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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    The original kit, next to the paint job in its current state.
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    Just finished the main paint on the neck and reinstalled the visor. Here are some pics of the overall main paint. I like that the weathering looks very mean and vicious on close up.
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    I looked at tons of references, in search of the tone that made more sense to my eye. Had to eyeball it in the end, since I could not find a paint that matched the green I was looking for. Hope this thread is insightful in that regard. (y)
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    Glad you like it! I used a combination of various colors... I first started with Tamiya AS 32, then misted some Rustoleum Spruce Green and finished by misting Tamiya AS 25. But, I have the feeling that it was the Tamiya AS 25 that really drove home the whole look. I had to let each coat cure...
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    Almost there, just need to paint the back, the decals are on their way and work some fine details.
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    Worked on the T visor, the dome and cheeks. It took me a while to get the shade of green I aimed for.
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    I now applied the 3rd layer and fixed most of the mistakes I made on the last coat. Of course, I'll put the fine details in by hand, but I'm quite happy with the result, so far. One other thing I did was that I sanded the scratches in the direction they were "made" from Boba´s wear and tear...
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    I finally managed to work on the top dome! I tackled this part first, because it seemed like one of the hardest. I first applied the liquid frisket by Windsor & Newton with a silicone brush. At the time of masking, I relied too much on the stencils and did not have a pic of the finished helmet...
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    I've been doing some tests on scrap plastic, to practice the liquid masking process, and determine the road that suits me better for the paint job. I'll take a mostly layered approach, and then paint the fine details afterwards. I also decided to go with a colder color scheme for my ESB Fett.
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    It was made by ToEleven (y)
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    Silver coating applied! I'll let it dry for a couple of weeks, and do some painting experiments on some scrap plastic before I move on.
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    I've seen pics with this kind of grey color. I like how it looks. You think it could work?
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    Hey guys! I'm going to start painting my ESB helmet in the coming weeks. So, I ordered a Rustoleum Spruce Green 7737830 from eBay. Is it the correct tone for the top lid and bottom cheeks?
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    jhfagan That paint job looks sick! Congratulations.
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    My ESB Boba Fett helmet paint job

    Thanks AFettFullofDollars ! That paint job looks really awesome. I'm glad to know it can be done. (y)
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