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  1. superjedi's Avatar
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    Jun 9, 2008, 6:23 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #126

    Thanks! Very interesting. I'll have to try to find one of those and experiment with it.
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    Jun 10, 2008, 9:01 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #127

    I begin to cry for happiness when I see your paint job here! Your sure this is not the real lid... For me it's a clone work !!!
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    Jun 10, 2008, 9:57 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #128

    My eyes my eyes
    awww what a DETAIL!

    you are a true artist

    Ruben
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    Jun 10, 2008, 1:49 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #129

    Quote terminal fettler said: View Post
    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...
    It is some-what self explanitory but could you elaborate a bit more on the techiniques you achive with each tool. I'm a bit of a newbie at this and weathering is my downfall. Looks awsome though. I wish my talents were that fine!
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    Jun 11, 2008, 8:32 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #130

    Hey, I just popped in here and for some reason never posted on this thread. But I wanted say what a nice job you did on this helmet.

    Lee
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    Jun 11, 2008, 12:41 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #131

    Looks great bro. You use the exact same mechanical pencil that I do. I know exactly what TK7602 is saying about the brush clogging. I had this as well when I was using this stuff called Maskoid. It worked well, but ate brushes like crazy. I just bought W&N pretty cheap at my local art store, kind of a new find for me. It works even better than the old stuff, and rinses very clean from my brushes after use. I can use them over and over again.
  7. Jun 11, 2008, 2:00 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #132

    Quote Rogue Studios said: View Post
    Hey, I just popped in here and for some reason never posted on this thread. But I wanted say what a nice job you did on this helmet.

    Lee
    Cheers Lee, that's praise indeed coming from the master of Fett helmet painting...
  8. Jun 11, 2008, 2:13 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #133

    Quote AncientFett said: View Post
    It is some-what self explanitory but could you elaborate a bit more on the techiniques you achive with each tool. I'm a bit of a newbie at this and weathering is my downfall. Looks awsome though. I wish my talents were that fine!
    Its very simple really, the silicone brush is for applying the Humbrol maskol. Take the dome for example:
    Spray the helmet silver, mask the silver damaged, spray the helmet grey. Remove the silver mask. Mask the silver and grey damage, spray the helmet green. Remove the silver and grey mask. The propelling pencil is for the fine detail scratches, pushing through the dry paint leaves a fine chipped scratch, dragging on its edge sideways a crack like mark, doing this on recently painted surfaces has different effects; endless possibilities with a basic tool. Depending on how hard you press will determine which layer you expose!
    The stub of the brush tool i used has virtually no hair but makes some great marks; just experiment with what you have to hand, i hope this helps?
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    Jun 12, 2008, 3:09 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #134

    That's a brilliant tip using the silicone brush for the masking fluid. I've thrown out several bristle brushes because of the mask already. I'll have to pick one of these bad boys up! I never even heard of them until now.
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    Jul 5, 2008, 6:31 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #135

    in the middle of painting my lid up, help from other members suggested i take a look at your lid for colours, i can't believe the amount of detail and time you have put into this, but it was more than worth it. can't see anyone doing anything better than this, just perfect, congratulations
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    Jul 22, 2008, 11:21 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #136

    WOW! I just stumbled onto this thread. Great looking bucket!
    Darren
  12. Dec 6, 2008, 1:25 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #137

    Finally got round to finishing this helmet, here's what i used and the order i painted it, pics to follow:

    ESB 100% layered Humbrol colour list:

    1. white primer
    2. off white base coat 147
    3. buff gently with 0000 wire wool
    4. mask entire helmet except L/H ear
    5. spray red 60 on L/H ear
    6. liquid mask red damage on L/H ear
    7. spray grey 28 on L/H ear
    8. remove red liquid mask
    9. liquid mask red and grey damage on L/H ear
    10. mix greens 78+159, then spray on L/H ear
    11. remove all masking from helmet
    12. mask L/H ear
    13. liquid mask off white on helmet as per ref pics
    14. spray silver 11onto helmet
    15. Liquid mask silver and off white damage all over helmet
    16. spray grey 79 all over helmet, spray grey 140 onto mandibles and trim to lighten slightly
    17. remove liquid mask, lightly buff with 000 wire wool
    18. masking tape whole helmet except mandibles/trim
    19. Liquid mask silver and grey areas on mandibles/trim
    20. spray purple (73+104 approx. 2:3 ratio) onto mandibles and trim
    21. remove silver/grey liquid mask on mandibles and trim
    22. liquid mask silver, grey and purple areas on mandibles and trim
    23. spray red 73 onto mandibles and trim
    24. remove liquid mask on mandibles and trim, lightly buff with 0000 wire wool
    25. mask mandibles and trim
    26. liquid mask silver and grey on upper cheeks then spray black 33.
    27. remove mask on dome and lower cheeks then mask upper cheeks
    28. liquid mask silver and grey damage on dome and lower cheeks
    29. spray green 78 on dome and lower cheeks, lightly buff with 0000 wire wool, mask helmet except back panels
    30. liquid mask silver and grey on back panels, spray beige, 28+103
    31. remove liquid mask on back panels
    32. mask silver, grey and beige on back panels ,spray green ,76+96
    33. remove liquid mask from back panels
    34. mask kill stripes (tape and liquid), 154 fade to 82
    35. dent powder burn, 33+72 and a bit of 62
    also around edge of back and lower cheeks, very lightly
    36. liquid mask detail on R/H ear spray sand 93
    37. scuff marks between dent and kill stripes satin black 85, use old fine brush cut to a stump
    38. masking tape and liquid mask R/H ear decal, spray white 34
    39. masking tape white arc on R/H ear decal, spray satin black 85
    40. brighter red detail on R/H upper mandible area masked off seperately red 60 darkened slightly with red 73
    41. grime in arrows, around ears and on top of mandible/ dome join, 93 mixed thin with white spirit
    42. yellow glue blobs on back and side of dome, windsor and newton ink sunshine yellow, apply in layers with silicone brush
    43. spray brown 62 fine/coarse splatter on R/H side of helmet and R/H ear and splatter beige 103 onto mandibles as per reference pics
    44. hand cut ear decals from masking tape, apply satin black 85 with silicone brush
    45. seal entire helmet with 3-4 thin coats of satin cote
    46. have a cup of tea and admire your work...
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    Dec 6, 2008, 1:40 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #138

    A MA Z I N G ! ! ! !
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    Dec 6, 2008, 2:02 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #139

    I think the term DOGS BOLLOCKS is relevant here. Truly wonderful paint job a work of art indeed.
  15. Dec 6, 2008, 2:57 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #140

    O.K. here's the finished paint job. The borden is cold cast brass, looks more metallic in non-flash lighting, the gel coat on this helmet was white and you can see this in certain scratches through the paint layers...
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    Dec 6, 2008, 3:52 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #141

    Spectacular reproduction and an amazing show of layered technique, that list is incredible.
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    Dec 7, 2008, 9:31 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #142

    Still room for improvement... naw, just kidding mate. Helmet looks stellar!!! I can notice some small improvements over mine and everyone thinks that I stole the helmet from Lucas so that says a lot about your work. Best feature of my costume and I firmly believe whatever I do, I will never top that helmet off. Keep up the amazing work Garrett!

    Oh, and your list looks awesome! I guess I'll just have to try and paint myself a bucket.. I already have one of your helmet as reference LOL
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    Dec 7, 2008, 9:39 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #143

    Garrett. . . wow!
    Just beautiful work. I love incorporating those 'grease stains' on the back of the helmet.
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    Dec 7, 2008, 10:24 AM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #144

    wow , very nice work , one the nicest paint jobs i have ever seen if not the nicest. outstanding!

    i am repainting my helmet as we speak and i hope it comes out half as good as yours.
    i am using the MR photo shoot of the ESB bucket for reference from the THD boba reference CD , what pics did you use?
  20. Dec 7, 2008, 1:57 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #145

    The AOSW pics courtesy of Brak's Buddy are the best for detailed reference IMO...
    Simon Fett, unfortunately there's always room for improvement, i'll be starting another ESB next year and learning from my mistakes...
    Cheers Eric!
    Last edited by terminal fettler; Dec 7, 2008 at 2:04 PM.
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    Dec 7, 2008, 2:03 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #146

    Probably one if not the best ESB paint jobs I have ever seen G... 8)
    :thumbup
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    Dec 8, 2008, 2:36 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #147

    Absolutely fantastic! Wanna trade buckets?
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    Dec 8, 2008, 3:03 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #148

    The helemt looks nice.....is there a step by step of how to paint with the stensils?
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    Dec 10, 2008, 3:28 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #149

    there should be laws against being this good
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    Dec 18, 2008, 1:57 PM - Re: Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up! #150

    one of the finest paint jobs ive ever seen!!!!!!!!

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