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    MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Well, that's my first "painting" thread I bought a few months ago a NICE cast of a modified MR Boba helmet. First I thought I was going to do it PP#3 style, but after I thought, 'If I'm going to do just one Fett costume, should I do a "seen on screen" one?' and then I said 'YES!'. I saw everyone was doing an ESB costume so I thougt a pure RotJ would be really nice. That's what I'm trying to achieve, a RotJ as seen on screen, not a MoM or a AoSW one, just a Hero RotJ as I think it should be (as seen in the Jabba the Hutt cave).

    I have been doing a research for the colours. Here I can only buy Humbrol colours so I will use some colours suggested by other members, and some I think are closer. Here is the list:

    RotJ Helmet Humbrol Colours List:

    Humbrol #88 - Green of Back Panels.

    Humbrol #77 - Blue/Green of Upper Cheeks.

    Humbrol #31 - Green on Dome and Cheeks.

    Humbrol #82 - Killstripes.

    Humbrol #67 - Dark Grey all over the Helmet.

    Humbrol #100 + Humbrol #73 - Red on Mandibles. 1:1 ratio.

    Humbrol #191 - Chrome Silver for Base Layer.
    Special thanks (like on TV ) go for Mojo-Fett, terminalfettler, evan4218 & micke.

    I took the pics really bad, with the light at the wrong side, and with the helmet with "sanded primer", next time I will take better pics, I'm sorry Well, no more words & here are some pics of the WIP:
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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Looks like a very nice cast to work on!!!!!

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Sweet bro! I'm very interested to see if you have mad skills with an airbrush. ROTJ version should be interesting!! I've had TF's 50 step ROTJ thread bookmarked for about a year so it is on my list as well!!!

    Kody

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Watching with interest, I have that exact helmet ear marked for a RotJ job too!

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Thank you for the coments! I still need to work on the rear vents. I will also sand the primer of the ear sides. Why? Because the RotJ helmet seems to have been painted with the ears on! Under the ears, the helmet is clean, with the gelcoat on the surface.

    Another thing you will notice is that I haven't done some scratches on the dome (2 on the top and 1 on the frontal visor area), that's beacuse I think they were add after the paintjob.

    BTW, I'm still searching the greeblies which go on the MQ-1 board. They look to be from a model. They also have a number on it, I can't remember it right now.

    I must receive my paints in a few weeks (2?).

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    Just to tell you that I haven't tried the red on mandibles, but I took some pics of the real colors under sun light, and I mixed both colors with photoshop at 50% each one (this has always worked for me, at least for now...). Here is a comparison, first red is the clean red (no weathering), the dark red is the same red but with weathering, and the under pic is the real RotJ under... It looks sun light, but could not be sun light...

    I think it will work well in the real life...
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    Good luck with the paint-up bro... I'm sure you'll do a fine job

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Hey Kaane... you gonna dremel in all the surface scratches etc?

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    I added them by hand, not Dremel. IMO it gives you more precision doing it by hand. If you look at pics #1, #2 & #5 you're seeing the scratches.

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    The red on the actual helmet appears very saturated, I would tend to go with the one on the left in your picture, you will probably find, depending on your base coat, that it appears different once you spray it on, you can then weather it more to deepen the colour if needed, I feel the one on the right is significantly darker, keep up the good work

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Hi HeadlessHunter, actually both are the same colour, the only diference is that the one on the right is weathered. The colour I'm going to use is the one on the left, I just did a comparison to show how could it be weathered

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    I have finished all the preparation work!!! Yeha!!! I have opened and sanded the rear vents, filled some little things, sanded the ears to show the gelcoat as with the real one, etc.

    I have also received my paints so maybe tomorrow, maybe next monday, I will do the silver base (I'm happy, see?)

    I haven't attached the ears because they're resin and I'm saving to buy some ali ears. Who knows, maybe tomorrow I change my mind and attach the resin ones...

    Here're the pics
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    sweet...... you've done a nice job on the prep bruv! Lovin all the detailed scratches......
    Keep up the good work.

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    I'm sorry because the flash (and the primer too) makes the scratches look soft and some of them look diferent of what they're.

    With the silver paint they should be more clear, I hope so...

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    nice looking lid. I just started mine so I'll be looking on taking notes

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Thank you bobshek

    Update. I have add the silver layer. I have used Humbrol Metallic Chrome Silver (#101) for it. My airbrush had some problems at first and I ended with some Jango Style Hands... They were cool BTW

    Here are the pics. I'm sorry, today is cloudy so I have had to use the flash
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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Anxious to see how it turns out! Good luck!

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    I like the surface detail. I'm excited to follow your progress. What type of airbrush are you using? Keep it coming!!

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    I'm using an atomizer, not an airbrush.

    Thank you for the comments!

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Coming along great bruv...
    You going fully layered?

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Yep, all is going to be done layered as the real one

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Hi there,

    Im just leading up to getting my bucket finished and ready for painting and am currently trying to sort out my paint list, your Humbrol colour list is a massive help as im in the uk and they're easier to get my hands on. I have one question about the Humbrol #31 - Green on Dome and Cheeks tho.... when i find it online, the picture next to it is grey and its labelled as Matt Dark Grey, is that right or am i being stupid??

    Probably the latter

    Mando301

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    It's called [FONT=arial,sans-serif]Matt Slate Grey[/FONT] and yes it's green

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Anymore Updates Kaane? pics...

    p.s. sent IM

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    Re: MR Cast - RotJ Version Paintjob

    Updates? Nah I have been sick for 2 weeks and the last four days I have been out of town so... no updates bud

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