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  1. Jul 4, 2008, 11:56 AM - 40 step layered ROTJ #1

    I had fun painting this helmet, accuracy is slightly off but it was an experiment in technique and colour. I've tried to list the process as logically as i can...

    Layered ROTJ Helmet no.1

    1:1 paint to thinners

    1. Add surface scrathes with dremmel /SP pencil
    2.spray entire helmet with silver no. 11 approx 1.5-2 tins
    3.leave at least 24 hrs to cure
    4.lightly buff entire helmet with 0000 wire wool then dust off surface
    5.masking tape entire helmet leaving mandibles and trim exposed
    6.liquid mask bright silver damage on mandibles and trim
    7.mist black 33 onto mandibles and trim as per reference pics. leave L/H lower mandible
    8. mist 72 up lower L/H mandible. Seal with Satin cote on misted areas x 2 coats
    9.liquid mask misted areas on mandible and trim as per reference
    10.spray red 73 approx. 0.5 tin
    11. 2 coats of gloss onto the red
    12. leave at least 24 hrs
    13. masking tape entire helmet except upper/lower cheeks
    14. liquid mask bright silver damage
    15.mist black 33 onto upper/lower cheeks
    16.seal with satin cotex2 coats
    17 leave at least 24 hrs
    18.liquid mask misted silver damage on upper lower cheeks
    19.spray black 33 onto upper cheeks, do not mask off lower cheeks!
    20.masking tape upper cheeks. Liquid mask curve between upper/lower cheeks and darker areas of overspray on lower cheeks.
    21. liquid mask misted silver damage on dome.
    22. spray dome and cheeks with 2 layers of green 78
    23. liquid mask light green areas on dome and lower cheeks, spray green 86 x 1 mist coat then a splatter coat with badly adjusted airbrush
    24. leave 24 hrs remove all masking, then a good going over with 0000 wire wool on painted areas, start to add fine scratches with compass point and SP pencil
    25. Liquid mask bright silver damage on rear panels and key slots, masking tape off the rest of the helmet
    26. Mist coat grey 79 then shaded with black 33, then a fine splatter of 33 onto back panels and key slots
    27. 2-3 coats of satin cote on back panels and key slots
    28. liquid mask misted areas on panels and key slot as per ref. pics.
    29. mask key slot area
    30. green 131+ green 76 (1:1) on back panels
    31. mask helmet leaving ears, mist black 33 then mist brown 62, then darken again with black 33 mist
    32. use fine and medium wire wool, scratch and buff in details.
    33. remove all mask from helmet
    34. liquid mask bright silver damage detail in middle of back r/h panel
    35. mist grey 79 very lightly all over helmet to reduce contrast especially on r/h back panel
    36. lightly mist black 33 over helmet to further reduce contrast in certain areas
    37. mask kill stripes using combination of liquid and masking tape, spray with orange 82 then gloss
    38. add scratches with SP pencil and compass point, also triangular needle file removes larger chips of paint quite nicely.
    39. Mist grey 79 and black 33 very fine detail as per reference pics.
    40. seal entire helmet with 2 good coats of satin coat
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    Last edited by terminal fettler; Jul 9, 2008 at 2:35 AM.
  2. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Jul 4, 2008, 12:01 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #2

    Man...
    Time to repaint my helmet
  3. Jul 4, 2008, 12:08 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #3

    TF, amazing! I'm lost for words, lol.
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    Jul 4, 2008, 12:16 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #4

    Thats a great guide TF!!!!! And a fabulous helmet too!!!!
    D
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    Jul 4, 2008, 12:41 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #5

    oh wow! very nice!
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    Jul 4, 2008, 12:43 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #6

    That's incredible!

    I smell sticky?
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    Jul 4, 2008, 12:55 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #7

    WOW!!!
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    Jul 4, 2008, 1:02 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #8

    That's one of the best ROTJ paint jobs I've seen. Great job!!!
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    Jul 4, 2008, 1:58 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #9

    fantastic!!
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    Jul 4, 2008, 2:12 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #10

    WOW... that looks awsome! nice job, this one looked like a cakewalk to for you.. How long did it take you to do?
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    Jul 4, 2008, 2:38 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #11

    WOW! Looks amazing, thanks for listing the steps.
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    Jul 4, 2008, 3:06 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #12

    Stunning work G...
    Is this the one you were talking about?
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    Jul 4, 2008, 10:00 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #13

    Superjedi's 5 step reaction to TF's ROTJ paintjob:
    1: Gape stupidly at TF's gorgeous helmet
    2: Sigh loudly while continuing to gape
    3: Mumble something about throwing away all my hobby supplies
    4: Look at pictures some more (still gaping)
    5: Write this post



    That looks inCREDible!! Really amazing work. I've never done a ROTJ bucket myself, but I'm gonna save your "outline" for future reference.
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    Jul 4, 2008, 10:08 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #14

    Wow. That is just the sickness! Awesome job TF.
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    Jul 5, 2008, 12:06 AM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #15

    :thumbup:thumbup:thumbup
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    Jul 5, 2008, 2:57 AM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #16

    Really, really beautiful work! You've done some incredible stuff with the layered work.
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    Jul 5, 2008, 3:31 AM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #17

    that is stunning Garrett, truely stunning

    Quick question though. When you put your first layer of 73 onto the mandibles, why do you coat with 2 layers of gloss? Doesn't this make it too shiney? or does the satin coats tone it down to the end result?
  18. Jul 5, 2008, 1:13 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #18

    Quote Ronin677 said: View Post
    that is stunning Garrett, truely stunning

    Quick question though. When you put your first layer of 73 onto the mandibles, why do you coat with 2 layers of gloss? Doesn't this make it too shiney? or does the satin coats tone it down to the end result?
    Thanks Jon, yeah the gloss on the red was an attempt to give the mandibles slightly more sheen than the rest of the helmet after the satin cote was applied, also did this on the kill stripes, its really subtle but there's a slight difference, more noticeable on the kill stripes though, as i think i buffed the mandible area slightly with 0000 wool to lessen the gloss....
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    Jul 5, 2008, 2:11 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #19


    I have never really been a fan of the ROTJ helmet paint scheme. But wow this has really changed my mind.

    Excellent job!
  20. Jul 5, 2008, 2:25 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #20

    Quote Gonzo Fett said: View Post

    I have never really been a fan of the ROTJ helmet paint scheme. But wow this has really changed my mind.

    Excellent job!
    Thanks! Thats exactly what i thought! Its only when i applied the same layering techniques i used on my ESB that it actually became interesting, in fact, more interesting than the ESB. The layering is much more subtle, with the misting /shading between layers etc...
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    Jul 5, 2008, 2:55 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #21

    Quote terminal fettler said: View Post
    The layering is much more subtle, with the misting /shading between layers etc...
    I tend to agree on that. I've had a growing appreciation for the ESB helmet, but I just love the sort of "realness" to the damage on the Jedi one. I can really believe that it has suffered years of abuse
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    Jul 5, 2008, 10:57 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #22

    Now that is awesome. Good to see some more ROTJ buckets popping up.

    -Tim-
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    Jul 7, 2008, 2:06 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #23

    Beautiful work as always Garrett. :thumbup
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    Jul 7, 2008, 2:29 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #24

    You may have just converted me for sure into making a ROTJ next.
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    Jul 7, 2008, 2:59 PM - Re: 40 step layered ROTJ #25

    Amazing job terminal fettler!!! Was that a scratch built helmet or another brand?

    G-Fett

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