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  1. Dec 14, 2013, 12:52 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #76

    Beautiful as always G! At some point I really do need to get a helmet painted by you.
  2. Jan 8, 2014, 4:24 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #77

    Finally got around to applying the mid grey on the dome and lower cheeks. Spent far too long masking the base grey and silver damage, oh well. On this helmet I'm using Rafalfett's templates as well as reference shots, this really helps scaling and positioning but also means much more detail...
    This grey is a new colour I'm using, i finally settled on a tone that works on the rear panels, dome and cheeks and the mandibles and trim. Previously I've used a darker grey for the dome and cheeks, this grey appears to work well to achieve the desired contrast with its adjacent colours, this should make sense later in the paint up...
    I need to revisit the dent and other areas to add the fine detail grey within the silver, its easier to manage as a separate masking layer...
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    Jan 8, 2014, 4:48 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #78

    It looks sooo good!

    I've been dying for updates to this thread. Please keep them coming!
  4. Jan 8, 2014, 4:51 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #79

    Thanks mate, hopefully won't be to long before the green goes on!
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    Jan 9, 2014, 8:54 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #80

    New posting to the forum but long time fan and learner of its amazing arrays of members projects and paint tutorials, this particular one is certainly the start of am MAGNIFICENT and out of this world work, can't wait for another work update.
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    Jan 10, 2014, 7:00 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #81

    Captain Awesome himself sent me here to check this out.

    "Dude, it's amazing" he said.

    "You've got to check it out" he said.

    "You wont lose control of your bowels over how incredible it is" he said.




    That last one was a lie.
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    Jan 11, 2014, 9:21 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #82

    Enjoying this thread. The work is amazing. As always.
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    Jan 18, 2014, 10:30 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #83

    Looks like more great work TF. So do I only need to pester you for a year to get you to paint me a helmet? I guess I should start now.
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    Jan 19, 2014, 1:57 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #84

    More popcorn please!
  10. Jan 19, 2014, 8:58 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #85

    Thanks guys. Under pressure at work so am pushed finding time for the next stage of the paint up...
  11. Feb 14, 2014, 10:54 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #86

    Finally found time to finish masking the silver/ grey layer and apply the green. A lot of work went into this, but i still need to super detail the inside of the dent, the top dome damage and the right hand rear panel. The dome and lower cheeks feature a new grey colour which will also be the same on the mandibles and trim. The previous grey i used on the dome and cheeks was a shade darker, this means the grey layer is now the same all over the helmet and relies on the optical illusion that the dome and lower cheeks is actually darker...
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    Feb 14, 2014, 1:12 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #87

    That is beautiful man.

    When you do the weathering under the killstripes, can you show us how you do it? Or explain your process?
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    Feb 14, 2014, 3:10 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #88

    Great update, Garrett! You're a layered-style monster.
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    Feb 14, 2014, 6:23 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #89

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    Great update, Garrett! You're a layered-style monster.
    Yep I'll never understand how he does it. He's the man.
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    Feb 14, 2014, 7:06 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #90

    That's just gorgeous....
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    Feb 15, 2014, 12:24 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #91

    Garrett, that base green is spot on... But what I'm talking about? The whole helmet is (already) a masterpiece! I can't wait to see the mandibles and the rim painted to see the the new color combination and its effect.

    Quote GrottyFurball said: View Post
    That is beautiful man.

    When you do the weathering under the killstripes, can you show us how you do it? Or explain your process?
    The weathering under the killstripes is actually silver with base green painted on. More exactly, when the helmet painter removed the tape that he used to do the killstripes also removed (accidentally) some of the paint layers to reveal the silver underneath, so he used a brush to 'mask' those areas.
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    Feb 15, 2014, 1:45 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #92

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    Garrett, that base green is spot on... But what I'm talking about? The whole helmet is (already) a masterpiece! I can't wait to see the mandibles and the rim painted to see the the new color combination and its effect.



    The weathering under the killstripes is actually silver with base green painted on. More exactly, when the helmet painter removed the tape that he used to do the killstripes also removed some of the paint layers to reveal the silver underneath, so he used a brush to 'mask' those areas.
    That's interesting. So it's basically just the base green brush painted?

    I was kind of thinking Garrett used some sort of burnishing tool. Having a helmet that he painted years ago, it just looked so perfectly placed and authentic. I was hoping he would share his technique.
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    Feb 15, 2014, 3:48 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #93

    Yea, doesn't get a whole lot better than this folks. Just beautiful work G!
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    Feb 15, 2014, 10:28 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #94

    You know I was gonna troop in this helmet. Maybe this belongs in a case now lol


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    Feb 15, 2014, 1:00 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #95

    That's where I'd put it.....or on a mannequin IN a case!
  21. Feb 15, 2014, 1:45 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #96

    Quote GrottyFurball said: View Post
    That is beautiful man.

    When you do the weathering under the killstripes, can you show us how you do it? Or explain your process?
    Will do, that's one of the things done in the final stages...
  22. Feb 15, 2014, 1:51 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #97

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    Garrett, that base green is spot on... But what I'm talking about? The whole helmet is (already) a masterpiece! I can't wait to see the mandibles and the rim painted to see the the new color combination and its effect.



    The weathering under the killstripes is actually silver with base green painted on. More exactly, when the helmet painter removed the tape that he used to do the killstripes also removed (accidentally) some of the paint layers to reveal the silver underneath, so he used a brush to 'mask' those areas.
    Interesting, I always saw that area as a separate layer on top of the green painted in a thinned down white to emulate some sort of glue reside. I can't see any evidence the paint is chipped down to the silver...
    In fact there is an area under the forehead arrows where there is silver damage exposed and a similar white weathered area below it?
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    Feb 16, 2014, 2:40 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #98

    Quote terminal fettler said: View Post
    Interesting, I always saw that area as a separate layer on top of the green painted in a thinned down white to emulate some sort of glue reside. I can't see any evidence the paint is chipped down to the silver...
    I always use the Britt Dietz images from the C-IV exhibit (here ==> Star Wars Celebration IV - Britt Dietz Photos), because these are hi-res images and shows the most in-depth details of the whole suit. Here are some images that shows what I'm talking about:

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    Quote terminal fettler said: View Post
    In fact there is an area under the forehead arrows where there is silver damage exposed and a similar white weathered area below it?
    To me it looks the same 'weathering' used around the killstripes:

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    The Pre-Pro #3 has a better explanation of the weathering:

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  24. Mar 2, 2014, 3:57 AM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #99

    Finally applied the kill stripes and added additional detail within the silver damage areas. The last few stripes are actually a little more orange in person, they're washed out in the photo a bit. Next onto the mandibles and trim!
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    Mar 2, 2014, 12:03 PM - Re: TF2 ESB Paint Job for Captain Awesome #100

    Loving it buddy!


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