^^^^ What he said :D
^^^^ What he said :D
Thanks guys. Got the knees just about done. Just need some nice darts to finish them up.
The knees are looking good, but... there's no yellow damage on them. My first ESB armor templates were done the same way, but the updated template has the 'correct' colors (it has the same color combination as the right shoulder bell).
I've started assembling the blaster kit. This thing is really cool. All the Webley pieces are together and I'm just starting to work on the greeblies. Thank you to Stormrider and Darth Vorhees for hooking me up with the missing piece! Everything screws together except the hammer, I had to glue that in place.
I also just made some sling mounting hardware. $2.49 at the local hardware store for these hangers. Found them with the picture hanging stuff. Just cut off the extra bits on the side and add a new ring. They don't swivel, but I think they will work for me.
Also got my Woodman braids from Recon. With every addition it looks a little more complete!
That is a stunning ESB Fett you are making !!!!! Really nice:)
Here's another small update...I scratchbuilt a couple of the disc thingies. Very easy to do and costs next to nothing for anyone interested in upgrading from the pully. Just nylon washers with a little customization and a little guesswork.
After losing my job a couple weeks ago putting more money into this thing is not a possibility at this time. I figured I could spruce up the chrome tube that I have instead of buying a Heiland like I planned.
A lot of work but I think it's coming out pretty nice. Still have to clean it up a little. I might just forget the Heiland since this has the MPP holes. We'll see how it looks when everything is together.
Bad script on the job story Matty, great job on the tube. What tool did you use to take out these holes?, very neat.:thumbsup
flash tube looks amazing captain. sorry about the job loss. i will hire you to come and finish my suit for me
Hey Matt...sucks about the job loss :(
Do you want a heiland flashtube? I have an extra.. its kinda a cross between the mpp and standard heiland. I'll give it to ya if ya want to try it out. If ya find what your using you like better no worries. Im just not gonna need it and its just sittin here. let me know if ya want it!
Here's where I'm at with the weathering of the blaster. It's hard to get the subtle weathering to show up in pics but I think you can see a lot of it in this shot. Getting closer to the final assembly but still have the stock greeblies to work on. I want to beat up my stock but it looks so nice I don't know if I can bring myself to do it. :lol
This suit is looking great, I hope mine looks half as good.
Matt you are quickly becoming one of the "greats" with this thread.
blaster looks amazing. still can't believe this will only be a display piece....i would go and get the groceries in this suit
Excellent build thread, love the work your doing
No wips in over a week.. I need my fix. Awesome WIP and I love the progress
Weathering looks awesome on that blaster Matt! Keep up the great work and post MOAR photos :P
Great build thread.
Who made your flight suit and how did you weather it? Your suit is looking fantastic.
agree, nice weathering on the flight suit. Excellent looking Fett.
Excellent, so far.
Thanks guys. I almost have the blaster done, just some final assembly and detail stuff to do. I'll keep you guys updated as usual. :thumbsup
Now I guess I should make hands so my Fett can hold this thing. I should probably get some gloves too...