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Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    Cripes, I've had my new Sarge Bucket for about 3 weeks now and I'm not even done with the cutting/bondo/sanding prep yet! This thread has been an inspiration, man!

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    I have to agree this thread will make me get moving on my bucket forSURE!!! Great work and Great thread SJ...

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    I don't know how you do it but Holy Cow! You are not human,you are just flying through like nothing.I gotta give up to your work its great.

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    Geez, thanks all! :o When I get into a project, I tend to lose track of how much time I'm spending on it. A lot of times, I'll just go until I realize I'm starving, or my wife kicks me off the computer!

    SD68 said: View Post
    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?
    SD, I'm brush painting the silver. You're right, it does dry pretty fast, but when I'm painting a section where I have to dip my brush more than once, I try to "feather" the edge. Then when I add more paint, it's easier to blend the areas together. Also, once I put on the first coat, I'll go back over it with more of a stippling action, and that helps to disguise any brush strokes as well.

    PROGRESS--Oct 8th:
    OK, something a little different as far as pics go. I wanted to show a section of the helmet, and how it progresses as I add the different colors.
    I'll show the right mandible, seeing how I needed a break between each color!
    First is the Floquil Bright Silver. I traced the damage areas, then painted them in. I try to leave any small chips within the larger areas unpainted. It gives me a much better visual on where to line up the next color.



    While the silver is drying, I trace out my next color application. In this case, Polly S Lark Dark Gray, just as with my last couple of updates. After I lay down the gray, this is what it looks like.



    The third step is to add the darker reddish damage. Again, for this I'm using Polly S PRR Maroon. This was one alteration Rogue Studios made to his famous color list. And it's much easier than mixing a custom color! I'll also use this step to go back and touch up any silver that got covered over, or needs to be reshaped due to painting the other 2 colors. Here's the mandible with the maroon added.



    *Whew!!* Lots of work for a small section of the bucket. This represents probably around 4 hours of work.
    Hope everyone's enjoying the tutorial!

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    Thanks for the info SJ. The bucket looks absolutely incredible!!!

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    PROGRESS--Oct 9th:
    OK, the face is pretty much done. I still have to go back with my sharp little implement of destruction (compass) and put in the really fine scratches, but the painting is finished.
    For the gray on the lower cheeks, I darkened up the Lark Dark Gray using some PRR Brunswick Green. The Lark by itself just kind of blends into the Panzerolivgrun. There's not enough contrast. I just added a few drops at a time until it provided enough of a difference to see. (This isn't my idea. . . I can't remember who recommended it. I thought it was Rogue Studios in his color thread, but I can't find the reference for it. Nevertheless, it works great! )





    Next up is starting the damage on the dome!

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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    I think Superjedi should change his name to Superpainter

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    Good thing I never did a Boba helmet, cause the painting to too difficult for me. Good thing I stuck to the simplicity of Jango's pait job, despite the rub and buff.

    -tubachris

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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    that is amazing.

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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    That paint job is stellar. Thanks for the mini tutorial on the silver also.
    Now I need to get a move on....thanks for the motivation

    -Tim-

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    Glad you guys are enjoying this! I'm using my weekend time as much as I can.

    MORE PROGRESS--Oct 9th:
    Alright, the dome is getting beat up! I started at the back, and I'm working my way around. So far I'm about 1/4 of the way around. Here's where it stands:



    Everything you see here is silver and gray paint. I haven't added any of the really fine scratches yet. I mapped out the medium/small ones so I could have a good reference point for doing the really tiny ones.





    Next, it's onward toward the right temple and "cat scratch." Then continuing to the dent and killstripe area. Lots more detail on the left side.

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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    SJ,

    After the dull cote, does the silver turn kind of a "lead" color and get just a little, like streakyish ?

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    psberetta said: View Post
    SJ,

    After the dull cote, does the silver turn kind of a "lead" color and get just a little, like streakyish ?
    Well, so far the only part I've dull coated is the back section.
    It does make the silver a shade darker, and if I look very closely,
    there's kind of a very fine "mottled" effect.
    But it's not noticeable unless you're looking reeeeeally close.
    Kind of like oxidized metal.

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    superjedi said: View Post
    Well, so far the only part I've dull coated is the back section.
    It does make the silver a shade darker, and if I look very closely,
    there's kind of a very fine "mottled" effect.
    But it's not noticeable unless you're looking reeeeeally close.
    Kind of like oxidized metal.
    Mottled....Exactly !!!!

    Ok, thanks

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    Another great thread SJ! Fantastic work my friend. I can't wait to see this dude finished.

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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    I........can't.............believe..........how... ........great......it............is. You make me feel like a putz. Great work!



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    MandalorFett said: View Post
    I........can't.............believe..........how... ........great......it............is. You make me feel like a putz. Great work!


    Oh man. . . I'm sorry.
    I'll stop immediately and toss the helmet out the window.

    Thanks!

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    Well SJ, after seeing your work on this project these past few days has shown me how artistically inadequate my "skill" really is...Wow is about all I can say after seeing how easy you make it seem to create a flawless buy'ce. Hopefully I'll get better at this sooner rather than later...

    :thumbup

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    Absolutely amazing how you've got the weathering accurate down to the tenth of a millimeter! Most impressive.

    MandalorFett said: View Post
    I........can't.............believe..........how... ........great......it............is. You make me feel like a putz. Great work!


    superjedi said: View Post
    Oh man. . . I'm sorry.
    I'll stop immediately and toss the helmet out the window.

    Thanks!
    MF ... please tell me you were there to catch the helmet he just threw out the window!

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    absolutely amazing paint job!! :thumbup

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    PROGRESS--Oct 11th:
    OK, I was lazy yesterday and took a day off.
    But I'm trying to keep up some momentum during the week! I made it past the "cat scratch," around the front of the dome, and started on the main part of the dent. Again, still have all the fine detail to go, but I wanted to get the main part laid in to keep myself motivated.
    So here it is as of today.






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    Re: Superjedi's SgtFang helmet

    not to much more to go there. Looking Fett-abulous

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    Amazing work! I am truly humbled :thumbup

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    Fantastic work! Very inspiring...

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    Man! I may have to send you a freebie sometime to paint one of these up for me!

    These are still quite available BTW- My thread in the Cargo hold evidently fell off while I was out sick. PM me for details.

    -Sarge

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