rubio95's FPH2 - RotJ WIP

rubio95

Active Hunter
Had to get busy on this angel...

...and I'm pleasantly surprised that I remember how to use my air gun!

I cut out the visor and hit the lid with some more primer. Filed down what the Dremel couldn't reach. Wet sanded the lid several times - I'm a fan of smooooooth surfaces.

In the past, I've always used rattlecan for the silver underlayer. But this time I decided to use Humbrol #11. Turned out pretty nice.

I've sized about half of Rafalfett's wonderful templates to fit this helmet, so I should be able to get going on the back panels tomorrow after work. Like I said, I'm going to try and follow Jayvee's paint list as much as I can. I've managed to get ahold of EVERY color, with two exceptions - the two Floquil colors that he mixed the the green of the back panels. In the past, I've found that regular 'ol rattlecan Hunter Green looked great - but I was wondering if anyone has any alternate suggestions for that color to use through an airbrush. If nothing else, I'll formulate something on my own.

Anyways, I snapped one quick shot with my phone. I'm so excited!


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Jayvee

Hunter
Awesome buddy, that lid is just superb! Anything I may be able to help with along the way, feel free to shoot through a message at any stage (y)
 

rubio95

Active Hunter
Awesome buddy, that lid is just superb! Anything I may be able to help with along the way, feel free to shoot through a message at any stage (y)
Thanks, homie. Seriously, your paint skills on this lid would be GAME OVER.

There's good news and bad news. The good news is I managed to locate and purchase Jayvee's back plate paint mix. The bad news is it's shipping from New York (I'm in Southern California
 

rubio95

Active Hunter
Rubio, i have f ew of those floquils for the back panels. If you need them LMK i'll send you a bottle of each, just pay shipping :)
That's really nice of you, Lou, but I already ordered them. You're lucky that you're already in New York. Seems like all the great sources are in NY or Jersey.

I'd love to see your take on this lid.... It might rival Jayvee's! Have you thought about it?
 

Darth Voorhees

Well-Known Hunter
Preferred Vendor
That's really nice of you, Lou, but I already ordered them. You're lucky that you're already in New York. Seems like all the great sources are in NY or Jersey.

I'd love to see your take on this lid.... It might rival Jayvee's! Have you thought about it?
Haha you quoted me before i edited the post...i realzed you aquired them and altered my post.

I did do a ROTJ lid. It was a GMH, i pretty much followed Jayvees thread as well.
Here it is:
http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/dvh-rotj-paint-up-first-try-49877/?highlight=DVH+ROTJ

It came out pretty good, but definitely did not rival Jayvees! lol I do have 2 more to do, (plus one for myself at some point) so more practice makes perfect!

Looking forward to this paint up on this fantastic helmet!
 

rubio95

Active Hunter
Holy hell...

I want to use this opportunity to heap some more praise on Jayvee. Jesus, this isn't easy. Rafalfett's wonderful templates are awesome, but there are a few details missing. However, Jayvee didn't miss a THING. I got started on the back panels tonight, and boy, are they weird. So for anyone attempting an RotJ paintup...Jayvee.

So here I am, silver and grays laid. Ready for the next batch of stencils. The only problem is that my paints are on their way from New York. Hopefully they'll be here by Saturday (I'm in Southern California), but I think it's more likely that they'll be here in the middle of next week.

Anyways, here's where I'm at....

Masked:

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Two grays:

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rubio95

Active Hunter
Awesome start bud, looking great! Appreciate the kind words too mate, far too kind (y)
No, not too kind, lol!

Anyways, this just isn't fair....

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However, I got a bit of good news...

Apparently, FedEx is awesome, and they say that my paints will be here on Saturday, Si I have the rest of tonight up until Saturday afternoon to finish the masking of the right back panel. That'll be a challenge!
 

rubio95

Active Hunter
So even though FedEx initially seemed to be amazing, the fact is, they suck! All week long, the ETA was Saturday. And then Saturday came....and went. From talking to one of their reps, apparently there are two dates. The first is the ETA. That means nothing. The second is their 'Commitment' date, which is not displayed when you track a package. Anyways, the paints showed up today. I mixed them and built up several coats. I'm not Ponte and I'm certainly not Jayvee, but I'm very pleased. Since I put several light coats on, and finished with a fairly heavy final coat, I can't touch this for the rest of the night, which is always sooooo hard for me. I wanna start pulling the mask NOW!
I'll try to hold back, but I'll say this....Jayvee is an evil wizard.

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