Should I Airbrush or Rattle Can paint ?

As someone who has done both, I'd go with airbrush for the ESB helmet. If you can swing archiveX paints, you'll get a super accurate helmet from a color perspective. I've done fine with rattle cans for other stuff but love the airbrush precision for the helmets.
 

johnic

New Hunter
As someone who has done both, I'd go with airbrush for the ESB helmet. If you can swing archiveX paints, you'll get a super accurate helmet from a color perspective. I've done fine with rattle cans for other stuff but love the airbrush precision for the helmets.
Gotcha, let me see if I can get the right colors for Archive X Paints....is there a list to buy from them ?

Damn, I see the paint set is unavail now !
 
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Check out this for one option for ArchiveX paints: Thread

Here's what I used on mine:

Dome and cheeks - equal mix of Light Green and GN Grey Green
Mandibles - D&H Caboose Red
Dark Red Weathering on Mandibles - 2 parts D&H Caboose with 1 part Engine Black
Mandibles Grey Damage - SP Lark Light Grey
Upper Cheeks - Engine Black
Kill Stripes - SP Armor yellow faded to SP Scarlet
Back Panels - 2 parts Dark Green with 1 part Engine Black
Back Panel Tan - Dark Grime
Left Ear - Coach Green, Reefer White and Caboose Red
Right Ear - Light Earth, SP Lark Dark Grey
Dome Damage - SP Lark Dark Grey

So, ultimately there are a lot of options. I mixed colors until I was pleased with the result visually. Good luck!
 

johnic

New Hunter
Check out this for one option for ArchiveX paints: Thread

Here's what I used on mine:

Dome and cheeks - equal mix of Light Green and GN Grey Green
Mandibles - D&H Caboose Red
Dark Red Weathering on Mandibles - 2 parts D&H Caboose with 1 part Engine Black
Mandibles Grey Damage - SP Lark Light Grey
Upper Cheeks - Engine Black
Kill Stripes - SP Armor yellow faded to SP Scarlet
Back Panels - 2 parts Dark Green with 1 part Engine Black
Back Panel Tan - Dark Grime
Left Ear - Coach Green, Reefer White and Caboose Red
Right Ear - Light Earth, SP Lark Dark Grey
Dome Damage - SP Lark Dark Grey

So, ultimately there are a lot of options. I mixed colors until I was pleased with the result visually. Good luck!
Awesome, thanks!
 
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