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  1. Nov 24, 2013, 11:03 AM - My FP gauntlets assembled & painted by DVH :) #1

    So i finally got around to assembling and painting my FP gauntlets. After much debate between accuracy and practicality, i decided to go with hinges and clips for the closing method. Although its not screen accurate, it does make it much simpler for trooping purposes. I based my ESB Fett on the ESB Promo shots and I always noticed the right gauntlet had more of a faded look to it, so i set out to replicate that look this time around. Basically, i just added some white into the Humbrol 78 until i thought it was close..actually a little lighter than i wanted, knowing it would dry a bit darker. I also misted it with a rust color and then gently wiped it down after it dried with 0000 steel wool. Then i matte clear coated it. I think i got it pretty close. So, My re-vamped Fett is almost ready to troop again!







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    Nov 24, 2013, 12:24 PM - Re: My FP gauntlets assembled & painted by DVH :) #2

    Great job Lou, that right gaunt looks dead on.
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    Nov 24, 2013, 12:29 PM - My FP gauntlets assembled & painted by DVH :) #3

    Looks great lou
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    Nov 24, 2013, 12:31 PM - Re: My FP gauntlets assembled & painted by DVH :) #4

    Wow! It looks great! I really like the 'new' colors!
  5. Nov 24, 2013, 12:37 PM - Re: My FP gauntlets assembled & painted by DVH :) #5

    Thanks guys!

    The right gaunt looks a little greener in bright daylight (the right gaunt alone pic was taken in daylight) but the indoor "just a little daylight" comparison pic it looks dead on..which im guessing is about right since the promo shots were taken indoors obviously. Thanks for the compliments guys...i was a little scared to do it, since i actually already painted the gaunts..but i had this feeling i could match that faded dirty look...so i went for it lol
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    Nov 24, 2013, 1:31 PM - Re: My FP gauntlets assembled & painted by DVH :) #6

    Lookin good Lou! I talked to Chris yesterday about a pair for ROTJ.....
    Did you go all FG or bottoms vac formed? Assuming all FG if you hinged them.....
  7. Nov 24, 2013, 1:44 PM - Re: My FP gauntlets assembled & painted by DVH :) #7

    Thanks man, Actually they are FG with Vac'ed bottoms..but i glassed the insides of the vac'ed bottoms to do the hinge.
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    Nov 24, 2013, 1:45 PM - Re: My FP gauntlets assembled & painted by DVH :) #8

    Wow, attention to detail is fantastic,those gauntlets look great.

    I see shots like this and realize how far I have to go... one step at a time.

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