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  1. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Mar 7, 2012, 4:40 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #101

    Got me wanting to do a sick interior when i get home
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    Mar 7, 2012, 11:18 PM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #102

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Got me wanting to do a sick interior when i get home
    Haha, glad I could help inspire some interior action from you mate! Was just looking at the ROTJ interior for some planning stages for when I do that paint up down the track - that interior looks pretty doable too
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    Mar 10, 2012, 6:27 PM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #103

    Fantastic paint up... and love the interior.
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    Mar 13, 2012, 10:04 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #104

    Cheers Spides, you are one of the gun painters that always inspired me to do this sort of a paint up! Many thanks brother
  5. Mar 17, 2012, 6:11 PM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #105

    really cool to see all the steps. going to give that liquid mask a try. looks awesome!
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    Mar 21, 2012, 9:52 PM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #106

    Quote divisionstreet0 said: View Post
    really cool to see all the steps. going to give that liquid mask a try. looks awesome!
    Thanks heaps brother, definately give the masking fluid a go - I will always stick by Humbrol Maskol as it works brilliantly for me, but everyone has thier favorite type. Most of the steps are in this thread, but if there is anything you aren't sure of, feel free to drop me a line anytime!
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    May 18, 2012, 3:39 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #107

    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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    May 18, 2012, 3:43 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #108

    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.
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    May 18, 2012, 3:47 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #109

    Quote locitus said: View Post
    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.
    Thank you my friend, much appreciated. RF is a bobamaker deluxe - very, very nice and neat. TF didnt quite have his ready when I ordered a while back - those are insanely good! If I ever need another, TF will certainly get the call up! Thanks again brother
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    May 18, 2012, 5:06 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #110

    fantastic! I believe you could def get commissions if you had the time or desire to do such
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    May 18, 2012, 5:40 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #111

    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 :-)
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    May 18, 2012, 6:17 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #112

    I'm in love with your helmet! One of the most accurate paint jobs I saw so far!

    Talking about the
    tiny red activation button next to the rangefinder stalk.
    This 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:

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    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.
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    May 18, 2012, 6:34 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #113

    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 ;-)
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    May 18, 2012, 7:01 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #114

    JV you did such a great job on this helmet the display looks brilliant, 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,
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    May 18, 2012, 8:20 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #115

    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 :-)
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    May 18, 2012, 9:20 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #116

    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!
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    May 18, 2012, 11:21 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #117

    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.
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    May 18, 2012, 1:45 PM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #118

    Top of the top.... can't say better.....
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    May 18, 2012, 9:37 PM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #119

    Quote grungie_42 said: View Post
    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!
    Thanks a bunch brother! Even though most of the steps are documented here, if you ever need any more detail once you start your GMH, drop me a pm anytime, and ill do my best to help
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    May 18, 2012, 9:46 PM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #120

    Quote deadland said: View Post
    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.
    Thanks Bud, means alot coming fom someone who paints as good as you do. Im looking forward to the ROTJ paintup myself - while at first glance it does'nt appear to be as involved, on close inspection, it is actually gonna be far more of a challenge than ESB in many ways. Less layers as such, so probably not as much re-stencilling and remasking areas, but the layers that are there are actually more involved layers with all the misting, and a bunch of fine details. To be honest, if it were just another layer job, I probably wouldn't bother, as aesthetically I probably prefer the look of ESB; however, as it uses totally different techniques, has areas which incorporate layered and topical, and even a completely differrent colour scheme, it will be a real challenge, and will only help me improve my airbrush skills, so can't wait. Just quietly, having one of James brand new casts doesn't hurt either - those casts are phenomenal! peace
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    May 18, 2012, 9:56 PM - *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter lid..) #121

    This is just nuts!!! Unbelievable man!
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    May 19, 2012, 7:26 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #122

    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!
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    May 19, 2012, 10:08 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #123

    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.
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    May 19, 2012, 10:41 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #124

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    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.
    Ahh yes, E-vil. Like the fruiits of the De-vil... See, now youv'e gone and got me quoting Mike Myers - could be a long and juvenile night...

    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
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    May 26, 2012, 12:43 AM - Re: *UPDATE-COMPLETE 5/3/12:Jayvee's deluxe ESB paint up (with an awesome BGHunter li #125

    Quote Jayvee said: View Post
    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!
    Hey Jeyvee- Yep almost. Fett7 has grasciously volunteered to sand up a few of the bits so I can get on w/ the paint-up in the next week or so. Work has had me extremely busy the last few weeks...you know how it is. Anyhow, thanks for checking in. I have some armor coming as well so that should be fun.
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