This thread will show off the great work done by superjedi on my Wasted Fett ESB/ROTJ SE Hero helmet. This helmet was a work of art all in itself without being painted, but I could not resist having something just a cut above the average joe.
Yeah, I primed the helmet. You should always use primer on any project. I used Tamiya fine surface primer, which goes on super smooth.
The surface of the helmet does capture the original paint details, which are fascinating to look at. Before I shot the primer I took a lot of measurements and did some adjustments to my existing stencils.
Some of the impressions in the surface are readily visible even after a layer of primer and paint. Some of them though are more subtle and appear more like very slight differences in surface texture. Once I hit the helmet with primer, those disappeared.