One last wafer thin ESB paint job...

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
Tweaked colour list: (20/5/10)
1. L/H ear: red 60, grey 28+64 (1:1), green 159+78 (1:1) weathering splatter brown 93 on front surface. Ear decal white 34.
2. R/H ear: silver 11, grey 79, sand 94
3. Back panels grey 147, silver 11, grey 106, beige 28 ( mist with beige 103 ), green 76+96 (1:1) weather green with wire wool as per ref pics and light shading with dark grey 32.
4. Dome and lower cheeks grey 147, silver 11, grey 79 and green 78.
5. Mandibles and trim: grey 147, silver 11, grey 106, purple 73+104 (1:1), red 60, red 73.
6. weathering with brown 93 around trim and arrows, shading with grey 32 along edge of lower cheeks.
7. splatters with brown 62, beige 103, grey 79.
8. scuffs brown and white caran dache pencil.
9. scuffs by kill stripes layer with black 33 and brown 62 with white spirit.

I thought i would document the process again as i try to improve on the last one. I've planned a couple of tweaks to the techniques and colours. The helmet has a white gel coat which will be scratched back to in certain areas, a thin grey primer coat and the first layer, the light grey Humbrol 147, which is actually blue/green/grey...

1. thin coat of grey primer
2. light grey base coat 147

tip: reference pictures used from 'Boba Fett at the Art of Star Wars Exhibit', courtesy of TDH...

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mmgraphics

Active Hunter
Same here ... and now that I have one of your outstanding helmets ... I have to watch the progress ...

I just need the list of colors (humbrol) you use for your helmet ... (ESB) ... :)

Would you be so kind to post a list of your colors for the helmet?

Thanks my friend!

Manuel
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
Hi Manuel, here's the colour list from the previous paint job:

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. seal entire helmet with 3-4 thin coats of satin coat
45. have a cup of tea and admire your work...

Step 45 is optional, feel free to replace tea with coffee or beer...:D
 

Spideyfett

Well-Known Hunter
Hi Manuel, here's the colour list from the previous paint job:

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. seal entire helmet with 3-4 thin coats of satin coat
45. have a cup of tea and admire your work...

Step 45 is optional, feel free to replace tea with coffee or beer...:D
WOW, I think you just made a sticky.:lol:..
 

DW Design

Active Hunter
"Step 45 is optional, feel free to replace tea with coffee or beer..."
Can I replace it with a Coke? I'm not much of a tea, coffee of beer drinker...:D
Darren
 

mmgraphics

Active Hunter
"Step 45 is optional, feel free to replace tea with coffee or beer..."
Can I replace it with a Coke? I'm not much of a tea, coffee of beer drinker...:D
Darren
No way Darren, I have to tell ya, it can only be done with tea, coffee and beer ... :D

Better get used to one of them :p

I guess, I´ll try it with all three ... starting with a tea, after step 25 I switch over to coffee and when it´s done ... I´ll have a beer ... or two ... or ... :love

Thanks for this complete list with all the steps and colors Garrett!(y)

:cheers
Manuel

PS: Spidey you´re right ... it should be sticky. :rolleyes
 

terminal fettler

Active Hunter
3. mask entire helmet except L/H ear spray red 60
4. liquid mask red damage spray grey 28

I used a water soluble white pencil to roughly outline the next layer detail, i've done this to ensure the scale of the layer is as accurate as possible. I also peeled back the liquid mask in areas with a compass point to create sharper detail where needed before painting.

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Jangos kid

Well-Known Hunter
Yeah, I think sticky would be good!!!!!! Thats fairly similar to the way I do my buckets.

Thats alot of work you put into the list TF!!! Gonna make alot of folks happy!!!! :) (including me) Thanx!!!
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