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Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

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    Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Hello Peeps!

    Well here goes... My Bobamaker helmet arrived not even 2 hours ago, and I am super pumped!! Of course the first thing I did after unwrapping it was stick it on my noggin! I bet you all did with your first.... am I right?! ;P
    Anyhoo.. I will be using Rafalfett's templates to mark out the masking and layering in the traditional way with an airbrush using Humbrol paints... I will be using Jayvee's and Terminal Fettler's paint ups to help me, cause I'm going to need lots of it!!!! Well since I have so much to get cracking on I had better get started!!!! Oh also....I have an armor thread on here, If you want to check that out?! http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f25/b...d-armor-44856/

    Thanks for looking!




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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Big man, I have no doubt that you will do an absolute rockstar job on this! Any questions you come up with as you go, you know your always welcome to pm me anytime. Beautiful looking cast too brother! :-)

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    nice to see the Aussies out in force! keen to see your paint up man!

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Hey Dinkydarth... thanks mate!

    Hey Jayvee! Thanks! PM incoming!!

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    I will have to keep an eye on this one, hope you have fun doing it!

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Good luck mate!! I have a BM lid painted by him but hopefully I can save up, get a naked bucket and start my own paint build thread too.

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Not much of an update but my helmet is prepped and ready for stenciling and masking.... I just can't get these stencils sized properly, my lack of computer skills are showing and I have lost many hours already! Not sure what to do next but will have to find a solution somehow, I'm certainly not going to wing it like I did with my armor! Thanks for looking


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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Here is an image with the right back plate:

    back-plates-jpg

    PM me the measurements for both sides and I will try to resize it for you.

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Here are the images archived in a ZIP file:

    ESB Back Plates.zip

    Although the left plate is very good, the right plate is a bit deformed (especially the length) but you can do a good job if you cut the templates in 2-3 pieces (following the big scratches) and align it at the plate margins. If you have problems with other parts too, just let me know and I will try to tweak it for you.

    I hope this helps!

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Thanks Rafa! Time to get to work on this.... Very lucky to have you all helping me!

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Can't wait to see the results - you did a impressive job on the RKD armour!

    Let me know how the resin ears and range finder stalk go as I'm thinking of picking up one of Mojo-Fett's aluminum set.

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Thanks again Fettspec, I hear the aluminium are the way to go... I'm on a tight budget so haven't even considered them.. I'm sure it'll look ok...I hope! :/
    I'm looking forward to seeing how you go with your paint up mate, and with humbrol paints it's going to look awesome!

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    Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Good luck with the build man
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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Hey Thanks 22ssplt!

    So here is a quick update, not sure how this is going to turn out... I had to cut the stencil in 2 spots to make it fit. It's going to be really hard from here on, trying to line it up.. I have masked the primer and have put down the metallic silver Humbrol (11). I have to peel off some damage and I have to get some tracing paper to line the rest of it up. Anyway, here's some pics.....




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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Good start on the back plates! I can't wait to see the next steps, but especially the final result of this area.

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Looking forward to watching this bro. Especially after your killer job on the armor...looks better than mine lol!

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    redkraytdragon said: View Post
    Looking forward to watching this bro. Especially after your killer job on the armor...looks better than mine lol!
    Ahh come on dude!! There's no way!! Your armour/Boba is superb!!

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Quick update! The masking and stenciling continues.... Yaaargh!
    I used Humbrol grey (79), I found it very confusing when masking all the fiddly stuff to the right of the keyhole middle bit, I think maybe there is a bit to much grey in there...? My apologies for the poor photo's of late, I really need to get these pics in the daylight.. Please tell me what you think and thanks for looking!





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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Looking real sharp mate! Like you noted, there could possibly be a little too much grey within the main section on the right hand panel. The beige coat next will knock out the grey surrounding it, but if needs be, you can always go back with a super fine brush and tighten things up within, with more silver. The next layer will give you a much better indication, but trust me mate, you are doing a superb job! Cant wait to see the next updates

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    I agree, there might be a tad too much grey in that section, but it looks good, with lots of fine details catching the eye. That's more important IMO. Just a caution with Humbrols - mix them well! I had to strip my left ear and redo it cos I didn't mix the paint well enough, and the paint didn't dry!

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    My rule of thumb with the humbrol tins : shake the tin well, then open it and stir well with a toothpick or the like. Replace thr lid, shake well again, then stir that dude again so its even consistency with no lumps. Sometimes the tins may have been sitting in the hobby shop for some time, so the double shake and stir generally does the trick! :-)

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Hey thanks again my friends! Yeah agreed on to much grey, will touch up laterz. Thanks for the heads up Dinky, I usually do as Jayvee does shaking and a good toothpick stir. I have to say I am enjoying both your builds atm guys! Very inspiring!

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    hobbit057 said: View Post
    Ahh come on dude!! There's no way!! Your armour/Boba is superb!!
    Yes way my friend Everyone here KNOWS that a paint job can make or break a set of armor and you definitely made my armor better

    But what you're doing on this helmet is jaw-dropping. Keep up the great work my friend!

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Well thank you very much Will! I am speechless! I really appreciate the kind words

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    Re: Hobbits ESB Bobamaker Paint Up!! :D

    Yep, that looks good... I was at that stage few months ago, and let me say that you are on a good start here! Gonna love seeing that bucket finished!

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