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ObiHahn
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PostSubject: ANH HDPE style helmet   ANH HDPE style helmet I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 18, 2011 7:05 pm

After seeing Armando's awesome "Tantive IV" helmet, I thought I'd share my attempt at a helmet that has been put through some serious stunt work.
While surely no real competition for Armando's awesome helmet nor photography, I still think it turned out quite good.

This is not meant to be a specific, screen-seen helmet but rather my own approach.

All details are hand painted, the base helmet was primed and then sprayed in the correct colour to simulate HDPE (see my avatar). Gloss white over that with paint runs and some chipping, and that was it.
The helmet and HDPE paint came from R2Dan. The lid was a donation from my good mate to cheer me up from quite a bad mood... Wink Thanks again, bro!

Here it is:

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I'm planning on doing the same to my TM helmet that I just ordered.

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PostSubject: Re: ANH HDPE style helmet   ANH HDPE style helmet I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 18, 2011 8:15 pm

You did a great job on this one - I'll have to finish my DA hdp(fak)e lid sometime soon as well I guess
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PostSubject: Re: ANH HDPE style helmet   ANH HDPE style helmet I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 18, 2011 10:02 pm

That is an awesome job- you have really captured the screen used look.
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PostSubject: Re: ANH HDPE style helmet   ANH HDPE style helmet I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 18, 2011 10:35 pm

ObiHahn wrote:

I'm planning on doing the same to my TM helmet that I just ordered.

Is that a 1.5 or 1mm lid mate?

I cant get enough of seening these screen used replic lids,They are such a fantastic display item.every trooper should have or build one for there collection.

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PostSubject: Re: ANH HDPE style helmet   ANH HDPE style helmet I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 18, 2011 10:39 pm

The chipped helmet is going to be the 2011 clique Smile

They are no longer the 'odd one out' but 'de-riguer' lol!


Do you guys plan on using these lids for trooping in at all?

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PostSubject: Re: ANH HDPE style helmet   ANH HDPE style helmet I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 18, 2011 10:54 pm

Mark you will always be the odd one out lol!
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PostSubject: Re: ANH HDPE style helmet   ANH HDPE style helmet I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 19, 2011 12:13 pm

stukatrooper wrote:
ObiHahn wrote:

I'm planning on doing the same to my TM helmet that I just ordered.

Is that a 1.5 or 1mm lid mate?

I cant get enough of seening these screen used replic lids,They are such a fantastic display item.every trooper should have or build one for there collection.

Thanks, fellas!

It's gonna be a 1mm helmet (I think?), the one that Paul normally supplies with his 1mm ABS suit.
I do plan on using it for trooping, absolutely.

In German Garrison, trooping in it still makes you the "odd man out", right Dan? Wink

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PostSubject: Re: ANH HDPE style helmet   ANH HDPE style helmet I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 19, 2011 3:38 pm

Here's one more pic to better show the actual proportions of the lid, camera placed further away from the helmet and then zoomed in.

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PostSubject: Re: ANH HDPE style helmet   ANH HDPE style helmet I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 19, 2011 3:43 pm

ObiHahn wrote:
stukatrooper wrote:
ObiHahn wrote:

I'm planning on doing the same to my TM helmet that I just ordered.

Is that a 1.5 or 1mm lid mate?

I cant get enough of seening these screen used replic lids,They are such a fantastic display item.every trooper should have or build one for there collection.

Thanks, fellas!

It's gonna be a 1mm helmet (I think?), the one that Paul normally supplies with his 1mm ABS suit.
I do plan on using it for trooping, absolutely.

In German Garrison, trooping in it still makes you the "odd man out", right Dan? Wink

"Why do you have these weird green spots on your helmet Dan?"
"Look, the elite armour snob doesn't even take care of his armour, it's all dirty"

Rolling Eyes

You guys should be happy you're in the UKG Wink
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PostSubject: Re: ANH HDPE style helmet   ANH HDPE style helmet I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 19, 2011 4:30 pm

We get the same remarks here...

' you should not troop in that. Or, latex hand plates are for display.. '


The best compliment for me is; 'that looks like crap!'

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