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    Mar 10, 2008, 2:19 AM - The battle for the back pannels is Over - Its a Draw #1

    Okay, I officialy hate the back pannels of the ESB helmet, so I am going to do them first. I am going to totaly finish it before moving on, I totaly botched it on my first helmet so I am putting in a major effort on this. The helmet is question is FPH #15.

    Big thanks to Superjedi's FPH thread, I am basicaly matching that.

    Here is what I have at the end of today. I drew these out by hand using the templates in this fourm as a quide. I did pick up some tracing paper this weekend and I will use that on the next go around. I sprayed down the Concrete to start and this is directly after peeling the mask off after spraying down the RLM 73. Its semi close, alot better than the first try.



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    Mar 10, 2008, 1:09 PM - Re: The battle for the back pannels Begins #2

    Looks great, I keep putting it off but I know I'll have to do it sometime soon
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    Mar 10, 2008, 2:29 PM - Re: The battle for the back pannels Begins #3

    Lookin' good! I always start on the back panels too.
    That way, if I mess up too bad, there's not as much to sand off and do over!
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    Mar 11, 2008, 9:46 PM - Re: The battle for the back pannels Begins #4

    Two days of progress. Reefer gray and Silver are down for the left side and I started the silver on the right.

    I am going to over haul the middle scratch on the left pannell, it is all messed up. I am most displeased with that but it should come out okay when I do the detailing, other than that I am happy with the left and the small center part. I just need that mint green paint.





    And the Silver with a bit of the scratches added.

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    Mar 11, 2008, 10:45 PM - Re: The battle for the back pannels Begins #5

    looking good buddy.
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    Mar 12, 2008, 10:06 AM - Re: The battle for the back pannels Begins #6

    You're getting there!
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    Mar 13, 2008, 4:12 AM - Re: The battle for the back pannels Begins #7

    Its starting to look right. I need to do a lot of work to the right side scratch, it looks like a messed up guitar instead of England. Besides that I finished the Reefer gray on the right hand side and then started the to detail in with the RLM 73, I fixed a lot of things but some I am just going to have to wing it. A lot more detailing to go.





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    Mar 13, 2008, 4:20 AM - Re: The battle for the back pannels Begins #8

    Looking like you got a good start there...

    Qn - Why haven't you cut you key-slots out yet?
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    Mar 13, 2008, 5:08 AM - Re: The battle for the back pannels Begins #9

    Quote Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Looking like you got a good start there...

    Qn - Why haven't you cut you key-slots out yet?
    It was a small oops. I started it but it did not have a mask on and was instantly hit with the dust so i left it. i will do that this weekend if I can, I know i need to get that done
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    Mar 14, 2008, 4:13 AM - Re: The battle for the back pannels Begins #10

    Starting to finish up on the detail and the corrections. Just a few days away.

    Oh and I still hate the right pannel.





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    Mar 19, 2008, 2:18 AM - Re: The battle for the back pannels Begins #11

    Okay, I quit. This is the best I can do. I have redone alot of detail and redid the grey with the enamel instead of the accrilic and I airbrushed on a blue/green highlight color that did not really work to well but was a good learning experiance.









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    Mar 19, 2008, 9:35 AM - Re: The battle for the back pannels Begins #12

    Looking good. As I read the thread I was going to say the gray needed to be a little darker, then I see you redid it. Much better now

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