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Re: Painting helms
« Reply #15 on: 2015-05-25, 02:07:12 »
If I get more than only 2 helms than maybe a blue stripe or full blue with nice designs mixed in.
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Re: Painting helms
« Reply #16 on: 2015-05-25, 21:54:27 »
I used to have a painted helm actually. I painted the sides and back of my old Ashcraft-Baker Helm
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Re: Painting helms
« Reply #17 on: 2015-05-28, 02:09:41 »
I plan to paint my helm because it's not a very nice one, but I am trying to really delve into creating kits that are unique and have that medieval flare often over looked. Like geometry, lots of colors, and paints. Every little detail counts in my honest opinion. Whether it's the design on the scabbard or the stitching pattern on your cuisses.
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Re: Painting helms
« Reply #18 on: 2015-05-29, 12:05:51 »
Though this doesn't pertain to the exact time period many of the forum members stick to- there are many historic references to the Ancient Greeks painting their helmets, though of course many just kept them as solid bronze. I painted my Corinthian helm and all of my armor to give a kind of dark Hoplite impression and it worked out quite well! My helm hasn't rusted or degraded since. I think it's a great idea, if it doesn't work I don't think acetone and some scrubbing would do your metals much damage!
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Re: Painting helms
« Reply #19 on: 2015-05-29, 20:00:44 »
You could paint with.... FIRE!!!
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Re: Painting helms
« Reply #20 on: 2015-05-30, 00:11:23 »
You could paint with.... FIRE!!!
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Funny you mention that Sir Thorsteinn, I found fire to be great at solidifying the paint and bonding it to the metal more if you apply it carefully (via blowtorch) it also adds a naturally weathered look that some may find quite appealing.
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Re: Painting helms
« Reply #21 on: 2015-05-30, 07:48:44 »
Also makes a great accelerant if you coat it with the right stuff. You do not want any of that flammable stuff left on the helm should the steel make contact and spark. Talk about heated.
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Re: Painting helms
« Reply #22 on: 2015-10-22, 05:40:13 »
Interesting topic. I noticed that the Maciejowski Bible has great helms in a variety of colors.

http://manuscriptminiatures.com/media/cache/manuscriptminiatures.com/original/118-47_large.jpg.
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