My EE-3 work up.

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    My EE-3 work up.

    Hey folks. After some time off I'm trying to get back to work on this costume. Thought I would share my work so far on my ESB EE-3 from TD-4242's kit. Constructive criticism welcome. Keep in mind I haven't done any kind of weathering to the prop yet. Thanks.






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    Re: My EE-3 work up.

    More.


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    I love Bill's kits! You did a great job with painting yours! The wood stock is exceptionally well!

    Andy

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    Thanks, Andy. Thats from the SciFire tutorial. I dry brushed on the white latex paint. Bill's stock had lots of great wood grain detail in it that I didn't want to loose so after the black undercoat I just dry brushed white over that to keep some of the black showing through and kept the brush strokes going in one direction. The Wood stain was applied in (lots of) layers till I was happy with it. I just need to add some soot to the barrel and a bit of damage to the square greeblies on the stock and I think I'm done.

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    Hehe, I figured you used the sci-fire method! That's what I used on mine, however I added a layer of Testor's Dullcoat to mine, and I never got around to painting the outline of the center box orange. I think your stock turned out perfect thought!! Latex paint and wood stain is definitely the way to go.

    Here is how mine turned out:

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    I was thinking of using a dull coat on parts of mine to finish off but I have this irrational fear of the paint job cracking if I do. I was going to try to protect the gun with a gloss coat followed up by a dull coat on the areas that are not supposed to be shiny to bring the shine back down to normal. Thats a trick I used painting Warhammer 40K minis for competition. Problem is I've used so many different types of paint on this thing that I have no idea what I can get away with.

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    Re: My EE-3 work up.

    That is an excellent job. Looks fantastic! Are the kits still available anywhere?

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    Re: My EE-3 work up.

    old_jedi_mind_trick said: View Post
    That is an excellent job. Looks fantastic! Are the kits still available anywhere?
    PM TD-4242

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    Rabid Bantha said: View Post
    I was thinking of using a dull coat on parts of mine to finish off but I have this irrational fear of the paint job cracking if I do. I was going to try to protect the gun with a gloss coat followed up by a dull coat on the areas that are not supposed to be shiny to bring the shine back down to normal. Thats a trick I used painting Warhammer 40K minis for competition. Problem is I've used so many different types of paint on this thing that I have no idea what I can get away with.
    You should probably be able to get away with a dullcoat once the paints have all completely dried. I didn't dullcoat my stock until a week after the stain dried, "Just to make sure."

    Don't you just love how light that blaster is?? With the rotocast hollow everything, it weighs next to nothing!

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    The weight is just right. It's going to be a pleasure trooping with this thing.

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    Ok. I think this is going to be it. Did a wash on the grip and added some more dry brush to the body and the stock bits.


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    Re: My EE-3 work up.

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    I never got around to painting the outline of the center box orange.
    Sorry to sound like a dunce... but is there any pics of the center box with the orange outline? never seen that before?

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    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Sorry to sound like a dunce... but is there any pics of the center box with the orange outline? never seen that before?
    Found it in this HD shot from ESB.



    And in this close up still.


    That was from a posting highlighting the gaunt details hence the arrows. Hope those help.

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    D'oh. I forgot. I'm going to need a sling for that.

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    Re: My EE-3 work up.

    How could I have missed this....
    Guess I'll have to dig out some paints....

    Cheers for the pics RB

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