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  1. FettDad is offline FettDad
    Aug 7, 2009, 7:35 PM - Re: ESB paintup!! UPDATED AUG. 7 #26

    great work, brother! really coming along nicely...love the layered look....
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    Aug 10, 2009, 11:51 AM - Re: ESB paintup!! UPDATED AUG. 7 #27

    Alright!

    Got some more work done, next up will be the back panels and the other ear.
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    Aug 10, 2009, 12:45 PM - Re: ESB paintup!! UPDATED AUG. 7 #28

    Looking great bro keep up the good work can't wait to see more!!!!!
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    Aug 11, 2009, 9:27 AM - Re: ESB paintup!! UPDATED AUG. 7 #29

    More paintwork done!

    Tonight I'm doing the ear.
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    Aug 11, 2009, 10:38 AM - Re: ESB paintup!! MORE UPDATES AUG. 11! #30

    Just a small tip: Use 0000 steel wool to slightly rub over the paint-layer. This way you get rid of all the scuffs of paint around the previously masked areas. You see all those paint-chips around the masked parts?

    try it. You wont regret it. But just slightly ... not rubbing away all the paint! :-) And please always use a "new" piece of steel wool for the different colors ... the rubbed-away color keeps into the old steel-wool.

    Great job so far bro!
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    Aug 11, 2009, 11:00 AM - Re: ESB paintup!! MORE UPDATES AUG. 11! #31

    I know... I du use it, just waiting for the paint to fully cure before I do it on the back panels. Already done it some on the one ear and the dent and cheeks. Works wonders for the looks.

    Oh, and thanks
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    Aug 12, 2009, 4:13 PM - Re: ESB paintup!! BACK PAINTED!! #32

    Finally the back panels are done (except for washes and other fun stuff).

    In the left/right side pics the flash makes the colors look really dead and cold. The last pic kinda gives a better idea of how the colors look.

    I think Ill do the ear tomorrow.


    Hope you like

    Oh... and for those of you who have a BM lid. How have you attached the MQ1 board? Just glued the four points to the inside of the helmet or some other fancy stuff? Im guessing I should attach it before I paint that part of the lid?
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    Aug 13, 2009, 7:56 PM - Re: ESB paintup!! KILLSTRIPES!! #33

    More work done this evening. Finished up the right ear, only missing the final decal on it. And I got the killstripes on using Lucksy31s stencil. I really liked how it turned out. Next up is the black in the cheeks, and the the mandibles and trim. Cheeks will be done tomorrow and then Ill start on the trim and mandibles on saturday.

    Hope you like!
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    Aug 13, 2009, 8:02 PM - Re: ESB paintup!! KILLSTRIPES!! #34

    Looking great dude you are a frickin machine!!!!
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    Aug 13, 2009, 10:49 PM - Re: ESB paintup!! KILLSTRIPES!! #35

    man, that looks incredible so far. very nice work on the weathering
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    Aug 14, 2009, 3:48 AM - Re: ESB paintup!! KILLSTRIPES!! #36

    Thanks guys!

    Really appreciate the kind words!
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    Aug 25, 2009, 7:14 PM - Re: ESB paintup!! DONE!! #37

    But I still have to add some more weathering and a clear cote though.

    Also have to finish the right ear and some other stuff, steelwooling it etc. etc. But its more or less done though.

    Hope you like, I know the red on the mandibles looks a bit popping, but the flash kinda weirds it out
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    Aug 26, 2009, 5:47 AM - Re: ESB paintup!! DONE (almost)!! #38

    i got some more done today. Mostly adding the black wash, which really made the helmet look 100 times better. Also added some of the brownish rust details and the black "smudging" on the left side.

    Im considering this paintjob done, I just have to do the white stripe on the right ear and seal this baby in with a clear cote.

    Visor will be installed with screws this week, and the RF needs to thinned down a bit for it to fit. Im not using the one that came with the helmet, I got one in aluminum from GBH, but as I said its to wide for the opening in the ear, so I have to find someone that can sand it down for me.

    On to the pics! I hope you guys approve, you are my jury.
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    Aug 26, 2009, 8:49 AM - Re: ESB paintup!! DONE (MORE OR LESS)!! #39

    Wow man looks spectactular! I only hope mine turns out half as well once I manage to screw up my courage and put some paint on her.
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    Aug 27, 2009, 4:23 PM - Re: ESB paintup!! DONE (MORE OR LESS)!! #40

    Thanks!

    I've added screws for the visor today, so it will be fittet tomorrow, I'll also finish up the ear if I have time.
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    Aug 27, 2009, 4:36 PM - Re: ESB paintup!! DONE (MORE OR LESS)!! #41

    Lovin the work bruv.... especially the weathering!
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    Sep 10, 2009, 11:37 AM - Re: ESB paintup!! DONE (MORE OR LESS)!! #42

    My baby is more or less ready for the last coat, I just have to add the spatter on the right side of the lid.

    From the reference pics its hard to see if its dark orange or rust colored. Anyone have an idea?
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    Sep 12, 2009, 7:26 AM - Re: ESB paintup!! DONE (MORE OR LESS)!! #43

    Anyone?
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    Sep 12, 2009, 8:29 AM - Re: ESB paintup!! DONE (MORE OR LESS)!! #44

    Hey man, that helmet looks AWESOME!!! OUTSTANDING job on that!

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