WOW! That is amazing! You gots talent bud!
WOW! That is amazing! You gots talent bud!
Well, no pics today. All I had time to do was put on a coat of Testors Dullcoat. This will seal all the work I've done already in preparation for the next step; painting the mandibles. I'm lucky enough to have a great hobby shop nearby that carries the whole Floquil/Polly S paint line, and they stock Floquil Boxcar Red in spray cans!
So tomorrow I'll mask everything off, and paint the mandibles and band around the helmet.
What!?!? This bucket ain't done yet?? Come on, it's been almost a week already! j/k bud
Is there any way you could post a link to Batninja's thread covering the clean-up of this particular helmet? I can't find it. I just received my SgtFang helmet and could use some schooling on doing so as I'm still pretty much a novice at all this. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.
No problem, check here:
OK, almost done with all major color application! I got the Boxcar Red sprayed on today. Man. . . even the Floquil spray paints are amazing! They go on really well, and dry pretty quickly, too!
Here's where I stand as of tonight.
Tomorrow, I'll mask and paint the killstripes! Woo hoo!
Thats really awesome!
incredible work so far!!
Ya know.. I was just teasing.. You didn't really have to double your efforts..
I dunno how you do such a good job so quickly, but it looks great so far.. When does the bidding start? Friday?
Kinda funny ... just by looking at the front of the helmet, it almost looks like what 's helmet looked like right when he started bounty hunting ... before it sustained the battle damage.
Keep up the good work!
Thanks for all the comments, guys! I did my MS helmet over a year ago, and that's long enough to enjoy doing another one all over again.
Killstripes are on. I masked them all individually with blue painters tape, then painted the "chips" on with masking fluid. I then sponged on Polly S UP Armour Yellow in several light applications until none of the green on the dome showed thru. This is exactly the same technique I used on my MS1. I like to use those really dense makeup sponges. They leave no brush strokes or "dab" marks, and it's a heckuva lot easier than masking everything to airbrush!
Here she be:
The next step will be to start mapping/stenciling all the damage on upper cheeks and mandibles. (*gulp*)
Looks great! I love how both helms are nearly identical.
Dude this is lookin freakin amazing!
Where can I buy a Sgt.Fang helmet?
Looks awesome. I was sure tempted to get one of these helmets to do a Boba. Wish I had a bit more spare change laying around.
Whew! So it begins. . . the tracing/mapping/transferring portion. Lots of detail to do for the damage. I started on the keyhole rectangle on the back, and I'm moving around the "hatband" toward the ear areas.
For this damage, I'm using my Floquil Bright Silver, Polly S Lark Dark Gray, and Polly S PRR Maroon for the darker reddish areas.
This is where I really have to make myself go slowly and check my references often!
Thanks again for everyone who's sticking with my progress.
More to come over the weekend!
Thanks for posting the link to Batninja's thread, it was very helpful, as is this one. Both have really answered many questions about how a professional weathering job looks like. And after comparing my weathering techniques with those I've seen here, I'm gonna have to start from scratch all over again I think. For a time I even thought about going for the unscathed, non-weathered kit but now I'm not so sure. I'll have to see if I can recreate a similar effect as you've done with this particular helmet. Minesa custom Mandalorian anyway so at least I don't have to worry about making sure every scratch and blemish is recreated on their helmet to mimic the movie models. I'd never be able to pull that off I don't think...Thanks again!
Dha Syntir, glad I can be of some help! The key to this is patience. Work in small sections at a time, and don't expect it to be a "weekend project," cuz it definitely takes some time!
Ow! My back. . .
I've continued on, adding more damage to the Boxcar Red areas. I've pretty much completed most of the main areas on the back, and have started sneaking around onto the left mandible.
Technique is same as described previously. I'm saving the right mand for last, cuz it has the most detail.
*sigh*. . . more of the same tomorrow.
Dude, this is awesome! I can't believe you're getting it done this fast. I took over a month to get this far. Keep up the great work!
Are you spraying the Floquil bright silver with a stencil or using a brush? I have never been able to brush paint Floquil enamels because they dry so fast and was wondering how you are achieving such a smooth finish with them without any brush strokes?