Man oh man. . . just fantastic!
I'm practically speechless. Do use any kind of sealer when the paint is complete? I've heard others use something called Dull Coat I believe.
Now pardon me while I clean the drool off my keyboard.
Thanks for the kind words guys! And Yes, Figure5901, I actually give it a coat of gloss and then when that dries, I give it a final coat of Testors Dullcote. The reason I give it a coat of gloss first is that the gloss coat smooths out any brush strokes in the silver and gives it a nice even texture.
Well done! The level of detail you attained is amazing!
Received today. It is AWESOME!!!! The pics did not do it justice. The helmet is better in person. Thank you again Paul.
Glad you like it and that it arrived safely! And thank you for giving me the opportunity to paint it for you. I wish I could have gotten the grey/blue detail in the dent to show up in the pics.
That looks fantastic, what colors did you use? and did you do all the damage with a brush
Oh my god this is a thing of beauty!
Fantastic idea! Shared on TDH Facebook!
Any chance of making them available for purchase for us without printers and/or means to actually print them? =)
Hey bud...sent you a PM
Amazing Job AFettFullofDollars, congratulations!
Absolutely stunning!! It looks perfect! If I ever need a helmet painted, I know who to commission it to >.<
I keep coming back to this thread to drool over the completed product and I'm so excited to see the next one!
AFFO$ - I had totally forgotten to post my congrats on an absolutely superb job brother! Crazy good detail, and easily one of the best ESB lids I have seen in my time on these boards. Even though I'm more a layered guy, with so many of you guys getting great topical results, I may hafta have a go at some topical work one of these days.. Brilliant, my friend!
Sensational job. Awesome work with the blast residue around the dent! Congrats!
So let me see if I got this straight:
You print the decal in black ink on a clear transfer that is sized to the helmet,
apply the whole thing including the transparent section surrounding the black printed damage,
paint over the black with the appropriate color using a paintbrush,
seal the whole thing down with clear gloss and then clear dull.
What an innovative process! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Looks awesome. But how do you get such consistent coats of say the silver or purple without airbrushing? Is it just that your topical handpainting on the decals is just Da Vinci-esque? Or do you mask into the edge of every decal, and then airbrush? (which would be amazingly time consuming)
I paint over the decals with a brush. Da Vinci-esque...I like that!