Subscribe
  1. ProjectXVR32's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    22
    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 I've been looking all over these forums for days trying to find anything on ROTJ helmets but everything I found is outdated and none of the links work.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.
  2. propsculptor's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    322
    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!

  3. ProjectXVR32's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    22
    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.
  4. superjedi's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    4,579
    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!
  5. ProjectXVR32's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    22
    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?
    Last edited by ProjectXVR32; Jan 17, 2006 at 10:49 AM.
  6. travsall's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    70
    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!
  7. ProjectXVR32's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    22
    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
  8. travsall's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    70
    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!
  9. BobaFettSlave1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,716
    Jan 20, 2006, 1:58 PM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #9

    bah!!!!!! wrong thread. srry
  10. Admin Staff webchief's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    4,705
    Jan 20, 2006, 4:04 PM - Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket #10

    Welcome from a fellow Massachusetts Fett.
  11. ProjectXVR32's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    22
    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
  12. ProjectXVR32's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    22
    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
  13. ProjectXVR32's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    22
    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.

Similar Threads

  1. ROTJ Bucket
    By IrishFett in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Sep 20, 2009, 5:54 PM
  2. My ROTJ Bucket
    By Boba Swede in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: Apr 19, 2009, 8:51 PM
  3. ROTJ Bucket
    By TK4158 in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Feb 20, 2007, 10:01 PM
  4. New ROTJ bucket - WIP
    By MandalorFett in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Dec 12, 2006, 10:48 AM
  5. My ROTJ bucket
    By Bantha PooDoo in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Feb 25, 2005, 10:06 PM