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finished my helmet; at last!

  1. #26

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Man, that sure is pretty. Outstanding job!

    Did you go layered, topical, or both?

  2. #27

    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Thanks, it's entirely layered, and all airbrushed. The only brushed on areas were additional scuffs and some of the key splatter spots. Also the symbols were painted using a 00 brush...

  3. #28

    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    terminal fettler said: View Post
    Thanks, it's entirely layered, and all airbrushed. The only brushed on areas were additional scuffs and some of the key splatter spots. Also the symbols were painted using a 00 brush...
    WOW...Layered is how I'm doing mine...Great Work TF.

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Holy smokes, that is beautiful I kow that layering can be harder to get the detail just right, than topical. You nailed it though. Well done

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Beautiful bucket, congrats!

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    that is up ther with one of the nicest ESB paint ups ive seen, what makes it even more special is you also sculpted the helmet, like others have said awesome interior too

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    I don't think your bucket is actually that good, if you send it to me i'll make sure it is disposed off for you

    seriously though, that is outstanding work. One of the best ESB buckets i have ever seen

    fancy painting one of mine

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    WOW!


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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    SEEKER said: View Post
    WOW!

    Couldnt have said it better!

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    You are an artist!

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    THAT... is unreal!!! Well done!

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Awesome bucket!!!

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Thanks for all your kind words

    Just thought i'd share my humbrol colour list, slightly revised with this helmet:
    ESB HUMBROL COLOUR LIST

    -Base grey all over helmet: 79
    -Upper cheeks: Black 33
    -Dome and cheeks: Green 78
    -Red on mandibles and trim: 73
    -Purple on mand. and trim: 73+104
    -Back of helmet: Cream/Green: 28+103 / 76+96
    -L/H ear: Red/ Grey/ Green: 60/ 28/ 78+159
    -Kill stripes: Yellow 154, fade to Orange 82 on
    back.(very slight fade)
    -Black marks by kill stripes:62+33 mixed whilst
    painting on with 00 brush.
    -R/H ear: Sand 94
    -Light blue/Grey all over helmet: 23
    -Weathering: Splatters/misting, very thin mix applied
    with airbrush with low pressure and flicked from
    cotton bud: Black 33/Grey 79/Beige 103/ Brown 72.
    -Glue blobs(applied in layers) and general
    discolouration all over helmet using brush and cotton
    bud depending on required effect: Windsor and Newton
    ink: Sunshine Yellow.
    -Scuffs: Black 33/ white 34: use 00 dry brush on.
    -Putty crack repair: 28 + 94 mixed while painting on
    -L/H cheek grey area near L/H ear slightly green:
    79+(76+96: back of helmet colour)
    -sand coloured grime on top of brow and in arrows:
    94 thinned with spirit applied with small crappy brush, dabbed with rag
    Last edited by terminal fettler; Sep 12, 2007 at 9:56 AM.

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Beautiful!

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    What'ah Bucket !

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    By Zeus's beard! You did a fantastic job on that bucket. :thumbup:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup:t humbup:thumbup Great work!

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Yeah i noticed the gray is a bit more noticable on yours than mine. I'm kind of tempted to carefully repaint them the darker gray

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    SPEECHLESS:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    WOW GREAT JOB BRA!!! hopefully mine will come out that great 8)

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    I went to Wal Mart and was able to pick up some of this weather-stripping foam. I cut out a bunch of pieces and used industrial velcro to attach them to the inside. Works great!

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Nice work TF! Working on any other new projects lately?

    Phil

    ps- is that one of the CC aluminum helmets, or a later pull?

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    ooooohhh!!!!
    It's awesome!
    Great work.

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Said it before and I'll say it again...... great work!!
    Guess who had delivered #15 of this bad boy?
    Garrett

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    hellopike said: View Post
    Nice work TF! Working on any other new projects lately?

    Phil

    ps- is that one of the CC aluminum helmets, or a later pull?

    If I remember correctly, Garret told me it was a non cold cast one but painted in the layered technique

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    Re: finished my helmet; at last!

    Yeah, i made a couple of non cold cast helmets, this being one of them. The helmet was sprayed with silver enamel then all layered on top, you can still pick the paint off to the silver layer which gives some realistic damage, before sealing with satin coat...

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