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  1. locitus's Avatar
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    Jul 5, 2013, 6:10 AM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #101

    Beautiful!
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    Jul 5, 2013, 5:54 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #102

    DROOL!!!!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous Eric!!!!! (not you, the bucket that is Words cant even describe how excited I am to wear this "Superjedi Signature Edition" bucket. Gonna have to buy a separate armor tub just for this beauty!!! As expected after meeting you at CVI, you have been an awesome individual to deal with. I look forward to future commissions with you
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    Jul 5, 2013, 7:03 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #103

    Thanks Scott. If/when there's a Celebration VII, I hope to see you there!
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    Jul 5, 2013, 10:31 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #104

    Stunning work. I just ordered an airbrush kit, a bazillion paints, and liquid mask. I can only hope my lid looks half this good when I am done with it! Of course, If I jack it all up I will just send it to you Superjedi!
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    Jul 5, 2013, 10:37 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #105

    Thanks, LongHammer. Just remember, patience is key with projects like these.
    Do research, study reference pics, practice with that airbrush (if you've never used one before).
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    Jul 5, 2013, 10:43 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #106

    Yeah, I have a GMH on order, but I have a terribly painted Don Post that I get to experiment on while I wait! I hope to get a feel for doing the layering as well as even coats on that bad boy and then I can approach the good helmet with a bit more skill. I am using mostly Hasbro paints, so we will see how it goes. I may also do my armor before the helmet since it is not quite so intricate. That is assuming I am able to order some armor soon! If only the Navy gave me more time off!
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    Jul 6, 2013, 8:17 AM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #107

    Navy guy, huh? Cool. I'm retired Air Force, but don't hold that against me.

    Your Don Post gives you a realistic "palette" that you can practice on.
    You can try different techniques and colors to see what works before your GMH arrives.

    You said Hasbro paints? I didn't know Hasbro made paints. . . did you mean another brand?
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    Jul 6, 2013, 8:56 AM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #108

    Fantastic results, to who in my mind, is the best topical painter (or layer-opical;-)), and one of the finest overall artists on this board. Simply super job Eric!
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    Jul 6, 2013, 11:20 AM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #109

    I meant Humbrol! Hahaha, I just had an early 90's flashback to when those toy ads finished up with "from Hasbro!" I have no idea where that came from.... I am going to attempt to do most of it using the layer technique, and then topically apply the darker grays, and weathering (might attempt some pastel powder work there, we will see). Do you usually seal it with a matte finish clear coat?
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    Jul 6, 2013, 11:45 AM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #110

    Jonny, thank you sir. . . and you know every time you use the term "layer-opical " you owe me a dollar.

    LongHammer, that explains it! I was like, "Hasbro makes paints now??"
    Sounds like you have a solid plan in mind for your helmet. Thinking things through step by step
    can be a big help when you're planning your project.
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    Jul 6, 2013, 8:56 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #111

    You're strategy makes the most sense to me. Layered paint just seems to look so much better, and more realistic. Poorly done topical looks hideous. I think if I can do a large portion of it by layering, it will look great, and I will only need to do very minor topical paint. Any good recommendations on very fine paintbrushes for painting/masking?
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    Jul 6, 2013, 9:26 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #112

    Beautiful as always brother!!!
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    Jul 6, 2013, 9:37 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #113

    Thanks Deadland.

    LongHammer, I just use Testors Model Master brushes. They have worked well for me over the
    years, and if you take good care of them, they last for a good while. I use the size 0 and size 000.
    I do have a size 00000 brush, but I very rarely use it.
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    Jul 6, 2013, 9:55 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #114

    I read a thing the other day to freshen up your brushes to use vinegar...tried it out and I think it works...
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    Jul 6, 2013, 10:51 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #115

    Thanks guys! Fett4, clear white wine vinegar?
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    Jul 7, 2013, 10:38 AM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #116

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    Jonny, thank you sir. . . and you know every time you use the term "layer-opical " you owe me a dollar.
    Ahh geez, superjedi copyright infringement - hate it when I forget about that... Righto, off to raid the piggy bank then ;-)
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    Jul 10, 2013, 6:24 AM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #117

    As always, impressive, most impressive.
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    Jul 10, 2013, 4:50 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #118

    Thanks again, everyone.
    I heard from Terrantula, and the helmet made it safely to its new home.
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    Jul 10, 2013, 6:00 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #119

    Another awesome superjedi helmet out there making Fett's look better...
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    Jul 17, 2013, 5:30 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #120

    Simply stunning... as always!
    So did you end up using the Ali stalk or?
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    Jul 17, 2013, 8:30 PM - Re: Superjedi's GMH as ESB for Terrantula #121

    Thanks again guys.
    Gav, yeah that's it in the pics.

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