My Rocketeer Helmet Build

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PRCDMC

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I bought the beautiful kit that Oz sells and immediately started working on it when it arrived last Wednesday. After many late nights of going to bed at midnight or 1 AM, I am calling this ”done” for now. Many hours of cutting, dremeling, sanding, painting, more sanding, etc.

My technique was to prime it with black automotive primer, wet sand, a base coat of Rustoleum gold, wet sand, a wash of burnt umber, several coats of Rub N Buff antique gold, and more burnt umber.

I know that some people like to age the helmets even more than I did, but I think this is just the right level of patina for my tastes. I figure I can always add more later, should I decide to.

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Well, I decided it wasn’t “done” yet and needed more weathering. Of course I took it too far, had to strip some off, start over, etc, etc. I’m sure this struggle is familiar to a lot of you with our hobby! Always trying to hit “perfection” and doing more harm than good sometimes. Haha.

Here is what I am deeming the final product. A few more washes of burnt umber, some more black spots, and some buffing. Calling it quits on this project. Next up will be an X3 rocket pack this winter.

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