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 Post subject: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:04 pm 
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I got couple of TE2 kits few months ago. I am almost done with one of them. I just need to find sometime and add a weathering pass(scratches mainly) to make it look straight from the set.
Here I am placing some pics before and after assembling. I hope you enjoy it.

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Once it was fully assenbled I fixed the molds damage on the cap and back with bondo. The cap and back is the TE2 classic one but the mask is coming from a new molds he adquired not long ago. The mask was sold to me as a SFS mask but I differ from that since I did not find similitudes with the SFS one. Still is anice mask, I would say is a replica of Brian R facemask but without the mold damage under the frown. Also the fith hole on the frown is very noticiable.

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As you can see on my assembly I have chosen a high brow since I think it gives it a more interesting look. Also I tried to acentuate the eyes sockets cutting them a bit aneven.

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After the assembly I applied a coat of taupe color spray paint to recreate the HDPE effect.

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Next step is to apply a masking coat for the chips and once it was dry three coats of white spray paint.

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This coming weekend I will post more pics with the hand painted process for the frown, earcups, trapezoids, etc. Thanks for looking.

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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:11 am 
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Looking good Armando :thumbsup

What brand of white did you use?


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:27 am 
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Great job cutting the eyes. The way the eyes are cut makes a trooper helmet.

I would like to know what paints you used too. I still have two TE2 kits to build and would like to add paint chips.


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:09 am 
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Looking great so far! :thumbsup

Pls keep us posted on your progress. :cheers


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:10 pm 
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troopermaster wrote:
Looking good Armando :thumbsup

What brand of white did you use?


Thanks Paul :salut For the HDPE color I used Rustoleum for plastic Taupe color and for the white coat Rustoleum Professional High Performance Enamel. Both are spray paint.

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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:13 pm 
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Darth_Finger wrote:
Great job cutting the eyes. The way the eyes are cut makes a trooper helmet.

I would like to know what paints you used too. I still have two TE2 kits to build and would like to add paint chips.


Thanks, I am glad you like the eyes :thumbsup
As I replied to Paul the paint brand is Rustoleum; For the HDPE color I used Rustoleum for plastic Taupe color and for the white coat Rustoleum Professional High Performance Enamel. Both are spray paint.

StarWars Collector wrote:
Looking great so far! :thumbsup

Pls keep us posted on your progress. :cheers

Thanks Leo :cheers More pics coming very soon!

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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:25 pm 
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And here are the pics..., for the details(frown, vocorder, earcups and trapezoids and tube lines) I used Humbrol paints, black satin #85, grey gloss #5 and blue gloss #14.

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In this second set of pictures I have added the outlines for the ear-cups and I touched up slightly the frown to make it a bit thicker.

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Next pics the trapezoids and the earcups.


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:11 am 
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WOW, that is looking awesome.

So both Rustoleum paints worked well together? No problems with them?

Your going with the black satin #85 over the gloss black? How come?


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:40 am 
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Imo that looks like the SFS face mask.

I like what you are doing. Definitely gonna get those Rustoleum paints to try out.


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:48 am 
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Superb work! I look forward to seeing your continued progress! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:21 pm 
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Armando your builds are always a pleasure to read and watch - and this one is no different - amazing :)


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:56 am 
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Too Much Garlic wrote:
Imo that looks like the SFS face mask.

I like what you are doing. Definitely gonna get those Rustoleum paints to try out.

Thanks Carsten :thumbsup. I believe I got pics somewhere with a comparation pic of the classic TE2 facemask and the "SFS"; let me find it...

Corbadda wrote:
Superb work! I look forward to seeing your continued progress! :thumbsup


Thanks a lot, I really appreciate. :salut


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Armando your builds are always a pleasure to read and watch - and this one is no different - amazing :)


Thanks a lot Mark, I trully enjoy your your helmets and lately your armors, top noch stuff. More pic to came very soon.

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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:45 am 
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Ok guys, the next batch of pictures includes final detail previous to the weathering pass; the trapezoids(without stripes and with stripes), teardrops(without stripes and with stripes), frown and weathered tips(hovi mix PA2). All details are hand painted it to look as close to an original as possible.

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Looking on my references pictures I noticed that one of the helmets on Tantive IV carries a pair of hovi mics painted in a different style as you can see on the picture. The one on the right looks like an average stunt hovi mix but the one on the left looks identical to the one used on the promo photoshoot of the Hero stormtrooper; therefore I thought it would be a good idea to add that detail to my helmet.

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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:54 pm 
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awesome job on the trap details! :)


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 Post subject: Re: TE2 ANH helmet(TANTIVE IV)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:17 pm 
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Yeah, wish I could paint as cleanly as that.

Oh... what brand and color did you use for the traps and teeth? Might as well get all the info out of you, while I'm at it.


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