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    Jul 7, 2009, 6:29 PM - ESB paintup!! DONE (MORE OR LESS)!! #1

    I thought Id share with you guys my helmet paintup.

    I got my BM lid today, and Im sooo happy with it!! Once I got it home I just had to start working on it, so I painted the inside black to start with.
    After leaving that to dry for half a day I got started on the outside.

    First, painting the base layer with Humbrol 147 (light grey). Im using TFs ESB paintup as a guide for this, since this is my first Fett helmet I dont want to mess it up. Tomorrow I get started on the left ear.

    (The images are mirrored, so no, the dent is not on the wrong side, hehe)
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  2. Jul 8, 2009, 1:18 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #2

    That's a beautiful bucket. I look forward to updated pics. Do you have any special plans for the interior of the helmet besides the flat black?
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    Jul 8, 2009, 1:42 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #3

    Yeah, hopefully Ill get on the Stormrider foam rubber insides run

    Oh by the way, ears all red!
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    Jul 8, 2009, 5:36 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #4

    cr4nky that looks good so far.
    I like the black inside.

    Would like to see more progress
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    Jul 8, 2009, 6:55 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #5

    Just finished making the tracing templates for the backs now, masking them tonight
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    Jul 8, 2009, 8:19 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #6

    Here are the tracings for the back. Just need to wait until tonight so the paint has fully cured and its on with the masking and second layer of paint. This will be covered with silver, and then Ill mask a new layer for adding the dark grey and another one for the green. And so on, and so on, and so on, and so on...
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    Jul 9, 2009, 11:14 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #7

    Heres some more progress guys. Tomorrow its on with the green on the left ear. As for the next colors on the back, I have to wait til my paints arrive so Ill do some other parts while I wait.

    Hope you like it (P.S! The large gray areas on the back are going to be beige, I just made a little booboo:-)
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    Jul 9, 2009, 12:33 PM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #8

    Man BM lid TF's guide you can't go wrong and you are moving quite fast keep up the good work as it is turning out great already!!!!
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    Jul 9, 2009, 12:42 PM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #9

    Outstanding
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    Jul 10, 2009, 5:41 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #10

    Thanks guys!

    Heres some more progress for ya! Oh, and dont worry about the pencil markings and paint flakes hanging around, theyll be gone soon enough
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    Jul 10, 2009, 9:22 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #11

    cr4nky, that turns out very nice! Reminds me of my own helmet painting. Very good job you did so far!
  12. Jul 10, 2009, 9:51 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #12

    Looking excellent so far! I'm pretty much at the same spot as you on my current paint job...
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    Jul 10, 2009, 10:30 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #13

    Thanks bro.

    The different scrapes and scratches won't be ber-accurate, I think I'd go insane replicating every single one. But trying to get it as close as I can. As the wise Boba Swede stated: I choose sanity above accuracy

    Will probably be hitting a little standstill in the painting now, missing a lot of paints that I've ordered. But I'm leaving for Spain in a week anyway, so hopefully everything will have arrived when I'm back.
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    Jul 10, 2009, 11:25 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #14

    Man you are moving quick, keep it up and enjoy the trip!!!!
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    Jul 14, 2009, 4:57 PM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #15

    The helmet is looking outstanding so far. Can't wait to see what you've done next when you get back. Have a great trip in Spain!
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    Aug 4, 2009, 4:12 PM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #16

    Recently I recieved Stormriders awesome helmet interiors, so while I waiting for my paints from the states I thought I'd use some of the acrylics I have lying around to make the foam rubber a bit less "foamy"

    Here's the pieces I have painted, the rest will stay as is.

    These have been weathered more after the pics I showed in FettDads thread in the Cargo Hold.
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    Aug 4, 2009, 7:33 PM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #17

    freakin' sweet brother!! great job!
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    Aug 5, 2009, 2:45 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #18

    Quote FettDad said: View Post
    freakin' sweet brother!! great job!
    Thank my man!

    Here are the finished pieces. Also included a shot of the paints and tools I used for this and a couple of detail shots showing you how cool its possible to get these without too much work.

    Ive written a short tutorial on how I did this for cupluv, if anyone wants it, just give me a hollar.
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    Aug 5, 2009, 7:18 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #19

    much appreciate the tutorial cr4nky...you give rookies hope in attempting something as awesome as your master piece. :thumbup
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    Aug 7, 2009, 8:43 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #20

    Quote cupluv said: View Post
    much appreciate the tutorial cr4nky...you give rookies hope in attempting something as awesome as your master piece. :thumbup
    Hell...Im a rookie myself. First time for me too
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    Aug 7, 2009, 8:49 AM - Re: My first helmet paintup (ESB) #21

    Time for an update. I finally, after having to open a dispute with the webshop I ordered paints from, they arrived today.

    Nothing to do but to get working then.

    I finished up the left ear with the white "decal". I had a decal I was going to use, but I wanted to paint it in stead and in my opinion it looks better painted.

    I also did the grey on the back panels. Youll probably notice that the weathering is similar but far from the same as the original piece. But Im happy with the results so far. You pros out there are welcome to chime in, so I dont screw anything up though

    With more experience I might be able to make it look better, but thats a whole other helmet!

    On to the pics:
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    Aug 7, 2009, 8:59 AM - Re: ESB paintup!! UPDATED AUG. 7 #22

    That looks very good cr4nky!

    I just started my FPH to turn it into a ROTJ helmet.
    And a PrePro helmet will be after that ... you see one never stops working on the Fett Baby!
    So my personal Fett Family has 1 TF Helmet (ESB), 1 FPH (ROTJ) and maybe another TF for PrePro.

    Good job so far bro!
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    Aug 7, 2009, 11:27 AM - Re: ESB paintup!! UPDATED AUG. 7 #23

    Looking great, I do not see anything off but I am by no means a expert but keep it up!!!
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    Aug 7, 2009, 5:47 PM - Re: ESB paintup!! UPDATED AUG. 7 #24

    Quote mmgraphics said: View Post
    That looks very good cr4nky!

    I just started my FPH to turn it into a ROTJ helmet.
    And a PrePro helmet will be after that ... you see one never stops working on the Fett Baby!
    So my personal Fett Family has 1 TF Helmet (ESB), 1 FPH (ROTJ) and maybe another TF for PrePro.

    Good job so far bro!
    Nice collection!

    Id like to get one of each version, but Id like to stay married to my wife too, so well see how that goes
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    Aug 7, 2009, 6:19 PM - Re: ESB paintup!! UPDATED AUG. 7 #25

    Ok, last update for today. Time to hit the sack. Feels good to get some work done again. Sunday will see more progress on the lid.

    The grey is a little too thin along the back of the dome, but thats a quick fix on sunday.

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