My FP Armor....pic heavy

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    My FP Armor....pic heavy (up-dated)

    well, just tell me what u think. no weathering or aging has been done yet.. i wasnt sure how this was gonna turn out, but i'm happy with the results. its not exact becasue i improvised on some spots, but i like the way it was looking so i went with it. just wanna say thanks to everyone, the great talents that are here is amazing, and without everyones help i wouldnt have never taken this approach to make my own fett. thanks FP for the great armor! and peoples help with finding materials and photos! (delta, superjedi).. i used rouguestudios color list of paints and 90% is scratch-layered and a little bit of topical..........so lmk what ya think! ill add a couple pics once the weathering is done and i touch up a couple spots where the damage didnt take so well. mainly on the left breast plate....... its. pic heavy so.. fyi .
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    Re: My FP Armor....pic heavy

    Very nice work. What did you use for a masking agent?

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    Looks great so far! Keep it up.
    In your third picture, that big toe isn't screen accurate. . . it needs a lot of work.

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    LOL! jedi

    i used micromask to layer the scratches. its a blue gel and very easy to control. Thanks for the compliments so far guys!
    ~shawn

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    wow 85 views and only 2 comments????................ i didnt think it suked that bad LOL ...mabye its the big toe scaring away the comments =p

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    Re: My FP Armor....pic heavy

    Now that is some awesome paintwork! I like it.

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    Lookin good! Now get some black wash on there!

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    The paint work looks great:thumbup
    Not as a complaint but how are you going to lose the newness of the paint work???
    What kind of weathering/aging technique are you going to use?

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    Jluck said: View Post
    wow 85 views and only 2 comments????................ i didnt think it suked that bad LOL ...mabye its the big toe scaring away the comments =p
    I think it looks great, nice colors and attention to deatils.
    I'm following the thread as you progress

    ~Mike

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    Looking good! Don't forget the black mist that the armour has

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    Re: My FP Armor....pic heavy

    Outstanding work bro! Love the paintjopb and the bit info process! Thanks for sharing!

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Jluck said: View Post

    i used micromask to layer the scratches. its a blue gel and very easy to control.
    I've seen that product at my local hobby shop. Does it go on pretty easily? How about peeling it off?
    Just wondering how it compares to the Winsor&Newton fluid I usually use. The micromask is a lot less expensive!

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    i first wanna say thanks again for the complitmets guys!! ok, a couple more photos w/ the black wash to dull down the paint and i used a dilluted flat black acrylic in my airbrush about 60/40 (60 paint, 40 distilled water) for the heavier spots, i held the armor about 2 1/2' away from the airbrush, and as soon as i hit the spots i wanted with paint i took a dry washcloth and smeared the speckles so it looked more dirty from blaster carbon etc.. instead of paint . one thing im gonna change is the fett chest emblem, i dont like the way the black took to the vinyl so im gonna hand paint one . and i got to do the highlite spots on the shoulders bells still so i didnt apply too much wash on them yet, so they still look pretty clean. so now ill juts be shaping my gauntlets and getting them assembled for paint untill i can paint my bucket ( waiting for rougestudios rotj paint list to hit the threads). so besides a couple tweaks here + some scratches and my rotj armor is done as far as paint work. thanks for all the help fellas coldnt have done this without all of u! ~shawn

    superjedi.....the micromask is really nice to work with. the only trick is to put it on heavier. ( doulble coat kinda) and as long as ur gonna pull it off within a couple/ few hrs it peels juts dandy! i used about 1/3 of a bottle on my armor. so for the 2.60 u cant go wrong.
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    Re: My FP Armor....pic heavy

    Now that looks REALLY nice with the black washes. Well done.

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    Nice job on the weathering!

    Jluck said: View Post
    superjedi.....the micromask is really nice to work with. the only trick is to put it on heavier. ( doulble coat kinda) and as long as ur gonna pull it off within a couple/ few hrs it peels juts dandy! i used about 1/3 of a bottle on my armor. so for the 2.60 u cant go wrong.
    Wow! $2.60??? I might have to grab a bottle and try it out.
    That's a lot cheaper than the $12.00 or so I paid for the Winsor & Newton's!

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    Hey bro,

    Love the finish! Can't wait to see this baby up and worn! Awesome work again! :thumbup

    Tim.

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    Re: My FP Armor....pic heavy

    ill have my last update soon. i wanted to put on last set of pics with all the final weathering and dull coat seal on...had to do all my touch ups and fixes since the last update....+ i got going on my bucket so i strayed away from this for a bit...ill have new pics here soon, and a update on my helmet in that thread as well, juts did the up/cheeks this eve..... take care all and thanks for all the great compliments

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    Re: My FP Armor....pic heavy

    AWESOME, dude! Nice work!!

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    Re: My FP Armor....pic heavy

    Looks very good!

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    The metal underneath showing looks real !!!!

    Has a realistic shine to it

    The paint job is excellent. While I'm not brave enough to try a helmet, I might try my armor after seeing this

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    Re: My FP Armor....pic heavy

    thanks mikey! here, what ill do is a quick paint/step list of what i did if it will help u out some on ur armor..

    ~ did final sanding on the plastic w/ 400p sandpaper (all sandp is automotive)
    ~ 2 coates of sandable automotive primer ( both wet sanded w/ 800p)
    ~ 2 coates of americas finest all purpose aluminum #2815 ( home depot) 1st coat wet-sanded

    hope that could help! any questions feel free to pm.
    ~ shawn

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