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"Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB & ROTJ Helmet & ESB Armor

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    Re: "Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB Helmet & Armor *ROTJ ON THE WAY *

    This is a great project, love all the work that's going into the Jedi paint research

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    Re: "Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB Helmet & Armor *ROTJ ON THE WAY *

    Everything you see here is a community effort

    The Rotj paint stuff is a tad more work than i had anticipated but its getting there

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    Re: "Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB Helmet & Armor *ROTJ ON THE WAY *

    I picked up a tin of Humbrol 100 and 73 and can confirm that they look like the image I linked to earlier. SUCCESS!

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    Re: "Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB Helmet & Armor *ROTJ ON THE WAY *

    Excellent DP, good to see you got it sorted.

    As for the arrows, I mention these somewhere in my thread, but the red is considerably brighter, so humbrol red 60 works perfectly. As for the other arrow, if you blow up the high res images, I believe it to actually be black and not blue. Both arrows have some light white weathering in them also.. :-)

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    Re: "Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB Helmet & Armor *ROTJ ON THE WAY *

    Awesome DP thanks A LOT for the input, its much appreciated !

    Jayvee did you paint both the ears with the tank gray / gunmetal combo ? the reason that i ask is that RafalFett's stencils shows the right ear to be a slightly brighter grey, so i thought it might just be done with some silver damage around the edge and a gray no 79 coat + weathering .

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    Re: "Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB Helmet & Armor *ROTJ ON THE WAY *

    Here's another Work in progress of the ROTJ version.
    I still need to put down the guidelines ,describe the weathering colors and i am kinda confused about the way people have done the ears.

    http://www.jigglenomicon.com/img/ROTJ-PBN-WIP2.PNG
    I have included both Terminal Fettler's and Jayvee's way of painting the upper cheeks.

    Again any comments or criticism are appreciated !
    Last edited by Jigglenomicon; Feb 11, 2014 at 1:33 PM.

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    Re: "Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB Helmet & Armor *ROTJ ON THE WAY *

    This is an extremely helpful thread. Thank you for taking the time to put this together. I am really looking forward to seeing the ROTJ when complete.

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    Re: "Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB Helmet & Armor *ROTJ ON THE WAY *

    I can't really help .. but i can say that your work on this is appreciated ... as i want to do a paint up of a ROTJ lid for someone in the future.. Thank you

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    Re: "Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB Helmet & Armor *ROTJ ON THE WAY *

    I have added the first non-wip ROTJ guide to the first post.
    This one took a bit longer than i had anticipated and i still think there is room for improvement.

    Thanks to everyone who contributed so far!

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    Re: "Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB Helmet & Armor *ROTJ ON THE WAY *

    Just bought my paints for an ESB helmet. I think the color number for the orange stripes (that fade from yellow to orange) is actually 82, not 83.

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    Re: "Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB Helmet & Armor *ROTJ ON THE WAY *

    Duder777 said: View Post
    Just bought my paints for an ESB helmet. I think the color number for the orange stripes (that fade from yellow to orange) is actually 82, not 83.
    holy moly you are right!... thanks for pointing that out!! i will fix it right away!

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    Re: "Paint by numbers" Humbrol Visual Guide - ESB & ROTJ Helmet & ESB Armor

    I'm hoping to paint an ESB helmet scheme soon so this thread is very useful. I'm UK based so I assume Humbrols are the best option?

    I don't have access to an airbrush, can the broad areas of colour (dome etc) be brushed on and somehow sanded/polished down to give an even finish? Do any of the broad area Humbrol colours come in a spray can? Can airbrushing be done relatively cheaply and easily?

    Thanks.

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    welsh_bounty_hunter said: View Post
    I'm hoping to paint an ESB helmet scheme soon so this thread is very useful. I'm UK based so I assume Humbrols are the best option?

    I don't have access to an airbrush, can the broad areas of colour (dome etc) be brushed on and somehow sanded/polished down to give an even finish? Do any of the broad area Humbrol colours come in a spray can? Can airbrushing be done relatively cheaply and easily?

    Thanks.
    you can buy a fairly cheap airbrush "system" that runs on canned air.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Revell-39196...422GSPKYPDAJPR

    Just remeber that you still have to thin the paint with thinner.

    check out this video for general usage on this type of airbrush kit.

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    Awesome thread, wish I would have found it before I started my helmet, but it's bookmarked for my armor... Any chance of a jetpack rundown?

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    I have played around with the idea of doing some for jetpacks and gauntlets but i havent gotten around to it yet.

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