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    first armor painting attempt

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

    not yet weathered...... more to come

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Re: first armor painting attempt

    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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    Re: first armor painting attempt

    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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    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.

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    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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    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!

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    less yellow



    sorry it so dark flash died on my cam

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    Much much better

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    well not the most screen accurate out there but i am liking it

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

    -C

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    Re: first armor painting attempt

    question whats the best was to attach a shackman chest light?

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    Jango's kid's Avatar
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    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.

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    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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    velcro!!

    double sided sticky industrial velcro.


    and the paint job is coming along nicely!

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    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!!

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    Re: first armor painting attempt

    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

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    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

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    ab plate done please comment


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    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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    Re: first armor painting attempt

    Looks great so far. Better, than my first attempt.

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    Re: first armor painting attempt

    iIm just now starting my first paintjob, ROTJ as well. I hope mine turns out this well.

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    Looking great, nice paint up and great job with the fans. Should be a pretty sweet costume when done!

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    Re: first armor painting attempt

    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

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    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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    Re: first armor painting attempt

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

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