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  1. Roninson's Avatar
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    Jun 4, 2012, 10:22 PM - MoW Boots buildup for ESB Fett #1

    Howdy folks-

    Took the plunge and worked up the MoW boots for my still-in-progress ESB Fett. I used SpideyFett's tutorial for the most part, then adapted along the way for the ESB weathering (noticably darker). Below are the staging pics I took as I moved along. But as this is my first go here and I haven't locked in the work yet with any fixative, any feedback is good to hear.

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    Boots as received from MoW (and a light sanding to start).



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    As per Spidey, a charcoal & white wash to start (using Cermacoat acrylics).


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    Here, I added the charcoal-only wash (pic only shows it on the left boot).





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    Ok, here's where I diverged from Spidey's recipe a bit. I then added a light black-only wash over the whole boot, darkening the base even further. I did this using a rag rather a brush, so the laying in of the wash was varied.

    Once that dried, I added the center black stripe, using 1:1 black with a brush.



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    I then darkened the soles, using the same black-only wash (about 1:1.5) - however, I used a brush this time and wiped away any access.



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    Here, I added more black to the original wash mix (nearly 1:1 now) and painted it directly on the boot -- and added the toe spikes on as well. (It looks much darker in this pic as they're still wet...)

    Once this final layer dried, I then sanded the surface, working my way from the top and then lightly towards the bottom. I also sanded the soles a bit more and did a slight wash on the spikes as well (sanded them very lightly too).





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    This final pic doesn't show it off best, but there's some nice weathering throughout both boots.


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    It can still stand to use some beating up and variation, but I'm pretty happy with the end result. I know some will feel that I went too dark, but to me, the one ref image of Fett from ESB shows his boots as pretty dark gray/nearly black. Still, I look forward any feedback.

    Thanks!
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    Jun 4, 2012, 11:11 PM - Re: MoW Boots buildup for ESB Fett #2

    Those are awful.........I'LL TAKE THEM OFF YOUR HANDS! a tad darker in my honest opinion but still good and thanks for posting it will help me out soon!
    Last edited by sleepalot; Jun 5, 2012 at 1:59 AM.
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    Jun 4, 2012, 11:38 PM - Re: MoW Boots buildup for ESB Fett #3

    Your right about dark, still great work, nice consistent color Makes me wish I had a pair of MOW boots... one day, one day...
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    Jun 5, 2012, 3:07 AM - MoW Boots buildup for ESB Fett #4

    Lol nice job! I want too! But dreams are free but mow boots arent!
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    Jun 6, 2012, 1:32 PM - Re: MoW Boots buildup for ESB Fett #5

    As others have stated, they might be a bit dark but I think they look great!!! I'm a huge fan of MoW boots!! Here is a pic of mine. The soles on mine are a bit dirtier and darker now than they were in this pic.



    Looking good so far,
    Terrantula
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    Jun 6, 2012, 2:14 PM - Re: MoW Boots buildup for ESB Fett #6

    your costume, so make it like you want it! nice work there, are you gonna add weathering to the spikes?

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