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  1. Jayvee's Avatar
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    Feb 25, 2013, 7:00 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #226

    Wasteland said: View Post
    so what was the fix for that Humbrol 73 wine?
    My personal opinion is the Humbrol wine 73 is spot on for ESB. It is a fraction redder than the Floquil Caboose, and looking at many hi-res images from the AOSW exhibit, it appears to me that the ESB mandible red has that deeper red value in it. I personally feel the Humbrol wine 73 is spot on for ESB, while the Floquil Caboose seems just right for ROTJ. Just my 2 cents, and people are welcome to disagree, but just how I see it. Peace
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    Feb 25, 2013, 9:59 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #227

    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:

    humbrol-enamel-73-wine-matt-paint-jpg

    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
  3. Feb 25, 2013, 12:25 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #228

    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...
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    Feb 25, 2013, 2:02 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #229

    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
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    Feb 25, 2013, 5:42 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #230

    thanks TF!
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    May 22, 2013, 7:29 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #231

    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
    Last edited by gt8mar; May 22, 2013 at 7:41 PM.
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    May 30, 2013, 8:04 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #232

    Looks like I need to start taking notes! Great job on the bucket!!
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    May 31, 2013, 2:01 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #233

    Hello everybody, Ive 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 Tfs but Im pretty happy with them and in a few days Ill 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.
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    Jun 20, 2013, 10:42 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #234

    I plan on starting my ESB Boba soon. Book marked
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    Dec 19, 2013, 8:02 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #235

    TF, What visor did you use? And more importantly, where is the link for all of us?! Grey 3mm? Having trouble finding this locally.
  11. Dec 20, 2013, 1:56 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #236

    The visors are a grey/ smoked acrylic and are 3mm. I use a local plastic company who heat and shape for me, I just cut out the visor. Works out really cheap that way...

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