Sean Anwalt's Mk V build

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
There's a totorial out there, or a tip, or something, which states if you put the spray paint can in warm water for a little while, it will help the paint come out smoother.

Bolling water does not do this.

Especially if you leave it alone.

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There was nearly an explosion at the Sean Anwalt house hold. Cap burst off and about gave me a heart attack!

Ans the paint came out gloppy, too!

I went over the helmet with some 220 grit, and that fixed a lot of the problems. It took a long time and my lungs are probably full of paint dust despite my efforts, but oh well, it's smooth!

I'll post a picture of the helmet when I have visible progress to report.
 

MajWood

Member
Sorry I didnt check this post sooner, the first thing I would have told you was DO NOT TOUCH THAT! Compressed anything and heat do not mix regardless of how careful you are.

Glad everything was okay in the end. Btw as a very very late note: when working with foam you are going to TEAR through blades but a 6$ - 15$ investment in a good knife sharpener at your local hardware store goes a long way into extending the life of the blade by decades. Also if you have one, a little Dremel tool or even an electric dog nail trimmer with a sanding bit will make beveling and smoothing sections a breeze, just make sure to wear a face dust mask.
 

xXDashIVXx

Active Member
Lol a Starwars 405th regiment officer should know better than to do that. I'm just kidding, but maybe we can apply this to a prop frag grenade? :D
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
He dangled probably the best sci-fi the world has ever seen in front of a giant gluttonous money-monger who uses it to stuff its own pockets with cash without regard for quality or the actual star wars universe itself.
 

GMer56

Well-Known Member
Here ya go everybody!


I went over the helmet with some 220 grit, and that fixed a lot of the problems. It took a long time and my lungs are probably full of paint dust despite my efforts, but oh well, it's smooth!

I'll post a picture of the helmet when I have visible progress to report.
I finally got a respirator and use it for smelly/dusty work. I'm never going back to not using one. It makes quite a difference and is worth the money just for the smell elimination alone. Plus you get to sound like Darth Vader.
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
Took some 320 grit to the helmet. It's SO SMOOTH! A few more rough places to smooth out, and I'll be ready for painting. Would have done it already, but didn't want TurboCharizard to tease me.

Got the visor cut to shape, I think a little trimming at the corners and it'll be ready to install.

Trying to figure out the paint scheme for the helmet. I'm sticking with O.D. green, but highlights and details I'm trying to iron down.

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TurboCharizard

RMO & BCO
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Took some 320 grit to the helmet. It's SO SMOOTH! A few more rough places to smooth out, and I'll be ready for painting. Would have done it already, but didn't want TurboCharizard to tease me.

Got the visor cut to shape, I think a little trimming at the corners and it'll be ready to install.

Trying to figure out the paint scheme for the helmet. I'm sticking with O.D. green, but highlights and details I'm trying to iron down.

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Me? Being sassy? :whistle:

It's looking awesome. I find that the Reach concept art has a bunch of awesome markings and details that didn't transfer over to the finished in game textures but make for a great point of jumping off and creating your own personalization. Unfortunately the only concept sketch I could find of the Mk. V helmet you're building is all one colour of olive drab so it's not too exciting but colour splashes are my jam.
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Schankerz has a pretty rad custom colour scheme for the Mk. V UA
 

Kula

Member
Took some 320 grit to the helmet. It's SO SMOOTH! A few more rough places to smooth out, and I'll be ready for painting. Would have done it already, but didn't want TurboCharizard to tease me.

Got the visor cut to shape, I think a little trimming at the corners and it'll be ready to install.

Trying to figure out the paint scheme for the helmet. I'm sticking with O.D. green, but highlights and details I'm trying to iron down.

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Yeah man OLIVE DRAB!!

But have a look at Tamiya modelling paint. They have Olive Drab 2!!
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
I am not a fan of disney. In a former rant on the subject I stated something along the lines of Disney not giving a hoot for star wars, it's characters, or the fabulous star wars universe created by a unified coalition of fans who created a PLETHORA of books and stories on the subject. Instead, Disney's lazy eyes lolled up to star wars, changed into money signs, and then, giving this amazing and hard- working coalition the biggest bird possible, swallowed the star wars universe and inflated it with unspeakable disappointments such as millenial bad guys who are as deep as a politician's promise and thoughtless writing, deserving nothing more than a quick shuffle to the other side of the street with disdainful look in one's eye.

May those in disney be swiftly and ignominiously placed into their specially reserved spot in a hot and uncomfortable place. Money slobs.

George Lucas, seeing the money signs AND a possible (and well deserved) way to avoid over- zealous nerds bombarding him forever, snatched his creation, Star Wars, kissed it gently on the forehead, and desperately cast it to the glutton of disney, whence there was no going back.

THAT, Dirtdives, is my definition of George Lucas "prostituting" star wars.
 
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