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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:43 am 
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troopermaster wrote:
Excellent job man!

Really looks awesome :thumbsup


Thanks a lot Paul, your work is reallly inspiring to me. I am glad you like mine.

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R2Dan wrote:
awesome job on the trap details! :)

Hey cool, nice to see you here mate :salut


To AJCG:
Absolute superb work!!
Stunning :thumbsup


Thanks a lot. Now the scratch version is coming. I hope you like it too

Too Much Garlic wrote:
Can't wait to see more. What color did you use for the tube stripes? Looks like a more vibrant blue than I'm used to... or maybe I'm just tired.


Thanks Carsten :salut more caming real soon :thumbsup . The Blue i used was Humbrol gloss #14.


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Wow...what a great piece of work. I love it. :thumbsup


Cheers budd, thank you; your words really encourage me to keep improving.


Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:51 am 
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Ok guys, this is it. I just finished a late photoshoot at my place. The new shots are almost identical to the last one but this one I would call them the "real" tantive IV version. Scratches are visible now...maybe a bit to much but also the original had quite many. If you guys wish to see any other angles I could take more pics. Again thanks for your suport and I hope you like the final result :thumbsup

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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:06 am 
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That's looking awesome... insane how much those black marks changes the look for the better.


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:01 am 
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Wow, that is insane. This is the way to make a stormtrooper helmet.


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:32 am 
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You did a fantastic job on this ANH helmet! I especially love the work you did on the trap details and the tube stripes! You did an excellent job on the weathering as well! A very fine helmet all around! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:21 pm 
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Excellent work! Out of interest how are you doing those black scratches? I keep thinking it could be chinagraph pen but then again...


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:29 pm 
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Psammead wrote:
Excellent work! Out of interest how are you doing those black scratches? I keep thinking it could be chinagraph pen but then again...

I asked that earlier and he answered:
AJCG wrote:
Hey Carsten, you are welcome. I love Humbrol paints. Related to the weathering you are right; I used previously that technique , I actually documented it before inthe ROTJ background helmet I built sometime ago;

3-vt2638.html?start=30


Also noticed that he listed the various Humbrol colors he used pretty early in the thread, before I asked... I must have missed it at that time. D'OH.


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:03 pm 
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Too Much Garlic wrote:
Psammead wrote:
Excellent work! Out of interest how are you doing those black scratches? I keep thinking it could be chinagraph pen but then again...

I asked that earlier and he answered:
AJCG wrote:
Hey Carsten, you are welcome. I love Humbrol paints. Related to the weathering you are right; I used previously that technique , I actually documented it before inthe ROTJ background helmet I built sometime ago;

3-vt2638.html?start=30


Also noticed that he listed the various Humbrol colors he used pretty early in the thread, before I asked... I must have missed it at that time. D'OH.


@ Carsten; no big deal...there is so many pictures so is hard to keep track of the details :thumbsup

Thanks again to all of you guys. I can say it has been a fun project but also took me a long time to achive the final results basically because I never had the time I wanted so most of the time I have been working on and off. Also I moved few months ago from California to New York and New York is not a friendly place were to spray paint helmets...specially in the City :lol :lol

Related to the weathering I used differents pieces of black plastic from the Neck trim and brow(to achieve different strokes and intensity). I also use in a smaller amount charcoal for remark certain features of the helmet. The reason I used this materials are because I think the results are convincing and if you get tired in time they are very easy to remove from any surface.

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PS if you guys are interested in any other angles in particular I can take more pics if you wish.


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:35 pm 
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Too Much Garlic wrote:
Psammead wrote:
Excellent work! Out of interest how are you doing those black scratches? I keep thinking it could be chinagraph pen but then again...

I asked that earlier and he answered:
AJCG wrote:
Hey Carsten, you are welcome. I love Humbrol paints. Related to the weathering you are right; I used previously that technique , I actually documented it before inthe ROTJ background helmet I built sometime ago;

3-vt2638.html?start=30


Also noticed that he listed the various Humbrol colors he used pretty early in the thread, before I asked... I must have missed it at that time. D'OH.


Sorry, completely missed it on my previous read throughs but thanks for pointing it out and thanks for the info Armando.


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:39 pm 
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Psammead wrote:
Too Much Garlic wrote:
Psammead wrote:
Excellent work! Out of interest how are you doing those black scratches? I keep thinking it could be chinagraph pen but then again...

I asked that earlier and he answered:
AJCG wrote:
Hey Carsten, you are welcome. I love Humbrol paints. Related to the weathering you are right; I used previously that technique , I actually documented it before inthe ROTJ background helmet I built sometime ago;

3-vt2638.html?start=30


Also noticed that he listed the various Humbrol colors he used pretty early in the thread, before I asked... I must have missed it at that time. D'OH.


Sorry, completely missed it on my previous read throughs but thanks for pointing it out and thanks for the info Armando.


Hey no worries, I am glad if it helps you :thumbsup

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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:23 pm 
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Superb Armando! :eek Top notch work as always! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:03 pm 
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Armando,

That looks bloody Fantastic mate!

I love the beat up look of the old originals far more than the new clean look. Far more character...... :cheers :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:04 pm 
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I forgot to add, I love the photo's.... What set up do you use?


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:25 pm 
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StarWars Collector wrote:
Superb Armando! :eek Top notch work as always! :thumbsup


Thank you very much Leo! I know you really meant it. Now I got to think what I want to do with my next helmet :cheers

sskunky wrote:
I forgot to add, I love the photo's.... What set up do you use?


Thanks a lot Mark. This is something I really wanted to do long ago but in away I was afraid to screw the helmet pristine look. The good thing is that the weathering is easy to remove if desire.

For the photos I used a canon T1i with a macro EFS 55-250 mm, the helmet was placed at a distance of 2,50 meters from the camera.

I hope this helps :thumbsup

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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:16 pm 
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What back ground, lights etc. I really like the look you get in your photography.
I use a canon 50D with a 24-105mm l is lens but find if hard to get the same look.


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