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    My new ESB armour

    Here's my first try at my new chest armour. Looks a little funny without the collar armour. Gotta play a little with the positoning, and just about to get the decal ready.

    The vest and gloves are TK-409, the armour and gauntlets are JFJ

    You'd have to see it in person or in a better photo to really tell, but after all the colours I've used on my armour I think this colour is perfect. The colour is Dunkelgrun RLM 82, I found it in the Model Master line. It was recommended to me by Jango's Kid, so total credit to him Thanks so much buddy!

    I painted using the liquid mask technique, painting the Yellow Zinc Chromate on top to outline the scratches. Follow that up with some light airbrushing of black and greys, a little drybrushing, smooth it out with a scotchbrite pad, a black/grey wash mixed with windex (thanks SEEKER!), and a light Testor's dullcoat.

    On the gauntlets, I did the same method, exept using a spraypaint called Alpine Green that looks pretty similar to Panzer Olivegrun, it will do until I get a change to repaint them. Also threw together some quick bottoms for them, they aren't perfect but they'll do ill after C3.

    Sorry for always having so few photos, and being crappy ones at that, I'm waiting till I'm totally done and have access to a better a camera to take more photos
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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    That is awesome! Those colors look on the money! the suit is lookin' good!

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Dude looks good to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Where did you get the Testor's dull coat?

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Thanks

    Got the Testors "Dullcote" at my local hobby shop, right by the Testor's paints. Comes on a short spray can like this:

    Wal-mart usually carries some Testors paints, but mine only had glossy.

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Jango_Fett_Jr said:
    Thanks

    Got the Testors "Dullcote" at my local hobby shop, right by the Testor's paints. Comes on a short spray can like this:

    Wal-mart usually carries some Testors paints, but mine only had glossy.

    Outstanding,, i'll be done with mine by monday and was looking for something like that.

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Now that is awesome, your about as thin as me. Are you haiving trouble getting your backplate/collar to look right becuase of the thinness?

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Looks great JFJ.

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Looks fantastic buddy!! Yeah, I've experemented with just about every greenish color in the Testors line, and Really have had good results with the Dunklegrun. I wouldn't go so far as to say its a 100% match, but it really looks good IMO. Glad that worked out for you Again, your suit is turning out terrific!!!
    Damian

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    This is only one small example of JFJ's talents. After C3 he can post some pictures of his other amazing armor project....

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    SHHHHH!

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Vacced some shoulders today and painted them, might not be perfect but after C3 I may redo them. And the skull is photoshopped on, I'll get on the decal soon!
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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Lookin' real good there Love the paintjob!


    Steve

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    The shoulder paint job is fantastic! You got skillz to pay the billz!

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    Graeme, I humbly kneel before you. I'm so impressed with this whole undertaking. Party on dude, party on.

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    that is so cool!!

    I just dont know where you get these reference pics for making screen acc ESB weathering... i mean I have some detailed ones for the chest armor, aswell as incredible detailed ones for the helemt (thnx to braks buddy)

    but good lord, Sometimes I feel so bad for having custom weathering on all if my armor, from jet pack to gauntlets.

    only my knees and my helmet are screen acc... or close to it anyway... well I mean I tried

    but whenever I see something liek this, my hands just start to itch and make me wanna redo it all!!! my armor sucks anyway (cheapo plexi-glas) I cant do vac forming or anything, so if i want to redo it, ill have to buy some..probably boba makers, looks great.

    just you keep going man!!! looks to freaky cool!!!!!

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    ow and uhw... why not just paint the skull on, you seem to have the skills!

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    it looks very nice man. your are now Mini Fettpride.



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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Who you callin' mini, shorty??

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Finished my MB collar, codpiece, and backplate, my scratchbuilt butt plate, and did the decals for the chest and shoulder.
    Again, please excuse my awful camera. I am honestly not that pale!
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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Looks Really Great.

    What kind of helmet is that? I see MS and MSH??

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Good ol' MS

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    [font=Comic Sans MS]aHH YES..Superb!! [/font]
    I'm so glad you did ESB.

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    There is nothing like seeing a professional job to help inspire you to improve your own work. Lately, I have found more inspiration on this forum than anyone would ever need. Fantastic job!

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    Wow!! is all I can say man, looks great...... wow........

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    Re: ESB Chest armour

    I don't know if the hair cascading out of the bottom of the bucket is film accurate...

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