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  1. sleepalot's Avatar
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    Oct 23, 2012, 3:06 PM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #26

    Love those colors and very impressive for a first time. We could use more painters!
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    Oct 24, 2012, 10:27 AM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #27

    I think this helmet really reads well. Not many people attempt the Holiday special from what I've seen so it definitely adds to it's uniqueness. I like that you also did include kill stripes, the ESB yellow ear, and darken the cheeks on the helmet. This was a smart move in that the holiday special helmet doesn't have a lot of detail (most part for being a cartoon, thus needs to be redrawn countless times).

    One thing, if you ever decide to tweak it, the blue where there is no damage, looks awfully clean and bright for going towards the realistic look. This could be as easy as just scratching on some detail or painting a light dirt/grey color with a sponge around those areas to give it variance. But this is just being nit-picky.

    You should be proud bud! That is one stellar helmet!
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    Oct 24, 2012, 11:09 AM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #28

    Archaster777, Youre absolutely right. I contemplated an over all weathering of the helmet many times. If you look, you can see that I actually dirtied up the RF with some 'Earth' and 'Flat Brown' speckling and misting. I guess I still wanted to hang on to some of that cartoony aspect. I definitely appreciate the Nit Pickiness, its the only way we become better painter/replicators!!
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    Oct 24, 2012, 1:20 PM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #29

    Be careful when trying to implement both realism and cartoonish features into one object. It's sort of like mixing 2D animation and 3D animation into one film. It can work if done right but it can be very easy to make it seem wonky.

    However, you could always make the weathering more blocked in to make the weathering itself cartoonish as well if you still want that kind of flare but I feel your helmet will benefit from picking one or the other. My opinion would be to keep pushing the realism. It's looking so good. adding a base weathering will only push it further.

    Try using earth tones. the brown weathering blue with accentuate it making a nice pop in colors. If you have any specific questions let me know! I'm more of a 3D artist than a painter, but I took classes and have classmates who are painters I can ask tougher questions if need be!
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    Oct 25, 2012, 12:11 AM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #30

    That's a first time try at painting?!?! I'd buy one of those in a heartbeat, great work
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    Oct 25, 2012, 1:29 AM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #31

    Love the color on the helm. May I ask what colors were used on the dome specifically? It is more bluish/gray than the ESB Panzer Olivgrun.
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    Oct 25, 2012, 7:20 PM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #32

    Eric Dude holy cow man that is one fricking sweet lid man. You did an excellent job on the paint work and all the details I love the blues that you used and i will have to get those colors from you as I plan to do a custom paint up for my son and those colors just rock!!! Well done Bro.
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    Oct 25, 2012, 7:38 PM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #33

    INSANE looking bucket, it deserves an entire Holiday special set of armour to go with it...
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    Oct 25, 2012, 8:48 PM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #34

    Thank you guys again for the compliments.
    Rob, major respect for you, and the influence you provide with your paint skills.
  10. Major's Avatar
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    Oct 25, 2012, 10:10 PM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #35

    That looks amazing......
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    Oct 30, 2012, 12:32 AM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #36

    WOW!....This thing is gorgeous!!!!! Keep up the phenominal work man!!!! Thanks buddy...too kind!
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    Oct 30, 2012, 3:58 PM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #37

    Sorry I'm late to this party

    Brother ... that is nothing short of STUNNING !

    Easily likely the BEST signature detailing I've ever seen

    You're going to KILL an ESB


    I think this was terrific to see. I'd had the inclination to do this years ago and
    never got around to it as well lol

    There seems to be another angle no one has caught onto yet ...

    The over all bluish tinge to the entire helmet reminds me of the ESB
    hero helmet that Joe Johnston is holding in his arms taking a scotch
    bright pad to. Because of the old photo and it's color degradation, it
    appears bluish just like this. A little more red on those mandibles and
    it would be a dead ringer for that classic pic !

    Great Job man

    Chris
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    Oct 30, 2012, 4:15 PM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #38

    Never in a million years did I ever think I would ever get a response like that.
    All I can say is Thank You, Chris.
    I have a new helmet that will be finished in the next couple of days. Hopefully, I can maintain the standard.
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    Oct 31, 2012, 12:56 AM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #39

    This is just PHENOMINAL!!!!
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    Oct 31, 2012, 2:11 AM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #40

    Quote fettpride said: View Post
    The over all bluish tinge to the entire helmet reminds me of the ESB
    hero helmet that Joe Johnston is holding in his arms taking a scotch
    bright pad to. Because of the old photo and it's color degradation, it
    appears bluish just like this. A little more red on those mandibles and
    it would be a dead ringer for that classic pic !
    Chris
    That helmet is not the ESB Hero, it is the Pre-Pro #3 before the ears got painted.

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    Nov 4, 2012, 2:32 AM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #41

    All these years, I never noticed there was even a "spartan" feel to the helmet until I just saw that pic.
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    Nov 5, 2012, 5:31 PM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #42

    BRAVO !!!!

    Alfredo
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    May 18, 2013, 2:20 PM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #43

    I'm commenting on this because i think everyone should see this again
    it's just so good looking.
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    May 19, 2013, 12:08 AM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #44

    I would agree
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    May 19, 2013, 12:48 AM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #45

    Fantastic work! It'd be awesome to see a full armor set to go along with it.
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    May 20, 2013, 6:30 AM - Re: Holiday Special: Realistic Deluxe ESB #46

    Beautiful! Great detailing, and I absolutely love the Holiday Special colors... It's definitely a unique and stunning bucket. I really can't wait to see what you would do with an ESB standard. This makes me want to paint another helmet, it's just so dang inspirational. Great work!

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