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Mid-Budget ESB built

  1. #101

    Re: Mid-Budget ESB built

    Great job!

  2. #102

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    Great idea.

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    Re: Mid-Budget ESB built

    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

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    Re: Mid-Budget ESB built

    Thanks a lot, mates! More progress pics will follow tomorrow.

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    Re: Mid-Budget ESB built

    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:
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    Then silver rattlecan spraypaint:
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    The paint I used for the two greeblies is acryl (easy to brush on).

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    ...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.)

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    Re: Mid-Budget ESB built

    Notlewis said: View Post
    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.
    I'm not painting my armor yet, but I had been wondering about this. Thanks for the insight!

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    Re: Mid-Budget ESB built

    More progress on the left gauntlet:

    I drilled two holes through the gauntlet and into the rocket. Then two screws are glued into the rocket holes using hotglue.
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    Re: Mid-Budget ESB built

    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.
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    Next step will be getting the rocket into a smoother shape. There are still so much air bubbles and little holes and gaps...

  10. #110

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    Looks great!

  11. #111

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    Where does one get sheets of 3mm sintra??

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    Re: Mid-Budget ESB built

    clockworkronin said: View Post
    Where does one get sheets of 3mm sintra??
    Check around at local sign shops. I called a few places asking if they had any scrap pieces they would give me for free. I got plenty of Sintra for all of my armor, including enough to make mistakes. Just depends on the shop.

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    Re: Mid-Budget ESB built

    clockworkronin said: View Post
    Where does one get sheets of 3mm sintra??
    Like mcfarlj3 said.... I bought mine (I live in germany) from a local warehouse, which sadly doesnīt exist anymore. They closed all their markets 2 months ago, but I was lucky to get some of the last ones. I also found some on Ebay, available in different colours, sizes and thickness. Iīve chosen grey and white ones, so you can better see the markings.

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    Re: Mid-Budget ESB built

    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.
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