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 Post subject: T*E ESB Helmet Build
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 7:27 am 
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I have started my ESB helmet build, and will base it on the ESB 'Badged' helmet.

Timing is good, as have ordered the decals from Mike (TK-4510)

As you can see from the photos below, I have already primed it and have sourced a high gloss topcoat by Rust-Oleum here in the UK, so will let you know how it works!! It does state however that recoat times are within 1 hour or after 48 hours!!

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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:21 am 
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Awesome lid Scott, i was gonna esb mine as a first thought but then decided to go sandy. Look forward to seeing your progress on this, keep us posted.


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:20 am 
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i love my TE

and the ESB look

so yours will be a great helmet


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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 10:08 pm 
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Had a fly land on the lid whilst still wet, resulting in me removing ALL the paint on the cap and back and having to respray it!! <_<

That said I am now back on track. There are a few minor touch up jobs as the paint does not hold too well to the plastic, but getting there.

Will get all the hand painting bits done in time for Mike's decals to arrive!! :D

Happy with it though considering it is my first helmet paint job!

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 10:19 pm 
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ooooooh that is a thing of beauty. lookin good!


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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 11:41 pm 
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Nice. Great looking job so far. :cool:


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 3:56 pm 
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Very nice, Ghost! :thumbsup

Please keep us posted.


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 6:33 pm 
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Ooohh that is looking smoooooth so far.. are you gonna leave it prestine or chip the paint up a little?


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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 12:20 pm 
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Done the inside of the helmet today, just have to alter the rubber trim.

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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 1:14 pm 
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Have now fixed the trim:
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 2:57 pm 
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I was gonna say the trim would look much better if you trimmed it. :lol


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:07 pm 
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Painted the frown, ears and vocoder today B)

Did apply some krylon triple gloss, and it ran in parts but think the runs give it a more original look!!!

Just need to pinstripe the ears and wait for Mike's decals!!

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:15 pm 
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That's wicked looking. :cheers


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 3:38 pm 
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Wot he said ^^^


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:06 pm 
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I love a good ESB trooper...

Said it on the FISD, great job man.


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