1st timer - ESB helmet paint up

Discussion in 'Boba Fett Helmet' started by jagerwick, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    Hey all. I had been lurking here for a long time and finally decided to dive in a few months back.

    Got a helmet and went for it. I used stencils for the back panels, then a lot of reference material for everything else. I know it's not 100% movie accurate, but I'm rather pleased with it.

    Any suggestions, comments or criticisms are welcome.

    Big props to the following people, they make some excellent, excellent products:
    Helmet: FPH2 by Wasted Fett
    Hollow Stalk: rafalworks via shapeways
    servo kit and leds: Jc27
    dry transfers: superjedi

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    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017
  2. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    Got it all mocked up and trimmed:



    Then started on the left ear:
     
  3. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    Most of the left ear done:


    Then started on back panels:




     
  4. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    Almost done with back panels:


     
  5. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    I'll post some more after lunch.
     
  6. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    Got the right ear done:


    Got some color on the cheeks and dome:




     
  7. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    Then layed down some red and purple:




     
  8. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    Then the killstripes and started on the weathering:





     
  9. WhyItMatterz

    WhyItMatterz Jr Member

    That looks great!
     
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  10. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    Thank you very much! I appreciate it!
     
  11. Evan1701

    Evan1701 Member

    Wow that looks fantastic. How long would you say it took you from laying down your first color to putting on your last speck of weathering?
     
  12. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    Thanks buddy!

    I got the helmet on Oct 1st, so about a month and a half. Had a number of days that I didn't work on it, due to work trips.
     
  13. Evan1701

    Evan1701 Member

    A MONTH AND A HALF?!?!?! Good lord... I'm 2 months in and only have the back panels completely done, with silver and light gray down on the rest! I still have at least another month left until I'm planning on being done. What's your secret?!?!? My biggest time sink is 100% the stencils.
     
  14. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    lol I didn't use the stencils very much outside of the rear panels. It was mostly looking at them and then pictures. I also read through each of the paint up threads probably 4 times a day while at work. Especially the one Terminal Fettler did One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

    That one really helped me plan throughout the day and then go home and lay some color down. I also tend to spray at a high psi, so I can get a couple coats down without much time in between.

    And I have an addictive personality so I wanted it done now! lol I'll probably keep making tweaks to it as I finish the rest of the suit.
     
  15. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Pretty impressive for your 1st build! Wish I had the talent!
     
  16. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    Thank you for the kind words.
    I don't think I'm talented, just a lot of great people on this board that are talented and I tried to copy them.
     
  17. Ghostphoenix01

    Ghostphoenix01 Jr Member

    Looks really good!im doin 2 at one shot and hoping that they turn out nice. The weathering is the only part that scares me lol.
     
  18. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    Thank you!

    Doing 2 is an undertaking, I bet they come out great!
     
  19. Ghostphoenix01

    Ghostphoenix01 Jr Member

    I have a thread posted you can check it out if you would like.
     
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  20. hvacdon

    hvacdon Jr Member

    Excellent Looking Helmet......and your Fast !!
     
  21. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    my girlfriend tells me the same thing sometimes lol

    Thank you
     
  22. hvacdon

    hvacdon Jr Member

    Practice makes perfect.....Not sure that would be a skill you would want to put on a resume !! lol
     
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  23. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    lol true enough
     
  24. Demmoc

    Demmoc Jr Member

    Looks great! I wish I could add "fast" to my resume like you but it takes me forever to paint a bucket!! Great work!
     
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  25. jagerwick

    jagerwick New Member

    Thank you for the kind words.
    lol I normally travel a lot for work, but the past 2 months have been slow, so a lot of free time = lot of hobby time for me.
     

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