I am rather new to the whole costuming game (this is my first post). I have purchased the majority of my stuff from another guy in Australia who didn't have the time to make his suit. As a result I purchased all his pieces which are completely untouched and yet to be worked on. The pieces I ran by someone in my local garrison to make sure it was legitimate (always have to be careful of an eBay sale). Now the armor I purchased ended up being relatively cheap seeing it saved me shipping every item individually over to Australia. I ended up with three helmets (not sure why the guy had three) which doesn't really worry me as I don't mind a bit of practice and I could even do the helmets of each movie, I am planning on doing a ROTJ as my main build.
If you look at the image below you can see the third helmet is significantly narrower then the other two. I am not exactly sure how to approach such an issue or whether it is fixable, open too suggestions here? Overall I am not too worried as I have two other helmets to play with.
Just a few questions about paints for a newbie.
- Does anyone know any good paint suppliers that are international or available in Australia? Currently I am looking at Humbrol but it looks like it may be difficult to locate suppliers.
- What kind of paint do you use for your airbrush? (e.g. enamel, acrylic, water-base)
- Do you guys recommend any specific air brushes and compressor kits?
First helmet is a FP:
Second and third are apparently BGH buckets, one is an older cast however the seller said.
Ninja edit!: Additionally what kind of knife or tool do you generally use for scratches and cutting the visor section. I have looked through allot of threads but there doesn't seem to be much emphasis on these tools is all.