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    Jun 23, 2016, 9:28 AM - First time painting ROTJ #1

    As the title says this will be my first ROTJ paint up and it will be on a ToElveven Fiberglas helmet . The helmet is beautiful made and highly reccomended if you're looking for one ! I've painted two full ESB helmets and fixed another two touching up certain panels so far so since this helmet can be painted either way I decided to go ROTJ . I will be doing rattle cans for this and had most of them already laying around .


    How the helmet came

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    And now sanded, trimmed and primed

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    Jun 23, 2016, 9:46 AM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #2

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    Jun 23, 2016, 3:04 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #3

    Looks great so far! Those mandible walls are so thin! That ear attachment is awesome too! No magnets!!
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    Jun 23, 2016, 3:37 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #4

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    Looks great so far! Those mandible walls are so thin! That ear attachment is awesome too! No magnets!!
    Must nice that it's thin and strong I have a fat head Hahahaha I used the bottom holes on the ear cap for guide bolts and use magnets still, so much easier to take on and off to pack up the range finder ! I ended up using Chicago screws to attach the ear caps so it's all nice and flush on the inside of the helmet .
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    Jun 23, 2016, 7:24 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #5

    Silver sprayed down


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    Sprayed grey back down after masking the silver then misted it in some spots with black to give the grey that two tone look .
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    Jun 23, 2016, 8:17 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #6

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    Back panel green laid down , green with mists of grey and black to make it less "green"
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    Jun 23, 2016, 8:25 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #7

    Moving right along. Nice.
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    Jun 23, 2016, 9:15 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #8

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    Moving right along. Nice.

    I dont like to dilly dally Hahahaha
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    Jun 23, 2016, 9:18 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #9

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    Rears un masked , pretty happy with it . Still needs all the small little details that will be all hand applied after its fully painted

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    Cheeks are silver . After cheeks I'll to the mandibles then finally the dome .
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    Jun 24, 2016, 9:22 AM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #10

    Great work keep it up !
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    Jun 24, 2016, 9:59 AM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #11

    Blue black laid down on the upper cheeks then taped off today will be the green on the lower cheeks then the mandibles !



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    Jun 24, 2016, 10:05 AM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #12

    Liking that dark blue...can't wait to see it next to the lower cheek green.
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    Jun 24, 2016, 10:08 AM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #13

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    Liking that dark blue...can't wait to see it next to the lower cheek green.
    thank you ! It's a little darker of a navy than most of the rattle can write ups then it was misted with some flat black . Im really liking where this is headed
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    Jun 24, 2016, 3:50 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #14

    So glad you're doing rotj! Looking nice.

    I'm seeing a lot of these around lately. I want to try and tackle it, but then I'm afraid I'd have to acknowledge that there was another movie released after Empire.
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    Jun 24, 2016, 4:47 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #15

    Quote ToEleven said: View Post
    So glad you're doing rotj! Looking nice.

    I'm seeing a lot of these around lately. I want to try and tackle it, but then I'm afraid I'd have to acknowledge that there was another movie released after Empire.

    Wait it there was another movie after empire ?!?! Hahahahaha

    I put it up to a vote on my IG and it was unanimously ROTJ so here we are ! I'm really excited about it actually kind of like a nice break from the same paint jobs . Again thank you for the amazing cast its a pleasure to work with !
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    Jun 24, 2016, 10:05 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #16

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    Been quite busy today ! Red isn't gloss it will flatten out as it dries . Back panels , cheeks and mandibles are painted . I'll tackle the dome tomorrow and hopefully finish it by day's end
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    Jun 24, 2016, 10:35 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #17

    Looking good
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    Jun 24, 2016, 10:59 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #18

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    Un masked , dome tomorrow then all the little details and weathering
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    Jun 25, 2016, 2:43 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #19

    Lack of step by step updates but it's done for now , need to paint the ear caps but other than that I'm pretty happy with how it turned out . Wasn't going for suuuuuper accurate just in the ball park . Mind you , this is all rattle cans and a silver sharpie hahaha


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    Jun 25, 2016, 8:10 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #20

    Nice! Wow, you cranked that thing out! It really looks good. I love airbrushing, but those rattlecans tho.
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    Jun 26, 2016, 10:45 AM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #21

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    Nice! Wow, you cranked that thing out! It really looks good. I love airbrushing, but those rattlecans tho.
    thabk you sir ! I just got on a roll and the weather was good so everything came out faster than I thought ! Pretty happy with it
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    Jun 27, 2016, 7:50 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #22

    Whoa you really did get on a roll! Looks really good and it's hard to believe those are all from rattlecans! Looking forward to seeing the finished product later tonight,
    Oh i just noticed the blue in your left arrow.. I am not sure the overall thoughts, but i was told by one of the master painters here that that arrow is black.....
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    Jun 27, 2016, 10:51 PM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #23

    Quote RichardJones said: View Post
    Whoa you really did get on a roll! Looks really good and it's hard to believe those are all from rattlecans! Looking forward to seeing the finished product later tonight,
    Oh i just noticed the blue in your left arrow.. I am not sure the overall thoughts, but i was told by one of the master painters here that that arrow is black.....
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    That arrow and the cheeks look awfully close to each other....I do think it started out black...but faded from when it was black when it was a white helmet for the super trooper.


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    Jun 28, 2016, 6:12 AM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #24

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    That arrow and the cheeks look awfully close to each other....I do think it started out black...but faded from when it was black when it was a white helmet for the super trooper.


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    I guess I don't follow. Are you saying it started black and faded to blue?
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    Jun 28, 2016, 6:41 AM - Re: First time painting ROTJ #25

    You can't really know unless you painted the helmet. That color looks close to the cheek color. If not the same color. But black can fade and look different then it originally did. Just saying that the color isn't really that black looking.


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