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    Sep 12, 2005, 2:08 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #26

    I think I got about 1/3 done now...

    lot of work...

    the lightning is a bit weird but well...

    still not to happy about the left cheek, but it's better then what it was.

    now I'll also dremmel the correct scratches out a bit when it's all done.
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    Sep 12, 2005, 3:42 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #27

    Crap, that is looking sweet!
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    Sep 12, 2005, 4:08 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #28

    don't know why! but the "crap" being followed up by "that is looking sweet!" made me laugh so loud!!

    thnx JFJ!!

    tommorow I'll continue with the back, and then the dome to finally finish up with the rangefinder.

    little weak though.
    gonna check if I can get a nice aluminium one made by my neighbour at the steel factory..
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    Sep 13, 2005, 2:04 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #29

    Any more compliments and your head is going to be too big for the helmet. Kidding.
    I wish i had the extra money. If did , I would purchase a BM helmet and hire you to paint it.

    Outstanding work. :thumbup Your skills in my opinion rank up there with the best artists on this forum.

    And to think. You were ready to give up a while back.
    Rock on dude..

    Brian
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    Sep 13, 2005, 2:40 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #30

    all 2 true!
    and to be honest... I can't wait to get this thing done

    if only for some rest

    thnx Jun Garros!
  6. Sep 13, 2005, 3:10 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #31

    Wow, thats an amazing :thumbup paint job R_Boba. Your work has inspired me to buy a bobamaker helmet of my own and put my dream of painting a Fett bucket back on track.

    I joined this forum months ago but due to circumstances I wasnt able to pusue this hobby for a while. Well all I can say is that the exceptional standard of craftmanship and artistry Ive witnessed her over the last week or has given me so much enthusiasm and inspiration.

    Keep up the good work guys
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    Sep 13, 2005, 3:26 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #32

    I really like the weathering... Awesome job!!!
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    Sep 14, 2005, 3:48 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #33

    thank you!!

    and welsh!! you'll get there! and ask for help any time you want to anyone you want, that's what this place is for.
    when you get it, make sure to post your progress, I'd like to see what someone else does with a BobaMaker!
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    Sep 18, 2005, 1:12 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #34

    done a little bit of the back, main matt grey/silver/black mixy thingy scratches are on, the some washes over that, make some nice spots with the grey/blue like colour and then the bright silver/chrome marks

    then some scratching with the iron nail and tada... another section completed... the dome is gonna be the last thingy I gues...

    the red section is finished though, aswell as the keyslots area...
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  10. Sep 18, 2005, 6:09 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #35

    thats truely brilliant work. The weathering is fantastic really replicates the used "star wars" galaxy look.

    Can I ask what tecniques are you using to weather and blend the base colours. Is it best to use washes or misting? Waht colours are you using to weather anyway. It seems to have a lot of depth so I assume your using more than just black.

    Im sorry to ask but Im just completely clueless on painting techniques so Im trying to learn as much as possible. I really like your painting style.

    Keep us updated on your progress on this fine bucket.
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    Sep 18, 2005, 6:31 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #36

    DDDDDDDDAAAAAAAMMM!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks great
    hope my jodo bucket comes out that good
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    Sep 20, 2005, 3:31 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #37

    thnx people
    @ welsh:
    well the methods used are outlined in the text aswell, but basically it comes down to doing most of it all by brush and a hard paint, shiny 2, but very durable and very inaccurate.

    then washing on the right colours of green and red (wich takes ages)
    also to make it matt and cover the brush stripes.

    then on to misting, using black, brown and pearl grey.
    worked very well, I had never done that befor ebut I love the look of it.

    the wash on soem spots where it's necesary judging by the reference pics. it's difficult though... and It didn't work out 100 % for me either... but well this is kinda funny the way it's coming along.

    the silver scratches come next, aswell as the other coloured scratches.
    then wash on some dirt spots on some scratches and well... there ya have it.

    hope that helps a bit.

    feel free to pm or post any specific questions.

    one word of advice though... I'm kinda... mudling along, this is not the best or most conventional way to paint a bucket... but I don't have air brush so the layering techniques are way out of the question for me, as not even normal spray cans can be found here...

    I have a shop nearby though, that sells a bazillion different colours for model painting!! small Enamel tins from Humbrol.

    or I can move down the street for a shop that sells a little less variaty of colours but has em as acryllics...
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    Sep 26, 2005, 9:21 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #38

    2/3 now... only the dome remains and the rangefinder, then add the liner, visor and possible LED's...

    I think the right back side was the most trying part of this thing, thnx for Fettprides huge pics of his bucket, as the MoM pics did not include that angle.
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    Sep 26, 2005, 10:30 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #39

    very impressive ! Amazing how far along this has come !
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    Sep 26, 2005, 11:12 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #40

    thnx man!

    almost there.

    I hope to begin on the dome section my next free afternoon of school, wich is probably friday or something.
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    Sep 28, 2005, 11:58 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #41

    done some more green washes on the back, to dimm the blue that was on the green instead of the silver scratches.

    also done first few scratches on the dome... sjees this is much more work then I anticipated
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  17. Sep 28, 2005, 3:31 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #42

    WOW, that looks straight outta ROTJ!

    Awesome painting there mate, you must have put hours of work into it. I cant wait to see it when its finished.

    One problem though . . . .



    . . .I'l be constantly nagging you for advice when my bobamaker helmet arrives
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    Sep 29, 2005, 11:20 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #43

    no problem dude! glad if I can help, shoot the PM's or post the questions, I'll be sure to reply.
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    Oct 1, 2005, 10:47 AM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #44

    Well I went to the local electrical store thing, and looked around for making the 12 V LED in the left gaunt work and for LEDs in the rangefinder...

    well... it all comes down to soldering the stuff together...
    Well.. atleast that's what the man at the desk told me. (I got this funny feeling he didn't want to sell me anything... might have been my hair or something, or I was insulting his high quality merchandise by using it on a stupid model thingy)

    the 12 V LED can't be hooked to a battery because 12V batteries do not exist, mening I would have to buy an accu... and a loader... came down to 20 euros...

    then all the wiring and ofcourse the tool for soldering it all together, wich was also 12 euros... then... the LED kits were there!! actually something that can be used instantly... 15 euros, all kinds of kits.

    Ofcourse, I needed the soldering tool...

    So, if I would have wanted to give that a try, I would have to spend 20+12+15... makes up for a bloody 47 euros and a very big chance of shortcircuiting all of it, as I have no experience with it...

    Bloody hell... gonna ask my teacher at school if he's done this before or something. He might actually have some stuff laying around.

    but for now... no LED's anywhere on my suit that actually work.
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    Oct 4, 2005, 12:30 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #45

    and a few more scratches...
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    Oct 4, 2005, 1:55 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #46

    Not to take away from your ESB Bucket...BUT this one is turning out soooo much better....

    NOW get a Visor in that baby..
    Great Work.
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    Oct 5, 2005, 4:36 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #47

    thnx spidey!

    that's mostly because I painted my ESB using the relativly small ref pics of StevetheSwede's helmet at starwarshelmets.com

    I got to the TDH image archive at a time where almost my entire ESB suit was allready done...
    On this one, with exception of missing hte air brush etc, I can do it right from the start.

    I'll install the visor when all of the paint work is done, aswell as all the real scratches and dents etc. I don't want to risk scratching the visor during the scratch dremeling... let alone getting paint spots over it...

    the old one is up for sale though I guess, should anyone be interested ( no, I know not or people like you Spidey... my ESB sucks in comparisson to your stuff!!) But PM me then if your interested...

    some small facts about the old thingy...

    ESB Boba Fett bucket
    -converted Rubies Jango Fett
    -newly installed visor
    -reworked RF ear-cap
    -keyslots cut out (and has somethingies sticked behind it, I suggest upgrading)
    -hat liner made out of sponges, easily removeable and therefore adjustable.
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    Oct 10, 2005, 1:56 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #48

    well the flash makes it look like it came from mars or something... but its really kinda nice though...

    whadda ya think?

    (edit: I'll try to make some outside shots soon)

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    Oct 10, 2005, 2:15 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #49

    That bucket has seen some action!! I love it actually. Has that real lived in look y'know?

    Great job!

    Gonzo
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    Oct 10, 2005, 2:24 PM - Re: ESB to ROTJ helmet conversion... #50

    thnx

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