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    New Armor

    I made a rashional decision and bought some new armor It's more accurate than my previous set and will give me some painting experience Also it was quite cheap! £41.59 minus p&p...score!. My Fett is gonna be ROTJ but i can't seem to find a comparison between ROTJ and ESB armor I'm sure theres some around somewhere.

    I want my armor to look as good as i can, and have found plenty of painting guides but the ones i can remember have been ESB versions...i guess i'm not looking hard enough

    Anyway i looked on the reference pages from MOM and i don't know whether he is ESB or ROTJ. I'm getting a refence CD soon (i hope) and i guess that would come in handy Well check the stuff out and see what you think

    Click here



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    I had the same stuff for my first set of armor before upgrading to FG. Its not bad for the price and good for a practice. Best of Luck!



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    Re: New Armor

    cheers mando Has anyone done a ROTJ fett ( there must be some out there!) If so can you post a pic of you armor? Juat some quick shots nothing to special i just need to grasp the concept of ROTJ fett.

    To be continued


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    Re: New Armor

    You want our Jedi fett's or grabs from the movie?

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    i guess Jedis would be better quality so yeah ill go with them, i guess theres a link?

    Thanks


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    Re: New Armor

    Well with 2 weeks of waiting and the pain of impatience kicking in, I found out that my armor was coming out of UK customs! However, while everyone was out at work or shcool the armor arrived with no one to recive it So it has gone back to the local depot, for me to collect another day

    DA


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    Finally! It came I'm extremley happy with the product and will be starting painting right away! 8)



    DA
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    Re: New Armor

    Heres a shot after silvering up, I'm following Pavespawns thread and i was wondering where can i get masking fluid? What do you think?



    It looks like Jango!
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    Re: New Armor

    Go here: Ken Bromley Art Supplies

    The Susan Scheewe one at the bottom is good.

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    Re: New Armor

    Tooth paste works good to, thats what I always use. And it fights against those nasy cavities.

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    Re: New Armor

    nice set!!

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    Re: New Armor

    So, i've trawled round some of my local shops and found nothing that looks remotely like the green i need for my Boba

    This my friends is where you come in! Can anyone give me an idea of where to get the green i need for the armor? It needs to be in UK really as thats where i live

    Any help is good

    Thanks


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    Dentedarmor said:
    So, i've trawled round some of my local shops and found nothing that looks remotely like the green i need for my Boba

    This my friends is where you come in! Can anyone give me an idea of where to get the green i need for the armor? It needs to be in UK really as thats where i live

    Any help is good

    Thanks

    I used Krylon Satin Olive Green and am VERY happy with it. Spray can, dries in 12 minutes.

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    Where do you get this? Can i it in the UK?

    Cheers for the help 8)


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    Dentedarmor said:
    Where do you get this? Can i it in the UK?

    Cheers for the help 8)

    Um. I dont see why not. It's a spray paint. I am not sure if it is available in the UK or not though.

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    Re: New Armor

    shortimer52 said:
    Tooth paste works good to, thats what I always use. And it fights against those nasy cavities.

    Dude! You are a total hoot!

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    Re: New Armor

    I feel your pain with the customs. I've been waiting a week and a half for my MS bucket.

    The MOM, if I'm not mistaken, is an ROTJ with an ESB bucket. So, good reference for armor. Also, the masking fluid is hard to come by and expensive. Mustard works just as well. Paint it on, it dries, wash it off after you paint.

    The only thing I can suggest on paint is mail order perhaps. Unless Krylon has a UK company under a different name.

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    Re: New Armor

    DA - Did you get this from a guy in the states? Looks almost identical to the first set I bought. The backplate that came with mine was way too small the the butt plate is far too tall.

    I still use my collar plate and shoulder bells, but everything else I remade.

    Also, PM Bobamaker. He lives in London, I believe. Maybe he can help you out on locating the correct paints.

    Cheers,

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    Yeah i got it from the states from Georgia? The backplate is small but as i am I don't really mind I'll PM bobamaker see what he says

    Cheers

    DA


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    Re: New Armor

    Dentedarmor said:
    Yeah i got it from the states from Georgia?
    Mine came from GA as well. Does it have AD stamped on the back of each piece? I think I bought mine from the "flaming sword" or something like that, but I think he has since changed his ebay moniker.

    Dentedarmor said:
    The backplate is small but as i am I don't really mind
    Mine was REALLY too small. I'm using it on my 6 year-olds suit with very minor modifications. Your butt plate needs to be cut down by about half to more accurate.

    Dentedarmor said:
    I'll PM bobamaker see what he says
    Daz is a good guy. I'm sure he can help you out.

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    Re: New Armor

    lol lots of quotes there Trekker Yeah i got mine from the flamingsword dude (now cyadine72 or something) It does have AD stamped on each peice.

    I love this armor, its great for starting my costume But its a bit warped, was yours when it arrived? If so how did you sort it?

    I'm going to PM Bobamaker right now

    Cheers


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    Re: New Armor

    Hey all

    I went into town today to get some bits for painting my armor, i got, Tamiya Camel Yellow and Britsih Green ( As advised by T-Visor on different thread) Also i got Humbrol masking fluid.

    I started my painting with the diamond peice as a test, this is where i ran in to trouble . The paint leaked under the masking tape i put in place, the paint was all bubbled and to me it looks the wrong colour I think i may have jumped the gun My Dad suggested that i get some matt varnish to dull it down, anyone used this?

    Pics below of the masking fluid, maksing process and painting error.

    Thanks for looking

    DA
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    Oooh, all to bad mate.

    Maybe you check for another kind of masking fluid. I used Humbrol stuff earlier on model kits and wasn´t very impressed with them. Repainted everything with acryls later.

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    I used a humbrol spray for my armor and it came out really well. Its probably one of the closest pre-mixed UK paints you can get, I think it was humbrol matt olive.
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    Re: New Armor

    pah! Who said it wouldn't work! I painted my abdomen plate then left it to dry. Then pulled off the masking fluid, and voila, instant battle damage! As i pulled it off the paint flaked and gave it a more 'natural' look. I just need to add the the yellow and matt it.

    I think its ok 8)

    DA
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