Uhm, Jason? You did remove the paint "IN" the dent first before filling, didn't you ?
*Sigh* I just can't please everyone
I think from this point forward, the backplate will be "Dentless" It's much cleaner looking to "add" a dent, rather than fill.
I personally think the back plate is fine the way it is...gives it Character..
As a matter of fact, with the help of a close friend of the project, we were able to get our hands on some production photos of Fett ESB shots that no one has ever seen before.........These pictures will be released, just not sure when.??... But after reviewing the extra shots I can tell you two things....FettPrides armor is EXTREMLY close in size and shape and dents etc etc... it's unreal how close he came!!!:thumbup......
And heres the kicker, the little red shoulder stud that everyone sees in the hall way scene in ESB with Fett, Lando, and Vader, well in these new shots NO RED Shoulder Studs....Clear as day.....so I don't know what it is we are all seeing in that scene??...again I can post the shot in a few months once they have been released, "Hopefully"
Great Work so far DM, and AWESOME armor FP...
Last edited by Spideyfett; Feb 8, 2008 at 9:26 AM.
Maybe it's red lighting off camera that gives the hue of red.
Never mind my last comment, looked at the pic again, couldn't be lighting.
Have to agree with that. As many "parts" that Fett has, they could've changed them out. We all know that continuity is the most important thing when it comes to the Star Wars films.
Or the backwards Fett in Jabba's palace.
You could give Jeremy an extra "red" one to change out if he see fit.
Last edited by Spideyfett; Feb 8, 2008 at 10:32 AM.
Just wanted to drop in to say good work Jason on the paint up. Some of your best work.
updated pic of the backplate
Wow!!!!!! Looking great!
Looking great!! I'll freeze frame ESB to make sure the other back dent is there or not.
I know it's no big deal guys
But in the interest of wanting this to be absolutely PERFECT for Jeremy, Jason and i have decided to replace the backplate with a "Dentless" copy
Spidey - thanks soo much for that !!! A little vindication goes a long way In all seriousness tho, I can't even describe how good it feels to know that the many hundred hours of eye strain and "do-overs" paid off big time on the new armor !!!
As far as the shoulder stud goes .. I think the pic that Jason posted shows what I've been theorizing. I believe that the red light was *added* , much like a laser blast, or lightsaber glow is added to the film in any particular fx scene. You can see in that pic, as with any "still" of a laser blast, or like the SE shot of "han Shooting first" .. it just looks FAKE Nevertheless .... it is, uh,how do they say ....
SCREEN ACCURATE !!!
Last edited by fettpride; Feb 8, 2008 at 8:16 PM.
Wow,,, I hope the dent doesn't show up later....lol
OK...big update here
this is the FINAL Chest, Ab plate and center diamond....BIG THANKS to SPIDEYFETT as he completed the final weathering on this!!!
and here is a shot of the collar and cod piece....
again weathering done by SPIDEY!!
masking fluid removed....and tomorrow I will begin on our YELLOW
next week on to the shoulders and knees!!!!
WOW! Great job by you two
Will the chest symbol be decal or hand painted?
You guys could have negative decals made and use them as stencils for airbrushing.
I took a screencap of the cod when Jeremy had the belts a little mixed up, you can see the upper damage.