Superjedi's FPH2 for FandangoFett

Discussion in 'Boba Fett Helmet' started by superjedi, May 2, 2018.

  1. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    Hi everybody!
    Well, this didn't take long, lol. I'm beginning another ESB commission for TDH's own FandangoFett.
    This is an FPH2 kit by Wasted Fett and it'll be done as screen used ESB.

    I started this one a couple of days ago, so let's get caught up on the action. . .
    I'll skip the awful, boring, tedious prep (can you tell I hate prep?) and skip right to the good stuff! Paint!
    Here, the helmet has been trimmed out and given a coat of primer.

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    I added some rare earth magnets to the ear cap to make it a breeze to remove when needed.

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    Here, the first color has been airbrushed onto the rear panels.

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    The damage was stenciled and masking fluid slathered on.

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    Then I airbrushed the dark green. Here's a series of shots before and after removing the masking fluid.

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    Next, I'll tweak the edges of the damage areas with a fine brush, and add the smaller chipping details.
     
  2. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    I got the left rear panel finished up. Here's an overall pic.

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    Here are a couple of closer views from different angles.

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    The right panel is next!
     
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  3. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    His presence in this thread is lacking. Where is Fandango Fett?
     
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  4. Skyfire

    Skyfire Member

    Yeah, since this thing will always be canted to one side on him and he is currently MIA I think he is loosing this commission to me.
     
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  5. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    Haha! Snooze ya lose. ;)
     
  6. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Ha! I think he's trooping tonight if I remember correctly! Eric can you put a weight inside the helmet to counter balance his lid?
     
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  7. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    No, I think it would be better to bolt some weights to the side of his head. :D
     
  8. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    Got some work done on the right panel today. This is the "big scrape."
    I generally break the right panel into the big scrape. . . and everything else, lol.

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    I'll work on the rest of the panel tomorrow.
     
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  9. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    Last update for this weekend. :)
    I finished up the rest of the right panel. As I mentioned, doing these areas takes about the same length of time as just the big scrape.

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    I also had time to lay down the base green on the dome and cheeks. This is a custom blend of a couple of different greens.

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    The color may look a little odd like this, but once the damage is applied, it won't be so stark.
     
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  10. Artakha

    Artakha (Formerly le1120)

    Man, you're so quick!
     
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  11. Major

    Major Active Member

    Beautiful work as always Eric
     
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  12. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    More and more copying and pasting!
     
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  13. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    Thanks, guys! Watch it, Buda! LOL

    Got the dome damage in work now. Here are the latest shots.

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    Cat scratch is up next. (y)
     
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  14. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    Ah the cat scratch! My favorite!
     
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  15. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    Plugging away with the dome. . .
    I got the cat scratch area done. I include the "swoop" above the cat scratch with this set of stencils as their positions are closely related.

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    Next was the small area above the turn signals.

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    Finally for this update, the dent! My favorite.

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    This weekend I'll work on the big scrape on top of the dome.
     
  16. rnbuda

    rnbuda Active Member

    cat scratch!! <3
     
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  17. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    Oops. . . I seem to have fallen behind on updates. Let's fix that! :D

    First, I finished the big scrape on the top of the dome. Lots of detail here that doesn't get much attention when someone is wearing the helmet.

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    Next, I set up for the killstripes. Here, the basic masking is complete.

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    As I've mentioned many times, I use Winsor & Newton masking fluid. It's a great product and it's always worked well for me.
    For applying it, I like Microbrushes. They come in a couple of sizes, and these are the smallest size.

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    After airbrushing the stripes and unmasking, we get this result.

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    That area of the dome is looking kind of blank, so let's add the damage! Here are a couple shots of the completed left side of the dome.

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    I then blocked in the dark outer cheeks.

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    Here's the completed right cheek.

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    Whew! So now everything is up to speed. The left cheek is in work now.
     
  18. Ghostphoenix01

    Ghostphoenix01 Jr Member

    Your paint work is always amazing! Great work Jedi!
     
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  19. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    Thanks. :)
    I got the left cheek finished up. I like the damage on this section. It's kind of angular looking.

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    Next I'll be masking everything off and laying down the red!
     
  20. Somerset

    Somerset New Member

    I hope you find the painting as therapeutic as I find looking at the progress pictures...
     
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  21. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    I really do! It's almost like a form of meditation or something.
     
  22. Big Game

    Big Game New Member

    Great photos and updates.
     
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  23. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    I got the red airbrushed on yesterday afternoon. Lots of masking for this stage!

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    Today I started on the damage with the keyslot area.

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    I'll be working on the red band next.
     
  24. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

    I finished up the red band behind the ear platforms. Lots of juicy detail!

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    I'll start working on the front parts next. Gotta psyche myself up for the mandibles, lol.
     

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