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Mandalorian Armor => Helmets => Topic started by: joshsurf on Jul 28, 2015, 02:37 AM

Title: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: joshsurf on Jul 28, 2015, 02:37 AM
hey guys heres an update on my bucket so far:
the concept colour
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-18%20at%2010.37.19%20pm_zpsembz5xug.png) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/Screen%20Shot%202015-05-18%20at%2010.37.19%20pm_zpsembz5xug.png.html)
the build:
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/6595DF7D-F54E-4BF6-ADF1-3EA6D798B780_zpsmarumdt4.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/6595DF7D-F54E-4BF6-ADF1-3EA6D798B780_zpsmarumdt4.jpg.html)

the macros:
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/623F72E5-6E37-4E82-BFD2-D1FE62C8ED49_zpsjj6q033i.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/623F72E5-6E37-4E82-BFD2-D1FE62C8ED49_zpsjj6q033i.jpg.html)
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/85BE99DE-169B-4E8E-B4BB-482D6EA84609_zpsupmuxxu0.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/85BE99DE-169B-4E8E-B4BB-482D6EA84609_zpsupmuxxu0.jpg.html)
the painting begins...
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/3882562D-C5FE-4419-BCEC-14CD27400BCF_zpslmbed8oq.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/3882562D-C5FE-4419-BCEC-14CD27400BCF_zpslmbed8oq.jpg.html)
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/EBFCB7AB-5D69-4193-98C3-7D1BA3E01E43_zpsyzvcz9py.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/EBFCB7AB-5D69-4193-98C3-7D1BA3E01E43_zpsyzvcz9py.jpg.html)
almost done:
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/9D6EF402-3CA0-4F2A-9E2A-DEF6DDD703A7_zpsqhzk3th7.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/9D6EF402-3CA0-4F2A-9E2A-DEF6DDD703A7_zpsqhzk3th7.jpg.html)
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/6D048708-BB7E-44CE-A8EF-E60A7E710640_zpsmrimkmiq.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/6D048708-BB7E-44CE-A8EF-E60A7E710640_zpsmrimkmiq.jpg.html)

now that you've all trawled thru that lot, i have a few questions, how to weather the raw steel cheeks and should i just paint them or add a stripe to match up with the macros:
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/BF871801-5DD2-42BF-AC12-97D67EF65CBA_zpss4e4lec9.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/BF871801-5DD2-42BF-AC12-97D67EF65CBA_zpss4e4lec9.jpg.html)

plus has any one used rub n buff then painted over it? does it work well?
tips, suggestions, and CONSTRUCTIVE criticism would be greatly appreciated!!!
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: jett drexel on Jul 28, 2015, 03:00 AM
hi bud, I havn't used the old rub 'n' buff myself but I've seen a tutorial on youtube where the guy weathered it afterwards with a 4 part water to I part acrylic paint wash working it into the gaps with a brush and dabbing off the excess with a rag and repeating the process until he was happy with his weathering. he then sealed it with some clear coat. I personnaly would recommend having a little experiment with an off cut of something just to make sure you get the result you want before you commit to your helmet. good luck with your build.
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: Carid Vhett on Jul 28, 2015, 05:56 AM
for the cheeks, you want a simple blackwash, unless you want scratches, or a blaster burn. and then add some extra blackwash into the crease of the cheek. Though as you are a sniper, and with what looks like jungle type paint scheme maybe a brown wash instead or as well.
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: Kar'ta Ne'tra on Jul 28, 2015, 07:04 PM
I'd scratch up the cheeks (branches, scrub, etc from crawling), then weather the life out of it.
Have more dirt on the front and bottom of the lid, but a grimey black wash over all of it.
Can't wait to see it at the next armour party!
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: joshsurf on Jul 29, 2015, 04:16 AM
Yeah like the sound of that. Lol it's ironic how you put so much time in to pAinting it all banged up that when it comes to weathering you don't want to make a mess of it!
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: Carid Vhett on Jul 29, 2015, 02:35 PM
No, never had that. Must be a stormtrooper thing ;)
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: jett drexel on Jul 29, 2015, 03:04 PM
Yeah like the sound of that. Lol it's ironic how you put so much time in to pAinting it all banged up that when it comes to weathering you don't want to make a mess of it!
it can be quite an intimidating step to take when you've just spent all that time and effort getting your colour design just right but it's well worth it in the end. have a little practice on something and get a feel for it.
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: Kar'ta Ne'tra on Jul 29, 2015, 10:32 PM
You will love it more when it's weathered. But I know where you are coming from :)
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: Welkin on Jul 30, 2015, 11:08 AM
Looking good, but I'm definitely with the others, those cheeks need a bit of weathering!
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: joshsurf on Aug 01, 2015, 06:52 AM
ok weathered the shebs outta this bad boy. my sniper is a hunter, spending months in the field.
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/e4e8f5831fad66075a7e5de8f8daa2c5_zpsz9vscduc.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/e4e8f5831fad66075a7e5de8f8daa2c5_zpsz9vscduc.jpg.html)
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/9e9d984f96ecb77df9f297c64b7c96ca_zpssypa1t1h.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/9e9d984f96ecb77df9f297c64b7c96ca_zpssypa1t1h.jpg.html)
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/a548598a3b65eb9a04536d9667b10202_zpsskodhlfu.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/a548598a3b65eb9a04536d9667b10202_zpsskodhlfu.jpg.html)
next bit of carbon scoring then installing visor.
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: Carid Vhett on Aug 01, 2015, 07:23 AM
Give it a few brown washes before the carbon scoring, then a few after. If he spends months hunting it will have layers of caked on dirt and grime.
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: jett drexel on Aug 01, 2015, 10:26 AM
you're doing well bud, like carid say's bit more and you're there. try a slightly thicker wash with some earthy tones (browns) added to the mix. overall top job. welldone.
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: Bowfanny on Aug 01, 2015, 10:29 AM
I have to agree with everyone else, you have done a fantastic job on this build so far cod and your helmet is turning out beautifully!
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: joshsurf on Aug 02, 2015, 02:31 AM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic - completed!
Post by: joshsurf on Aug 10, 2015, 05:48 AM
update i have finished the helmet! just need some padding to get it to sit comfortably and snugly on my melon!
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/1C257103-6F24-403C-ABFF-BD6A6426F97E_zps1b20sovi.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/1C257103-6F24-403C-ABFF-BD6A6426F97E_zps1b20sovi.jpg.html)
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/4BC34BF8-A06D-4D2B-B454-900F09EB3894_zpsv2amjdtr.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/4BC34BF8-A06D-4D2B-B454-900F09EB3894_zpsv2amjdtr.jpg.html)
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/2DD294C8-3D76-478B-8E31-B163D55A4BAD_zpshfkh5vv2.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/2DD294C8-3D76-478B-8E31-B163D55A4BAD_zpshfkh5vv2.jpg.html)
now with my other buckets!
(http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a574/joshblackpants/8721407E-C8A8-4C19-B957-503B02F8A791_zpsulxddvcb.jpg) (http://s1284.photobucket.com/user/joshblackpants/media/8721407E-C8A8-4C19-B957-503B02F8A791_zpsulxddvcb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: Carid Vhett on Aug 10, 2015, 09:12 AM
Looking sweet as vod. How is the rest of the armour coming along?
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: jett drexel on Aug 10, 2015, 09:19 AM
I agree, that bucket looks the business well done. ;D
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: joshsurf on Aug 11, 2015, 04:11 AM
Thanks! I have limited time and the bucket has been my focus for the last little but! My wife is sick of seeing it sit under the heat pump as another layer of paint dries in this cold southern winter!! Just gotta pad it up, then onto knees and gaubtsM
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: Carid Vhett on Aug 11, 2015, 04:18 AM
Thanks! I have limited time and the bucket has been my focus for the last little but! My wife is sick of seeing it sit under the heat pump as another layer of paint dries in this cold southern winter!! Just gotta pad it up, then onto knees and gaubtsM

I feel you on the cold vod, and it must be colder where you are. For the padding just use what you used for your tk bucket. Very easy to just change it out for each event.
Title: Re: sniper helmet lots of pic
Post by: joshsurf on Aug 12, 2015, 06:36 AM
Fcool