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    Jun 4, 2008, 10:53 PM - ROTJ armor paint up #1

    hey guys im almost finished my ROTJ armor i have the knees and shoulders to finished but thought i post the rest. I just started painting this will be my first set of armor. I cant wait to do another if i get the chance.. there is a ton of great resources on here and would to say thanks to all the TDH members who have contributed resources and info.

    TDH KICKS@SS!!!!!


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    Shoulder armor and kness (STILL WORKING ON) and i messed on the HOLES!!!!! DOHHHHHHH!!!!!
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    Jun 4, 2008, 11:09 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #2

    awesome job! i like the black splatter and uneven black mist on the edges... that's a detail i completely missed my first time 'round.

    nicely done
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    Jun 4, 2008, 11:42 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #3

    I'm curious, how do you achieve the splatter effect?
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    Jun 4, 2008, 11:46 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #4

    i tried a tooth brush.... but its very hard to control
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    Jun 4, 2008, 11:51 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #5

    so you just literally splattered it with a toothbrush? was it spray paint or acrylic paint? It's an amazing paint job you've got there. I wish mine was a nice!
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    Jun 4, 2008, 11:54 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #6

    Quote jawafive said: View Post
    I'm curious, how do you achieve the splatter effect?
    The way I did it on mine;
    use a rattle can that is "empty"
    it's not really empty-empty, but really close
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    Jun 4, 2008, 11:54 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #7

    yep with a tooth brush... i used acrylic, i practic alot before trying on a scrap piece of sintra to see how the paint will lay.
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    Jun 4, 2008, 11:55 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #8

    toothbrush or kitchen type scrub brush both work. anything with stiff bristles. i use acrylic for that, since if i mess up i can wipe it off while its still wet
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    Jun 5, 2008, 12:07 AM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #9

    thanks guys and sorry for the hijack!
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    Jun 5, 2008, 3:22 AM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #10

    Gbeef - Nice! I love the layered paintjob / tones and overall misting... very impressive bro, you should be very proud. 8)
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    Jun 5, 2008, 11:39 AM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #11

    Thanks mojo.. your armor spideyfett, darthsmiller where the threads to check out. I have to go back and lay a scratch layer on the armor. and was thinking about adds a white dust layer... but im not sure...

    The AOSW looks like it has white but i cant tell because the color are off on the pictures and it was shot behind glass. So i may just leave it be and toss a scratch layer on.
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    Jun 7, 2008, 1:40 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #12

    went back over the armor with some grey.. ill post pics when its nice out ( the weather sucks out here its been raining for days!). Also here are the completed knees and shoulders.



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    Jun 7, 2008, 1:53 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #13

    Very very nice bruv...! those knees and shoulders look spot on!
    The weathering around the knee dart launchers really sets the Ali parts off...
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    Jun 7, 2008, 2:34 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #14

    WOW! Very nice paint job Jackson! I hope mine comes out half as decent as yours!
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    Jun 7, 2008, 5:56 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #15

    Thats some wonderfull weathering you've done mate!!! I can't wait to see all this completed!
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    Jun 8, 2008, 10:02 AM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #16

    Quote gbeef said: View Post
    i tried a tooth brush.... but its very hard to control
    You can go to Michele's and pick up an inexpensive fan brush, it will allow you a "finer" spatter effect. You can get the brush in a variety of sizes, from soft to rigid. I use a pencil to run the brush over to create the spatter rather than using my finger...better control

    Hope this helps for future projects

    Cheers!
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    Jun 11, 2008, 10:00 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #17

    Heres a final shot of my armor complete i went back an added some grey and scratches. Now to wait for me vest!..
    hahaha

  18. Jun 11, 2008, 10:44 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #18

    Wow dude!!!You did an awesome job on that armor.Great work!!!
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    Jun 11, 2008, 11:45 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #19

    Very nice work...
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    Jun 12, 2008, 10:25 AM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #20

    WOW...how did you do the very fine weatheron on the knee armor and on the shoulder pieces on top of the skull? Looks amazing and Congrats again. Cheers!
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    Jun 12, 2008, 3:36 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #21

    Quote slave1pilot said: View Post
    The way I did it on mine;
    use a rattle can that is "empty" it's not really empty-empty, but really close
    Me too. It splatters randomly all over the armor.
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    Jun 12, 2008, 5:23 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #22

    airburshed it on.. If you using rattle cans i would agree on the empty thing. The problem with rattle can paint is that it shoots the paint too thick... You may want to stand back.. also look into kyrlons new line they have a new nossle that is adjustable. Ive used them on my jet pack and primers. and the jet or spray is more consistant.
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    Jun 12, 2008, 6:21 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #23

    Quote webchief said: View Post
    Me too. It splatters randomly all over the armor.
    That's how I did mine years ago. I can't wait until I get the UPGRADE BUG when I start upgrading mine, wich is a BM armor, with some mods of my own to fit my body.

    Feels like DEJAVú once again....painting armor and jet pack, after 5 years.
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    Jun 12, 2008, 6:25 PM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #24

    Seroiusly check out kylons new can line there nossles ARE GOLD!. There cans were acutally showcase in popluar mechnics magazine. Also you may want to try masking the area with news paper. If you checkout youtube watch how airbrush artist spray there artwork. They hold out a piece of paper or cardboard to block paint. I did this with my jet pack.
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    Jun 13, 2008, 12:51 AM - Re: ROTJ armor paint up #25

    Great paintjob there. I hope you're able to fix the knees!

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