Great work on everything so far! Just started my scratch build rotj se, your build is full of great tips and tricks, keep it up!
hope your feeling better to
Thanks a lot, mates! More progress pics will follow tomorrow.
So, as promised: some more progress...
I did some fine tuning on the connector for the gauntlet hose and colour changing on the two greeblies (because on all reference pics I could fine the backward greeblie should be red and the front greeblie should be white).
First layer of black acryl paint on the gauntlet hose connector:
Then silver rattlecan spraypaint:
The paint I used for the two greeblies is acryl (easy to brush on).
...and I found some time to put on the first layer of humbrol masking fluid onto the shoulder armor using a synthetic brush size 2. RafalFettīs armor stencils are really helpful. First I tried to put them onto the armour marking them with a pencil, but it didnīt work that fine. So, i decided to do it freehand and that was much easier. Of course this was a little more stress (looking at the stencil, looking back to the armor, looking again to the stencil, then paint 1 or 2mm a time... ), but in the end Iīm really happy with the result. (I never worked with masking fluid before.)
Then I created the little front part (trigger) for the rocket. Therefore I drilled a small hole into the front end. For the trigger I use a small piece of the metal quill of a clothes peg, which has the correct size. This is glued into the drilled hole.
Next step will be getting the rocket into a smoother shape. There are still so much air bubbles and little holes and gaps...
Where does one get sheets of 3mm sintra??
I managed to rework the flamethrower today. Two holes I drilled on the backside of the flamethrower and on the left side of the gauntlet, where they will connect with screws. It was sanded, the holes and gaps were filled. Then some grey primer applied and some more filling done. Drilled a hole to each front part, to simulate the openings, where the "fuel" and "flame" will come out. After that it was painting and weathering time. I used red and black acryl paint and silver all brushed on. Hope you like the result.