Going for the ROTJ Bucket

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    Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    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 I've been looking all over these forums for days trying to find anything on ROTJ helmets but everything I found is outdated and none of the links work.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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    Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    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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    Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    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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    Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    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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    Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    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.

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    Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    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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    Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    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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    Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    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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    Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    bah!!!!!! wrong thread. srry

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    Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    Welcome from a fellow Massachusetts Fett.

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    Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    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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    Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    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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    Re: Going for the ROTJ Bucket

    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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