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BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

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    BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    I got my JP from Bobby the other day, and I couldn't wait to get to work on it.

    Here's the getup out of the box:



    And here's the first layer of paint (Vallejo chrome):





    I also painted one of the thrusters green, but notice that the shade of green wasn't really right (Vallejo panzer green), so I'm going to have a try with another green today (Vallejo gunship green).

    Updates will be posted as they happen. The build can also be fololowed on my blog: http://cr4nky.blogspot.com
    Last edited by cr4nky; Jun 6, 2009 at 4:28 PM.

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup

    Nice Cr4nky keep up the good work and looking forward to seeing finished pack, im also going to start my BFUK pack soon but in ROTJ colors.

    bobatrooper

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup

    You don't have acces to Humbrol paints? If you can buy them I will send to you a PM with the Humbrol green for the Jet Pack

    If you want it of course...

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup

    I prefer Vallejo Model Air. But I could still use the name of the Humbrol and I can reference it with a conversion chart

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup

    Well, it's RLM 62. Lee Malone (who has done all the Fett colours list) told me that. I think it's pretty close.

    I know that I have also attached the Humbrol colour, but maybe Vallejo sells the RLM 62 with this name, so you don't need to do a conversion.
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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup

    Thanks, bro. That helped me find what I need from Vallejo. Its plain old olive green

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup

    I have been using the revell paints for the esb pack, I will dig out the numbers too.

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup

    Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    I have been using the revell paints for the esb pack, I will dig out the numbers too.
    Sweet! Thanks!

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup

    Heres the finished silver "version"


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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup

    Wow is that a solid machined alum jet pack

    That silver coat can be brutal - showing up all the imperfections

    Looking good Thomas Let me have your email again bro and I will forward the paint colours and referend photos and any advice I can offer.

    Can't wait to see this painted up.

    Bobby

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup

    Thanks for the help and info so far.

    I just finished putting on the clear cote now. Letting it dry until I have time to look at some pics so I now where to use liquid mask and where Im just gonna sand it. Guess Ill have time to start with the green tonight, if not tomorrow morning.

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup

    I got a lot of work done today, a little setback as well but I think it's fixable. One of the thrusters fell on the floor and broke.

    But here's what I've gotten done today:





    Let me know what you think!
    Last edited by cr4nky; Jun 6, 2009 at 4:41 PM.

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Looking good Bro. Looking VERY good.
    Sorry about your thruster.

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Thanks, still some work to do, but almost there

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Very nice Tom, looking like a used pack now with the grime added. The colour brings out the shape of the pack much better than flat grey or silver.

    Let me know how you go with that thruster too.

    Looking forward to seeing this on your Fett suit buddy

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Thanks bro. Definately couldn't have done it without you. Hehe :-P

    Added some rust over all the exposed "metal" areas too. It soesn't show with the flash from the camera, but it really fives it a good used look. It also helped accenting the edges with thin lines of misted black with the airbrush. Gonna do some more nitpicking and adding the final details the next few days, and then I'm gonna seal it all in

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Here are some detailed shots of various parts of the pack.

    I handpainted the white marking on the pack, it looks ok at a distance, but Ill probably put a decal over it later. Most of the damage was "smudged using drybrushing with 3 different colors and the rest is airbrushed and/or handpainted. There is still some finetuning to be done and a couple of things I havent added yet.
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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Nice jet pack

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Looking very nice Tom, you should be proud, now be honest how good did it feel!

    One thing, maybe you know, but the bottom end cap centres should be yellow also. Looking forward to looking at those photos on my computer not just my phone!

    Very nice bro.

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Feels great! I bare have experience in painting, especially with an airbrush, so Im a bit proud

    I now

    Just havent gotten to them yet

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Very nice indeed, and you're the fastest builder on this forum too

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Loving the close up detail shots! That is a great shade of green too!

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Looks great man!!

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Looks pretty sweet, bro!

    Kudos!
    Kody

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    Re: BFUK ESB paintup. BIG UPDATE TODAY!:)

    Thanks for the for the feedback guys!! Kind words and positive feedback always means a lot when coming from the TDH community, wheres peoples attention to the details and quality surpasses anything Ive been part of so far.

    Just need the final tweaks done and a decal from Lucksy and Ill seal it all in and wait for my BM helmet, which will be the next part staring down the barrel of my airbrush.

    Oh, and if anyone is interested in the complete list of paints for this, just let me know!!

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