Aahh okay. Thanks for the clarification.
Aahh okay. Thanks for the clarification.
How are the new dome templates coming along raf? Cant wait to see em! :-)
ah, dont stress yourself too much raf, the current ones are pretty spot on anyway - you are a genius m'man!
Finally! The dome was replaced with the new and better version! Added info regarding the dent and the white paint drop area.
Thanks for your patience!
Thank you Rafal!
I see you also included that black grime in the dome! I was missing that and now your templates will help greatly!
you are a true champion Raf! Total legend
Amazing RafalFett, as always!!!!!!!
As I did with the ROTJ and Pre-pro #2 helmet stencils, I did a Dome Top Area image for the ESB Hero helmet too, so the first post was updated with this file.
Nice stuff mate...I have just re-downloaded all the templates for the helmet and the armour, starting to mark it out now.
Excellent work mate...well done such a great help
Minor changes in the first post. Added two small red scratches on the top of the left mandible and the weathered Reefer Grey (same as the dome area) to the left lower cheek (thanks to Terminal Fettler and Jayvee). Also added the darker stain to the right lower cheek:
The white stain-like marks are not in the stencils on these two areas, because these are made by hand:
Beautiful, beautiful work as always Mr. Raf!
Just caught this... awesome work bro!
Perfect work my good man, that little area is spot on now :-) Something I wanted to run past you, was on the mandibles.. Within the silver damage, particularly on the right hand side where the bigger silver damage appears, do you feel there are any light grey basecoat areas coming through the silver? I ask this as I know they are definatly present on the AOSW version, but looking at screenshots of the hero, its a bit inconclusive for me if they were always there, or if they were a result of extra age damage over the years. Interested to get your thoughts, as you may have found more worthy screen pics to base evidence on. All in the name of accuracy my friend, sdo interested in your thoughts :-)
Here is what I think: on the SuperTrooper costume documentation progress report at the Suit No. 6 it says 'painted grey' wich means the base color is gray, then they applied the silver coat and the rest of the colors (layered and topical). Some of the silver areas has that base gray color, and this might be because of the unmasking process, altough is hard to say if those areas were in time of filming of ESB, but some of the images incline to the presence of the base gray color.
The extra base gray scratches appeared after the filming of Empire, and these are the results of the ROTJ stunt helmet casting and/or the bad handling by the LFL staff.
Yea, i'm real happy with your call on that Raf. The pic I added in is simply your pic, and I just highlighted in yellow the other areas I was referring to, but I imagine they are in the same boat with the other areas of grey basecoat you point out. I was interested if these areas were always present, because it would be hard to rip the paint off to that underlying layer, but it's a fantastic point you make, and to be totally honest, one that didn't actually occur to me, in the fact that it was more likely due to the casting for the ROTJ helmet - that would do that sort of damage for sure. The other thing is, I was glad in a way that conclusion seems the most likely, as i'm liking where my mandibles sit at this stage, and was hoping not to have to add too much more detail Awesome work once again bud, you are the absoloute stencil and info monster! many thanks again my friend
I realised from the start what areas you were talking about, this is why I added the four ESB Hero images to show that is hard to tell if the base gray color was already on the helmet or these appeared later on the helmet. Judging by the contour of the scratched area on the movie ESB Hero helmet and the later 'exibits' helmet shows that the base gray color was already on the helmet (there are no major differences on those areas between the two eras).
I might need to change those areas on my stencils...