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    ROTJ PAINT UP (WIP)

    Ive started to paint one of my helmets up in Jedi colours;

    Im using Tamiya rattle cans, Which are modelers paints
    Istarted by spraying a coat of grey primer then marked were i wanted to have the gel coat show thru then using mid grade wet an dry abrasive paper i took back the primer in places to reveal the white GC
    Then i added the deep cuts and score marks
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    After aplying the battle damage marks i gave it a couple of coats of a cheep $5 chrome enamel ( paints are realy expensive over here you pay around 8 - 18 for resonable cans like Krylon belton and 15 - 25 for a small can of modelers paints ) .
    This is the first time ive used these paints and im pretty happy with the results.
    To get the battle damage on the paints i placed painters tape were i wanted to have the silver show thru,... Once paint is sprayed and alowed to dry over night so its cuerd, The tape is removed then i scratch of the paint around the area i had taped to acheive a weatherd look, in the pics i have only done this to the red .
    Ive also fixed a few things on the lid that i mised before casting , like the upper right ear platform i made flater to the lid it self and a few other small details

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    Ive aplyed the base colours added a little bit of weathering ,
    using a cross between the Rogue Studios method and a bit of improvisation,..
    the light green on the back is a mix of 2 difrent colours blended over each other,...
    and the upper cheeks has a mix of a dark navy and a dark jade green to get it between blue and green ,

    Its hard to capture the colours on a camers but the upper cheeks looks alot more blue in the flesh

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    Got the kill stripes down...
    Also added more weathering to all the colours dsc04065-jpgdsc04066-jpgdsc04062-jpg
    Next im going to add more weathing/ damage in a few more places then ill add the gray were it shows through the red and green

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    looks pretty good after all the add dull coat and itll look pretty legit...the ears are whats gonna give it the finished look for sure though

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    great work so far. from the pictures, it looks like the cheeks could use a bit more blue still, but like you said, the light messes with it a bit.

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    Yeah im realyy undisided were to go with the cheeks ive tryed a few difrent colous and some look to blue or to green or to black,
    But i think they look all right now , however i may try another colour that has more blue in it its realy half way between the green and blue , and quite dark as well
    Instead of doing 3 colours over each other trying to get the right mix.

    Also i need to know what the sheen on dull coat is as im having trouble finding any, Its obvious that its quite flat but is it like satin or matt or flat?

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    I found that krylon navy blue which is a gloss with ALOT of dullcoat to work really well...Booboo Fetts helmet I painted

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    Do you mind sharing the Name of the Kryl, there rear as over here but you can still get tem a 2 difrent places there stok is low but ive lucked out b4

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    krylon navy blue literally but you have to dullcoat it really good as its gloss like i said.

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    looking good man keep up the hard work, and like the others have said those upper cheeks could use some more blue.

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    Blue they shall be

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    That's looking quite excellent.

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    Just droped 3 layerd colours to ghet the blue the way i see it should be but i think this is were it shall stay
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    Also cooking up some low melt Alloy right now to poor some borden conectors

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    I think its to blue now...lol haha maybe mist some black over the blue? Its to bright now...nice shirt BTW

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    Yeah i took the pic b4 i got the Kryl huynter green over it looking at it now its closer ill get a pic with the flash of

    And yeah its an awsome shirt , my new favorite , my teenage daughter hates it i wore it to pic here up when she was out with her buddys,LOL

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    Got to start the the cheeks again i went to take a pic and i almost droped the lid and caught it on the upper cheeks and stuffed it up
    Ohwell it was getting to thick any way gonna strip it back and do it over

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    I redid the cheeks added a bit of black and blue then dusted with hunter green and a finish dust with black again
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    I like that color better.

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    Thanx ; its hard to get it the way it should be , in the pics of the real one "it realy looks GREEN ,

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    agreed. in my opinion layers of color always end up looking best. i use a mix of blue, green and black with lots of thin coats of all of them until i get it how i like it.

    looking good now i think!

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    Ive spent the night pouring CC resins,plain resins and drilling in to the lid to make mounting points for my ears
    Ive just given them a coat of engine enamel black ( to get that tar look when i sand the weathering in to them) as aposed to normal flat black

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    Looks great so far
    Cant wait to get one to start painting

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    dsc04079-jpgdsc04081-jpgdsc04080-jpgNow this is a realy quick paint job , so im going to go back and redo them i need to get a beter colour or mix a few to gether ;
    Oh and i had to strip the cheeks there was to much paint on there was to much paint on them

    :Thanx Trepfett ;
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    Ive skrewed the inner ear in place (i know there screws are wrong iv got some cheese heads on the way) But for a visual it works
    .. And this is what the mounting looks like inside , in the past iv been a fan of magnets but i think i prefer this way

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    Re: ROTJ PAINT UP (WIP)

    jinto said: View Post
    Just droped 3 layerd colours to ghet the blue the way i see it should be but i think this is were it shall stay
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    Also cooking up some low melt Alloy right now to poor some borden conectors
    nice armour bro, and nice post

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