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  1. Darth_Nickel's Avatar
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    Feb 14, 2009, 10:03 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #26

    Only one word... AMAZING.


    I can't wait to see the back panels.
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    Feb 14, 2009, 6:04 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #27

    Brilliant work. I actually study your helmets along with the real deal on mine right now. I can't wait to see the final product.

    -Joe
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    Feb 18, 2009, 9:06 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #28

    good to see product placement is still alive and well.

    is this thread sponsored by John lewis ?

    great start look forward to your next instalment's
  4. Feb 18, 2009, 9:21 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #29

    Quote aero said: View Post
    good to see product placement is still alive and well.

    is this thread sponsored by John lewis ?

    great start look forward to your next instalment's
    they do a great helmet stand...
  5. Feb 18, 2009, 9:30 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #30

    10. draw the light grey detail with white pencil on back panels, liquid mask
    11. masking tape the whole helmet except back panels
    12. spray silver metallic no.11

    tip: use keyslots to determine scale and position of damage. If the light grey is not surrounded by silver, leave the liquid mask on!
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    Feb 19, 2009, 5:07 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #31

    Quote terminal fettler said: View Post
    5. liquid mask red and grey
    6. green 78+159

    tip: peel back the dry liquid mask with a point to adjust fine detail...
    Hi Mr Fettler,
    when you state (6. green 78+159) are you mixing the colours together or are you misting one colour over the other with the airbrush?

    I've seen you state this before but never quite understood what you meant.

    Jason
  7. Feb 19, 2009, 9:31 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #32

    Quote aero said: View Post
    Hi Mr Fettler,
    when you state (6. green 78+159) are you mixing the colours together or are you misting one colour over the other with the airbrush?

    I've seen you state this before but never quite understood what you meant.

    Jason
    Hi Jason those colours are mixed before going through the airbrush...
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    Feb 19, 2009, 1:22 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #33

    it makes sense now.
    Thanks.
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    Feb 19, 2009, 2:04 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #34

    Your layering work is outstanding.
  10. Feb 23, 2009, 2:37 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #35

    13. outline silver damage on back panels with sharp pencil
    14. liquid mask silver damage on back panels
    15. spray grey no.79

    tip: if the silver is not surrounded by grey, leave the liquid mask on! The grey damage within the silver on the R/H panel will be added as an individual layer later.
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    Feb 23, 2009, 5:08 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #36

    Amazing. I love how you can get the sharp detail. I'm actually amazed how sharp you can get it to peel. I can't wait to see more.
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    Feb 23, 2009, 10:16 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #37

    Oh, man. . . looking excellent, Garrett!
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    Feb 23, 2009, 10:49 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #38

    This is ridiculously awesome to watch.
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    Feb 24, 2009, 8:26 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #39

    Quote Darth_Nickel said: View Post
    Amazing. I love how you can get the sharp detail. I'm actually amazed how sharp you can get it to peel. I can't wait to see more.
    My same question - how do you keep it so sharp ? peel off at the just the right time as the paint sets up ?
  15. Feb 24, 2009, 9:42 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #40

    Quote pghfett said: View Post
    My same question - how do you keep it so sharp ? peel off at the just the right time as the paint sets up ?
    I think its a combination of the way the liquid mask adheres to the metallic silver, almost with a fine ragged edge and the thickness of the next coat, that and keeping the detail as small as possible and even omitting parts that are too fine; these areas can be scratched in later. I left the grey layer 12 hours before the mask came off, this also played a part...
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    Feb 24, 2009, 10:56 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #41

    one last... heh... i don't think i believe this is the last
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    Feb 25, 2009, 10:54 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #42

    Awanesome work guy! I'm making my own ESB helmet and i will follow your example.
  18. Feb 27, 2009, 12:12 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #43

    16. liquid mask light grey, silver and mid grey.
    17. airbrush grey 28
    18 mist beige 103

    I 've always had mixed feelings about the 'creaminess' of the beige layer, its difficult to gauge as the green layer seems to reduce its tone. I've misted 103 on top of 28 so if needed i can use wire wool to buff the colour back slightly...

    tip: watch out for the mid grey detail UNDER the green layer, Darth Nickel and myself have been working on a translucent green mix for the next layer...
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    Feb 27, 2009, 1:08 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #44

    Another FINE layer TF.

    The Green is going to be interesting. I only HOPE mine will come out as nice as yours. It should be a very cool result.
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    Feb 27, 2009, 2:27 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #45

    Keeps getting better and better. Cant wait Big G! Keep up the GREAT work!
  21. Mar 1, 2009, 1:54 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #46

    19. outline fine grey detail within R/H back panel silver area, liquid mask then airbrush grey 79
    20. outline final layer on back panels...

    tip: look out for the shape of the green areas!
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    Mar 1, 2009, 7:24 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #47

    Brilliant stuff TF, always a treat.
  23. Mar 6, 2009, 10:12 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #48

    21. liquid mask silver, grey and beige areas
    22. spray 76 and 96 mixed 1:1

    tip: try to keep this layer slightly thinner so the grey and beige show through in certain areas!
    I went slightly too heavy with the paint, so the grey i was hoping would show through this layer is not really visible, when totally dry a buff with 0000 wire wool may work and will also tone down colour intensity...
    PS if you spot any detail i missed please keep it to yourself as i'm nursing a migrane from staring at the back of this helmet for 2 weeks...
    PPS thanks to Darth_Nickel for helping me with the colour mix...
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    Mar 6, 2009, 10:20 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #49

    simply amazing TF. The detail is well... amazing. I love the shot next to the screen with the actual bucket. I mean come on man... that is some SICK stuff. Hats off.

    I'm glad I could help in any little way I did. It's the least I could do for all you have done for me. The thanks go to you.
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    Mar 6, 2009, 10:58 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #50

    Take notes people, if you paint it up like TF then you will never need another bucket. Garrett is most probably the best ESB helmet painter on this forum. :thumbup

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