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    Oct 15, 2008, 12:22 AM - a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #1

    I started painting my armor and my lid, it's ROTJ by the way. This is my first real attempt at it and i had a few question:

    1. Would hunter green work for both the helmet and the (green) pieces of the armor?

    2. I primed my lid with a dark gray then gave it a few of silver and then some black on the mandibles and the around the visor area, it basically looks like a Jango bucket with the blue swapped out for for black, will post pics later. would this work for the darker green areas and the black under the claret wine or should I have given a few coats of green on the whole lid then messed with the parts that need to go over black?

    3. I noticed a spot on my gauntlets where i missed the clarte wine, so I sprayed some on and it came out chunky, what could that be caused from and hwo could could i fix it?

    4. Oh, yeah, i pulled one of the most noob mistakes,... I accidentally got a pretty nice bit of green on my shoulder bells... how could i get rid of it with otu having to remove the yellow?

    thanks for reading my post,
    dylan.
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    Oct 15, 2008, 1:03 AM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #2

    Here are the pics I promised.

    These are the chest and back pieces that I have painted and is this too dark?

    With flash.



    Without flash.



    This is my lid with it's silver and black paint job awaiting the rest of the paintjob.







    (Partially) green shoulder bells.

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    Oct 15, 2008, 10:05 AM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #3

    in my opinion, hunter green doesn't look right for the armor. hunt club is a much deeper, bluer shade of green than hunter.
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    Oct 15, 2008, 9:12 PM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #4

    Okay, I'll look into that, thanks for the help.
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    Oct 15, 2008, 10:38 PM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #5

    For my previous rattlecan armor, etc. I went with Rustoleum Satin Spruce Green. Same color has been used by several members here and was also on my SgtFang. The armor yellow spots are Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Marigold in gloss. The same yellow is the outer color on the shoulders with Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Summer Squash Satin as the lighter tones.

    This is what it looked like after hitting it with dullcoat and some black misting:



    Good luck!
    C

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    Okay, I'll look into that, thanks for the help.
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    Oct 15, 2008, 11:17 PM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #6

    i haven't seen the marigold in my home depot. i like it! i'll have to keep an eye out for a can or three
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    Oct 15, 2008, 11:38 PM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #7

    yeah it looks really good. i acutally have the same color and brand of marigold. i like the way your armor looks, i think i'll pick up a can or two of satin spruce green. what color should i use for the bucket?
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    Oct 15, 2008, 11:40 PM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #8

    and is this ROTJ?
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    Oct 15, 2008, 11:58 PM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #9

    Hey bud, have you looked at AFFO$'s paint colors? It is a sticky in the helmet section. It gives a bunch of rattlecan paint options. I used it for my Fett and am quite happy with the results.
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    Oct 16, 2008, 12:06 AM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #10

    yes, it is. You might also consult AFFO$ and others, especially for ROTJ bucket colors. I was doing an ROTJ SE with an ESB bucket, so if you're going straight ROTJ my colors wouldn't necessarily apply for the helmet.

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    and is this ROTJ?
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    Oct 16, 2008, 12:22 AM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #11

    i will do that. i think i messe up on my armr because i had planned to paint it with all the required color and then sand away the spot that show through, and i'm not sure if that will work...
  12. Oct 16, 2008, 2:37 AM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #12

    Quote Kye Katarn said: View Post
    4. Oh, yeah, i pulled one of the most noob mistakes,... I accidentally got a pretty nice bit of green on my shoulder bells... how could i get rid of it with otu having to remove the yellow?

    i would just go over it with a new coat of yellow i did the same thing with my ab plate
  13. Oct 16, 2008, 2:39 AM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #13

    wanna see how that lid comes out i was fotruneit enough to find a nice mystery lid pre painted
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    Oct 16, 2008, 11:43 AM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #14

    i'll post picst pics of the finished product when it gets theat far.
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    Oct 18, 2008, 4:54 PM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #15

    I'm pretty far into painting my lid and I went with ROTJ. Here are aome pics.



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    Oct 18, 2008, 7:49 PM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #16

    Its looking very nice
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    Oct 18, 2008, 7:58 PM - Re: a few general questions about painting armor/bucket from a noob. #17

    thanks! but i think i might end up repainting it cause this was some waht of a trial, especially since the claret wine came out chunky and textured, i'm not sure what was up with that.

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