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Painting Insides of Clone Helmet Visors?

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Do you like the inside of the helmet's visor painted or left alone?

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Painting Insides of Clone Helmet Visors?

Post by MikeZulu on Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:19 am

Anyone who's seen my creations may have noticed that I paint the insides of the clone troopers' visors with black paint.

I've noticed that no one else does it - I wanted to know what people think of it since I don't know if people actually like it or not or if they have thought of doing it to their own clones...

From the front and side, it makes little difference:




But if you look at it at an angle from the front:





... The painted one still looks like it has a visor on it - the unpainted one is difficult to make out.

I don't understand why the visors were made hollow in the first place...
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Post by 134st Legion on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:05 pm

I realy like i. Razz
Keep doing that

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Post by DarthPineapple on Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:08 pm

It doesn't really add anything special to it in fact it looks kind of odd.
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Post by Thunder-blade on Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:13 pm

So THAT's why your helmets look a tad different...

Personally, I think it makes them a little more unLego like...
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Post by Commanderblueleader96 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:44 pm

This technique works really well. Ironically came to the same problem (about the hollow visor look) and have been looking for a way to correct it. Do you think you could post or PM me an istructional, um, post for it?
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Re: Painting Insides of Clone Helmet Visors?

Post by Thunder-blade on Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:47 pm

Basically what he does is paint the inside... and I guess he masks off the part he doesn't want paint on.
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Post by Commanderblueleader96 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:52 pm

That might be it Embarassed Razz . Hey thunder, do you think sharpie works just as well? Razz
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Post by Thunder-blade on Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:53 pm

Nope... sharpie aren't "thin" enough..
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Post by ODST7 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:05 pm

It's cool, Nice idea! welcome to CABG by the way, I noticed your new. Some time I will probably fill in the visor gap on my p3 helmets.
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Post by Thunder-blade on Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:07 pm

Phase 3? Or is that a typo...

Because Phase 3 is technically Stormtrooper armor...
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Re: Painting Insides of Clone Helmet Visors?

Post by MikeZulu on Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:28 pm

Hm... It wasn't as obvious as I thought it was...

To paint the inside of the visor's I simply apply black paint with a very fine paintbrush--- If you're making a Republic Commando you can use blue instead for the visor, or green for Gree's...

I have also used a toothpick but you risk scratching off the paint when you pull it out and go in again. I don't have it on a head when I paint the visor.

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At first it looked odd to me too but I've gotten used to it - I've kept it because I think it better defines the visor on the helmet.
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Post by Axel on Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:12 am

Hmm...it actually makes the helmet look like a whole piece, without the gap fo the visor. The only problem I see is that if you want to switch the head underneath around with different colours, you'll have to repaint it.

I prefer just leving the inside unpainted.
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Re: Painting Insides of Clone Helmet Visors?

Post by Uberlag on Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:05 pm

I've done it before, just not that well Razz .
It is a nice effect though.
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Post by Valkire on Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:57 pm

It really seems to make a difference, a nice one at that

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Post by Clonecommando009 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:55 am

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Post by cloneman10 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:49 pm

Cool! But like Thunder-Blade said it makes them seem unlegoish
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