Wow nice work
Looking sweet brother..Any new pics?
the colors look really good.
THAT is looking SWEET, my friend!
Keep up the good work.
Is that straight boxcar red? If so, it turned out much more red than mine. I even added bright red to mine, and your's still looks a little more red. Hmm.. that Boxcar Red is real strange
Looks Great so far...
Maybe it is your new camera, cause that's the first box car red application that I've seen to look that saturated too.....???... ..hmm?
Hmm yeah maybe the lighting. Also, with the scratches, makes everything just look right
That's better. Forget the school work and keep busy with the helmet.
Nice to see you finally have your priorities straight.
Looks great man.
Great work! hope mine looks as good.........
Lookin' great, now tahe the helmet outside for the next pics....you need more light.
Nice!!!!!!!!! Really lookin good bud
I must have had my head in a hole the last few months. How did I miss this thread?
Great work JFJ. Your paint job looks fantastic so far.
I noticed you havn't painted the "yellow" on the back of the helmet. I know I still owe you some input on color choices, and I think I found a color that will work good. I am going to try to put together a comparision of the various colors I tried out, and post it in the helmet painting thead. I hope it's not to late to help out.
Thanks! I will get to that in a while, but I'm actually leaning towards using Earth, same as on the ear. From what I can tell by photos with the two areas in the same shot, they both look very similar. I'll watch for your comparison though for sure
By the way that right earpiece is a bit of a mess, but that will be fixed up when I get the cold-cast aluminum earpieces to replace them. That curve I cut out is for the rangfinder wires, which I'm making run down the stalk and through that hole as the original helmets with lights had. It's a little messy on this one, but I'll make sure to do a better job when I get the new one in.
DUDE!!! ....I love to see stuff in natural light..
that looks AWESOME BRO!!:thumbup :thumbup ..
Wow, that looks killer, really inspiring stuff keep it up. I still cant decide which way to go on the back of my M_S regarding colour, is that just Euro Dark Green or did you add any blue to it at all? Looks great!!
Now it's REALLY starting to take shape and develop some character. I don't envy you one bit though...this time last year I was knee deep in and ESB Fett helmet myself The back was a bear
HH, I used the Euro Dark Green but did a very light misting of Dunkelblau, which is why it likes to change colour in most photos between the two.
This is so true of mine also. I airbrushed on the Dunkelblau and then sponged on the Euro Dark Green in a wash...then went back and forth sponging the blue over again and again with green...and again with flat black.Jango_Fett_Jr said:
It gives a real nice 3dimensional look in person. In photo's it can go either way with more blue or more green showing up depending on lighting.
I'm taking it a lot slower than I expected, but I'm finally had a bit of time to work on this side of the mandibles.
This side is close to finished, still a wee bit of work to do on it, I just wanted to give an example of the differences I picked up between the ESB helmet as it appears on screen and how it appears in the exhibits (camera angle and lighting obviously distorts it).
L-R: AOSW, ESB, ESB, JFJ
They're just little scratches here and there, but it's with these little details that I hope to have an "ESB accurate" helmet
Looks great JFJ! I too went for the on screen ESB look. I'm certain that the silver scratches have dulled a bit from being handled over the past 25+ years. I also opted not to do the crack/repair on my own ESB.
Taking a long time is critical IMHO to getting a helmet to ones own satisfaction. Take your time and enjoy the process,....no matter how mind numbing it can be When you look back,you'll wonder how you ever got through it.
WOW! Great work so far JFJ.