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  1. 22ssplt's Avatar
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    Dec 26, 2013, 7:35 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #51

    Lol, those mandibles are very detailed. I love how the green on the back panels turned out. Great color!
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    Dec 26, 2013, 10:15 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #52

    Dry dry dry!!!!!

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    Dec 27, 2013, 3:35 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB #53

    Getting there...

    ...sheesh...Humbrol paints are a little...difficult to work with lol!




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    Dec 27, 2013, 1:56 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #54

    Wow! I really like that color. It looks so much like the Cloud City scenes.

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    Dec 27, 2013, 9:47 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #55

    I decided to take a decent picture. I used some wool to knock down the brightness of the mandibles. Still sooooo much to do, but I was really happy with the 'new look' that the steel wool gave it.

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    Dec 27, 2013, 9:48 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #56

    Bravo dude. Bravo.
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    Dec 27, 2013, 10:27 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #57

    Trade ya
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    Dec 27, 2013, 10:37 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #58

    OK ,OK...now I'll shut up about the green. If this is the way it looks in person you'd be a fool or a glutton for punishment to repaint it. Really looks amazingly similar to the ESB pic that was posted up. What's left to so other than scratches, more scratches, and dullcote?
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    Dec 27, 2013, 10:52 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #59

    Quote syllander said: View Post
    OK ,OK...now I'll shut up about the green. If this is the way it looks in person you'd be a fool or a glutton for punishment to repaint it. Really looks amazingly similar to the ESB pic that was posted up. What's left to so other than scratches, more scratches, and dullcote?
    I'm happy you like it!!

    There's actually a TON more to do. I have all the splatters, the misting, another light coat of gray here and there, and I need to almost RE-DO the entire dent lol! And THEN wash the whole thing to get the dome and cheeks to where I want them. This is the shot I'm trying to replicate:



    I think I have the color tone pretty close, but it will take a few washes to get the colors to match (my color needs SHADOW). Still sooooo much to do, but THANK YOU for the compliments!!! It REALLY helps me to stay positive, since I'm sure at least half of TDH thinks I'm crazy for going this route!
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    Dec 27, 2013, 11:28 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #60

    I think it looks great man!
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    Dec 28, 2013, 5:16 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB #61

    Looks great fella, amazing job
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    Dec 28, 2013, 10:49 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB #62

    Are you just planning on doing the helmet, or are you doing armor as well? I'd be interested to see how/if the paint colors would change based on this interpretation.
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    Dec 30, 2013, 2:31 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #63

    New boards are in for the RF, and they work. PM me when you get a chance.
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    Jan 1, 2014, 11:25 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #64

    Well, I got my feet wet with washes. I used Vallejo Black Grey, and gave the lower cheeks and dome a few generous washes. It may or may not come across well in the pictures, but it's quite noticeable in person, and it's really helping me feel more comfortable about my custom green. I may buy another color and try some more. It was fun!

    Also added a few bits of Caboose Red to the mandibles.

    Having fun!



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    Jan 2, 2014, 1:01 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB #65

    Dude...wow. I love that color!
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    Jan 2, 2014, 9:36 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB #66

    Would be cool to see this on an ESB costume, or an ROTJ SE would be better! Can be very proud to put this thing on display....
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    Jan 2, 2014, 4:10 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #67

    Once you git your ears done we will need to do a side b side with my FPH2.
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    Jan 2, 2014, 6:09 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #68

    Quote bcurtis said: View Post
    Dude...wow. I love that color!
    Quote syllander said: View Post
    Would be cool to see this on an ESB costume, or an ROTJ SE would be better! Can be very proud to put this thing on display....
    You guys are too kind. I'm really looking forward to filling in and fleshing out some details all over the helmet.

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    Once you git your ears done we will need to do a side b side with my FPH2.
    Yes! I've gotta get going with the ears. I'm not looking all that forward to that part, though, lol! And yes, of course your paintup is the quality I'm shooting for. I'll be happy if it's even in the same ballpark!

    But I really want to have it side-by-side with yours. To really get a feel for how my color choices pan out next to the tried-and-true colors.
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    Jan 3, 2014, 9:36 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #69

    Added some detail to the right mandible. After it dries fully, I'll wetsand to even out the paint/tone with the existing color.

    More and more, I'm beginning to this that the original helmets were painted mostly topically...

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    Jan 3, 2014, 11:53 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #70

    I'd imagine you're right about the topical thing...But think how much more realistic this looks with the majority being layered. Probably a good balance of both for a perfect paint up.
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    Jan 4, 2014, 7:38 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #71

    Smudge me!

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    Jan 4, 2014, 10:10 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #72

    Truly outstanding paint up so far.
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    Jan 4, 2014, 11:43 PM - Re: rubio95's ESB #73

    Looks great man.
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    Jan 5, 2014, 1:10 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB #74

    Looks great, can't wait to get a kit built for it.
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    Jan 8, 2014, 1:35 AM - Re: rubio95's ESB #75

    Ear me!