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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 9:29 AM - Splattering your ESB helmet with love... and paint. A question for the experts. #1

    Hey peeps, just a quick question before I randomly splatter my lid with grimey, dirty looking paint for added authenticity. How do I achieve this in a controlled precise manner? Airbrush or brush flicking? Airbrush preferably.
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 9:30 AM - Re: Splattering your ESB helmet with love... and paint. A question for the experts. #2

    You could use your airbrush and an air filter. I've seen people use it on x wing model kits and it looks pretty nice.
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 9:41 AM - Re: Splattering your ESB helmet with love... and paint. A question for the experts. #3

    Toothbrush
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 9:46 AM - Re: Splattering your ESB helmet with love... and paint. A question for the experts. #4

    Toothbrush........... distance,angle,and thickness of paint all play into it.....

    Get a test strip and practice first........
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 10:19 AM - Re: Splattering your ESB helmet with love... and paint. A question for the experts. #5

    Yes..EXACTLY what Major said! lol
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 11:18 AM - Re: Splattering your ESB helmet with love... and paint. A question for the experts. #6

    I use a toothbrush, too.
  8. 4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 1:05 PM - Re: Splattering your ESB helmet with love... and paint. A question for the experts. #7

    Low tech toothbrush has always been my favorite splatter tool.
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 8, 2016, 6:43 PM - Re: Splattering your ESB helmet with love... and paint. A question for the experts. #8

    Thanks all. Looks like it's unanimous. Toothbrush it is!

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