Minutefett ESB Restored paint up

Wow great work . The rear panels always make my eyes hurt ,watching all the fine details being applied. Can‘t wait to see the weathering knock back the brightness of the green!
Thank you! I remember on my first one, I was sceptical of how much of a difference a dark wash would make but it really does bring everything together and alter the colours. You can see a comparison here:

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Lower cheeks done (mostly)

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Few bits of grey detail to do. Parts that were too small to mask out.

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How do you do this part on the right cheek?

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I was thinking about putting straight paint in the airbrush without thinner and just kind of splattering it on there?
 

Jango Fett Jr

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You should always compare the stencils to the reference photos. Looks like it was kissed by the airbrush, not quite as spotty as it appears in that stencil.
 

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RafalFett

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It's misted. Always use images from the Media section when painting.

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JFJ beat me with a few seconds.
 
Excellent, you're all quite correct - I need to remember to check the reference images too! Thanks Raf, wasn't a criticism of your amazing templates by the way!
 
Anyone have any tips for tracing the upper cheeks? It's such a difficult area to trace accurately, I can't get the tracing paper in at all without it creasing severely and throwing off the tracing.
 
Anyone have any tips for tracing the upper cheeks? It's such a difficult area to trace accurately, I can't get the tracing paper in at all without it creasing severely and throwing off the tracing.
I managed to get around it by covering the area with masking tape, tracing the shape over that and then carefully peeling it off in one piece. Then I traced the shape with tracing paper to use as my template for re-sizing Raf's stencil.

This worked a dream but something is still off because the stencil is nowhere near a match. It's odd because the back panels and lower cheeks were a dream, hardly needed any adjustment but with the upper cheek, the angles and sizes are wrong everywhere no matter how much I re-size.
 
Yea, normal life got in the way a bit. I'm getting married on the 28th of this month so planning for that has taken priority but I'm still finding 5 minutes hear and there to crack on.
 
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