AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

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    AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    Originally I had decided to paint this helmet in a ROTJ scheme, but after doing some soul searching I realized that the ESB helmet is just plain ol' my favorite. Here's a few pics with the progress I've made so far...more to follow.
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    catscratch-jpg   dent-jpg   dsc03318-jpg  

    Last edited by AFettFullofDollars; Mar 3, 2014 at 10:52 AM.

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    sweeet, good to see another AFFo$ paint up.

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    Aww yeah. . . this is looking great!

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    Spent the afternoon and evening painting the Rangefinder Ear. I decided to strip it down and do it in a layered paint scheme instead of going topical. I'll add the hash marks and the 'DV:' emblem tomorrow. Gonna let it dry over night. It still needs some dustings with the pastels as well as the paint splatter, but I'll add those when I reattach it to the helmet.

    I was gonna add pics, but can't seem to upload them to the site for some reason. I'll try again later.

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    Looking forward to more pics! Looks fantastic so far!!!

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    Okay, here we go...the Rangefinder ear...Will add the hash marks and the 'DV:' emblem this weekend.
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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    Nice!!

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    It looks great! This paint job is an ESB hero or ROTJ SE (AoSW/C-IV)? I guess it's the second version because the 'T' on the right upper ear cap was not added... yet?

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    I'm leaning to ROTJ SE, but the jury is still out. I'm probably going to leave out the extra damage/markings until the last when I make my final decision. One thing I always liked for some reason is the black paint splatter between the dent and the killstripes. Would love to know how THAT actually got on the helmet.

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    AFettFullofDollars said: View Post
    I'm leaning to ROTJ SE, but the jury is still out. I'm probably going to leave out the extra damage/markings until the last when I make my final decision. One thing I always liked for some reason is the black paint splatter between the dent and the killstripes. Would love to know how THAT actually got on the helmet.
    I understand! It's always easier to add than to remove. I'm also curious to know the story of the 'extra' scratches and marks.

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    WOOHOO! Back to working on my own helmet! Spent the day putting the 'concrete' on the back right panel of the helmet. One day I will have my very own painted ESB helmet...One day. :-D
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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    Great job. I'm working my way through my first ESB paint job and I'm mostly using your color suggestions, as I'm airbrushed challenged. However, I have a question and this seems as good as place as any to ask. What colour is it between (underneath?) the rangefinder ear pieces (that little strip). I can't really tell from the reference pics I've seen and it seems from various posting on this site that like everyone sort of picks their own colour: the red (maroon from the mandibles), the tan, the dark gray or the silver (aluminum) found at the bottom of the top piece and the bottom of the top earpiece. I haven't had much luck looking up the answer. Thanks so much.

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    wow.. very nice

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    Bounty1138-That strip is silver (aluminum)

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    Thanks so much. Keep up the good work.

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    Re: AFFo$'s ESB FPH Paint Up

    Small update...Took a break from prepping my next helmet project to paint the hashmarks on the Range Finder Ear Cap.
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