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 Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce

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Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« on: Aug 16, 2013, 12:10 AM »
So, I figured it was high time I got around to showing the work I've done.  I apologize in advance for the lower quality pics.  All I have is my cellphone to take pictures with.

First, trimmed and ready to paint:


Next, with the base coat of metallic silver:


The next layer is a flat white.  Apparently I forgot to take a picture of this stage.

Here's the first colored stage, a yellow base:


After that, I put on a layer of cherry red, masking off damage with each layer:


And then with a healthy blackwash:


Finally, with the right earcap attached, a comm kit with some small greeblies:


I've got a silver mirrored visor on order from the Seragon duo, who I've heard do excellent work.

Here's what I've still got to do:
  • Install LED's in the left earcap and attach it to the main bucket, and a fan kit in the interior.
  • Install some padding for my noggin.  ;)

Thanks for reading, everyone!

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #1 on: Aug 16, 2013, 05:20 AM »
That's a nice bucket you've got! My one suggestion would be to add a little more weathering to the edges (particular of the cheeks) as those are the points that would naturally weather the most.

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #2 on: Aug 16, 2013, 12:14 PM »
Weathering looks good, especially on the large scorch spot on the dome.

Echoing what Tracyn said, edges and raised sections should see additional light weathering where the helmet would rub down to the metal.

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #3 on: Aug 16, 2013, 02:09 PM »
What's the best way to do that without completely re-doing the whole bucket?  Steel wool/sandpaper?

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #4 on: Aug 16, 2013, 02:10 PM »
^ Yep, both of those will work.

Looking great though. 8)

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #5 on: Aug 16, 2013, 02:17 PM »
Awesome!  I'll try to get some work done on that this afternoon/evening, and then maybe add a brown wash for effect.

By the way... Thanks for the compliments, everyone!

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #6 on: Aug 20, 2013, 03:30 PM »
Love what you have done vod ;) just follow the advise above and it will be aesooooome ;)

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #7 on: Sep 20, 2013, 01:35 PM »
UPDATES!!

First off, I ordered some padding for an Army helmet.  It's nice and comfy in there.  :)



And, a test fit!  Still working on the left ear, but I couldn't resist... especially with that pretty silver visor I installed.  Yeah, I know it needs to be moved down, but this was more for a "how does this look" picture.


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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #8 on: Sep 20, 2013, 01:51 PM »
It looks good, real good.

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #9 on: Sep 20, 2013, 01:59 PM »
It looks good, real good.

Ah, high praise from the mighty Thaxos!   :P  Thanks man.  I've been trying to get in touch with Evahlboy (I think I spelled his UN right?) about a fan kit, but so far no luck.  :(  My buddy and I need to sit down soon and talk about the lighting rig we're going to install in the left ear.  Hopefully I'll have another update soon-ish.  :D

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #10 on: Sep 20, 2013, 02:09 PM »
Looking forward to the next update, but I dunno about mighty. I'm just Thaxos, same as always.

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #11 on: Sep 22, 2013, 02:59 AM »
Ah, high praise from the mighty Thaxos!
Hush now! We don't want it to go to his head :laugh: :laugh:

The helmet does look good though. You've done a good job :)

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #12 on: Sep 22, 2013, 02:20 PM »
Yup the bucket looks great vod ;)

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #13 on: Jan 11, 2019, 03:16 AM »
Updates! If you've seen my other threads, you'll know I'm finally back at it after a long time gone. I've had this lovely bucket sitting on my shelf taunting me for far too long. Let's check out the update!





I used some Apoxie Sculpt to square off my visor mandibles right now, because I'm going to reinstall my visor. The pizza box scrap is being used as a stand-in that I can cut or get dirty without fear, since I've still got my original visor you can see in the previous posts. The hot glue previously keeping it in place never really cut it. I'll show off the interior work I've been doing tomorrow in anticipation of being able to peel off the cardboard.


The gallery feature on this website has a habit of turning my photos even when I take them correctly, but here's a shot of my helmet as-is. The left ear I never made a post about, but a friend from college helped me get some soft orange LED's installed. I thought they made a nice contrast to the antennas on the right side, and I hadn't seen anyone really use the Viszla bucket in such a fashion.

Stay tuned for more consistent updates in the near future!

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Re: Novoc's custom Pre Viszla Season 4/5 buy'ce
« Reply #14 on: Jan 11, 2019, 01:51 PM »
Holy necromancy batdude! Glad to see you back at it!

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