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I am assembling the tutorial now. I will be painting the frown and vocoder and ears. The rest will be stickers provided in the kit.

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Well, its been 3 days. I let the helmet dry and it looks pretty good. Today I am going to do some painting and decals. To start out you will need some stuff. I have pretty much everything here that I am going to need. Paint, brushes, q-tips, thinner, etc...

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Here is a pic of the Dave M helmets frown. We will be duplicating the Dave M helmet for this tutorial (to a point) so we are going to try and match the small details.

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I start out by using the photos I have collected from the internet as guides. I am going to use a pencil here to draw a faint line as a guide for the frown. Keep referring to the pics. Notice how the left hand side of the Dave M helmets frown never gets to the 5th tooth? I like that.

 

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Now I will do the vocoder... Same here, I am going to match the fatter look of the Dave M vocoder. Just draw a faint line if possible..

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Draw the lines a little inside of what you really need. Here we are going to draw the lines and later when we paint we will finish up by using pinstriping tape to make the ears nice and sharp.

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For a brush I use a #1 fine brush. If you dont have one thats fine enough you can cut a brush down.... as I have done here. :)

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The Humbrol paint is great paint but as with all great paints its got rules... #1 shake the can for at least a minute straight. #2 stir the contents for at least a minute....

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OK its paintin' time take a brush load and go for it. Dont load the brush alot because Humbrol runs easily. Paint along the lines of your frown that you made.....Refer to the reference helmet pics for accuracy. If you are a little off dont sweat it. Its going to look better than anything that was on screen!

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OK now onto the ears.... Change brushes and use a "regualr" brush. We are just going to paint along our lines and fill in the rest....

 

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This by far is the most detailed "Build Thread" I have seen. This should be recommended for a pin for sure. Can't wait to see how you do the tube stripes, this one always bewildered me how people can paint them on. Keep up the awesome work.

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I decided to use the stickers that were provided in the kit rather than hand painting the details. I have hand painted them before, but for this tutorial I decided to use what was in the kit. Maybe on a later date I will do a thread on painting the details. I have yet to do the tube stripes, but I am figuring it out still...

 

I used a utility knife to make small holes in the occasional bubble. :)

 

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Man this is really awesome. I cant wait till my helmet gets here...That looks phenominal!

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Next I will put on the pinstripe tape. I got tired of having to paint a pinstripe on the ears and thanks to a friend (Chris) I saw how easy it was to just use pinstripe tape. It looks great and if you mess up.....just do it again... I like that :) You can get the tape at any auto parts store. Unfortunately the place I went to only had the two strip tape...I went ahead and bought it. I just cut the parts off that I didnt need.

 

You just start at the bottom of the ear and work your way around. When you come full circle just cut the tape with an exacto knife or a utility knife.

 

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