Mar 1, 2006, 9:57 PM - Moded FP armor
I have always loved my FP armor & it is amoung my most cherished things that i own. but there were some things about it that i felt needed dome changes. after ALOT of time looking at every detailed photo of the ESB chest armor i desided to modify my armor. I have currently only moded 3 of the 4 chest armor peices the next peice just needs the edges to be sharpened but the three that are in the raw white fiberglass have all had alot of reshaping to them. especialy the left (its on the right in the pics but its the left when its worn) chest plate. i ended up filling in both dents with bondo & reshaped them. the smaller dent is now a deep (way smaller) goudge instead of a real dent. the other dent is alittle bigger & has a really rough & deepness to it. i know the pics look like crap but its the best i could do for now. im pretty satisfyed with the left peice now. in adition to the dents i redid the slots for the lights and sanded the inner sides to a sharper edge. after looking at the ESB photos for a wile i felt they were of a much sharper shape on the edges thatn the ROTJ. the abdomen plates dents have also been reworked but not all that much. they are alittle bigger than they were before. the real thing im proud of with this peice is the slight bend inwards on the top left angle. if ya look hard at some of the pics it has an inward bend to it. this along with the next peices edges were also sharpened. & the final peice i have modifyed was the dimond. its shape has been pretty much been reworked completly so it has a sharper/longer end to it & the oposite side has a more blunt end to it. . ill be painting this set again once ive finnished moding the last peice. ive also aded a picture of what my armor looked like before i made these changes. ignor the sholder bells they are pretty much trash. they got broken in half before DC last year & are to far gone to fix.
so tell me what you guys think of the changes ive made. ill prolly get coments like ''what!? are you insane!? why would you do this to armor thats so hard to get!?'' or somthing along those lines
you guys coming to the museum of science in boston will get to see this set close up. on the 10th
Mar 1, 2006, 10:02 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
I think it looks excellent. Great work man!
Mar 2, 2006, 7:23 AM - Re: Moded FP armor
Man, you've got guts eh? Looks good!
Mar 2, 2006, 2:25 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
Mar 2, 2006, 2:49 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
ok went to the model store tday & spent $50 in paints this gas shortage is retarding the price of everything made with patrolium!
Mar 2, 2006, 11:41 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
Gas shortage? Its the shortage of brain cells in Washington that's retarding everything.
Mar 3, 2006, 1:45 AM - Re: Moded FP armor
Funny that you post this because ive decided my FP armor need a revamping. I tryed doing what u did but didnt work out so good. So i resculped it in to exact measurment's in wax but changed a few of the dents a bit. Was going to post some pictures but its being bronzed this week so once the bronzing is done ill post it. Hoping to be able to use the bronze as the mold for vac-foruming so w'll see how it goes.
Mar 23, 2006, 4:38 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
Good stuff man! I look forward to seeing it all done up with the rest of your suit
Mar 23, 2006, 4:42 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
Very pretty! Now you've got me holding a can of bondo and staring at my FP armor... will it ever end
Mar 23, 2006, 4:43 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
It's so so. I'll PM you my address so you can send it to me immediately!
Seriously though, you did an excellent job bro! All the hours of squinting to weather it really pays off. I did the same thing with my gauntlets. I had a heck of a time, but I was very happy with the outcome. Again, superb job brother!
Mar 23, 2006, 6:10 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
Great job man! I can't wait to see the finished suit!
Mar 23, 2006, 6:36 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
VERY VERY NICE Perhaps just one more coat of the yellow to further enhance the color. Other than that I think it looks fantabulistic!!!
Mar 24, 2006, 1:23 AM - Re: Moded FP armor
Wow, I am impressed. That is REALLY nice armor
Mar 24, 2006, 5:34 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
Woah!! That really did turn out super!!!! Well done. What color green you using?
Mar 24, 2006, 5:49 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
Heres the color list of the colors i used.
silver- Testors Spray Enamel Matalic silver 1246
green- Model Master Dunkelgrun RLM 82 (enamel)
yellow- Model Master RAF Trainer Yellow (enamel) i liked the darker yellow. i dont like the brightness of the one on the Rougestudios list
first sprayed on the silver with 3 coats to cover up the sight of the bondo as much as i could. next airbrushed the green on top. after that i wet sanded the green to lighten up the color a tad with the finest sand paper i could get. i think it was 1500 grain i got it at autozone & it was the finest they had. then i put on the yellow & when that dryed i did another light wet sanding to blend it with the green layer. after that i hit it all with a dulcoat.
hope that answered any questions.
Mar 24, 2006, 5:51 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
AHHH yes, good old dunklegrun rlm 82. Thats what I thought. Looks really good. I especially love your weathering job on the center diamond. Top notch
Mar 24, 2006, 8:23 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
Great Job BobaFettSlave_1 !
And thank you for noting that your mods are clearly based on ESB. Keep in mind folks, that my armor was designed around ROTJ, and have been made "Universal". I didn't have the time, or the reference to make two sculpts 4 yrs ago when this all started
It should also be noted that my armor was also designed around a combination of AOSW, and MoM exhibit shots, basically what was clearest from different angles. The reason I bring this up is simply becuse between these two exhibits, the chest armor has subtle "Trimming" and "Warping" differences between the two sets. The left breast piece is especially different between the two exhibits at the upper left hand corner. Just thought I'd throw that out there in case anyone is confused about this thread, as it is the first time I've seen it an issue. On a side note, I do have shots of my armor taken right up next to the real deal. One of our members was kind enough to take these comparison shots when he went to the exhibit in Australia, again, ROTJ
Oh, and Tim Allen ... you wanna run that by me again bud? Sounds a wee
borderline for "Recasting"? I'm quite suprised that no one else picked up on it ...
Last edited by fettpride; Mar 24, 2006 at 8:36 PM.
May 3, 2006, 4:05 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
Time to wake this up again in light of the recent return of Fett Pride:thumbup
(Btw, if you read this remember to put me on the armor list...)
I also noticed the slight differences in the ESB armor which I regard as a bit neater to look at than the ROTJ armor. I wonder if FP will decide that this is the time to offer ESB and ROTJ style armor or is that getting wayy to picky? I am an accuracy hog but I wonder whether things like this should be left to be created by personal skills to separate the talented from the incompetents like me?
On that note; I think the modifications look great! How did you bend the FG? I'd like to see some new pictures if you've got them. Also I'd like to see it on your vest if you are to that point yet.
Last edited by Keegan; May 3, 2006 at 4:20 PM.
Nov 12, 2007, 10:40 PM - Re: Moded FP armor
THIS IS NOW FOR SALE IN THE CARGO HOLD!!!!!!!