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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!

    Thanks for the kind words, the paint job is only 75% complete, still loads more damage to add and the R/H ear RF etc...

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    Had a fun day adding some AOSW damage!( what bank holiday weekends were designed for!) A good reason to keep all your old paint brushes, they're perfect for the scuff marks/damage as they're not as uniform as a good brush so give some random effects. By some fluke of lighting the AOSW ref pic in the background seems to match up quite well!
    At the end of this paint up i'll be posting a stage by stage list of paint/ techniques. Trust me when i say this but this paint job is not that difficult to achieve There is also an additional layer i forgot about, the white gel coat which i've exposed in some scratches using my SP pencil and around the bottom edge also...
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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    Outstanding! Really nice work!

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    I dont know what to say apart from wow 8)8)

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

    TF,
    Uh-oh! I see 1 small scratch that's off by .03 mm. Total rubbish. . . might as well smash it with a sledgehammer.




    Keeps looking better and better! Looking forward to seeing some overall pics once it's done.

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

    Hi TF,

    This is absolutely A M A Z I N G !
    The layered painting is really awesome!
    You have set the new standard for (layered) painting dude!

    In total awe I remain,
    Peter
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    Thanks Peter, i'll say again that once you've got the technique nailed ( i think there is still room for improvement ) and familiarize yourself with the details, its not that difficult to achieve. One of the hardest elements is taking your time (this helmet is 10 weeks and counting ) and re-checking your liquid masked areas before committing to paint, one reason i like the layered method; you can tweak the detail before the airbrush comes out...

  8. #108

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    I've just put some paint on the R/H ear parts, mostly used liquid mask but also picked/scratched down to silver and grey layers, even exposing the white gel coat in a few areas for some highlights, once the graphics go on i'll scratch through these for the finishing details...
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    thats shakalakling!.. awsome job on the helmet!...

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    Sorry if i'm boring anyone here but i'm nearly done with this helmet, i promise! Just re-masked the R/H top mandible area and added a purple and then red layer to pick up on the detail missed in the initial layer. Added a few more scratches through the layers to silver and dry brushed some dirt onto the top of the brow/around the ears and the smudges on the L/H mandible. The ear symbols were done with masking tape ( still need the full stops) and brush painted. I still need to add some detail within the dent and then its the final 3 colour mist and splatter! Then i'm done, still undecided on the crack repair and pen marks?
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    Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

    TF... Have you stolen the AoSW Boba Helmet?

    AWESOME Work!

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    bored? heh... i'm just looking at this to see what else i should be doing on mine!

    i'd say no to the crack/repair myself. everything else looks cool... that is just obvious mishandling of a prop.

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

    I still think you need more practice bruv... I'm just not seeing it?




    Sweet ***! (no, not you - the lid)
    I'd not go for the crack repair personally but It's your lid... and you have gone for the exhibit version after all?

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

    MAN!! This is a great paintjob
    Don't go for the crack repair and penmarks.
    It looks out of context.
    Just my 2c.:thumbup

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

    TF, What mask fluid have you used?

    THX

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    WOW... i still cant believe it.. can you say REPLICA!... you'd better be keeping this one.

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    KaanE said: View Post
    TF, What mask fluid have you used?

    THX
    I used Humbrol Maskol, i found this better to use than W and N. Its a little tricky on the silver where its difficult to see sometimes but perfect for the other colours where you can check the details underneath once it drys. I've also started using a silicone chisel brush 0 gauge and soft compound. Dosen't clog like a brush and you can get some really fine detail...

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

    And have you ever used Micromask? I have it, and I'm going to try with, but better if someone say how it is

    Cheers

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    KaanE said: View Post
    And have you ever used Micromask? I have it, and I'm going to try with, but better if someone say how it is

    Cheers
    I've never used that particular product, but would think it does the same thing?

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

    Awesome lid Garrett

    I'd say yes to the repair crack but no to the blue pen marks. You gotta have the repair crack

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

    Well, It's the same, a latex mask for paint, but maybe is better one or other.

    Thank you very much TF! And for the Silver paint base, what have you used?

    Awesome helmet TF!


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

    terminal fettler said: View Post
    I've also started using a silicone chisel brush 0 gauge and soft compound. Dosen't clog like a brush and you can get some really fine detail...
    Can you give any more info about this? Maybe a pic?
    I'm always looking for new and improved painting supplies.

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

    KaanE said: View Post
    Well, It's the same, a latex mask for paint, but maybe is better one or other.

    Thank you very much TF! And for the Silver paint base, what have you used?

    Awesome helmet TF!

    Humbrol Silver no.11 I found the metal cote promotes peeling if you're layering the paints although it looks great for topical painting. No.11 is a tad shinny but during the wire wool rubbing stages this fades to a dull sheen. The other thing is it's just right when it comes to picking off the additional layers for the scratch details...

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    terminal fettler said: View Post
    I've also started using a silicone chisel brush 0 gauge and soft compound. Dosen't clog like a brush and you can get some really fine detail...
    wow, great tip.

    i go through 3-4 brushes per layer when i'm painting... they get clogged to the point of uselessness, and then i toss them away.

  25. #125

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

    superjedi said: View Post
    Can you give any more info about this? Maybe a pic?
    I'm always looking for new and improved painting supplies.
    These are the tools: self propelling pencil with no led for the scratching; silicone paint brush thing O gauge chisel type (there are loads of different versions) and the stub of an old brush for the paint scuffs and shading here and there...
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