Going for the ROTJ Bucket


ProjectXVR32

New Hunter
I'm new here and I finally bought my first helmet. I've been looking all over these forums for days trying to find anything on ROTJ helmets but everything I found is outdated and none of the links work. I want to know what the colors on the ROTJ helmet are because it seems everyone goes for the ESB look. I also don't know where I'd get any of these paints. So any help would be greatly appreciated because I really don't wanna mess this up.
 

propsculptor

Active Hunter
For the Best Photos of Both Version Helmets (ROTJ and ESB)

Try Here:

http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/misc/tdh_ref/

Username: tdhmember
Password: ilovetdh

The paint colors are listed here, I know what I listed is for the ESB Version but I believe that the ROTJ colors are also Testors paints (TDH members correct me if I'm wrong!) :

ESB
http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=10937

or this page:
http://www.fparmor.com/tutorials/boba/rs.html

Here's a great page for painting Helmets:
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/fettfan.htm

Good luck with your painting, and have Fun!

:)
 

ProjectXVR32

New Hunter
thanks man I needed some pictures of the back of it and I think I found what colours I'm gonna use even if its not exactly like ROTJ but I think its gonna be close enough. Where would you find Testor and Rogue paints cuz those are the ones I need.
 

superjedi

Sr Hunter
If you're looking for Testors paints, most good hobby shops carry a wide selection. They should have the 'Model Master' line, that's what a lot of folks use. Or there's testor.com.
The Rogue colors that everyone is referring to isn't actually a brand of paint. It's the name of one of the members here who did a looooooooot of research into the actual colors used on the film helmets.
Hope that helps, and welcome!
 

ProjectXVR32

New Hunter
well that saves me a lot of time looking lol thanks i found the paints i need now i just gotta buy an airbrush. Now for the weathered look, how do you do that?
 
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travsall

Hunter
I'm not claiming accuracy at all, but here's my helmet I've been working on. It's ROTJ, and I had similar issues to yours when I was gathering reference. Paint colors I found are just slightly different, but ESB base colors will work if that's what you have. I list all the paints I used in my progress pictures too.
http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=10781

The best reference I found, was Steve The Swede's tutorial on Star Wars Helmets.com
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/making_boba.htm

Good luck on your helmet!
 

travsall

Hunter
Thanks a lot! I'm pretty pleased with it! That was my first real big painting project like that, I've done a Scout helmet from KS, but no real painting, and I do up Jason hockey masks, but that's completely different painting. That Fett was my first try with an airbrush, so you don't have to be a weathered pro to get some results, sure it helps though! But just go slow and take your time, and above all else, enjoy it!
 

ProjectXVR32

New Hunter
my helmet finally came in and its a glorious feeling to own one. i got my paints bein shipped in soon and im startin the sanding and primer period now
 
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