Okay, after being a lurker here for some time and absorbing all the tips and tricks from the paint masters on this forum, I felt confident enough to start for myself. I'll introduce my painting "adventure" first.. (boooring? )
About two months ago I bought a Boba bucket from Ebay. It's not thé most accurate version, but it's nearly mystery sized (measured it). So, for me, it's good enough for my first helmet
Then began the long "lurking process" here on this great forum where I learnt all kind of super usefull information. Watching the experienced members doing their thing made me want to start for myself too. But I couldn't find the right colours (Testors etc) over here in Belgium. So I looked at Vallejo, Humbrol and Tamiya.
For most of my colours, I used Tamiya paints and spray cans. I'll give the full list with the correct paint names soon, since I'm not at home and I don' know them by heart.
My first idea was to print out all the stencils for the details I found here on some transparent decal paper. I'd make some rough cuts around the outlines of each individual detail piece, stick them one and paint them right there on the helmet. The borders of the decal paper are thin enough so they won't show. Anyway, when I went out to buy some decal paper, I couldn't find any!!
And impatient as I am (yes, yes impatience is the path to the dark side, I know ) I can't wait anymore and I'll just trace the details on by hand. the decal project wil have t wait for another helmet then..
Anyway, enough of this. Let's get started, shall we..