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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 5:53 pm 
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Ok i have just painted the frown, traps and vocoder and didnt really have the best time..

The paint didnt seem to want to play nicely today and i think more went on me than on this lid. The grey seemed rather thin and watery today maybe it was the high heat i dont know. Anyway the right ear had to come off to fully paint the trap and what a fun job that was. Trying not to peel off all the paint was a job in its self but never mind...

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Great photos...nice progress...


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That looks really excellent to me!

I know the frustration of battling to get something to look exactly how you want it to, but really the trials and tribulations you're going through will make the helmet look more accurate I reckon.

Top job so far :thumbsup maybe the heat's been affecting your paint, don't know as I've never had that problem, I've certainly been melting today though..

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Wow..thats really starting to take shape. Hope the paint problem works out for you.


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Thanks guys its a bit cooler this morning so i shall give the traps a second coat before it gets too hot again, we had the highest recorded sunshine in the uk here yesterday with over 15 hours... and it was hotter than it is in Greece, lol!


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Ok i had a better day with the paint today and got things pretty much wrapped up. I re-did the grey traps this morning and then this afternoon i put on the black out lines. Earlier today i painted the mesh on the hovi mic tips black as can be seen in the pics of the real move along helmet courtesy of jez at starwarshelmets dot com. Whether this was post or pre production is anyones guess, but its what i ran with.

They were then inserted as wonkily as i could manage and on with the tube stripes. I must admit i wish i was man enough to try these free hand with paint and a brush but im not to trooper decals will do for now...

Getting the rubber brow trim on was a real hard job as sinse i re-positioned the back and cap this has become quite tight. The neck trim was quite easy which im glad about.

So here we are, not quite a perfect replica and im not quite finished either, but this is my version of the move along trooper lid :D

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Oh i nearly forgot a couple of pics of the lid being signed my Tony Forrest, the move along trooper himself..

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Dude...that rocks. Love the autograph. You did a great job on the helmet. :cool:


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Sweet helmet Mark!!!! :wink:

I sprayed mine today and had a fly land on the cap...now have to go back and do some repair work as butchered it trying to get the fly off :pale


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Thats tuff luck Scott, did you blast the fly? :gib:


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Ok some pics of the chipped look, what do you guys think?

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I think that looks good. Looks very natural. :thumbsup


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Looks fantastic! :wink:

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that helmet looks outstanding!! very nice work!


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