My new ESB knee armour

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    My new ESB knee armour

    Over the last week I realized I had to throw together some new knee armour to replace my old cracked MB ones, especially with Dragon*Con coming up and my photoshoot with Brak's.

    Used sintra to make the sides, the main "cups" are styrene. Layered up and Bondo'd the heck out of it all to look vacuformed, and I'm pretty satisfied. I didn't get enough of a "ridge" on the bottom of the knees as I'd have liked though. I hope to make or purcase some good one-piece vacuformed ones one day, but these will do for now. Sorry for not taking progress photos, more often than not when I start working on something I just don't stop to take photos.

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    I used the colours Rogue Studios recommends. Because of of how few reference photos there are for ESB I just made up most of the weathering up. From what I can tell the ESB knees aren't nearly as damaged as the ROTJ ones, but they are a lot "dirtier".

    I put them together and painted in 3 days, I hope they turned out well!

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    Re: My new ESB knee armour

    Those are scratchbuilt! Wow, looks great man! They look spot on to me.

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    Re: My new ESB knee armour

    Jango_Fett_Jr said: View Post
    I put them together and painted in 3 days, I hope they turned out well!
    Everything done, scratchbuilt, painted, and weathered in 3 days????!! WOW! Nice job there. I take it you'll have those at the upcoming photoshoot.

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    FANTASTIC my friend!!

    Steve

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    Alright!!!!!!!! Lookin real good there bud!!! when you ganna make me a set????
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    Graeme me boy... UNREAL. Can't wait to see them in FOUR DAYS!!!!

    That's an unreal scratch build man. If you want vacuformed ones we need to talk.

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    Graham - those are fantastic man. can't believe those are scratch built.

    be sure to post pics of you wearing those

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    Re: My new ESB knee armour

    that looks absolutly amazing!!
    well-done!!

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    Very nice job! It looks like a bunch of us have been scratch building knees lately. Very cool!

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    Thanks dudes Going to try and find a chance to suit up before heading down to Atlanta, got my new backplate and collar painted up and I repainted the rest of my armour, so I'd like to see how it all looks now!

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    Looks awesome bro! Lets see some more pics!

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    Incredible! :thumbup If you ever do decide to get rid of them in favor of vacuformed ones I am sure you will have a line of people who will want this set.

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    Re: My new ESB knee armour

    Jango_Fett_Jr said: View Post
    Thanks dudes Going to try and find a chance to suit up before heading down to Atlanta, got my new backplate and collar painted up and I repainted the rest of my armour, so I'd like to see how it all looks now!
    Hehe, I had to use your myspace photo and a combination of some other photos to start the painting on my ESB armour! Bah, ESB paint schemes are too difficult to find.

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    Re: My new ESB knee armour

    Nicely done!

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    Re: My new ESB knee armour

    The scratch built knees around here are amazing lately. I am building my set right now. What are people building the part on the sides out of, where the darts attach to? I was thinking wood.

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    Re: My new ESB knee armour

    props on nailing that red circle on the knee dart

    -=QuinN!

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    Nice cups Graeme. Always amazed you can make perfect stuff even better.

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    Re: My new ESB knee armour

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    props on nailing that red circle on the knee dart

    -=QuinN!

    you didn't notice the blue he added though totally nailed

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    Re: My new ESB knee armour

    Do we have photo/screen cap evidence that the red & blue colors were present on the darts used on the ESB suit????? I know (that we know) that it is definately there from the exhibit photos of the ROTJ suit, , and if I remember correctly, the Pre-Pro suit as well, but never really could tell if the ESBs were the same. Guess I always kinda figured they were all silver with no acents at all, (judging by the ESB ref), at least they look that way to me. Not trying to be a doubting Thomas here....just wondering if I gotta add that extra accents to my darts!! Interesting!!!!!
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    Re: My new ESB knee armour

    Wait wait.....blue? I did red and black circles
    Here's an old thread with some photos of the ESB knees, judge for yourself but I see red and black!
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showp...35&postcount=4
    Last edited by Jango_Fett_Jr; Sep 21, 2006 at 10:34 AM.

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    I'd say they were probably there. They added the red to the top of the shoulder stud, so they probably did it on the darts too.

    Oh, and those knees look great!

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    AH HA!! Yeah, I'm seeing both red & black accents there!!! Thanx JFJR
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    how did ya do the knee darts or who did you get them from
    ?? I need to make a couple of scratch builts.

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    Re: My new ESB knee armour

    Can you post a pic of how the elastic attaches? Thanks. They look great by the way

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