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One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

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    Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

    Wow... just wow

    I must try a layered method... I need to try it


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    Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

    One word comes to mind, and it happens to be one of the Seven Deadly Sins....ENVY! If I was Catholic, I'd have to go to confession! Good thing I'm not...

    Sweet work Garrett!

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    Hey TF thanks for sharing your techniques with us all and the return pm's with all the tips.
    After a thread like this everyone should be able to kick out a decent helmet paint up.
    Thanks for sharing man, this is top notch.

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    pghfett said: View Post
    Hey TF thanks for sharing your techniques with us all and the return pm's with all the tips.
    After a thread like this everyone should be able to kick out a decent helmet paint up.
    Thanks for sharing man, this is top notch.
    To be honest it seemed a shame to list out the process ( as i do with all the helmets i paint to remind myself ) and not share it, i only hope it helps anyone painting a helmet...

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    23. a very light buff on the back panels with 0000 wire wool. The aim here is to thin the green layer slightly, don't over do it, it needs to be very subtle!
    24. mask entire helmet except R/H ear pieces. Spray R/H ear pieces silver no. 11
    25. masking tape R/H ear sections to remain silver including inside where the stalk locates. Mount ear pieces onto helmet.
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    26. liquid mask silver damage, airbrush grey no. 79.
    27. remove liquid mask, liquid mask silver and grey damage, airbrush sand no. 93.
    28. draw on in pencil black arch and white half arch on outer cap, trace the white arch onto a piece of masking tape, cut the white arch out with sharp knife.
    29. liquid mask black arch, airbrush white no. 34.
    30. apply masking tape half arch, airbrush satin black no. 85.
    31. using thin strips of masking tape, mask the nine stripes below black arch, brush on satin black no. 85.

    tip: keep silver liquid masking to an absolute minimum, detail can be scratched through the following layers with a compass point...
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    Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

    Ive said it before. Like a star at the top of the xmas tree! Great job Garrett.

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    Garrett, really nice job, looks pretty good like your past buckets !

    Still waiting for your PM

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    32. mask entire helmet except dome and lower cheeks, liquid mask grey 147 areas in dent, on top scratch and above keyslots on dome back.
    33. airbrush silver no.11
    34. outline silver damage with pencil, liquid mask, airbrush grey no.27 in and around dent only, liquid mask grey 27 detail in and around dent, airbrush grey no. 79 onto dome and lower cheeks.
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    Man I cant wait Big G! Looking great. Appreciate the hard work buddy!

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    Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

    GREAT!!!! more pics and methods for me!!!!
    Looks really cool

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    I'm dying to see more! Very nice.

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    35. liquid mask silver and grey detail on dome and lower cheeks.
    36. airbrush right hand side of lower right cheek with green mix from back panels, liquid mask detail.
    37. airbrush dome and lower cheeks with green no. 78.
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    Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

    I love this thread So what's next? The black on the upper cheeks?

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    KaanE said: View Post
    I love this thread So what's next? The black on the upper cheeks?
    Just masking them now...

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    Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

    Chills

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    Amazing. That's all that can really be said. AMAZING.

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    This kids is how its done, excellent work!

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    Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

    You are a true artist Garrett! Have step 45 waiting for #44....

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    Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

    Garret, just to know, after every layer that you apply, do you do something on it? I say that because, maybe, if you mask the painted area it will peel off...

    I don't know, so please tell me, tell me

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    KaanE said: View Post
    Garret, just to know, after every layer that you apply, do you do something on it? I say that because, maybe, if you mask the painted area it will peel off...

    I don't know, so please tell me, tell me
    The Humbrol enamel paints seem quite tuff ( they adhere to previous coats 100% ) so liquid mask or tape will not lift the paint between layers...

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    terminal fettler said: View Post
    The Humbrol enamel paints seem quite tuff ( they adhere to previous coats 100% ) so liquid mask or tape will not lift the paint between layers...

    Perfect Thank you for your reply, I hope to see more updates soon

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    Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

    Wow, that is some great work

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    38. mask entire helmet except upper cheeks, liquid mask base colour along upper cheek/mandible edge, airbrush silver no. 11.
    39. liquid mask silver on upper cheeks, airbrush grey no.79.
    40. liquid mask silver/grey on upper cheeks, airbrush black no. 33.
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    Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

    The B.A factor is off the charts! Cant wait for the mandibles G.

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