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501st Clone Helmet Build-up

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    501st Clone Helmet Build-up

    I was sent a Clone helmet by a friend who wanted it built and painted up in the style of the 501st troopers, here I will be documenting the whole process and perhaps it will be helpful for anyone else doing a build up, I will pop in later and show off a few pre-paint photos and then the fun can really start

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    Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Sweet! Looking forward to seeing it!

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    Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up

    Cool! Get some images up!

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    Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up

    This thread is dead without pics, lol..

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    Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up

    ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    Sweet! Looking forward to seeing it!
    What he said...
    DW

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    firebladejedi said: View Post
    This thread is dead without pics, lol..
    Couldn't agree more....

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    Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up

    I dunno, you guys have no appreciation for people who do shift work lol This'll keep you quiet for about an hour whilst I sand down the rough spots that I applied filer to, then I will be back
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    Bzzzzzzzz!!!
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    Ooh nice...
    I can't wait till we see some paint on it!

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    Come back in a few hours then

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    HeadlessHunter said: View Post
    Come back in a few hours then
    Really! I was just joking bruv...

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    Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up

    Really, On a mission today my friend

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    Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up

    looking good man, who is the maker of that helmet

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    Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up

    I believe its an MR recast, it was quite thin in places and I had to do a lot of work to build up the fin as it was full of pits and a tad warped, here it is now after sanding, filing, sanding, priming, sanding, filing again and finally priming
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    looks good HeadlessHunter, I guess I should send you my helmets if you enjoy the sanding and priming, more sanding and priming lol..

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    Um please don't ha ha

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    Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up

    Thats not the same lid! You've swapped it and are actually using your OSCS?

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    That my friend IS 100% the same lid, it came out of surgery this morning and is responding well to primer

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    Wow.. the surgery went well! *goes off to buy grapes*

    The fin looks Crack-a-lackin awesome!

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    A bit more surgery was required when I realised the back 'grill' detail was completely missing and there was a large blob of resin in one of the corners which was an absolute shoot to get rid of once I'd ground most of that away I set about scratch building the grill detail, its not 100% accurate but its a darn sight better than it was, now onto the real painting
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    Wow, that helmet came out great!!!

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    Nice rework Joe...

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    Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up

    Well thanks to the 'amazing' british weather I only managed to get the 1st coat of white down and now its pretty dark outside so I will just have to carry this on tomorrow before I start work, enjoy
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    Monday 9th February - Rain stopped painting

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    Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up

    Boooooooooo

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