My finished Antrock helmet...almost. Big pix.

Defiler

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jeezycreezy wrote:


One thing: Has anyone tried one of these?

I have used it for painting models, it is less expensive than some airbrushes that sell between $75-$100 and dose the same job only way cheaper. One thing, dont loose the tube that gose inside the mixing bottle. By the way, it worked great on your helmet. Just dont loose the tube thingy. :)
 
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jeezycreezy

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Defiler wrote:

One thing, dont loose the tube that gose inside the mixing bottle. By the way, it worked great on your helmet. Just dont loose the tube thingy. :)
The little tube fell in the sink when I was cleaning up.

Right by the drain.

I nearly had a freakin' heart attack. :lol:

Thanks for the comments. I think it looks good. The POG dried darker than I was expecting, but hopefully Lee's right that adding dings and scratches will make it more pepto looking.

Cheers!
TJ
 
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Bobo

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Trust me TJ, the paint looks dead on...just keep painting and you'll be satisfied :)

Bobo
 
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webchief

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Yeah, the Tuscan is dead on if you ask me. It doesn't necessarily look it until you paint in the weathering and then it looks amazing!
 
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malcfett

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Looking good so far man.

Question: where did you get your
ESB funky flamethrower pictured
with the earpieces...and does that
source have any more available?

Thanks! :)
 
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jeezycreezy

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Thank you; it's turning out better than I expected. :)

Answer: The flame thrower came with my gauntlets; it's resin, and just about the best looking resin piece I've ever seen. I bought them second-hand from a fellow board member who chose a motorcycle over Fett -- I know! I don't get some people either! ;)

I don't know if they're readily available. Sorry!

Cheers!
TJ
 
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Bountys Hunted

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Hey, it's looking really good TJ!! Gotta try one of those cheapo airbrushes, they sure do seem like the way to go...

Gotta love that mustard method!! Never heard that one before!

Too darn cool...
 
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msquared

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looking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Darth Squeet

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Just a practise helmet eh?? HHmmmmm ... pretty damn nice job for a practise.
Can't wait to see when you get serious:D
Nice work dude!!
 
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jeezycreezy

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Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it for a first attempt. I laid some of the dark red down tonight (not pictured) and it's really coming together. I think.

By dark red I mean what a lot of people call purple. But it doesn't look purple to me at all. More deep red so I mixed a little black in with my Tuscan red and it acheived the effect I was after.

Now, if anyone could help me with the yellow bars. What I can't quite figure out how to do is to get the gradation from yellow to yellowy orange.

How did anyone else achieve this effect?

Cheers!
TJ
 
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hansoloway

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Hey, we're pretty much at the same point of helmet completion. I should be done with mine within the next few days. Very nice, well-done paint job. However, I do think the back should be a bit more blue, that's my 2 cents.
 
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jeezycreezy

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hansoloway wrote:

Hey, we're pretty much at the same point of helmet completion. I should be done with mine within the next few days. Very nice, well-done paint job. However, I do think the back should be a bit more blue, that's my 2 cents.
You're 100% right. If you read back through the posts there you'll see I wasn't that happy with the back color and thought it should be darker and more blue. My next one will be.

Thanks for the input! :D

Cheers!
TJ
 
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Jango Fett Jr

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Man, your helmet looks sweet!

I'm thinking of getting one of those Testors paint sprayers, it turned out great on yours.

My input - as mentioned, the back colour should be darker and bluer, and I also think it needs a light black misting to make it a bit dirtier.
 
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