Discussion in 'Boba Fett Helmet' started by superjedi, Nov 4, 2017.
Nice work Superjedi.
More beautiful work!
Things are moving along with the damage. I began at the back of the dome and I'll be working my way around.
Here are a couple of angles of the back.
I have a 4-day weekend coming up, and hopefully that'll give me a good amount of Fettin' time!
That's a lot of progress, you're churning them beautiful thangs out like a droid on steroids!
Looking great buddy.
Happy Thanksgiving to all you US Fett heads. Fett takes no holidays, so I managed to get some work in today between preparing food and then eating said food, lol.
Next will be the cat scratch region, which I've stenciled and will begin on tomorrow.
Amazing !! The more detail you show in your pictures, the more I like to see them !!
Thanks! Here are some more. . .
Wrapping up the long holiday weekend now. I got a good amount of work done in between all the feasting and other holiday activities.
Here are a couple of angles of the cat scratch area. This is one of my favorite features of the ESB.
The smaller area above the turn signals has also been completed in the above shots.
Next I worked on the dent and the "streak" coming back across the curve of the dome. The dent gives the helmet so much character.
Since it gets dark so early now, these shots were all taken in room lighting, so the glare is a little harsh. Here's a different angle.
This week I'll start working on the big scrape across the crown of the dome. Then I'll get set up for killstripes.
OK, finally had time to upload some pics! I've been working throughout the week, just didn't take the time to post pics.
First off, I got the big scrape done across the top of the dome. This is a largish area, and there's some fairly good detail. It's tricky to photograph because it always seems like there's a glare on part of it.
I also got the killstripes on! Lots of measuring and masking involved in that stage. Here are a couple of angles.
Now that the stripes are done, I'll begin all the small detail and damage that's intermixed between and around the stripes, and that'll pretty much finish up the dome.
Looks amazing. Love the fade on the stripes man!
Your an Artist SJ !! I won't say it looks Great as Usual....But I will say it is extraordinarily highly detailed and I'm always inspired when I see the progress pics you post as you paint a helmet !!
Thanks! I'll wrap up the weekend with the completed dome.
I finished up the remaining details on the left side, adding all the small chips between the stripes, and the "Scottie dog" feature above the stripes.
There may be a couple more tiny flecks to be added, but I'll catch those during final weathering.
The cheeks are up next!
Oh man, I can only imagine how you'd tackle a full EFX Helmet whenever they come out
I don't know what would need to be done to an EFX lid. I guess it depends on the factory paint job.
I finished laying down the base coat on the outer cheeks. It's a shame the Floquil line was discontinued, because PRR Brunswick Green is such a great color for these sections.
I also finished the damage on the right cheek. I'll begin the left cheek next.
Even if EFX does have a decent paint job, they still won't come close to looking like yours dude.
Yeah - no chance a production-line paint job could ever compare to the sort of special commissions we see here. Unless of course we could build a clone army of superjedi...
Since I've been painting my helmet, I've thought how cool it would be if a painter made vinyl-cut adhesive stencils for every paint color and section, so you would never need to do any masking, just lay down the stencil, spray, let it dry, next stencil, spray, etc. It would still need small details like the grease stains and the white fingerprint added by hand, but it would cut a multi-month project into something that could be done in just a couple weeks.
A clone army. . . hmm. To the laboratory! Muah-ha-ha!
Evan, the method you describe sounds very similar to the way Spideyfett described doing the paint master for Sideshow's lifesize Fett a few years back.
Got a couple more stages done this weekend. First, I detailed the left cheek. There's a little more going on on this side, and I got to use that other strange gray for the damage on the outer curve of the inner cheek. It's the only place on the helmet that it makes an appearance.
I also masked everything off and laid down the red. Now it's starting to look like Fett!
Here are a couple of angles of the cheek, as well as the back of the helmet.
I'll be working on the damage on the red areas next.
Got the keyslot area finished up. Next I'll be working on the red band.
Amazing work as always
I got the center section of the band finished this afternoon. I break the band up into center, left, and right sections since the color breaks are pretty well suited for that.
I'll do the left section next.
Awesome work SJ !!
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