Prepro helmet v.2 project


micke

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I masked all the scratches and battledamage yesterday and applied maskingfluid. I also tested out the maincolor on the cheeks and it worked excellent! It takes a little longer than painting topical, but it's all worth it:)I will paint the dome tomorrow. I promise i will have pics soon with all the colors on it:)

Here's my complete palette. I think i have all colors covered.

I almost forgot...The color for the red scratches is also the color for the left(red)arrow and the dark blue marina color is the color for the right arrow:)

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micke

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Here is some progress. Please note that i will also mist the helmet and give it a wash in order to dirty it up some more. Finer scratches will also be added later. The color behave the way i wanted them to do in different light-settings. Sometimes green, other blue or grey.


Stay tuned for more:)

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Predatormv

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Damn it Micke it looks like I am going to have to repaint my helmet, yours is making me jelous. It looks amazing and it isn't even done yet!
 

micke

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Thanks, man! I really like yours aswell. One of teh reasons i wanted to do this in the beginning:) I will be out of town for a couple of days as my vacation starts today. Will be back with more updates when i get back:)
 

evan4218

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I was able to obtain all the paints you had listed... minus the brick red (41)... sadly Rainbow is not sold at my local hobby shop and the only hobby shop I could find that sells them is out and will take 6-8 weeks to order it. :(
 

goldenrod

Active Hunter
This is really coming out nice!
I just recieved a Mystery helmet and plan to use your colors:)
Thanks a million!!
Can't wait to see more progress.
BTW are you doing the whole Prepro 2 suit for yourself?
-Goldenrod
 

micke

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Evan:
What i could do was to find Humbrols that match the rainbow ones. that way it would be easier for you guys outside Europe to find the colors.
Or simply just match my colors if you like them to the closest Humbrol color. im planning a trip to the paintshop tomorrow..

Goldenrod:
Thank you:) Nope, not the whole suit. Just the helmet and perhaps the sling-gun. Just recieved a resin-kit, but after reading the thread on RPF i really consider finding the real camera equipment-part that was used.

No real updates yet. I just came back from Sweden yesterday. I was happy to find 2 packages 1 with a RF top from BM and a black visor and the second with a sling-gun:) So right now its just to complete the paintjob and adjust a couple of smaller things:)
 

micke

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I just havent been able to do as much as i´d like to. I had to paint the stairs at home instead, LOL

I painted the cheeks with the blue marina yesterday. Pics soon:) Looks cool.
 

evan4218

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Micke,
Sounds good man! For the time being I just did a mix of Insignia red and boxcar red enamels for a temp replacement.

My hobby shop has an excelent selection of humbrol paints. Insignia was the best I could find. :(

If you find a closer match let me know.

The rainbow dark blue for the cheeks is perfect!
 

micke

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Evan:Sorry about the delay. Will check the colors tomorrow:)

Here´s a little progress.
I painted the cheeks and added the brigther red and grey for the additional scratches. I look forward to give the helmet a wash as it is a tad to sharp at the moment. The wash will hopefully bring it all together:)

Next will be the rear..

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