Superjedi's FPH2 SE for Andreas Koch

RamSkirata

Hunter
I've never kept track of the hours. My paint schedule is afternoons after work and weekends. My usual average is around 40 days from start to finish.
I am beginning to see why tries to do such a good job in making sure new members like myself understand that Boba should be a ... well reflected choice. :) Thank you!
 

RamSkirata

Hunter
Thanks. :)

I did the right side of the band today, so that completes everything behind the ears!

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I also did the "tape damage" effect on the killstripe side. This is subtle, but when the light hits it at a certain angle, it brightens up.

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Are you doing the tape damage with tape or free hand? Also... do you add paint topical to do that or remove paint to expose deeper layers.

Either way im just amazed at your work.... ive bee looking at ESB footage lately and its all there!
 

superjedi

Sr Hunter
Thanks! The tape damage is done topically with a fine liner brush. I do almost everything topically, with the exception of the two main colors on the rear panels.
 

superjedi

Sr Hunter
I apologize if this question is obvious or well known...
How did the thumbprints actually get on there? Is that known?
And how do you apply them?
I've never heard a definitive answer, but it certainly appears as though some white paint dripped onto the helmet and was smeared, like someone tried to wipe it off.
I apply them with a small brush and slightly thinned white acrylic.
 

superjedi

Sr Hunter
Thanks Don. :)

I finished the left side of the brow area this afternoon. I also added some putty to the crack repair to give it some dimensionality. The detailing includes simulated epoxy oozing out from the crack.

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RamSkirata

Hunter
Thanks Don. :)

I finished the left side of the brow area this afternoon. I also added some putty to the crack repair to give it some dimensionality. The detailing includes simulated epoxy oozing out from the crack.

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Now I get it! Of course.....
I was wondering why you painted the area before adding the crack repair but of course the crack would have occured and been fixed on the original way after it was painted!

Didnt they touch it up afterwards?

And how do we know all of this anyways? Isnt the ESB Hero helmet pretty hard to come by?

In the expos ive only seen thd RotJ helmet around
 

superjedi

Sr Hunter
...And how do we know all of this anyways? Isnt the ESB Hero helmet pretty hard to come by?

In the expos ive only seen thd RotJ helmet around
There are reference shots of the SE helmet on display at exhibits from years ago. A lot of those pics are hosted right here on TDH in the media galleries. :) (y)
 
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