G’day Fett-Heads! Busy at work on my new ESB paint up - was happy with my first effort a while back, but have learnt a lot since then, and due to things like tools, not stencilling properly etc, I really wanted to make some solid improvements. I recently acquired a sensational new airbrush and compressor kit, so been really loving it. I actually have two airbrushes now –a dual action which I received with the compressor, which rocks for detail and smaller work, and a single action for larger coverage. This lid is one of James’(BGHunter), and it’s even more refined and perfect than the last one I got from him. I really can’t talk highly enough of his product, so can only hope my paint does his work some justice. I will break things down section by section,but due to time constraints, this will take me some time to finish. I am documenting this to show my progress, but also for my own use. Hope you enjoy,all feedback welcome kids!
JAYVEE’S ESB COLOUR LIST – ADDED 7/11/2012
*All the paints listed are ENAMEL based through an airbrush
BASE COAT – Humbrol 147 (light grey)
BACK PANELS - Humbrol Silver (11), Humbrol Blue Grey (79), Floquil Concrete, MAIN GREEN/BLUE - Humbrol Uniform Green (76) + Humbrol RAF Blue (96) mix ratio 1:1.
DOME AND LOWER CHEEKS – Humbrol Silver (11), Humbrol Blue Grey (79). MAIN GREEN - Humbrol Cockpit Green (78). Weathering on dome with sand brown (93) around visor trim, as well as various greys around dent. Lower Cheek detail in corner, has green 76+96 (1:1 ratio) with added black drops to darken until satisfied. After the main green (78) is applied, there is a light misting across bottom of cheeks with Sea Grey (27).
KILLSTRIPES : Humbrol Insignia Yellow (154); fade Humbrol Orange Lining (82) in towards middle and last killstripes.
UPPER CHEEKS – Humbrol Silver (11), Humbrol Blue Grey (79). MAIN UPPER CHEEK COLOUR – Humbrol Matt Black( 33).
MANDIBLES AND TRIM - Humbrol Silver (11), Humbrol Ocean Grey (106), Purple Mix – Humbrol Wine (73) + Humbrol Oxford Blue (104) mixed (1:1 ratio). I put just one or two extra drops of Wine 73 in to just tone back the blue value ever so slightly. MAIN MANDIBLE COLOUR - Humbrol Wine (73).
LEFT EAR - Humbrol Scarlet (60), Humbrol Camouflage Grey (28)+ Humbrol Light Grey (64) 1:1 ratio mix. MAIN GREEN - Humbrol Khaki Drab (159) + Humbrol Cockpit Green(78) 1:1 ratio mix. Humbrol Matt White (34) for decal.
RANGEFINDER EAR - Humbrol silver (11), Humbrol Blue Grey (79). MAIN COLOUR - Humbrol Brown Yellow (94). Arches and 9 small stripes masked, then sprayed with Humbrol Satin Black (85), white half arch Humbrol white (34).
DETAIL : A heap of fine detail work throughout entire helmet with various colors, starting from, but not limited to : Humbrol Light Grey (147), Humbrol Matt White (34), Humbrol Silver (11), Humbrol Matt Black (33), Humbrol Cockpit Green (78), Humbrol Insignia Yellow (154), Humbrol Wine (73), Humbrol Leather (62).
Splatters added using main colour of Humbrol Leather (62). I also put in some light splatters using Humrol Rust (113), Humbrol Desert Yellow (93) and Humbrol light grey (147).