Intro: How to Make an Authentic Looking ESB Darth Vader Helmet
Here's part of the Darth Vader Costume Series. We Start off with the Helmet.
Step 1: You Need
you need a:
Darth Vader Helmet
Black Enamel Paint (Humbrol Black Gloss Enamel)
£1.20 in the hobby shop, Saint Albans
Rust-oleum Red Enamel and Silver Enamel paints
X2 Medium brush
X1 Large Brush
The Referene pictures
Electrical Tape or Masking Tape
Step 2: Paint Specifiation.
now the Rust-Oleums need to be exactly:
80% paint and 20% water
that EXACT Measurement.
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Step 3: Covering the Helmet
Start by printing your Reference Pictures and taking a look at them. There's a Colour key on the ESB colourscheme picture.
over your Vader Helmet where there is Grey on the Costume minus the eyes. Eventhough they're Black, Cover them as you'll need to see out of them (CAPTAIN OBVIOUS STRIKES AGAIN)
Step 4: Painting the Helmet (Face)
I started with a medium sized Paintbrush and heavily used the Gloss Black for the perfect shine, that and the lighting on the Helmet would create a light ray as potent as Magnesium.
Step 5: Painting the Helmet (the Head Dome Thingymajig)
Here's how i painted the bit with no name.
Heavy use of Gloss Black also went into this
Step 6: The Final Product.
The final product after 24-36 hours should be like this.
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