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 Post subject: My DJ ANH paint job
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:12 am 
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Hey guys, I just painted a raw DJ cast from Mike Warren. He doesn't sell raw kits anymore, so it was quite a surprise and I'm forever grateful to good ol' MW.
The most interesting part was reaching a look that was very rich in detail, but at the same time looks like it was done in haste.
As usual, my goal was not to replicate every scratch an dent as seen in the Tantive 4 reference pics, but to imbue the helmet with great details and an authentic personality.

I'm happy to share this paint process, hope It is useful.

After priming and prepping the cast, I sprayed it all black. I then modeled the C-scar by rubbing my finger on the semi-dry paint on each pass.
It took various attempts to get it right, but it contributed to the final look of the piece.

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I applied a final coat of black and then decided I wanted to get a very nice texture once I brushed the gray pant, so I aggressively sanded the whole thing to create some furrows in the direction of the strokes seen in the pics of the Grunberg mask.
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Lastly, I detailed the dents and scratches with jeweler filing tools.
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This is the result after applying various thin coats of Tamiya gunmetal gray with a brush.
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Here is the final result. I particularly like how the C-scar reflects the light.
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And here it is, next to my GH ROTJ. It's very cool to see the contrast between the two
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Cheers!


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 Post subject: Re: My DJ ANH paint job
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2023 12:51 pm 
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WOW, that turned out great. Pretty awesome looking and nicely done paint job. :)


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