ESB Armor Paintup for Nighthawk756Subscribe
  1. Raizo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    915
    Apr 10, 2016, 10:40 AM - ESB Armor Paintup for Nighthawk756 #1

    Hey all, just posting up the work I have done so far for Nighthawk756's ESB Armor paint up. The armor is RKD ESB v3.

    I think everything except for the abdomen and right chest plate are ABS while the other 2 are boltaron. Anyways, this is what I've got, the grey chest piece was my personal armor piece that I used to test out the size and how to make the cut out for the chest lights. I'll be sharpening up the edges before it gets painted up.

    Stay tuned!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 12963766_681370628633326_7679595165278177596_n-jpg   12928313_682535771850145_785489743660088113_n-jpg   12933005_682535811850141_2676132386972108847_n-jpg  

  2. Become a member for 90 days and create 50 posts and you won't see these ads.Register now!
  3. I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    5,693
    Apr 11, 2016, 2:47 AM - Re: ESB Armor Paintup for Nighthawk756 #2

    Good luck! I would trim them down a little more though, they should have about a 1/8" return edge and have an overall pretty thin looking thickness to them.
  4. Raizo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    915
    Apr 16, 2016, 1:10 PM - Re: ESB Armor Paintup for Nighthawk756 #3

    Thanks for the tip, my dremel died recently but I've got most of the armor retrimmed to that thickness, I'll be priming everything and getting the first coat of silver down and masked before the end of this weekend. Pictures to follow soon!
  5. Raizo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    915
    Apr 20, 2016, 4:10 PM - Re: ESB Armor Paintup for Nighthawk756 #4

    Okay, trimmed the armor up a bit more, as per your suggestion! Sanded, then primed, then sanded and wetsanded, the reprimed and hit it with diamond dust.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 13043743_687162701387452_7448905650214262509_n-jpg  
  6. Raizo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    915
    May 26, 2016, 10:19 PM - Re: ESB Armor Paintup for Nighthawk756 #5

    uploadfromtaptalk1464319089769-jpg
    Free handing the damage on this piece as it was a pain to try and get everything to look right with the stencil.
    uploadfromtaptalk1464319131840-jpg
    After the touch up.
    uploadfromtaptalk1464319149675-jpg
    Custom mustard mix.
    uploadfromtaptalk1464319169429-jpg
    Green indoors.
    uploadfromtaptalk1464319185182-jpg
    Green outdoors.
  7. Raizo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    915
    May 26, 2016, 10:21 PM - Re: ESB Armor Paintup for Nighthawk756 #6

    uploadfromtaptalk1464319205247-jpg
    Each individual layer.
    uploadfromtaptalk1464319219398-jpg
    Indoors with disfiguring lighting but...
    uploadfromtaptalk1464319252091-jpg
    Looks great outside...
  8. mainst69's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    398
    May 27, 2016, 1:40 PM - Re: ESB Armor Paintup for Nighthawk756 #7

    Nice work brother

Similar Threads

  1. ESB Paintup
    By Boba Mike in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jun 10, 2012, 8:45 PM
  2. Fettpride V3 armor Paintup
    By jmorrone in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Aug 26, 2011, 10:52 AM
  3. ARTEK'S ESB ARMOR PAINTUP!
    By FettDad in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Apr 9, 2010, 3:53 AM
  4. ESB paintup!! DONE (MORE OR LESS)!!
    By cr4nky in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: Sep 12, 2009, 7:29 AM
  5. First ESB paintup.
    By xfettx in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Mar 3, 2009, 3:59 PM