Thanks. It looked like it was blank and void of any texture at the bottom in screen shots. Wasn’t sure what was going on there. This is actually my first ESB helmet. My others are ROTJ. One was scratch built and the other already had the MQ-1 molded in the cast.Not sure if you care or not, but only half of the MQ1 goes in the keyslots....the second half of the keyslots are covered with acrylic not circuit board
Not really sure. I didn’t take my dome apart. Check this out. It shows one taken apart.Any idea how to get the dome off? Seems it’s on there pretty tightly.
Weren't you already painting up a BS series Fett?Not sure if anyone remembers this thread I put out about 2 1/2 years ago.
So I’ve been wanting to experiment painting with some of the craft paint I’ve bought in the past at Hobby Lobby, and that I use from time to time on my build. I have used this paint for weathering my soft parts and staining my girth belt in very diluted form. Recently,I was wanting to update...www.thedentedhelmet.com
They turned out pretty good and the paint has held up. I consider it somewhat a success. So, for my next fun experiment I thought I would paint the Hasbro BS helmet with the same type of paint. The Hobby Lobby in my area has a huge selection and I thought I would try to match the recommended colors the best I could. I may need to do some custom mixes here and there also. It’s not going to be Archive-X paint matching, but I’ll get as close as I can.
No, not yet. I was just adding better parts to it. The only thing I have painted so far is the replacement ear pieces. I’m going on a staycation with the family and will be starting up with it after that. Currently I’ve just been checking out different colors to use.Weren't you already painting up a BS series Fett?
CoolNo, not yet. I was just adding better parts to it. The only thing I have painted so far is the replacement ear pieces. I’m going on a staycation with the family and will be starting up with it after that. Currently I’ve just been checking out different colors to use.
Hey, ShortFuse ,Alright, so I’m back from vacation and ready to get back at this project. Took the helmet apart once again, filled some more gaps, added the physical damage, and gave it a sanding to get rid of the random physical damage and to give something for the paint to bite to. There’s no turning back now.
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Speaking of paint, apparently there has been an influx of people buying up all the craft paint at Hobby Lobby. I guess with everyone staying home, they have turned to arts and crafts to keep from going insane.
Speaking of insane, I had another crazy idea in lieu of the craft paint. Interior house paint! Years ago I saw a video tutorial of using interior house paint thinned out and shot through an airbrush. I have already done some test runs and it works surprisingly well. Also, I can get colors matched and get the sample size containers at Lowe’s/ Home Depot, saving the trouble of finding and mixing paints.
I know it probably sounds like I’ve really flipped my lid now, but it’s all in the name of fun and experimentation. I have go go to work tomorrow, but will be back home Saturday to shoot a coat of primer on it.
Hey, ShortFuse ,
Glad to see you back at it. It may be bold, but I am going to say it... This here is probably the very best a HSB helmet will be able to become.
I am very much looking forward to how your house paint experiment is going to turn out. No risk involved really, after all, if you dont like it, you can just sand it down again and no harm done.
What are house paints based on?
Thanks! We’ll see how it turns out. It may be a total train wreck, but who knows unless you try.Wow! Really excited to see how this turns out.
I have a shirt I made a while back. It's the word THINK and below it a cube. (Think outside the box,)
I love your style! This is how progress is made.
out of the two....the right. Although my eye doesn't quite register either of them as familiar.