I have only been coming to this site for a few months and I am amazed and VERY appreciative of the information compiled by TDH members. Let me first say thanks...Thanks. Okay, I recently purchased my first Helmet (ESB/ROTJ epoxy resin "Mystery" recast) Based on what I recieved from a "no longer a registered user" on Ebay, all I can say is it's a 15 lbs bucket that has been a blast to cut and work on. I have finally come to the paint job and decided on ESB as for some reason it really holds more appeal to me. I have read NUMEROUS tutorials on painting techniques and would love to shake the hand of Steve The Swede as his work is beautiful. However, I am NOT Steve (nor do I play him on TV). So, with endless amount of time but limits on patience I ask. "What is the best method to paint the ESB helmet?" I have spray paint, an airbrush, liquid masking, exacto knives and access to just about everything Hobby Lobby can offer up. I am interested in experienced oppinions on this subject. I want accurate but not Hyper-Accurate for my helmet. I want to troop with this not just sit it on a shelf. I am wondering about painting, clear-coats weathering (I have read some really good threads on here so far) padding and even ventilation and any other tid bits that this site occupants can offer up. Good links are also welcome. I want to extend my appreciation in advance for any and all words of wisdom that you can throw my way. Cheers!