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    May 6, 2005, 5:46 PM - How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #1

    I'm painting a set of chuck's (ruffkintoy) gauntlets from Empire Strikes Back, but don't know how much weathering to do.
    Are they as scratched as the ROTJ ones that I did? Or less?
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    May 6, 2005, 6:31 PM - Re: How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #2

    IMO, the ESB gauntlets don't looked all chipped up like the ROTJ ones. I ended up painting mine a solid color, then dry-brusing with silver on the high spots, and then black wash.

    But that's just me...
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    May 6, 2005, 7:35 PM - Re: How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #3

    I dont think its near as weathered and to me on the ESB gauntlets the paint looks more scraped than it does chipped.
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    May 6, 2005, 7:50 PM - Re: How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #4

    Quote cal196 said:
    I dont think its near as weathered and to me on the ESB gauntlets the paint looks more scraped than it does chipped.

    I still need to mist some black, but wanted to know how it looked so far
    How's this?
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    May 6, 2005, 8:44 PM - Re: How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #5

    That's pretty good. There are a few silver spots, but the majority looks to be black grime. As mentioned, a black wash does the trick, along with a few black bits here and there.
    Here are some of the better photos that show what I mean:

    http://petridish.net/pics/19575/Boba_Fett_1155.jpg
    http://petridish.net/pics/19575/Boba_Fett_007.jpg
    http://petridish.net/pics/19575/Boba_Fett_012.jpg
    http://petridish.net/pics/19575/Boba_Fett_1156.jpg
    http://petridish.net/pics/19575/Boba_Fett_938.jpg
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    May 7, 2005, 12:23 AM - Re: How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #6

    Jango Fett jr.
    You are awesome.
    Now I gotta redo what I've already done.
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    May 7, 2005, 2:14 AM - Re: How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #7

    The main body of the whipcord attachment should have a base color of black.
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    May 7, 2005, 2:19 AM - Re: How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #8

    Quote Forced Trekker said:
    The main body of the whipcord attachment should have a base color of black.
    Yes, I know.
    Iwas just doing a little scratching before I finished the paintjob.
    That way, If I have to repaint it (which I do , thanks to Jango Jr) I won't have to redo the details.
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    May 7, 2005, 9:03 AM - Re: How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #9

    Quote Forced Trekker said:
    The main body of the whipcord attachment should have a base color of black.
    Could you please point out on the pics what you mean...you also see green too right?

    Steve

    EDIT: I'm an idiot....I thought you meant the hose attachment Yeah..it's black like Trekker said....and I used some thin aluminum (I got the metal bug) to make the "white" peices on my whipcord housing....looks much better than painting on the details IMHO.
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    May 7, 2005, 10:58 AM - Re: How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #10

    http://petridish.net/pics/19575/Boba_Fett_012.jpg <--- this photo
    Some people may paint on the white details, but I cut them out of very thin styrene and glued them on.
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    May 7, 2005, 1:28 PM - Re: How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #11

    I could use good placing pictures for the whip cord box and flame thrower and all the add ons to the guantlets, to get mine to fit, i have to modify them a little.. like the whip box, it wont fit on the top clamshell and if i put it in the middle it wont open.. so iama have to like trim the clam down and put it on the bottom to compensate.... i could use some more pics or descriptions of where things go.
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    May 7, 2005, 3:30 PM - Re: How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #12

    Quote DL44 Blaster said:
    ....and I used some thin aluminum (I got the metal bug) to make the "white" peices on my whipcord housing....looks much better than painting on the details IMHO.
    That's exctly what I used. I thought that it looks white in the photos, but it could just be the reflection on the metal. I like using metal on my props as well. Gives them a more solid feel.
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    May 7, 2005, 8:27 PM - Re: How much do I weather the ESB gauntlets? #13

    Quote Forced Trekker said:
    That's exctly what I used. I thought that it looks white in the photos, but it could just be the reflection on the metal. I like using metal on my props as well. Gives them a more solid feel.
    Oh..You might have misunderstood my post. I used metal,but painted it a textured white...I'm a freak,I know...just love the metal thing:o

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