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Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Part 2 7/30/2017 2:40 PM

Thanks for the tips... The shadow was a clusterfuck from the get go... I was having problems with my airbrush clogging (I've since upgraded it from .35mm to. 5mm) and it just wasn't flowing properly... I'd get a big surge and suddenly id have a wider ... more »

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Part 2 7/29/2017 8:14 PM

I never did like Travis' Pro Art Works lidz. Never used liquid mask but i want to.

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Part 2 7/29/2017 6:32 AM

Im going to finish the one i just started to get a little better before doing someone elses. Does anyone have any suggestions on an older paint job from which I could draw inspiration?

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Part 2 7/29/2017 6:29 AM

Or else it gets the hose again...

Reply to Damon Bradshaw(pics please) 7/28/2017 6:54 AM

Hey so pretty much everyone knows that story... He told it on the pulp podcast. I prefer the conspiracy theory that he didn't want his contract to auto-renew. Also, have you guys noticed how often he mixes up colorways of gear

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Part 2 7/28/2017 6:44 AM

Ya similar... I finally got my awesome masking tape from Spain, hence the inner white lines. My main goal with those was to make parallel horizontal lines along the curve of the helmet. Much more difficult than it looks!

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Part 2 7/27/2017 4:01 AM

Ya Im in Oklahoma. A 6d would be fun to paint because of its conventional outer shell shape.

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Part 2 7/26/2017 7:38 PM

I've been trying to teach myself striping using YouTube videos but its very difficult. I've been seriously considering going to Australia for a 3 day lettering class.

New thread So I Painted a Helmet... Part 2 7/26/2017 5:06 PM

So I want to point out that this one was more an experimental patchwork quilt than a unified complete design. I had a few different things that I wanted to attempt, just to see if I was doing stuff sufficiently... Techniques, styles, brush strokes, masking,

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Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Opinions Please! 6/19/2017 3:49 PM

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Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Opinions Please! 6/17/2017 10:12 PM

So I bought the mini gun you recommended... It is an IDENTICAL 3/4 scale copy of my $500 Iwata LPH400!!

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Opinions Please! 6/16/2017 1:27 PM

On Amazon you can buy a 2-stage clear that is amazing. You pop an inner capsule to activate it.

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Opinions Please! 6/16/2017 6:05 AM

I actually used your helmet during my design research... Particularly the jagged lighting bolt things on the top. Damon wore the orange top design in '88 then switched to the blue design at the start of 89. 90 kept the blue bolts on top but the lower ... more »

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Opinions Please! 6/15/2017 3:55 PM

Shoot me an email... thefactorypirate145 at gmail I'll get back to you after I paint my next one.

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Opinions Please! 6/15/2017 3:53 PM

Went ahead and ordered that mini gun that you recommended Newmann.

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Opinions Please! 6/15/2017 3:21 PM

And Newmann, I do indeed use the Devibliss Disposable Dekups system... 90z version

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Opinions Please! 6/15/2017 3:20 PM

Newmann, I'm already $400 into an Iwata 400 that I use for base coats. I have a mini gun that I got in a cheap starter kit... might give it a try. I'm using Water based paint, which is apparently all the rage in Europe. Significantly cheaper all around, ... more »

Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Opinions Please! 6/15/2017 3:16 PM

I follow him on Instagram... Ric was my secondary helmet painting hero. First of course was Troy Lee... I was an up and coming prospect at 10 years old in 1990 so the TLD helmets then were beyond sick. Johnny Marley and Jeremy Wright always had Duppstadt ... more »

New thread Anyone in England Want a Free STONE ROSES CONCERT TICKET for the 17th? 6/15/2017 1:30 PM

I gotta work in the states and don't have the time to fly over. Its a great seat. Totally free. Its for the June 17th Wimbley show Email me at THEFACTORYPIRATE145 AT GMAIL DOT COM

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Reply to So I Painted a Helmet... Opinions Please! 6/15/2017 1:06 PM

Again, Ill not take money and ruin the fun, but I'd gladly do it for free once I get my process down pat.