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  1. Oct 13, 2008, 3:59 PM - first armor painting attempt #1

    my first attempts at painting ROTJ armor please tell me what you think

    not yet weathered...... more to come
  2. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Oct 13, 2008, 4:08 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #2

    Looking good! The weathering will change it again. You 'may' want to consider a matt coat on to seal it all, but like I said, looking good.
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    Oct 13, 2008, 4:26 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #3

    Looks like you are maybe a tad heavy on the Yellow, but dang, looks pretty good for your first attempt.
    D
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    Oct 13, 2008, 4:48 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #4

    I'd have to agree with D, for your first attempt bruv it does look pretty good... but maybe over done it on the yellow.
  5. Oct 13, 2008, 5:16 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #5

    i thought so to about the yellow......gonna touch it up a tad so rid of some of it more pics to to come thanks for the advice
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    Oct 13, 2008, 5:33 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #6

    meybe if you misted a little flat black on it the yellow might not "pop" out as bad. very good though. I wish mine looked that good on my 1st attempt!
  7. Oct 13, 2008, 6:02 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #7

    less yellow



    sorry it so dark flash died on my cam
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    Oct 13, 2008, 6:15 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #8

    Much much better
  9. Oct 13, 2008, 6:29 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #9

    well not the most screen accurate out there but i am liking it
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    Oct 13, 2008, 7:02 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #10

    Definitely better! Even without the flash you can see that it's an improvement!

    -C
  11. Oct 13, 2008, 9:44 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #11

    question whats the best was to attach a shackman chest light?
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    Oct 13, 2008, 10:22 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #12

    Good question!!! I've still not figured out the best way to do it, but I've been using duc-tape to do that for years. Works just fine!!! Its really easy to memove if you need to, and it only takes a few minutes to do it. Only downside, is that after while, your lights will slide down some & you will have to readjust, but usually you can make it through 2 or 3 outings before you have to readjust.
  13. Oct 13, 2008, 10:44 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #13

    i was thinking that or maybe useing screws on the outer sides of the board with nuts and over sized washers to hold it
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    Oct 14, 2008, 12:03 AM - Re: first armor painting attempt #14

    velcro!!

    double sided sticky industrial velcro.


    and the paint job is coming along nicely!
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    Oct 14, 2008, 12:05 AM - Re: first armor painting attempt #15

    Quote Son of the Baptist said: View Post
    i was thinking that or maybe useing screws on the outer sides of the board with nuts and over sized washers to hold it
    That would probably work just fine!!! Velcro would probably work good as well; as Suspect suggested!!
  16. Oct 14, 2008, 12:36 AM - Re: first armor painting attempt #16

    maybe ill test some of that out tommorw see how it works tommrow i will finish the neck plate pics soon to come also imma try and get pics of a fan system i got in my mystery
  17. Oct 14, 2008, 5:08 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #17

    neck armor


    Helmet interior fan set up
    (once again sorry for the darkness i think the flash completely blew out)


    3 fans 2 medium sized on the sides 1 just a lil bigger then a quarter in the center top of visor
    4 9v battery connection on top of visor
    1 switch back of helmet near vents
  18. Oct 14, 2008, 8:28 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #18

    ab plate done please comment

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    Oct 14, 2008, 11:41 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #19

    The fan setup looks pretty good. That'll probably be the next thing I tackle after everything else is set to go. I have not yet trooped in my suit so I'm not sure how hot it's going to get under my lid. I can only imagine.

    Are you painting topical or layered?
    Looks good either way.
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    Oct 15, 2008, 12:06 AM - Re: first armor painting attempt #20

    Looks great so far. Better, than my first attempt.
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    Oct 15, 2008, 1:22 AM - Re: first armor painting attempt #21

    iIm just now starting my first paintjob, ROTJ as well. I hope mine turns out this well.
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    Oct 15, 2008, 5:39 AM - Re: first armor painting attempt #22

    Looking great, nice paint up and great job with the fans. Should be a pretty sweet costume when done!
  23. Oct 15, 2008, 12:43 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #23

    Quote suspect86 said: View Post
    Are you painting topical or layered?
    Looks good either way.
    both to be honest for some reason i have a thing for to much yellow so after the green layer what ever yellow i feel is to much i lightly paint with a thin brush



    thanks for the comments guys working on right side chest now pics up soon
  24. Oct 15, 2008, 12:45 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #24

    Quote Kye Katarn said: View Post
    iIm just now starting my first paintjob, ROTJ as well. I hope mine turns out this well.
    best advice take it slow and you will do fine
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    Oct 15, 2008, 9:24 PM - Re: first armor painting attempt #25

    alright, thanks, i'll keep that in mind.

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