That is 101% AWESOME!!
Great AOSW helmet!! I love how it looks with the grey before the green is layered on!
Thanks for the comments...I'd probably give this helmet about an 85% so far, looks like i need to start another and refine the technique more... basically the idea behind the paint up was just for me to nail the process, only problem is you learn something new every one you do, oh well...
Stunning!! looks awesome so far. can't wait to see the end result.
How about I mail to a helmet to paint for me, just so you hone in on your skills
Awesome paint job TF!
Just applied the 4th layer to the back!
Man, this is turning out killer! Terrific work, TF.
Hey G.. you appear to have spilled mustard all over the back of your lid?? send it to me and I'll clean it up for ya! it could take a few years tho...
Thanks SJ, that R/H panel needed re- doing in areas, it's a nightmare! next time no free hand, i'll be working to pencil lines! I'm looking forward to scratching through the layers around the rim on the back to achieve the finer details...and toning down the 'cream' slightly...
Hey TF..Question: Do you find that the paint, as the layers are applied, are getting thicker?(well DUH)..and the levels can be seen, is what mean? and it's not as flat as you would like?? ....I mean I can't tell either way from your pics, but I may try this method one day and since you're one of the first to document this method step by step just curious as to the over all look , "in person".
don't get me wrong TF and I both agree that this is how the real one was painted, but replicating it is a whole other ball game....that's why I'm glad he's doing it and not me....patience...and I have none.
What's the old saying: "It's like watching paint dry"....to me that's the key to this technique.
Great work TF...:thumbup
On most of the ref photos there aren't any real "noticable" raised layers or "Chipped" areas...but the end result seems as though that's the look he was going for.
Ah, ok! So then I guess in my opinion, noticeable depth is cool looking, and will add a little something extra to the look of it, when viewed up close.
Another question: If the last layer on top is clear gloss to seal it, will it take away from the noticeable depth?
Thank you guys, Spidey and tk7602, for that, and especially TF for the amazing reference found in this thread.
My answer to that would be: "Terminal Fettler what are your plans for that???" ..cause I want to know too..