So I've spent the better half of a year putting together an ROTJ SE Fett, and I decided it was finally time to get the hardy task of painting the jet pack out of the way. I've been putting it off for so long because it can be quite an intimidating project to take on, but I wanted to share my progress to hopefully encouraged anyone else out there that they can tackle this task no problem!
That said I am a complete newbie in regards to this type of artwork, and although this is my first jet pack paint job it's been going well so far that I finally felt confident enough to share it with you all! Anyways, I started out with a Man of War jet pack (well worth the money, Christian was incredibly professional and an extreme pleasure to buy from), I don't have any pictures of the assembly process but after cleaning the parts a little super glue is all it takes to piece the beast together! The two threads that have served as my guides for this have been dolioshmolio's and darkartist81's, so give them a look to see some really amazing work!
So let us begin! The first step is the easiest: Prime the pack, sand the primer, put on an aluminum coat, then some clear matte sealer to dull and protect. I just use regular Rustoleum primer, aluminum, and sealer for this part, nothing too special yet! The sealer in the aluminum, as you may know, makes that pretty much the base layer so any detail scratches you put on later will got through the top paint on (hopefully) not the silver coat if you're gentle! (Also if I screw up the image attachments you'll have to forgive me, still working out the system!).