Oct 4, 2013, 6:31 PM - rubio95's ESB
Now, some of you know, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool RotJ guy, but this, THIS, is a thing of beauty, and I'll happily cross over to the other side of the fence for it.
It will be a collaborative effort, and I'm hoping that the final product will at least come close to the sheer majesty of this lid. This project will be deeply personal to me, and I want the involved parties to know how much I appreciate the help they've already given in addition to the help they're going to give. TDH is special.
Advance thanks to:
Chris (the Architect)
Rob (the MixMaster)
Jesse (the All-Seeing Eye)
Brian (the Brony)
Myself (the Jack-of-Everything-In-Between)
Last edited by rubio95; Oct 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM.
Oct 4, 2013, 10:08 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB
I will be watching this one, and I have a light kit with the micro switch and GOW bulbs for this lid just about ready to go. Let me know if you want me to help out as well. That lid is sweet and I would like to try to help out if I can
Oct 5, 2013, 9:26 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB
JC27 I will need one of those to go with mine!!!!
Oct 6, 2013, 1:35 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB
No prob DL. When I have the boards (I'm hoping the end of this month)in hand I will change the TF kit sales thread to include the FPH2 kit.
Oct 18, 2013, 1:41 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB
Some progress pics, while she's still pretty and clean. Helmet has been wetsanded, primed and re-wetsanded, ready for silver.
Ears have been primed, wetsanded, and silvered.
This is gonna be sweet.
She could still be an RotJ...........................................arg h!!!!!
Oct 18, 2013, 6:50 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB
what a beauty.. what ever way you go ROTJ or ESB, can't wait to see what happens
Oct 19, 2013, 9:39 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB
Dude enough with the ROTJ how many times am I going to back you off this ledge. ESB all the way on this bad boy.
Oct 19, 2013, 12:10 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB
If you mention ROTJ one more time I'm gonna kick you square in the nuts when I'm down your way in a couple weeks! :P
Oct 19, 2013, 12:28 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB
Rubio, it's ESB or no light kit lol.
Oct 19, 2013, 1:40 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB
I will hold him while you do it.
Oct 19, 2013, 2:31 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB
Oct 19, 2013, 3:29 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB
Nice! lookin forward to this!
Oct 19, 2013, 5:34 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB
I am ordering the boards next week, as well as a few of the micro switches. Once those come in,,it should only take a couple days to get the kit built.
Oct 20, 2013, 5:16 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB
Oct 20, 2013, 7:07 PM - rubio95's ESB
This looks great ryan-"rainbow dash"! All joking aside this is going to be stellar! With the arduous amount of research youve put in....no worries man. Also, let me know if youd like to check out jc's led setup lmk as i have one in hand(its a beauty). Keep it up buddy!
Oct 25, 2013, 12:25 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB
I like the sway in the brow and the detailed scratches and dent!
Nov 25, 2013, 9:18 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB
(Couldn't help pulling a little masking off)
Nov 26, 2013, 12:43 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB
I don't know something looks off to me!!!! I can't quite put my finger on it. Wait I know what it is your painting and ESB lid!!!
Just kidding bro the back is looking great keep up the good work and take your time.
Nov 26, 2013, 12:56 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB
Looking awesome, and the new boards will be ordered hopefully by the weekend.
Nov 26, 2013, 1:59 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB
So far it looks great! Can't wait to see the back plate finished, then the rest of the helmet!
Nov 28, 2013, 11:10 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB
It's nice and I like it. How's the airbrush? Easy to clean?
Nov 28, 2013, 11:16 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB
Very nice work, the colours look good. What mix did you us for the green? How are you finding the Iwata?
Nov 28, 2013, 11:50 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB
Thanks for the compliments. That feels pretty nice, especially since you guys are both big dogs as far as painting.
terminal fettler said:
Regarding the Iwata, it's the Eclipse HP-CS model, and I love it so far. However, I really don't have a frame-of-reference for comparison, since it's my first airbrush. Cleanup hasn't been a problem yet. I want to look into replacing the nozzle and needle, though. I'd like a bit wider spray cone, and my Iwata only came with the .35 needle. Would the .5 open up a larger cone?
I'll be taking the Iwata over to deadland's place soon. Since he has a great deal of experience, he'll be able to give a good review on the airbrush.
I'm also only spraying with an 18psi max compressor. You guys usually go higher than that, right?
And finally, as far as the colors, I'm using a Frankenstein mix for virtually everything. Some Floquils, some Model Masters, and I'm waiting on some Humbrols from across the pond. And a few of the Vallejo yellows are intriguing me for the kill stripes. Other than Lark Dark and Light Gray and Concrete, I'm pretty much bastardizing everything. The final green is MM Euro Dark Green with a healthy mix of MM Dark Sea Blue. And it's still not as bluish as I had hoped. Wait til you see the mixes I'm messing with for the dome and cheeks!
Nov 28, 2013, 12:02 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB
Well I don't know about being a big dog, but definitely an old dog
Regarding pressure, I tend to go quite low pressure, between 15-20 PSI and get in close and slow, I find that gives a smoother application, with Humbrol enamels anyway...