Got me wanting to do a sick interior when i get home
Got me wanting to do a sick interior when i get home
Fantastic paint up... and love the interior. :thumbsup
Cheers Spides, you are one of the gun painters that always inspired me to do this sort of a paint up! Many thanks brother :)
really cool to see all the steps. going to give that liquid mask a try. looks awesome!
UPDATE 18/5/2012 : Final pics with RF added
Morning friends! Sorry to drag this thread up from the dead, but in all my excitement colour testing for a new ROTJ paintup starting soon, I had forgotten to update this thread with the pics with the Rangefinder added for my ESB paint up. Not much to add that hasn't been covered in the thread already, bar the updated pics with RF. **Note : I worked out my pic resolution problems, so have just updated the pics I already had, with some exactly the same, but sharper versions and without the fuzzyness..
Pics 1-4 simply show a 360 degree view with all the new pieces in place. Pic 5, if you look close, shows the tiny red activation button next to the rangefinder stalk - this is a tiny present detail that I was happy to include. Mine is a dummy switch, so it doesnt activate the lights or anything, but I really like it in there for accuracy (* note - i will touch this up from Rafs info down the track, but its not a massive issue). Pic 6, is simply a montage of differrent angles of the weathered RF topper, and I just put a couple of the interior pics together that i have already shown, in pic 7 to finish it off. One of my photographer mates has an idea of wanting to use the lid on a female model for a shoot - if that happens and they come out cool, i'll post them. Otherwise, will see you in Jayvee's deluxe ROTJ paint up thread around the corner! Peace my friends :)
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I think this is my favorite replica helmet I've seen so far. :)
What rangefinder did you get? Doesn't quite look like the new perpex ones from TF, unless I'm completely off.
fantastic! I believe you could def get commissions if you had the time or desire to do such :)
Thanks for the kind words katzy - ive been asked by a few for commissions, and while id never rule it out, I have to rule it out for the time being. I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist, so the paintups would take me an age, and I wouldnt be able to do many at a time, due to my job and sports training etc. But to have you say that really humbles me, and I thank you kindly :-)
I'm in love with your helmet! One of the most accurate paint jobs I saw so far!
Talking about theThis is not an accurate setup, because that button should be on the base of the rangefinder ear and not in the wire cut out. I better post an image with the wiring and such:Quote:
tiny red activation button next to the rangefinder stalk.
Altough this is the Pre-Pro #3 helmet, the ESB Hero helmet was done the same way.
You can see that wire 1, 2 and 3 goes straight to the circuit board (or whatever is that), while wire 4 goes to the micro switch and from there wire 5 goes to the circuit board. Wire 6 and 7 connects the circuit board to the batteries casing.
What you saw as red on that particular place is in fact the red wire and not the switch.
Ahh, very good raf, that makes sense. Fortunately not a biggie, that will be an easy one for me to adjust. May just require your sage like advice on the upcoming sandy ROTJ! Appreciate all your help on this one, you've been my yoda ;-)
JV you did such a great job on this helmet the display looks brilliant, :thumbsup Its so coo for me to see some thing I made being finished by some one else and completing it in such an awsome way, stuff like this is the reason I decided to make helmets for others in the first place, :)
James - it really is a pleasure to paint such a beautiful cast. I always say these projects are a huge collaboration of very dedicated people, and while I did the paint work, you cast the awesome '3D canvas', Raf was instrumental in details, Garrett provided color lists etc,etc.. But the fact we have people like yourself, striving for the perfect cast to give us something to paint in the first place is awesome, and you are a credit to this forum. Peace :-)
I can't believe I'm only just now finding this thread on TDH, your paint up is insane dude, I'll be using this thread as a guide for sure when my GMH arrives....soon hopefully. ;) Fantastic effort, your skills are awesome, well done again! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
Jayvee, all I have to say is excellent work my brother that is one top notch lid you have there!!! I love the base that that this fine piece if art is sitting on it is a great complement to the piece. I look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve for ROTJ.
Top of the top.... can't say better.....
This is just nuts!!! Unbelievable man!
Thanks a bunch Strumfett and D1 - very humbling comments. Hows your lid coming along Dynamic, did you finish the ears? That lid was on it's way to being a beauty! :)
Good Lord, how have I not seen this thread??? My powers grow weak.
Jayvee, they say the devil is in the details. If that's true, your ESB helmet is pure evil!!! :)
Truly one of the best ESB hero buckets I've seen in all my time on TDH. It's jaw-dropping.
Thanks heaps for the comments SJ, much of it comes from good folk like yourself setting such a high standard for us all to strive towards. many, many thanks again bud!
P.S. - I've seen your work - i'd say your powers are just fine ;)
that one crisp paint job, awsome all up
Heck, now that is something. REALLY something mate!
Thanks, I just stumbled on this thread, and I've been scared shitless to begin this road meself, and always finding another thing to do on my SE Fett.. This really helps me on the helmet.
Thank you, for the inspiration and paint lists, this thread is GOLD with the TF thread.. Now I just need to get a new respirator so I do not paint my lungs while I tackle the helmet..
Very welcome chibi fett, and thanks for the kind words. Feel free to drop me a line anytime if you have any questions :-)
this is the kind of things that make me wish i had half of a talent (or time) that you have shown here. keep up the great work.
What electronics go in the helmet? Also who sells the chin strap? Are you going to put in a small fan, if so what type of fan do you use? My Asok helm came in and now I'm compiling all the templates and paint colors. Did you do this paint job with an airbrush?
Hi Jc27 - yes, this paintup is indeed a fully airbrushed job. I use a paasche single action for large coverage areas, and a delta dual action for detail work. I wont be installing any fans, as its for display purposes and I wont be trooping in it, so I have produced an interior to look in line with the screen used helmet. The electronics were provided by the awesonlme seller of the helmet BGHunter, and he did much research for correct parts. They are however, dummy parts, and dont activate anything specific. Others do have working parts in thier interior, however, mine was purely designed for correct aesthetics. Lastly, the chinstrap was off a cricket helmet, I believe the actual screen used item is from an older model police riot helmetHope that was of some help, peace :-)
*bump* Just making this awesome thread easier to find.... especially if somebody wanted to make it a sticky?! ;)
Hey Jayvee- You know I love the smooth interior but man..YOU NAILED THIS!!!!! AMAZING!!!
G'day gang - I don't often like pulling my threads up from the dead, but since being ressurected in the last week by a few kind folks, i've had several requsts to update the colour list like I did in my ROTJ thread. Like that thread, I have done so in the very first post. However, I would like to strongly stress that all the colour props should go to Garrett (Terminal Fettler). I used his list almost to the tee, with only a few very minor changes here and there. I would hate to take credit for somebody elses hard work. Likewise, RafalFett was the one who nailed down all the fine details, which to this point was not seen as often. While it was one of the first threads to incorporate all that awesome research, I was simply only the painter, so it was a huge collaboration, which without both of these gentlemen's help, may never have happenned. So this is as much a thread showcasing all thier hard work as much as mine. Peace :)
The "How to paint your ESB helmet accurately"guide, or "The ESB helmet painters Bible".... is now complete! Oh, just needs to be a "sticky"! ;)
this thread has to be sticky !!!!!!!!!!!!
This thread keeps popping back up, but I had a nice little update I was eager to share. This helmet is currently in the hands of one of my very closest friends Karl, and he is working his magic on this lil' guy with his camera. He has actually been a member here for a little while, just generally perusing the boards, but believe me when I say - he is an absolute wizard on the camera, and a heck of a nice guy to boot.
Now, one thing about ol' Karlos, is that he is as pedantic with his photos, as I am with my painting. So i will update this thread in a couple of weeks, when the final shots are done. However, as a little 'teaser', the great man was doing a little bit of light testing, and passed on an 'advanced screening' shot for me to share. This is a lower resolution shot, just for the sake of the thread - and does have his light watermark - but he does have the higher res versions of them which are about 15mb each, and show all sorts of crazy detail, that with the naked eye, I didnt even know existed... Now, bear in mind that there will be more angles, the background may be changed, the lighting and colours may differ, and the base will likely be changed or at least shortened. But here's a nice little 'Studio teaser' for y'all. Enjoy my friends, peace :)
I had a hunch that Karlos is a friend of you (from his introduction ==> G'day (aka Greetings from Australia), especially this line "I've jumped onto this forum following a mate who has done some awesome paintups...") and now I see that he has your helmet as his avatar. That's cool! Can't wait to see those images made by a pro for a pro!
haha, excellent sleuthing Rafal, guilty as charged!
We've been talking about getting some awesome shots for a while - have now managed to get the time to put the full effort in as anything less than total commitment on my behalf wouldn't do justice to the build and paintwork.
So lets hope by sometime next week Jayvee is uploading the final shots! And lets hope I can get them perfect (thats actually a fair bit of pressure on a site like this) :)
Greetings gang! Sorry to drag this old thread up from the dead (again), but my very good bud Karlos (Karlos108 as he's known here), has provided me with some lovely studio shots of this lid, so thought it was silly to post a new thread, seeing as this was the original WIP. So a nice way to put some closure on this thread. Fantastic photography from the great man, not much more to add other than the shots themselves! These are the versions in lower res for the purposes of the site, but hi-res versions were indeed taken, with all sorts of crazy detail showing up! Once im back from my U.S. trip, my ROTJ lid is next in line for similar treatment! Hope you enjoy my friends, peace :)
360 views (Group 1)
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360 shots (Group 2)
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What I really like about quality cameras, is that they pick up minute details like the yellow stains, which aren't as visible in other shots. Not to mention other details that even I never knew existed with the naked eye.. :)
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Incredible! Great job.
I cannot tell you how many times I have read this thread over and over. This is what motivated me to buy an airbrush kit, a decent collection of Humbrol paints and take a shot at painting my own. I know it won't be easy, but if I can follow your instructions and figure out how to properly use the stencils I think I will be happy with the end product. The pride at wearing a helmet of this quality that you actually painted must be pretty **** good. I hope I can get it close to right.
For all that is holy how is this not a sticky yet? :wacko
Wow, absolutely fantastic shots! :thumbsup
So you're finally coming to the U.S. to deliver that ROTJ helmet to me? About time!
Thankyou kindly gents!
Vultana - wow, thanks for the huge props. To hear that some of my work has helped inspire someone else, is likely one of the greatest compliments to receive, and I am truly humbled.
Eric - remember when I asked that we just cleverly disguise the ROTJ handover as another volleyball and relaxation trip? Let's just stick to that original plan big guy ;-) But in all seriousness, why would you need mine with the mad, 'layer-opical' skills that you possess? You'd do a ripping ROTJ job methinks! :-)
This is a masterpiece.
Bump. I am following this awesome color scheme and style! Thanks Jayvee!
I really admire the detail and work of this.. very impressive! !!