E2K13's Weathered CA BootsSubscribe
  1. E2K13's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2004
    Mar 14, 2005, 12:47 AM - E2K13's Weathered CA Boots #1

    Ok, well I decided to finally weather my pair of CA boots. I used a picture from the Fett Reference CD (Thanks Braks) to base my weathering from. The final product is far from perfectly screen acurate but I think they will work well once I make the toe spikes.
    The colors I used were:
    Polyscale: Rock Island Maroon, Steam Power Black and Undercoat Light Grey.
    Now I did this all with the airbrush and be kind because it is only the 2nd thing I have ever airbrushed that was in 3 dimentions. The first was my shin tools.
    I used the same technique someone else suggested here a while back about putting your hand inside the boot and crunching it in a forward step motion and then hitting it with the light grey so I get those wear creases on the fabric.
    Let me know what you think.

    The final picture is the reference photo I used to chose my colors.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails boba-ref-boots-jpg   ca-weathered-1-jpg   ca-weathered-2-jpg  

  2. Become a member for 90 days and create 50 posts and you won't see these ads.Register now!
  3. Got Maul's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2002
    Mar 14, 2005, 12:53 AM - Re: E2K13's Weathered CA Boots #2

    I like it ! You are doing a fantastic job ! Tell me more about your technique...you crunched it, then hit it with grey...was your base coat mostly red ?
  4. E2K13's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2004
    Mar 14, 2005, 1:58 AM - Re: E2K13's Weathered CA Boots #3

    Actually I started with the black misting from the lower areas upward making sure to get lighter as I went up. Then repeated with the Grey and my last coat was the Maroon. I hit the soles with the black and the maroon as I was doing each color but the grey wouldn't really show on the soles so I more used that to go for the crease weathering and to lighten up the black areas. When everything was all said and done, I took a fine grit sandpaper to the soles to blend in the color and tone it down a little.
  5. Prymer13's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2003
    Mar 14, 2005, 9:49 AM - Re: E2K13's Weathered CA Boots #4

  6. MARROW SUN's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2004
    Mar 14, 2005, 12:32 PM - Re: E2K13's Weathered CA Boots #5

    Like I said the other night, they are looking fantastic. One suggestion and you can tell me to cram it down my pie hole if you'd like, is you may need a bit more weathering on the ribs. The screen used boots look a lot more worn around the toes especially.
  7. E2K13's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2004
    Mar 14, 2005, 12:46 PM - Re: E2K13's Weathered CA Boots #6

    Thanks M_S.
    I think I will hit it with that light grey some more tonight. I also want to replicate the light grey streaks running down the center of the dark strip in the middle.

Similar Threads

  1. Weathered CA Boots
    By charlie in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Dec 1, 2007, 7:48 PM
  2. Girth\'s by E2K13
    By Duh in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Aug 31, 2004, 9:57 AM