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Black Series X-Wing Helmet Thoughts
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corellian_Creator wrote:
A New Hopeful wrote:
@Corellian_Creator,

DJ, I saw you disassembled the BS helmet to repaint.
Was that easy?
Sean and all you other repainters, did you also take apart or just mask it?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

TFWBWYA


It was pretty easy to get it apart, to be honest - and I'm getting used to it now, so my speed is picking up Wink. I can see how it'd be a time-saver to leave it together and mask it, but keeping the electronics and visor away from any overspray and/or potential liquid damage from weathering washes is one of my considerations while working... And it's part of my flow, now.

That being said, the one tricky part of getting it apart is popping the mohawk cap off - at this point I put a rag or one of the blue "shop" paper towels over the visor (to protect it from possible scratches) and use a flat-head screwdriver to pop the cap off. That's really the only tricky/pain in the arse part of the process for me.

Hope that helps!

MTFBWY



Are you attacking the cap from the top or bottom?
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Corellian_Creator (DJ Burgess)



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue Squadron Leader wrote:
Corellian_Creator wrote:
A New Hopeful wrote:
@Corellian_Creator,

DJ, I saw you disassembled the BS helmet to repaint.
Was that easy?
Sean and all you other repainters, did you also take apart or just mask it?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

TFWBWYA


It was pretty easy to get it apart, to be honest - and I'm getting used to it now, so my speed is picking up Wink. I can see how it'd be a time-saver to leave it together and mask it, but keeping the electronics and visor away from any overspray and/or potential liquid damage from weathering washes is one of my considerations while working... And it's part of my flow, now.

That being said, the one tricky part of getting it apart is popping the mohawk cap off - at this point I put a rag or one of the blue "shop" paper towels over the visor (to protect it from possible scratches) and use a flat-head screwdriver to pop the cap off. That's really the only tricky/pain in the arse part of the process for me.

Hope that helps!

MTFBWY



Are you attacking the cap from the top or bottom?


I'm attacking it from the bottom. It clips in through the helmet shell and liner, so it needs a bit of "coaxing" to get it off of the helmet.
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Corellian_Creator (DJ Burgess)



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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 2:13 pm    Post subject: Update... Blue Leader is done Reply with quote

Hey everyone!
It's been a bit since my last post, but I wanted to get my Blue Leader paint-up on here, as it's done now (and hosted somewhere, so I can get the images on here now). Comments and such are always welcome! Very Happy







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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this helmet! Very Happy Mr. Green
It's simple and stylish and with just the right amount of weathering. Perfect! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking job!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! I appreciate it! Very Happy

I've got two more in the works, I'll post here as soon as I have pics of them after their done.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing I wanted to add to this thread is that I'm working on a padding "modification" to the HBS X-Wing helmet... I've managed to acquire (with the help of some folks on the RPF) the base dimensions of the APH-6B/C earcup pads used in the actual prop helmets from the OT. I'm making them our of laser-cut EVA foam and pleather (the pleather, color-wise, is the closest I could find to the color of the original pad covering). Once I have them assembled, I'll be test-fitting them into my helmets to see how they look. I'll post here, and on the RPF, of the difference between the "pillow-like" pads that come with the HBS helmets and the laser cut reproduction APH-6 pads I'm working on.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the most recent two pilots finished...

Wedge (Red 2):



John D. Branon (Red 4):

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

years ago I used to work over jedimickey helmets to make them more wearable. I would widen the helmet up so it would not tear your ears off trying it on. I kind of found the same issue with the Poe helmet when that came out. a bit on the small side.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote









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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet looking helmets. Cool
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