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    Mar 2, 2010, 6:59 PM - New Helmet For my Custom #1

    Just wanted to share pictures of the latest helmet I started working on for my Custom Mando

    sorry forgot to take pics of it as it came out of the mold.. but here is some pics of it after quite abit of sanding and cleanup




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    Mar 2, 2010, 6:59 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #2

    and here it is after some engraving

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    Mar 2, 2010, 7:10 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #3

    and some close up shot of the engraving


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    Mar 2, 2010, 7:40 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #4

    That's quite some flare from the back! Is it really like that or just a wierd angle?
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    Mar 2, 2010, 8:10 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #5

    Nice detail, that should look pretty cool when finished.
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    Mar 2, 2010, 8:18 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #6

    Quote Muad'Dib said: View Post
    That's quite some flare from the back! Is it really like that or just a wierd angle?
    well partly its the angle... partly cause it does have a bit wider flare to it...

    Quote MandalorFett said: View Post
    Nice detail, that should look pretty cool when finished.
    yeah.. I have something in mind that hopefully will make the engraving stand out from the rest of the helmet..
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    Mar 2, 2010, 8:23 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #7

    Wow, great job. That 3D etching is going to add alot of character to it after it's painted.
    I'll be interested to know what color scheme you plan to use for such and intricate pattern
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    Mar 9, 2010, 11:55 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #8

    wonder no longer.. painted it up today..

    heres the new one next to my old one


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    Mar 10, 2010, 8:55 AM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #9

    gratz on the progress man, way to go!

    Did you dremel the stuff in or is it just painted on?
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    Mar 10, 2010, 1:12 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #10

    Quote kazklar said: View Post
    gratz on the progress man, way to go!

    Did you dremel the stuff in or is it just painted on?
    thanks everything was dremeled in and then painted ..
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    Mar 10, 2010, 6:12 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #11

    Whoa, awesome job!
    The painted grooves almost look like gold inlay. Great color scheme too.
    You've got alittle bit of flare, but that should straighten out as soon as you install the visor.
    keep up the great work
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    Mar 10, 2010, 8:54 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #12

    how did you get the color inlay? did you go through with a fine brush and paint it in by hand after putting the base color on?
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    Mar 10, 2010, 9:54 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #13

    Quote Little Fett said: View Post
    Whoa, awesome job!
    The painted grooves almost look like gold inlay. Great color scheme too.
    You've got alittle bit of flare, but that should straighten out as soon as you install the visor.
    keep up the great work
    thanks s yeah i was going for a gold inlay look.. as far as the flare if you talking about the visor area it might just be the camera angle..

    Quote saint_nasty said: View Post
    how did you get the color inlay? did you go through with a fine brush and paint it in by hand after putting the base color on?
    Yup.. went with a fine line brush think its was 10/0 or something like that not sure right off the top of my head... and the weathering is a mix of topical and layered..
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    Mar 15, 2010, 2:14 AM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #14

    Wow, I bet it's satisfying to be done with, but painting all the engraving must've been a pain.
    Looks great; really stands out from the crowd with all the gold engraving!
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    Mar 15, 2010, 4:40 AM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #15

    Quote GrimMandalorian said: View Post
    Wow, I bet it's satisfying to be done with, but painting all the engraving must've been a pain.
    Looks great; really stands out from the crowd with all the gold engraving!
    It is some what satisfying... though afterwards i realized i should probably start on a repaint of my armor to make it look better..
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    Mar 15, 2010, 9:46 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #16

    Heh, just goes to show that artists are never (or rarely) completely happy with their work, if you ask me.
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    Mar 16, 2010, 12:32 AM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #17

    Quote GrimMandalorian said: View Post
    Heh, just goes to show that artists are never (or rarely) completely happy with their work, if you ask me.
    heard a quote from someone (forgot who) "Art is never really finished, just abandoned "

    edit: quote is from Leonardo da Vinci (“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”)
    Last edited by twistedxknights; Mar 16, 2010 at 12:45 AM.
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    Mar 18, 2010, 1:31 AM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #18

    Wow, that one will be one unique mando.
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    Apr 5, 2010, 3:10 PM - Re: New Helmet For my Custom #19

    installed a visor

    upclsoe and personal..

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