It's been a long time since I've posted any progress on any personal projects, but I've recently started something that I wanted to share.
Some of you may have seen some of the threads I've done on ESB helmet paintjobs. The ESB scheme is my favorite, and I love painting up helmets in that pattern of damage. But a little while back, some AMAZING photos of the PP3 helmet were made available and I was just fascinated by how close yet subtly different the 2 paint schemes were. I thought it would be fun to see an ESB and PP3 side-by-side in 3D so to speak.
So recently I picked up a TF fiberglass helmet from Garrett, (which looks so great, by the way!! ) and decided to paint it up in the PP3 scheme.
I'm using the same base colors as I normally do on my ESB paint jobs, just the positioning of the detailing/damage is being changed to match the reference shots of the PP3 bucket. This is more of a 'long term' project for me. I'm only working on it in my [very rare] spare time, but I've made enough progress that I now have something to show. Well, that and the fact I wanted an excuse to use my new 10.1 MP digicam. My old one died recently.
Here are a couple of overall shots of the helmet.
You can probably already see some of the differences in patterns between this bucket and the screen-used ESB.
Here's a shot of the kill stripe side. Notice there are 15 stripes.
Here's a tighter view, showing some of the damage I've begun to paint in that area.
A couple shots of the back panels, showing the differences in the patterns. Lots more scratching and scraping on this helmet as well!
Here's what we normally refer to as the "cat scratch." Not sure what to call it on the PP3 helmet. But it's plain to see that MR used a hybrid of detailing from the PP3 and ESB paint jobs for their helmet.
I'll round off this post with a closer shot of the dent. The differences in detail are subtle, but they're there!
Thanks, Garrett, for producing a super nice helmet! I'll be proud to display this in my collection.
More to come as I have time!