Repaint

Eagleskull

Active Hunter
Ok i goin to repaint my custom helmet, but i dont know which version the ROTJ or the ESB . So what do u think is better?
 

Tim Allen

Well-Known Hunter
If your going for alot of battle damage and detail....ESB all the way. ROTJ is easier to paint though.
 

Eagleskull

Active Hunter
Well i know the colors for the ESB verion, is the ROTJ the same color by only the ear are gold? o ya do u know a good ref. picture place for both helmet.
 

Eagleskull

Active Hunter
thanks man one more question umm what good for battle damage masking tape or what? What can i use that would make it look good
 

Tim Allen

Well-Known Hunter
Get the "BLUE" masking tape. Its painters masking tape and wont take off any of the paint your covering up once you masked it off. Or liquid masking tape, both work really well. hope this helps - Tim
 

lordfett

Active Hunter

Eagleskull wrote:

thanks man one more question umm what good for battle damage masking tape or what? What can i use that would make it look good
As TK-409 says in his macro-bino demo on his site mustard works well. Yes as in the kind you put on a sandwich. I've found it better to let it dry totally before you paint anything.
 

Tim Allen

Well-Known Hunter
No the mustard wont, it shouldnt anyways. Just let it dry and the paint over the mustard. Its the same effect as the liquid masking. - Tim
 

Trooper TK409

Active Hunter
I have used the Mustard method (Thanks DustinCropsBoy!), but I didn't on my Mystery helmet. I just painted in layers without masking. ...

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TBone

Active Hunter

Tim Allen wrote:

Here is all the ref. shots you will need to decide between esb and rotj. here
I know this is a great resource but which pics are the ESB helmet, pre-pro, and ROTJ? I want to start painting my ESB version, but I'm not sure which pics to use as a reference.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

mobius

Active Hunter
I used liquid masking for my helmet, just let it dry and put on another coat and another that should make it strong enough to prevent that the silver coat gets damaged.

It is easy to paint it on therfore you can be more accurate in making the scratches and it comes more realistic.

Check out this link, here I have the pictures of my paint porgress.

Hope it helpes.

http://frontpage.simnet.is/mobius/bucket.htm
 
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