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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I'd be down for a bonus gift with my helmet
I'd certainly love a tool and instruction on the best way to use it!
Looking good. I would love to buy one of your toof picks. Not a used one though.
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...
Insane buddy. Are you using the toof tool for every masking application?
Yep. Around the outline with the TooF pick and then fill in the spaces using the silicone brush...
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!
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
Next layer added, hopefully the green layer will tie all the detail together...
Dude, you are a machine!!
Love it. Looks great.
Looking great, Garrett!
Layered is so weird. . . it's exactly backward from the way I do my topicals.
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...
It's like magic!
*tears of joy
You magnificent bastard.. ;-)
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.
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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