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  1. Nov 25, 2013, 5:36 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #51

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    Even after all the time I've been doing helmets, I'm still fascinated and amazed watching
    an entire helmet done by layering.
    I love how sharp that masking is! This will look terrific coming thru the silver layer.
    The sharpness is all down to my new TooF pick tool... I might actually do a run of these, I there is any interest...
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    Nov 25, 2013, 6:37 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #52

    Will you be using your same colour list G? I've always thought if I were to do another ESB, I would test out adding a drop or two of black to the main back panel mix colour, to deaden it ever so slightly. And just a few other very minor things, like matching some of the greys even more accurately, and something still gets me about the red - I think humbrol 73 is closer than caboose, but for some reason, I just find the real lid's red brighter in certain lights.. Any case, I think you have an amazing eye for colour and minute details, so can't wait to see what you concoct.. :-)

    And i'm always interested in any tools to help supreme accuracy, so very keen if you do a run
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    Nov 25, 2013, 9:54 AM - TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #53

    I'd be down for a bonus gift with my helmet
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    Nov 25, 2013, 2:06 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #54

    I'd certainly love a tool and instruction on the best way to use it!


    -Kevin
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    Nov 25, 2013, 2:24 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #55

    Looking good. I would love to buy one of your toof picks. Not a used one though.
  6. Nov 26, 2013, 3:54 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #56

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    Will you be using your same colour list G? I've always thought if I were to do another ESB, I would test out adding a drop or two of black to the main back panel mix colour, to deaden it ever so slightly. And just a few other very minor things, like matching some of the greys even more accurately, and something still gets me about the red - I think humbrol 73 is closer than caboose, but for some reason, I just find the real lid's red brighter in certain lights.. Any case, I think you have an amazing eye for colour and minute details, so can't wait to see what you concoct.. :-)

    And i'm always interested in any tools to help supreme accuracy, so very keen if you do a run
    Yeah it will be a slightly tweaked colour list, the back panel green you mentioned, you are spot on, the previous hue was too intense so it needs to be dulled somewhat, I was going to mist it with black but I think I will follow your advice and add black to the mix as well. Also I use a different grey for the dome and cheeks to the mandibles and trim, I think I will lessen the contrast between the shades by misting the two colours together...
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    Nov 26, 2013, 6:35 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #57

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    Yeah it will be a slightly tweaked colour list, the back panel green you mentioned, you are spot on, the previous hue was too intense so it needs to be dulled somewhat, I was going to mist it with black but I think I will follow your advice and add black to the mix as well. Also I use a different grey for the dome and cheeks to the mandibles and trim, I think I will lessen the contrast between the shades by misting the two colours together...
    Excellent mate, good to see a similar thought process for improved accuracy. I don't think the back mix will need a lot of black - as I say, one or two drops may be all it needs. And we had a good discussion in Eric's latest thread showing the greys, so as I went the same as you on my last lid, some slightly revised greys to lessen the contrast sounds perfect. In any case, look forward to seeing the mixes you come up with, and discussing them with your good self - and any of the other 'accuracy nuts' of course
  8. Nov 30, 2013, 4:20 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #58

    Here are the back panels with the grey applied, that took an age to do! I will re-visit the right hand panel to super detail the silver area, but that's the main details added for the moment...
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    Nov 30, 2013, 6:19 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #59

    Insane buddy. Are you using the toof tool for every masking application?
  10. Nov 30, 2013, 6:23 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #60

    Yep. Around the outline with the TooF pick and then fill in the spaces using the silicone brush...
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    Nov 30, 2013, 6:44 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #61

    Beautiful, just beautiful.
    I know there's a lot more masking involved for a layered paint job than topical.
    I discovered this when I began doing PP2 helmets. It seems that it's so much
    work spending hours masking for a 5-10 minute session with the airbrush. But
    when the masking is removed, it's all worth it, just as we can see here!
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    Nov 30, 2013, 8:54 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #62

    Splendid work m'man. While I don't have the snazzy tooth picky tool, its exactly the way i go about it - mask the outline (I go with standard toothpicks), then fill in the blanks with cheap throwaway brushes (I buy a cheap pack of 10 or so for like $3). Yes, it is time consuming, and yes, it can take more than one session per layer - but it really is worth it, and G - you demonstrate that here absolutely beautifully. Top notch as always
  13. Dec 3, 2013, 3:35 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #63

    Next layer added, hopefully the green layer will tie all the detail together...
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    Dec 4, 2013, 11:39 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #64

    Dude, you are a machine!!
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    Dec 5, 2013, 2:09 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #65

    Love it. Looks great.
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    Dec 5, 2013, 4:36 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #66

    Looking great, Garrett!
    Layered is so weird. . . it's exactly backward from the way I do my topicals.
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    Dec 5, 2013, 9:15 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #67

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    Looking great, Garrett!
    Layered is so weird. . . it's exactly backward from the way I do my topicals.
    Yea he makes it look easy. I'll never understand it. Lol
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    Dec 6, 2013, 1:39 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #68

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    Looking great, Garrett!
    Layered is so weird. . . it's exactly backward from the way I do my topicals.
    Ahh, surely it's you topical folk that have it backwards.. As for you 'layer-opical' enthusiasts, then I don't even know where to start!
  19. Dec 9, 2013, 3:01 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #69

    Finally added the green on the back panels, what a relief...

    Still a few more details to add within the silver damage on the right hand panel, however...
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    Dec 9, 2013, 4:27 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #70

    It's like magic!
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    Dec 9, 2013, 8:07 PM - TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #71

    *tears of joy
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    Dec 10, 2013, 12:43 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #72

    You magnificent bastard.. ;-)
  23. Dec 10, 2013, 1:13 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #73

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    You magnificent bastard.. ;-)
    Thanks mate...
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    Dec 10, 2013, 11:17 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #74

    This is awesome. THis one of the parts of my Boba build I ain't looking forward to.

    I have no real experience of painting and have always been pretty **** at what I have tried.

    You guys are so talented and make it look so simple. I think a may have to call on someones expertise when the time comes as i'm sure i'll balls it up

    Will continue to watching intently as this progresses.
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    Dec 11, 2013, 9:49 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #75

    I used to have a helmet you painted. I miss it so much

    In this thread, can you please show how you do the scuffs under the killstripes, and the tan splatter at the end?
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