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    Dec 2, 2006, 3:39 AM - definitive spray can color? #1

    Has a spraycan color been agreed upon for ESB armor? I did a search and found several members using the Sage Green from the AFFO$ helmet list, but then I noticed someone else say that the armor is actually a darker green than the dome/cheeks of the bucket. So I get out ESB and start playing with the color settings and I think it *does* look darker...but the armor in the exhibit pics looks like it has three or four shades of green all darker than the green on the helmet. What gives??

    -Rocky B

    UPDATE: ok pics (finally lol) Krylon Italian Olive misted with Krylon Hunter Green, weathered with flat black spray and greens/grays/browns pastel chalks...sealed with Testors Dulcote then light coats of Krylon clear matte to get that little bit of "sheen". Shoulder bells are Krylon 1804 (Bright Yellow/John Deere yellow) weathered the same way.
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    Dec 4, 2006, 5:00 PM - Re: definitive spray can color? #2

    bump...33 views and 0 replies...c'monnnnnnn
  3. Dec 5, 2006, 10:34 PM - Re: definitive spray can color? #3

    mix colors up
    do a lighter color first, then mist it with a darker one

    sorry, im still new
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    Dec 6, 2006, 12:34 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #4

    The armor colors is US MED green, if your going through the testors site, and yes its a darker color than the ESB dome/Cheeks
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    Dec 6, 2006, 1:08 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #5

    Yea there is no real spray can color as the real colors were airbrushed. So anything that isn't what Tim Allen said will not be quite right and you will get 1000 differet answers as to what to use that is kind of close.
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    Dec 6, 2006, 7:18 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #6

    Definitive?? No...

    Close...

    Courtesy of TK7602:

    ARMOR COLORS

    Base layer - Silver
    Second layer - America's Finest Yellow (Home Depot)
    Third layer - Rustoleum Satin Sage Green (7720)
    Top layer - Rustoleum American Accents Hunt Club Green (7944)

    Notes: From the MoM pics that there is a *slight* shine to the armor... I found that after a couple of layers of acrylic wash, the satin finish of the spray paint dulled down nicely.
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    Dec 6, 2006, 11:24 PM - Re: definitive spray can color? #7

    thanks for the replies all...I went with Krylon Italian Olive satin 3522 (same color as non-rangefinder earpiece from AFFO$ list for the airbrushed challenged) misted with Krylon Hunter Green satin 3502 just because I like the drying time as opposed to the Rust-o Sage Green, and it is a bit darker. Have a little weathering left to do but will post some pics just for future reference! Ciao!

    -rocky b
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    Dec 8, 2006, 12:36 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #8

    I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
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    Dec 16, 2006, 12:27 PM - Re: definitive spray can color? #9

    pics added to top post!

    -rocky b
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    Dec 16, 2006, 6:41 PM - Re: definitive spray can color? #10

    For my ESB, I've been using Rustoleum Spruce Green. It has been dirtied up using an acrylic black wash

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    Dec 17, 2006, 12:27 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #11

    That's superbad GCN...love the armor. Makes me wonder if I should dirty mine up a little more. I really need to learn how to use the airbrush that has been in my closet for a year now...my dents need some carbon scoring around them!!!

    Oh and what color are your gauntlets? Spruce green also? I thought I read somewhere (man I say that a lot) that the gauntlets appeared to be lighter than the armor...but I could have totally made that up lol...but seriously that costume is frickin awesome! What type of bucket is that also?

    -rocky b
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    Dec 19, 2006, 11:23 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #12

    Quote flatspunout said: View Post
    Makes me wonder if I should dirty mine up a little more.
    I think you did a great job already on your armor! I'm not so sure you need to dirty it up much more if at all. It looks great! Believe it or not there can be such a thing as weathering TOO MUCH.

    I think you did an awesome job with the spray can colors. Bravo!
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    Dec 19, 2006, 12:15 PM - Re: definitive spray can color? #13

    Yes, nice job on the spray paints. Can't really tell the difference from US med green. Very well done
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    Dec 19, 2006, 12:17 PM - Re: definitive spray can color? #14

    i think it looks great as-is!

    it just goes to show that rattlecans can look just as good as the other stuff!
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    Dec 19, 2006, 12:47 PM - Re: definitive spray can color? #15

    Wow thanks for the kind words guys! I think I am gonna leave the weathering as is because I've noticed it doesn't show up as well in the pics as it does when I am actually looking at it...so much for "the camera doesn't lie" I guess!

    -rocky b
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    Jan 6, 2007, 12:54 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #16

    If you look at TK409.com, he also used Rustoleum Spruce Green spraypaint for his armor. (Actually that's what most all of us used in the "old days".)
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    Jan 6, 2007, 7:02 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #17

    Quote flatspunout said: View Post
    That's superbad GCN...love the armor. Makes me wonder if I should dirty mine up a little more. I really need to learn how to use the airbrush that has been in my closet for a year now...my dents need some carbon scoring around them!!!

    Oh and what color are your gauntlets? Spruce green also? I thought I read somewhere (man I say that a lot) that the gauntlets appeared to be lighter than the armor...but I could have totally made that up lol...but seriously that costume is frickin awesome! What type of bucket is that also?

    -rocky b
    Actually I did use Spruce Green on my gauntlets also, I need to repaint them in the correct "Olive Green" colour, same with my jet pack. I hope to have a new jet pack and set of gauntlets before C4, so that way I don't have to redo anything!! I'm such a packrat, I'd feel bad about repainting them hehehehe
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    Jan 6, 2007, 7:04 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #18

    I have a question... it might be odd... but did you staple the velcro to your vest?!
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    Jan 6, 2007, 9:11 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #19

    I was just wondering, although I am aware the colours of the helmet and armour vary would it be too bold an assumption to use the same green as helmet dome/cheeks and then darken them with the acrylic wash for weathering. Would they end up a good match?
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    Jan 6, 2007, 3:50 PM - Re: definitive spray can color? #20

    GCN no it is sewn on with green thread and big stitches...in that light they DO look like staples lol. I should note that I just repainted the armor when I realized that the ESB damage is different from the exhibit armor that I used as reference, and the color was off...it looks pretty good in that pic but in person it was way too olive drab for my taste, especially after watching ESB SE on DVD and noticing how the armor looked (at least to me) much closer to a forest/hunter green than olive drab, especially in the cloud city shots that are well lit. I went with straight Krylon Hunter Green and brightened it a bit with green pastel chalk...here's a bad pic (in a poorly lit room with flash) and it almost looks blue...still have a good bit of weathering to do as well.
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    Jan 7, 2007, 1:32 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #21

    the weathering on that first paint job was good, and once you finish painting you should go a similar route

    more so if you want it to look like you really did some serious hunting

    -=QuinN!
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    Jan 7, 2007, 4:25 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #22

    I just thought of this on the way home from work.....But has anyone ever taken the US MED, Panzer oliver green, and other "base" fett colors and had them try and replicate them at a paint store? Im thinking of taking the Fett chest armor color down to Home Depo tommarrow and seeing what they can come up with out of a can. Would save me a grip of money on reordering, and I can just load it up on my air brush instead of fiddling with those tiny
    2oz bottles.
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    Jan 8, 2007, 3:19 AM - Re: definitive spray can color? #23

    Def worth a shot TA...I wonder if any of the paint stores can put custom mixes in a spray can? It seems like I saw that once when I was in Sherwin Williams...but I could be totally making that up. CombatBaby I plan to but I'm wondering what you guys think about ESB weathering...it just doesn't look as heavy or intricate as the weathering on the exhibit armor, or it could be that it just isn't that noticeable unless you get extremely close...or closer than any of the shots in the movie anyway. Any thoughts? Also, here's a pic of the new paintjob in sunlight: (wow that's really big)

    -rocky b
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    Jan 31, 2007, 6:23 PM - Re: definitive spray can color? #24

    Quote flatspunout said: View Post
    I'm wondering what you guys think about ESB weathering...it just doesn't look as heavy or intricate as the weathering on the exhibit armor, or it could be that it just isn't that noticeable unless you get extremely close...or closer than any of the shots in the movie anyway. Any thoughts?
    -rocky b
    Which exhibit are you referring to? You say you're trying to paint ESB armor based on an exhibit, but both main public exhibits over the last few years (Magic of Myth and Art Of Star Wars) used ROTJ armor, not ESB armor. That's why it appears to be weathered heavier....because the movie ROTJ armor IS weathered more than the movie ESB armor was.

    Also, as far as spraypaint colors go...yeah I've heard that Rustoleum Spruce Green is close to the ESB color, but I just made a comparison to the ROTJ armor. I painted my armor this week with the "proper" Rogue Studios found ROTJ Polly Scale airbrush US Med Green and before it's weathered down, it really is almost the exact same shade of green as Rustoleum Spruce Green is out of the spraypaint can. I compared it to the old Spruce Green armor parts I had around here. The Spruce Green is just a hair lighter of a green color. If you did the acrylic blackwash, that spraypaint color would be an extremely close match to those who wanted to use spray cans instead of an airbrush.
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    Feb 4, 2007, 8:36 PM - Re: definitive spray can color? #25

    Ok, so I'm new here and this is my first post. I just bought a ton of spray paint today at my work (Menards) and among those paints was Spruce Green, and some of the other colors people had mentioned above which encourages me. My question is this, I also bought some sage paint and my thinking was to paint my gauntlets and jet pack with this color. Its lighter than the spruce green since in many pictures and most all the action figures and statues it seems like his gauntlets and jet pack are a litter shade of green. Has anyone else done this or do most of you paint all your armor in the spruce green (I'm doing the ESB Fett as I'm sure you've gathered) thanks in advance.

    Forcebewitya.

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