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My finished Antrock helmet...almost. Big pix.

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    Re: The not-so-ULTIMATE ESB Fett. *PICS*

    Just a practise helmet eh?? HHmmmmm ... pretty damn nice job for a practise.
    Can't wait to see when you get serious
    Nice work dude!!

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    Re: The not-so-ULTIMATE ESB Fett. *PICS*

    Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it for a first attempt. I laid some of the dark red down tonight (not pictured) and it's really coming together. I think.

    By dark red I mean what a lot of people call purple. But it doesn't look purple to me at all. More deep red so I mixed a little black in with my Tuscan red and it acheived the effect I was after.

    Now, if anyone could help me with the yellow bars. What I can't quite figure out how to do is to get the gradation from yellow to yellowy orange.

    How did anyone else achieve this effect?

    Cheers!
    TJ

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    Re: The not-so-ULTIMATE ESB Fett. *PICS*

    Looking good!!! I may just have to do an ESB helmet.....

    Lynn

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    Hey, we're pretty much at the same point of helmet completion. I should be done with mine within the next few days. Very nice, well-done paint job. However, I do think the back should be a bit more blue, that's my 2 cents.

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)


    hansoloway wrote:

    Hey, we're pretty much at the same point of helmet completion. I should be done with mine within the next few days. Very nice, well-done paint job. However, I do think the back should be a bit more blue, that's my 2 cents.
    You're 100% right. If you read back through the posts there you'll see I wasn't that happy with the back color and thought it should be darker and more blue. My next one will be.

    Thanks for the input!

    Cheers!
    TJ

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    Man, your helmet looks sweet!

    I'm thinking of getting one of those Testors paint sprayers, it turned out great on yours.

    My input - as mentioned, the back colour should be darker and bluer, and I also think it needs a light black misting to make it a bit dirtier.

  7. #57

    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    Magnificent helmet man!

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    Lookin' good dude!!


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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    I think it looks great, congratulations.

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    good show ol' bean
    very nice job

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    helmet looks killer man, I don't know what the fuss was all about. Looks maybe a bit too, uh, cookie-cutter? Very crisp, clean and bright. It doesn't have that real-world grunge feel. But I know you'll do it justice in the end. Just beat the hell out of it with misting, dusting and small scratches

    Looking better than my latest attempt,

    Phil

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    I was having one of those What-The-HELL-Have-I-Gotten-Myself-In-To??? moments yesterday.

    You know, the kind of day where the stark realization that you've only scratched the surface of your costume sinks in. That you have a long road ahead of you. That what you've accomplished so far is just the tip of the iceberg.

    The kind of day that you look back on with a lot of cliches.

    So thanks to all who've taken the time to post here and have put me back on track. You all rock!

    Phil, all the fuss was eliminated when I found the cheap paint sprayer. Also, this helmet is forgiving and that helps. I've screwed a few things up here and there and the helmet looks so beat up that any blemishes you have from a fixed up accident look intentional.

    Now, if anyone can give me dusting and misting tips I'd sure appreciate it. I've experimented with a few things (on containers and things, not on the actual helmet) that end up looking like I sprayed paint on them which isn't the effect I'm trying to achieve.

    Cheers!
    TJ

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    You can mist a mix of black and grey from a distance for weathering. I also use pastel powder for weathering all my scale models and it will work for the helmet too but remember to use a flat clear coat at the end so that the powder stays.
    Hope this helps.

    P.S. You can practice doing all this first to be sure of what you are doing before doing it on the actual helmet.

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    Cool, thanks! That helps a lot.

    Can you recommend a particular flat clear coat? I used one -- I don't remember what it was called -- when I converted a Kenner E11 blaster and it looked kind of spotty. No biggie for a blaster, but not cool for a Boba Fett helmet.

    Cheers!
    TJ

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    I love it so far! Great job!

    Robert

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    Testor's has a dull clear coat, but I have not used it.

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    Great paintjob, man Keep up the great work!
    -Mikael

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)


    micke wrote:

    Great paintjob, man Keep up the great work!
    -Mikael
    Oh wow, thanks!

    While I appreciate positive feedback from anyone, it's always great to get such comments from someone who's done such an amazing job himself.

    So thanks!

    Cheers!
    TJ

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)

    Great looking helmet!

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    Re: jeezycreezy's helmet painting progress (input welcome)


    jeezycreezy wrote:

    Now, if anyone can give me dusting and misting tips I'd sure appreciate it. I've experimented with a few things (on containers and things, not on the actual helmet) that end up looking like I sprayed paint on them which isn't the effect I'm trying to achieve.
    Cheers!
    TJ
    Still a great looking helmet!!

    When you "mist" your objective is to "just" tint the main color(s) to lighten or darken them.

    I use flat black and spray it about 8-12" or more, to just darken things up a bit. If you look at the helmet and the armor especially, you can tell it was misted black to darken things up a bit.
    Lynn

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    Re: My finished Antrock helmet...almost. Big pix.

    Two words.....Bad-F%#king-Ass.....errr...make that 3 words

    Bobo

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    Re: My finished Antrock helmet...almost. Big pix.

    Nice...I have one of Antrock's helmets too and they are the finest DP 95 based helmets I've ever seen.

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    Re: My finished Antrock helmet...almost. Big pix.

    After seeing yours I can't wait to get mine to start painting, excellent work there...


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