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  1. Dex's Avatar
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    Feb 14, 2012, 4:57 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #101

    Thankyou! Watch y-wingfighters thread with his build up for more!

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    Apr 9, 2012, 2:24 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #102

    Hi, here's a quick update of my second run of vac-formed goggles.
    I did a bit of revision on my former and these are Orange or as orange as I could get them!
    I'd have preferred them a little darker, but the Acrylic doesn't seem to take anymore colour...

    I've got another 2 done and ready to go. I think better start my own build up soon!!

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    Rich
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    Apr 10, 2012, 3:50 PM - #103

    Awesome!
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    Apr 11, 2012, 6:16 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #104

    Thanks! I'll be checking my list and hope to sell a couple soon! Helmets, goggles and greeblie kits that is!

    Rich
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    Apr 18, 2012, 9:47 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #105

    Looking good!

    Still interested
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    May 27, 2012, 10:19 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #106

    looken good man Im also working on a y-wing helm, hopefully mine will turn out as good.
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    May 29, 2012, 5:33 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #107

    Hi thanks! I was hoping to have one painted by now, but have been busy with my Fett lid & my Dalek!
    Still it's in primer

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    Another touch of primer and reflat and it'll be ready for a silver ground coat.
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    May 30, 2012, 5:02 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #108

    Your helmet is looking really good, im looking forward to seeing the end. Did you say Dalek... Awesome!
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    May 30, 2012, 9:00 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #109

    Thanks! At least I know roughly what the end result is going to look like. Here's the link to ywingfighters build (which you've already probably seen)

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f45/d...-thread-44135/

    Yes my Dalek is a 70's Genesis of the Daleks build. All the hemisphere's are built and he's well on his way!

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    Jul 1, 2012, 4:17 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #110

    Hi all,
    After the priming and a good flatting I tested out my new paint gun this weekend and gave it 2 coats of silver as a ground. Then I'll get an idea for where I want the scratches and work my way out (like a Fett lid build up) with a grey next.

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    I got a cheap Airbrush as well as my touch-up paint gun so I shall see how I go!

    Rich
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    Jul 2, 2012, 10:17 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #111

    Very clean work,Rich!Looking forward to your paintjob.
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    Jul 2, 2012, 11:20 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #112

    Thanks! Just waiting on some Maskol now and I'm off!

    Rich
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    Jul 28, 2012, 1:50 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #113

    I thought I'd post a quick update of the progress so far. After the silver, I applied a light coat of grey primer, some light brown on top of that. Followed by some white with masking up of areas for chips and scratches.

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    It's going to get one more of white then its on to the top section for maroon and grey.

    Some of the chips will probably get hidden, I'll see how I feel. While it will be pretty close to the Y-Wing lid in Jedi I don't feel I have to follow the distress to the exact letter. I really like some of the chips on the edges! Looks like it's been bouncing around in a cockpit!
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    Aug 2, 2012, 11:31 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #114

    Nice work,Rich! Looking forward to your paintjob!
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    Aug 6, 2012, 5:48 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #115

    Thanks! Here's a little more progress...

    Instead of me using an airbrush for the red (and white) I used a touch-up gun. Just thought I'd mention it incase anyone was wondering!
    Masking up and adding red (in 2-3 attempts until the colour looked right!)

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    Masking removed and the addition of the silver/grey band on the top.

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    Next up (later hopefully) I'll be breaking out my airbrush and adding matte black to the lower areas and where the buttons go.

    The whole thing will of course be getting a lot of "carbon scoring" later!
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    Aug 14, 2012, 4:33 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #116

    After a bit of masking up it was time for the addition of some matte black in the lower back area and grooved section...

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    ...after plenty of reference checking I masked the front area for the yellow band.

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    The yellow covered better than I thought it would actually!

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    Without the masking it looks something like this...

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    It's still wet in this picture so the masking fluid is still yet to be removed. I'll do that tomorrow when it's dry.

    That's where I'm up to for now!
    Rich
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    Aug 23, 2012, 8:34 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #117

    Hi all,
    Still following? Good!
    With the yellow band done it was time to plan and mask the green.
    A 50/50 mix of greens here running diagonally. Although not 100% screen perfect, it looks pretty good I think.

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    Next to the green (decal) logo on the right (as you wear it)
    The strange thing is, and I shouldn't be surprised at this, but it's really feeling like its seen a lot of action already!
    Weird, but that's the effect we're all trying for with the Fett lids too...

    Rich
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    Aug 26, 2012, 4:44 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #118

    Hi Rich,
    looking forward to your cool paintjob!
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    Aug 27, 2012, 8:41 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #119

    Thanks! I think its going pretty well...

    After a look at some reference I thought I'd get the side insignias in blue and green done...
    I find it easier to slice some masking tape than buy some "go faster tape" (stripes)!
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    With 'em about in the right place it was time to commit with paint.
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    I can see why all 6 Fett lids from ESB and ROTJ are different! Trying to exactly replicate scratches and marks is time consuming!

    Stay tuned!
    Rich
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    Sep 11, 2012, 6:58 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #120

    After a moderate amount of painting it was time to add the greeblies. With some trial fitting they looked OK and didn't need too much preparation.
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    I did decide to epoxy the audio knob (Yamaha engine cover) to a bolt and drill the disc. This way I could avoid the blob of epoxy that appears on the real thing!

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    The other side was pretty straight forward too...

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    Next up? The red text I think!

    Rich
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    Sep 20, 2012, 12:58 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #121

    I'm blown away at the level of detail in all these builds.
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    Sep 23, 2012, 11:35 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #122

    WOW! That helmet is awesome!
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    Sep 24, 2012, 11:02 AM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #123

    Thanks a lot guys! It's getting there, I've just been a bit busy with other projects otherwise this would be long finished by now!
    Soon though!

    Rich
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    Oct 3, 2012, 12:00 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #124

    Hi all!
    In between my 2nd oil painting of Dumbledore, I've got on the case with the helmet again!
    The text was the next section. I was mulling the creation of the front and side texts.
    Either using a transfer, painting it freehand, a stencil or just plain masking up again.
    In the end I went with masking up with strips of tape.

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    There's a couple of minor spots to touch up by brush, but in all looking OK!

    I've still some paint mixed for the blue/red winged logo on the other side.
    I'm also considering a run of decals for the front "Radio Bolinas" sticker.
    Once that's done its a dusting over to grubby the whole thing up...

    Feeling quite happy with the progress!

    Rich
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    Nov 7, 2012, 5:50 PM - Re: Y-wing / A-Wing helmet ROTJ scratchbuild #125

    Hi,
    Only another small update but I figured I'd upload! Especially as I'm trying the goggles in it for the first time since I've started painting it!

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    I'm trying with the idea of some Radio Bolinas decals for the front too..

    My first y-wing helmet has just landed in the US, so that's another one out there!

    Until next time,
    Rich

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