Dom, thanks again for the info. I decided to do a comparison shot. On the left is the cast from Randy Johnson. On the right is the FP GMH. I forgot to also mention. The range finder he sent is made of wood, which I had to sanddown as well and will ultimately be replaced.No speculation...it's a FPH2 recast. Chris (Fettpride) pointed this out months ago when corbanth (Randy) first started selling these.
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I my name is Sean and I recently acquired a ROTJ complete kit from a member we lost to a heart attack about 2 years ago. I believe I have that exact same helmet from Sith Planet with the wooden pieced range finder as well. The paint on the armor and helmet is so bad. You have done an amazing job here. I just bought an airbrush machine on amazon which will be here tomorrow but I have never airbrushed in my life and I'm scared to death. I was curious about the stencils. I was able to download and print them but I am not exactly sure how to use them. It looks like you have that waxpaper on the helmet then the stencil over that. Does that put wax on the helmet that you just paint over? How do you mask it? What is that stuff that appears to be purple in color almost looks like wax. Just trying to find out how to use the stencils. This is a great build thread thank you. I hope I can follow it well enough to do what you did, otherwise I just have to pay someone to paint this armor and helmet for me. Any idea how to fix or buy another rangefinder that will fit this helmet? What did your friend end up doing for that? Thank you.Silver Layer-Testors Metallic Silver
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I used Tracedown waxfree tracing down paper to apply the stencils
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Using Maskol, I masked the silver parts and weathered the fading silver
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For the backpanel green, I used Rustoleum Hunter Green
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Without getting into crazy detail, I end up misting with dark grey using an airbrush and topcially applied the silver damage to the back panels.
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125-150PSI/6 gallon should be more then enough. You can likely get away with a 3 gallon 100PSI from harbor freight, which cost around $60Tfett40 thank you so much! I cancel the airbrush and ordered the one you suggested tomorrow I will go get a compressor. One last question about how many psi do you think I need I notice they are selling a lot of small pancake air compressor’s so I don’t really know how much power I need