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PostSubject: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:37 pm

Hi I want to know and it might sound like a stupid question , but doing my HDPE build i have the white plastic ears but do i paint the when painting the lid white or just leave them the white that they are ?
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:47 pm

If this is for the v3 I'd just leave them unpainted then touch up the screws once they've been put on. I've seen pictures of Stormtroopers and their ears were a different colour to the rest of the helmet.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:52 pm

Paint everything once the helmet has been assembled Inc ears.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:03 pm

Many thanks Guys for your imput
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:58 pm

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If this is for the v3 I'd just leave them unpainted then touch up the screws once they've been put on. I've seen pictures of Stormtroopers and their ears were a different colour to the rest of the helmet.

Remember what this forum is all about, Accurate builds so with that in mind,its ears on then paint .There is no other way to go about it.



This a great example of what is seen on screen used lids when the ears are removed.You can see that the helmet was painted after the ears were screwed in place.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:07 pm

I'm wondering how the rivet holding the helmet together got paint on it if it the helmet was painted after it was assembled. I'm not questioning how things were done, I'm just curious.

That is a very good question and i think the answer might be loss fitting ears and the paint running under the ears.Who knows but 90% of the ear area has no paint and it would be crazy to leave that shape so the ears would have been on there when the main body of the lid was coated.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:18 pm

Thats great Pete , i want to keep it as how they were on screen , with rivits and all
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:19 pm

stukatrooper wrote:
Psammead wrote:
If this is for the v3 I'd just leave them unpainted then touch up the screws once they've been put on. I've seen pictures of Stormtroopers and their ears were a different colour to the rest of the helmet.

Remember what this forum is all about, Accurate builds so with that in mind,its ears on then paint .There is no other way to go about it.

This a great example of what is seen on screen used lids when the ears are removed.You can see that the helmet was painted after the ears were screwed in place.

I thought (well was told) this was only the case for sandtroopers due to time constraints whereas stormtroopers were paint then ears, hence the screws showing here...



This always made sense to me seeing as the picture is from March '76 and filming in Tunisia started in the same month.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:22 pm

I tell you what ,this has turned into a great little subject .Great questions guys.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:11 pm

I have my moments well iam 138 wise old elf , luv your gaffitie goldrod
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:19 am

Interesting. I also see in that pic the helmet on the bottom closest to us has no ears and appears to be white all over. Psammead may be onto something here...hmmm
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:08 pm

yep, but if you check out the pics taken from that pyramid from different angles you will see most had the ears on already, definitely more than there were Sandtroopers.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:31 pm

A large proportion didn't though, there are 5 that can be seen on the bottom two rows here and that's excluding the one on the bottom right that we know is white beneath the ears from the other shot. I'm starting to think that there were different people assembling these lids so some were painted first, some had ears put on first.


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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:38 pm

from the three pics I have I can see this:
e=ears on,
n= no ears on
?= can't tell

ee?eee
e?neee
ee?nnee
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:30 pm

Eeeny meeny miney mo! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:48 pm

Its going to be interesting to know what was it like beneath when dave m's and brian r's helmet had their ears removed :D
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:44 pm

SW1 wrote:
I have my moments well iam 138 wise old elf , luv your gaffitie goldrod

Someones been watch too much "Ben and Holly"......
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:17 pm

Yes Mark , iam really a bit like King Thistle a grumpy old sod Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Do you paint all the ears when doing a build    Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:45 pm

Ha Ha! Not that I watch childrens TV or anything.....
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