Major parts together.
Major parts together.
More together, needs filler here 'n' there next. No stock greebs to ease stock painting.
Finished, barring clear coat post customer approval :)
Another blaster in process.
WOW congratulations !
i want the same !!!
Here is the finished paintjob, a bit of a departure from my usual scheme that i consider to be an 'as seen on screen'. This one is replicating the prop as seen in pics from the exhibition that are on a thread here.
The pics were taken under artificial light with a flash as its dark outside, so don't really show the proper relative colours (brown too prominent, light grey looking white etc.). It is a good copy of the ex pics - honest!
Looks awesome SAS... as always!
wrong thread but I got my camera back and will be showing my ESB recipe... ;)
Ill believe ya SAS :p
im thinking after my rather large and expensive BM order, you may be the person to talk to about getting an EE-3 Made up for me :p btw PM sent
That's the ee3 blaster that I like!
Natural light, no flash - a bit more representative.
The rotj ee3 blaster is here!
Oh so good! An awesome boba fett blaster: sturdy, very detailed, terrific paintjob. Very pleased, thank you!
And happy holidays to you and yours!
Another WIP for a member. Needs a spot of filling and fettling then its onto painting.
Spray the whole thing GW Chaos Black, then split it in half (assuming its my kit) to make it easier to handle.
Using a GW tank brush and watery GW Bestial Brown paint the stock with long strokes lengthwise following the grain. Start on one side and work your way round until you get back to the start, then do it again with less water mixed in. Repeat this a few times reducing the water until you are using neat paint.
The aim is to build up layers of streaks not necesarily covering the black basecoat.
You might find the paint is very orangey when wet, don't worry as it will dry to a dull brown.
Allow the paint to mostly dry, but no need to leave for a long time as the ink will blend the paint a little. Next use GW Flesh Wash Ink, coat the entire stock going round as before, once it is all inked keep going round without adding fresh ink. If you are in a reasonably warm room the ink will dry as you go round and the brush strokes will add subtle texture. If you want a darker brown add another coat of ink exactly as you did above.
Once happy, use GW black ink - just dip the very tip of your brush in the pot and apply a streak to the stock then add some flesh wash to your brush and spread the black over a wider area this will darken the wood further. Be mindful the black ink is VERY strong so use sparingly.
First pic is wet ink, last pic is the finished article, ink leaves a nice sheen.
Onto the rest, use GW Boltgun Metal and drybrush the whole of the body except for the smooth area around the edge of the grip plate, the very ends of the scope and the windage adjust knobs. Pay attention to where wear would occur, once your brush is hardly leaving any paint do the open flat areas to just give them a metallic sheen.
Now mix a little GW Skull white and black and paint grey patches just above the bomb rack greebly, also apply some on the two fins on the plain central band.
Note the pic doesn't show the grey patches :o
Let the metal dry for a bit and then apply very watery bestial brown all over the body, use more pigment in some areas and allow it to collect in nooks and cranies etc. Swirl, splodge and swipe - go for it! Again this will look horribly orange while wet but will dry darker. Allow to dry, meanwhile do the stock greebs the same if you haven't already.
Y'can see where I have left the grip plate edge black and just see the grey patch above the rack and on the fin.
Here's what you should now have. At this point I GW spray Purity seal the whole thing and once dry, paint GW ardcoat gloss (varnish) on to the black edge of the grip plate, ends of the scope and tops of the windage knobs.
Do it this way round otherwise the purity seal will dull the gloss finish of the ardcoat.
If you want you can muddy the stock up in a similar way to the body (leaving out the metal drybrush obviously).
Got my ROTJ EE-3 kit today...can't wait to work on it! Thanks Simon!
Did my parts get shipped? :confused
Here's another parts set for an Irish Fett.
Yes that would be me!! Received and in the process of cleaning up. Thanks Si
Another finished ROTJ for an Aussie Fett.
A slightly less grubby ROTJ for a US Fett:
Two more WIPs with further kits hovering in the background.
Two now done and posted for approval (CT&BC).
nice webley in the upper left. that a mk IV? :thumbsup real nice paint jobs on those ROTJs
Bad ***! Looks perfect mate. Can't wait to see it!
Great job nice looking cast keep up the good work
Hi there Sidewinder, I would love one of your blasters! PM sent
'Nother buildup in progress, putty, paint, post, DONE.
Finished for DH approval.
your stuff is first class Simon and communication is great...Can't wait to see it in person
Just wondering about the cost of one of these bad boys. You can PM me if you wish. I've emailed Hyperfirm but have had no reply yet. Just trying to compare, although quality-wise I think you have them....Thanks.
"Sidewinder" save me, I picked up a ROTJ EE-3 blaster kit from this other guy....his name was "Sidebinder"My Bad, piece O junk kit. Lesson learned. I clicked on your link to pick up a kit I can build and paint myself...hmmmm got error message
PWP - 404 Error
This Page Cannot Be Found
Oops, sorry we don't seem to be able to find the page you're are looking for
Yeah the website is being redone so the link might be broken - i'll sort it.
Got any more info on this dodgy character?? (PM me if u wish)
the rotj blaster kit arrived yesterday
and i would just like to say what an excellent job you have done
many thanks :thumbsup
These Blasters are fantastic! Amazing Job Sidewinder!
I'll be at Dragon Con this year on the lookout for Fetts carrying my blasters, i'll be mostly with the Aliens guys, so if some Brit wierdo comes up to you pointing at your blaster it could be me!
One of four builds in progress.
I'm now using a two part mold for the stock bracket meaning more accurate + less sanding etc. :thumbsup
Looking great Simon, any updates?
Yours are at the same stage.
Exhibition style x2
With/without flash - without flash is bit blurred but shows colours better i think.
Another ROTJ done for an AusFett. Pics with/without flash.
Very nice! PM sent. ;)
Arrived home today to find a package from the UK sitting on my bed. Inside obviously was the beautiful blaster you can see in the pics just above. The stock is amazing. Can't wait to get out and troop with it.
WIP for a US Fett.
Wow! Nathan was right. Great accuracy so far and clean lines. Can't wait to see the completed "down and dirty" version. Thanks for the WIP teaser. Awesome!!!!
Pm and paypal sent for ROTJ EE3 kit.
For those using my paint method shown earlier in this thread GW's Flesh Wash is no longer made and hard to find. However, I've found a replacement in the form of Vallejo's Game Ink - #72093 Skin Wash. Dark streaks can be added in using #72094 Black. Both of these are in dropper bottles so they can be used economically by dropping onto the stock direct or the brush and then blended in. I'm trying it for the first time now and so far the results look good. Disadvantage? Smells a bit like disinfectant or some other medical product :)
Latest now done and dropped in muddy puddle.
Really nice!!! Another Sidewinder masterpiece! ;)
Wow. That's even dirtier and grimier than I expected! And by that, I mean it's even better than I expected. I LOVE IT!
Thanks for taking your time with it Simon. The quality shows. Flawless.
Can't wait to put my hands on it.
Wow; amazing craftsmanship. I'm so glad I went with Sidewinder. I hope mine is coming up soon! :)
Hey Sidewinder how much would it be for just the ROTJ barrel??
Cant wait for next payday...all i Have left is this little guy and a JP to order
Derek, this one's yours. Has the first casting from my new barrel mold as the old one literally fellt to pieces.
Apologies to all those waiting on kits and parts and builds etc. I'm going as fast as i can.
Finished pieces are being supplied broken down (stock/grip/barrel) as usual but I am also now leaving the scope unnattached for shipping purposes. For trooping it should be glued (epoxy or s'glue) for added strength, but if only for display it can be simply clipped in place.
LOVE IT! You sir are a true artisan. Please send it on over the pond! Thanks again!
Got my blaster today and all I can say is, "WOW." I am stunned at the quality craftsmanship. It has instantly become my favorite prop. Thanks bro!
You're welcome matey and I appreciate the 'wow' :)
Two more finished ROTJs for Nick and Tristan
cool... anyupdates of mine :D ?
Hey mate they look absolutely amazing. Thanks so much!!! Can't wait to see it in person. You are a champ.
Holy cow...its lookin fantastic. You've done a great job SAS. It was a good decision to buy one from you instead the one from MR. Thank you Sir.
Got my genuine webley stock and grips through, cant wait to get my EE3 kit to bring it all to life :) Whats the ETA on these now bro?
Casting parts at the mo Marcel, yours included, this or next week.
Still pumping out the ROTJs, Mike this is the first of the three you ordered.
I LOVE YOU BROTHER :)
So is it correct to have the stock a wood color? There arent any good photos in the gallery
Pausing the action just after Fett lands but before Luke chops it u can see the whole blaster is a dirty browny colour. The(my) stock is cast from a real wood stock so the castings have a grained effect, it makes sense for it to have a wood pattern on it IMO so this is what i do and then i put some muck effect in patches over the top.
Yeh i was just wondering in the gallery one of the stocks on the star wars celebration pics...it looked weird almost like the stock was plastic....no worries. I have one of your kits at home havent gotten to see it but the wife has lol. Cant wait to see it
Cool cant wait to start on it, cheers mate
Just to show peeps progress being made.
Nice ones ^^
Whos are them?
Love seeing progress, means mine is that much closer to production =)
Personally, I like the wood look.
Mike this is your second ROTJ. This pic was taken outside in daylight.
Another ROTJ done, this for Dark-Side.
Pics taken outside, no flash.
really really nice!:thumbsup
Mike, mine is prettier!!!!;) :lol:lol:lol
Pair of ROTJ WIP for Oscar and Rick.
Wow... Great !!! Can't wait to see when it's painted and weathered :D
Your wish granted!
Taken outside in natural sunlight (on Jabba's patio).
Beautiful! Totaly awsome work ! I can't thank you enought ! Please tell me when it's shipped :D
FYI, PayPal and PM sent for ROTJ EE-3 kit. Just covering all my bases:)
Four ROTJ in progress, this will complete all my current ROTJ orders. A bit of putty then final assembly and paint required.
Apologies for the awful pic.
Excellent news, can't wait myself! Thanks ;)
All 4 Done. Phew. Pic taken outside in the sunshine.
looks awesome !!!
can't wait to have mine in hands :)
Ta m8. 3 out of 4 blasters posted and track#s PMed, remaining one out tommorow.
That news just made my weekend, thanks SAS cannot wait to receive it. ;)
Got mine today, the attention to detail is just stunning. Absolutely impeccable work. Thank you SAS
Just received mine :love
I'm so happy :D
Still have not begun to assemble mine (weather has been stinking here) but by all means have a bump on me ;)
Got mine today and it is freakin' AWESOME!!! SAS rocks!
you all suck! jk. i wish i could afford one :( :(
Here's a black one for BM.
Got mine today! Thanks for an easy transaction and great product.
Two kits-in-a-box for US and Euro Fetts