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  1. gbeef's Avatar
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    Apr 11, 2009, 7:58 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #76

    I'm not worthy!.. TF this is one of the best helmets tutorials ever!
    Last edited by gbeef; Apr 13, 2009 at 2:36 PM.
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    Apr 13, 2009, 3:08 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #77

    I am so proud to own a TF Helmet. My most prized possesion!

    El1te
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    Apr 16, 2009, 5:14 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #78

    Quote terminal fettler said: View Post
    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.
    Incredible work!

    OK, I'm going to ask a silly question, because that's what I do best. Are you using a white pencil in this entire process? What kind of pencil is a white pencil and what kind of liquid masking do you suggest?

    Thanks for this thread! STICKY! STICKY! STICKY!
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    Apr 17, 2009, 2:00 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #79

    ditto - sticky is a must.
  5. Apr 17, 2009, 5:32 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #80

    Quote Southern hunter said: View Post
    Incredible work!

    OK, I'm going to ask a silly question, because that's what I do best. Are you using a white pencil in this entire process? What kind of pencil is a white pencil and what kind of liquid masking do you suggest?

    Thanks for this thread! STICKY! STICKY! STICKY!
    Thanks. The white pencil is water soluble and comes in those colour pencil sets, i find it easier to outline the detail with on the darker colours ie greys, red etc. The best liquid mask i've found is Humbrol maskol...
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    Apr 17, 2009, 12:07 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #81

    Just amazing absolutely amazing, I love how this is coming along and it should be a sticky for sure.
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    Apr 17, 2009, 3:23 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #82

    I think I have your liquid masking technique down, but I just want to clarify. You spray color 1, then mask out what you want to keep for color 1, spray color 2, remove the original mask, and then mask color 1 and 2 together? Do you remove the original mask on color 1 so you can gauge the masking of color 2 more accurately??

    THANKS!!
    Kody
  8. Apr 17, 2009, 4:12 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #83

    Thats pretty much the technique, although some of the masking is left on in certain areas ie the base grey around the dent which is removed after the powder burn is added after the grey and green layers...
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    Apr 17, 2009, 5:31 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #84

    Thanks for the info. Also, do you usually thin 2 parts paint to one part thinner? How much paint does it ususally take you to do one full bucket? As in number of 14mL tins for the most used paint??

    Thanks,
    Kody
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    Apr 21, 2009, 3:07 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #85

    Can't wait to see more.
  11. Apr 26, 2009, 12:00 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #86

    41. mask entire helmet except mandibles and trim, airbrush silver no.11.
    42. liquid mask silver damage on mandibles and trim, airbrush grey no.27.
    43. remove liquid mask, liquid mask silver and grey damage on mandibles and trim. (outline with white pencil)

    tip: lift masking tape on dome etc to match damage between different sections...
    Remove liquid mask when paint is touch dry, approx. 3-4 hours...
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  12. May 1, 2009, 12:00 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #87

    44. airbrush purple onto mandibles and trim (no.73+104)

    tip: carefully remove liquid mask after 2-3 hours, then gently remove the white pencil marks with a damp sponge...
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    May 1, 2009, 12:41 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #88

    Garret as always, well do I even have to say it!!! Outstanding!!!! Love all the detail.
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    May 1, 2009, 1:14 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #89

    If I was anymore excited Big G....i'd be booking the next flight to the UK. LOL
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    May 1, 2009, 9:22 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #90

    It's just amazing.
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    May 2, 2009, 2:27 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #91

    Great work Mr Fettler.
    How long up to now, would you say you've been working on it?
    can't wait for the next instalments
  17. May 4, 2009, 10:43 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #92

    Quote aero said: View Post
    Great work Mr Fettler.
    How long up to now, would you say you've been working on it?
    can't wait for the next instalments
    I've spent far too long on this helmet, although 99% of the work was looking and 1% doing... (3-4 months?)
  18. May 4, 2009, 10:48 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #93

    45. Liquid mask silver, grey and purple on mandibles and trim, airbrush red no.73
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  19. KaanE is offline KaanE
    May 4, 2009, 10:53 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #94

    Nice! Your #73 looks more red on the pics than the one I used some time ago! It looks perfect
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    May 4, 2009, 11:05 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #95

    Other question: Will you sell the helmet afterwards? And what do you want for it?
  21. May 4, 2009, 11:29 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #96

    Quote mmgraphics said: View Post
    Other question: Will you sell the helmet afterwards? And what do you want for it?
    Manuel, this is a commission for a friend on TDH, i just wanted to share the process/results with you guys...
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    May 4, 2009, 11:39 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #97

    Quote terminal fettler said: View Post
    Manuel, this is a commission for a friend on TDH, i just wanted to share the process/results with you guys...
    Yep, it's for me


    I wish so... You're friend is a lucky one
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    May 4, 2009, 11:53 AM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #98

    Quote terminal fettler said: View Post
    45. Liquid mask silver, grey and purple on mandibles and trim, airbrush red no.73

    I bet that friend is one good looking dude. Big G that red is B.A. Level 10 my man! If it wasnt a long swim I would hug you in a total Hetero way. I appreciate the work and man hours buddy.
  24. May 4, 2009, 12:02 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #99

    Quote 22ssplt said: View Post
    I bet that friend is one good looking dude. Big G that red is B.A. Level 10 my man! If it wasnt a long swim I would hug you in a total Hetero way. I appreciate the work and man hours buddy.
    Sounds like i should prep the spare room for a visit from you and your wife!...
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    May 4, 2009, 12:04 PM - Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job... #100

    You lucky f@#$@..... lol

    Quote 22ssplt said: View Post
    I bet that friend is one good looking dude. Big G that red is B.A. Level 10 my man! If it wasnt a long swim I would hug you in a total Hetero way. I appreciate the work and man hours buddy.

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