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    Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    THE BEGINNING--Sep 28th
    Hi all! Well, got my new SgtFang resin helmet about 45 minutes ago. Looks great overall! There will be some clean-up/dremeling/filling before I can get to the paint job, and I won't go into much detail where that's concerned.
    Batninja already covered the clean-up of this helmet in his thread.

    I'll update with pics of the painting process once I get it ready.
    Oh yeah, this will be my 2nd ESB paintjob.
    Last edited by superjedi; Sep 29, 2006 at 7:16 PM.

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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    You've had it for over 24 hours and you're not halfway done yet?

    Hooray for another Superjedi tutorial

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    SJ, do a ROTJ for me! I need to see one.

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    Matt,
    . . . *sigh*. . . sorry I'm going so slowly. I shall double my efforts!

    Hammer,
    ROTJ just doesn't "grab" me the way the ESB paintjob does.
    Maybe I'll do a "Hello Kitty Boba" like that Vader pic!

    PROGRESS--Sep 29th:
    Dremeling complete.

    First coat of bondo complete.

    Warm liquid goo phase complete.

    Oops. . . different movie!

    OK, couple pics below. Here's a side by side with my MS1 helmet.

    And an "ugly" shot of the filler on the back. This is the second coat. Tomorrow I'll finish sanding this down, and then wash the whole helmet and then it should be ready for primer!

    Should get to painting by Monday at the latest!
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    PROGRESS--Sep 30th:
    OK, priming is done. And I have sprayed the light color on the back panels of the helmet. This was a custom color I mixed using Polly S "Doped Linen" as a base, then added some generic acrylic gray and brown to get it to more of a sandy tone. It looks light, but once all painting is complete and I give it a wash, it will darken up a little.
    Here are two shots, with and without flash.





    Next up will be outlining the areas for the dark blue-green on the back.

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    Lookin good superjedi, keep up the good work man! Looking forward to more progress pics.

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    superjedi said: View Post
    Matt,
    . . . *sigh*. . . sorry I'm going so slowly. I shall double my efforts!
    I hope so, superjedi, for your sake. The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am.

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    Spoken like a true Sith.

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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    What are the colors that you are using for the back of the helmet. Is it Euro Dark Green that what I used in the past.

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    For the back, I'm using a custom color. It's based on the MM Euro I Dk Green, but I add some Floquil blue (I think it's BAR Blue) until I get it to a shade that matches the reference pics as close as possible.
    I'll be painting that part tomorrow!

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    superjedi said: View Post
    For the back, I'm using a custom color. It's based on the MM Euro I Dk Green, but I add some Floquil blue (I think it's BAR Blue) until I get it to a shade that matches the reference pics as close as possible.
    I'll be painting that part tomorrow!
    How much of the Bar Blue did you use?

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    texasfett said: View Post
    How much of the Bar Blue did you use?
    I just added a couple drops at a time until it looked close to the reference pics. I usually mix my custom colors by eye. A lot of painting on scrap plastic, waiting for it to dry, and holding it up next to my monitor.

    PROGRESS--Oct 1st:
    OK, the back of the helmet is well under way. I traced all the damage and scrapes, transferred them to the helmet, and applied masking fluid. I use Winsor & Newton's. It's really easy to work with! Below, the shiny areas are covered with the fluid.



    Once the liquid mask was dry (only about 20 to 30 minutes), I sprayed on my blue-green mix. I waited several hours for that to dry, then rubbed the liquid mask off, leaving my sandy color exposed. I just rub over the surface with a piece of tracing paper, and the masking fluid just rolls right off! Here's the back of the helmet now.





    Next up is tracing the silver and gray damage.

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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    Wow you make it look to easy,thanks for the info.

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    You are just pouring the paint on this one man! Great work!

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    DonnieDarko688 said: View Post
    You are just pouring the paint on this one man! Great work!
    I have to use my weekend time as much as possible. Don't have a lot of free time during the week!

    MORE PROGRESS--Oct 1st:
    Whew! OK, enough for one day I think. . .
    I've traced and painted all the gray and silver damage on the rear panels. The colors are Polly S Lark Dark Gray, and Floquil Bright Silver. In the ref shots, there's a secondary silver shade. . . almost like a pale blue, and I may go back later to add this. But for now, it's supper time!
    Here's where she stands until tomorrow.

    As before, my MS1 is jealous, and has to be in the pictures.







    More to come. . .

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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    jeez, looks great!

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    WOW! That's coming out great!

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    Talk about doin' an outstanding job with the weathering! The weathering on your new helmet looks IDENTICAL to the weathering on your MS1 helmet. Absolutely amazing ... way to go!

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    Man, I have never seen an ESB helmet back, come together so quick and look so good. Your MS1 is amazing by the way, but I believe you are working on a rival to it. Great job

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    DUDE!! ....you're just Flying through that thing...Freakin AWESOME ....
    Looks Fantastic SJedi.....

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    Glad everyone's enjoying the progress! I'm having fun doing the painting.

    PROGRESS--Oct 2nd:
    OK, not too exciting today. Got the MM Panzerolivgrun on the dome and lower cheeks, and the Polly S PRR Brunswick Green on the upper cheeks. The upper cheeks were hand painted with a 1/2" sable brush. Those Polly S paints go on smoooooooooth!
    If I remember right, the upper cheeks on the original were hand painted as well.

    It's funny, but seeing it side by side really shows how much the weathering darkens up the green!





    Much more to come. . . but slowly (until the weekend!)

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    DonnieDarko688 said: View Post
    Spoken like a true Sith.
    Dang straight.

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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    Truly amazing!

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    Looking good!!

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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    ...WOW...Just...WOW, great work bro!

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