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  1. Aug 1, 2011, 12:24 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #26

    The colors and shade on the jetpack came out looking really nice. You should be proud.
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    Aug 1, 2011, 12:30 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #27

    Thanks, guys! Now I understand how much work these puppies really are!
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    Aug 18, 2011, 12:24 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #28

    It's been a crazy couple of weeks, but here's a photo dump of my work on my Terminal Fettler #23! (The kill stripes look way brighter in these pics than they do in real life for some reason. Stupid iPhone.

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  4. Aug 18, 2011, 12:57 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #29

    I was literally just looking at your progress on your blog not two minutes ago. A guy just posted the link on Facebook in the SW Society of San Antonio's page and I thought I'd check it out. I had no idea you were documenting in your blog as well.

    I was going to comment on the stripes but I'm glad it's just the phone.
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    Aug 18, 2011, 2:15 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #30

    Yeah, I thought doing a blog of my progress would be fun. A few more pictures there as well.

    Yeah, it's actually more of a rusty orange, but the pics look **** near fluorescent orange. Gonna see what I can do to make it more camera friendly without changing the color too much. Hopefully the matte clear coat will help as well.
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    Aug 18, 2011, 2:17 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #31

    take some 0000 steel wool to it and then flat clear...
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    Aug 18, 2011, 3:36 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #32

    Good call. I'll see if that does the trick.
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    Aug 26, 2011, 6:36 AM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #33

    Latest update. Work progresses on my Terminal fettler bucket.

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    Aug 26, 2011, 7:32 AM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #34

    That is looking good, looks like u got the misting down under the green only thing is I think that hunter green on the back is a bit to dark, not sure if its the camera or not but otherwise I like the keyslot area looks really well done, as does the lighter green areas
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    Sep 19, 2011, 12:30 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #35

    Finished the exterior of my very first RotJ inspired bucket! It's Terminal Fettler #23. Painted using the layer method with mostly Rusto rattlecans and Testors touch ups. I'm thrilled with the final. I know, it's not 100% accurate. I decided to freehand the damage. But for my first try, I think I did pretty well.

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    Sep 19, 2011, 1:13 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #36

    Hey! You did a good job! I think it turned out pretty good! Feels good doesn't it.
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    Sep 19, 2011, 2:13 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #37

    Thanks! Yeah. It feels great. The people who visit this forum and see the work we do, have NO clue how much effort goes into these pieces until they actually try it!
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    Sep 19, 2011, 3:07 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #38

    Quote BlackCatBone said: View Post

    And because I'm a geek, I bought this for myself, online:

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    Can you tell me where you found this, I love it!
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    Sep 19, 2011, 3:30 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #39

    I was just surfing around eBay. It was from a Canadian tshirt store, if I remember.
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    Oct 3, 2011, 3:45 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #40

    I've received a shipment of armor from Bobamaker (still waiting for some from Fettpride), so in teh meantime, I've completed my chest and neck plates! Here are the project photos...

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    Oct 3, 2011, 7:00 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #41

    Hey bud! Looks really good!!!
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    Oct 4, 2011, 12:42 AM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #42

    While the armor paint scheme isn't the most accurate, you did nailed the colors on this and I really like how it looks. Your progress so far is amazing and very professional. Keep up the great work!
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    Oct 4, 2011, 7:32 AM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #43

    Thanks guys! Yeah, I guess this is technically "inspired by" the RotJ scheme. I'm a graphic designer by profession, so I wanted to give the damage my own "touch" but try to keep it somewhat faithful to the movie refs, and I use your templates, Rafal, to make sure things are in the right locations.
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    Oct 17, 2011, 10:52 AM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #44

    Latest update! I finished the padding inside my bucket (100% done now!) and I finished the back plate!

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    Dec 20, 2011, 11:32 AM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #45

    So it's too cold to paint here in New England until Spring. But here's what I managed to get finished before the weather turned:

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    That set of armor is Fett Pride, with a GMH.
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    Jan 26, 2012, 8:20 AM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #46

    With our mild winter, I had a chance to finish the paint job on the knee guards. Basically the paint scheme is this:

    1) Primer 2) Rusto Aluminum 3) A mix of Valspar Golden Maze and Rusto Pale Yellow 4) Rusto Line Painting Yellow with a mist of Rusto True Orange 4) A touch up layer of a mix of Testor's Flat Yellow and Testor's Rubber 5) Final "grime" layer of Testor's Rubber. (Yes, Rubber is a color, apparently!)

    Between each of these layers I used Liquid Mask for the major "damage". For minor "damage" I used a screwdriver and some gravel.

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    Jan 30, 2012, 9:41 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #47

    this is looking fantastic!
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    Jan 30, 2012, 11:03 PM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #48

    This is great!
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    Jan 31, 2012, 4:12 AM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #49

    Hi mate, I'm really struggling to find anything to dye the girth belt using the method in the sticky thread, as nobody over here in the UK has heard of "Latex wood stain". What did you use mate?
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    Jan 31, 2012, 7:04 AM - Re: BlackCatBone's Boba #50

    Thanks, guys!

    JayBox325, I used Minwax China Red wood stain. (Not much help, I know. Sorry! But surely they must have some equivalent wood stain in the UK?)