How to do the weathering of the helmet (ESB)


KaanE

Well-Known Hunter
I have made this thread to compile information and this thread will be able to serve to me and to the others makers.

-The question is:

How to do the weathering for ESB?
 

welsh hunter

Active Hunter
This is the best tutorial thread that I am aware of for painting an ESB helmet.

http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=4110&highlight=esb+paints

The Rogue Studios Sticky thread at the top of this forum is also full of very useful information.

Im sure members like AFFO$ and SuperJedi will chime in with their expertese because they have painted some incredible ESB buckets.

I have only recently began painting a helmet and having neber done so before, I am too intimidated by the complexity of the ESB at this time. Im using my current project to learn how to paint. My advice, which isn't neccessarily the correct way, just my way of doing things . . is

to get as much refrence material as you can
use the smallest brushes for max detail
allow plenty of time for paint to dry between applications
take your time, the slower you go the better the results.

All the best with your project.
 

superjedi

Sr Hunter
Ah! The famous Steve the Swede Tutorial. (y) :eek:
I studied that for weeks (seriously) before I thought about painting my first ESB helmet.
Absolutely brilliant for documenting a topical paintjob. Which is my preferred method. (y)
 
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AFettFullofDollars

Well-Known Hunter
Ah! The famous Steve the Swede Tutorial. (y) :eek:
I studied that for weeks (seriously) before I thought about painting my first ESB helmet.
Absolutely brilliant for documenting a topical paintjob. Which is my preferred method. (y)


I concur. I'm surprised that thread hasn't been STICKIED! Absolutely priceless information on painting an ESB helmet. I still use it as a reference tool.
 
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AFettFullofDollars

Well-Known Hunter
Black pastel powder is a colored artist chalk. You shave the chalk stick into little piles of black powdered chalk and then dry brush it onto the helmet. It's a great technique for making smudged spots or scorched marks.

Black Pastel Scorch Mark.JPG
 
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Benkenove

Active Hunter
Thanks for the tip mate, just one question, out of curiosity, and excuse my ignorance... but, how do you "dry brush" the powder..?? simply with a brush, taking some powder, and applying it ? or other way ? Wouldnt be better to do it with a rag ?
 

superjedi

Sr Hunter
I wouldn't apply pastel powder with a rag, a brush gives you much better control. I generally use a wide 1" flat brush. And build up the color slowly in light applications.
 

Spideyfett

Well-Known Hunter
That's what I love about the Fett bucket...when it comes to weathering, I don't think there's a wrong way, or an exact technique that can't be used....it's all good...whatever works best.(y)
 

hansoloway

Well-Known Hunter
I've never used the pastel shavings before, and I'm planning to try it with my current bucket. I'm assuming that after applying this powder, you need to seal it with a top coat. My question is, what type of top coat spray do we know is safe so that there will be no lifting or change in overall color.
 

Spideyfett

Well-Known Hunter
I've never used the pastel shavings before, and I'm planning to try it with my current bucket. I'm assuming that after applying this powder, you need to seal it with a top coat. My question is, what type of top coat spray do we know is safe so that there will be no lifting or change in overall color.

Depending on what type of paint you've used, after applying the pastel I use Testors Semi-gloss coat to seal it.......then over all mist it again with Testors Dull-coat. (y) ..works like a charm..:)
 
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