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    Yet another ESB paint job

    Started my ESB lid today. I will try to get pics in natural day light tomorrow as the colours seems a bit off in the pics.

    I have decided to just do the main scratches on the dome layered, and then everything else will be topical. I am using the templates found in Count Dookie's thread here http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=23320
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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    Looking good!

    I have a lid on the way from the states (I hope) and as Im a newbie I'll be keeping a close eye on this for tips I want to do a ESB lid too!

    Sorry for the stupid questions but what is topical? I plan to use cans of spraypaint on mine - silver then mask then spray green and paint brush on acrylic for the weathering etc... its been YEARS since art class in school so any help is appreciated!

    Looking nice so far - keep us updated sir!

    Dave

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    no! no! there can only be one newbie dave! that is not cool

    ...guess im gonna have to be called david then *grump*


    edit: good job so far, looking forward to seeing more!
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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    mckenic said: View Post
    Looking good!


    Sorry for the stupid questions but what is topical?
    Dave
    No such thing as a stupid question topical is where you add the paint on the scratches etc. Layered is where you start of with base colours and then mask off the paint you want to see underneath. ie on mine I have layered the main scratches as you can see in the pics above, ie masked of the silver and then sprayed green over the top (peel off the masking fluid and you have layered scratches). All the other damage will be pinted on by hand (topical)

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    great start...looking good man!
    keep us posted

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    looking good mate, can't wait to see the end result.

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    Thanks for the info mate!

    Makes sense to me now... becoming less of a newbie

    Dave

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    Now started on the back, have applied the stencils and will be putting a lick of blue/green on hopefully tonight
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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    Ooh..pretty! great start Jon... you gonna mist some earth tones in places over the concrete? just to brerak up the single tone once revealed from the blue/green...

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Ooh..pretty! great start Jon... you gonna mist some earth tones in places over the concrete? just to brerak up the single tone once revealed from the blue/green...
    Probably not. The cement colour i ended up with is a shade in between the photos, so weathering it could make it look funny

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    i have a question: how did you do the stencils? did you free hand it, or did you print off the pictures and trace them on? thanks!

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    i have a question: how did you do the stencils? did you free hand it, or did you print off the pictures and trace them on? thanks!
    printed them off to scale and then transferred onto tracing paper. then transferred onto the lid. Exactly the way we used to do at school

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    Tacing was always a challenge for me in school. Lookin' foreward to updates!

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    And a lick of paint

    The plan is to finish all the main colours and major weathering, and then attempt the detailing
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    Looks great so far, keep up the momentum, your lucky when I started my FPH the weather was terrible, took me about 3 weeks just to get basic colours down

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    Looking real nice! Is that the cold cast finish or did you use a silver as your base coat?

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    terminal fettler said: View Post
    Looking real nice! Is that the cold cast finish or did you use a silver as your base coat?
    I only used a silver base coat on the dome. The rest that you can see is the original cold cast (thanks for this lid TF, its outstanding)

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    Looking great so far. Can't wait to see this done.

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    and a little more

    I have just got to put on the kill stripes and paint the ears. Now just a few weeks of putting on the weathering

    the main dent kinda looks funny on the phots but looks way better in the flesh
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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    I know exactly what you mean about the dent, when your detailing things look kind of odd on their own but once all the extra colours, layers and weathering go on it brings it all together, your doing great

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    Looks great so far... the scale of the dent damage seems a tad bit off(big).

    imo

    cheers

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    Sixxgunn13 said: View Post
    Looks great so far... the scale of the dent damage seems a tad bit off(big).

    imo

    cheers
    Yer thats what i thought but i followed the templates ?????

    may be it will all look right once all the weathering is on and the kill stripes are added

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    Is this any better for the dent damage? I have topically reduced it in places
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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    Shocking Pink mandibles... ooh get her! (JK)
    I know what a flash can do to the paints bruv...

    Looks better...

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    Re: Yet another ESB paint job

    I know what you mean about the mandibles, the flash however has not changed them that much I used Humbrol 73 as suggested by TF. My last lid was ok but this one seems a little on the 'pink' side. Not sure weather to go over that area again but darken down the red a tad

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