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ROTJ armor (all the green is done!!!!)

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    ROTJ armor (all the green is done!!!!)

    I just thought Id share where Im at with my armor. This is after doing the silver layer with an airbrush and Humbrol #11

    Does this look acceptable? :-) Im doing a full layer of yellow next (just need to wait til the last part cures fully).

    You can also see the pencil outline for the scarring on some of the pieces. Ive tried to replicate the scarring from the MoM reference pics to some extend at least.

    Last edited by cr4nky; Jan 19, 2009 at 9:22 AM.

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Im seriously impressed! That looks great man. I wish I had the talent.

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Thanks!

    Ive never done this before, so this is my first attempt. So far Im happy with the progress. But greater challenges lie ahead... :-)

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Are you gonna put a piece behind the diamond to fill the back of the cut out part?

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    I thought Id just glue on a piece of sheet metal or something from behind. As far as I can tell from the pics it metal at least.

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Yeah that would be cool. How long did it take you to make that set?

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Cutting out the pieces and forming them was done in an evening. I did the priming and painting over several days, just to let my wife have a pause from the paintsmell every once in a while. But the process up to this stage can easily be done in two full evenings. Id estimate about 10-12 hours of work all together if you keep at it.

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    for your first try you are looking like a seasoned veteran great job so far!!

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Thanks for the kind words!

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Wow! That armor really looks great, man! Keep posting your progress.

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    WOW....

    That looks awesome for sintra!

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    UPDATE:

    Painted the yellow layer on the chest and collar today. I was afraid the yellow was a bit off, but when I painted topically on the MLC pieces it looks ok.

    Check out the pics (next up is doing the green):



    The MLC pieces weathered:




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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Great looking stuff man! Keep up the good work!

    G-Fett

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Thanks!

    Painting the green sometime this coming week. Ill post an update when its done:-)

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Man who hooked you up with the MLC armor? LOL. Great job man. Cant wait to see it finished.

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    That would be you bud!! Hehe. And thankful I am! It all fits and is a good reference for when Im mixing my greens for the next layer

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Ok, I'm on the verge of getting going with the green stuff. I've tried searching all around without really coming up with an answer. I know some people just eyeball the color (seeing as pictures don't always show you the right shade). I've got some armor pieces that are spruce green and I'm thinking about trying to match that color by mixing some humbrol. But would I also ned another shade of green on top of that as well?

    I have humbrol #76 which looks ok. Does anyone have a definitive humbrol paintlist for ROTJ armor?

    Worst case and I'll just sand it down and do it again. But I'd like to skip that part, if I can :-) Any help would be appreciated!

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Wow...really nice shaped armour you got there! I'd be interested in how you got the right shape for the chest plates? - I'm working on a custom mando armour and mine just doesn't want to shape propperly

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    I just heated it in the oven at around 80 degrees centigrade for 5-10 mins, shaped it with my hands and put it in cold water. Voil!

    I'm considering offering these at a later time, depending on what I'll have to pay for the sintra as opposed to what it costs in other parts of the world. We'll see how that fares at a later time though. Gotta finish up Boba first:-)

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Ok. Finally got to paint my chest green!!

    Here's a couple of pics. I'm looking to get soe feedback on the color especially, but any comments are welcome:-) This is my first paintjob ever, so keep that in mind please :-)

    I added some scratches, they look a little more protruding than they really are becuase of the flash though.

    Here we go:



    Last edited by cr4nky; Jan 16, 2009 at 5:38 PM. Reason: Pics

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor

    Looks good man!

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    Re: Sintra chestarmor UPDATED (again) 01/17/09

    Got the pieces misted black and added the chest decal. And yes, I know the diamond is missing. I can't find it after my wife cleaned the house...

    I still need to do the black wash and seal the deal with a clear cote. Probably get that done tomorrow. Stay tuned

    Here's the pics:








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    Re: Sintra chestarmor ROTJ UPDATED 01/17/09

    I'm kinda impatient, so I got the black wash done today as well. The prepeinted MLC pieces are now more the same color as my own paintjob, and with a dull clearcote I should be fine :-) Check out the pics:






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    Re: ROTJ armor (all the green is done!!!!)

    Any feedback is welcome guys :-)

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    Re: ROTJ armor (all the green is done!!!!)

    I think it looks great man!

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