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    Apr 19, 2007, 7:11 PM - It has arrived... #1

    Well here she is, not teh best helmet, but not the worse. In my opinion I think it rocks, but hey it's my first helmet and I'm poor so it was teh best I could get. I'm satisfied with it. I will be painting it to go with my Custom, red and black ( for teh cheek border) so, here it is:
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    Apr 19, 2007, 7:14 PM - Re: It has arrived... #2

    eh.... that first shot is funny, the shirt I'm wearing is kinda small and bulges sometimes.... oh ya, forgot this one... I really like this one, don't know how it happened though:
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  3. I helped at SDCC '08 NovallTalon's Avatar
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    Apr 19, 2007, 7:20 PM - Re: It has arrived... #3

    Not bad for a starter bucket! I am anticipating the outcome on this one.
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    Apr 19, 2007, 7:21 PM - Re: It has arrived... #4

    as am I
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    Apr 19, 2007, 8:38 PM - Re: It has arrived... #5

    nice, looks a bit big though, but then again so does mine heh
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    Apr 19, 2007, 10:10 PM - Re: It has arrived... #6

    ya, I noticed that as well, well I'm expecting my growth spurt very soon, so maybe it'll fit after the summer goes by :P
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    Apr 19, 2007, 11:21 PM - Re: It has arrived... #7

    Congrats, brotha! Can't wait to see the paint scheme flesh out.

    You must be pretty small for it to look that big on you!
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    Apr 19, 2007, 11:23 PM - Re: It has arrived... #8

    yeah Mandoman, like I said, expecting a growth spurt anyday now, and I am getting taller.... maybe its happening now... as I type.... my legs hurt.... sry, OT . Anyway, I am gonna pick up my paints tommorrow, then I'll probably start painting on Saturday. And whenever I finish I will post some pics
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    Apr 20, 2007, 6:28 PM - Re: It has arrived... #9

    Hoping for a quick responce to this one, I'm going to Wal-Mart soon to get my paints, and I was wondering, should I sand the old paint off before I put the new paints on?



    EDIT: What do I need to fill in teh Dent?
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    Apr 20, 2007, 7:31 PM - Re: It has arrived... #10

    BUMP


    also, what is teh best way to paint it? It's PVC
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    Apr 20, 2007, 7:47 PM - Re: It has arrived... #11

    Fill in the dent, yes.

    Yes, sand down. Get several grades of sandpaper, so shes gets as smooth as you can get her.

    Painting wise, swing over to the automotive section and find the Dupli-Color paints, get Dupli-Color Adhesion Promoter, its helps the paint stick to the PVC. You wont regre it.
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    Apr 20, 2007, 7:52 PM - Re: It has arrived... #12

    Quote Darasuum_Verd said: View Post
    Hoping for a quick responce to this one, I'm going to Wal-Mart soon to get my paints, and I was wondering, should I sand the old paint off before I put the new paints on?



    EDIT: What do I need to fill in teh Dent?
    It's a good idea to sand and wash the whole thing to prep for painting. Use primer as your first coat, it helps all the paint stick to the helmet better.

    To fill in the dent use bondo or 2 part epoxy putty. Be sure to work in a ventilated area, like outside. Also, wear some sort of dust or particle mask, you don't want to stunt your growth right before a growth spurt right?


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    Apr 20, 2007, 11:22 PM - Re: It has arrived... #13

    Self Etching primer is also really good for paint adhesion. I'd recommend using some.
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    Apr 21, 2007, 8:36 AM - Re: It has arrived... #14

    I can't wait to see the wicked paint job I know your gonna slap in it.
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    Apr 21, 2007, 1:15 PM - Re: It has arrived... #15

    harmful fumes, mmmmm
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    Apr 21, 2007, 2:52 PM - Re: It has arrived... #16

    ya, those fumes are gonna be FUN!
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    May 8, 2007, 10:54 PM - Re: It has arrived... #17

    K, I've got pics that are kinda old. The first couple are when the helmet was silver. The last two are when the red and black was painted on. I think I did ok, but it was just a paint test to see how it would work. I should be able to fill in that blasted dent sometime soon, and then I will do the "final" paint job.... yea right. Mandalore FTW!
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    May 8, 2007, 10:57 PM - Re: It has arrived... #18

    Quote Darasuum_Verd said: View Post
    ya, those fumes are gonna be FUN!
    If you breath in too many, I guess dying would be fun...
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    May 8, 2007, 11:03 PM - Re: It has arrived... #19

    yay dying! But not in a warrior like way... nvm, it wouldn't be fun.
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    May 9, 2007, 12:33 AM - Re: It has arrived... #20

    Being killed by the fumes from working on your first helmet would be bad, and tragically ironic.

    Plan on wethering it?I couln't tell from the image. A clearer pic of it painted would be cool if ya get the chance

    Keep up the good work and congrats on the whole growing up thing, lol.
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    May 9, 2007, 1:43 AM - Re: It has arrived... #21

    yeah Its weathered. I didnt do a very good job of it though. Any tips?
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    May 9, 2007, 11:53 AM - Re: It has arrived... #22

    When you start with the silver base coat (as I see you did) get a can of rubber cement. You can also use liquid latex (that's what I did) and I've heard of some people using mustard but have never used it myself. Apply the cement to the silver base coat wherever you'd like the top colored layer to chip away and show the silver under it. Once that's done and you are happy with where you applied the rubber cement then lay down the color. Wait until the paint dries enough so that you can touch it without leaving marks and gently rub the spots where the cement is. If you put the cement on thick enough it should rub away colored areas only where the cement was. Flat clear coat looks good on a weathered helmet, I think. Hope it helps.
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    May 9, 2007, 4:54 PM - Re: It has arrived... #23

    Quote Kyram said: View Post
    When you start with the silver base coat (as I see you did) get a can of rubber cement. You can also use liquid latex (that's what I did) and I've heard of some people using mustard but have never used it myself. Apply the cement to the silver base coat wherever you'd like the top colored layer to chip away and show the silver under it. Once that's done and you are happy with where you applied the rubber cement then lay down the color. Wait until the paint dries enough so that you can touch it without leaving marks and gently rub the spots where the cement is. If you put the cement on thick enough it should rub away colored areas only where the cement was. Flat clear coat looks good on a weathered helmet, I think. Hope it helps.

    I have used both Toothpaste and mustard, They work just as good, but with Liquid mask you can just chip it off, with mustard you need to wash it...I dont really care about that though.

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