes on the back of the helmet. To me they look hand painted and un-even. I would say re-mask the back and spray them on...


    Just my .02
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    Apr 3, 2008, 12:26 PM - Re: Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #6

    They are supposed to look hand painted. she adds her killstripes by hand when she adds them, that is the reason they are a) uneven in size since she does each individually and b) irregularly spaced, again because she does hand paint them....


    I may remask and repaint them eventually but for now the hand painted look is intentional.

    Alexis
    *smiles*
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    Apr 4, 2008, 9:26 AM - Re: Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #7

    Awsome, I love it! Awsome shirt too! Although I agree with JK3, I don't personaly like the uneveness,etc. of the back marks. It reminds me of black magic marker or something. But as you mentioned above you meant it to look hand painted on, so to her, her own I guess. Looks great either way!
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    Apr 4, 2008, 12:10 PM - Re: Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #8

    I am probably going to mask and make the stripes more even. Will update once I have added weathering and remasked killstripes.

    Alexis
    *smiles*
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    Apr 10, 2008, 9:18 PM - Re: Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #9

    Well done I understand the reasoning behind the stripes.. but I hate to agree I am kind of an even stripes kind of guy as well.

    I am happy to see it painted... rather than the dust it was collecting here.
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    Jun 10, 2008, 3:14 PM - Re: Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #10

    How can one go about getting one of these helmets?
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    Jun 10, 2008, 5:30 PM - Re: Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #11

    i woudl think it might look cool if the black areas on teh rear fin were dremeled indents, that woudl rock!

    I agree with matt though, im also an even stripe guy....sorta.
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    Jun 11, 2008, 2:46 AM - Re: Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #12

    Nice, very nice.
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    May 25, 2009, 6:01 PM - Re: Finished Painting My Buy'ce! #13

    ur bucket looks awesome! Kandosii!

    Kal

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