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What color should the visor be? (Red paint scheme)

Gold reflective
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Black
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Voting closed: Oct 12, 2017, 02:11 PM

 VALORS' GAZE *PIC HEAVY* (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)

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Raestin Ke'Varek


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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #15 on: Mar 22, 2018, 12:12 PM »
As much as I miss the polished look....that does look great man.  :D

My only tip would be to add some reeeeally tiny bits of topical weathering in some random places, because in reality...with a "metal" piece of armor like this...if there's paint chipping, there's going to be other random little marks, nicks and scratches.  Nothing huge...just some little nicks, and marks.  They really help fill in the voids, and will help give it a more realistic look.    I like using Testors Silver Metallic enamel for that.  Goes on really easy with a small detail brush.  :)



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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #16 on: Mar 22, 2018, 12:43 PM »
As much as I miss the polished look....that does look great man.  :D

My only tip would be to add some reeeeally tiny bits of topical weathering in some random places, because in reality...with a "metal" piece of armor like this...if there's paint chipping, there's going to be other random little marks, nicks and scratches.  Nothing huge...just some little nicks, and marks.  They really help fill in the voids, and will help give it a more realistic look.    I like using Testors Silver Metallic enamel for that.  Goes on really easy with a small detail brush.  :)



I really appreciate the feedback  ;D
Ill make sure to go back and give it some more tiny details as you have suggested with a needle in areas, If I manage to get downtown I will attempt to get some of the TSM to add some finer details  :P

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VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet) Dat weathering...
« Reply #17 on: Mar 26, 2018, 11:01 AM »
"My only tip would be to add some reeeeally tiny bits of topical weathering in some random places, because in reality...with a "metal" piece of armor like this...if there's paint chipping, there's going to be other random little marks, nicks and scratches.  Nothing huge...just some little nicks, and marks."

It was asked to be done and it hath been fulfilled.
Oddly enough I was unsure how to start or even wonder what items could be used to make this weathering, buuut as it turns out drill bit heads in that little plastic holster they come in, work wonders for random dings and scratches.
















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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #18 on: Mar 26, 2018, 11:14 AM »
Good job on the chipping, and it looks great with the new nicks!

Right now it looks like it's been through hell, and then polished within an inch of it's life.   It's totally a choice, but I would consider some kind of a wash, black/brown/gray/deep mars dusty red - to add some dirt to the damage, but think about that carefully, cause whatever it is will need to happen on your plates too. 

It's coming along well vod!

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #19 on: Mar 26, 2018, 12:37 PM »
Good job on the chipping, and it looks great with the new nicks!

Right now it looks like it's been through hell, and then polished within an inch of it's life.   It's totally a choice, but I would consider some kind of a wash, black/brown/gray/deep mars dusty red - to add some dirt to the damage, but think about that carefully, cause whatever it is will need to happen on your plates too. 

It's coming along well vod!

I thank you! I'm glad I achieved that well weathered look then!!  ;D

I have not yet added a wash as I plan to after all but the last layer of paint has been added in order to ensure that the crevices from the layers of paint will retain the "dirt and grime" within  :P
One thing after doing this helmet, thus far, I have realized my gauntlets will need to be repainted in order to look like they are part of the armor instead of the cartoony look they have.

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #20 on: Mar 26, 2018, 12:40 PM »
Figured you might already have it in the works :)

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #21 on: Mar 26, 2018, 12:44 PM »
Great job on the extra chipping man!  That really bumps up the realism.  Like Sep said, after a wash, you should be golden.  Can't wait to see it finished up and shipped my way!!  :D

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #22 on: Mar 26, 2018, 09:31 PM »
Figured you might already have it in the works :)
:laugh: If the time can be found to work on them more it may be done before the years out  :'( :laugh:
Great job on the extra chipping man!  That really bumps up the realism.  Like Sep said, after a wash, you should be golden.  Can't wait to see it finished up and shipped my way!!  :D

 :laugh: You got dem credits ready then??  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: If you would ever want me to paint something for you just lemme know.  :P

I will finish layering the latex down for the next layer, then rinse repeat  ;D

Guess this build is kinda on the app teams radar or perhaps it coincidence ?? *X-files theme plays*

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« Reply #23 on: Apr 19, 2018, 08:14 PM »
*Sean Connery voice*
Ah yesh well I do shuppose the time has come to reveal the progress of the helmet.


Im pleased to say that the more prominent colors will be added soon, I am no where near done with this bucket, there is so much still to add and numerous details to come  ;D

There is this habit of making anything I paint have layers upon layers upon layers of paint so in the event something ever does scrape up against the object it will only reveal more paint underneath :P This isn't the final red merely a underlayer to help the remaining colors to be added stand out more!
Adding multiple layers, I feel not only provides a unique look but also allows stories to be associated with the damage that followed. Since this will be the helmet that will stay with me forever, it needs extra TLC.

















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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2018, 10:14 AM »
UPDATE     UPDATE     UPDATE     UPDATE     UPDATE
Another update this time we are approaching the finish line for main areas of paint!

I forgot to take pictures of the second layer of red paint after it had dried and hastily started masking off the T area to begin painting the main focal point of the helmet. I ended up changing this design probably about 56 times, between tiny details, what looked good on the concept art and what would actually translate over to the actual helmet, measurements were off and had to be altered, the constant thought of is this actually “mando-esque”, how it would look after it had been finished. Finally it came to the point where I redrew some lines here and there checked back at some reference material enough times to where it started to make more sense to apply it similar to the reference rather than attempt to follow my original design.









Overall the biggest concern was what would happen if the paint didn’t react well with the other paints… Thankfully nothing went wrong and the application process went smoothly. This took about 3 days of light coats and letting them dry overnight to prevent any issues, I would rather play it safe this time than completely destroy another helmet.. RIP NME Stalker. This turned out better than I had hoped !!










Toss that feedback this way if you have any!  ;D



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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2018, 12:21 PM »
Gahhh! I just found this thread and got really interested with the awesome black paint job,  asking why with the red, and you leave a cliff hanger showing everything still masked!?!?! :o
What happens next?

Paint and weathering does look great.

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Re: VALORS' GAZE WIP (Vassk Coldcast Helmet)
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2018, 12:37 PM »
Gahhh! I just found this thread and got really interested with the awesome black paint job,  asking why with the red, and you leave a cliff hanger showing everything still masked!?!?! :o
What happens next?

Paint and weathering does look great.

Hahah I appreciate that!
I wanted to have multiple layers and Red is my favorite color for armor 😁
Left everything covered for suspense hahahha..

I actually hadnt even pulled it off just yet want to be sure it cures well before I remove it.
Ill take some more pictures soon and upload.

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VALORS' GAZE Resurrection
« Reply #27 on: Apr 10, 2020, 11:47 AM »
I completely intend to update this long ago but life happened.

I finished painting 90% of the helmet, only remaining piece is the right ear cap and range finder. This is my most delicately worked on piece of armor, let me know what you think  :)


















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