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FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter

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    DUDE!! .where's your bucket????............
    Pavespawn said:
    While waiting for my gauntlets I took some publicity photos of my suit so far. I am wearing my work flightsuit since my SFP one hasn't shown up (jab, jab). I am sure that Skygunbro is gonna hook me up right though.


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    Spideyfett said:
    DUDE!! .where's your bucket????............
    Well I paid some creep to paint it and he hasn't come through yet !!

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    I got my gauntlets in the other day and I finally got time to start working on them. Here is a picture of the big parts:



    I really had no idea where to start so I decided to attach the resin pieces to the vac parts and go from there. To make it as sturdy as possible, I dremeled out the resin pieces and JB Welded in machine screws (reverse of what I did for the shoulder keys.





    After fitting them I have temp installed the resin pieces.





    For the keypad, I sanded it down and then glued it in place. Instead of bondo, I used sandable wood filler to fill the gaps. If anyone knows if that was a bad idea or not, please let me know. I haven't sanded it down all the way yet!


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    your Fett is gonna be SWEEEEEEEEEEET Gary...

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    Alrighty. Here are a few update shots. I got some Bondo in a tube the other day and it works pretty well for small stuff. I also am digging JB Weld for big gap filling. Here you can see some pics of my right gaunt after being filled and sanded. I missed a couple places but as luck would have it, they came out looking like nicks.






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    Here is the gaunt after primer and sanding.


    And after a coat of chrome:


    And now here it is after paint and removing the masking fluid (I love this technique!)




    The paint ran on me a bit in places because I had it thinned to much. What I did was wipe it down quickly and then repaint it. Turns out that it actually makes it look more authentic since the real ones appear brushed in parts!

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    The more I got to looking at my gaunt, the more I thought it was to dark. What I did was go back over it with the Rock Island Maroon in the big areas. After that I gave it a black wash and I think it came out pretty good.


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    Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter

    right you are that looks great!

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    WELL DONE!!! keep gping pavespawn!! that's just becoming a way to freakin cool costume!!

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    Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter

    Looking great Pavespawn... looking great!

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    Thanks fellas. Just a couple more greeblies on the right gaunt, then I am off to the left! After that, all my armor pieces will be done and hopefully this will be a decent source document for all pieces armor related.

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    Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter

    Can you explain how you do the wash method? I have tried it and my results suck.

    Wes

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    Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter

    Very Very nice, can't wait to see how turns out! 8) Also this is gonna be a great guide for my new armor!


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    Can you explain how you do the wash method? I have tried it and my results suck.

    Wes
    What I did was fill one of those disposable glad cups (the little ones) with windshield washer fluid and then put a few drops of black paint in it. Then I get a rag (I used a "finishing towel" from the automotive section at Wal-Mart) and dip it in the solution. Ater that, I go over the item gently. I have gone so light on the black that it sometimes doesn't show up. I just add a little paint at a time until it starts working. It is best of course to go a little at a time but just try to remember the starting color. Sometimes the gradual change goes unnoticed until it is to late.

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    Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter

    I do have to say, that the dark weathering look on this gaunt is from me going back over the base coat of Wisconsin Central Maroon with the lighter Rock Island Maroon. You can see where I did this in the big areas which left the darker parts around the scratches. I did this in an attempt to lighten the entire thing, but it actually came out better that I could have hoped for. I will be doing this on my other gaunt as well, but next time, I will not remove the masking fluid until after the top coat.

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    Just wanted to show off my progress. Well that and my new Skygunbro jumpsuit! This thing rocks! I will have to add a "lower" opening on the front for bathroom breaks. Anyway, that is a whole other tutorial .


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    Looking great!!!!!!!

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    Wow! Sweet stuff Pavespawn!

    How did you attach your gauntlet halves?


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    mandalore697 said:
    Wow! Sweet stuff Pavespawn!

    How did you attach your gauntlet halves?

    I went with the velcro. I had to reenforce stress points on the inside of the halves (I used JB Kwik, big surprise huh?). I had this big plan to use elastic but In the end, the velcro won.




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    Quick update. I have seen some really great gaunt tutorials so I will keep this to a minimum. Here is a picture of my left gaunt in progress. I JB Kwiked the bottom cap on then bondoed and sanded. The nozzles are the same that TK-409 suggest. I did turn them out so the diamond cut side is out. To hide the threads I dabbed (you guesed it) JB Kwik on them and spread evenly:


    I then painted the gaunt up and sealed it with acrylic sealer:


    I wired up the light to the switch and mounted the battery inside the shell. That is a 9V mount I found at Radio Shack:


    Here is a shot of the gauntlets put together minus the rocket:


    And a full shot with my helmet paintshopped in:

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    Wow! Great job, looks absoulutley GREAT! You are truly have a very creative mind! Congrats! 8)



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    Re: FP Armor... painting techniques for the clandestine hunter

    freak out!!

    well done!!

    now keep it up and dirty up that jumpsuit and those boots!!!


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    Pavespawn said:

    And a full shot with my helmet paintshopped in:
    Sent you Pics of your helmet in sun-light......
    Looks great by the way....

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    Looking excellent. Just dirty her up!

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    And here we are all dirtied up:

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