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  1. Ronin677's Avatar
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    Mar 20, 2008, 9:05 PM - Ears lid colours needed #1

    Hi guys. so i am finally getting around to painting an 'ears' lid. i have been looking at a pic of Tambo Fetts lid (i have tried to contact Tambo Fett, but no joy) I wondered if anyone else has ever figured ut what colours to use to achieve this blue look?

    any advise would be great. thanks
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    Mar 20, 2008, 10:51 PM - Re: Ears lid colours needed #2

    Here are those two pics color corrected. Sadly I dont have origonal master scans of those bad boys or I could pull swatches from them for you but I took the contaminated colors out.



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    Mar 20, 2008, 10:52 PM - Re: Ears lid colours needed #3

    I would go with the second color... I dont think they ever strayed from the green... the dot pattern makes it seem blue/gray... but its really not likely they had a blue helmet.
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    Mar 21, 2008, 2:53 PM - Re: Ears lid colours needed #4

    Quote evan4218 said: View Post
    I would go with the second color... I dont think they ever strayed from the green... the dot pattern makes it seem blue/gray... but its really not likely they had a blue helmet.
    Evan - I hear what you are saying buddy, my personal opinion also is that these pics were taken under very dodgy lighting and that the true colour is similar the ESB and ROTJ. However i just love the colour scheme that Tambo Fett has come up with. I guess the prepro 1 outfit was the first i saw in photos and i always wanted a PP1 lid (in blue as i originally thought it was)

    So guys any educated guess's as to what Humbrol clours could be used?
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    Mar 21, 2008, 4:01 PM - Re: Ears lid colours needed #5

    Any time, especially with film, and more especially with older generations of color film from around that time period you take pictures in anything other than natural sunlight your colors are going to be off some way. Every type of indoor lighting has some sort of tint to it, florescent has a very green tint, tungston has a very yellow/orange color. Flash corrects this color shif to some extent, but the flash falls off or doesn't cover the whole photo completely. To make matters worse you have the printing process to contend with, the printer may have tried to compensate for this and altered the colors further. Unless the person printing knew EXACTLY what the original was supposed to look like, the color isn't going to be perfectly accurate.

    On top of all this, take a look at your own family photos from that era, the color has shifted from when it was originally printed. I would assume the same thing probably happened with these original prints.

    Digital enhancements definately help to get back to the original color, but it'll never be perfect, especially in the case of this helmet that we don't know the location of today so we can't verify it.

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