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  1. SkyMiner's Avatar
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    Mar 31, 2012, 11:50 PM - Jetpack painting #1

    Having recently received a painted jetpack from another TDH member, I'm wondering whether it looks right. While the paint job and weathering is incredible, it looks rather... flat. Presumably in the Star Wars universe a jetpack would be made of metal and have some sheen to it, whereas mine has vibrant colors but is dull (flat paint, dull coat) which makes it look.. fake. Should I try to put on something to give it a bit of sheen, or just keep it as is?
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    Apr 1, 2012, 12:57 AM - Re: Jetpack painting #2

    Need pictures
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    Apr 1, 2012, 12:57 AM - Re: Jetpack painting #3

    lets see some pics!
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    Apr 1, 2012, 1:01 AM - Re: Jetpack painting #4

    It's Butterbean's old pack..it's found it's way to me through another TDH member who had it for the past year. Here's Butterbean's pics in his old sales thread.. http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f31/j...-buckle-42294/
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    Apr 1, 2012, 1:12 AM - Re: Jetpack painting #5

    I'd say it looks about right
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    Apr 1, 2012, 1:21 AM - Re: Jetpack painting #6

    The flat colors look right to me. It might be that he used dullcote over a chrome/silver paint which tends to make the silver look gray rather than dull metal. Why don't you take some of your own photos in natural light so we can really see the sheen of the different layers.
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    Apr 1, 2012, 3:09 AM - Re: Jetpack painting #7

    I think the person who painted the jetpack (and did a great job) used this image with faded colors of the ROTJ jetpack (photographed by David Heilman around the time of Empire) but added all the extra scratches as can be seen today in the exibits (AoSW/C-IV):

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    Apr 1, 2012, 5:28 AM - Re: Jetpack painting #8

    I too think its a bit to dull/dirty but thats just me

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