MonCal TIE Helmet - Additions..

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  1. tubachris85x

    tubachris85x Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not a particularly informative thread, but wanted to share this last piece I got to work on for a local. He's been trooping in it for awhile now but wanted to add some of the accent markings seen on the originals. While no single helmet had all of these accents, this is what he wanted. Doing a bit of research determined humbrol #53 Gunmetal to be what was more than likely used for the originals, hand painted of course...so that's what I did! Owner was very happy with the results

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  2. kurtyboy

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    That looks excellent. I also went with Humbrol 53 on my SDS after a bit of research. I nearly used Rover Gunmetal spray which is very close if you prefer to spray it on, but in the end I decided brushing was the only way to go.

    I love how the silver details really bring the helmets to life.
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  3. Panaflex

    Panaflex Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice work. Gotta' love the Tie pilot lids.
     
  4. eifion

    eifion Well-Known Member

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    Why did AA add that extra small greeblie on the side of his TIE helmets? Was it on some but not all the originals for ANH?
     
  5. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    He didn't add it, I did, just because I had some spare vintage parts and I liked the look of them on the original prototype helmet.

    I also replaced the imperial discs, forehead greeblies and 'pill box' with original vintage parts, and the trident with Moncal's.
     
  6. deadvision

    deadvision Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    To you guys that hand painted the details. I've been having trouble spraying mine. No matter how I tried it causes the paint to crack. How hard is it to control the thickness while painting?
     
  7. tubachris85x

    tubachris85x Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What kind of paint are you using?
     
  8. deadvision

    deadvision Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Krylon fusion black. No problems there. But when I lay the duplicolor gunmetal it cracks horribly. I've tried 3 different times. Figured they would behave well since krylon owns duplicolor. Definitely going to have to handpaint.
     
  9. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I avoid mixing different types/brands to be on the safe side. Only seems to happen with sprays.
     
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