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Hi all.

 

Rather than me posting on specific threads, I thought I’d make a post about the correct use of the “Dave M” style decals/templates for ANH Stunt lids. If it is deemed worthy, perhaps it could become a sticky. I will then try my best not to mention it on individual posts (as the last thing I want to do is upset anyone).

 

As the name “Tube Stripe Police” was bestowed upon me, I feel it’s my duty to try and spread he work to keep up the high standards of TK screen accuracy. I hope I have not become a nuisance by flagging it.

 

So, here are some shots of the Set for Stun, or “Dave M” helmet from ANH. These pictures are from the excellent website www.starwarshelmets.com

 

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My interpretation of these stripes are that they were intended to look like vents on a curved surface. When viewed from straight on they should naturally curve with the tube.

 

Here are some shots that I put together (using my old SDS lid, hand painted stripes using Dave M style templates/stencils from Mike at Trooperbay).

 

 

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For obvious reasons, I won’t show pictures of those that have been applied the other way around as they are not mine to share and I don’t want to alienate people. Should anyone wish to share, please feel free.

 

I hope that all makes sense.

 

Any comments of suggestions to improve this thread, please let me know.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Dan

 

 

 

 

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Oh Dan, I'm not too proud to contribute here. ;)  I put the paint templates (roughly fashioned after the Dave M helmet and available from TrooperBay) on the wrong sides of my bucket.  In many cases, these links are to the first of many consecutive posts.

 

Here is me screwing up my templates like a total idiot:

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/43437-wooks-first-build-anh-stunt-tk-ap/?do=findComment&comment=589733

 

Here is me getting called on it (Looking at you, Dan :) )

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/43437-wooks-first-build-anh-stunt-tk-ap/?do=findComment&comment=592275

 

Here is me fixing the issue:

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/43437-wooks-first-build-anh-stunt-tk-ap/?do=findComment&comment=594834

 

And Dan, if I do this again, I fully expect you to call me on it immediately.  :P 

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10 minutes ago, wook1138 said:

Oh Dan, I'm not too proud to contribute here. ;)  I put the paint templates (roughly fashioned after the Dave M helmet and available from TrooperBay) on the wrong sides of my bucket.  In many cases, these links are to the first of many consecutive posts.

 

Here is me screwing up my templates like a total idiot:

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/43437-wooks-first-build-anh-stunt-tk-ap/?do=findComment&comment=589733

 

Here is me getting called on it (Looking at you, Dan :) )

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/43437-wooks-first-build-anh-stunt-tk-ap/?do=findComment&comment=592275

 

Here is me fixing the issue:

https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/43437-wooks-first-build-anh-stunt-tk-ap/?do=findComment&comment=594834

 

And Dan, if I do this again, I fully expect you to call me on it immediately.  :P 

Thank you for chipping in, Greg. You did a superb job of correcting them and I really appreciate you sharing your fix. 

 

Best wishes,

 

The Sheriff. :salute:

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Hey Dan,

I just realized that this is posted in two different areas (here and in the ANH build section).  Is that on purpose or by accident?

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Hey Dan,
I just realized that this is posted in two different areas (here and in the ANH build section).  Is that on purpose or by accident?


Hi bud. I posted in both sections to spread the word a little further. I’m not sure what the traffic is like in the paint section, so added to the armoury section too. :-)


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Nice job on this, Dan! :jc_doublethumbup:

One small tip I would add for those using the templates is after pressing them into the correct position**, apply a VERY thin coat of white paint over the stripes.  Let that dry for 5-10 minutes, and then use the blue paint.  The reason being is that the white paint will seal the edges of the stripes, preventing the blue from bleeding underneath and give you nice crisp lines.

**  Please note the position of the stripes on the tube, which are about a #2 pencil width away from the cheek.  PERFECT!

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This is a point that scares me almost as much as making that first cut. I do eventually want to eliminate the decals on my ANOVOS but man I'm not the strongest painter in some aspects.

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This is a point that scares me almost as much as making that first cut. I do eventually want to eliminate the decals on my ANOVOS but man I'm not the strongest painter in some aspects.

Don’t be too worried - It’s really not that bad. With the stencils carefully applied, then applying light coats, then tidy any bleed with a toothpick.

Stencil applied:
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Before and after toothpick corrections:
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Hope that helps a little. :-)
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Don’t be too worried - It’s really not that bad. With the stencils carefully applied, then applying light coats, then tidy any bleed with a toothpick.

Stencil applied:
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Before and after toothpick corrections:
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Hope that helps a little. :-)
So using the toothpick is it just chipping at the excess or using mineral spirits?

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So using the toothpick is it just chipping at the excess or using mineral spirits?

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For me, I just used the toothpick and gently chipped/scraped away any excess.

Although I’ve not tried it myself, quite a few folks recommend applying the stencil, then a light coat of white paint, then the blue. This can reduce the appearance of bleed from the blue paint. :-)
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Thanks Dan.

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This is a point that scares me almost as much as making that first cut. I do eventually want to eliminate the decals on my ANOVOS but man I'm not the strongest painter in some aspects.

I did a full repaint on my Anovos helmet when I first got it over 2 years ago. I was probably only the 2nd person to do more than a frown touch up.

Full details are in my build thread linked in my signature but if you have any questions on how to remove the original paint and decals feel free to ask me.
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On 8/26/2018 at 5:43 AM, themaninthesuitcase said:


I did a full repaint on my Anovos helmet when I first got it over 2 years ago. I was probably only the 2nd person to do more than a frown touch up.

Full details are in my build thread linked in my signature but if you have any questions on how to remove the original paint and decals feel free to ask me.

I'd love to hear about the procedures and what you used for the removal process!

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Looking forward to using this when I redo the stripes on my helmet. Thanks.

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