Well, it's been quite a while since I've started a painting thread, but I'm happy to say that I'm back in the game so to speak.
I'm doing an ESB paintjob for our own Madmartigan (and how come Willow doesn't get as much love as it should? I love that movie! ) and this particular helmet has an interesting pedigree.
It's FP's 'prototype' FPH helmet. Pretty cool! I'll let Madmartigan explain how he came to possess this beautiful helmet if he chooses, but suffice to say it's an extremely high quality, sharp helmet, just like anything else Chris produces!
When I talk about FettPride or Madmartigan in this thread, I'll probably refer to them by their TDH names, cuz both of them are named Chris.
Anyhoo. . . I received Madmartigan's helmet today, and it arrived all the way over here in Korea in great shape. We had discussed prep issues before he sent it, and we agreed that he would do the prep work on the helmet. He trimmed the keyslots and visor, as well as installed T-nuts for installing the visor and MQ-1 insert. He also drilled the sides for the screws which mount the GORGEOUS metal ears!!! I had seen pics of these before, and a completed set that Spidey had painted for Jeremy Bulloch's helmet, but wow. . . these things are an amazing piece of workmanship! Now that several sets are available again, I would highly recommend them.
Here's a couple of shots of MM's helmet next to my own FPH.
I began this paintjob like I usually do; by masking and airbrushing some Polly S Concrete onto the back panels.
This is the only section of the helmet that I paint with a layered technique.
Tomorrow, I'll stencil on the outlines of the damage areas and airbrush the dark blue-green.
I also sprayed a base coat of Reefer Gray onto the left ear. This will serve as a 'primer' before I paint the green color.
Much more to come!