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  1. HeadlessHunter's Avatar
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    Feb 6, 2009, 10:04 AM - 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #1

    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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    Feb 6, 2009, 10:05 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #2

    Sweet! Looking forward to seeing it!
  4. Feb 6, 2009, 11:03 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #3

    Cool! Get some images up!
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    Feb 6, 2009, 6:12 PM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #4

    This thread is dead without pics, lol..
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    Feb 6, 2009, 8:50 PM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #5

    Quote ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    Sweet! Looking forward to seeing it!
    What he said...
    DW
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    Feb 7, 2009, 3:34 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #6

    Quote firebladejedi said: View Post
    This thread is dead without pics, lol..
    Couldn't agree more....
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    Feb 7, 2009, 5:43 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #7

    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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    Feb 7, 2009, 7:12 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #8

    Bzzzzzzzz!!!
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    Feb 7, 2009, 7:33 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #9

    Ooh nice...
    I can't wait till we see some paint on it!
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    Feb 7, 2009, 8:04 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #10

    Come back in a few hours then
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    Feb 7, 2009, 8:11 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #11

    Quote HeadlessHunter said: View Post
    Come back in a few hours then
    Really! I was just joking bruv...
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    Feb 7, 2009, 8:34 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #12

    Really, On a mission today my friend
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    Feb 7, 2009, 10:26 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #13

    looking good man, who is the maker of that helmet
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    Feb 7, 2009, 10:46 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #14

    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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    Feb 7, 2009, 10:55 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #15

    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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    Feb 7, 2009, 10:57 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #16

    Um please don't ha ha
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    Feb 7, 2009, 10:58 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #17

    Thats not the same lid! You've swapped it and are actually using your OSCS?
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    Feb 7, 2009, 11:11 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #18

    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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    Feb 7, 2009, 11:15 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #19

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

    The fin looks Crack-a-lackin awesome!
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    Feb 8, 2009, 7:34 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #20

    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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    Feb 8, 2009, 7:40 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #21

    Wow, that helmet came out great!!!
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    Feb 8, 2009, 8:42 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #22

    Nice rework Joe...
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    Feb 8, 2009, 11:16 AM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #23

    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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    Feb 9, 2009, 3:54 PM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #24

    Monday 9th February - Rain stopped painting
  26. Mojo Fett's Avatar
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    Feb 9, 2009, 3:55 PM - Re: 501st Clone Helmet Build-up #25

    Boooooooooo

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