One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

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    Please, can you do a list with the colours? I'm a bit lost because you said you have used gray # 27 for dome, but also for mandibles, but they look completly diferent

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    KaanE said: View Post
    Please, can you do a list with the colours? I'm a bit lost because you said you have used gray # 27 for dome, but also for mandibles, but they look completly diferent
    The grey no. 27 is only used to pick out lighter grey areas in, and on the edge of the dent, these details are then liquid masked before the slightly darker grey no. 79 is airbrushed on the dome and lower cheek areas...The grey on the mandibles and trim is grey no. 27...

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    terminal fettler said: View Post
    The grey no. 27 is only used to pick out lighter grey areas in, and on the edge of the dent, these details are then liquid masked before the slightly darker grey no. 79 is airbrushed on the dome and lower cheek areas...The grey on the mandibles and trim is grey no. 27...

    Ok, now I'm getting it

    Thank you TF

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    absolutely amazing!! so jealous of his work, and so jealous Dave that this is yours...this paint up is BA!! SIIIIICK!!!

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    53. use Superjedi's recommended Woodland Scenics decals (MG 737) for ear decals
    54. seal with satin cote
    -finished-(almost)
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    Its so INCREDIBLY SWEET!

    Great work man!

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    Reminds me of xmas morning. lol! GREAT job buddy!

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    Frakkin' Spectacular!

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    TF dude!!You got mad skills on these ESB lids.My hat is off to ya.Awesome!!!!

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    Thanks for all the kind comments! As for mad skills? Just a lot of time looking at reference pictures and experimenting with techniques and colours...still room for improvement!...

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    very nice, TF!!!!! i see you say there is room for improvement, i would disargree. i think it is close to perfect.

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    Man, that's just fantastic. :thumbup

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    Those syncronized swimming lessons cut into the progress also....

    terminal fettler said: View Post
    Thanks for all the kind comments! As for mad skills? Just a lot of time looking at reference pictures and experimenting with techniques and colours...still room for improvement!...

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    Hi Garrett, I was wondering if you could post your kill stripe dimensions. I've laid out a masking tape guide on my helmet, but it doesn't look right.

    I guess I need the height and width of your stencil, the distance the stripes are apart from one another, and the distance above the red band. Do you start on the left one , right one, or middle ? I tried to line up the 7th stripe using the center line of the ear as a guide, but it looks off on one end or the other.

    I have a WIP thread for my helmet, but after looking over this tutorial, I'm going to re-do my back panels yet again. The way you have it broken down helps a lot.

    Thanks for any assistance, I hope all is well,

    Tim

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    I've been sitting here flipping between AoSW reference pics and your finished pictures....your helmet is a mirror image of the original! This is absolutely amazing! Great work!!!

    Kody

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    22ssplt said: View Post
    Those syncronized swimming lessons cut into the progress also....
    Hey Dave! You promised you wouldn't mention that...

    p.s. How's the ballet coming along? Did you find some tights small enough to fit you in the end?

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    Hi Garrett, I was wondering if you could post your kill stripe dimensions. I've laid out a masking tape guide on my helmet, but it doesn't look right.

    I guess I need the height and width of your stencil, the distance the stripes are apart from one another, and the distance above the red band. Do you start on the left one , right one, or middle ? I tried to line up the 7th stripe using the center line of the ear as a guide, but it looks off on one end or the other.

    I have a WIP thread for my helmet, but after looking over this tutorial, I'm going to re-do my back panels yet again. The way you have it broken down helps a lot.

    Thanks for any assistance, I hope all is well,

    Tim
    Hi Tim, here's a sketch of the stencil and dimensions. I used clear plastic as you can line up the layered details below. The bottom of the stencil sits on the brow. I start by adding the first kill stripe below the dent, the one above the corner of the t visor (no. 4) No. 9 which is almost in line with the edge of the trim behind the L/H ear and no. 14, the last kill stripe. Once you're happy with the position of these stripes, just add the ones in between, the spacing varies ever so slightly by the odd mm here and there but you would never know...I then masking tape around the edge, using two thin strips between kill stripes that over lap to take up any differences, use liquid mask for the missing parts and scuff the masking tape with a sharp knife to achieve the bleed effect...
    Hope this helps...
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    I did Big G! I guess X.S stands for extra snug huh? Lol




    terminal fettler said: View Post
    Hey Dave! You promised you wouldn't mention that...

    p.s. How's the ballet coming along? Did you find some tights small enough to fit you in the end?

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    Thanks so much Garrett ! I'm also re-painting my back panels per your guide. It's not 100 % match, but it will look much better than my previous attempt.

    I hope all is well, good to hear from you too,

    thanks,
    Tim

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    i know everyone else has said this at least once....but this is excellent work!

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    People wonder where TF got his crazy awesome artistic skills??? I have found the origin.....an old training pic from his college days.
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    22ssplt said: View Post
    People wonder where TF got his crazy awesome artistic skills??? I have found the origin.....an old training pic from his college days.
    I TF is one of these girls, I want to meet her

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    Well TF kinda got hosed. The camera man cut him out. He's pointman.

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    22ssplt said: View Post
    Well TF kinda got hosed. The camera man cut him out. He's pointman.
    I'm disappointed

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    No Dave, i'm in the shot, i'm just submerged...it's a long time since i made six ladies smile at once...
    By the way, glad to see your favoured attire is making a come back!
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