Ill give it a spin, and reserve coment on my colour till then
Ill give it a spin, and reserve coment on my colour till then
Ill be honest i didnt really think the stell wool was a good idea,
Then i tryed it ,(well scotch brite green pad any way) and it makes a really nice difrentce ,
hey jint, if youre looking for actual fine steel wool in australia, i always get into my old mans supply, but i did see pretty decent sized bags of it the other day in a super cheap auto for about $10. im sure you may have it sussed already, but incase you dont, itll likely work even better than the scotch brite - been working a treat for me on both my gaunts and helmet. all the best brother..
Thanx JV , but yeah the scotch was what i had on the table at the time, (ive actually got some steel wool in there but --some were)
Sounds good, I've never tried scotchbrite, I know the 0000 wire wool is very fine and will polish and deepen the colour, I always use it on each layer when the paint has fully dried...
You need to compile together all the images of the process into one shorter pdf or something with notes in it from questions asked. This way people who want to print off or work from a guide without all the conversation of the forum, they can :)
And I thought the 'chit-chat' was the best part of this thread...:D
I have read every post in here :P I did enjoy it, but now I have read it all, I am after just the guide now I'm painting my helmet :P
I've written down all the steps, along with the other advice and small-talk that has to do with the paint, and plan to print them out. This will be my first try at airbrushing, so I'm a little nervous... But with your detailed step-by-step and pics to go with it, I am a little more confident that I can manage a decent result. So thank you so much for this thread! You rock :D
Doing my paint up now! *Takes deep breath*
So, TF you still willing to do another ESB paint up...in the coming months perhaps? Im seriously considering buying a new bucket. FP or GMH perhaps..and honestly your paintjobs are the best in my book. I want the metal ears as well so i dunno if those fit on the FP premium helmet.
that is freaking AMAZING work bro. I would love for you to do a paint job on my helmet.Totally awesome workmanship and alot of pride in that paint job. That's one lucky fellow to have the honors of you to do that for him.
Amazing job, just started my first bucket paint job, I'm following your steps but using spray cans, so is kind of a hybrid, one question, steel wool is the one you use to scrub dishes? or in which department of a store can I find it??...thanks again for your hard and talented work, but specially for sharing it with all the Fett community
Look for the steel wool in the paint or hardware section. The steel wool is graded with 0, 00, 000, 0000 the more "0" the finer grain it is. The steel wool in the paint or hardware section won't have any detergent or chemicals added to them.
Thanks a lot Mullreel, will look for it today....
Awesome paint job. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through this thread. It's nice to have such a detailed description ESP for someone new like myself. It really makes you appreciate all the hardwork that is put into bringing different aspects of the costume together.
Spot on Katzybugz, this was always my very favorite thread, and used it almost like a Bible for my ESB paint up. Garrett is indeed a champ!
What an amazing process to painting up the classic ESB paint job! I think that is just spot on! I love seeing this kinda of stuff come to life... :fettesb
Also not sure if TF still reads this thread but this made me laugh harder than anything else I have read in the forum thus far :)
TF frantically ironing his speedos...;)
Such an amazing thread. Amazing helmet
Ok...i decided to have a go at this myself! Just ordered all the humbrol paints (and some floquils) If mine comes out half this good, ill be very happy :) Thansk TF for the list and tutorial, im sure it will help tons!
Does anybody have a color list for an ESB using Floquil paints? I have the list of Humbrols, but I figured it would be easier with Floquil since I'm in the US.
so what was the fix for that Humbrol 73 wine?
it's just that when I do google Humbrol wine 73, it does look a little purple-pink
this is what i come up with in a quick google search:
also i see on his updated color list on the first post, he says
5. Mandibles and trim: grey 147, silver 11, grey 106, purple 73+104 (1:1), red 60, red 73.
Is that a mix?
but on his original step process the red 60 not there.
20. spray purple (73+104 approx. 2:3 ratio) onto mandibles and trim
21. remove silver/grey liquid mask on mandibles and trim
22. liquid mask silver, grey and purple areas on mandibles and trim
23. spray red 73 onto mandibles and trim
Just wondering where this red 60 goes and how
Hi, to answer your questions regarding the colour list:
Humbrol wine 73 can sometimes look a little pink, but nothing like the image from your google search! An important step that has to be done with this colour especially, is the buffing with 0000 wire wool. This will deepen the colour hue and avoid any pinkness, this only happened to me once and caused I think by poor spray gun application or mixture.
On the updated colour list, red 60 is there to pick up the bright red details that appear randomly around the mandibles and trim. To me red 60 appears as an additional layer below the red 73.
Hope this makes sense and good luck with your paint up...:thumbsup
As a new guy The thought of making up a paint job with the layered method was daunting to say the least, Before i read this thread i had no idea where to start, I dont think for one moment this will be an easy process but now i have the base to start, Thanks very much for spending the hours posting your method for this terminal fettler ,it will be a huge help, very very cool helmet by the way
Humbrol Paint list in numerical order(I believe)
11, 28, 32, 33, 34, 60, 62, 64, 73, 76, 78, 79, 82, 93, 96, 103, 104, 106, 147, 154, 159
Looks like I need to start taking notes! Great job on the bucket!! :D
Hello everybody, I´ve just finished painting my bucket following this thread and I got to say that though is pretty hard and involves many time, the results are just amazing!!!! My results are not so good as Tf´s but I´m pretty happy with them and in a few days I´ll be requesting my 501 approval.
This is a great tutorial and a must for anyone who tries to paint an ESB bucket!
Regards from Spain guys.
I plan on starting my ESB Boba soon. Book marked :)