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My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

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    My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    First I would like to thank Rafal Fett for his wonderful stencils & terminal fettler for the Inspiration. To TDH..I love you guys!

    This is my first post here on TDH regarding my build.. I only had the courage to put it up while I was drunk!

    Now the helmet still needs the killstripes.. & I've decided to hand paint the dark purple & base metal on the visor/trim. I still have a TON of superdetailing to do.. So I hope it's up to par ;D

    Any comments & suggestions are welcome of course!















    Thanks for looking!

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    looking good mate...i was going to start painting mine today but rain so trimmed up all my armour instead

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    Very nice!

    Good looking bucket

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    your being pretty modest mate, I'm new on the boards, and haven't seen heaps of other buckets, but i think this stands up to the buckets that people get sent away for painting, really top effort!

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    Looks FANTASTIC!!!

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    Lovely work my friend, two big thumbs up! :-)

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    Wow, Thanks a lot guys! Really glad you liked it!

    I just thought i'd follow the stencils & work on it.. It's not a 100% accurate of course.. But it'll do!

    Affo$ thanks a lot! Your paint list really helped me out, as well as stormtrooperguys colors.

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    ThePhantom said: View Post
    looking good mate...i was going to start painting mine today but rain so trimmed up all my armour instead
    I Hate it when that happens to me! It's like it rains when I have a day off for painting! ;D

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    Now that is one crazy helmet! Altough it looks naked without that dark maroon (I don't see it dark purple) and the killstripes, you did an excellent job on this! Keep up the good work! You are awesome!

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    very nice for first time!

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    Wow! Sweet bucket. Mine is sitting here unpainted while I do the other armor first. BUt, this is very inspiring. Keep up the good work.

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    Rafal, I really don't know what to say, coming from a veteran fett It really means a lot!!!

    To F4R, thanks for the support & help since the first day of my endless inquiries!

    RF13- Thanks bro!! Enjoy building The Fett! It's a once in a lifetime experience! At least for the most of us ;D

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    Luis, be very proud of that paint job! It looks amazing!

    2 questions: Is that a Mystery Helmet? What color did you use for the dome? It looks great!

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    Thanks DV!

    I totally forgot to post the details for the bucket! Doh!

    First off its a Sgt Fang bucket I got from a friend a year ago.
    All the ear assemblies are from Asok in cold cast with the aluminum rf stalk.the rf was molded in clear resin.

    The paint on the dome is Rustoleum spruce green
    I tried using tamiya field green on a spare helmet & i have to say its a pretty close match.

    The visor red color is claret wine with tamiya german grey behind it to make the wine a bit darker. ;D I was really happy how on how the colors came out. Cant wait to finish the jetpack!

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    @RafalFett

    I printed out your stencils on tracing paper with the A4 setting & the stencils fit my bucket at about a 90% accuracy. I just had to extend a few patterns if the stencil didnt fit. But overall it was perfect!

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    Very nice!! I just purchased a Fang myself, so I hope it looks this good when I get it finished!

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    Wow Luis you did a great job and you should be very proud of it!!! You did a fantastic job and the fact that it is a rattle can job and it turned out that good is amazing. There has been so many times that a rattle can job just does not come out looking right but you my friend have killed it.

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    deadland said: View Post
    Wow Luis you did a great job and you should be very proud of it!!! You did a fantastic job and the fact that it is a rattle can job and it turned out that good is amazing. There has been so many times that a rattle can job just does not come out looking right but you my friend have killed it.
    Agreed I am shocked at how true and perfect the spruce green looks in these photos. Usually it is considerably darker.

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

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    @RafalFett

    I printed out your stencils on tracing paper with the A4 setting & the stencils fit my bucket at about a 90% accuracy. I just had to extend a few patterns if the stencil didnt fit. But overall it was perfect!
    I'm glad it served you well! As I said before, you did (and do) an amazing paint job.

    But there is something you (and everyone else) should know: I'm in the process of redoing the ESB stencils (and correcting others) from the ground. This is mostly because those stencils were the first I did and wasn't perfect. My goal is to do an in-time-of-filming state helmet stencils and except the dome, all the stencils are done. So, in a few days I will post the finished stencils.
    Last edited by RafalFett; Nov 28, 2011 at 1:11 AM.

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    deadland said: View Post
    Wow Luis you did a great job and you should be very proud of it!!! You did a fantastic job and the fact that it is a rattle can job and it turned out that good is amazing. There has been so many times that a rattle can job just does not come out looking right but you my friend have killed it.
    deadland are you from FISD as well? Thanks a lot bro.. The rattle cans are indeed very troublesome and difficult to use.. First I was really concerned about pooling.. The rustoleum brand I got had a x2 spray thickness & I was very apprehensive using it..

    I considered syphoning off the paint & loading it unto an airbrush.. But thought i'd test it out first.. when I got the feel of the spray can, I just used multiple layers of light misting.. The dome for example took me about 10 light layers.. as compared to three heavy ones.

    As for the color of the spray can, I can really see the likeness on the movie buckets, some might argue, but at least it's close. I just shot these photos with a 7.1MP point and shoot camera under the sun. As I look at the bucket now under my room light, it's darker. I guess it's really hard to accurately pinpoint paint used on the films as supposed to just photos.

    Agreed I am shocked at how true and perfect the spruce green looks in these photos. Usually it is considerably darker.
    Thanks DV! I'm really overwhelmed right now with all the positive posts! ;D

    Anyway here is a shot of the helmet dome with just the lighting in my room.



    I'm in the process of redoing the ESB stencils (and correcting others) from the ground.
    NOOooooooo!

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    Most of the changes are reffering to a more detailed scratch scheme, while portions were removed (especially the light gray and some fine scratches) or corrected. As I said, I redo it from zero, not because the actual stencils are not good, but because it's not perfect and for me it was easier (a complex operation described with too much ease) to do it all over again.

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    First time? HOLY ****!!!

    That is one awesome paintjob! Congrats! I also like the Rustoleum Spruce Green you used. I think I used that on my first helmet (Bradley Fett ABS helmet). I will look into that color when I repaint. Anyway... Great job!!!

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    clonecollector said: View Post
    First time? HOLY ****!!!

    That is one awesome paintjob! Congrats! I also like the Rustoleum Spruce Green you used. I think I used that on my first helmet (Bradley Fett ABS helmet). I will look into that color when I repaint. Anyway... Great job!!!
    Thanks a LOT clonecollector! another veteran fett post!

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    killer job keep up the good work

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    Re: My first WIP post.. ESB bucket! :D

    What do you guys think? The Rust Spruce green is a pretty close match out of the box right? Thanks to aff0$ paint list!

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