It's been a little bit, but I am starting another ESB helmet for a Facebook member. This is one of Wasted Fett's newly modified FPH2 kits. It now has a molded in MQ-1 board behind the keyslots. Less cutting during prep is a good thing.
I just received the kit yesterday and I'll begin the prep this weekend. Here are a couple of shots of the kit. There's a visor included too.
Quick update today.
I got all the prep done and washed the helmet to make sure there's no dust left. Also installed some small machine bolts in the ear parts.
Once the helmet is dry I'll be able to hit it with some primer.
Got the base green on this morning.
This is a new green blend that i'm really happy with. It's pretty bright in my hobby room today so the color looks lighter in the pics than it does by eye. Once I start adding the damage, it will appear to shift darker. Not sure why that happens, lol.
Merry Christmas all! For Fett, there are no breaks, even for holidays.
Work on the dome continues with the cat scratch region, and the area around the turn signals. I also filled the dent with silver and I'll work on the detailing tomorrow.