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    Dec 3, 2010, 10:33 PM - First clone helmet paintup! #1

    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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    Dec 8, 2010, 12:09 PM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #2

    looking good !!
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    Dec 8, 2010, 1:54 PM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #3

    Thank you!
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    Dec 11, 2010, 12:58 AM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #4

    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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    Dec 16, 2010, 1:30 PM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #5

    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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    Dec 16, 2010, 1:44 PM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #6

    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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    Dec 18, 2010, 7:34 PM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #7

    Looks great man!
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    Dec 20, 2010, 7:34 AM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #8

    Thanks dynamic1!
  9. Dec 20, 2010, 9:03 PM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #9

    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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    Dec 22, 2010, 12:26 AM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #10

    Nice find with the molding!! Gives me ideas!!
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    Dec 22, 2010, 6:58 AM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #11

    Quote 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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    Jan 6, 2011, 1:46 PM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #12

    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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    Mar 7, 2011, 5:15 PM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #13

    nice work.. just gave me some great ideas!
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    Mar 7, 2011, 5:17 PM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #14

    I just love it. You have a real touch.
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    Mar 8, 2011, 7:47 AM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #15

    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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    Mar 9, 2011, 7:53 AM - Re: First clone helmet paintup! #16

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

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