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    Sep 6, 2007, 9:18 PM - Holiday Special Boba Fett knees! #1

    Before Dragon*Con (actually the night before), I painted up a new set of knees for my Holiday Special Fett, which I showed off at Dragon*Con.

    I've never done the "mustard technique" before. But thought I would give it a try!

    I wish I would have taken more pictures throught the whole process.

    These were styrene knees. I first sprayed two coats of silver spray paint. And let that dry for about 30 minutes or so.

    Next step, was to apply the mustard. I used a q-tip and applied a glob of mustard in differnt places. This was where I wanted the silver to show thru.

    Next I sprayed them with a few coats of yellow spray paint. I used a bright yellow to match Holiday Special Boba's paint scheme.

    First coat:


    Last coat: (You can see where the mustard was applied):


    After the paint dried, I took a paper towel a wipe down the armor. Appling lots of pressure around the mustard so that the paint would peel off and reveal the silver underneath.

    Afterword I took black spray paint and misted the armor. I also took a sharpie mark and puts some small dots here and there and then rubbed it to smear it in some areas.

    Overall I am pretty please for my first time (even though I think I over did the mustard spots):






    What do you think?
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    Sep 6, 2007, 9:47 PM - Re: Holiday Special Boba Fett knees! #2

    I really think your costume turned out great. Seems as though the mustard technique really works! (You can eat hot dogs and paint your armor at the same time!)
    Question: Do you have to wait for the mustard to dry?
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    Sep 6, 2007, 9:53 PM - Re: Holiday Special Boba Fett knees! #3

    I didn't wait for the mustard to dry. I applied the mustard and then sprayed over it after a minute or so.

    And forget hot dogs! I had pizza!


    That was actually taken after doing the first coat of yellow to the knees!
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    Sep 7, 2007, 12:19 PM - Re: Holiday Special Boba Fett knees! #4

    Looks nice! I ended up using mustard also, after the toothpaste method became a dismal failure. That **** dried as hard as epoxy; I couldn't scrub the mess off with steel wool! The mustard is definately the way to go!
    Rob
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    Sep 9, 2007, 4:57 AM - Re: Holiday Special Boba Fett knees! #5

    looks good, off topic... Is that cream cheese in a can?
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    Sep 9, 2007, 9:55 PM - Re: Holiday Special Boba Fett knees! #6

    Quote zombierepellent said: View Post
    looks good, off topic... Is that cream cheese in a can?
    YES IT IS!!! It's amazing too!
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    Sep 9, 2007, 10:36 PM - Re: Holiday Special Boba Fett knees! #7

    !! I thought that was just normal spray cheese, which I don't like, but creme cheez in a CAN!?!?!?!?!! I want some!

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