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    Dec 18, 2012, 8:16 PM - RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #1

    Alright guys- I know I’ve been a tad MIA these past several weeks. Rest assure, it is not without good reason. In November Fett Seven and I had the opportunity to meet up w/ the wonderful guys over at NME Props (Marcus and Maurio). Marcus is a phenomenal artist who as many of you know created the “Mando Stalker” sculpt inspired by the video game…Sith Stalker character. If you haven’t seen Marcus’s sculpts be sure to visit www.nmeprops.com. Anyhow, just a short time after meeting these guys I received an email that would get my creative juices flowing…heavily. It seems that NME was in need of someone to do a Mando stalker paint-up and…not just any paint-up, a “Darth Maul” piece. And to add a bit of pressure to this…it was for Ray Park himself!!! Man, what could I say other than well…YES and that I was very humbled and jumped at this great opportunity: ). Before I jump into this thread I’d like to give a quick thanks to NME Props for entrusting me w/ this great opportunity, Deadland, Fett Seven and ofcourse ThirdEthree for their artistic collaboration as well as support (as no build is ever a one-man job).
    Upon acceptance of this great honor I quickly began brainstorming in order to organize my thoughts. Not only did I want this lid to be aesthetically pleasing, I wanted it to tell a story. That being said, below are the initial concept images and draft notes. The images will be organized chronologically from prepping through to the final version.
    Maul concept helmet:
    Story
    1. As a result of the current CW character I feel the lid should show both organic and mechanical features
    - faint "moss" around visor edging to show life?
    - horns?-consider osseus(bone) physiology...vascular appearance and/ or metal
    2. Due to the fact it will shelf display it should be both pretty as well as striking in representation
    3. Black and red scheme..glossy yet dull appearance w possible chrome/ metallic accents
    4. Mechanical bits..like an old “worn” engine
    5. Weathering… anterior smoke/ ash blow as well as heat damage
    6. Interior finish w skydex lining and visor seal



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    Dec 18, 2012, 8:42 PM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #2

    Finished product pics or it never happened!!!
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    Dec 18, 2012, 10:37 PM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #3

    AAANNND without further adieu....Glamour shots courtesy of Ryanrubio

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    Thanks again guys!
    Last edited by dynamic1; Dec 18, 2012 at 10:47 PM.
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    Dec 18, 2012, 11:25 PM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #4

    WOW, that is fantastic. If Ray Park doesn't jump for joy over that lid then he is a d-bag.
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    Dec 18, 2012, 11:32 PM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #5

    Now that is a pure ART! Excellent paint job on an excellent helmet! Congratulations for this great opportunity and paint job, dynamic1; and also awesome collaboration between you and NME Props and the TDH guys: deadland, Fett Seven, thirdEthree and rubio95 (for the great photography). Beautiful group effort!
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    Dec 19, 2012, 2:53 AM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #6

    Fantastic job!!!
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    Dec 19, 2012, 5:01 AM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #7

    amazing design way too cool!!!
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    Dec 19, 2012, 9:18 AM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #8

    Quote Jc27 said: View Post
    WOW, that is fantastic. If Ray Park doesn't jump for joy over that lid then he is a d-bag.

    Thanks buddy!


    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    Now that is a pure ART! Excellent paint job on an excellent helmet! Congratulations for this great opportunity and paint job, dynamic1; and also awesome collaboration between you and NME Props and the TDH guys: deadland, Fett Seven, thirdEthree and rubio95 (for the great photography). Beautiful group effort!
    Thanks a ton Raf...you da man!!!!!!



    Thanks wolfi and the beans!
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    Dec 19, 2012, 11:10 AM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #9

    Quote dynamic1 said: View Post
    AAANNND without further adieu....Glamour shots courtesy of Ryanrubio

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    Thanks again guys!


    It's Ryan, or rubio95. Or Rubio. Or rubio.

    You call me Ryanrubio one more time and I'm gonna post those 'other' pics you had me take..............
    Last edited by rubio95; Dec 19, 2012 at 12:59 PM.
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    Dec 19, 2012, 12:57 PM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #10

    ^^That was totally a joke, btw.

    The shoot was a blast and, unfortunately, the pics honestly don't do justice to the helmet.

    I think that this is basically a coming-out party for the talent, skill and creativity of dynamic1.

    I look forward to being able to (attempt to) capture more of the work that he'll be taking on in the future!
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    Dec 19, 2012, 1:28 PM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #11

    I was fortunate to see the progress of this helmet unfold. I'm completely impressed and inspired by the way D1 approached this project. From the amount of thought and creativity, to the outcome and representation of the character it just turned out amazing. Congrats on a stellar job. Ray is going to love it. If he doesn't, I second what Jc27 said.
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    Dec 22, 2012, 11:09 PM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #12

    Brain, I didn't know you did this!?!?!? Awesome job. I guess I need to get out more often.
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    Dec 23, 2012, 11:06 AM - RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #13

    Hey chuck! Lol i just posted the other day so hasnt been up long...i wanted to post earlier but we had to keep on the DL until it was complete : )...thnx
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    Dec 23, 2012, 1:22 PM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #14

    Love it...

    DAZ
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    Dec 23, 2012, 6:16 PM - RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #15

    Wow..thanks so much Daz!!!
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    Dec 25, 2012, 4:17 AM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #16

    Now that's just plain COOL!
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    Jan 23, 2013, 10:17 PM - Re: RAY PARK NME PROPS DARTH MAUL PROJECT #17

    Looks like Ray Park is going to be at the Philly comic con this year and I am going as well. I will try to get in a meet and greet with him and see what he thinks about the lid.

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