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    Feb 9, 2010, 4:20 PM - FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #1

    Hey fellow sisters and brothers,

    this thread is opened up to document the process of painting the first FP Premium full layered using airbrush and Humbrol colors.

    This paintjob is a commissioned work for salamanderking and will be an ESB paintjob, as heīs going to build up a SE Boba Fett.

    Letīs get ready to rumble ...

    Step 0: The base kit as delivered by FP. You can see no visor, because this order was placed before the premium got the visors too. Sometimes itīs hard to be one of the first ...

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    Step 1: The visor is cut and first layers of light grey primer are on (fixed the ears with tape to get the feeling)

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    Step 2: Two layers of silver [Humbrol No. 11] as the first (visible ) Paint

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    Step 3: Masking Fluid








    Step 4: Dark Grey [Humbrol No. 79]








    Here a quick comparison shot to see the current paintjob with my previous:




    Step 5: Trim and Mandibles light grey [Humbrol No. 140]



    I did lighten the trim and mandibles with light grey to achive a better result for the purple and red layers. You can see the difference between the dark grey dome (and the lower cheeks also) and the mandibles here. I was curious how it will look like with visor, so I added one quickly just to get the impression. Itīs my TF visor ... a tick too short but you get the idea. :-)

    Step 6: Purple [Humbrol No. 73 + 104 (mixed 2:3)]







    Please forgive me the bad picture quality, but I just wanted to show the quick purple-step before the red comes on. :-)
    Salamanderking wanted to have slightly more of the red on the right mandible so I just took away some of the lightgrey areas to have more room for the purple/red.
    The purple looks a tick too bright but thatīs just the picture ... itīs quite darker in reality.

    After some days without progress (my work schedule ...) it now goes on ...

    Step 7: Red [Humbrol No. 73]







    Last pic was shot with flash to get the correct red tone. Without flash it got influenced by the warm lamp light (it looked like an orange color).


    Step 8: Cream color on Backpanels [Humbrol No. 103 + 28]







    I am satisfied with how the cream color has come out. Now some steel wool work and on with the green. ;-)
    Sorry for the bad picture quality, it doesnīt do the paintjob justice, but my cam isnīt that good ... trying to make better ones next time.


    Step 9: Green on Backpanels [Humbrol No. 76 + 96]







    The contrast between the green and the cream color is still a tick too high, but thatīs solved after the weathering process and the slight use of steel wool again.


    Step 10: Green on Dome and lower cheeks [Humbrol No. 78]



















    Here you see the fresh "airbrushed" green on dome on lower cheeks, no weathering yet. Weathering, scratches, powder burn around dent and killstripes will come later.
    Hope you like it. ;-)


    Step 11: Black on upper cheeks [Humbrol No. 33]



    The upper cheeks are black now. Still no weathering on the helmet, it will follow when the ears are ready painted and connected. Behind the FP Premium you can again see my TF ESB for comparison. ;-)


    Step 12: Ears painted and connected





    So, the ears are on now. All painted and connected using the bolt technique. The right ear is silver [H.11], dark grey[H.79] and sand [H.93]. The left ear is silver[H.11], red [H.60], light grey [H.28] and a mixed green [H.78+159]. Yes, the left ears green isnīt the same as the green on dome and lower mandibles. Just check out TFīs sticky and youīll see. :-)
    Just at the moment I insert the power magnets for the upper right ear part, so it can easily be taken off if the stalk needs to be replaced or something else. I donīt like this part to be glued on.


    Step 13: Killstripes, Decals and Weathering



















    Thatīs it with this paintjob brothers! Hope you like it!



    Best,

    Manuel
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    Feb 9, 2010, 5:19 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #2

    Awesome so far! Can't wait for my premium to come in the mail. Really looking forward to painting it.
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    Feb 9, 2010, 5:50 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #3

    Nice....
    Clean canvas to work with too!
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    Feb 9, 2010, 5:51 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #4

    i am envious on the one who get it :-)
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    Feb 9, 2010, 6:04 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #5

    Jeez, only the first layer of paint and it already looks way better than mine!
    but seriously, that looks great!
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    Feb 9, 2010, 6:17 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #6

    Manuel,

    You know i'll be in touch when I get mine brother...

    Looking fwd to seeing the masking fluid techniques..... if i feel brave, you never know i may do it myself..
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    Feb 9, 2010, 6:19 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #7

    Hey Manuel, how do you plan on attacking the earcaps? Epoxy, or the nut and bolt method?
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    Feb 10, 2010, 2:44 AM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #8

    Quote Ponte said: View Post
    Hey Manuel, how do you plan on attacking the earcaps? Epoxy, or the nut and bolt method?
    Hey Rick, Iīll definately use the nut and bolt method. Itīs more durable than with epoxy (my experience) and you get them perfectly onto the helmet even if the ear-back-surfaces (undersides) arenīt straight. :-)
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    Feb 10, 2010, 1:23 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #9

    Nice crisp job on cutting out the visor, I can't wait to see the progress!!!!!!!!!!! I know whos going to be painting my FPH when I get it

    El1te
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    Feb 10, 2010, 1:51 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #10

    Quote mmgraphics said: View Post
    Hey Rick, Iīll definately use the nut and bolt method. Itīs more durable than with epoxy (my experience) and you get them perfectly onto the helmet even if the ear-back-surfaces (undersides) arenīt straight. :-)
    Definitely show that step. I tried the nut and bolt method and the results were pretty bad.
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    Feb 10, 2010, 1:58 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #11

    Quote TehEl1te said: View Post
    Nice crisp job on cutting out the visor, I can't wait to see the progress!!!!!!!!!!! I know whos going to be painting my FPH when I get it

    El1te
    Thanks for the trust Branden! I would love to do the paintjob for your next Boba! :-)
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    Feb 10, 2010, 1:59 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #12

    Quote Ponte said: View Post
    Definitely show that step. I tried the nut and bolt method and the results were pretty bad.
    Hey Rick, count on it! Iīll show this part too. Thanks for the head up.
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    Feb 10, 2010, 5:40 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #13

    Good job. I love following the WIP threads.



    -Tom
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    Feb 11, 2010, 12:21 AM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #14

    Hoping to do one of these myself. Looking forward to seeing one all done up...
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    Feb 11, 2010, 11:46 AM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #15

    UPADTE IN POST #1
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    Feb 11, 2010, 12:11 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #16

    Looking good!!!! and moving at a good pace you will have this done in no time.
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    Feb 11, 2010, 1:02 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #17

    Looking GREAT cant wait to get mine and get started on it...will be using this thread as a guide i think
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    Feb 11, 2010, 2:24 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #18

    Its coming along VERY well!

    El1te
  19. Feb 11, 2010, 2:56 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #19

    Awesome work thus far!! Keep it up!

    What type/brand of masking fluid are you using?
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    Feb 11, 2010, 3:34 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #20

    Good heavens Manuel, you're working FAST !!! It looks fantastic so far !!

    Chris
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    Feb 11, 2010, 4:47 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #21

    sickness!!!
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    Feb 11, 2010, 9:22 PM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #22

    The level of detail is AWESOME man!
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    Feb 12, 2010, 3:06 AM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #23

    Quote theretroclarinet said: View Post
    Awesome work thus far!! Keep it up!

    What type/brand of masking fluid are you using?
    I use the "liquid frisket without ammonia" from german based manufacturer Schmincke. www.schmincke.de
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    Feb 12, 2010, 4:52 AM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #24

    Manuel! Gut werde ich der Onkel einer Affen der Website auf Deutsch sein und ich habe spricht Deutsch angezogen! I'm pulling your leg I used a translator program but I still cant read the site. Can you post a pic of the bottle? Matbe I can find a US supply. Thanks and the helmet is looking too sweet!
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    Feb 12, 2010, 6:02 AM - Re: FIRST FP PREMIUM PAINTJOB #25

    Hey woody, here is a link to the bottle: LINK

    I always use the middle sized bottle with the black cap.

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