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  1. AFettFullofDollars's Avatar
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    Aug 1, 2013, 8:10 PM - ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #1

    This is an ASOK CC FP helmet that I've been commissioned by anakin1322 to paint up in an ESB scheme. Already have it trimmed out and the base colors applied. Got the killstripes put on this evening. Going old school...masking tape, newspaper and liquid latex mask...
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    Aug 1, 2013, 9:13 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #2

    Cool man!

    I'm always interested in seeing topical methods of painting. I always hear of people using stencils, but I think I'd have much more success working from the ground up. Did you at least silver first and do 'some' masking? Or will your silver be all topical?

    Looks great so far!
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    Aug 1, 2013, 9:28 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #3

    Helmet looks great.
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    Aug 1, 2013, 9:42 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #4

    Thanks, Jeff.

    DeathProof- I paint topically because I feel it gives me greater control over the shapes of the individual scratches and scrapes. I've done layered paintjobs before, I just prefer going topical. Plus once you start applying the greys and maroons the silver is actually underneath those layers.
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    Aug 3, 2013, 9:04 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #5

    Small update...Got the U's applied and started applying the waterslide stencils for painting...Now it will REALLY start rolling...
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    Aug 3, 2013, 9:24 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #6

    Waterslide stencils? What how who huh???
    Are these something you made yourself? Very interesting.
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    Aug 3, 2013, 9:38 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #7

    It looks like he prints on a clear decal and then cuts it out and traces that?
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    Aug 3, 2013, 9:50 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #8

    Are the waterslide stencils the same method you used on this Sgt.Fang helmet AFFO$?
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    Aug 3, 2013, 10:18 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #9

    Sleepalot - Not exactly. The method I am using is to print the stencils in black on clear decal film, apply Solvaset to the decal to tighten it down, then give it a shot of clear gloss to seal it onto the helmet. Then I will just paint over it. It's the same method I'm using on my own FPH.
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    Aug 3, 2013, 10:30 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #10

    Superjedi- The stencils are the ones from the Stencil Thread on the board here. I just size them to the specific helmet I'm painting, take a snapshot, then transfer them to my computers paint program. I set my printer to the Premium Photo Paper setting and print away. I'm always looking for ways to be a more Accurate, Consistent, and Quicker painter.
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    Aug 4, 2013, 3:08 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #11

    AFFOD - Could you go into this process a bit more in depth?

    I've done transfers before with acrylic medium and photographs, but they had to be done on a really crapped out xerox machine so the ink was still on the page - modern ink jets seal in the ink (I think...regardless, they don't work as well). You then used the acrylic medium on the printed page and, in a way, created a 'temporary tattoo' of the photograph. When you peel the medium off and apply it, it's reversed, so you have to flip it in a paint program.

    Is this more or less what you do? That would be a lot of work for each individual splatter.

    Also, when topically applying your paints, what brushes do you use? Or are you a sponge guy?
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    Aug 4, 2013, 2:11 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #12

    Quote AFettFullofDollars said: View Post
    Superjedi- The stencils are the ones from the Stencil Thread on the board here. I just size them to the specific helmet I'm painting, take a snapshot, then transfer them to my computers paint program. I set my printer to the Premium Photo Paper setting and print away. I'm always looking for ways to be a more Accurate, Consistent, and Quicker painter.
    Sweet! Quite ingenious.
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    Aug 4, 2013, 8:29 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #13

    More stencils applied, got the hash marks on the RF Ear painted, and got the silver applied to the dent...
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    Aug 4, 2013, 8:56 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #14

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    Aug 6, 2013, 1:20 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #15

    Very interesting post. This will help me a lot in my paintjob.

    And your paintup look amazing by the way .
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    Aug 11, 2013, 10:38 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #16

    Here's a quick update... Now back to painting...
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  17. Aug 11, 2013, 11:05 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #17

    This is gonna be one bad azz paint up!
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    Aug 11, 2013, 12:09 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #18

    The helmet is looking awesome. I really can't wait to get it. Thank you for the updates.
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    Aug 11, 2013, 3:28 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #19

    Very neat way to do the stencils. Have you had any problems with them peeling up at all?
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    Aug 11, 2013, 4:35 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #20

    Predatormv-No, I haven't. I apply solvaset to them when I put them on the helmet. If you've ever built a model and used it on the decals, you know that it softens the decal and draws it down onto the surface. Plus, after I paint over them, the entire helmet gets a coat of clear gloss followed by a layer of dullcote and a final dusting of greys and browns. This helps seal it even further.
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    Aug 11, 2013, 6:43 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #21

    Very cool.
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    Aug 14, 2013, 8:26 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #22

    Spent the past couple of days tracing out the 'fjords of Norway' on the back panels, masking them and finally getting the base colors applied...I decided to do the back panel layered as I like how the removal of the latex mask gives the scratches an authentic raggedness...
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    Aug 15, 2013, 9:18 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #23

    Spent the evening getting the Lark Grey detail added to the Catscratch, and then getting all of the little flecks inside it tightened down and sharpened...
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    Aug 16, 2013, 3:31 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #24

    Looking sharp!
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    Aug 16, 2013, 9:31 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #25

    Looks fantastic mate, and as others have touched on, a really great way to get the accuracy down. As with all of your work, will look killer on completion my friend!

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