Well here's my attempt at showing a step by step helmet paint job. When Biltwell came out w/ the new megaflake helmets I was pretty stoked. It meant that I could paint their helmets and skip the metalflaking steps and save time and materials. So I start w/ a silver megaflake Biltwell helmet.
The first step is to wetand it smooth w/ 320 grit paper. Then tape off the snaps and trim, and wipe it down w/ DX330.
Then you can start to tape out what you want on it. I kept it kinda simple on this one.
I decicided some lace in the side panels would be cool so I stretched some lace over the panels and taped it down.
I dusted the panels w/ a dark silver over the lace.
then pulled the lace off.
Then I went at it w/ an airbrush and fogged the edges.
then peeled the tape back.
Then I shot a custom mixed red/burgundy kandy over the panels.
Then I taped off the side panels and moved on to the next part. I shot a mix of tangeine/red kandy along the edges out of an airbrush.
And then I shot some pagan gold kandy over the orange/red kandy.
Then I taped off what I just shot and it was time to paint the middle panel. First I taped off some rectangles down the center. Then I dusted the edges w/ red kandy w/ an airbrush (sorry no pics). Aftter shooting the red I shot pagan gold kandy over it and pulled all the tape off. Now it's ready for clear.
And here's the helmet all cleared....
Awsome work thanx for showin the PROcess..and its always good to have the right atittude to see the colors man.
thanks for this...awesome to see step by step. helmet turned out great!
for fucks sake that is gorgeous. Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fantastic work! You make it look so easy! This needs to be a sticky in the Greatest Hits section.
awesome write up man!! do you wetsand and buff the clear??? or just shoot it and leave as is? very cool!
hell yeah. this is the ghetto helmet paint tech on steroids. that helmet looks awesome, but dont get me wrong... the ghetto tech is def kick ass too
On it's way to Greatest Hits... I CAN NOT WAIT for the SpartanKiller to be ready for Blue Moon Custom Paint!
Thanks for the step-by-step with photos and text.
That helmet is a beauty. Your work is always top shelf. I wish I had the time, equipment, and patience to produce stuff like that. Thanks for sharing.