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  1. syllander's Avatar
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    Jan 3, 2015, 12:21 AM - Empire build up thread #1

    Well, I've waited long enough fellas.

    I'll start with a list of components/vendors

    Helmet- FPH2 Fettpride
    Gauntlets- ABS, on order Fettpride
    Armor- FPA, ESB edition, Fettpride
    Jetpack, on order
    Holster, Stormrider
    Sidearm, Stormrider
    Flightsuit/pouches/neckseal, Arkady
    Flak vest, Batninja
    Boots, MOW
    Girthbelt/synthetic wookie braids/cape, woodman
    Toespikes/gaunt darts, JodoKast89
    Gloves, Saint Nasty
    Ammo belt, Delta13Mike
    Shin tools, need to order the found parts
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    Jan 3, 2015, 1:43 AM - Re: Empire( is there any other?) build up thead, #2

    Hell yeah man. 'Bout time
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    Jan 3, 2015, 9:17 AM - Re: Empire( is there any other?) build up thead, #3

    What Aaron said. Can't wait to see some pics.

    ESB or die (no offense, Aaron )
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    Jan 3, 2015, 10:31 AM - Re: Empire( is there any other?) build up thead, #4

    Quote bcurtis said: View Post
    ESB or die (no offense, Aaron )
    I get it, I get it.....Not all of you can look as pretty as ROTJ
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    Jan 3, 2015, 6:07 PM - Re: Empire (is there any other?) build up thead, #5

    For those that are confused, Boba's flight suit should be blue. Apparently they made some other movie which featured a purported grey suit??? Wouldn't know.

    fullsizerender8-jpgfullsizerender9-jpg Still tweaking the weathering on this. I hate the look of a clean Fett outfit, so welcome to feedback on what else I should do on this.
    A little driveway dust, some black primer, little more driveway dust.


    Armor pics- This is Chris's newest version, the FPA ( Fettpride armor) ESB version. Great quality stuff here, and painted by the best looking guy on TDH, 22ssplt.
    Really like the look of where this is going, although its taken me a year to get to this point, and I've had enough stuff here to do WAY more work on this.
    Have to spend a little more time in reality unfortunately, but meh, as long as it gets done before 2020......Apologies for the cruddy cell phone pics,

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    Jan 3, 2015, 7:02 PM - Re: Empire (is there any other?) build up thead, #6

    Looking great, Sean.

    Hey, that grey suit is actually a faded ESB suit you know. So all us ROTJ guys have a little ESB in us

    Right now, it looks like you've centralized your weathering on pockets and seams. I would go darker, and spread the love a bit more. Have fun with it - roll around, get it dirty. You can always clean away areas you don't like if you use mild materials. Keep layering, and use different shades of colour.
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    Jan 3, 2015, 7:08 PM - Re: Empire (is there any other?) build up thead, #7

    Thanks Aaron! I'll give it another go when it quits raining down in the ATL. It's been the wettest holiday season I can remember.
    its got a light mist of black primer everywhere, but it is heaviest at those exposed areas. As has been said before though, if it looks too clean in the picture, it needs more dirt.....
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    Jan 3, 2015, 7:30 PM - Re: Empire (is there any other?) build up thead, #8

    Nice!! This is going to be killer.
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    Jan 3, 2015, 7:42 PM - Re: Empire (is there any other?) build up thead, #9

    Armor looks great!
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    Jan 3, 2015, 8:03 PM - Re: Empire (is there any other?) build up thead, #10

    fullsizerender2-jpgfullsizerender3-jpgfullsizerender4-jpgfullsizerender5-jpgfullsizerender6-jpgfullsizerender7-jpgfullsizerender-jpg Ready to get some paint going on with these. As soon as I stop spending on more parts I GOTTA get an airbrush set up to get the paint on these gauntlets.
    If I trim the visor out of the helmet but leave a little piece at the bottom will it be ok being stored until painted and the visor is attached?
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    Jan 3, 2015, 8:21 PM - Re: Empire (is there any other?) build up thead, #11

    coming along great
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    Jan 3, 2015, 8:26 PM - Re: Empire (is there any other?) build up thead, #12

    Dang!! Those FP gaunts are amazing. If you like all that ESB non sense.


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    Jan 3, 2015, 8:35 PM - Re: Empire (is there any other?) build up thead, #13

    Try it like this....by far the best way I've found. Fp trimmed it before he sent it over and it was the tightest closest fitting visor I've ever installed after paint.
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    Jun 28, 2015, 10:31 AM - Re: Empire (is there any other?) build up thead, #14

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    Jun 28, 2015, 10:37 AM - Re: Empire build up thread #15

    image-jpgLet's try this again.....visor trimmed, primer
    sprayed. Ready to get some silver going on.
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    Jun 28, 2015, 8:42 PM - Re: Empire build up thread #16

    It's about time
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    Jun 28, 2015, 11:11 PM - Re: Empire build up thread #17

    .... Happy to see your build progressing, keep it up!
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    Aug 3, 2015, 3:42 AM - Re: Empire build up thread #18

    ... Quit holding out on us syllander, we need an update!!!
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    Dec 12, 2015, 9:01 PM - Re: Empire build up thread #19

    Not much of an update.....sort of a slooooow go at this. Decided to NOT paint this lid myself. Rubio95 currently has her. Jetpack is painted green, but not the correct shade. Sidearm and holster have shipped from Stormrider, so more pics soon.
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    Feb 8, 2016, 9:34 PM - Re: Empire build up thread #20

    Just a teaser to show that there is some forward progress being made. The lid is out being painted by a friend, and he's been busy knocking it out of the park....

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    Feb 8, 2016, 10:31 PM - Re: Empire build up thread #21

    Damn, that green is looking great. Can you pick his brain and get that mix?
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    Feb 9, 2016, 6:35 AM - Re: Empire build up thread #22

    Your build is looking great! Helmet and armor look awesome although your ROTJ stencils are a bit off?
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    Feb 9, 2016, 7:25 AM - Re: Empire build up thread #23

    I think I got confused somewhere...



    Quote MrDickJones said: View Post
    Your build is looking great! Helmet and armor look awesome although your ROTJ stencils are a bit off?
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    Feb 14, 2016, 6:27 AM - Re: Empire build up thread #24

    Helmet is getting there. Progress pic #2. I'll post more when I get the helmet back home. Nice seeing this happen for sure, ready to get a display cabinet or something.

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    Feb 14, 2016, 8:13 AM - Re: Empire build up thread #25

    Fantastic, i can't wait to see the final result, it will be great

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