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  1. I suppose I just used some of the advice from this thread coupled with lots of patience and time. It's far from perfect but I'm fairly happy with my first attempt at painting a lid.
  2. Here's a couple of photos. Let me know what you think and any suggestions for improvement. The ears aren't perfect and I'm maybe thinking of buying some more and trying again <br><br> <a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j47/Michael_Peter_Whiteley/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsyudpeg3f.jpg'>http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j47/Michael_Peter_Whiteley/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsyudpeg3f.jpg</a>
  3. Oh and the ABS paste worked really well! The colour is maybe slightly different but it's patched the hole brilliantly. I need to completely sand it smooth next.
  4. Hello, sorry for the slow reply. I'm still finishing off the helmet due to the ears being quite difficult to get flush. There's a small gap but i think it's almost acceptable after comparing it to the original helmets. I will post some pictures soon. when I'm done. I'm currently looking into a way of painting the tube stripes too, at the moment they're still decals but I'd like to go fully ANH authentic.
  5. I finished painting my helmet last night, overall I'm very happy with it. Now I'm on to the problem of filling in a hole that was foolishly drilled by the armours previous owner!
  6. Great reply thank you! Does anybody know if washers are essential and if so what size is needed? I have some that are about 1.5cm across which could work.
  7. Does anybody have any advice on riveting the helmet together? It's my next plan of action once I've finished painting. Thanks.
  8. I don't know if this will help but last year I restored some yellowed Lego bricks that were once white by submerging them in hydrogen peroxide and projecting UV light onto it. After a few days the bricks were as good as new, you couldn't tell the difference from brand new ones.
  9. That's quite an interesting technique, I could do some test pieces on some scrap ABS and see how it comes out.
  10. Oh, probably a little late for that advice now as the grey is done. Thanks anyway.
  11. Update to the painting: I've done the first layer of grey on all the traps and tears and I'm now waiting for it to dry before doing a second coat. I'd say it's a satisfactory job for my first attempt so far. I'm hoping to make a start on the black detailing tomorrow evening, I'll let you know how it goes.
  12. Thanks for the pics. Yours don't look too different at all, hardly noticeable! I've got my new armour today and I would say the 2mm helmet is a fair bit 'whiter' and a fair bit glossier too overall. I'm going to give putting the 1.5mm helmet together my best shot including paints instead of decals.
  13. Ok free hand it is then. If it looks any good I may post a picture on here. Thanks for the advice!
  14. Thank you for the advice. I'm going to paint the grey base layer on the helmet tonight then give the black outlines a go tomorrow. I have all the correct paints Already but I'm unsure about the quality of my brushes, I'll probably do some test lines like you suggested tonight. Would you suggest using anything as a ruler to help keep a straight line or would you just free hand all of it?
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