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1st time paintup, SE style

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    1st time paintup, SE style

    Hello all! Well I've finally finished my first helmet! It's an Asok GMH cc and I had a great time doing it so I figured I'd post some pics for you guys to critique the heck out of em! Please do! I want to get better and maybe do an ROTJ soon. Thanks to Rafalfett and Wizardofflight for the templates! Hope you all Enjoy! (I used Model Master and Vallejo acrylics, and 2 rattle can colors for the dome btw)

    the first dark grey layer


    The sand layer. I think maybe its a bit too yellow
    Last edited by SaintHubbins; May 11, 2014 at 9:47 PM.

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    Re: 1st time paintup SE style

    Now the greenish blue layer. I was happy with this color mix


    the liquid mask removed

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    Re: 1st time paintup SE style

    Next up was the dome. I used rattle cans of paint for this. Krylon jade green misted with Rustoleum hunter green till I thought the tone was right. It seems very stark right now but wait for later pics in the process then let me know what you think. I also hand painted in the grey on the dome (I won't do that again. I liked the layer process better)


    unmasked and some grey added

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    Re: 1st time paintup SE style

    Now onto the killstripes. I measured the stripes with Rafalfetts template then just taped each stripe by hand.



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    Re: 1st time paintup SE style

    Skipped ahead to the mandibles and upper cheeks. I layered the grey under the red but I hand painted the purple into the mandibles

    Same thing with the grey under the black mandibles

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    Re: 1st time paintup SE style

    The 'green earpiece' was airbrushed layered light grey, red, then green. The white horseshoe was masked with frisket paper then brushed on. The Sandy earpieces were sprayed then the details hand painted. I handpainted the black horseshoe on because the frisket wouldn't lay flat



    I handpainted the details on both ears

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    Re: 1st time paintup SE style

    Another hand painted ear detail closeup.


    I'm real happy with the way the 'lazy E's' came out

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    Re: 1st time paintup SE style

    Added the white smudges. They're ok I guess. Not real happy with the smudge on the killstripe.


    added some Skydex pads and a servo for the RF

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    Re: 1st time paintup SE style

    Added some more damage and sprayed the whole helmet with a dull coat. I know, that 'T' and dot on the ear should be scratched badly but I liked it so I left it.



    - - - Updated - - -

    The final product front
    Last edited by SaintHubbins; Apr 29, 2014 at 1:37 AM. Reason: add info

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    Nice. Like it.

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    Really d@mn impressive for a first time, better than I could have done! Well done!

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    Wow! You did an amazing paint job to that helmet, especially that the colors are well balanced (although the color difference between the dome/cheek and the left ear is a bit too pronounced, maybe too dark). I agree that the white drop/smudge on the killstripe is not perfect, but the other on the red band is almost perfect. And I also love the painted decals too.

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    That is FANTASTIC! Well done! Very well done!

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    Wow! Thanks guys! It means alot coming from all of you!

    I agree Rafalfett, I struggled a bit with the ear color. It's funny because I thought the ear green was too bright compared to the Celebration IV pics and then looking at the contrast between the Dome/Cheeks makes me scratch my head. Sometimes I think I'm color blind to certain shades. Also on the Cheeks by mistake, I airbrushed in Black along the edge instead of grey so I think it darkened them a bit.

    Also I haven't yet added the 'masking residue' that is under the kill stripes. I need to read up on the different approaches to that
    Last edited by SaintHubbins; Apr 29, 2014 at 8:01 AM. Reason: more info

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    Looks awesome man! Great job, I am geeked to see some more of your costume build. I may be hitting you up with a few questions about painting mine in the future...good stuff Hubbins.

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    I think he's lying about this being his first time painting a bucket... But seriously, awesome job bud!

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    Thanks Natas! Hit me up when you're ready brother!

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    LOL Archaster777 I would only Bu&&Sh8% you in person! Thanks man!
    Last edited by SaintHubbins; Apr 29, 2014 at 4:22 PM. Reason: more info

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    Well done.

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    Do you do commisions?

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    Very well done, turned out excellent!

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    Thanks Dietz!

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    Like a pro!!!

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    Thanks "Thebeans'!

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    Re: 1st time paintup, SE style

    Phew i was wondering if i just was ignored. Well to answer your questian yes im currently looking fore a paint commission. I have a thought i realy Like your paint job on The SE bucked. I think i was going fore a asok premium coldcast finerglass bucked. Is it possible fore you to make a complet price if you bye The bucked and get it shiped to you and then complet it whit a paintjob? I will natualy pay you in advance

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