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    Thanks mhlayne, I appreciate the compliment.

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    Re: WIP: ESB Fett build

    First off Happy Father's Day to any of you dads out there. Spent all day with my dad and the rest of the family and he had a great day.

    Once I got back home I decided to start on the dent and left side damage. So far I have reefer gray and some of the silver down. As well as a bit of the base gray. Still a good ways to go but as of now I am happy with how the dome is turning out.






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    Been working on the kill stripes and left side damage the last couple of days and it's going well. A little more initial work on the left side then I'll move to the top of the helmet to finish the dome.







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    Re: WIP: ESB Fett build

    Very nice progress! Keep it up!

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    Looks great! you also used the Deelucks decals?

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    Re: WIP: ESB Fett build

    Thanks for the compliments all.

    NemesisCustoms said: View Post
    Looks great! you also used the Deelucks decals?
    I do have some decals from him but as of yet I have not used any. The kill stripes were done using the stencils and traced on then masked off. I'm trying to keep the decals to a minimum but have some around in case I run into any problem areas.

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    Re: WIP: ESB Fett build

    Finished the major painting on the dome and I have now started on the cheeks. Tomorrow or Sunday I'll start applying the damage to them.







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    Managed to get a good bit done the last couple of days. Finished putting the damage on the cheek areas and got the red (Humbrol Red 73) on the mandibles and other red areas. No photos but I've also airbrushed both ears in their base colors of Sand 93 for the right and a 1:1 ratio of Humbrol's Green 78 and Green 159 for the left ear. Tomorrow if I don't start on the damage to the red areas I will work on the ears. It is finally coming together and starting to look more and more like Fett's helm.













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    OK, well in a previous post I mentioned how my rear panels were too blue and I needed to rework them. Well, I couldn't stand it any longer so today I masked off the damage and redid the paint mix. I did a straight up 1:1 mix of Humbrol green 76 and blue 96 as Terminal Fettler had on his color list. Much better and much more accurate as a result. I also did a small amount of work on the right ear but no photos yet of that progress.

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    New mix:






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    Have been working on the mandibles and ears the last couple of days. So far I almost have all the silver damage traced and then painted all the way around. I still have the right side back to do and then I'll start on the reefer gray damage areas. The right ear is about 90% done and just have it mocked up for photos will still need to do some work once I start on the rangefinder attachment (one of the last steps I'll do) I wasn't happy with the outcome of the left ear so I stripped it yesterday and reapplied the green. Today I marked off the silver damage and airbrushed on the white decal. I'll work on it more tomorrow as well.











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    Re: WIP: ESB Fett build

    Keep it up man, it's looking stellar!

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    That is looking great.....

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    Seeing threads like this gives me an erection to start up my Boba Fett again.

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    Re: WIP: ESB Fett build

    Hey thanks for the wonderful compliments. I am really enjoying this paint up using the topical method with some airbrushing. I'm learning a lot of new techniques and what works the best on different applications.

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    Re: WIP: ESB Fett build

    Ghostrider said: View Post
    Hey thanks for the wonderful compliments. I am really enjoying this paint up using the topical method with some airbrushing. I'm learning a lot of new techniques and what works the best on different applications.
    I've always painted that helmet layered, but on my newest helmet I really want to try topical and humbrol paints. This is looking really slick, and I'm glad you finally posted what rubber brush you use; I can never figure out the actual name of those and the morons at the hobby stores look at me like I'm the idiot when I try to explain things to them.

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    Looks amazing!!!

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    Looking great! I really need to get back on my bucket and take it to the finish line.

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    Re: WIP: ESB Fett build

    Some amazing work Ghostrider!

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    Thanks for the compliments yet again everyone.

    Lots of progress yesterday and today. The mandibles and all red areas now have the silver, reefer gray and maroon colors painted on. Left ear was also redone with a few details still to go. Overall it's getting much closer to completion. Tomorrow or Monday I'll pass the steel wool over it after letting it sit overnight to cure some then I'll start with the final details on the mandibles and back red areas. I'll also start adding the remaining areas I have skipped over for now, such as weathering around the dent.

















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    Not a big update but the painting is complete on the bucket now. I sealed it first with testors metalizer clear then went over that with the flat. Last few days I have been working on the inside of the helmet. Putting in the visor attachments and a suspension system. I think I've just about got those two where I want them. Tomorrow I'll try and do a little touch up if needed in these two areas and drill the hole for the Bordens and get that put in place. The rangefinder will be the next to get some attention but I'm waiting on a servo shaft to come in before I start on that. All in all it's coming together nicely. I took a couple of photos of the mannequin with the helm on because I was anxious to see how it all came together so far. The photos didn't come out great but I'll get better ones later on.






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    Love it!

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    Holy snap man that is beautiful

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    Re: WIP: ESB Fett build

    Wow, man! Looks fantastic!

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    Re: WIP: ESB Fett build

    thanks ya'll, it's always nice to hear great compliments. Of course without the dented helmet community I doubt I would be anywhere near this. So cheers to all.

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