My First Attempt

TK 4130

Hunter
After lurking around here for ages I finally decided to give the ESB Boba Fett helmet a shot. I've done a few sets of stormtrooper armor in the past, but lets face it, there's not much of a painting challenge there. I got a Marrow_Sun 2 helmet a few months ago, and finally got around to getting it started...

I cut out little eye holes to see how big it would look on me...
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Then I painted it "Nickle Shimmer".
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Next was the liquid masking.
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I painted the dome and cheeks.
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Next...
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Had a little fubar with the keyholes. The two paints didn't like each other.
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A black wash to dull down the colors, and there you have it.
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It was a lot of fun doing this, I'd like to thank everyone here for all the help. Now that I'm done I want to do another one. I'm thinking about a M_S 3...
 

MacRory

Hunter
That's looking outstanding :eek: Great work. What paint type did you use to make it slick looking? Curious because mine is a bit coarse but then I haven't added a coat of semi-gloss and dull yet.
 
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TK 4130

Hunter
Here's the spray paints I used...

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1. Tamiya Color - Olive Drab (mandibles)
2. Just Enough - Burgundy (visor)
3. Krylon Fusion - Nickle Shimmer (undercoat)
4. Armor Coat -Grass Green (dome and cheeks)
5. Krylon - Almond (back and rangefinder ear piece, mixed with below)
6. Krylon - Bright Gold (rangefinder ear pieces, mixed with above)
7. Painters Choice - Meadow Green (back) this is the only color I wasn't happy with.
 

MacRory

Hunter
Besides the masking tape what did you use to mask the individual cat scratch etc on the helmet? I'm really impressed with your approach!
 

TK 4130

Hunter
Yikes, I guess I screwed up it's a M_S 1 not 2. :eek: I got it directly from MS himself, through ebay. Awesome helmet to work with, quality all the way.(y)
 

TK 4130

Hunter
MacRory said:
Besides the masking tape what did you use to mask the individual cat scratch etc on the helmet? I'm really impressed with your approach!
I used AMBROID E Z MASK, I got it at a local hobby shop. It came in a little bottle, and the liquid is green in color. That's the green stuff in the third pic.
 

MacRory

Hunter
Did you use a brush to apply the E Z Mask? I used Winsor & Newton's latex based liquid and I gunked up two of my brushes :lol: Have any similar experience or did that work pretty well?
 

TK 4130

Hunter
Yeppers, I brushed it on, I used a semi-cheap-o brush, but cleaned it every so often to stop the gooping.:D
 
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