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    Big Game ESB paint up WIP

    dsc04329-jpgdsc04330-jpgdsc04328-jpgOk ive been putting of doing this till i had all the colours i wanted ,
    Ive decided to do this all in air brush , with enamels so ive been looking for as many paints as i can find that resemble what i think the ESB colours are ,
    Im using my new casting as a base for the paint up , Ive cut the visor out taken the casting ring of and cleaned it up

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    Re: Big Game ESB paint up WIP

    I will be watching intently

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    dsc04350-jpgdsc04354-jpgdsc04351-jpgdsc04342-jpgIve done some more prep and layed down the under coat,
    Next im going to ad the scratches and gouges,

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    ive gouged a few scratches in , and coated with chrome also got the "wavey" brow line down
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    Re: Big Game ESB paint up WIP

    Thats really nice bucket
    Is that one from your new mold?

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    Re: Big Game ESB paint up WIP

    Good job so far. Are you planning to key the silver layer to ensure the subsequent layers bond properly? In the past I've found layering onto a shiny metallic finish can cause adhesion issues ie random paint lift...

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    Re: Big Game ESB paint up WIP

    Thanx TF's.
    Trepp yes this is the lid from my new mold , (the same one you are getting)
    Fettler On my Jedi paint up i used the same silver and it seamed ok , after silver i liquid mask a little were i want the damadge then paint the colour and then i scratch out the rest of the weathering/battle damadge once i get it how i want it i lay a good solid clear coat on it and it tends to make it solid and keep it sturdy, but until then i realy cant handle it any were that has the paint layering on it, becouse the paint will just come of ,
    Cheers

    Also im doing this all with air brush , it is so much better than the spray paint , if any one is undesided weather to take the plundge in to air brush town DO IT ,
    I picked up an air brush from the bay for 12 bux and each of the humbrol paints go for 2.50n - 4.50 and at the mo im using a gas propelant can 28 bux(compressoris on its way) so it is actualy cheaper to go the airbrush way and so much better to control
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    Re: Big Game ESB paint up WIP

    terminal fettler said: View Post
    Good job so far. Are you planning to key the silver layer to ensure the subsequent layers bond properly? In the past I've found layering onto a shiny metallic finish can cause adhesion issues ie random paint lift...
    same here with the silver it can pull off paint put over when u try and remove the masking especially if you use tape

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    Ive had it happen b4 so i think ill be able to work around it, ill aslo try limit the use off tape usage to an absolute minimum

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    Re: Big Game ESB paint up WIP

    awesome j, look forward to following this thread.

    and for everyone - would a clear coat over the silver be wortwhile? i know it would all be duled down on completion, but to save it lifting and help paint adhering, would this be the way to go?

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    awesome j, look forward to following this thread.

    and for everyone - would a clear coat over the silver be worthwhile? i know it would all be dulled down on completion, but to save it lifting and help paint adhering, would this be the way to go?

    whoops, sorry bout the double post, **** touchphones.. :-[
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    Re paint lifting off the silver layer, I found if the silver goes on in lots of thin coats if tends to end up with a slightly textured finish as opposed to a couple of thick coats where the result is often a shiny finish. If this is the case you can always lightly buff the surface with fine wire wool to key the paint...

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    nice work tf, makes alot of sense. got one of jintos helmets on the way shortly, and in researching colours, clear coats, lifting, masking etc it seems to just be a case of lots of trials to see what works with what before startin the real thing. so il try the wire wool idea next.. :-)

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    Don't go too heavy with the wool though, you don't want to remove any paint, just very lightly scratch the surface, then remove any dust before the layers go on...

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    thanks for the tip mate.

    as for jinto, hes got some great knowledge in all areas of fine details, paint and prep, so i have no doubt he'll do a stellar job on this lid :-)

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    Thanx JV ,
    This lid is goning to be a slow paint job as i plan to take my time and get it right (well as good as i can )
    And thanx TF
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    Re: Big Game ESB paint up WIP

    Your progress photos and threads totally prove your guilt in the recasting. You are now assigned to Cell Block 1138.

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    Re: Big Game ESB paint up WIP

    all i will say on this matter, is that i have had the pleasure of dealing with jinto, he is an incredibly humble guy, loves what he does and makes a fantastic product. he has great knowledge through his own trial and error, and the amount of newb questions i have pm'd him and hes been absolutely awesome in giving me loads of help and ideas. not only do i totally believe his work is his own work with lots of blood, sweat and tears put in, i can recommend anyone to deal with him, as hes a real champ.

    anyways, rant over,
    peace :-)

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    I own one of the first buckets by Jinto and am proud of it, soon i will obtain another to have and will be even prouder, disturbing mate but walk tall, jealousy is a curse
    thanks for your support over the last 2 weeks even if from the mother in laws pc (found her Pr0n folder LOL) keeping with me that image of you seeing me on my rooftop, helpless in my BF suit with the BFUK JP on, surrounded by water, kept me smilein. Will open the batting with you any day mate.

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    Thanks guys , i think its all sweet now ,
    glad you back E i hope your place survied the floods (you can get a new dog any time )
    in laws pranw OIUK thats ruf.
    any way ive been realy bizie with life and my computer is down so no new work but ill be back on this lid soon

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    looks great so fat Jinto! Man, being accused of recasting sucks...glad it seems to be cleared up though. This is the exact reason i posted every single thing i did with mine. And i realized i forgot the little rectangle slot in the left cheek on mine ...whoops!..thats ok..the V2 will be corrected lol!

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    Ow i posted lots of build pix , but that wasnt the problem, turnd out it looked to much like the helmets i was modiling mine from (imagine that) any way its all behind me now and i will no longer post my works on this board,
    but after a little brake from painting and making lids ill be back at it , i was putting to much of my time and efort in to them,
    and other thing in my life are more important at present,

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    Im not going to let that bother me any more dsc04491-jpgdsc04490-jpgdsc04487-jpg,
    I done i little bit more to this ,
    got some more paint down and added a few more scratches

    , the visor isnt held in place yet , so its placement isnt right

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    Re: Big Game ESB paint up WIP

    Looking great so far!

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