Looks pretty cool JMP. I sympathize w/ your low opinion of your own detailing. Even if someone else says my helm looks great, I always seem to think I can do better! Anyway, Thats a sweet lookin helm none the less!
Hey Freek, no sweat, sorry I didn't mean to hijack the thread lol.
Thanks guys, I appreciate it. I really hope the next one will have more crisp and detailed damage than this one, it came out more splotched and sloppy in my opinion.
If anyone is interested the black-smeary stuff is charcoal pencil. I use an x-acto knife to scrape off very small flecks in different quantities, then just smear. Looks great for blast damage and scoring.
Ok, I know people out there have found far closer colors than mine, they should chime in here
Thanks for the kind words everyone
p.s., I liked the SB email the other day. I think I like Trogdor and 20X6 the best of the recent ones
Hey thanks TD! It will be an improvement to be sure, whether or not it will be the proverbial 'charm' remains to be seen
The charcoal is relatively permanent on its own so long as you don't get it wet. Water will take it right off. Otherwise it doesn't really need to be sealed (it will rub onto your hands without really wiping off the helmet). In retrospect I guess sealing it wouldn't be a bad idea
I plan to use it with my next helmet, but since I don't really need it done until July (COMIC-CON!!!) I plan to take my time on it.
Thanks for the support, I feel pretty crappy about hijacking this thread