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*UPDATE 2013* WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    Morning Fett -aholics! Back from an awesome summer holiday in California-land, and back onto working on the Fett. This is a small update on some of the dome paint - specifically the killstripes, and the fine detail work in and around them. Obviously, there is still a lot more to go on this section, but here are some shots of the almost completed fine detail sections on one quadrant of the dome. Really happy with how this section is coming out so far, and have even tried to emulate the non- symmetrical killstripes, and many of the highlights and scratches. With a bit of luck, the dome paint will be finished shortly to move on to the cheeks and mandibles, but for now, heres a few shots to show some progress, and to show you that although slow, this paintjob is still going ahead! As always, any feedback or thoughts welcome,and glad to be able to share just a little bit of new work with you all! Peace

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    What the... Are you kidding me!?
    At first I thought it was the real deal, then the second and third thought was the same until I saw the comparison image. You nailed all the details (big and small) and everything looks perfect (as always). You have one amazing eye (well... a set of two) for the fine details, and even if you already proved with that ESB helmet (as I said before) that you are in the top 10 of the best helmet painters, with this paint job (already) you have moved quickly in the first 5, and I think no one can argue this fact.

    Amazing paint job! Keep the awesome updates coming... And I already foresee a Pre-Pro #2 paint job in the near future.

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    Stunning!

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    Not bad, very good!

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    are you trying to play the game of spot the difference, cause you are doing a good job, well done

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    Here is a REALLY good pic of something you may want to add to your dent...tell me what you think...
    Boba Fett Costume - The Dented Helmet Gallery

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    Cant tell if that gouge is there or not in 1 pic it looks like it might be but in another it doesnt look like it...great work on the paint BTW

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Here is a REALLY good pic of something you may want to add to your dent...tell me what you think...
    Boba Fett Costume - The Dented Helmet Gallery

    [COLOR="silver"]- - - Updated - - -[/COLOR]

    Cant tell if that gouge is there or not in 1 pic it looks like it might be but in another it doesnt look like it...great work on the paint BTW
    You are right! That gouge is part of the ROTJ dent along with those physical scratches all over the helmet.

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    First off - wow! Thank you so much to everyone so far for your super kind comments. You guys really are very kind, and im really enjoying this paint up, so hope I can keep it going at the same level for you all.. :-)

    Fett4real and Raf - yep, that little gouge is there for sure. I havn't actually got to fine detailing the dent as of yet, but rest assured I will sort it when its time for that section. Really appreciate the thoughts and excellent pic fett4, many thanks buddy! :-)

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    Dude you are rocking this thing!!! Just simply amazing.

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    Beautiful! Keep it up.

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    Blimey!!! This is ridicules!! Ha ha, just kidding! Wow Johnny you are truly amazing! I agree with Raf you are definitely one of the finest artists to put paint on a Fett helmet! You deserve all the accolades because your work speaks for itself..... can't wait to see all the little bits of authenticity come together!

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    Morning Fett-Fanatics! It’s been a long winded one, but time for my next update installment on this gem of a helmet cast. To recap for the un-initiated (as I’ve been taking my punk-***** time ), this is a ROTJ paint up, and I’m trying to get it nice and accurate. Pretty happy so far, but you other Fett gurus may be a better judge than me…

    What we have in this update, is pretty much the dome in its entirety – complete with fine detail, super fine detail, gouges, scratches, nooks, crannies – you name it. There is every possibility that I may have missed a scratch or mark here or there, but I think I have done pretty well in recreating everything my grandpa eyes can see. This includes lots of misting, black marks, white marks, silver scratches, and even down to some red and yellow paint marks. One thing I am definitely noticing about the ROTJ paint up, is that if some think ROTJ is easier because it seems to have less intricate major damage than ESB, then that would be quite a mistake. This dome area alone has simply been a beast – fairly technical, and some serious time consumption getting the details right - but highly worth it in my mind.

    The next section I will look at is the lower cheeks/upper cheeks/mandibles. Yep, I separated the dome from these areas, as the damage is very much connected throughout those areas, so doing them together until the final colour layer for each makes the most sense to me... So as that is quite some involved work, like the dome area updated in these very new posts, it may take some time for new updates – but I will keep you all posted as they happen, I promise!

    So, onto the images… The first lot of pics show the helmet at all angles to showcase all the dome paint in a 360 view. There are a lot of angles, and what I have attempted with all the pics, is to show images that highlight many of the fine details. I have also used a few different lights and backgrounds, so I can gauge how the dome green acts. As it gets very close in shade in different lights to the screen helmet, and seems to change, looking more olive etc in certain lighting, it allows me to think I’m in the right ballpark with the shade of green I concocted…

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    This second group of pics, show a couple of general angles I liked, with the second showing how the dome and back panels look together as a whole. Pic three is a close up of the dent detail complete with small gouge (thanks for that Fett4 and Raf), while pic 4 shows my dome in two differrent lightings and one with a flash on the camera. This was initially for me to gauge the colour, but think it illustrates nicely how the dome green changes dramatically in diferrent cnditions, much like how the real one acts. Pic 5 is simply a nice little comparison shot I liked. Again, remember folks, that these pics are being referenced from the Magic of Myth Exhibits, so there are some extra damage areas if compared to the hero movie version. Enjoy, and of course, all feedback, questions or comments welcome! Peace

    Colour List – MAIN BASE COLOURS: Basecoat light grey (Humbrol 147); Silver (Humbrol 11); Misting over silver using a combination of Humbrol Gunmetal (53), humbrol Tank grey (67) and humbrol Blue grey (79). Main Green – Humbrol 31 + Humbrol 78 (approx. 2 ˝ : 1 ratio mix).Misting over main dome green : Airbrushed mists throughout dome, using a combination of :Humbrol 66 (olive drab), Humbrol 147 (light grey), Humbrol 150(Forrest Green) and Floquil Caboose matching reference photos as much as possible. Also some respraying over areas with main green, as well as some very minor splatters with Humbrol 33 (matt black). KILLSTRIPES :Humbrol 82 (orange lining) + Model Masters International Orange (2:1 ratio mix). DETAIL : A heap of fine detail work with various colors, starting from : Humbrol light grey (147), Humbrol matt white (34), Humbrol silver (11), Humbrol matt black (33), Humbrol tank Grey (67), Humbrol olive drab (66), Humbrol chocolate (98), Humbrol Insignia yellow (154), Humbrol wine (71),Humbrol Forrest Green (150), Floquil Caboose.

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    Last edited by Jayvee; Sep 9, 2012 at 7:50 AM. Reason: Updated pics and info added..

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    I think that dome color is pretty close if not spot on...I dont like to look at the colors from the MOM and such because of the lighting but the screen grabs from the Skiff Scene...and I think the color is a bit lighter then it appears in those pics, and I think you captured it pretty well. Cant wait to see the rest its looking great though...Im jealous cant wait to start my ROTJ paint up when I get home.

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    I agree bud, those skiff photos out in the sunlight is what I like to gauge my overall colour tone on too. It is also where I came to the conclusion that the back panel green is much more vibrant than CNW alone - In those skiff pics, that back panel green really 'pops'. As I say, from trying both dark to lighter lighting, the dome green seems to act very much like the screen grabs and exhibit shots, so im pretty happy with the overall colour. Thanks for the kind words brother!

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    MAN! Would you PLEASE quit using screen grabs of the real helmet and trying to pass them off as your own work?! It's really getting irritating!

    That is without a doubt the absolute BEST RotJ Helmet paint up I have ever seen!

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    WOW Jayvee- The level of detail here is uncanny. The "fingerprints" on the right side of the dome are so precise! Wonderful work bud.
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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    That's it. . . I quit.

    Beautiful work!!

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    Gosh, thanks for all the great comments so far gang, way too kind.

    Fettfullofdollars - wow, thats huge props coming from a gun painter like yourself, highly appreciate it..

    Superjedi - judging from the awesomeness of your own paint ups, id say you still have some life left in ya bud! ;-)

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    I couldn't agree more with those who spoked before this post. And those are some of the heavyweight painters of TDH. That dome is a pure... ART!

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    RafalFett said: View Post
    I couldn't agree more with those who spoked before this post. And those are some of the heavyweight painters of TDH. That dome is a pure... ART!
    Thank you kind sir. Y'know, it's really funny you say that Raf, it was something I was just talking about to a friend regarding an art piece. While it's awesome to have a really cool, Star Wars lid as a finished piece to display once completed, it really is more of an art piece to me also. While some like to do it for trooping etc, which is also extremely cool, for me, its definately about about all the processes and skills that go into the painting accuracy - its just on a really awesome, 3D canvas so to speak. Some people who dont appreciate this so much, and say things like "what are you gonna do with that", make me laugh, because they are the sort of people who also won't bat an eyelid, when looking at someone who paints a vase of flowers for the 3 billionth time on a standard canvas It really is interesting - but also what makes this community so great. We all have that common interest where we can appreciate the art, process, dedication and various reasons why we all got into this caper. Thanks again for the kind words my friend!

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    I hear ya JV, my brother and others are not able to appreciate what people go into creating such beautiful things, the time, research, and the effort, and still hope things still go good,they are art, even though I look at my MR helmet it is art, as I would not wear it as it is there to inspre me, now thats art but yet it not perfect, and from what I have seen you have the talent, good on ya bro! keep it going you have earned it
    cheers

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    The reason that my wife allows me to display my Fett helmets downstairs in the "public" part
    of the house is because they are my artwork.
    The rest of my collection stays secluded in the shadowy unknown recesses of. . . upstairs.

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    Nice point my stormtrooper only lasted 1 month in the living room then it went back into my mancave.
    hopefully she will see the artwork in my fett I am building now.

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    Re: WIP : Jayvee's 'lil' chunk of ROTJ love' paint up

    superjedi said: View Post
    The reason that my wife allows me to display my Fett helmets downstairs in the "public" part
    of the house is because they are my artwork.
    The rest of my collection stays secluded in the shadowy unknown recesses of. . . upstairs.
    I discovered early on when my stunning wife refferred to me as a 'scruffy looking nerfherder', that this girl must get a ring on her finger pronto! Very supportive she is of my hobby, due a lot to growing up with brothers who are star wars geeks and artists. So, she 'gets it all', not to mention I dont get relegated to the man cave too often, unless its due to acting like a twelve year old, which to be honest, is more often than not.. ;-)

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