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Axel's Guide to Painting Clone Helmets

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Axel's Guide to Painting Clone Helmets

Post by Axel on Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:32 am

First of all, this is a guide to paint custom clone helmets, and clone helmets ONLY. To continue with the guide:
You'll need: clone helmets, toothpicks, acrylic paint, tissues, methylated spirits, cotton bud, acrylic paint sealant.

Pour out a small amount of paint. Dip yout toothpick into the paint. When you paint the helmet, the easiest places to paint are the recesses and lower areas in the helmet. This includes the cheek ridges and the vertical slit and the back of the helmet.When painting, make sure to gently drip paint onto the area; don't paint like you're using a paintbrush. If the painting doesn't work out at first, wash the paint while wet to start over again. Go gently and take your time and make sure to change toothpicks when changing paint colour. If you drip paint into an unwanted spot, use a bit of tissue paper to wipe it away when wet. Also, if it's dry, you can use a clean toothpick to scratch unwanted paint away.

When you've finished painting, wait for around an hour for the paint to dry. Then dip the cotton bud into the spirits. Squeeze out the bud so that it's damp, but not soaking. Wipe away any paint flecks and spots with the bud.

Put the helmet onto a piece of clean paper. Spray the sealant as per the instructions. Keep in mind that the tiniest imperfections and dust particles will show up after sealing; this is normal. Let dry for 24 hours.

To finish this off, a piece of advice: Practise makes perfect!
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Post by astoriabluelegos on Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:38 am

NICE, I am deffinatly going to try this! Smile Blue Arc
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Post by DarthPineapple on Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:35 am

This is really a good guide! Though I don't paint my clones, I'll have to try something like this sometime... maybe on a extra clone I'll buy.
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Post by Bly on Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:36 pm

Thanks for this! I really need to extra clones, just so that I can experiment with this.


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Post by 667thLegion on Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:53 pm

Good guide! I used a toothpick before, but not dripping like you said, I sort of smeared it, so it turned out like....CRAP!!!
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Post by Axel on Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:01 am

You sorta drip it, then keep on poking lightly to move the excess paint away from the drop. It takes a lot of patience and time!
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Post by Comrade Faie on Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:41 pm

I never thought of using a toothpick instead of a brush. This is very helpful, thanks! Fordo Yo!

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Post by Mike on Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:23 am

Do you have any referance pics? Also where do you buy the paint and paint sealent?
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Post by Brandon9 on Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:25 am

Thats great how you gave us a How To, but I think i'm going to leave painting to the pros. Smile Fordo Yo!
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Post by Axel on Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:01 am

Mike888 wrote:Do you have any referance pics? Also where do you buy the paint and paint sealent?

The helmet's in this thread: http://cabg.forumotion.com/wip-creations-f5/clones-wip-legion-yes-you-read-right-the-legion-is-a-wip-t634.htm were painted using this method.

The paint I use is called Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint, and the sealant is called White Knight Crystal Clear Acrylic Sealant. The sealant is a spray-on sealant, not a paint on one. I bought both items at Bunnings Warehouse, in Australia, so some of you guys might not be able to get it.
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Post by Jedi Joe on Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:57 pm

Very good technique! Although I'm gonna stick to my sharpie work, it looks just as nice without all the mess! Razz
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Post by Monkeyshine on Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:18 pm

Use thin point sharpies! It works very well. Green
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Post by legorevolution on Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:14 am

Monkeyshine wrote:Use thin point sharpies! It works very well. Green

Eh :/ sharpies aren't very pretty in my opinion.
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Post by Darth Yoda on Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:05 am

Sharpies = no strait lines.
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Post by Axel on Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:43 am

With sharpies, there is no way to make them looke professional. With paint, if done properly, and then sealed, it can look like it's actually Lego-legit.
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Post by -Aki- on Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:52 am

I am using a mix of sharpies and stickers. I only use sharpies now for hard to reach parts like the cheek holes on a phase 2 helmet.
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Post by Monkeyshine on Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:27 pm

legorevolution wrote:
Monkeyshine wrote:Use thin point sharpies! It works very well. Green

Eh :/ sharpies aren't very pretty in my opinion.



I didn't know clones were supposed to be pretty! If you have a good hand and thin point sharpies, works like a charm
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Post by Axel on Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:13 am

If you can find someone who can match my painting skills using sharpies, then I'll stop complaining. I know, I'm very cocky; so what?
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Post by ARC CloneTrooper141 on Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:26 pm

I'm sure that Axel doesn't use those crappy normal sharpies, he probably uses those "special" non-stain nor bleed sharpies. Smile Blue Arc
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Post by major reviss on Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:28 pm

Axel uses paint...

(four, five)
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Post by Axel on Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:39 pm

major reviss wrote:Axel uses paint...

(four, five)

Yes, Axel indeed uses paint. Why is Axel talking about himself in third person?
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Post by -Aki- on Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:20 pm

ARC CloneTrooper141 wrote:I'm sure that Axel doesn't use those crappy normal sharpies, he probably uses those "special" non-stain nor bleed sharpies. Smile Blue Arc

I think he meant if there is someone that can match his skills at painting using sharpies, not painting with them Razz.
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Post by Monkeyshine on Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:30 pm

Sharpie are not for the whole thing, just the fin and a few other parts.
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Post by astoriabluelegos on Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:39 pm

Axel wrote:

Yes, Axel indeed uses paint. Why is Axel talking about himself in third person?

Because Axel has cracked. Razz IF you decde to use sharpie, at least MASK the area to produce smooth edges and straight lines. Wink Blue Arc


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Post by major reviss on Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:39 pm



Yes, Axel indeed uses paint. Why is Axel talking about himself in third person?

Because Axel feels like it. Razz
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