One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

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    terminal fettler said: View Post
    Sounds like i should prep the spare room for a visit from you and your wife!...
    DUDE LMAO!!!

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    46. gently buff the entire helmet with 0000 wire wool. This smoothes the surface slightly and brings the colours together. This also gives a flat surface for the weathering process...
    47. 'super detail' the upper R/H mandible area with grey, purple and red, a separate mask for each colour. Masking tape off the general area and pick out the detail with liquid mask, outline with a pencil first...
    48. I use a stencil to outline the kill stripes between each layer, this allows for some movement to aline the details...
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    Re: One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

    G, could you maybe put a little more attention to detail in this lid......

    :thumbup:thumbup:thumbup:


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    Frakkin' awesome!

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    you suck, Dave...your helmet sucks, and i am going to do a better job on mine!! well, i am going to try, anyways... Garrett, fantastic work as usual, brother!

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    FettDad said: View Post
    you suck, Dave...your helmet sucks, and i am going to do a better job on mine!! well, i am going to try, anyways... Garrett, fantastic work as usual, brother!

    Maybe if you got away from the fingerpaints D....hahah jk buddy.

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    46. gently buff the entire helmet with 0000 wire wool. This smoothes the surface slightly and brings the colours together. This also gives a flat surface for the weathering process...
    47. 'super detail' the upper R/H mandible area with grey, purple and red, a separate mask for each colour. Masking tape off the general area and pick out the detail with liquid mask, outline with a pencil first...
    48. I use a stencil to outline the kill stripes between each layer, this allows for some movement to aline the details...
    looking hot
    the purple you used, does it get toned down during the weathering process?
    I've see other use a more maroon type of purple.

    like the use of the stencil for the kill stripes.
    never thought of doing it that way.

    Jason

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    The weathering process i intend to use involves grey,brown and black airbrushing layers. This will have some effect on the finished colour. I'm also going by the AOSW reference pics, so here's a comparison shot...
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    i see what you mean.
    but to me it still looks a bit more red,
    as you said with weathering the colour will change.

    Great work as always, can't wait to see this finished

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    aero said: View Post
    i see what you mean.
    but to me it still looks a bit more red,
    as you said with weathering the colour will change.

    Great work as always, can't wait to see this finished
    Had a good hard look and i do see what you mean....

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    49. outline kill stripes with stencil and white pencil, masking tape and liquid mask off the kill stripes.
    50. airbrush yellow no.154 fade gently to orange no.82 towards the rear of the helmet.
    51. start to scratch in the key details around the helmet with compass point...
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    Wow, that's amazing. I want to do it that way but I'm afraid of doing it layered


    Your H#73 is a perfect red! Mine was more pink

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    Your H#73 is a perfect red! Mine was more pink [/QUOTE]

    Hmmm... i've heard that from a couple of people. I always do test strips of the colour mixes, i have also found that dropping the pressure on the compressor gives a smoother application, if the surface ends up grainy from paint build up this can change the hew of the colour. I always buff the surface when fully dry with wire wool which also seems to help to deepen the tones...

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    Killer Kill Stripes....yep I said it.

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    Awesome work Garrett, this step by step process along with the up close detail pics of the helmet will really help me out come time to paint it. Can't wait to see the weathering!

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    great pics of the weathering it looks spectacular. I am looking to build my own helmet using an old DP to compare, but it doesn't have the extreme wear and weathering. I want the most accurate. Thanks for the pics.

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    52. start to weather helmet using no.s black 33, white 34, grey 32, brown 62 and a white and dark brown water soluble pencil...
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    SIIIIIIIIIICK!!!!!!!!!

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    Simply amazing work, Garrett.

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    Absolutely fantastic Garrett!

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    Thanks! Almost there with this paint job, it's only taken me 4 months so far......

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    I just realized everyone has nice professional, comments and mine are like SICK, Killer Kill stripes, B.A.

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    SICK!



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

    HAHAHAH

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

    Garrett, it's really bad form taking pics of the archive helmet and trying to pass them off as your own work! Tsk tsk. . .



    You just keep getting better and better. :thumbup

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