ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

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    ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    First i want to say thank you to Bryan (Vegan Mando) for letting me be a big part of his ESB costume that he will be wearing to SDCC this year as i can't wait to see what the finished product looks like all put together!!!

    So for his armor did all the normal stuff trim, sand, primer, silver coat, and then masked out the silver damage. After that for the chest, cod back, and kidney armor I laid down a base green color as i did not want to waist what little I had of my US Med green and wanted to make every bit of it count. For the shoulders and knees I hit them with a good coat of up armor yellow. What amazes me every time when doing a paint up is how the colors change with application of each additional color and a little buffing to blend them. So after laying down the base colors I began to build on that and at my current stag I still need to add the yellow scratches to the armor and add the decals on. My goal is to have this shipped to Vegan by Thursday of this week.

    I also want to thank FettSeven again for lending me his airbrush this past week since mine took a major dump, it's nice to have local members that live so close that can help out in a pinch.

    Any way on to the pics!!!

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    Wow! Everything looks great as always, and thank YOU for being a part of my fett and helping me get this together in the nick of time.

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    So going with the brushed on zinc chromate

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    Yep trying to keep it to the original.

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    yeh...i understand that..uses less paint too

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    Looks amazing Rob!!!! I expect nothing less from you man!

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    Thanks for the compliments guys I just hope I did this FP armor some justice. Well last night i got some more work done by adding all the Yellow section to the armor as well as placing the decals. I have to do a few things to the left shoulder and then with a thumbs up from Vegan it will be time to seal it all up.

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    What a transformation before and after, nice weathering job.

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    Thanks Jesse, and again without the use of your airbrush I would be in deep **** right now.

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    That looks AMAZING ROB!!! WOW!!!

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    deadland said: View Post
    Thanks for the compliments guys I just hope I did this FP armor some justice. Well last night i got some more work done by adding all the Yellow section to the armor as well as placing the decals. I have to do a few things to the left shoulder and then with a thumbs up from Vegan it will be time to seal it all up.

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    Very good job, looks great! Shoulders and knees you used yellow as a base and then what? You were going to brown or grounded.
    I have to paint mine and I'm still exploring ways.

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    You did an outstanding job there mate! Thumbs up!

    Last edited by mmgraphics; Jul 13, 2011 at 4:22 PM. Reason: misspelling

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    Wow...looks amazing...I only hope that my ESB Fett will look half as good as this when I am done

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    Thanks for the compliments guys they are really appreciated.

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    Oh I love the darker shoulder and knee parts! Great! It looks pretty cool together with the green.

    Awesome!

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    Re: ESB Armor Paint Up for Vegan Mando

    Yeah I was not sure how it was going to turn out at first but once I hit it with the steel wool it began to blend nicely.

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