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    Jan 17, 2006, 12:18 AM - Going for the ROTJ Bucket #1

    I'm new here and I finally bought my first helmet. I've been looking all over these forums for days trying to find anything on ROTJ helmets but everything I found is outdated and none of the links work. I want to know what the colors on the ROTJ helmet are because it seems everyone goes for the ESB look. I also don't know where I'd get any of these paints. So any help would be greatly appreciated because I really don't wanna mess this up.
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    Jan 17, 2006, 1:08 AM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #2

    For the Best Photos of Both Version Helmets (ROTJ and ESB)

    Try Here:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/misc/tdh_ref/

    Username: tdhmember
    Password: ilovetdh

    The paint colors are listed here, I know what I listed is for the ESB Version but I believe that the ROTJ colors are also Testors paints (TDH members correct me if I'm wrong!) :

    ESB
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=10937

    or this page:
    http://www.fparmor.com/tutorials/boba/rs.html

    Here's a great page for painting Helmets:
    http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/fettfan.htm

    Good luck with your painting, and have Fun!

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    Jan 17, 2006, 9:58 AM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #3

    thanks man I needed some pictures of the back of it and I think I found what colours I'm gonna use even if its not exactly like ROTJ but I think its gonna be close enough. Where would you find Testor and Rogue paints cuz those are the ones I need.
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    Jan 17, 2006, 10:16 AM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #4

    If you're looking for Testors paints, most good hobby shops carry a wide selection. They should have the 'Model Master' line, that's what a lot of folks use. Or there's testor.com.
    The Rogue colors that everyone is referring to isn't actually a brand of paint. It's the name of one of the members here who did a looooooooot of research into the actual colors used on the film helmets.
    Hope that helps, and welcome!
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    Jan 17, 2006, 10:31 AM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #5

    well that saves me a lot of time looking lol thanks i found the paints i need now i just gotta buy an airbrush. Now for the weathered look, how do you do that?
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    Jan 17, 2006, 12:44 PM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #6

    I'm not claiming accuracy at all, but here's my helmet I've been working on. It's ROTJ, and I had similar issues to yours when I was gathering reference. Paint colors I found are just slightly different, but ESB base colors will work if that's what you have. I list all the paints I used in my progress pictures too.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=10781

    The best reference I found, was Steve The Swede's tutorial on Star Wars Helmets.com
    http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/making_boba.htm

    Good luck on your helmet!
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    Jan 17, 2006, 2:15 PM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #7

    wow thats crazy i was looking at that thread earlier cuz yours came out wicked nice i hope my comes out that good too
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    Jan 17, 2006, 5:10 PM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #8

    Thanks a lot! I'm pretty pleased with it! That was my first real big painting project like that, I've done a Scout helmet from KS, but no real painting, and I do up Jason hockey masks, but that's completely different painting. That Fett was my first try with an airbrush, so you don't have to be a weathered pro to get some results, sure it helps though! But just go slow and take your time, and above all else, enjoy it!
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    Jan 20, 2006, 1:58 PM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #9

    bah!!!!!! wrong thread. srry
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    Jan 20, 2006, 4:04 PM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #10

    Welcome from a fellow Massachusetts Fett.
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    Jan 21, 2006, 2:59 AM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #11

    Thanks! I'm hoping my helmet comes in this weekend because I'm gonna throw some pics up of my progressive as I attempt to not mess it up
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    Jan 23, 2006, 5:33 PM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #12

    my helmet finally came in and its a glorious feeling to own one. i got my paints bein shipped in soon and im startin the sanding and primer period now
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    Jan 24, 2006, 10:55 AM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #13

    what kind of tool do i use to get the random parts off my helmet like where the T-visor goes there is a lot of extra pieces still attached.

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