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Sgt. Fang progress

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    Sgt. Fang progress

    After aquiring this beauty from BATNINJA, I couldn't wait to get started. Hope I'm doing you proud batninja. I decided to just wing it instead of using the stencils. Fruther progress will follow.Comments/ suggestions welcome.
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    Holy ****! You mean somebody SOLD that helmet??

    Just kidding, it looks awesome! You did that in a day?

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    Yeah. Bout 4 hours into it so far. Got to tell ya, you did a bee-u-ti-full job with the prep on this. I can't wait to get to it again. The ROTJ paint job was a breeze compared to this. No, you can't have it back.

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    Had time to do some more painting today. Got the ears done (I think) and added some more weathering. Still have to add in some maroon/ caboose in between the grey and silver but it is finally taking shape. Can you tell I'm avoiding the back? It frightens me to put brush to helmet there.
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    Amazing work so far.......looks like that bucket went to a good home.

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    Got most of the back done today. Kill stripes and final weathering yet to go...
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    Re: Sgt. Fang progress

    lookin great

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    Wow, really great work. You should be proud.

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    Wow !! that looks awesome!!

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    Whoa...Beautiful paint job there! I'm so jealous! I was hoping my paints would come in today but they haven't

    Anyways...Can't wait to see more progress and especially the finished product, again, Great Job

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    sssmokin' great job.

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    Looks great. Can I ask what color tan/yellow you used for the back? It looks very good

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    Thanks very much guys! It has been fun so far. The base color on the back (I assume you mean the "tan" looking color) was applied by Batninja before I bought the helmet. I believe it is called "concrete". When I'm done with this, I'll probably sell the remaining paints in the cargo hold. They are all floquil and ployscale. I have a little hooby shop near me that still sells ALL of the paints on the AFFO$ list.

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    Yeah, I was talking about the base color on the back. I see the right ear appears to be Panzer Dark Yellow, but the back looks a little lighter. I like it

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    Excellent work Jay... great base and even better paint up!

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    For the right ear, I used an acrylic called 'Earth'. Awesome color, and looks completely different once the other colors are applied. Weird.

    This project is looking awesome!

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    How do you do that weathering so fast?! -

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    Ohhhhh... Not very fast my friend..I have taken a liking to the painting thing. I find it very theraputic. I have found ALOT of great reference pics here on TDH and I simply mimic what others have done. I think you will find that everyone here will tell you when starting a project...DONT BE IN A HURRY! I do find it enjoyable though.

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    You said in a previous post that you did this in about 4 hours...

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    That was about right. It really moved along smooth for some reason. I think I was just excited to get started. The other stuff has gone much slower.

    Just to clarify also, the helmet came to me from Batninja with all of the base colors already applied. I think he spent months preping the bucket.
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    Re: Sgt. Fang progress

    Cool. So you could explain to me how you did the weathering?

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    Well, I think that pretty much does it. Except for attatching the circut board and adding the Hyperdyne lights to the RF, I think I'm done. I decided to hand paint the kill stripes which was probably the most difficult part of the project. I used rust paint and grimy black for an all over dirty look and overall I'm pleased. Now, could some of the vet's suggest the BEST finishing protective coat that wont make it too shiny or lose out on the integrity of the bright silver? Thanks and thank you again for all of your encouraging comments!.
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    Jay... that is a totally sweet lid you have there!! ESB movie accurate? :thumbup

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    Very nice paint! I love the tan weathering/spotting on the dome! Very cool.

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    ESB accurate to the best of my ability Gavin. I've been looking at this thing so long now it's all starting to blend together. I thought I would quit tinkering with it before I over did it.

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