Oh man, the way you add damage to the helmet is simply amazing. What brand of paint are you using for the top coat? It looks like it has a "heavy" feel.
Thank you so much! It’s a long process and I can’t wait until it’s done.The helmet looks amazing! the weathering is awesome along with the scratches and wear. definitely looking forward to seeing it completed!
Thanks! I’m using Montana brand in their “Black” line. It’s a super thick, almost rubbery paint. It sprays very heavy, but very evenly. I’ve used a lot of rattle can paint, but nothing quite like this. It has a very unique texture.Oh man, the way you add damage to the helmet is simply amazing. What brand of paint are you using for the top coat? It looks like it has a "heavy" feel.
Thanks for the tips!Noice. I'm very far behind in my helmet creation. I'm going to cut out those recesses on either side of the cheeks (and cover with metal mesh or something) to aid in ventilation. There's some horizontal sections at the back I've seen someone do the same thing to, handy idea since most photos aren't going to be taken of the back of your head
Try the "6 feet rule" ie where people are going to be standing to take a photo. When it's in your lap you might think "this is way too much weathering" but then 6 feet away you might think "it's perfect/needs MOARRRR".
You can also use toothpaste, mustard or other thick condiment Toothpaste for that minty just brushed smell, mustard if you're thinking about a tasty sandwhich on your break.
I used to sand my parts until they were super smooth, paint them, then weather them. I finally realised why am I sanding things to that level of smoothness (I sand the surface of resin prints to help paint stick) when it's supposed to look like it got dragged through the mud and run over by a tank. So I sometimes don't go past 120 grit and will pop back down to the 80 grit for some aggressive scuffing on exposed areas and highlights. I also do this so the texture isn't too much of a juxtaposition to the EVA foam base that the cast items attach to (Warhammer 40,000 Bolter).
Figure I can always hit it with automotive filler primer if it looks too bad at 6 feet.
If you find room I also recommend putting a small fan in the chin section.Thanks for the tips!
I almost cut out those vents, but thought the airflow would be negligible in the end of fans weren’t placed in those spots specifically. The area looked way too tight in my bucket, so I didn’t end up doing it. The fans will most likely be in the forehead pointing across the visor like my Death Trooper bucket.
I definitely try to weather in a way that is rough looking but still believable. It’s easy to go overboard, lol.
If you plan on attaching anything heavier to the side rails I'd highly recommend placing a metal plate on the inside of the helmet with the screws bolted through. 2 screws is enough for the smaller things but can potentially rip out the plastic around them with heavier items!While I wait, though, I added these picatinny rails to each side of the helmet with the idea that every accessory I make can attach with rail adapters. This will (in theory) give all accessories a mechanical connection for strength and keep my options open if I want to switch my set up around.
I feel that. I'm currently in the process of painting all my parts and it feels like it's taking forever. I kinda just want to be done with it already but I've got a very short deadline to meet so the only thing to do is keep going.Thank you so much! It’s a long process and I can’t wait until it’s done.
Thanks! I’m using Montana brand in their “Black” line. It’s a super thick, almost rubbery paint. It sprays very heavy, but very evenly. I’ve used a lot of rattle can paint, but nothing quite like this. It has a very unique texture.
This came out amazing!!! Looks just like what they were using in the odst commercial! I heard these helmets were quite small though, how’s the fit on your head?I got the CNM module painted and attached via picatinny rail. The exterior is pretty much done, though I might add some more paint scratches at some point.
Now I just have to finish the internals.
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Thanks man! That’s a big compliment.This came out amazing!!! Looks just like what they were using in the odst commercial! I heard these helmets were quite small though, how’s the fit on your head?
It looks great and I can’t wait to see your whole armor set! Have you decided on what you’ll be going with?Thanks man! That’s a big compliment.
They are pretty small and my head is rather large. I’ve had quite a time fitting the padding and fans in along with my head, but it is doable.