Gentlemen (and Ladies) I present to you my finished helmet.
Just thought I'd get some feedback one last time before I give it a final flat clear coat and move on to one of the dozens of other Fett projects I am chomping at the bit to get at!
Things I don't like: The back color sucks and the dent is too big. Some of the mandbile detail looks a little too brushed on than something that would have happened naturally.
Things I do like: Pretty much I am 99% happy with how it turned out. I didn't know I had it in me! I've learned from my mistakes and think I'll be 100% happy with my mystery helmet.
Some of the diry and scratches don't show up. Oh well. Trust me. It looks dirty as hell.
Thanks for looking.
A fellow member asked me about the colours I used and asked if I could list them all. For his benefit and for anyone else who might be curious, I added them to the helmet section of my little solipsistic web page (just click the helmet link):
I say it there and I'll say it here: These are just the colours I used. I'm happy with them. But you use them at your own risk.
Gettin' there, slowly; I still have a lot of detail work to do.
I added the kill bars (which look more orange IRL than here; I used a color called Equipment yellow which blends into a color called School Bus Yellow, which is an orangey yellow) and have done even more weathering.
The ears are just taped on for now. I did a quick and dirty visor in Photoshop 'cos it just plain looks better with a visor.
If I had it to do over I'd have made the dent smaller. But I'm not about to go back now, so it is what it is.
Any input and/or constructive criticism is welcome. Be as kind or cruel as you like -- I can take it.
Thanks for looking!
A big thank you goes to Rogue Studios for his research which led to the discovery of Panzer Oliver Green.
Again, this is just a practice helmet so I'm only trying for accuracy to a point. This is more about learning to paint so I do justice to my mystery helmet.
And here's the original post. I've come a long way in the past couple weeks.
I need help.
I spent much of the weekend working on painting the back of my helmet. The end result was disastrous. I was expecting it to look bad. But not this bad. Thank God for sandpaper and second chances.
Anyway, I've done searches which turned up nothing.
I spent an hour reading through old helmet posts looking for a painting tutorial. Nada.
There's many great tips, sure, but I just wondered if anyone has disseminated their methods into a tutorial with loads of pictures and explanations in excruciating detail for really paint challenged people such as myself.
I hope this is a case where some clever person comes along, tells me I haven't searched hard enough, and posts links to a dozen helmet painting tutorial threads.
Oh, and I've been to Obi-Wan's Boba Fett section. Their info on painting and weathering a helmet is useful, but it's not that helpful if you're going for screen accuracy. I want to know how to try to closely mimic the weathering on an ESB helmet, not a custom job.
Thanks in advance for anyone's help!