Another ESB paintup


PropReplicator2

Active Hunter
Hey guys,

I'm back with another layered ESB Paintup. Once again, on a beautiful DVH/7CS fiberglass helmet. This, like my last few helmets will be done in layers using mostly humbrol paints. Unlike all of my past helmets though, I will be trying something new, and doing the back panels (usually done first) last, and the entire helmet will be done mostly all together as far as stenciling and masking of damage goes rather than the usual section-by-section approach.

The base layer was done in rustoleum metallic silver, and coated in "klear kote" via my airbrush. After the bast layer silver and :klear kote" were applied, I started stenciling out the damaged areas across the helmet (with the exception of the back panels).
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PropReplicator2

Active Hunter
Got the red on this morning after about 4-5 (non consecutive) hours of masking. Now I can start adding the finer details on the helmet, and saving the back panels for last!
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PropReplicator2

Active Hunter
I apologize for the lack of progress pics on the ears, but they are super straight forward so I didn't feel the need to take pictures of that process. I did a dry fit of the ears on the helmet for the first time tonight. Everything fit well, and after the tan/Yellow paint is fully cured tomorrow, I will mask off the areas where the decals would go and start painting those details by hand. Also, I will try to get some better pics in outdoor lighting tomorrow so you can see the true colors of the ears. In real life it's the perfect khaki-yellow color, I'm not sure why the indoor lighting makes it look more yellow.
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PropReplicator2

Active Hunter
wow! this is so cool:eek:! dumb question that you probaly already answered, how do you get the weathering so detailed!?
I use Raf's damage stencils and carbon tracing paper. Then mask all the detailed scratches and marks off across the helmet with a toothpick instead of a brush. It takes a alot longer that way, but you get WAY better control ability and significantly sharper details like that. Do each color layer by layer and do each color in about 3-4 layer to make it not too thick, but thick enough that the paint won't wear through when you rub it down with steel wool later. Just take your time and be careful. Slow and steady, don't rush something like this or it will never come out right.
 

PropReplicator2

Active Hunter
Aorry for the lack of updates, I've been crazy busy at work lately and havnt had much time for this. Over the course of this week I got the paint on the left ear done with the exception of the white decal which I can paint today.
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