First clone helmet paintup!

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    First clone helmet paintup!

    This a MR Ep III recast... and my first ever attempt at painting a clone. I know the earcaps are not done yet but I will get to them this weekend.

    I painted it up using matte white Rustoleum spraypaint. I used matte black for the browband. For the weathering I used black, tan, and brown acrylic paints watered down and sometimes dabbed on with a pice of sponge or a pin. Let me know what you guys think about my weathering here.
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    Re: First clone helmet paintup!

    looking good !!

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    Re: First clone helmet paintup!

    Thank you!

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    Nice weathering so is it all topical or is some of it sanded thru? i guess in theorie if it was real the weathering would be topical coz there suposed to be made from a white materilal (cant think what its called)
    Either way youve done a great job

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    Re: First clone helmet paintup!

    Thank you Jinto...

    The weathering is all topical. From what I've read at ct.net and discussing with members there topical is the way to go with clones. It's a very differnet painting process than the layered Fett method. I have used about 3 or 4 different colors to weather with however.
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    Re: First clone helmet paintup!

    I have some more pics here. I added the vent detail to the back since the helmet had a soft detail. I used some finger moulding for that. The chin greeblie is not centered in my pic but I have fixed it now. Let me know what you think!
























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    Re: First clone helmet paintup!

    Looks great man!

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    Thanks dynamic1!

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    Looks great man! The ONLY thing id suggest is thinning the edges/depth around the lens opening. There should be a line there to show the approx thickness of the MR it was cast from. I LOVE the molding mod! nice touch!

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    Nice find with the molding!! Gives me ideas!!

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    Re: First clone helmet paintup!

    Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    Looks great man! The ONLY thing id suggest is thinning the edges/depth around the lens opening. There should be a line there to show the approx thickness of the MR it was cast from. I LOVE the molding mod! nice touch!
    Thanks Lou! I will have to sand the visor area down a bit. (I hope I can still see where... )

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    Re: First clone helmet paintup!

    This guy is almost done. I painted and weathered the earcaps. I used the same gray as the frown... I hand painted a black band at the base. I weathered the caps with some thinned brown acrylic.

    I also made a removeable visor using 5 chacago screws and washers. I think the only think left to do is get decals of the tubestipes, add some mesh to the frown and some padding at the top.








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    nice work.. just gave me some great ideas!

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    I just love it. You have a real touch.

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    Re: First clone helmet paintup!

    Thank you guys! I'm in the middle of working on the armor now. Its a slow process... lots of sanding and filling for the seamless look. I'll get the armor pics up eventually too.

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    Re: First clone helmet paintup!

    this is looking awesome man! Can't wait to see more

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