Just when you thought it was safe...another ESB paint up!

KaanE

Active Hunter
Well, It's the same, a latex mask for paint, but maybe is better one or other.

Thank you very much TF! :D And for the Silver paint base, what have you used?

Awesome helmet TF!

:cheers
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
Well, It's the same, a latex mask for paint, but maybe is better one or other.

Thank you very much TF! :D And for the Silver paint base, what have you used?

Awesome helmet TF!

:cheers
Humbrol Silver no.11 I found the metal cote promotes peeling if you're layering the paints although it looks great for topical painting. No.11 is a tad shinny but during the wire wool rubbing stages this fades to a dull sheen. The other thing is it's just right when it comes to picking off the additional layers for the scratch details...
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
Can you give any more info about this? Maybe a pic?
I'm always looking for new and improved painting supplies. :)
These are the tools: self propelling pencil with no led for the scratching; silicone paint brush thing O gauge chisel type (there are loads of different versions) and the stub of an old brush for the paint scuffs and shading here and there...:)

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digifett

Hunter
I begin to cry for happiness when I see your paint job here! Your sure this is not the real lid... For me it's a clone work !!!
 

AncientFett

Jr Hunter
These are the tools: self propelling pencil with no led for the scratching; silicone paint brush thing O gauge chisel type (there are loads of different versions) and the stub of an old brush for the paint scuffs and shading here and there...:)
It is some-what self explanitory but could you elaborate a bit more on the techiniques you achive with each tool. I'm a bit of a newbie at this and weathering is my downfall. Looks awsome though. I wish my talents were that fine!
 

Rogue Studios

Active Hunter
Hey, I just popped in here and for some reason never posted on this thread. But I wanted say what a nice job you did on this helmet.

Lee
 

mrgr8ness

Active Hunter
Looks great bro. You use the exact same mechanical pencil that I do. I know exactly what TK7602 is saying about the brush clogging. I had this as well when I was using this stuff called Maskoid. It worked well, but ate brushes like crazy. I just bought W&N pretty cheap at my local art store, kind of a new find for me. It works even better than the old stuff, and rinses very clean from my brushes after use. I can use them over and over again.
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
It is some-what self explanitory but could you elaborate a bit more on the techiniques you achive with each tool. I'm a bit of a newbie at this and weathering is my downfall. Looks awsome though. I wish my talents were that fine!
Its very simple really, the silicone brush is for applying the Humbrol maskol. Take the dome for example:
Spray the helmet silver, mask the silver damaged, spray the helmet grey. Remove the silver mask. Mask the silver and grey damage, spray the helmet green. Remove the silver and grey mask. The propelling pencil is for the fine detail scratches, pushing through the dry paint leaves a fine chipped scratch, dragging on its edge sideways a crack like mark, doing this on recently painted surfaces has different effects; endless possibilities with a basic tool. Depending on how hard you press will determine which layer you expose!
The stub of the brush tool i used has virtually no hair but makes some great marks; just experiment with what you have to hand, i hope this helps?
:)
 

webchief

Well-Known Hunter
That's a brilliant tip using the silicone brush for the masking fluid. I've thrown out several bristle brushes because of the mask already. I'll have to pick one of these bad boys up! I never even heard of them until now.
 

HUNTER

New Hunter
in the middle of painting my lid up, help from other members suggested i take a look at your lid for colours, i can't believe the amount of detail and time you have put into this, but it was more than worth it. can't see anyone doing anything better than this, just perfect, congratulations
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
Finally got round to finishing this helmet, here's what i used and the order i painted it, pics to follow:

ESB 100% layered Humbrol colour list:

1. white primer
2. off white base coat 147
3. buff gently with 0000 wire wool
4. mask entire helmet except L/H ear
5. spray red 60 on L/H ear
6. liquid mask red damage on L/H ear
7. spray grey 28 on L/H ear
8. remove red liquid mask
9. liquid mask red and grey damage on L/H ear
10. mix greens 78+159, then spray on L/H ear
11. remove all masking from helmet
12. mask L/H ear
13. liquid mask off white on helmet as per ref pics
14. spray silver 11onto helmet
15. Liquid mask silver and off white damage all over helmet
16. spray grey 79 all over helmet, spray grey 140 onto mandibles and trim to lighten slightly
17. remove liquid mask, lightly buff with 000 wire wool
18. masking tape whole helmet except mandibles/trim
19. Liquid mask silver and grey areas on mandibles/trim
20. spray purple (73+104 approx. 2:3 ratio) onto mandibles and trim
21. remove silver/grey liquid mask on mandibles and trim
22. liquid mask silver, grey and purple areas on mandibles and trim
23. spray red 73 onto mandibles and trim
24. remove liquid mask on mandibles and trim, lightly buff with 0000 wire wool
25. mask mandibles and trim
26. liquid mask silver and grey on upper cheeks then spray black 33.
27. remove mask on dome and lower cheeks then mask upper cheeks
28. liquid mask silver and grey damage on dome and lower cheeks
29. spray green 78 on dome and lower cheeks, lightly buff with 0000 wire wool, mask helmet except back panels
30. liquid mask silver and grey on back panels, spray beige, 28+103
31. remove liquid mask on back panels
32. mask silver, grey and beige on back panels ,spray green ,76+96
33. remove liquid mask from back panels
34. mask kill stripes (tape and liquid), 154 fade to 82
35. dent powder burn, 33+72 and a bit of 62
also around edge of back and lower cheeks, very lightly
36. liquid mask detail on R/H ear spray sand 93
37. scuff marks between dent and kill stripes satin black 85, use old fine brush cut to a stump
38. masking tape and liquid mask R/H ear decal, spray white 34
39. masking tape white arc on R/H ear decal, spray satin black 85
40. brighter red detail on R/H upper mandible area masked off seperately red 60 darkened slightly with red 73
41. grime in arrows, around ears and on top of mandible/ dome join, 93 mixed thin with white spirit
42. yellow glue blobs on back and side of dome, windsor and newton ink sunshine yellow, apply in layers with silicone brush
43. spray brown 62 fine/coarse splatter on R/H side of helmet and R/H ear and splatter beige 103 onto mandibles as per reference pics
44. hand cut ear decals from masking tape, apply satin black 85 with silicone brush
45. seal entire helmet with 3-4 thin coats of satin cote
46. have a cup of tea and admire your work...
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
O.K. here's the finished paint job. The borden is cold cast brass, looks more metallic in non-flash lighting, the gel coat on this helmet was white and you can see this in certain scratches through the paint layers...

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