First ESB Rattlecan paintup of a FP Budget helmet (**PIC HEAVY**)

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    First ESB Rattlecan paintup of a FP Budget helmet (**PIC HEAVY**)

    Hey guys...

    Here's my first attempt at painting a Fett helmet (FP Budget) using AFFO$'s rattlecan color list. I followed the recommended rattlecan colors pretty closely but also used some very minor brushwork and airbrushing.

    I used the layered technique with liquid latex and the stencils from the forum here, along with plenty of reference pictures of all of the awesome paintups being done here on the forum. I more or less eyeballed the stencils and didn't actually print them out and transfer them, so it's not 100% accurate. After everything was done, I hit it with some #000 steel wool and 12000 grit Rockler furniture polishing pads before giving it a good spraydown with Testor's Dullcote. Visor was installed simply with hot glue. I've still got some final weathering to do, but I'm about 98% done.

    Anyway, hope you guys enjoy it and any comments/criticisms are welcome.


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    Re: First ESB Rattlecan paintup of a FP Budget helmet (**PIC HEAVY**)

    very, very nicely done! you should be very proud man! you did an amazing job on that lid...

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    Re: First ESB Rattlecan paintup of a FP Budget helmet (**PIC HEAVY**)

    Excellent work, you've really captured the look of the ESB helmet and the damage looks genuine rather than painted on...

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    Re: First ESB Rattlecan paintup of a FP Budget helmet (**PIC HEAVY**)

    a compliment from the master himself...i would certainly be proud...cheers big G!!

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    Re: First ESB Rattlecan paintup of a FP Budget helmet (**PIC HEAVY**)

    That is a most excellent lid! I am envious

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    Re: First ESB Rattlecan paintup of a FP Budget helmet (**PIC HEAVY**)

    looks pretty good I might try and get the fading of the kill stripes but otherwise its pretty good

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    Re: First ESB Rattlecan paintup of a FP Budget helmet (**PIC HEAVY**)

    Great job! Especially considering this is your first Boba paint job. You could have fooled me.

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    Re: First ESB Rattlecan paintup of a FP Budget helmet (**PIC HEAVY**)

    Hi quick question how did you manage to section of the Helmet? You started off completely painting it silver then
    moved on to layering the different colours..Its just how you managed to section it all off?

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    Re: First ESB Rattlecan paintup of a FP Budget helmet (**PIC HEAVY**)

    Hi I'am attempting to rattlecan my helmet like you did but i have a question that needs answering if you
    can.During your topical/masking layering of the colours (fett32 image for example) how did you manage
    to keep and create the intricate marks and damage sections of the multiple colours? thanks stu

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