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 Post subject: Re: My Rubies Helmet Mod - WIP
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:33 am 
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facemask almost complete, just have to paint the silver nose - hand paint or airbrush?


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 Post subject: Re: My Rubies Helmet Mod - WIP
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:36 pm 
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Looks great big improvment indeed , when you paint the dome next just give it a nce light coat let that tack off for 15 mins then a good even heavier coat then leave it , it lookslike you keep comin back to it with light coats causing the sort of dusty look,

Awsome work on the tips to very creative


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 Post subject: Re: My Rubies Helmet Mod - WIP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:16 am 
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I'm learning on the job! The problem is that when I apply a wet coat at the end, I have to have some degree of overlap, and its this over lap which is giving that misty appearance. What you're seeing in the latest pics is base coat black shaded back with 1200, 1500, then 2000 grit, then buffed with compound. It turned out a little hazy. I've resprayed another coat, and am thinking of clear coating it next. Any advice?


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 Post subject: Re: My Rubies Helmet Mod - WIP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:26 am 
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The helmet is actually unrecognizable as a Rubies at first glance, which speaks to the success of your modifications.

You should definitely consider acquiring a spray can handle as it will give you a better spraying application - faster and more even. They come in different shapes and sizes, so just find one that'll fit the spray can you are using.
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 Post subject: Re: My Rubies Helmet Mod - WIP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:00 pm 
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Hmm, a bit late, cos I've already done most of the spraying, plus I'm not sure if I can get those here in Australia. Sprayed another coat of black last night, will light sand, clear coat and buff after...
hand painted nose silver.

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 Post subject: Re: My Rubies Helmet Mod - WIP
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:51 am 
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Looking good. In my opinion don't sand or buff.

They spray can handles can usually be found in paint or hardware stores.


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 Post subject: Finished! - Final Pics
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:15 am 
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thanks to all who helped...


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 Post subject: Re: My Rubies Helmet Mod - WIP
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:36 am 
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WOW! turned out REAL nice :thumbsup :thumbsup . i'm definitely be going to use your mod as reference when i finally start my own soon as my rubies comes :cheers


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 Post subject: Re: My Rubies Helmet Mod - WIP
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:45 am 
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Looks great imo. Job well done sir! :salut


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 Post subject: Re: My Rubies Helmet Mod - WIP
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:08 pm 
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You did a great job on this..congrats! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: My Rubies Helmet Mod - WIP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:36 am 
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Outstanding! That's one of the best Rubies conversions I've seen! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: My Rubies Helmet Mod - WIP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:28 am 
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Wow , for only a Rubies as base, great job man :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: My Rubies Helmet Mod - WIP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:10 am 
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Agreed. That's a helmet to be proud of. :thumbsup


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