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Resculpting my Fett armor

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    I LOVE this thread. Seeing all the detail and the quality you put into these pieces is so awesome. Its great getting on and seeing this thread has new posts in it.

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Man, people certainly can't accuse you of being lazy! Great work!

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Thank you very much guys!
    I've still got a bit of work to do, but definitely much more on the way

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    That's looking great! Keep it up!

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Thank you GCN

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    I made some more progress this week. I essentially finished all the secondary weathering and battle damage on the shells and flamethrower utilizing a combination of sanding, scratching/scraping, more spot chipping, pastel chalk brushing, black wash and airbrushing then topped it all off with a matte finish. I finished installing the flamethrower nozzles and added more switches, darts, and other greeblies to the shells. I'm still waiting on 2 momentary switches for the flamethrower I picked up on eBay to arrive. After I install those, I'll attach the flamethrower to the left gaunt and then install another toggle looking switch to the back of the left gaunt (near the red pilot light). The right gaunt is basically completed. Here's pics of everything:










    All accessories on the right gaunt are attached with screws (predrilled holes into the resin pieces). I was skeptical about this at first but once I tightened everything down it all cinched up nice and snug for a great fit. Super sturdy too










    I acquired this beautiful casting of a glenross dental expander from a good buddy in Arizona. I was very pleased to get this very difficult to find item from him..and such a great casting too






    That's it for now until I get those switches I'm waiting for in the mail. Up next I'll be continuing work on the left gaunt rocket. I stripped down the old one and re primed and painted it. It sits in silver for now. I've just got to trace and mask it next.

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Looks great. Cant wait to get mine!

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    Thanks buddy!
    Here's a few more pics of the rocket I knocked out today. Thanks to Richard (some guy named Lor) for hooking me up with some copper paint that I needed for the tip.




    Up next, I need to attach the flamethrower to the left gaunt and add the momentary rendar type switches and the rear switch looking greeblie and these babies will be done!

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    Here's a quick little update. This **** thing took about 20 minutes to install cause I had a hard time getting my fingers inside the flamethrower to screw on the nut. I wanted that end inside the flamethrower so they weren't poking me while wearing the gaunts







    Now just waiting on three switches to arrive in the mail and these babies will be DONE!

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Outstanding job!!!!

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Thanks buddy

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Outstanding indeed! Where were you 3 years ago when absolutely no one made gauntlets?

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Thanks GCN
    LOL well let me see, I was still very new to costuming and had just finished assembling my first Fett. I had never even DREAMED of sculpting my own armor after that. I had done very little sculpting for very basic shapes for some molds that I needed for my model scratchbuilding that I was heavy into at the time, but that was it.

    I then recently got involved with the mercs (just over a year ago) and decided to give it a shot. I still need to go back and resculpt a few pieces (in particular the backplate), so I know I still have a long way to go to get where I want to be, but it's getting there. Thanks for hangin out and reading the thread..all of you
    More to come!

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Looking dapa,
    I was only kidding about the red
    Black and or white as the real ones were white vacformed,
    Very sweet work

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    jinto said: View Post
    Looking dapa,
    I was only kidding about the red
    Very sweet work
    Haha yeah I know just giving you a hard time back lol. Thanks for the comment boss!

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Insane man, just insane. Love the thread. Can't wait for my back plate. PM sent btw.

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    Thanks Michael! PM replied
    Well, since I'm here I might as well update this thread some more. I finally got all of the last of the switches in and got them installed. I'm calling these gauntlets DONE! Take a look:





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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Once I got the gauntlets out of the way, it was time to move on to the rest of the body armor. So, that being said, here we go:

    This is the very same armor that I make for everyone else. I can honestly say that I'm not only the president, but I'm also a client :P
    The very first thing I had to do was shape the armor to my body. This required a heat gun, a few clamps and some patience. I didn't take pics of this part, but when I get to the backplate you'll see how it was done. After that was completed, I repeated the same process I did on the knees - Sand, prime, sand again, silver, and then matte coat sealer






    After that, everything goes under bauhaus gold, then sanded smooth again and shot with matte finish again

    Before that was painted, however, the silver areas were already masked off


    Up next I lightly traced with a pencil the areas of the yellow that will remain exposed


    After that is completed, the masking fluid is applied to those areas only (no need to remask the silver masked areas)









    These are all now ready for some layers of green for the final topcoat...the ab plate will get a different color of green and masked off. Here's a few shots of that masking insanity


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    After that, I hit it with a few layers of the proper green and then peeled off the masking fluid (also very time consuming)













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    The wheat logo was also done with a 3 layer/part stencil. I realized afterwards that I made it too large, but it's staying put now :P


    Then I went back to the armor to weather it and add the Fett clan logo. Same stencil process as the Jaing skull on the shoulder, then weathered afterwards

    Now everything's weathered though it's a little hard to see in the pics










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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Here's some more pics outside in sunlight on the vest






    Up next: Backplate, where I will go into GREAT detail on the painting, masking, and weathering process! Stay tuned!

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    As always. Looks stunning Will.

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Looking swank , Have you or any one else completed a fett using all your parts ?

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    Thank you so much guys! I believe I am the only one who has completed a Fett using ALL my armor (there's been one or two who have completed Fett's using a few of my pieces). After I post pics of the backplate, I'll show completed pics with me in the armor all together

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    Re: Resculpting my Fett armor

    what color did u use on the shoulder bells? All my colors I gave u looks like very good job BTW

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