10/5 WIP: ROTJ Fettpride - Done & DONE!

RafalFett

Well-Known Hunter
The color is good! It also depends the red how dark will be next to the dome/cheek color; a lighter red will 'darken' while a dark red will 'lighten' the base green. So, choose your red wisely!
 
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AFettFullofDollars

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That's looking really good so far. And I know what you mean, Kevnaminute. I've always found the Moss Green to be a little too light for the base green of the RotJ helmet. Plus it has a little too much of a blue hue to it. I use Krylon Italian Olive on my RotJ helmets. It's darker without the blue base and will then lighten up when you add the light grey oversprays. But, without knowing the 'exact' color used on the RotJ filming helmet, it's all a matter of opinion.

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kevnaminute

Hunter
Thanks guys. Certainly appreciate it. Also, I know with the weathering I have to do to finish this off, will that also have an affect on the color of the green somewhat? For example, if I use Deadland's blackwash technique will that alter the color more towards the dark nature of the actual Fett helmet?

As for the red (thanks for the tip Raf) I'm going to plan on using the Rusto claret wine satin using STG's guide for a flat black base. If anyone has any experience with that or thinks of something I should or should not do - please chime in!

Thanks for your help, as always.
 
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kevnaminute

Hunter
Also, here is another side view of the helmet - sorry for the bad pictures but they were taken last night via ipad

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kevnaminute

Hunter
Generally happy with the color but I had all type of problems with the flat black - came out like a powder and while I tried to clean up before repainting I think some if it was trapped beneath the new layers and refuses to dry - note left mandible in particular - I never set out to recreate the perfect ROTJ lid but I'm unsure about hat damage on the left side (guess I could call it my mandible cat scratch!) I respect everyone's opinion on how this looks

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kevnaminute

Hunter
Thanks Rapier, are you talking about along the upper mandible area?

Actually, I'm going to sand down the area and try again. I guess when you look at yours long enough and then at screen shots, you start getting ticked that yours didn't turn out the way you wanted so I'm going to get a better black and give it another go. Sand down the bad areas, remask and blast it again.
 
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RafalFett

Well-Known Hunter
It is a nasty combination between a dark green and dark blue. Just look at Jayvee's awesome ROTJ paint-up thread in the helmet 'sticky' section. All your questions will be answered there!
 
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kevnaminute

Hunter
Well, I redone my cheeks and managed - I think - to get a more accurate color as well as repair some of the paint problems I had in regards to where the damage was on the screen helmets. I used a flat black base, then Navy Blue, then Hunter Green, with another mist of flat black. Going to take some wire wool to it to dull the sheen then add more scratches. LMK how this looks, Thanks!

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kevnaminute

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Finally got down a nice shade of red (and visor taped in) - started adding some scratches (I enjoy that part!) and I'm going to topically apply the gray. From there need to do the ears, kill stripes and paint the back plate plus more weathering but I can see the end of the tunnel.

As to the dome/lower cheeks, I know the color is fine, but what can I put on it to give it a darker tone similar to the movie lid? A green acrylic wash, black wash, what are some suggestions? Thanks all!

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Jayvee

Hunter
I actually think your green is ok - some light mistings with a more olive shade, may help a little. But I would actually look at toning back the red a bit, as it appears particularly bright. Adding the grey highlights and weathering will help big time, and may be enough - but I think you might find all the colours will blend more if the brightness of that red is knocked back somewhat.. Peace :)
 
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kevnaminute

Hunter
Thanks Jayvee - what would you suggest for the red? Some light misting of black, etc? Thanks again
 
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Jayvee

Hunter
Hi Kev - I would definitely colour test on some scrap, but I would try very light misting with a very light grey, and with your mentioned black, and see what looks better. it will be important to finish your weathering and grey areas first though, to see how much that tones the colour back. You could even try some very light pastel weathering with a white or light shade of grey, as if it doesn't work, you can always wash it off. The ROTJ just doesn't quite have the red as bold. But the helmet overall is looking a treat! (y)
 
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kevnaminute

Hunter
Couple of updates - misted over the red and the green, used black, gray, some sage . Jayvee your thoughts? Still too bright? Thanks again!



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Jayvee

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I think it looks a mountain better mate - what you have now, are colors that blend, and look like they are meant to go together. Fantastic update my friend! :)
 
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kevnaminute

Hunter
Hey all new update!

Added kill stripes and weathered the ears - kill stripes are folk art pure orange. I weathered the ears with a wash of black and burnt umber mixed - think I may need to go darker with the weathering. Next step is getting the range finder on and more, more, more weathering

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