Hasbro BS Helmet Facelift and Paint Up


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I sprayed the paint through airbrush over my brush strokes I did yesterday. Here is that color again indoors. Looks kinda grey. Outside looks more blue. In other light it looks green. Hard to judge with iPhone photos.


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This is the color I’m going with. Thanks to superjedi for help in deciding. In keeping with the house paint experiment, I color matched the rlm 73. Doesn’t look like what I expected. Perhaps my paint matching technique doesn’t work, but we’ll see how it looks when it’s down with the other colors. :unsure:

See you on the other side.


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Haven’t updated lately, but I have been busy on this project. Here is where I am currently.

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Still have a lot of touch up and detail work to do.
The lighting/iPhone camera makes the green look brighter than it actually is.
Yeah. Can definitely account for lighting making a huge difference how things look.
It will tone down properly when final weathering is applied too.
Looking good so far!


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I've been playing around in Photoshop with layering swatches and their opacity over each other, and came up with this for ESB green.
It's a combo of Rustoleum Rich Jade Green, Spruce Green and Flat White, with varying opacities and layer placements until it got somewhere close.
Here it is.


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Here are the pieces I plan on adding:

Right ear parts. I already painted them up while waiting on other parts to come in. I wish I would have taken a picture before paint. These were some clean casts by ToEleven (thanks Jay)

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Jay also made me a MQ-1 resin cast and an aluminum borden.
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I also cut a visor I ordered to the funky shape needed to fit.
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Thanks again to ToEleven for supplying me with my random parts requests. He also makes damn good helmet casts. (y)

That’s all for now.
Hey, Im glad I found this post again. Is this new visor black or dark green? I can't find any black replacment visors online.