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    Spideyfett said: View Post
    For the next step you will need to enhance the Dark tones of the Boot.

    KEEP in mind the use of REF Photos goes without saying. Here are the main Ref pics I'm using for this thread.

    Notice how Dark the boot actually is compared to the Spat or Jumpsuit.

    you know the more i look @movie stills the more i think that rotj boots started their life as a tan duck material and were weathered blue to more closely resemble ESB...particularly photo on the right.

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    Just to clear this up for me, my CA boots are quite a soft material, not quite the canvas I had imagined, more a polyester feel, have they changed at all recently?

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    Not to my knowledge Rob... same product.

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    Just got my ESB boots done today. Thank again Spidey for the great tutorial.



    A little strong in the purple department in the bright sun, but it's a lot more subtle indoors or in the shade. I'll proably tone down the "splits' in the white area, but wanted to let it dry a bit more before I did any more with it.
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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    I'll admit CA boots can look really nice when they are all weathered up, especially with the toe spikes BUT

    i still don't understand the price tag with the inaccuracy requiring this further weathering?

    why are the colors still so off?

    I used to own a pair, and got them before the price went up. I ended up selling them to someone in Ireland, mostly because they fit poorly, the heel support felt like it was always caving, and the color was just not right.

    I was holding out on finding a pair of used JW, but now I'm wondering


    Have the CA boots gotten any better in the past 2 years?

    I may order some again, I'd just like to hear someones honest feedback.

    And like i said, I know that work can be done to them to make them look good, it's obvious from the pictures.

    But out of box, have they improved? or are they the same out of box as they were 2 years ago?

    Also, does anyone know the size offset? I wear about a 12. I think my pair was 11 at the time and it felt HUGE!!!


    thanks

    -CB

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    Yeah, I agree - don't know why they can't do these right to begin with. Unfortunately you so seldom see the other boots for sale. I recall there was a used set on eBay when I was looking once, and they went for around $250. So, the CA's are kind of the only option out there if you want to be sure to get a pair.

    Lol - same deal as two years ago on size. I bought mine almost a year ago (I know I am slow) and they are oversized too.

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    Here's a link for the sealer I use. http://www.krylon.com/products/workable_fixatif

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    Thx Spidey!

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    excellent tutorial i'm going to put my progress here in the week!!!

    thank you

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    Should you use a cheese cloth to soak up paint? In other words, after you brush it on, should you rub it in with a cheese cloth to soak up excess paint and to make sure it penetrates the material?

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    I didn't. Not sure why you would need to. It's not that wet...

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    I am still wondering why this has not gotten a stickey? Just curious....

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

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    Should you use a cheese cloth to soak up paint? In other words, after you brush it on, should you rub it in with a cheese cloth to soak up excess paint and to make sure it penetrates the material?
    Yeah, not really needed like Bubba Fett said...

    **And here lately I've been applying all coats with an Airbrush...seems to go faster and no "Brush Strokes" ... however you have to mask/or tape down the spikes, sole, and black ribs of the shoe so no paint gets on those areas before weathering later.

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    once again Alex... amazing paint... truly what one should aspire to do.

    The shading is amazing and very subtle changes as it moves around. Very realistic and natural. I've seen it on other pieces you have painted and posted and it's really a talent. You make something very difficult look very easy...

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    thanks spidey. this technique works on leather boots too, for us poor folks!!!
    Last edited by mrbungle; Nov 8, 2008 at 10:25 PM.

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    i saw a pair on ebay was thinking about getting but im going have to wait till i get the armor done first heh but i mite just go with jango's boots instead

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    Those look great!

    I'll look to this tutorial when I get my boots.

    BTW, does anyone know if CAboots still stock these? They don't show up on the website anymore. I e-mailed Joey, but getting an answer usually takes som time :-)

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    Call them...

    They also have a few pair left on ebay.

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    Yeah, saw the two pairs on the bay, a little too small I'm afraid.

    I'll give them a call if my mail isn't answered this week. I've got more than enough time before I'll need them.

    Thanks

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    CombatBaby said: View Post

    why are the colors still so off?


    -CB
    I don't wanna hold up the thread, since this post was made a few months ago. it's just that I thought it might help on people who have the same doubt about the CA boots.

    I don't really think the colors of the CA boot are off... I think you should regard them as what the colors were when Boba bought them...

    Basically... regard them as an empty canvas, all you need to do is either wear them for years... hunt some scumbags... freeze some punks in carbonite... or simply paint them up a little.

    And I wouldn't even call it painting up, because it's merely rubbing on some accents and dirt colors.

    I just love the way myn came out and I found them very comfortable while trooping... Ow... I still haven't got too spikes!!! shame on me...

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    cr4nky said: View Post
    Yeah, saw the two pairs on the bay, a little too small I'm afraid.

    I'll give them a call if my mail isn't answered this week. I've got more than enough time before I'll need them.
    Thanks
    took the liberty of emailing them directly...

    CA BOOTS RESPONSE:

    [FONT=Tahoma]"From: Receptionist Desk [mailto:attitudeboots@hotmail.com] [/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma]Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 2:37 PM[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma]To: Alex[/FONT]
    [FONT=Tahoma]Subject: Re: Boba Fett boots[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial]Hello, [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial]We only have sizes 7 and 7 1/2 in stock.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial]We probably will not be getting any more in stock until the beginning of next year, but if we do we will be selling on line. [/FONT]

    Please include all previous emails with your response.

    Thank you,
    Anthony
    www.caboots.com"

    So untill next year they're out

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    Great! Thanks for the info.

    I can wait 'til next year, so that's fine.

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    Hey all, I combined Spidey's tutorial w/pics into a word document if anyone wants it, PM me with your email address.

    I just did it so I could print it out and have it to reference when I work on my boots so I don't have to keep running into my office to check on my computer

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    Re: CA BOOTS/ Weathering

    Forgot to post these..

    ROTJ version, Ivansith's.


    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails dsc_0019-jpg   dsc_0020-jpg   dsc_0023-jpg  

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    Last edited by Spideyfett; Aug 25, 2010 at 8:01 AM.

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    Look better in person. Awesome work!!

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