My ESB Boba Fett Helmet Buildup

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by JBReplicas, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. JBReplicas

    JBReplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ok, ive posted this over at TDH but I wanted to share my progress here aswell, this is a Marrow_Sun V1.0 Boba helmet, im painting it up in the ESB style, the first few pictures show the bucket in its early stages, just a bit of sanding and tidying up, I squared off the area at the top of the cheeks as in the films they are square, added a few spots of bondo to fill any tiny cracks, blemishes etc and then added 2 coats of primer, the nest few shots were taken after adding the Olive Green to the dome and inner cheeks and the Dark Green to the outside cheeks, I used humbrol maskol to mask the areas I wanted left exposed, there is a coat of chrome underneath and so when the maskol is removed it leaves a nice impression of battle damage, there are more pics to come in the next week or so, let me know any comments or suggestions, thanks for looking..
     
  2. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Looking good so far.
     
  3. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Yes, looks excellent. Keep the pics coming as you progress.
     
  4. deralis

    deralis Well-Known Member

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    Ahh This will be a big help to me when I star painting my MSH-1 soon...
    Keep up the good work :)
     
  5. JBReplicas

    JBReplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the comments, more pics on the way later tonight.. I think im going cross eyed looking at all the reference material
     
  6. JBReplicas

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    Pics update, here ive added the dark grey around the battle damage area, this is as far as I got before getting serious eye strain, there are too many ref photos out there... As always I welcome any comments good or bad, i want this to be a good helmet enjoy.......
     
  7. Bacara

    Bacara New Member

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    Lookin sweet. Love the MS buckets. :love

    /B
     
  8. WebChief

    WebChief Sr Member

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    I'm curious why you aren't going with the Rogue Studios found colors. They're dead on.

    For example your upper cheeks are much too green to be ESB Fett. The green is supposed to be so dark that its almost black.
     
  9. JBReplicas

    JBReplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The green is actually alot darker in person, the photos are taken in quite bad lighting, I only ever get the chance to take photos in the evening when its pitch black outside, I also havent got any airbrush equipment/experience whatsoever so I wanted to see how I did using my own colours to start with and then perhaps go and buy all the equipment and try it on another helmet, hopefully an MS-3 Thanks for your comments
     
  10. JBReplicas

    JBReplicas Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Pics update, added the red to the mandibles, what a job that was, masking off all the battle damaged areas, also began adding the dark and light grey around the scratches, again please let me know your thoughts on this, thanks to Webchief I will be black washing the lower cheeks as they should be darker than they appear, enjoy.....
     
  11. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Man, it's looking super good.
     
  12. Soundwave

    Soundwave Sr Member

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    Lovin' the progress, that paint job is looking top notch so far mate.
     
  13. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    It's coming along great - nice work.
     
  14. Boba Frett

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    Looking great :)
     

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