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  1. May 1, 2008, 1:44 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #26

    These pics show the light grey, silver and dark grey details liquid masked, sprayed purple, then removed.
    Some areas of masking remain on to be removed after later layers. I'm going to revisit the heavily detailed areas for additional layering...
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  2. KaanE is offline KaanE
    May 1, 2008, 1:48 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #27

    I want to see it finished!

    Good work TF
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    May 1, 2008, 2:20 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #28

    i've got to get some of that purple stuff. my clear latex is so hard to see!
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    May 1, 2008, 2:43 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #29

    G - You do some bloody awesome work mate! :thumbup
    I'm gonna have to try this 'complete' layered type next time... 8)
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    May 1, 2008, 8:51 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #30

    I don't wanna highjack this thread but I received my cold-cast TF helmet today painted in ESB colors and I have to say TF's work is amazing!!! Simply put, it is the most stunning piece of art work I now own....

    Cheers Garrett!!
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    May 1, 2008, 9:17 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #31

    Brian, if you're unable to see the clear latex, just mix in some acrylic paint. It won't take much, but will tint it enough to be seen easily.
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    May 1, 2008, 10:00 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #32

    That helmet is looking really nice, keep up the good work.


    Robert
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    May 2, 2008, 2:30 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #33

    That looks awesome , I really love the second and third foto of post #26
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    May 2, 2008, 7:21 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #34

    Hey Garrett. I think there is something wrong with the lid you sold me, If you want you can just send me your lid as a replacement

    Only kidding, the helmet I have is the best Fett item i own and the one you are painting is outstanding. Well done mate, you are an inspiration to us all
  10. May 2, 2008, 10:18 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #35

    Ha! I'm not falling for that old chestnut! (what's your address Jon?)
    Just been applying the red to the mandibles and trim...and had a PINK scare! I put a couple of extra layers on and i think that did the trick...just have to wait 24 hours before i peel off the mask...
  11. May 2, 2008, 11:21 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #36

    O.K. Here's one of those rare instances where impatience is a virtue: removing the liquid mask after 1-2 hours is a lot easier than waiting 24 hrs! Gently rubbing over the surface with your finger actually smooths the painted surface as well as removing any liquid mask. My favorite detail so far is the first light grey colour which is just visible in the pics and blends into the silver perfectly but at the right angle stands out...
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    May 2, 2008, 11:43 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #37

    Just wow!
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    May 2, 2008, 12:01 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #38

    That is pretty!
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    May 2, 2008, 5:39 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #39

    TF is my HERO!!!....Dang bro....
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    May 3, 2008, 7:31 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #40

    That's just beautiful!!!!! I'm amazed!!!!
  16. May 3, 2008, 10:57 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #41

    Quote Spideyfett said: View Post
    TF is my HERO!!!....Dang bro....
    Does that mean i have to wear my 'Y' fronts over my trousers?
    Just applied the black to the upper cheeks, i'll leave for 24 hrs and then mask for the green on the dome and lower cheeks.
    Spideyfett gave me a good tip some time ago, i will buff the final painted surface with 0000 wire wool, this takes the texture away in some areas and seems to polish the suface deepening tones, giving it a slight sheen also...
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    May 3, 2008, 11:12 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #42

    Beutifull.....
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    May 3, 2008, 11:48 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #43

    The wire wool tip is great, I also use it in between coats, I find it helps bring everything together, looking fantastic!!
  19. KaanE is offline KaanE
    May 3, 2008, 1:05 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #44

    Can I touch the helmet? :o Good work TF!

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    May 3, 2008, 1:18 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #45

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    May 3, 2008, 10:02 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #46

    If only my ESB paint-up looks that good, I will be the happiest man alive. Beautiful, TF!
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    May 3, 2008, 11:22 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #47

    Impressive. Most Impressive.
  23. May 6, 2008, 2:05 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #48

    Just masked the silver and grey on the dome/lower cheeks. The whole helmet has been gently buffed with 0000 wire wool, gives the colours a nice sheen and reduces the raised edges between layers, also it exposes some real damage on certain edges. The red on the mandibles has really changed hew since i applied it, possibly the contrasting green and the buffing? The damage on the L/H lower mandible was done last after some of the green i use on the back was mixed with dark grey and applied...
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    May 6, 2008, 2:09 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #49

    Wow, there's a few less wrinkles in my pants, after looking at those latest pics.
    Fantastic paintjob!
  25. KaanE is offline KaanE
    May 6, 2008, 2:12 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #50

    I want that helmet You have made an incredible work on that bucket TF. If You don't like the helmet, you can send it to me (for 0$, I'm poor ).

    Only one word: PERFECT

    :thumbup

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