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  1. Jango_Fett_Jr's Avatar
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    Apr 14, 2006, 2:56 AM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #51

    Yikes, I didn't realize it had been so long!
    Here's a little update, finally found some time to finish up the right side. Just when I thought I had it, I realized I had to go back and fix up a few spots. And I guarentee I'll be going back to touch up some more!
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    Sorry they're a little dark, I'll save the decent photos for when I'm finished, whenever that will be.
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    Apr 14, 2006, 8:06 AM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #52

    Awesome stuff JFJ, youve got to bring this helmet to COSI so I can check it out in person, I thought your helmet at CIII rocked and this is even better. Hopefully I can steal some of your helmet painting juju.
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    Apr 14, 2006, 10:51 AM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #53

    Yes..bring to the COSI you must... I'll bring the bib.
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    Apr 14, 2006, 11:26 AM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #54

    Wow looking great.
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    Apr 14, 2006, 12:26 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #55

    Where in Canada did you find the right paints????

    I am planning on taking some pics to Michael's and winging it with acrylics.


    Looks GREAT BTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Apr 14, 2006, 2:57 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #56

    SO are you doing the "MASTER MR Fett helmet" or is RS????? ..
    (that was a compliment.)

    So glad to see you taking your time with this....
    Should be one of the best when it's done.

    alex.
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    Apr 14, 2006, 3:55 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #57

    Thanks for the kind words guys I will bring it to COSI for sure, I hope to have it done by then actually once things slow down for me. I'm taking my time, but I never realized how long I've been dragging this out!

    Finding the right paints was pretty tricky, but I was able to find most of them at my local hobby shop. Anything I couldn't find I got my friend to scour some shops in Toronto for, and luckily he found the rest. Your best bet is hobby shops, you never know which ones will have them and which ones won't.
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    Apr 14, 2006, 4:03 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #58

    Incredible!!! thats shaping up to be one of the best buckets I've ever seen!!! Just Awesome. Really had to take a big chunck out ot the ear area for your servo huh???
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    Apr 14, 2006, 4:04 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #59

    I called our local hobby shop and they DO carry a full line of Floquil and few Model Master..so I'm heading there after work!!!

    yahoo!

    Now I know why a painted helmet costs more....$75 in paints. I found most of the colors....I'll have to improvise for a couple...
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    Apr 21, 2006, 8:40 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #60

    Your doing an awesome job on this fine bucket.
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    Apr 21, 2006, 9:40 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #61

    Nice work!
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    Apr 23, 2006, 3:53 AM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #62

    Can't sleep? Paint!
    I decided to take a break from the mandibles and finish up one of the earpieces over the last couple days. These are Marrow Sun's cold-cast ears, they come to you a flat grey but after some wetsanding and Mothers Mag & Aluminum polish they have a pretty nice aluminum finish. Here are the right ones, before the final weathering with all the specks of brown and grey and such:
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    Airbrushed the main colour on, and did all the grey by hand. Great thing about the cold-cast ears is you can just scrape the silver with a thumbtack and there's no ugly white resin underneath! I cut out the black "U" and white "J" on some electrical tape and did that with spraypaint, since the real thing isn't a decal. I did the same for the triangle shape and bars. The "OT" symbol I just did by hand. I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out.

    Just a reminder, if you go by RS' colour list and use Earth for this ear, make sure you get the enamel version. I picked up the acrylic first and it turned out too reddish. The enamel looks much better.

    I should have the left one done sometime this week, it's final exam time so unfortunately I have other things cutting into my important painting time
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    Apr 23, 2006, 7:34 AM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #63

    wow! nice job!
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    Apr 23, 2006, 7:49 AM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #64

    UNREAL BRO, simply unreal....
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    Apr 23, 2006, 10:44 AM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #65

    Nice,..
    Love the "Circle T"..
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    Apr 23, 2006, 11:23 AM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #66

    That is coming along great. The weathering looks phenomenal. Did you use a masking agent and id so, how fine of a paint brush did you use to apply it? Very nice work indeed.

    Wes
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    Apr 23, 2006, 11:35 AM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #67

    I allways thought that the earpeice was like a titanium gold for the most part.I could be wrong but it looks great either way. KEEP IT UP!
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    Apr 23, 2006, 12:23 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #68

    Nope, everyone always used to paint it gold or yellow or some variation of that. Earth is basically a tan colour, and once you see it next to the rest of the helmet looks perfect. Again, kudos to Lee for getting that colour.

    Wes, I used a liquid mask on the bottom piece, but I realized I didn't need to since the ears are aluminum colour so I could just scratch it off. I painted the SP Lark Dark Grey on top using the smallest brush I could find...it says "10/0" on the side, if that means anything.

    Thanks for the compliments dudes
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    Apr 23, 2006, 2:00 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #69

    Question: the Black and white on the RF EAR cap.....Painted?? or a Decal??
    Cause it looks great!!
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    Apr 23, 2006, 3:23 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #70

    That's painted, since the real thing definitely looks painted. I lined some strips of overlapping electrical tape on top of a piece of styrene, then on top of that I printed out and taped this stencil I made:
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    That should be sized just right for one MS' slim earcaps.
    Printed it out 3 times; the U, the J, and the stripes. Cut it out with an exacto-knife, instant stencil. Nothing too tricky. this is how I did the stripes too, just did the weathering with a thumbtack when the paint was still drying. I can take some pics when I do the left earpiece.
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    Apr 23, 2006, 3:39 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #71

    Quote Jango_Fett_Jr said:
    That's painted, since the real thing definitely looks painted. I lined some strips of overlapping electrical tape on top of a piece of styrene, then on top of that I printed out and taped this stencil I made:
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    That should be sized just right for one MS' slim earcaps.
    Printed it out 3 times; the U, the J, and the stripes. Cut it out with an exacto-knife, instant stencil. Nothing too tricky. this is how I did the stripes too, just did the weathering with a thumbtack when the paint was still drying. I can take some pics when I do the left earpiece.
    THAT'S GENIUS!!....
    Can't wait to see the finished product!!!:thumbup
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    Apr 23, 2006, 5:35 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #72

    Took a study break and threw the killstripes on there:
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    Here's the template I made and used. I had to cut it up in a few spots to get it to match the curve, but I didn't do it on the drawing. I just cut it up every 3 or 4 stripes.

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    I had some troubles with paint peeling, so to not risk any more I just printed this out on paper, cut it out, taped it on the two outer edges, and coated the underside of the stencil with liquid latex. That helped my stencil stick flat so there was no underspray, and it didn't peel my paint Give it a shot if you are having that problem. Otherwise, trace it out on electrical tape and it should work nicely. I'm kind of annoyed that I layered it on so thick, since I noticed on the real helmet the killstripes are pretty thin so you can sorta see the green underneath, but I'll probably be the only one complaining
  23. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Apr 23, 2006, 5:39 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #73

    AWESOME ...Thanks for sharing these bro....(right click, save)
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    Apr 23, 2006, 8:44 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #74

    DUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!!!!!!!!
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    Apr 24, 2006, 2:49 PM - Re: My ESB helmet progress #75

    Quote webchief said:
    DUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!!!!!!!!
    Yeah....what he said!!!!!!!!

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