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    1 Week Ago - Apr 26, 2015, 11:59 PM - rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #1

    Had to get busy on this angel...

    ...and I'm pleasantly surprised that I remember how to use my air gun!

    I cut out the visor and hit the lid with some more primer. Filed down what the Dremel couldn't reach. Wet sanded the lid several times - I'm a fan of smooooooth surfaces.

    In the past, I've always used rattlecan for the silver underlayer. But this time I decided to use Humbrol #11. Turned out pretty nice.

    I've sized about half of Rafalfett's wonderful templates to fit this helmet, so I should be able to get going on the back panels tomorrow after work. Like I said, I'm going to try and follow Jayvee's paint list as much as I can. I've managed to get ahold of EVERY color, with two exceptions - the two Floquil colors that he mixed the the green of the back panels. In the past, I've found that regular 'ol rattlecan Hunter Green looked great - but I was wondering if anyone has any alternate suggestions for that color to use through an airbrush. If nothing else, I'll formulate something on my own.

    Anyways, I snapped one quick shot with my phone. I'm so excited!


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    1 Week Ago - Apr 27, 2015, 12:21 AM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #2

    Very exciting! Looks like a great helmet, and will be a great canvas for any paint up.
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    1 Week Ago - Apr 27, 2015, 12:22 AM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #3

    You little beauty so another awesome Fettpride chapter in the book of Fett begins...
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    1 Week Ago - Apr 27, 2015, 1:05 AM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #4

    suuuuuuuubscribed


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    1 Week Ago - Apr 27, 2015, 8:13 AM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #5

    Quote jbdubz said: View Post
    suuuuuuuubscribed


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    +1...can't wait to see how this turns out!
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    1 Week Ago - Apr 27, 2015, 9:26 AM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #6

    Awesome buddy, that lid is just superb! Anything I may be able to help with along the way, feel free to shoot through a message at any stage
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    1 Week Ago - Apr 27, 2015, 10:45 PM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #7

    Quote Jayvee said: View Post
    Awesome buddy, that lid is just superb! Anything I may be able to help with along the way, feel free to shoot through a message at any stage
    Thanks, homie. Seriously, your paint skills on this lid would be GAME OVER.

    There's good news and bad news. The good news is I managed to locate and purchase Jayvee's back plate paint mix. The bad news is it's shipping from New York (I'm in Southern California 😡
  8. 1 Week Ago - Apr 27, 2015, 11:28 PM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #8

    Lookin forward to this paint up!
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    1 Week Ago - Apr 27, 2015, 11:31 PM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #9

    Quote Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    Rubio, i have f ew of those floquils for the back panels. If you need them LMK i'll send you a bottle of each, just pay shipping
    That's really nice of you, Lou, but I already ordered them. You're lucky that you're already in New York. Seems like all the great sources are in NY or Jersey.

    I'd love to see your take on this lid.... It might rival Jayvee's! Have you thought about it?
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    1 Week Ago - Apr 28, 2015, 6:25 AM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #10

    Aww yeah! Going to be paying attention to this one. 😊
  11. 1 Week Ago - Apr 28, 2015, 9:19 AM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #11

    Quote rubio95 said: View Post
    That's really nice of you, Lou, but I already ordered them. You're lucky that you're already in New York. Seems like all the great sources are in NY or Jersey.

    I'd love to see your take on this lid.... It might rival Jayvee's! Have you thought about it?
    Haha you quoted me before i edited the post...i realzed you aquired them and altered my post.

    I did do a ROTJ lid. It was a GMH, i pretty much followed Jayvees thread as well.
    Here it is:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/d...light=DVH+ROTJ

    It came out pretty good, but definitely did not rival Jayvees! lol I do have 2 more to do, (plus one for myself at some point) so more practice makes perfect!

    Looking forward to this paint up on this fantastic helmet!
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    5 Days Ago - Apr 29, 2015, 10:16 PM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #12

    Holy hell...

    I want to use this opportunity to heap some more praise on Jayvee. Jesus, this isn't easy. Rafalfett's wonderful templates are awesome, but there are a few details missing. However, Jayvee didn't miss a THING. I got started on the back panels tonight, and boy, are they weird. So for anyone attempting an RotJ paintup...Jayvee.

    So here I am, silver and grays laid. Ready for the next batch of stencils. The only problem is that my paints are on their way from New York. Hopefully they'll be here by Saturday (I'm in Southern California), but I think it's more likely that they'll be here in the middle of next week.

    Anyways, here's where I'm at....

    Masked:



    Two grays:

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    5 Days Ago - Apr 29, 2015, 10:48 PM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #13

    Very nice
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    5 Days Ago - Apr 30, 2015, 8:33 AM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #14

    Sweet....
  15. 5 Days Ago - Apr 30, 2015, 9:27 AM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #15

    Lookin great so far!
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    4 Days Ago - Apr 30, 2015, 11:32 PM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #16

    Awesome start bud, looking great! Appreciate the kind words too mate, far too kind
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    4 Days Ago - May 1, 2015, 12:10 AM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #17

    Quote Jayvee said: View Post
    Awesome start bud, looking great! Appreciate the kind words too mate, far too kind
    No, not too kind, lol!

    Anyways, this just isn't fair....



    However, I got a bit of good news...

    Apparently, FedEx is awesome, and they say that my paints will be here on Saturday, Si I have the rest of tonight up until Saturday afternoon to finish the masking of the right back panel. That'll be a challenge!
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    4 Days Ago - May 1, 2015, 7:44 AM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #18

    Looks really great so far! Question, are you leaving the making on from each layer?
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    4 Days Ago - May 1, 2015, 8:35 AM - Re: rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP #19

    It looks like you are leaving the masking on between paint layers.

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