Rogue Studios wrote:
I am working the ROTJ right now..The mandible color is the same from what I cna tell it's just not as weathered (no acrylic coat).
All of the paints are designed for aribrushes.
The new technique is very simple paint the helmet with Chrome paint entirely let it dry for a few days then paint the dome for example with acrylic Panzer olive green (it does come in enamel so be careful) after painting just use a toothpick to rub off the necessary scratches it's really cool and works great you have to refine it a bit to do the mandibles but this is the primary method I will be using and although not earth shattering since some of you may already be using this method I just haven't heard anyone press it that much. Make sure you seal the finished work with a clear coat then a dulcoate to prevent tearing when masking or accidental scratches. I think this method explains the mysterious appearing scratch on the left inside cheek of the ESB.
I think you are right in saying this technique was used for the ROTJ helmet, but i think the ESB helmet had the silver applied topically after the helmet had already been painted and then had a good rub down with a scotch brite pad. I think it had another going over with the scotch brite after the silver was brush painted on too.
I could be wrong, but thats how it looked to me.
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