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    May 22, 2006, 1:57 PM - My First Attempt #1

    After lurking around here for ages I finally decided to give the ESB Boba Fett helmet a shot. I've done a few sets of stormtrooper armor in the past, but lets face it, there's not much of a painting challenge there. I got a Marrow_Sun 2 helmet a few months ago, and finally got around to getting it started...

    I cut out little eye holes to see how big it would look on me...


    Then I painted it "Nickle Shimmer".


    Next was the liquid masking.


    I painted the dome and cheeks.


    Next...


    Had a little fubar with the keyholes. The two paints didn't like each other.


    A black wash to dull down the colors, and there you have it.



    It was a lot of fun doing this, I'd like to thank everyone here for all the help. Now that I'm done I want to do another one. I'm thinking about a M_S 3...
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    May 22, 2006, 1:59 PM - Re: My First Attempt #2

    It looks great! You should be very proud of yourself!
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    May 22, 2006, 2:08 PM - Re: My First Attempt #3

    That's looking outstanding Great work. What paint type did you use to make it slick looking? Curious because mine is a bit coarse but then I haven't added a coat of semi-gloss and dull yet.
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    May 22, 2006, 2:39 PM - Re: My First Attempt #4

    Here's the spray paints I used...



    1. Tamiya Color - Olive Drab (mandibles)
    2. Just Enough - Burgundy (visor)
    3. Krylon Fusion - Nickle Shimmer (undercoat)
    4. Armor Coat -Grass Green (dome and cheeks)
    5. Krylon - Almond (back and rangefinder ear piece, mixed with below)
    6. Krylon - Bright Gold (rangefinder ear pieces, mixed with above)
    7. Painters Choice - Meadow Green (back) this is the only color I wasn't happy with.
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    May 22, 2006, 2:49 PM - Re: My First Attempt #5

    Besides the masking tape what did you use to mask the individual cat scratch etc on the helmet? I'm really impressed with your approach!
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    May 22, 2006, 3:42 PM - Re: My First Attempt #6

    Thats a killer paintjob more of a success than a attempt
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    May 22, 2006, 5:24 PM - Re: My First Attempt #7

    Yikes, I guess I screwed up it's a M_S 1 not 2. :o I got it directly from MS himself, through ebay. Awesome helmet to work with, quality all the way.
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    May 22, 2006, 5:35 PM - Re: My First Attempt #8

    Quote MacRory said:
    Besides the masking tape what did you use to mask the individual cat scratch etc on the helmet? I'm really impressed with your approach!
    I used AMBROID E Z MASK, I got it at a local hobby shop. It came in a little bottle, and the liquid is green in color. That's the green stuff in the third pic.
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    May 22, 2006, 6:49 PM - Re: My First Attempt #9

    Did you use a brush to apply the E Z Mask? I used Winsor & Newton's latex based liquid and I gunked up two of my brushes Have any similar experience or did that work pretty well?
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    May 22, 2006, 6:59 PM - Re: My First Attempt #10

    Yeppers, I brushed it on, I used a semi-cheap-o brush, but cleaned it every so often to stop the gooping.
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    May 22, 2006, 7:18 PM - Re: My First Attempt #11

    Nice stuff man!!!

    -Carson

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