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 Post subject: My first TK paint job...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:54 pm 
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Just finished this up over the weekend. So happy... :toothy


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BTW, I don't know who made it.
It's not one of the bigger names out there though...


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You painted all the "decal" areas by hand? Cool.

Is it a fiberglass or plastic construction?

Man... you gotta give some more descriptions on what you did! :thumbsup


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Nice job DF :cool:


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NoHumorMan wrote:
You painted all the "decal" areas by hand? Cool.

Is it a fiberglass or plastic construction?

Man... you gotta give some more descriptions on what you did! :thumbsup


It's a plastic helmet. Thick and sturdy plastic too.
Yep, all the decal areas were done by hand except the blue stripes. (just in case I get into a Mr. No Stripes mood, I can take them off :lol )

I used Humbrol grey #5 for all the grey areas (teeth, trapezoids ect...) and Humbrol glossy black #21 for the black outlines and stripes. I forget what I used for the vocoder, but it was a duller black. The white was just some glossy white paint I picked up at an auto store.

I first painted the black outlines making sure the outter edges were smooth and even, then filled it in with the gray. For the black stripes, I just kept a steady hand while painting.

It looks sloppier than decals, but tons better IMO.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:49 pm 
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WOW, very nice indeed DF! :headbang

No mesh in the mic tips?


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It looks awesome... and you don't know who made it? :grumpy

It's got "THE" look! :wink:


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Nice job with the helmet, looks good :cool:


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Thanks all!

Yeah, I don't know who made it. A friend hooked me up with this helmet. It really is beautiful too.

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No mesh in the mic tips?

The mesh is there, it's just almost impossible to see. :lol
(I might replace the mic tips at some point)


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Very nice job on the paint work. Thats one to be proud of.

Great helmet. :thumbsup


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You sure that's not a GINO?

I see some bumps and a softer rear ridge line under the trapezoids.


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CSMacLaren wrote:
You sure that's not a GINO?

I see some bumps and a softer rear ridge line under the trapezoids.


Nope, not a GINO. :cool:


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Who'd you get it off of?


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beeeyootiful bucket. it does indeed have "the look!"


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crow wrote:
beeeyootiful bucket. it does indeed have "the look!"


Thanks! :toothy

PM going your way Mac...


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I don't know much about trooper helmets, but I would be very happy if one that looked half that good came my way. Good job!


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