BM ESB Bucket by our very own, Darth Miller

shortimer52

Well-Known Hunter
Since I can’t paint and I know I can’t Darth Miller here made me a very kind offer, something that I could not pass on. So I thought id show off some of his work and the process that it will go through. Can up to date at my web page

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Delta9

Hunter
Is he not using masking fluid? Going all topical with the scratches? (the way I like to paint btw). It looks like it because there is no shot of it all silvered up.
 

DarthMiller

Active Hunter
Delta-9 said:
Is he not using masking fluid? Going all topical with the scratches? (the way I like to paint btw). It looks like it because there is no shot of it all silvered up.

it was painted silver first. I am using the "scratch" method to remove the paint. It gives a very authentic battle damaged look to it.
 

Tension113

Hunter
The guy that spent a fortune on a helmet because he didn't have the skills, is now painting other peoples helmets.. :lol: that's great..

see that.. You did better then you thought you could and now you're hooked.. lookin good so far..
 

Delta9

Hunter
I like the topical method because I feel like I have more control but I do like the looks of the scratch method helmets too and yours so far is dead on in color, keep posting, I love these kind of threads.
 

Andy

Active Hunter
DM has exhibited some impressive talent the last few months and I only think it will progress and grow further.:D
Pretty soon you'll have yourself a fine ESB bucket after he's through.:)
 

DarthMiller

Active Hunter
Shortimer52-I just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to paint your helmet. Its going to be lots of fun and I hope to make you proud!!
 

shortimer52

Well-Known Hunter
I did the silver first and then with school and job and B/S like that I just didn’t have time to do the paint. SO a little update on the awesome bucket.

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cookiemongoloid

Active Hunter
Wow...this looks great. I ought to have himdo MY helmet. because we all know how well I can paint;). You are doing an EXCELLENT job! You have a GREAT helmet on the way!
 

Spideyfett

Well-Known Hunter
DarthMiller said:
Shortimer52-I just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to paint your helmet. Its going to be lots of fun and I hope to make you proud!!
Great Work,,,,PM'd YA DM...(y)
 
DarthMiller said:
it was painted silver first. I am using the "scratch" method to remove the paint. It gives a very authentic battle damaged look to it.
I am trying to undersand all the tips and hints on bucket painting and have a question on this one. (Forgive me on the finer points of color). You painted back in the dark green, yet from the pictures it was before the 'skin color/tone' (like I said, I don't know all the names yet!). Then you scratched off this to reveal the green (for the majority of the back), then scratched further to reveal the chrome? This is how you can get the appearance of the 'skin' tone edging, between the chrome and the green. Right?

Trying to understand before I have a try/attempt...
 

shortimer52

Well-Known Hunter
Some more pics you guys and gals can :love over, b/c I know I am.
Tell you the truth I dont think I want troop in this.lol

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DarthMiller

Active Hunter
painted silver first...then put yellow skin tone color. I used masking fluid. then painted green. Removed masking fluid to reveal yellow. then used a combination of light gray, dark gray to paint details. then scraped off additional ares to reveal silver. hope that helps...last bucket I did I just painted all of the detail on the back


Caomhanach said:
I am trying to undersand all the tips and hints on bucket painting and have a question on this one. (Forgive me on the finer points of color). You painted back in the dark green, yet from the pictures it was before the 'skin color/tone' (like I said, I don't know all the names yet!). Then you scratched off this to reveal the green (for the majority of the back), then scratched further to reveal the chrome? This is how you can get the appearance of the 'skin' tone edging, between the chrome and the green. Right?

Trying to understand before I have a try/attempt...
 
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shortimer52

Well-Known Hunter
DarthMiller said:
painted silver first...then put yellow skin tone color. I used masking fluid. then painted green. Removed masking fluid to reveal yellow. then used a combination of light gray, dark gray to paint details. then scraped off additional ares to reveal silver. hope that helps...last buckst I did I just painted all of the detail on the back
What he said.lol
 
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