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  1. Fettist's Avatar
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    Nov 10, 2005, 7:38 PM - No turning back now (pic) #1

    Got my first bucket today and am excited as can be about painting it...

    Thanks DL

    K so im ready to paint it and have done a lot of research and am wondering if these links are the paints I need for my airbrush... And for an esb bucket!

    http://www.testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=1151

    http://www.testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=257

    http://www.testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=211

    Thanks TDH!
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    Nov 10, 2005, 7:52 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #2

    Yep, those are the paints, you need. Don't forget about the back of the helmet.
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    Nov 10, 2005, 8:06 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #3

    Those are it,except there are about a dozen more RS's list is on the top thread,but doesn't include testors order #'s. I can get them off my list. I might still have my original packing list with the info. on it....

    Steve

    EDIT: Crap,...don't have the list of #'s. Just make sure to get the entire ESB list from RS's thread..it'll cost a bit,but is the only way to get a screen accurate paintjob. The "Blue" that I spoke of for the rear of the helmet wash in my PM is called "Dunkelblau RLM 24" it is a Model Master paint #4773.
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  4. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Nov 11, 2005, 10:03 AM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #4

    Take your time...and Great Start!!
    Need any pointers just PM me...

    what kind of bucket is that again.??
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    Nov 11, 2005, 10:24 AM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #5

    Testors colors-

    * Panzer Olive Green (Cheeks and dome) F505113
    * Boxcar Red (mandibles) F414281
    * UP Armor Yellow (Verticle stripes) F414170
    * MILW Road Orange (Verticle stripes) F414152
    * SP Lark Dark Gray 'unsure' (Gray around scratches) F414182
    * Rust (various locations) F414323
    * Chrome (scratches) I think this was actually a color called bright silver but this works best.
    * Euro Dark green 'Unsure' back of helmet. 4729 (Model Master)
    * Panzer dark yellow (Rangefinder ear) if you do not have aluminum ears you will need to mix a silver with this to tone it down. F505111
    * RLM Green (Left ear) 'unsure' F505056
    * PRR Green (Inside cheeks) this is practically black. F414164
    * Rock Island Maroon (Red scratches on left ear). F414248
    * Light Gray (on left ear) any light gray will do. F505061

    I got the compressor fitting today for my airbrush, so I will be starting mine this weekend.
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    Nov 11, 2005, 11:45 AM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #6

    Quote Spideyfett said:
    Take your time...and Great Start!!
    Need any pointers just PM me...

    what kind of bucket is that again.??
    I totally suggest taking the advice of anything Alex has to say!



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    Nov 11, 2005, 4:58 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #7

    Alex is spideyfett? Those pics are amazing...
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    Nov 11, 2005, 5:12 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #8

    good luck...make sure and post some progress pics!!
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    Nov 11, 2005, 7:38 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #9

    Quote Fettist said:
    Alex is spideyfett? Those pics are amazing...
    One in the same! I can't say enough about this paintjob!
  10. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Nov 11, 2005, 8:41 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #10

    Quote Pavespawn said:
    One in the same! I can't say enough about this paintjob!
    ....:o ....
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    Nov 13, 2005, 10:57 AM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #11

    Man thats a nice paint job!
    One day, one day,i shall have one as nice:-)

    Quote Pavespawn said:
    I totally suggest taking the advice of anything Alex has to say!



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    Nov 16, 2005, 10:52 AM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #12

    Ok painting question...

    In the tutorial for the esb at starwarshelemts.com Steve the Swede says to,

    " Pic 4: The kill stripes been added. They were masked with air brush film and liquid latex. The color used was "Polly scale UP Armor yellow". Then the entire helmet was dusted with black pastel powder to make the colors "deeper". Some prefer washes but I've always loved to work with pastel. The kill stripes was also dusted with red pastel powder and they will receive a second dusting later on."

    I was wondering about the pastel powder to make the colors "deeper", I am going topical until I reach the back of the helmet (like the tutorial)...At what exact points do I apply dullcote?

    Thanks!
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    Nov 20, 2005, 11:30 AM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #13

    I am starting today but I have no idea what I am doing... I dont think I have enough paint, how much does it take to get the job done. IE: how much panzer olive green for the whole bucket???

    And I looked everywhere for a masking tutorial but I cant find anyone with a pic in the process of masking...I only see the finished product.
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    Nov 20, 2005, 12:46 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #14

    I belive i only used one can of Panzer olive green.. but that was just one coat. so atleast one can per coat... and i used thinner to dilute the paint for my paint brush as well..

    oh.. and i used Model Master paints.. but the cans should be about the same in volume..
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    Nov 20, 2005, 1:22 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #15

    Id like to do my helmet due to lack of cash. But every time I look at all the small details it just turns me away.lol Good luck brother
  16. cookiemongoloid is offline cookiemongoloid
    Nov 20, 2005, 4:16 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #16

    So did you guys use airbrushing, or what? What is the best painting technique for painting it? Spray paint? Airbrush? or hand paint?
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    Nov 20, 2005, 4:31 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #17

    OK so finally I had the time to paint a bit...It was frustrating at start but not too bad after the whining ended...
    I have pics of my fiance masking for me. That was harder looking than it really was...even though I didn't mask it. I will add those later if anyone wants them. They are in my other camera and it is dead right now...
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    Nov 20, 2005, 4:38 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #18

    Do I need another coat?
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    Nov 20, 2005, 5:18 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #19

    Looks fine.....it's too hard to tell from the pics whether you need another coat. I'd advise two just to be sure.

    I'd also advise using some model masking tape from here forward. It cuts and bends MUCH better than household masking,which you're going to need for the inner cheeks and mandibles. It usually comes in 1/2,1/4,1/16 inch increments. I use a brand called "Pactra"....it can be found at www.towerhobbies.com which is an R/C site,but has plenty of other stuff. I believe Testors has plenty of their own mask,however I've just become used to "Pactra".

    Once you mask the outline of the area to not be painted with the modelling mask you can go in with regular household mask to do the rest....just overlap onto the model mask....NOT the tan stuf as it's too sticky....I'd advise 3M painters Blue tape in medium tack.

    Looks good so far

    Steve
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    Nov 20, 2005, 5:36 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #20

    Looks good so far.
    A second coat of paint couldn't hurt.
    I also agree with DL44 on the tape suggestion. It also helps if you stick the tape on a solid surface first before putting it on the helmet. It helps reduce the chance of the previous layer of paint peeling up with the tape.

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    Nov 20, 2005, 6:53 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #21

    I almost forgot....now is a good time to Dullcote after your second coat....you don't have to all over,so as not to waste it,just around the areas you are going to mask again...this will prevent peeling.


    Steve
  22. cookiemongoloid is offline cookiemongoloid
    Nov 20, 2005, 6:59 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #22

    Wait, so did you airbrush this green on?
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    Nov 20, 2005, 7:14 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #23

    Yes...it was airbrushed. It just looks a bit dark to me.

    Im wondering if there is a way to lighten it or should I restart with a white priming? I never understood the importance of that white priming...still don't.

    I got the pactra at a local hobby store... Thanks DL
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    Nov 20, 2005, 8:38 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #24

    Looks just fine to me, id leave it as is. And on that note I just spent mad cash and bought the paint to do my own helmet. Going to give it a try this time.
    Where do you get the ear stickers from?
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    Nov 20, 2005, 11:45 PM - Re: No turning back now (pic) #25

    Ok we shall see it when im done...

    Ive decided to continue...

    I used boxcar red mixed with some bright red like steve the swede said to...
    BTW: that pactra worked like a charm...
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