Ok, I'm a little nervous about this cause I see how much attention to detail everyone pays around here. This is my first bucket - ever! I was scared to death to start with the painting. But alas! It's a whole lot better than I thought. Heres the story:
I wanted to do the annimated/HS fett. I loved the colors on him. However, I felt that TB1184's paint schemes were a bit too bright and cheery for me. I want it to look a bit more like the action figure itself. The helmet is like a metalic blue color. So I headed to the store. The pictures will show what I came up with. I don't recall the exact names of the paint - I can get them when I get home if anyone is interested. But I started out with a dark navy blue. Masked off the cheeks and the dusted the rest with a lighter blue. Then with both cans in hand, I dusted more. In the pictures it has a bright blue look but in reality, it looks almost metalic which is what I wanted. Then I started laying out the scratches. This will take a while. I'm doing it topical because I'm new at this. Once it's done, I'll dust it again to mute the colors a bit more. I know most of you will look at it and say "hey, that scratch isn't there!" Or "thats in the wrong place" and stuff like that. Thats ok. Considering there are no actual screen shots of Fett in his HS get-up, I'm taking a few design liberties. But anyways, here's what I have so far. Let me know what you think!