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  1. Feb 6, 2009, 10:12 AM - One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #1

    Tweaked colour list: (20/5/10)
    1. L/H ear: red 60, grey 28+64 (1:1), green 159+78 (1:1) weathering splatter brown 93 on front surface. Ear decal white 34.
    2. R/H ear: silver 11, grey 79, sand 94
    3. Back panels grey 147, silver 11, grey 106, beige 28 ( mist with beige 103 ), green 76+96 (1:1) weather green with wire wool as per ref pics and light shading with dark grey 32.
    4. Dome and lower cheeks grey 147, silver 11, grey 79 and green 78.
    5. Mandibles and trim: grey 147, silver 11, grey 106, purple 73+104 (1:1), red 60, red 73.
    6. weathering with brown 93 around trim and arrows, shading with grey 32 along edge of lower cheeks.
    7. splatters with brown 62, beige 103, grey 79.
    8. scuffs brown and white caran dache pencil.
    9. scuffs by kill stripes layer with black 33 and brown 62 with white spirit.

    I thought i would document the process again as i try to improve on the last one. I've planned a couple of tweaks to the techniques and colours. The helmet has a white gel coat which will be scratched back to in certain areas, a thin grey primer coat and the first layer, the light grey Humbrol 147, which is actually blue/green/grey...

    1. thin coat of grey primer
    2. light grey base coat 147

    tip: reference pictures used from 'Boba Fett at the Art of Star Wars Exhibit', courtesy of TDH...
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    Feb 6, 2009, 10:37 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #2

    you just do this to tempt me into doing something that will result in my divorce!

    lol cant wait G

    Nate
  3. Feb 6, 2009, 10:43 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #3

    Quote Heatshock said: View Post
    you just do this to tempt me into doing something that will result in my divorce!

    lol cant wait G

    Nate
    I know where you're coming from Nate
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    Feb 6, 2009, 11:08 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #4

    Folks, take notes...cause it doesn't get any better than this.
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    Feb 6, 2009, 11:40 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #5

    I will be keeping my eye on this Garrett your work is always outstanding!!!!
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    Feb 6, 2009, 12:43 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #6

    Same here ... and now that I have one of your outstanding helmets ... I have to watch the progress ...

    I just need the list of colors (humbrol) you use for your helmet ... (ESB) ... :-)

    Would you be so kind to post a list of your colors for the helmet?

    Thanks my friend!

    Manuel
  7. Feb 6, 2009, 1:13 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #7

    Hi Manuel, here's the colour list from the previous paint job:

    ESB 100% layered Humbrol colour list:

    1. white primer
    2. off white base coat 147
    3. buff gently with 0000 wire wool
    4. mask entire helmet except L/H ear
    5. spray red 60 on L/H ear
    6. liquid mask red damage on L/H ear
    7. spray grey 28 on L/H ear
    8. remove red liquid mask
    9. liquid mask red and grey damage on L/H ear
    10. mix greens 78+159, then spray on L/H ear
    11. remove all masking from helmet
    12. mask L/H ear
    13. liquid mask off white on helmet as per ref pics
    14. spray silver 11onto helmet
    15. Liquid mask silver and off white damage all over helmet
    16. spray grey 79 all over helmet, spray grey 140 onto mandibles and trim to lighten slightly
    17. remove liquid mask, lightly buff with 000 wire wool
    18. masking tape whole helmet except mandibles/trim
    19. Liquid mask silver and grey areas on mandibles/trim
    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
    24. remove liquid mask on mandibles and trim, lightly buff with 0000 wire wool
    25. mask mandibles and trim
    26. liquid mask silver and grey on upper cheeks then spray black 33.
    27. remove mask on dome and lower cheeks then mask upper cheeks
    28. liquid mask silver and grey damage on dome and lower cheeks
    29. spray green 78 on dome and lower cheeks, lightly buff with 0000 wire wool, mask helmet except back panels
    30. liquid mask silver and grey on back panels, spray beige, 28+103
    31. remove liquid mask on back panels
    32. mask silver, grey and beige on back panels ,spray green ,76+96
    33. remove liquid mask from back panels
    34. mask kill stripes (tape and liquid), 154 fade to 82
    35. dent powder burn, 33+72 and a bit of 62
    also around edge of back and lower cheeks, very lightly
    36. liquid mask detail on R/H ear spray sand 93
    37. scuff marks between dent and kill stripes satin black 85, use old fine brush cut to a stump
    38. masking tape and liquid mask R/H ear decal, spray white 34
    39. masking tape white arc on R/H ear decal, spray satin black 85
    40. brighter red detail on R/H upper mandible area masked off seperately red 60 darkened slightly with red 73
    41. grime in arrows, around ears and on top of mandible/ dome join, 93 mixed thin with white spirit
    42. yellow glue blobs on back and side of dome, windsor and newton ink sunshine yellow, apply in layers with silicone brush
    43. spray brown 62 fine/coarse splatter on R/H side of helmet and R/H ear and splatter beige 103 onto mandibles as per reference pics
    44. seal entire helmet with 3-4 thin coats of satin coat
    45. have a cup of tea and admire your work...

    Step 45 is optional, feel free to replace tea with coffee or beer...
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    Feb 6, 2009, 1:21 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #8

    Quote terminal fettler said: View Post
    Hi Manuel, here's the colour list from the previous paint job:

    ESB 100% layered Humbrol colour list:

    1. white primer
    2. off white base coat 147
    3. buff gently with 0000 wire wool
    4. mask entire helmet except L/H ear
    5. spray red 60 on L/H ear
    6. liquid mask red damage on L/H ear
    7. spray grey 28 on L/H ear
    8. remove red liquid mask
    9. liquid mask red and grey damage on L/H ear
    10. mix greens 78+159, then spray on L/H ear
    11. remove all masking from helmet
    12. mask L/H ear
    13. liquid mask off white on helmet as per ref pics
    14. spray silver 11onto helmet
    15. Liquid mask silver and off white damage all over helmet
    16. spray grey 79 all over helmet, spray grey 140 onto mandibles and trim to lighten slightly
    17. remove liquid mask, lightly buff with 000 wire wool
    18. masking tape whole helmet except mandibles/trim
    19. Liquid mask silver and grey areas on mandibles/trim
    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
    24. remove liquid mask on mandibles and trim, lightly buff with 0000 wire wool
    25. mask mandibles and trim
    26. liquid mask silver and grey on upper cheeks then spray black 33.
    27. remove mask on dome and lower cheeks then mask upper cheeks
    28. liquid mask silver and grey damage on dome and lower cheeks
    29. spray green 78 on dome and lower cheeks, lightly buff with 0000 wire wool, mask helmet except back panels
    30. liquid mask silver and grey on back panels, spray beige, 28+103
    31. remove liquid mask on back panels
    32. mask silver, grey and beige on back panels ,spray green ,76+96
    33. remove liquid mask from back panels
    34. mask kill stripes (tape and liquid), 154 fade to 82
    35. dent powder burn, 33+72 and a bit of 62
    also around edge of back and lower cheeks, very lightly
    36. liquid mask detail on R/H ear spray sand 93
    37. scuff marks between dent and kill stripes satin black 85, use old fine brush cut to a stump
    38. masking tape and liquid mask R/H ear decal, spray white 34
    39. masking tape white arc on R/H ear decal, spray satin black 85
    40. brighter red detail on R/H upper mandible area masked off seperately red 60 darkened slightly with red 73
    41. grime in arrows, around ears and on top of mandible/ dome join, 93 mixed thin with white spirit
    42. yellow glue blobs on back and side of dome, windsor and newton ink sunshine yellow, apply in layers with silicone brush
    43. spray brown 62 fine/coarse splatter on R/H side of helmet and R/H ear and splatter beige 103 onto mandibles as per reference pics
    44. seal entire helmet with 3-4 thin coats of satin coat
    45. have a cup of tea and admire your work...

    Step 45 is optional, feel free to replace tea with coffee or beer...
    WOW, I think you just made a sticky...
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    Feb 6, 2009, 1:39 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #9

    "Step 45 is optional, feel free to replace tea with coffee or beer..."
    Can I replace it with a Coke? I'm not much of a tea, coffee of beer drinker...
    Darren
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    Feb 6, 2009, 2:48 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #10

    Quote DW Design Studios said: View Post
    "Step 45 is optional, feel free to replace tea with coffee or beer..."
    Can I replace it with a Coke? I'm not much of a tea, coffee of beer drinker...
    Darren
    No way Darren, I have to tell ya, it can only be done with tea, coffee and beer ...

    Better get used to one of them

    I guess, I´ll try it with all three ... starting with a tea, after step 25 I switch over to coffee and when it´s done ... I´ll have a beer ... or two ... or ...

    Thanks for this complete list with all the steps and colors Garrett!


    Manuel

    PS: Spidey you´re right ... it should be sticky.
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    Feb 6, 2009, 7:06 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #11

    Alright! Another TF paint thread. Love watching these, Garrett!
  12. Feb 13, 2009, 3:56 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #12

    3. mask entire helmet except L/H ear spray red 60
    4. liquid mask red damage spray grey 28

    I used a water soluble white pencil to roughly outline the next layer detail, i've done this to ensure the scale of the layer is as accurate as possible. I also peeled back the liquid mask in areas with a compass point to create sharper detail where needed before painting.
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    Feb 13, 2009, 6:18 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #13

    **** ... this is coming along nice! I have to admit I love your painting skills Garrett!

    Manuel
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    Feb 13, 2009, 9:07 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #14

    How on Earth did I miss this thread!!!!!! SWEET.

    It's so much fun to watch... You are a master Garrett!!!
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    Feb 13, 2009, 9:41 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #15

    Please send this lid to

    Boomer Fett
    10201 South Luther Rd
    Newalla America

    (did it work? the power of suggestion rocks)
  16. Feb 13, 2009, 4:41 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #16

    5. liquid mask red and grey
    6. green 78+159

    tip: peel back the dry liquid mask with a point to adjust fine detail...
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    Feb 13, 2009, 4:50 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #17

    It's just awesome, I will follow this tutorial to do my bucket
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    Feb 13, 2009, 4:55 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #18

    STICKY!
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    Feb 13, 2009, 5:19 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #19

    Sticky stick stick sticky, this is the thread that other threads aspire to be like
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    Feb 13, 2009, 6:20 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #20

    Yeah, I think sticky would be good!!!!!! Thats fairly similar to the way I do my buckets.

    Thats alot of work you put into the list TF!!! Gonna make alot of folks happy!!!! (including me) Thanx!!!
    D
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    Feb 13, 2009, 6:23 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #21

    Quote Boomer Fett said: View Post
    Please send this lid to

    Boomer Fett
    10201 South Luther Rd
    Newalla America

    (did it work? the power of suggestion rocks)
    Nice try Ivan.
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    Feb 14, 2009, 2:13 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #22

    Wow...I've always wanted to see a Fett bucket painted, and how it was done. it always seemed ludicrously complex to me!
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    Feb 14, 2009, 2:40 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #23

    Another subscribed thread with TF....
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    Feb 14, 2009, 9:20 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #24

    Quote Beau Nidle said: View Post
    Wow...I've always wanted to see a Fett bucket painted, and how it was done. it always seemed ludicrously complex to me!
    You are watching the wrong thread then.... Fortunately... Garrett makes it look like it's child’s play...
  25. Feb 14, 2009, 9:54 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #25

    7. with white pencil draw on outline of L/H ear decal
    8. using liquid mask and masking tape, mask off L/H ear decal
    9. spray white no.34

    tip: spray the white in lots of thin coats as opposed to a couple of thick ones!

    Next onto the back panels...
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