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Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    Spideyfett said: View Post
    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".
    The layers tend to 'ramp up' around the liquid mask, as long as a sensible thickness of paint is applied ( i tend to go at least three layers, relatively heavy layers that is) then using 0000 wire wool blends these edges, not only are the paint levels evened but also the surface texture is uniformed to an almost satin sheen...

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    terminal fettler said: View Post
    The layers tend to 'ramp up' around the liquid mask, as long as a sensible thickness of paint is applied ( i tend to go at least three layers, relatively heavy layers that is) then using 0000 wire wool blends these edges, not only are the paint levels evened but also the surface texture is uniformed to an almost satin sheen...
    That is music to a painters ear!!! :thumbup..beautiful.

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    Spideyfett said: View Post
    That's the greatness of the ESB hero (IMO) that Joe Johnston painted.... he used this technique and yet acheived an almost flat finish.......that's the main reason I love the ESB over the ROTJ, not that they were painted different, I just feel the ESB hero is a peice of Art, and not a prop so much.

    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.
    You are so right Alex! The ESB hero has so much detail its almost unreal! And one reason i like the AOSW helmet condition is that you would think the additional damage was intentional to the paint job and not from mishandling/stunt use: more of a challenge to replicate as well!

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    Spideyfett said: View Post
    As TK7602 said, not to take away from TF's thread, but I'm not sure why you would put a "Gloss" on the finish? I think a standard coat of dullcoat should work... but I see your point though......
    My answer to that would be: "Terminal Fettler what are your plans for that???" ..cause I want to know too..
    There is absolutely no need to add another layer onto all the ones already there! Any unwanted gloss caused by 'wool buff' (for want of a better expression) will be lessened by weathering stages...

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    So you aren't going to put a final layer of sealant on top, to help protect it from more unwanted weathering caused by handling?

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    LostSonOfSparda said: View Post
    So you aren't going to put a final layer of sealant on top, to help protect it from more unwanted weathering caused by handling?
    Possibly after the weathering stages are applied, depending on if it's airbrushed or pastels; pastels then a clear coat obviously but all my previous paint ups have been airbrushed weathering so maybe no sealant...

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    Added the final layer to the back, possibly a smidge too green, i can hopefully deepen this tone with weathering. The wire wool rub down shows the colour below in places which works well, also started to add some of the finer scratches. Next onto the kill stripes...
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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    Really good paint job TF! BTW, check out your time stamp!

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    Absolutely Stunning...!
    Still need more practice??

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    I like the tone of the green back... as you stated, just some weathering and you're good to go.

    beautiful work.

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    awesome! eventually i hope mine look that good!!

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    How come I've never seen this thread before?? That is AWESOME work, TF!

    Uh oh...

    I'm beginning to waver from the topical to layered method...

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    im with batninja, how did i miss this?!
    AWESOME job on that TF!.......seriously one crazy layer paint up and it looks wonderful

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    This is turning out incredible! Hopefully my new MR looks half as nice when I start it!

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    Still think you need more practice...

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    WOW! This looks killer. Hope when i start a Boba it looks half as good. Good job!

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    .....The finished pictures will hafe to be turned upside down so they don't blow people's minds.

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    Just added the kill stripes, some powder burns to the dent and weathering around the rim. Detail in these areas was liquid masked to bring out certain colours...The final 4-5 kill stripes had a gloss coat added on top, the first 3-4 were attacked with wire wool to thin the colour down...
    I've also started to add the finer details; using the end of a self propelling pencil (?) pushing or dragging the hollow nib gives some great results!
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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    Wow, that is some fantastic work!

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    *Faint*

    G O R G E O U S ! !

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    Wow, the subtle powder burns around the dent look great!

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    You know what I'm gonna say bruv... :thumbup

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    superjedi said: View Post
    *Faint*

    G O R G E O U S ! !
    My thoughts exactly.... :thumbup

    I think you did it TF, you replicated an EXACT paint scheme from top to bottom....outstanding!!......wanna paint mine now?
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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    WOW!
    A months worth of patience and time, is all it takes guys. This is absolutely unreal!!!
    Just GORGEOUS!!!
    I love the finished product, just blown away.....

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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    WOW!!!
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