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  1. Syper's Avatar
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    Sep 7, 2013, 12:22 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #51

    Yeah Amazing!!!
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    Sep 7, 2013, 1:30 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #52

    Man oh man. . . just fantastic!
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    Sep 7, 2013, 6:09 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #53

    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.
  4. AFettFullofDollars's Avatar
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    Sep 7, 2013, 7:11 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #54

    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.
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    Sep 7, 2013, 7:50 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #55

    wow that came out superb
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    Sep 9, 2013, 7:54 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #56

    Well done! The level of detail you attained is amazing!
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    Sep 12, 2013, 12:19 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #57

    Received today. It is AWESOME!!!! The pics did not do it justice. The helmet is better in person. Thank you again Paul.
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    Sep 12, 2013, 4:11 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #58

    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.
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    Sep 16, 2013, 9:33 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #59

    That looks fantastic, what colors did you use? and did you do all the damage with a brush
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    Sep 17, 2013, 8:43 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #60

    Oh my god this is a thing of beauty!
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    Sep 17, 2013, 8:56 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #61

    Fantastic idea! Shared on TDH Facebook!
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    Sep 17, 2013, 9:23 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #62

    Any chance of making them available for purchase for us without printers and/or means to actually print them? =)
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    Sep 17, 2013, 10:19 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #63

    Hey bud...sent you a PM
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    Sep 17, 2013, 11:09 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #64

    Amazing Job AFettFullofDollars, congratulations!
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    Sep 17, 2013, 2:08 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #65

    Absolutely stunning!! It looks perfect! If I ever need a helmet painted, I know who to commission it to >.<
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    Sep 19, 2013, 3:32 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #66

    I keep coming back to this thread to drool over the completed product and I'm so excited to see the next one!
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    Sep 21, 2013, 12:52 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #67

    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!
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    Sep 22, 2013, 5:45 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #68

    Sensational job. Awesome work with the blast residue around the dent! Congrats!
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    Sep 24, 2013, 6:28 PM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #69

    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.
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    Sep 25, 2013, 6:15 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #70

    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)

    Do tell!
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    Sep 25, 2013, 6:20 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #71

    I paint over the decals with a brush. Da Vinci-esque...I like that!
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    Sep 30, 2013, 7:44 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #72

    Quote AFettFullofDollars said: View Post
    I paint over the decals with a brush. Da Vinci-esque...I like that!
    How many model aircraft have you practised on?

    I hand paint all my 1:72 scales as I can get a flat even coat with a brush. Your paint job is spectacular. Now am thinking of this method instead of layered for my own lid when I get one.
  23. Major's Avatar
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    Sep 30, 2013, 9:13 AM - Re: ESB Paintup for anakin1322 #73

    Awesome job.....

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