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    Jun 26, 2005, 11:11 AM - ROTJ Helmet painting Tutorials #1

    Hi Folks,

    This is my first post on here and i just want to say what a great board this is... with a wealth of knowledge from all over the world, my name is Ian and i am the XO of the UK Garrison and live just outside Glasgow, this is my first go at a Fett costume and painting a Helmet such as this for that matter so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I am unsure if this question has been asked before so please excuse my ignorance if it has, i have just bought my first Boba maker helmet and wish to paint it in the ROTJ style paint job but i am not sure where to begin, so i was hoping there was a tutorial some where that would help.

    Could anyone point me in the right direction please, as i am based in the UK does anyone know what is the best paint to use , i know it is best to use water based paints but what are the best colours to use.

    Thanks in advance of any replies.

    Ian
    Homer-Fett
  2. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Jun 26, 2005, 11:22 AM - Re: ROTJ Helmet painting Tutorials #2

    Quote Homer-Fett said:
    Hi Folks,


    I am unsure if this question has been asked before so please excuse my ignorance if it has, i have just bought my first Boba maker helmet and wish to paint it in the ROTJ style paint job but i am not sure where to begin, so i was hoping there was a tutorial some where that would help.

    Ian
    Homer-Fett
    Welcome Ian..

    Here's a link to my ESB MS2. You can use the Same Techniques on the ROTJ...But the correct colors have yet to be Identified..http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=7165
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    Jun 26, 2005, 11:39 AM - Re: ROTJ Helmet painting Tutorials #3

    Hi Ian,


    Glad to have you join us! Its always nice to have some more UK based TDHers!

    Personally I always start from the bottom, and begin with the base colour of silver, others tend to apply their colours topically. In terms of paint, Hobbycraft is the best place to go, Bobamaker has put together a list of colurs for a helmet, but thats for an ESB. Try searching for the 'UK paints' thread.

    I have used a humbrol acrylic spray for my helmet, which I think is quite accurate. I think I used light olive drab.

    Good luck with your project!
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    Jun 26, 2005, 3:37 PM - Re: ROTJ Helmet painting Tutorials #4

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the warm welcome, spidey fett that is One great help mate i will give that a try but i need to find the Close UK Based paints before i start but that has given me something to work with.

    Thanks again and when i start this i will keep you all updated.

    Thanks again guys.

    Ian Homer-Fett
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    Jun 26, 2005, 5:43 PM - Re: ROTJ Helmet painting Tutorials #5

    good to have you on here Ian, I know your Fett costume is off to a great start already and with your bobamaker helmet you've got a great base to work from

    Paul
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    Jun 26, 2005, 5:55 PM - Re: ROTJ Helmet painting Tutorials #6

    There is one here that might help you out, just look under tutotial/ROTJ helmet

    http://starwarshelmets.com/
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    Jun 26, 2005, 6:25 PM - Re: ROTJ Helmet painting Tutorials #7

    hey Paul,

    Nice to see a familiar face buddy, yeah thanks to you i do have a good start but its one i will put much time and effort in to researching so i know i am doing it properly so i am sure with everyone's help i can't go wrong.

    Ian
    Homer-Fett
  8. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Jun 26, 2005, 6:27 PM - Re: ROTJ Helmet painting Tutorials #8

    Anytime Buddy...Good Luck.
    Quote Homer-Fett said:
    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the warm welcome, spidey fett that is One great help mate i will give that a try but i need to find the Close UK Based paints before i start but that has given me something to work with.

    Thanks again and when i start this i will keep you all updated.

    Thanks again guys.

    Ian Homer-Fett
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    Jun 27, 2005, 5:31 PM - Re: ROTJ Helmet painting Tutorials #9

    Hi Ian welcome to TDH nice to have another UKG member on the boards.You wont go far wrong with Spideys tips the layer method IMHO is the best way to go.
    Good luck with your lid looking forward to seeing some progress pics, just started my MS Helmet:thumbup already have an ROTJ so going for ESB this time.

    Jon
    BH1195
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    Jun 27, 2005, 5:53 PM - Re: ROTJ Helmet painting Tutorials #10

    hey man!! good ur here!! this board will be a great path to a great Fett!!!

    and as for painting??

    well, I used a single spray can of green... hand painted on the rest... weatehring... other colours... worked for me, just look at the pics and try tod etermine what you can use best...

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